2013 AAMD Webinars
Below are the topics that will be hosted in the coming year. All dates and speakers have not been assigned yet. All webinars will be free for members with a Member Plus subscription and will be $35 for members and $55 for non-members. Webinars will be recorded and available for 3 months after the live session for attendees to earn credit.
- IMRT Case Study: Head and Neck with SIB
- Case Study: Pelvic + LN's (Anus, GYN or Prostate)
- Image Fusion
- HDR: (GYN or Prostate)
- Quantec/Tissue Tolerances
- ACR Accreditation: The Role of the Medical Dosimetrist
- Basics of Clinical Trials
- e-Portfolios for Medical Dosimetrists
*Final topics subject to change. Webinars will be available for credit for 3 months after the live session.
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May 22, 2013 Webinar
Accreditation of Radiation Oncology Centers: A Practical Pathway
Mehdy Jabir, M.Phil., DABR, DABSNM
1.5 MDCB/ARRT Credits
1:00 pm ET
Member Plus or are an International Member click here to register for the webinar
Accreditation of radiation oncology facilities is basically a peer review process for all personnel of the facility. The organizations that accredit radiation therapy centers such as the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) have set guidelines and standards that should be met by centers who are seeking accreditation. The aim of the accreditation process is to provide quality care and safety for patients and workers. There has been a notable increase in the number of facilities that have undergone and benefited greatly from this process. However, the majority of centers in the US remain unaccredited, and in some states, very few or none have been through the process or passed. Accreditation is considered a distinguishing feature for a cancer treatment center.
The process of accreditation is a time-consuming commitment that requires collaborative and continued effort by all personnel in a facility including therapists, dosimetrists, oncologists, and physicists, where the roles of each of these professionals are inseparable. The process demands attention to detail by all members of staff for the center to pass.Â However, the path to accreditation can be made smooth by adhering to and applying the technical and clinical guidelines and standards published by organizations such as the AAPM and the ACR.
In this webinar, we describe the entire process from beginning to end, including the requirements of personnel, equipment, and quality control. Accreditation will be granted if the assessment of the aforementioned parameters is satisfactory, at minimum, and we shall pave the way to gaining this recognition.
Accreditation of a center represents an attestation of the facility’s high standard of practice, raises the morale of the center’s personnel, and acts as an incentive for other centers to raise their level of practice and seek accreditation.
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