Continuing Medical Education
Morton Plant Hospital (MS 611)
807 N. Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL  33755
727-467-2517 Phone
727-467-2459 Fax

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Update on Minimally Invasive techniques in Interventional Oncology
Not Valid For CME Credit After September 24, 2020


David Epstein, MD

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Were the objectives of this educational activity met?
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1. Review the current technology of IR procedures in oncologic disease, most specifically regarding image-guided thermal ablative techniques, yttirum-90 radio embolization and chemoembolization.
2. Discuss current data supporting the application of image-guided thermal ablative techniques in solid organ tumor treatment.  Discuss the current data supporting the application of yttrium-90 radio embolization and chemoembolization for liver cancers.

3. Describe the expanding role of IR in the care of the oncologic patient.
4. Overall, was the speaker(s) knowledgeable regarding the content?  If no, please explain:  
5. Was there an opportunity to discuss practice-relevant issues with the speaker(s)? If no, please explain:  
6. Do you feel the activity was scientifically sound and free of commercial bias* or influence?  If no, please explain:  
*Commercial bias is defined as a personal judgment in favor of a specific product or service of a commercial interest.
7. Please identify how you may improve your competence and/or performance as a result of attending this activity (select all that apply):
This activity validated my current practice; no changes will be made
Create/revise protocols, policies, and/or procedures
Change the management and/or treatment of my patients
Other, please specify:

8. How might the format of this activity be improved for the content presented (select all that apply)?
  Format was appropriate; no changes needed
  Include more case-based presentations
  Increase interactivity with attendees
  Add breakouts for subtopics
  Schedule more time for Q & A
  Add a hands-on instructional component
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9. Please describe any clinical situations that you find difficult to manage or resolve that you would like to see addressed in future educational activities:   


Question 1       CT-guided cryoablation of the kidney is recommended as first line therapy by standard urological guidelines for lesions 7 cm or less in size.
      A      True
      B      False
Question 2       Unlike transarterial chemoembolization, yttrium-90 radioembolization can be used to treat patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) complicated by portal vein thrombosis.
      A      True
      B      False
Question 3       The risk of bronchopleural fistula creation is higher when performing microwave ablation on lung tumors previously treated by stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).
      A      True
      B      False

Morton Plant Mease Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Morton Plant Mease Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.