Principles and Practice of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Perfexion and ICON Training July 6-10, 2020
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.
Physician Faculty Elekta Instructors 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) Senior Field Service Engineer, Greg Bednarz, Ph.D. (GB) Jonet Vacsulka, RN, BSN Jong Kim, Ph.D. (JK) Devorah Willaman, RN Mark Geminetti, RN Nancy Bastine, RN Katie Grossman, RN
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