Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Training Program: 9/7/17-9/8/17 (RP1712A)

Dallas, TX US
September 7, 2017 to September 8, 2017

The primary focus of this two day, CME course is to help oncology professionals in both large and small centers, including both academic and community practice, learn about the proper implementation of a viable and effective SBRT treatment practice.

Covered topics include the evolution of SBRT (from its roots in image-guided 3-D conformal therapy and radiosurgery, toward ablation of tumors in the body), guidelines for conducting proper treatment, billing and compliance, physics, and dosimetry, with attention to the unique requirements of SBRT beyond conventional radiotherapy and IMRT.

Clinical outcomes and treatment patterns in spine, liver, lung, GI, and GU cancers, as well as a description of various treatment platforms in clinical operation, are also included.

Target Audience

Radiation oncologists, medial physicists, medical dosimetrists, administrators, and radiation therapists interested in implementing Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) into clinical practice are encouraged to attend this program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Examine the rationale and basic biology for delivering ablative doses of radiation to demarcated tumors using stereotactic body radiation therapy and image-guided techniques through a didactic and hands-on approach.
  • Describe mature clinical data on which treatment might be indicated on or off protocol.
  • Present treatment delivery options for both large and small centers interested in starting a clinical SBRT program.
  • Describe and perform simulations and observe SBRT treatments.
  • Describe quality assurance and regulatory compliance requirements for carrying out a clinical SBRT program.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA
  • 15.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/07/2017 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
09/08/2017 - 4:00pm CDT
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center – Radiation Oncology
2280 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75390-9303
United States


Steve Jiang, PhD
Professor & Medical Physics Director
Division of Medical Physics & Engineering
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


Robert Timmerman, MD
Professor and Medical Director
Department of Radiation Oncology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Paul Medin, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Medical Physics & Engineering
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Zeke Ramirez, MS, CMD
Chief Dosimetrist
Department of Radiation Oncology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


To register:

  1. Create an account by selecting the "create an account" link at the top of the page or "log-in" to your existing account.
  2. Return to this course page, select the designated fee and click on "add to cart" at the bottom of the page.
  3. In the following "checkout" pages you will verify and process your payment.
  4. After registration is completed, a confirmation will be sent by email.

**** If NOT paying by credit card, please list in comments box the alternate payment method on Check out page (i.e. Paying by check). Promptly email the SBRT program coordinator at with profile email address to confirm a profile was created and registration was started. Please note that registration will not be confirmed until funds are received by the CME office.****

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA
  • 15.00 Attendance


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