Program

  • Program Content/Format

    This course is designed to provide clinicians in practice and trainees with a comprehensive review and update of the clinical practice parameters across most sub-disciplines of radiation oncology. The course will review key evidence that forms the basis for current clinical practice guidelines and trends in new approaches that may be paradigm shifting areas. Additionally, the course will cover basic and applied radiobiological and physics principles that are relevant to and may explain results being obtained with current clinical practices.

    Statement of Need

    The field of cancer is a rapidly evolving field with new treatment approaches moving to clinic on a daily basis. Equally important, treatment approaches become obsolete and perhaps even contra-indicated once new therapies are adopted. Thus there exists a significant need for the practicing clinician to stay abreast of current practice paradigms and emerging clinical evidence and develop in-depth understanding of the physical or biological phenomena underpinning such advances.

    Program Objectives

    Upon completion of this live activity, attendees should be able to do the following:

    • Explain the standard therapeutic approach to patients most commonly encountered in a radiation oncology clinic.
    • Describe the radiobiological and physical principles that inform current clinical therapeutic paradigms.

    Elements of Competence

    This educational forum has been designed to narrow the competency gap of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, evidence-based practice and commitment to lifelong learning, five of the 15 core competencies embraced by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Institute of Medicine.

    Target Audience

    The meeting is designed to meet the interests of practicing radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, medical and clinical physicists, nurses and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.