Principles and Practice of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Perfexion and ICON Training November 8-12, 2021
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.
Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies.
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 significant financial relationships with commercial entities were disclosed by:
Michael Sheetz, M.S.
Greg Bednarz, Ph.D.
Jonet Vacsulka, RN, BSN
John C. Flickinger, M.D.
Jong Kim, Ph.D.
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