ACCREDITATION INFORMATION: Radiation Research Society's 2018 Annual Meeting
Course Overview:
Cancer is a global issue with a rapidly increasing risk, driven by expanding population and in many developed countries ageing populations, making it a primary health concern. Radiotherapy is at the frontline of cancer treatment playing a major role in nearly every type of cancer. Critical to the future success of radiotherapy is a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of action of radiation at the biophysical, biochemical, molecular, cellular and tissue levels. 

The increasing world population also places a heavy demand on technology at many levels, many of which depend on radiation for energy production, food sterilization and medical diagnostics.  Occupational and environmental exposures can contribute to secondary radiation-induced cancers highlighting further the need to understand the detailed effects of ionizing radiation exposure on biological systems.   The effective and timely detection and treatment of cancer and other diseases that depend on radiation will not only improve patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer survivors, but also help resolve rising health-care expenses.

Given the critical role of radiation in the medical and occupational settings, it is essential to provide a strong educational meeting that highlights recent advances in radiation sciences that have a significant impact on health care and its delivery in the US and worldwide.  This conference will examine current advances in interdisciplinary approaches towards detection, prevention and treatment of primary and secondary malignancies, with an emphasis on basic science, preclinical and clinical research.   
 
Clinicians and other health professionals will be educated on how to incorporate this new information into their own practices and make intelligent decisions regarding the treatment of cancer and survivorship issues for the optimization of health.  Topical reviews will provide updates in critical areas of interest to physicians and radiation esearch professionals, while research symposium and workshops will provide many opportunities to learn about state-of the art technologies and the latest advances in basic science and translational research geared toward improved patient outcomes. 
 
Specific areas of emphasis will include:
The optimal use of radiation in the treatment of cancer.
Optimised combinations of radiotherapies with next generation molecularly targeted agents
Advanced imaging for diagnosis and treatment
Treating hypoxia, inflammation and radioresistance through advancements in imaging, targeted approaches, immune and metabolic modulation.
Biomarkers and genomics for cancer therapy
Origins and risks of radiogenic cancers.
Cancer and normal tissue stem cells in disease progression and recovery from radiation injury.


Target Audience:
This activity is designed to educate a wide range of physicians and other health care professionals including Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians Assistants, Clinical and Basic Science Researchers seeking to update and stay current with the rapid advancements in multidisciplinary radiation sciences.

Global Objectives:
At the end of this activity, the participants will be able to:
This activity will empower clinicans and associated healthcare professionals with the essential tools and knowledge to advanced treatments and decision making for patients. This will allow acceleration of improvements in cancer care both nationally and internationally by the rapid application of state-of-the-art approaches built on the latest scientific knowledge.


Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and The Radiation Research Society (RRS). Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco and Radiation Research Society. Amedco is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement - Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Faculty Disclosure:
In accordance with ACCME guidelines, RRS requires all faculty speakers to disclose all commercial relationships relative to the content of this CME activity. Individual faculty disclosure will be provided in the course syllabus for the General Session. All presentations will be peer reviewed for fair balance and evidence based medicine.


ADA Statement:
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, RRS will make every effort to accommodate special needs at this event. Please notify RRS at least 2 weeks prior to the conference to discuss accommodations at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, Cancun, Mexico. International callers please call 1-877-216-1919.

No commercial support was received for this educational activity.

To Claim your CME Certificate:
1. Go to http://rrs.cmecertificateonline.com/
2. Click on Radiation Research Society 2017 Conference
3. Fill out the evaluation form
4. Get your certificate! 
 


 

RADIATION RESEARCH SOCIETY
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