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Objectives

  • Increase basic knowledge and clinical skills
  • Prepare candidates for written board exams
  • Provide practicing physicians with a review and update

Methods

  • Home study questions with answers and review
  • Seminar with Powerpoints and lecture-note syllabus
  • Practice test for your written exam

Radiation Oncology Review May 17 – 20, 2017 Louisville

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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This comprehensive review is designed to provide senior trainees and/or clinicians in practice a comprehensive update of clinical knowledge as well as to help them prepare for their Radiation Oncology exams (initial certification and MOC).  The 4-day course includes didactic lectures with embedded review questions for each topic, esyllabus (containing PDFs of all PowerPoint presentations), and designated Q&A sessions.  Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care as well as new concepts, treatments, and imaging approaches.  In addition, the course will cover the basic principles of radiobiology and physics that are relevant to clinical practice.  The written exams emphasize anatomy, epidemiology, etiological agents, natural history, pathology, tumor markers, initial clinical evaluation, staging, routes of spread, selection of treatment modality and techniques, surgical and chemotherapy adjuvant treatments, follow-up treatment and evaluation, patterns of failure, and normal tissue effects including complications; all of these areas will be addressed in this course

The Osler Institute is going green and providing our attendees with the latest technology to assist in their review. Each registrant will receive upon arrival at the course, a USB drive with searchable PDF copies of the presentations offered during the review. A printed syllabus can be preordered for a small additional fee.

Pediatric Radiation Oncology ** Esophageal Cancer ** Gastric Cancer ** Pancreatic Cancer ** Colorectal Cancer ** Anal Cancer ** Hepatic and Cholangio Cancer  ** Malignant Brain Tumors ** Benign Brain Tumors ** Metastases and Palliation  ** Skin Tumors ** Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Plasmacytoma ** Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma **Head and Neck Anatomy  ** General Principles ** Oropharyngeal ** Bladder Cancer ** Testis, Kidney, Ureter and Penis Cancer ** Early Stage Prostate Cancer  ** Advanced Stage Prostate Cancer ** Endometrial Cancer ** Sarcomas ** Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer ** Ovarian, Cervix and Fallopian Tubes Cancer ** Early Stage Breast Cancer ** Locally Advanced Breast Cancer ** Carcinoma in-situ and Miscellaneous ** Oral Cavity ** Larynx, Hypopharynx ** Nasopharynx ** Lung/Mediastinum

Radiation Oncology Mock Oral Course May 18 – 20, 2017 Louisville

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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hone your critical reasoning and evaluation skills in an intensive 3-day case review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, developing a management plan, and treatment approach. Emphasis is placed on the clinical management of malignant and benign disease by requiring knowledge of anatomy; epidemiology; pathology; patterns of local, regional and distal involvement; treatment modalities; radiation treatment planning; and results of treatment including prognosis and complications.

The course begins with a lecture on the critical reasoning skills and communication skills that will be emphasized during the exams to follow.  The remainder of the course consists of a series of board-relevant case reviews presented as half-hour public mock oral exams followed by faculty feedback.  Participants and faculty review one-on-one in a 25-minute simulation of the oral board process followed by faculty critique; 7-10 cases are reviewed in each 30-minute session for a total of 140-200 case reviews per day.  Course fees include participating in two complimentary public mock oral exams and observing other participants being examined – learn from doing and from observing.  Participants are matched with faculty based on their topic selections.  Participants may purchase additional mock orals if desired (public or private); however, availability may be limited within two weeks of the start of the course.  Please contact the Osler office prior to that time to insure availability. Enter Mock Oral topic preference(s) in indicated box that appears during the registration process.

Mock Oral Exam Categories
• Gastrointestinal
• Gynecologic
• Genitourinary
• Lymphoma
• Head, Neck, and Skin
• Breast
• CNS
• Pediatric
• Lung, Soft Tissue, and Bone

Radiation Oncology (Biology and Physics) June 8 – 11, 2017 Chicago

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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will be held at: A location yet to be determined.

This review of radiobiology and physics is designed to provide senior trainees and/or clinicians in practice a comprehensive update as well as to help them prepare for their Radiation Oncology written exams (initial certification and MOC).  The 4-day course includes didactic lectures with embedded review questions for each topic, esyllabus (containing PDFs of all PowerPoint presentations), and designated question and answer sessions.  Emphasis is on evidence-based practice and board-relevant standards of care – incorporating new concepts, treatments, imaging applications, and the molecular and cellular biology principles on which they are based.  Both radiation biology and physics topics are covered to include:
The Osler Institute is going green and providing our attendees with the latest technology to assist in their review. Each registrant will receive upon arrival at the course, a USB drive with searchable PDF copies of the presentations offered during the review. A printed syllabus can be preordered for a small additional fee.

