2020 Midwest Radiation Oncology Symposium

2020 Midwest Radiation Oncology Symposium

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19 and our desire to slow its progression, the UNMC Center for Continuing Education has made the difficult decision to postpone the Midwest Radiation Oncology Symposium from April 18-19 to August 22-23, 2020. We hope you will be able to join us then.

If you registered for the April 18-19 event, please check your email for instructions on how to transfer or cancel your registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeannie Trichel.


NEW DATES! 

Saturday, August 22 • 7 am - 5 pm US CDT
Sunday, August 23 • 7 am - 5:30 pm US CDT

Available on-site and via live web stream.

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This symposium is to provide all members of the interdisciplinary oncology team with education and training on recent advances in radiation oncology, physics, and biology. It will also cover the role of radiation therapy in multidisciplinary cancer care. Additionally, it will provide up-to-date information to referring physicians seeking to transfer their patients to the oncology team.

Agenda


Target Audience

This symposium is intended for radiation, medical and surgical oncologists; oncology nurses; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; medical physicists; dosimetrists; radiation therapists; fellows, residents, and students who work with patients diagnosed with various cancers.


Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Discuss advances in the management of prostate, pancreatic, breast, oropharyngeal, glioblastoma and GYN cancers, as well as brain metastases
  2. Explain recent technological advances in radiation therapy such as artificial intelligence, FLASH radiotherapy, radiomics, advanced imaging modalities, adaptive radiotherapy, and auto-planning
  3. Describe recent updates in tumor biology, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and radioprotectors
  4. Examine the role of each member of the interdisciplinary oncology team, including physicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, and nurses, and how recent technological advancements enhance and challenge these roles in cancer care

Continuing Education Credits

PHYSICIANS

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Saturday Session

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Sunday Session

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Both Days

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Saturday Session

This activity is provided for 7.5 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

Sunday Session

This activity is provided for 7.75 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

Both Days

This activity is provided for 15.25 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

RADIATION TECHNOLOGISTS

This activity has been approved by ASRT for 18.25 Category A credits.

Saturday Session – 8.75 credits
Sunday Session – 9.50 credits

Participant must attend the full Saturday and/or full Sunday session to get credit. 

DOSIMETRISTS

This activity has applied to the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) and has been approved for 15.50 credits. See breakdown of credits

PHYSICISTS

This activity has applied to CAMPEP and has been approved for 15.11 MPCEC hours. See breakdown of credits