Introduction to Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Training Course- January 18-21, 2021

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
Course opens: 
10/01/2020
Course expires: 
03/20/2021
Cost:
$6,500.00
Rating: 
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Webinar
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
Jacqueline Grass
Radiation Oncology Program Coordinator, Department of Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
JacqueliGr@baptisthealth.net | 786-527-7909


FACULTY LIST

Kevin J. Abrams, M.D. - Medical Director of Neuroradiology and MRI, Chief of Radiology, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Haley R. Appel, PA-C, MMS - Physician Assistant, Miami Cancer Institute 
Denise C. Aponte, RT(T) - Radiation Therapist Auditor, Miami Cancer Institute 
Michael D. Chuong, M.D., FACRO – Director of Proton Therapy, Director of MR-Guided Radiation Therapy, Director of Radiation Oncology Clinical Research, Miami Cancer Institute 
Alonso N. Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA - Assistant Vice President, Chief Physicist, Miami Cancer Institute
Matthew D. Hall, M.D., MBA - Lead Pediatric Radiation Oncologist, Director of Live Like Bella® Pediatric Radiation Oncology Program, Miami Cancer Institute
Susan E. Lohman, R.N., BSN – Manager, RNCA Neuroscience Applications, Elekta
Clare Morales, RN, BSN – Expert Nurse, Miami Cancer Institute 
Toba Niazi, MD - Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Director of Neuro-Oncology Program, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Yazmin Odia, MD, MS, FAAN - Chief of Neuro-Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute 
Vitaly Siomin, MD, FAANS - Medical Director of Brain Tumor Program, Miami Neuroscience Institute
Ranjini Tolakanahalli, PhD, DABR – Senior Physicist, Miami Cancer Institute 
D Jay Wieczorek, PhD - Senior Physicist, Miami Cancer Institute 

 

Relevant Financial Relationships

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 and Cleerly.
Michael D. Chuong, M.D., FACRO, has received grant/research support from ViewRay, Inc. and Astra Zeneca; is on the Advisory Board of ViewRay, Inc. and serves on the Speakers’ Bureau for Accuray, Inc., ViewRay, Inc., and Sirtex.
Matthew D. Hall, M.D., MBA, has received honorariums from Accuray, Inc. and ViewRay, Inc.
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D., has received honorariums from Elekta, Elsevier and Accuray, Inc., and serves on the Clinical Advisory Boards for Accuray, Inc., Novocure and Abbvie.
Susan Lohman, R.N., BSN, is an employee of Elekta.
Michael W. McDermott, M.D., is a consultant for Deinde Medical.
Minesh P. Mehta, M.D., FASTRO, is on the Board of Directors for Oncoceutics, serves on the Medical Advisory Boards for Colby, Stemina and Procertus and is a consultant for Celgene, Tocagen, Abbvie and Astra Zeneca.

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
Alonso N. Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA
Clare Morales, R.N., BSN
Toba Niazi, M.D.
Yazmin Odia, 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).

Price

Cost:
$6,500.00
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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 Jacqueline Grass, Radiation Oncology Program Coordinator, at JacqueliGr@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. 

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