Head and Neck - Refresher 2022
This is a lecture-based educational format designed to update participants on the latest evidence-based practice recommendations for head and neck cancer radiation therapy. Scientific updates which inform practice as well as technological advances which are relevant to best outcomes for patients will be addressed. Participants will be offered opportunities for self-assessment to test their knowledge and will be equipped with guidance and references to address their gaps in knowledge or understanding.
This activity is available from June 6, 2022, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 5, 2025.
This activity was originally recorded at ASTRO’s virtual 2022 ASTRO Annual Refresher Course, March 27-27, 2022.
The activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents, physicists, radiation therapists and dosimetrists.
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
- Select appropriate radiation dose and fractionation schedules for early and advanced-stage nasopharynx, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx cancer patients.
- Coordinate surgery timing and chemotherapy if needed into the management of oral cavity, larynx, and hypopharynx cancer patients who will require postoperative radiation therapy.
- Carry out target delineation for intensity modulated radiation therapy planning according to standard international guidelines.
Sue Yom, MD is employed by UCSF Bakar Precision Medicine Cancer Center/University of California and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Education and CME/MOC Committees 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.
- 1.50 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
- 1.50 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 1.50 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 1.50 self-assessment credits.
ASTRO members must log in to the ASTRO website to view and receive the discounted member rate.
- Nonmember: $105
- Member: $55
No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for participants, including those who for any reason, have not completed the course by the end of the qualification date. The qualification date for each course is listed in the course catalog on the ASTRO website under availability.
Participants using ASTRO's online courses to satisfy the requirement of a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program should verify the number, type and availability dates of any course before making a purchase. No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for participants who have purchased courses that do not align with their MOC requirement.
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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