2017 International Gamma Knife Research Foundation Meeting

Course details

  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.75 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
Title & description

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Program Description: 


Online Registration


The fourth International Gamma Knife Research Foundation Meeting is designed to increase scientific knowledge-base and levels of evidence related to the use of Gamma Knife. An international faculty of pioneers and leaders will present and discuss clinical advances and innovative therapies.

Target Audience:

This symposium is designed for neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, neurotologists, medical physicists, researchers, business managers, resident/fellow physicians, nurses and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain current concepts of immunotherapy for primary and metastatic tumors in the brain.
  • Discuss the role of radiosurgery as an immune modulator for treatment of intracranial neoplasm.
  • Identify research opportunities in immunotherapy that can be conducted with Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

  • Describe the current state of intracranial lesioning in the brain as a therapeutic option for patients with functional disorders and tumors -- including focused ultrasound, laser thermocoagulation and Gamma Knife radiosurgery.
  • Identify opportunities of synergy with invasive and noninvasive lesioning techniques.

  • Define the biologic rationale of radiosurgery and clinical evidence in treatment of benign tumors: meningiomas and pituitary adenomas.
  • Describe and review current radiosurgery options for vascular pathology including aneurysms, AVMs, and to propose potential future clinical trials.

  • Describe imaging outcomes after Gamma Knife radiosurgery.
  • Discuss the current role of informatics in medicine and identify the potential applications for outcome metrics as they relate to Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

  • Identify the current clinical evidence as it relates to Gamma Knife ICON and its functionality.
  • Distinguish the role of proton and photons in stereotactic radiosurgery as they relate to the introduction of the Gamma Knife ICON for radiosurgical treatment.


  • Physicians: $300
  • Fellows, nurses, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals: $100
  • Medical students and residents: no charge with appropriate ID
  • Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, dinner Friday night for registrants, and access to course materials. Parking fees are not covered.

For additional information please contact Jamie Burrell at jamie.burrell@uphs.upenn.edu.

Location and Parking:

Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, is located on the 5th Floor of the South Tower of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. For public transportation, directions, and Parking information, go to PennMedicine.org/Perelman/visitor_info.

Parking is available at the 3600 Civic Center Boulevard Parking Garage. Parking fees are not covered. Most conference materials will be available online. Please bring your electronic device to view presentations in real time.


Below are local hotels that offer Penn Rates for visitors. For other locations visit VisitPhilly.com/Hotels.

  • The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel (.5 miles from Jordan Education Center and the location of the board meeting) 3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 • theinnatpenn.com
  • Club Quarters Hotel Philadelphia (1.5 miles from Jordan Education Center)1628 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 • clubquartershotels.com/philadelphia
  • The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton (1.5 miles from Jordan Education Center) One Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103 • theloganhotel.com


The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit:

Physicians: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 7.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Cancellation Policy:

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will notify all pre-registrants but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines and travel agencies. In order to process refunds for conference withdrawals, we must receive cancellation in writing by May 2, 2017.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:00am - 5:00pm
Jordan Medical Education Center
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
This activity closed on December 30th, 2017 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 7.75
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 7.75
Activity Documents
Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.