Course Overview and Target Audience
The purpose of this educational activity is to provide an understanding of the clinical,
physical and biological basics of ion therapy and to acquaint learners with all
of the new advancements and developments in particle therapy.
The educational workshops will provide a platform for education, awareness, and
understanding of particle beam therapy and the scientific sessions will provide
a forum for information exchange, discussion, and debate. All workshops will be
led by experts in the fields of physics and radiation oncology. These experts will
address the educational gaps in the areas of proton and ion radiobiology basics,
proton beam delivery techniques, beam data and commissioning, general treatment
planning for scattered beams and scanning beams, positioning, immobilization, localization
and imaging techniques, along with the rationale for and pitfalls of particle therapy.
This activity has been designed for medical physicists, health physicists, radiation
oncologists, oncologists in other disciplines, engineers, medical dosimetrists,
dosimetrists, radiation therapists, administrators, and others interested in particle
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the physical and biological basics of ion therapy
- Discuss the QA and QC required in particle therapy
- Identify the basics of proton beam delivery techniques, beam data, and commissioning
- Discuss the principles of proton and ion beam treatment planning
- Determine the limits and applicability of particle therapy in clinical practice
Physicians: The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit Physicians: The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
designates this educational activity for a maximum of 33.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation
in the activity.
Breakdown of AMA Credit Per Workshop:
Monday-Wednesday, May 9-11, 2011
Educational Workshop - a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Thursday-Saturday, May 12-14, 2011
Scientific Workshop - a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Application has been made to CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics
Educational Programs, Inc.) for approval of this educational activity.
MDCB: Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board(MDCB) has approved the educational
workshop portion of this live activity for a total of 14.0 CE's.
Breakdown of MDCB Credit Per Day during the Educational Workshop:
Day One: 5/9/11 – a maximum of 6 CE’s towards MDCB credits
Day Two: 5/10/11 – a maximum of 5 CE’s towards MDCB credits
Day Three: 5/11/11 – a maximum of 3 CE’s towards MDCB credits
Application has been made to ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists)
for approval of the educational workshop portion of this live activity.