Option 2: January 22, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CST)
At the conclusion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Incorporate the skills learned through interactive virtual sessions to better prepare for proton therapy treatments, thus improving patient outcomes
- Incorporate knowledge on the responsibilities of physicians, physicists, dosimetrists and therapists in the treatment of proton therapy and the importance of their roles to provide optimal patient care
- Apply the knowledge of treatment planning and clinical operations to perform proton therapy in respective centers/locations.
- Gain a greater appreciation and perspective of the steps and personnel needed to perform quality proton therapy.
A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live internet course for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME verification form. Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.
Physician Payments Sunshine Act
MD Anderson complies with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we may be required to collect information on the transfer of value to any covered recipient under the ACA.
How do I login?
Please login by entering the email address that you used to register for the conference. If you have multiple email addresses and you forgot which one you used, try each one. As a first-time user, you will need to set your password by clicking on the link below the sign in box. Here, you can set your password, using the email address you registered with.
How do I update my profile?
The first time you log in is the best time to update your profile. In the main menu bar at the top of the screen you will click on the avatar. You will then click on the “Profile/Account” option. In the upper right corner of the popup, you will see “Edit Profile” where you can add your photo, social links, and bio.
Can I use my company login?
No. The login credentials sent to you are specifically for the virtual platform and are unique to you.
May I share my login with another colleague?
Each individual must register and pay separately to access the virtual event platform from an individual computer. Your user email/login can only be signed in with one device at the same time. If a second user attempts the same email/password on another device they will kick you off the platform by logging themself in.
Tech Support + Live Event Questions
Are there any technical requirements or best practices I should know for an ideal virtual experience?
Yes. First, it is best to use a desktop or laptop computer. Second, it is advised to only use Chrome or Firefox as your browser. If you do not have either of these browsers on your device, simply download Chrome or Firefox, and then you can copy/paste the link into the browser. Internet Explorer or Safari may hinder your virtual experience.
How do I participate in the live Q&A portion?
When live Q&A begins, your screen will refresh. Click on the button to attend. Zoom will open up and you will click again to attend. Zoom will open up in a new window. You are still in the conference and can navigate back to the conference by clicking or tabbing back to the original window.
Some items look out of focus. What can I do to resolve that?
You likely need to check your computer settings and adjust the resolution:
1. Choose Start→Control Panel→Appearance and Personalization and click the Adjust Screen Resolution link. The Screen Resolution window appears. …
2. Click the arrow to the right of the Resolution field and use the slider to select a higher or lower resolution. …
3. Click OK. …
4. Click the Close button.
What if I have technical issues or questions during the conference?
If you encounter technical issues, please click on “Live Technical Support” at the bottom right of your screen. This will appear during live conference hours and will connect you with our virtual platform staff, who are ready to support your requests.
Engage & Connect
When can I visit with exhibitors?
The exhibit hall will be open before and after the webinar, please stop by and chat with our exhibitors!
How do I engage with sponsors in the Exhibit Hall?
When you enter the Hall from the main menu of the conference, you will see the interactive sponsor booths in front of you. You can enter a booth by clicking on the logo. Once you enter the booth you will find interactive and downloadable resources, multiple options for communicating with the company representatives, and the requirements for raffles if applicable. Most booths will have a live representative to connect with via video call, chat, email, etc. throughout the conference as well as webinar access throughout the week.
How do I engage with fellow conference attendees?
Visit the Networking Lounge to see who is online. Those attendees with a green dot near their profile picture are online and may be available to chat. Click on the attendee’s name to see more information and to send a message.