Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology Course

Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology is a five-day course that takes place at the University of Toronto in the Spring every year.

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Course dates: April 20-24, 2020

Course location: Online (Details will be sent directly to course participants)

Final exam date & time: May 1, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Final exam location: Online (Details will be sent directly to course participants)

This program provides a comprehensive overview of radiation biology with a particular emphasis on aspects of direct relevance to the practice of radiation oncology. It addresses the molecular and cellular responses to radiation-induced damage that influence cell death in both tumors and normal tissues. Quantitation of radiation effects and the underlying biological basis for fractionation of radiotherapy and dose-response relationships in the clinic are covered in depth. The biological basis for current approaches to improve radiotherapy will be described including novel fractionation schemes, retreatment issues, targeting hypoxia, biological modifiers and combined radiotherapy/chemotherapy.

The suggested textbook for this course is Basic Clinical Radiobiology, Fifth Edition. It is strongly recommended that you read this book before attending the course.

Target Group

The course is designed primarily to address the needs of radiation oncology residents and physics residents who are in radiation oncology departments. In addition, the course will be valuable to new researchers in radiation biology and to radiation oncology fellows or practicing oncologists who recognize a lack of basic science or want to update their knowledge.

For more information please contact radiation.oncology@utoronto.ca.

2020 Faculty

ACCREDITATION

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto up to a maximum of 24.5 hours.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 3 (Self-Assessment)
This program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto on 03/04/2018. Program expires 01/2021. Remember to visit MAINPORT https://www.mainport.org/mainport/) to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 7.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

The American Medical Association - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ designation statement:
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama assn.org/go/internationalcme. This program has been approved for 32 credits.

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