Introduction to Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Training Course

Miami, FL US
February 14, 2022 to February 17, 2022

The Miami Cancer Institute Department of Radiation Oncology and the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine are pleased to present this Introduction to Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery Training Course for radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical physicists, neuro-otolaryngologists, and other healthcare professionals interested in Gamma Knife radiosurgery training.

This educational program provides an opportunity to enhance the practitioner’s knowledge about the practical aspects of stereotactic radiosurgery using the Gamma Knife IconTM. Participants will review clinical implications and clinical outcomes of radiosurgery, identify radiation safety principals, and apply treatment planning considerations and principals of stereotactic radiosurgery treatment hardware. As part of Miami Cancer Institute’s internationally recognized radiation oncology program, our team of experts offers a non-surgical radiation treatment called Gamma Knife radiosurgery – the most modern technology available – in South Florida’s only state-of-the-art Icon Gamma Knife Center. Learn more

Complete details at MiamiCancerInstitute.com/GammaKnifeMiami

 

 

Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, medical physicists, radiation oncologists and neuro-otolaryngologists.

Authorized Training Participants (Trainees) are limited to individuals from institutions that have already purchased the Gamma Knife Icon™.  These sessions are not open to individuals from institutions that are prospective customers who seek training prior to purchasing the Gamma Knife Icon™.  

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the basic principles and physics of radiosurgery and how they relate to day-to-day patient treatment.
  • Review the clinical implications, treatment parameters and clinical outcomes of radiosurgery.
  • Identify radiation safety principles and potential issues of radiosurgery and review emergency procedures.
  • Apply principles of stereotactic frame and mask application, imaging and radiosurgery treatment hardware. ​
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 31.25 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
10/01/2020
Course expires: 
04/30/2022
Event starts: 
02/14/2022 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
02/17/2022 - 5:00pm EST
Cost:
$6,500.00
Rating: 
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Miami Cancer institute
8900 N. Kendall Dr
In person
Miami, FL 33176
United States

COURSE DIRECTORS:

Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
Chief of Radiosurgery, Director of CNS Metastasis, Department of Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
RupeshK@BaptistHealth.net

Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.
Deputy Director and Chief of Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
Chair and Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
MineshM@BaptistHealth.net

Michael W. McDermott, M.D.
Chief Medical Executive, Miami Neuroscience Institute
Professor of Neurosurgery, Chair, Division of Neuroscience
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
MWMCD@BaptistHealth.net

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Nikki Mejia
Research Program Administrative Assistant, Department of Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
NikkiM@baptisthealth.net | 786-527-7909


FACULTY LIST

The following individuals involved in the planning, development, review, presentation, authoring and/or editing of the course content have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and the CME Department has resolved these potential conflicts of interest. Their presentation(s) will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Kevin J. Abrams, M.D., is a consultant for Keystone Heart and a stock shareholder for Keystone Heart.
Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D. has received grant/research support from Roswell Park Cancer Foundation, Abbvie, Astra-Zeneca, Velosano, Bayer, BMS, Incyte, Merck, Mimivax, Novartis, Novocure, and Pharmacyclics.  He is a consultant with BMS, Novocure, Celularity, Elsevier, insightec, Kiyatec, and Xoft.  He is a stockholder with Minivax, Cytodyn, Doctible and MedInnovate Advisors, LLC. 
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D., has received honorariums from Elekta AB, Accuray Inc,Viewray Inc, Novocure Inc, Elseivier, and has received research support from Medtronic, B.Earth Diagnostics, Novocure, Exelixis, GT Medical, Astrazeneca, and Viewray and is on the speakers’ bureau for Novocure.
Michael W. McDermott, M.D., is a consultant for Deinde Medical.
Yazmin Odia, M.D., has received trial support from BMS and Novocure.  Dr. Odia is also on the scientific safety monitoring board with Gammatile (GT)
Carolina G. Benjamin, M.D., is a consultant with Medtronic and Stryker.  Dr. Benjamin is also a speaker with Elekta.  
Susan Lohman, is an employee with Elekta, Inc. 

 

Nothing to Disclose
The following individuals involved in the planning, development, review, presentation, authoring and/or editing of the conference content have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies. Their presentation(s) will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.
 
Denise Aponte, RT(T)
Haley R. Appel, PA-C, MMS
Michael D. Chuong, M.D., FACRO
Alonso N. Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA
Matthew D. Hall, M.D., MBA
Clare Morales, R.N., BSN
Minesh P. Mehta, M.D., FASTRO 
Toba Niazi, M.D.
Vitaly Siomin, M.D.
Ranjini Tolakanahalli, Ph.D., DABR
D. Jay Wieczorek, Ph.D.
 

Non-faculty contributors including the CME Department staff and CME Committee members and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of CME content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

 

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 30 Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits (MPCEC) by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program (CAMPEP).

Available Credit

  • 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 31.25 General certificate of attendance

Price

Cost:
$6,500.00
There are no more spaces available for this course.

COVID Protocol - Proof of Vaccination will be required when attending in-person.

ELIGIBILITY:  Participants are limited to individuals from institutions that have already purchased a Gamma Knife™.  These sessions are not open to individuals from institutions that are prospective customers who seek training prior to purchasing a Gamma Knife™. You will be asked to provide your institution affiliation during the registration process. 

Registration options for eligible participants are based on prior training. 
Eligible Participants with NO PRIOR TRAINING: Obtain a Registration Code by contacting  Nikki Mejia, Research Program Administrative Assistant, at NikkiM@baptisthealth.net or 786-527-7909. After you receive your registration code, please proceed with the registration process through the link just below. 
Eligible Participants WITH PRIOR TRAINING: Please proceed with the registration process through the link below. 
*If paying by check: Register now to reserve your place in the course.

Checks should be made payable to:
Baptist Health South Florida
ATTN: CME Dept/Gamma Knife
8900 N. Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176

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