 

  • Directly and Indirectly Ionizing Radiations
  • Dose Rate Effect and Repair of Damage
  • Normal and Tumor Tissue Effects
  • Direct and Indirect Effects of Radiation
  • The Oxygen Effect and Re-oxygenation
  • Acute Effects of Whole-body Irradiation
  • Radiation Effects on DNA and Chromosomes
  • Predictive Assays Effects of Radiation on the Embryo and Fetus
  • Cell Survival Curves
  • Radiosensitizers and Protectors
  • Genetic Changes from Radiation
  • Linear Energy Transfer
  • Hyperthermia Somatic Effects
  • Relative Biological Effectiveness
  • Chemotherapy Agents
  • Doses and Radiation Risk
  • Cell Sensitivity Through the Cell Cycle
  • New Modalities
  • Radiation Protection
  • Tumor Kinetics Systemic Radiation Damage
  • Molecular Biology Topic List Physics -
  • Atomic Structure and Radioactive Decay
  • Interactions of Radiation w/Matter
  • X-Ray creation and delivery I and II
  • Imaging and Simulation
  • Measurement and Calibration of X-ray beam
  • Photon Treatment Planning
  • MU Calculation
  • Heterogeneity Correction
  • Brachytherapy I and II
  • Radiation Safety
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Localization Systems
  • Particles
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation
  • Electron Treatment Planning
  • Special Procedures

Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics Syllabus (Instant Download)

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Compiled from the “Best Of” past courses based on participant feedback. This syllabus  is an excellent study guide for your examination.

Section 1:

  •  Atomic Structure and Radioactive Decay by by Rebecca Howell
  •  Interactions of Photons with Matter by Rebecca Howell
  •  X-ray Creation and Delivery by Rebecca Howell
  •  Photon Electron Beam Creation and Delivery by Rebecca Howell
  •  MU Calculations by Rebecca Howell
Section 2: 
  •  Measurements and Calibration by Eric Klein
  •  Photon treatment Planning by Eric Klein
  •  Treatment Planning Algorithms by Eric Klein
  •  Localization Systems by Eric Klein
  •  Imaging and Simulation by Rebecca Howell
  •  Brachytherapy I and II by Rebecca Howell
  •  Radiation Safety by Rebecca Howell
  •  Radiation Shielding by Rebecca Howell
Section 3:
  •  IMRT by Eric Klein
  •  Particles Therapy by Eric Klein
  •  Electrons by Eric Klein
  •  Special Procedures SBRT by Eric Klein
  •  Quality Assurance by Eric Klein
  •  Physical Interactions and Radiation Chemistry by Buck Rogers
  •  DNA Damage and DNA Repair by Girdhar Sharma
  •  Brachytherapy and Radioimmunotherapy by Buck Rogers
  •  Chromosome and Chromatid Damage by Girdhar Sharma
  Section 4: 
  •  LET and RBE by Buck Rogers
  •  Heritable Effects: effects on Embryo and Fetus by Girdhar Sharma
  •  Radioprotectors by Buck Rogers
  •  Cancer Biology by Girdhar Sharma
  •  Cell Tissue and Tumor Kinetics by Buck Rogers
  •  Dose and clinical Response for Normal tissue by Girdhar Sharma
  •  Solid Tumor Assay Systems by buck Rogers
  •  Radiation Carcinogenesis by Girdhar Sharma

Radiation Oncology Online Review

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Recorded live at our Radiation Oncology review course held May 11th -14th, 2016. Audio and accompanying presentations streamed to your phone, tablet, or desktop

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Hodgkins Lymphoma Navesh Sharma,DO,PhD Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Navesh Sharma,DO,PhD Multiple Myeloma Navesh Sharma,DO,PhD Questions and Answers Navesh Sharma,DO,PhD Metastases and Palliation Todd Swanson, MD, PhD Brain Tumors Todd Swanson, MD, PhD CNS I-II Todd Swanson, MD, PhD PhD Review Todd Swanson, MD, PhD Pediatric Radiation Oncology I-IV Victor Mangona, MD Colorectal and Anal Cancer Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD Hepatic and Cholangiocarcinoma Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD Pancreatic Cancer Ravi Shridhar,MD, PhD Gastric and Esophagus Ravi Shridhar, MD Head and Neck Neal Dunlap, MD Anatomy Neal Dunlap, MD Larynx and Hypopharynx Neal Dunlap, MD Nasopharynx Neal Dunlap, MD Oral Cavity Neal Dunlap, MD Skin Neal Dunlap, MD Lung I-III Guatam Prasad, MD, PhD Endometrial Cancer Jonathan Strauss, MD, MBA Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer I-II Jonathan Strauss, MD, MBA Early Stage Breast Cancer Jonathan Strauss, MD, MBA Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy Jonathan Strauss, MD,MBA Carcinoma-in-situ and Miscellaneous Jonathan Strauss, MD, MBA Cervical Cancer Jonathan Strauss, MD, MBA Bladder Cancer Todd Swanson, MD, PhD Testis, Kidney, Ureter Cancer Todd Swanson, MD, PhD Penis Cancer Todd Swanson, MD, PhD Early Stage Prostate Cancer Todd Swanson, MD, PhD Advance Stage Prostate Cancer Todd Swanson, MD, PhD Review Todd Swanson, MD, PhD

  • Lodging charges are not included in the registration fee. If not staying under the Osler room block at the course hotel there is a per day charge to cover the cost of the meeting space, food and beverage package plus associated fees and taxes; costs may vary by location. Said costs are all included in the Osler room block rate along with applicable room taxes.
  • Cancellation Policy: Subject to a $100 fee, refunds will be made for cancellations received at least 14 days before the course begins.