Geriatric Oncology: What Do Radiation Oncologists Need to Know - 2020 Annual Meeting
In this course, four expert speakers will fulfill the above educational needs by: 1) Highlighting ways in which older adults differ from younger healthier patients, and how they are under-represented in standard setting trials. 2) Describing how objective clinical and radiologic findings including sarcopenia may impact treatment outcomes. 3) Detailing how geriatric assessment tools can be used to improve patient care. 4) Educating physicians and nurses on how to implement these screening tools into their own clinics, and giving specific examples of how the Geriatric Assessment impacted treatment choices within a radiation oncology clinic.
This activity is available from March 1 2021, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 29, 2024.
This activity was originally recorded at ASTRO’s virtual 2020 Annual Meeting, October 23-28th.
The activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, nurses, and radiation oncology residents.
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
- Describe barriers to care for older adults with cancer.
- Determine the difference between a "fit" older adult versus a "frail" older adult.
- Use Geriatric Assessment screening tools in their own clinics to predict median life expectancy and make treatment decisions.
- Rachel A. Freedman, MD, MPH is employed at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
- Grant R. Williams, MD is employed at University of Alabama Birmingham Department of Medicine and receives compensation from Carevive Systems.
- Allison Magnuson, DO is employed at University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Medicine and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
- Noam A. VanderWalde, MD is employed at West Cancer Center and Research Institute, Department of Radiation Oncology and has investment interest from Vector Oncology/ Concerto Health AI.
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 Enduring material 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.
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- Nonmember: $105
- Member: $55
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The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 3 year period regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.
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