Risk-Based Assessment of Radiotherapy Processes and Standardized Nomenclatures, What Clinicians Need To Know

There will be four components to the program: 1. Quality in radiotherapy: why there’s more to do. 2. Managing for quality: equipment. 3. Managing for quality: people. 4. Managing for quality: processes. Component 1, Quality in radiotherapy: why there’s more to do, will include discussions of what we know about the clinical results of non-conformance with clinical trials protocols; dosimetric audits by IROC Houston and IAEA and results to date from the AAPM’s Safety Profile Assessment. Component 2, Equipment, will address the complementary relationship between the new risk based TG 100 approaches and the more traditional prescriptive approaches which have served us so well to date. Component 3, People, will be based on a summary of learning from TG 100’s Fault Tree Analysis which has identified the key human performance issues which can lead to sub-optimal and unsafe radiotherapy. Finally, Component 4, Processes, will review TG 100’s Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, both the methodology and key results.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologist, residents-in-training, radiation physicists, radiation therapists and dosimetrists.

Learning Objectives

  • To increase familiarity with the risk-based methodologies for quality and safety
  • To highlight our advance in understanding of the contributors to quality and safety inradiotherapy afforded by the risk-based methodology.
  • To provide participants with practical knowledge and advice in the areas of quality and safetyfor easy implementation in any clinic.
Course summary
Available 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 Enduring material 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.

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
02/02/2017
Course expires: 
02/01/2020
Cost:
$105.00
Rating: 
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The following people served as the developers of this activity and their disclosures are listed below.

 • Ranjit Bindra, MD, PhD has nothing to disclose. 
 • Shannon MacDonald, MD has nothing to disclose.

Additionally, the Education and CME/MOC Committees had control over the content of this activity:

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

  • 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 Enduring material 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.

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/02/2017
Course expires: 
02/01/2020

Price

Cost:
$105.00
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Course Fees:
ASTRO members must log in to the ASTRO website to view and receive the discounted member rate.

  • Nonmember: $105
  • Member: $55

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No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for those participants 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.

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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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