The Department of Radiation Oncology
The 2015 4-R Symposium: Radiation Oncology - Radiation Biology - Radiation Physics - Research: 120 Years since Roentgen - From Benchside to Machine (15MR12)Location | Sponsor | Overview | Audience | Objectives | Faculty | Method
CE Credit | Registration | Directions | Agenda | Questions
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Parking is available in the Gateway Garage, 7 Wall Street (at Easton Ave), New Brunswick, NJ 08901, located at the New Brunswick Train Station and one block from the Rutgers Cancer Institute. The prevailing daily rates apply. Rutgers and hospital employees should park in their assigned parking areas.
Sponsored by the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and the Center for Continuing & Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Historically, radiation oncology encompasses all aspects of cancer treatment using radiation therapy and uniquely integrates molecular and cellular radiation biology, radiation physics, radiation technology, and clinical oncology into one discipline. Its success has relied upon both the physics and technology arm that provides precise delivery of radiation dose to the targeted tissues, and the radiation biology arm that offers the understandings on the normal and cancer cells’ response to radiation.
Advances in the applications, technologies and methodologies of radiation oncology continue to evolve rapidly and the delivery of radiation therapy has become more complex, making it imperative that the healthcare professionals in the field remain current in state-of-the-art techniques and research developments.
It is widely expected that the future improvement of radiation therapy will again heavily rely upon a better understanding of how cancer and normal cells respond to currently established and developing remedies of radiotherapy technology, the identification of molecular and clinically applicable biomarkers and assays that can predict individual therapeutic outcome, and the development of molecular targets and reagents that can be used to modulate cell response to irradiation.
In this symposium, we will discuss the most recent discoveries of basic and translational research involving the mechanisms of biological response of cancer and normal cells to both high and low linear energy transfer (LET) ionizing radiation, novel approaches to modulate radiation response, validation of molecular targets for radiation sensitization, and establishment of novel preclinical models that can be used to assess individual cancer response to radiation therapy. We will also provide an update on current and future directions of physics research in radiation oncology and the clinical implementations of new technologies which will serve as an opportunity to inspire new ideas and to educate clinical staff members for improved utilizations of the existing technologies.
It is expected that participants will be updated on the recent understanding of radiation cancer biology, radiation physics, and clinical radiation oncology research and their translational potential.
Click here for the agenda (opens in .pdf format.)
This educational activity is designed for radiation oncology clinicians, radiobiologists, medical physicists, researchers, residents, fellows, medical students and other allied health professionals involved in radiotherapy treatment and research.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.
In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are expected to check in at the registration desk, attend the program and complete an online evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants upon completion of the online evaluation survey.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences certifies that this continuing education offering meets the criteria for up to 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), provided the activity is completed as designed. One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.
Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses may participate in this educational activity and earn a letter of attendance as AAPA, AANP, and ANCC accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through their reciprocity agreements.
Registration is required and will only be accepted through our secure on-line website. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, continuing education credit, and course material will be provided free of charge.
PLEASE NOTE: Online registration will close on February 23, 2015 or earlier if seating capacity is reached. Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.
In an effort to provide the most complete materials to attendees and conserve resources, PDF versions of the lecture slides will be made available online to registered attendees. In addition, internet access will be available during the day of the activity - we encourage attendees to bring a laptop or tablet. Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communications.
HOW TO CANCEL REGISTRATION:
Rutgers reserves the right to modify the program contents, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the conference, or any part of the conference, is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.
Agenda (pdf format)