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Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Certificate Course

Apr 12, 2024 - Apr 13, 2024
15 credits

$1,000 Enroll

Full course description

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
and the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center
present the
Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Certificate Course

 

This program is a combination of self-paced online modules (7 hours) followed by a 1.5 day in-person session in Washington, DC, from April 12-13, 2024.

 

Online Content: Available April 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024

 

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

 

FEES

Physicians/Medical Physicist.......................................................................................... $1,000.00

 

Residents*/Fellows*/Student Physicist*............................................................................. $500.00  

(use coupon code PROTONGRANT24)

 

Program Agenda – Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Certificate Course

 

DESCRIPTION

This certificate course is designed for radiation oncologists and medical physicists in-training, both domestic and international, as well as practicing radiation oncologists and medical physicists to obtain a broad understanding of the fundamentals of proton therapy, clinical evidence for proton therapy across disease sites, proton planning principles, and potential future directions of proton research and implementation. Participants in this course will gain an understanding of the clinical indications, drawbacks, treatment planning, biology, physics, and technology of proton therapy, which continue to evolve over time in the context of research advancements. This course is designed to teach radiation oncologists and medical physicists when to utilize and how to effectively deliver proton therapy to optimize care for patients with cancer.

The certificate course will consist of a virtual component of lectures (7 hours) as well as a live component held at the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center (1.5 days) in Washington, D.C. Virtual lectures will include clinical indications, pitfalls, and data pertaining to proton therapy. The live component will include interactive learning sessions, hands-on treatment planning demonstrations, and firsthand interaction with the proton gantry. Live lectures will also include fundamentals of proton physics and biology, proton modalities including pencil beam scanning, planning techniques across disease sites, access to and logistics of proton centers, and frontiers in proton research.

Participants who take the course will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible upon attestation for continuing medical education credits signifying completion of this comprehensive proton therapy course.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This activity is intended for physicians, medical physicists, physicians in-training, and medical physicists in-training in the field of radiation oncology.

 

OBJECTIVES

After attending this activity, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognize the basic physics, rationale, and theoretical advantages and disadvantages of proton therapy.
  • Identify the currently available, evidence-based guidelines for proton therapy.
  • Explore the evolving and future indications for scanning beam proton therapy.
  • Discuss the complexities of the treatment planning processes for proton therapy and the practical aspects of treatment delivery. 

 

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

 

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 15.0 contact hours for non-physicians

 

POLICY ON PRESENTER AND PROVIDER DISCLOSURE

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place to identify and mitigate relevant conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.

 

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

 

 

REGISTRATION

Learners must register and submit full payment prior to the start of the activity, no later than 11:55 PM EST on April 5, 2024. The registration fee includes access to the online modules and attendance at the Live, in-person activity. Instructional materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunch will be provided only for the in-person activity. Online Modules – pre-requisite must be completed prior to April 11, 2024. You will receive a confirmation by email from Instructure. If you have not received it within 24 hours of registering, email the Office of Online Education to confirm that you are registered.

The Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the University will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses. Additionally, we reserve the right to change the venue to a comparable venue.  Under such circumstances registrants will be notified as soon as possible.

 

LOCATION

Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center
Sibley Memorial Hospital

Room 2E315 (2nd Floor, Johns Hopkins Proton Center Conference Room)

5255 Loughboro Road NW

Washington, DC 20016

Live, in-person Registration - Friday, April 12, 2024 – 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Sibley Memorial Hospital – Room 2E315

Sibley Memorial Hospital is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine and located in Northwest Washington, DC. It is a distinguished hospital with a rich history of serving the community since it was founded in 1890. Sibley Memorial is one of the top-ranked hospitals in the region, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals list. Parking for a fee is available in the Visitors Parking Garage, located next to the Sibley Medical Building. The garage is accessible from Loughboro Road and also from Dalecarlia Parkway. We ask that you park in the Visitors Parking Garage and not park in the neighborhood. Johns Hopkins is smoke-free.

 

FEES

Physicians/Medical Physicist.......................................................................................... $1,000.00

 

Residents*/Fellows*/Student Physicist*............................................................................. $500.00  

 

(use coupon code PROTONGRANT24)

 

REFUND POLICY

Refunds will only be issued for the difference between the cost of the hybrid course and the cost of the online course. The online course on its own does not convey CME credit. Refunds can be requested no later than 11:59 PM EST on April 5, 2024.

The Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the University will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses.  Additionally, we reserve the right to change the venue to a comparable venue.  Under such circumstances registrants will be notified as soon as possible.

 

SYLLABUS

 

The syllabus will be accessible online and via your mobile device in the CloudCME App prior to the activity. 

 

HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

Courtyard by Marriott Bethesda/Chevy Chase

5520 Wisconsin Avenue

Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

(301) 656-1500


Reservation Cut-off Date
: March 11, 2024

A limited block of sleeping rooms has been reserved for your convenience and will be available on a first come, first served basis.


The Courtyard Bethesda Chevy Chase provides easy access to Washington, D.C. thanks to the nearby metro station at Friendship Heights, as well as a convenient location near popular local attractions including American University and Chevy Chase Pavilion.
This hotel is approximately 2 miles from Sibley Memorial Hospital. Make your reservation online at Marriott Reservations or call the hotel directly and specify that you are attending the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Certificate Course to receive the special group rate of $175.00 single occupancy, plus tax. On-site parking is available at an additional charge. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

 

HOW TO OBTAIN CREDIT

Post activity, an online evaluation will be available to attendees to evaluate the activity and individual presentations and to identify future educational needs.  Upon completion of the evaluation, the learner must attest to the number of hours in attendance.  Credits earned will be added to the learner’s transcript and immediately available for print. The last day to access the evaluation and attest to your credits is May 28, 2024.

An outcome survey will be sent to all physician attendees within two months post activity to assist us in determining what impact this activity had on the learner’s practice.

 

CERTIFICATE

After successfully completing the program, learners will receive a certificate of completion from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences. While not conveying academic credit, it will document the learner’s competency in the knowledge and skills delivered in the program and successful completion of course requirements.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.  Please notify us if you have any special needs.

 

COPYRIGHT

All rights reserved - The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. No part of this program may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles or reviews.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Email the Office of CME