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Special Courses & Events

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine hosts two annual continuing education courses:

Radiation Oncology Symposium Best of 2015

The Radiation Oncology Symposium Best of 2015 will provide the attendees with the new changes in technology and treatment modalities that have occurred in the past year. This includes the latest developments in treating the following cancers: genitourinary, head & neck, central nervous system/pediatrics, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, breast, thoracic and lymphoma/sarcoma.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe current treatment options for various malignancies.
  • Assess important studies and clinical trials in radiation oncology.
  • Review the role and indications for radiation therapy.

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The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 13th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review Course from April 7-9, 2016. The purpose of this three day course is to provide a comprehensive review of radiobiology and physics for senior radiation oncology residents and medical physics residents who are taking the board exam for the first time as well as radiation oncologists already in practice who attend the review course to prepare for re-certification examinations. The instructors for this course include a combination of invited nationally recognized faculty and our own top-ranked faculty in the departments of radiobiology and physics.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to describe and discuss:

  • current molecular and cellular biology and its impact on modern radiobiology
  • the biological basis of current and upcoming treatment modalities
  • the physical principles of radiation therapy, including planning and setup for external beam therapy, brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery
  • imaging applications to radiation therapy, such as in treatment simulation and target definitions
  • methods of measurement of radiation quantity and quality, and the system of dose calculation
  • the principles of radiation safety and radiation protection

Refund Policy

Once a registration is submitted, you will have 24 hours to submit a request for refund. After that time, no refund will be provided for any reason; however, the registrant will have access to all course content, including video of the lecture. Video of the lectures will be available online only until July 15, 2016. All other course content will be available for download via the course site.

Environmental Responsibility Statement

In an effort to be responsible to the environment and reduce our carbon footprint, we will not be providing handouts for the lectures. The lectures will be made available in advance of the event if you would like to print them on your own and bring a copy with you. NOTE: The conference room is completely wired and Wi-Fi accessible at each seat. Feel free to bring a laptop to access the speakers’ presentations. 

Americans With Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations to attend this event, please provide information about your requirements to Cathy Hall at (410) 328-6928,, or (1-800-735-2258 TTY/voice) at least 5 business days in advance of the activity.