Principles and Practice of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Perfexion and ICON Training March 9-13, 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.
(Approximate Daily Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Monday Stereotaxy and Gamma Knife® Principles
Tuesday Physics, Radiobiology, Dose-Planning, MetastaticTumors, Acoustic Neuromas
Wednesday AVMs, Meningiomas and Skull Base Tumors
Thursday Pituitary Disorders, Anesthesia, NRC Issues, Dose Selection
Friday Advanced Indications
A special rate of $129.00/night for course participants at the Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh/Oakland. We will reserve a single room in your name upon receiving a registration form with arrival and departure dates. If you are bringing a companion or have a special rooming request, please let us know when registering. An executive floor room can be arranged. The hotel is located within walking distance of the campus. Amenities include: free hot breakfast buffet, heated pool, work out room, laundry service and wifi.
Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh/Oakland 3341 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213Phone: (412) 621-5600Fax: (412) 621-5700
L. Dade Lunsford, MD Professor of Neurological Surgery
Ajay Niranjan, MCh, MBA Professor of Neurological Surgery
Edward A. Monaco, III, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
John C. Flickinger, MD Professor of Radiation Oncology
Peter Gerszten, MD, MPH Professor of Neurological Surgery
J. Greenberg, MD Assistant Professor of Anesthesia Medical Physics
Michael Sheetz, MS, CHP Director, Radiation Safety
Greg Bednarz, PhD
Jong Kim, PhD
Jonet Vacsulka, BSN
Susan E. Lohman, RN, CNOR (Elekta)
Jay Forsythe, CMD, RT (Elekta)
Andy Lunsford Senior Field Service Engineer (Elekta)
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 49.5 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.
- 49.50 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.
- 49.50 Attendance