Principles and Practice of Gamma Knife Online Training July 11-15, 2022
Through attendance at this program, registrants should obtain knowledge about the practical aspects of stereotactic radiosurgery using the Leksell Gamma Knife®. Principles of radiation physics and radiobiology, as they apply to single-session, focused, small volume irradiation will be covered. Registrants should be able to create radiosurgery dose plans for brain tumors, vascular malformations, and trigeminal neuralgia. At the close of the program, participants should be able to discuss those issues relevant to dose selection in individual patients and discuss the spectrum of complications after radiosurgery and their management.
Neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, neurootologists, nurses, and residents in training who will perform Gamma Knife™ radiosurgery.
L. Dade Lunsford, MD (LDL)
Susan E. Lohman, RN, CNOR (SL)
John C. Flickinger, MD (JCF)
Jay Forsythe, CMD, R.T.(JF)
Ajay Niranjan, M.D., MBA (AN)
Andy Lunsford (AL)
Greg Bednarz, Ph.D. (GB)
Jonet Vacsulka, RN, BSN
Jong Kim, Ph.D. (JK)
Devorah Willaman, RN
Mark Geminetti, RN
Nancy Bastine, RN
The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
Dr. Lunsford is a stockholder in AB Elekta, Stockholm, Sweden and serves on the DSMB of Insightec, makers of focused ultrasound equipment.
Ajay Niranjan, MD, MBA Consultant IRRF
Susan E. Lohman, RN, CNOR Employee Elekta Instruments, Inc.
Andrew Lunsford Employee Elekta Instruments, Inc.
Jay Forsythe, CMD, R.T. Employee Elekta Instruments, Inc.
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 50.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 50.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 50.50 Attendance
For more information:
Kelly C. Powell
UPMC - PUH
Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery
200 Lothrop Street, Suite F188
Pittsburgh PA 15213