May 17 - Physics II, III and IV

Radiopharmaceutical therapies (RPTs) are increasingly utilized for treatment of prostate, neuroendocrine, thyroid and other cancers. Radiation oncologists are experts regarding the benefits and risks associated with various cancer radiotherapeutic options and are thus uniquely positioned to evaluate radiation treatment options for patients, including the use of RPTs. Radiation oncologists are designated authorized users for RPTs, but do not frequently prescribe RPTs or pursue development of RPT programs due to lack of training, infrastructure and knowledge of how to establish a program. The lack of training may affect patient safety and access to care, especially for new therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals since few practitioners are actively developing the RPT programs in the country. This curriculum will address the training need.

Topics:

  • Physics II – Instrumentation and Mathematics Pertaining to the Use and Measurement of Radioactivity - Rameshwar Prasad, MS, PhD
  • Physics III – Radiation Protection for Radiopharmaceutical Therapies - Jessica Clements, MS
  • Physics IV – Regulatory Issues and Standard Operating Procedures - Jacqueline Esthappan Zoberi, PhD

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, radiation biologists and radiation oncology residents.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Appraise the pharmacokinetics (PK) and biodistribution of radioisotopes used in therapy.
  • Articulate the instrumentation, mathematics, and radiation protection measures necessary for the safe and effective use.
  • of radioactivity in RPT.
  • Articulate regulatory issues, standard operating procedures, and the process of becoming an authorized user in RPT, emphasizing quality assurance, patient-centered care, and safety protocols.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
03/28/2024
Course expires: 
07/04/2026
Cost:
$0.00
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  • Rameshwar Prasad, MS, PhD, is employed by UT Southwestern Medical Center. 
  • Jessica Clements, MS, is employed by the University of Vermont Medical Center and is Owner of Evergreen Medical Physics, LLC. Ms. Clements receives travel expenses from AAPM; honoraria from MTMI; and compensation from the American College of Radiology. Ms. Clements serves in a volunteer role with AAPM and serves as Chair of the Diagnostic Medical Physics Oral Exam Committee with the American Board of Radiology. 
  • Jacqueline Esthappan Zoberi, PhD, is employed by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Zoberi serves as education/meeting faculty with ASTRO. Dr. Zoberi serves as Chair of the Education and Training Committee on Medical Physics and is a Board member-at-large with AAPM. 

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.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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