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 2013
The Radiation Oncology Symposium Best of 2013 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/SBRT and lymphoma.
Upon completion 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.
Annual Radiobiology & Physics Review Course
The University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 11th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review Course from May 1-4, 2014. The purpose of this four-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.
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
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. All other course content will be available for download via the course site. NOTE: Course material will only be available through June 27, 2014.
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 provided 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 powered for network communications 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (1-800-735-2258 TTY/voice) at least 5 business days in advance of the activity.