This comprehensive review provides senior trainees and clinicians in practice a clinical knowledge update and helps them prepare for their Radiation Oncology exams (the initial certification and MOC). This 4-day virtual course includes didactic lectures and a discussion of embedded review questions for each topic. Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care and new concepts, treatments, imaging approaches, and the principles of radiobiology and physics relevant to clinical practice. The ABR written exam emphasizes anatomy, epidemiology, etiological agents, natural history, pathology, tumor markers, initial clinical evaluation, staging, routes of spread, selection of treatment modality and techniques, surgical and adjuvant chemotherapy treatments, follow-up treatment and assessment, patterns of failure, and expected tissue effects including complications; all of these areas are addressed in this review.
The webinar will be delivered using Zoom Cloud Meetings, allowing audio and visual interaction between you and the faculty. To participate in the webinar, you need a computer with a good internet connection. With this online webinar course, you get the best of both worlds – the comfort and safety of your own home or office and the chance to learn from the Osler Faculty and your peers. In addition, all participants will receive complimentary streaming access to a course recording.
The Osler Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Osler Institute designates this Other activity (virtual interactive presentations) for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Required Physician Participation
Attend course and complete course survey to report participation hours.
Head and Neck Cancer I – III
Early Stage NSCLC, Locally Advanced NSCLC, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Rare Mediastinal Tumors
Pediatric Brain Tumors, Brain Stem Glioma, Medulloblastoma, Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors, Ependymoma, Pediatric Gliomas, Pediatric CNS Questions, Wilms Tumor, Neuroblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing’s Sarcoma, Pediatric Solid Questions
CNS Overview, Primary CNS Malignancies, CNS Metastasis of Brain, CNS Metastasis Spine, Benign disorders of CNS, Palliative Care
Early/Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer, High Risk and Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Adjuvant/Salvage Prostate Cancer
Hodgkin Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, and Solitary Plasmacytoma
Endometrial Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Vulvar Cancer
Early Stage Breast Cancer, Locally Advanced Breast Cancer, Carcinoma-in-situ and Misc (DCIS)
Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Anal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Ampullary Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), Patient Safety & Quality Improvement
At the conclusion of this course, each participant should be able to perform the following tasks for all cancers of the eleven ABR defined component areas:
- Describe the anatomy, epidemiology/etiologic agents, and natural history
- Explain the pathology and use of tumor markers
- Describe the initial clinical evaluation, staging, and routes of disease spread (local and distant)
- Summarize potential treatment modalities, including optimum beam and radiation sources, volume and dose calculations, as well as fractionation
- Discuss follow-up treatment and evaluation, patterns of failure, and expected tissue effects
- Discuss the use of multimodality therapies, including sequence, interactions, and specific agents
- Describe brachytherapy applications and issues for all disease sites
- Outline the use of palliative care for brain, hepatic and skeletal lesions, plus various obstructive scenarios
- Implement a basic program of ethics, patient safety, and quality assurance in clinical practice
The Osler Institute is so confident that our programs are the best that we guarantee: if you have utilized an Osler course and then failed the examination, you may re-enroll until you pass tuition-free. For full details see our Terms and Conditions