Principles and Practice of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Perfexion and ICON Training November 11-15, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA US
November 11, 2019 to November 15, 2019

Introduction/Intent

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.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, neurootologists, nurses, and residents in training who will perform Gamma Knife™ radiosurgery.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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
Course opens: 
07/01/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
Event starts: 
11/11/2019 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
11/15/2019 - 5:00pm

Program Overview

(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

Disclaimer Statement

The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses

Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery UPMC Presbyterian/Suite F158
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States
+1 (412) 881-0602

Travel

Accommodations

 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

Course Faculty

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

Guest Faculty

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

Nursing

Jonet Vacsulka, BSN

Technical Support

Susan E. Lohman, RN, CNOR (Elekta)

Jay Forsythe, CMD, RT (Elekta)

Andy Lunsford Senior Field Service Engineer (Elekta)

 

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

L. Dade Lunsford, MD – Is a stockholder of AB Elekta and affiliated with DSMB Insightec

Susan E. Lohman, RN, CNOR – Is an Elekta Employee

Jay Forsythe, CMD, RT – Is an Elekta Employee

Andy Lunsford Senior Field Service Engineer – Is an Elekta Employee

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.

 

CME Credits

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.

Physician (CME)

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 health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity..

Available Credit

  • 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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/01/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
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For More Information

Kelly C. Powell

Administrative Supervisor

UPMC - PUH

Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery

200 Lothrop Street, Suite F188

Pittsburgh PA 15213

412.647.7744

powellkc@upmc.edu