SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, today announced the start of its 2020 RSS Virtual Scientific Meeting. On demand access to the virtual meeting is available to registrants from June 22-December 31, 2020 at http://www.rssmeetings.org.
This year's meeting will feature access to more than 100 video presentations and electronic posters on stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy and advancing therapies, and feature leading experts in radiation oncology, immunotherapy, neurosurgery, medical physics, and medical oncology from around the world. Registration fees include access to all online sessions and maximum of 23.25 CME/CE credits, along with a complimentary GRID/Lattice, Flash and Microbeam radiation therapies virtual session. To view the 2020 RSS Virtual Meeting Program please visit http://www.rssmeetings.org.
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health and well-being of meeting attendees and staff, we decided to transition the scheduled in-person 2020 Radiosurgery Society Scientific Meeting to an on-demand virtual meeting. It is with much gratitude and appreciation to the speakers and presenters that the RSS is able to provide an on-demand format to educate and disseminate the latest research and scientific advancements in the field of SRS/SBRT and advancing therapies to the global community," commented Joanne N. Davis, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Radiosurgery Society. "We are very pleased to work with the Developmental Therapeutics Program and Radiation Research Program in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis of the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health to co-sponsor the virtual meeting session Immunology, Immunotherapy and Radiation Oncology, with the goal of educating multi-disciplinary groups on the science of immunotherapy, stereotactic radiation therapy and clinical trial design, and to inspire future working groups and combination clinical trials."
Abstracts and electronic posters from the meeting are available on the Radiosurgery Society Channel on The Cureus Journal of Medical Science at http://www.cureus.com/channels/theRSS.
This year's 2020 RSS Virtual Meeting kicked off with two free Showdown Debate webinars: "SBRT for Ultra-Central Lung Tumors," presented by Gregory Videtic, M.D., Alexander Louie, M.D., Ph.D., and Percy Lee, M.D. held live online on June 9, 2020, and "SBRT vs Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer," presented by Glenn Bauman, M.D., Andrew Loblaw, M.D., Shankar Siva, Ph.D., M.B.B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.R., and Debra Freeman, M.D., held live on May 26, 2020. Archived videos of these Showdown Debates are available to registrants of the 2020 RSS Virtual Meeting.
The 2020 RSS Virtual Scientific Meeting has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Radiosurgery Society, enabling participants to receive Continuing Education credits. Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for physicians and 23.25 contact hours for nurses. For Physicists, the virtual meeting has been submitted to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc., and for dosimetrists, his activity has been approved for 23.25 continuing education credits by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.
For more information or to register for the 2020 RSS Virtual Scientific Meeting, go to http://www.rssmeetings.org. Members of the RSS will receive a discount on registration.
About The Radiosurgery Society®
The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) – a non-profit, independent, multi-disciplinary organization of surgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists, and allied professionals, who are dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery. Originally formed in 2002 and becoming (501c6) in 2008, the Radiosurgery Society today (http://www.therss.org) represents approximately 600 members who perform stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiosurgery in hospitals and freestanding centers throughout the world.
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