2022 Annual Meeting - ASTRO/AANS Joint Session - Collaborative Approaches for Challenging CNS Cases: Neurosurgeons & Radiation Oncologists in Practice
This joint session was developed between the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). While cancer care has evolved into multi-disciplinary teams from a wide array of medical fields, at the foundation of central nervous system tumor treatment remains the dynamic relationship between radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons. This educational activity will provide the audience with a panel discussion of common yet complex CNS cases pertinent to the radiation oncology daily practice with perspective from both neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists. The clinical and radiographic details of patients with recurrent meningioma, brain metastases, and spinal metastases will be presented and discussed with respect to initial diagnoses/workup, management, and outcomes, integrating the viewpoints of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologist engaged in collaborative practices. Pre-session and post-session integrated audience polling on management scenarios will serve as panelist discussion points and allow for participant engagement.
The activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, radiation therapists, radiation dosimetrists, surgeons, nurses, pathologists and radiation oncology residents.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the added value of multi-disciplinary approach to provide CNS patient specific care.
- Describe combined neurosurgical and radiation oncology approaches to CNS tumors.
- Identify opportunities for improvement in care delivery via a collaborative treatment approach.
Isabelle Germano, MD is employed at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
Tim Harris, MD is employed at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
Christopher Cifarelli, MD is employed at West Virginia University Hospital Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology, Morgantown, WV and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
Daniel Trifiletti, MD is employed at Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
Lilyana Angelov, MD is employed at Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor & Neuro-oncology Center, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
Daniel Spratt, MD is employed at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, NJ and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Education Committee had control over the content of this activity. All relevant relationships have been mitigated.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification.
- 1.25 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
- 1.25 SA-CME
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.25 self-assessment credits.
• No refunds, extensions or substitutions will be made for those registrants who, for any reason, were unable to attend or were tardy for the session.
• No credits will be granted and no refunds, exchanges or transfers will be given to those who do not pass.
• ASTRO staff cannot make modifications to your submitted materials.
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