Separate halls at the conference include lectures by radiation safety experts, discussions of new legislation and professional oversight surrounding radiation, strategies used in small and large health plans and hospitals to develop systems based strategies for monitoring and standardizing dose,
discussions on radiation risk communication to patients, sessions in pediatric CT, a system to upload your CT dose data and obtain an audit report showing how your CT radiation doses compare to other institutions (available July 2013), presentations by advocacy groups, virtual games simulating CT exams to learn the impact of technologists' decisions on patient dose, practice quality improvement projects for which participants can receive MOC credit, and vendor rooms demonstrating new and emerging software, different dose acquisition methods and strategies to improve dose optimization on the equipment you already have.
On Demand Lectures
One-time registration will provide access all the way through May 2014. Attendees can go through all the material at their own leisure and attend anytime from any computer with internet access. During the "live days" of the conference, multiple Q&A sessions were held, and thier transcripts are available alongside the lectures. This Virtual Symposium is a must have learning experience for everyone interested in ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care and safety when undergoing diagnostic imaging with CT.
*Note: There will be a delay in awarding continuing education credit for those who watch the material after May 10th.
In order to maximize the benefit to participants, the Virtual Symposium has general audience courses and specialed courses for physicians, medical physicists, technologists, patients, and all other attendees.
Virtual Learning Environment
The Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety in Computed Tomography features attractive graphic designs based on the look and feel of attending a conference at the architecturally famed UCSF Mission Bay Campus. The Symposium is produced and maintained by 6ConnexTM, a leader in virtual conference meetings.
The course has many highly innovative features such as interactive computer simulations and an area where participants can learn about and participate in quality improvement projects. This Symposium features flexible participation, where all lectures can be watched on-demand. Click for more information on the Virtual Environment or details on Continuing Education.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Medical Education:
The Virtual Symposium has been approved for CME Credit on the live days only
. We will be applying for CME credit for enduring materials (on-demand lectures), and do not anticipate any problems, but we do not currently have this approval. Thus, there will be a brief delay in awarding credit for those who watch the material after May 10th.
Medical Physicist Continuing Education:
You can watch the videos either on the live days, or during the on-demand period!
- The Radiation Safety in Computed Tomography: A Virtual Symposium has been approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) for 40.68 MPCEC credits.
In addition to CME and Medical Physicist credit, we also offer a large number credits through the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (live days only), and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through American Board of Radiology. Click for more details on Continuing Education options or click to Download the Continuing Education Details.