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 medical and occupational settings, it is essential to provide a strong educational meeting that highlights recent advances in radiation sciences significantly impacting on health care and its delivery in the US and worldwide. This conference will examine current advances in interdisciplinary approaches for 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 research professionals, while research symposia 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.
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.
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.
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.
No commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.