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Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement 

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.  

Credit Designation Statement 

AACR has designated this internet live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Credit certification for individual sessions may vary, dependent upon compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria. The final number of credits may vary from the maximum number indicated above. 

Claiming CME Credit 

Physicians and other health care professionals seeking AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for this live continuing medical education activity must complete the online CME Request for Credit Survey by Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Certificates will only be issued to those who complete the survey. Your CME certificate will be sent to you via email after the completion of the activity. 

Request for Credit Survey

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.5 Medical Knowledge Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) MOC program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.  

To receive ABIM MOC, participants must request MOC in the CME Request for Credit Survey and complete all questions. Once these steps are completed, AACR will submit your completion information via the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System for the purpose of granting MOC points.

Printable List of CME-Designated Sessions

Statement of Educational Need, Target Audience, and Learning Objectives 

Substantial progress has been made in the field of radiation oncology over the last decade. However, there are still challenges in optimizing the benefit of radiation therapy in metastatic disease, identifying the combinations of radiation therapy with targeted or immunomodulatory agents, and mitigating toxic side effects. 

A special commission of oncology experts from the journal The Lancet has made the following priority recommendations for future research areas, to continue propelling the field forward: 

  • Test the role of radiation or other localised therapy in clinical trials to extend survival and disease-free survival in the oligometastatic setting 
  • Investigate combinations of radiotherapy with immunotherapy or other novel molecular drugs 
  • Develop protective and restorative interventions for normal tissue effects of radiation 
  • Build biological and radiographic tools to personalize radiation therapy for individual patients 

Talks at the conference will present cutting edge research addressing each of the aforementioned priorities. 

After participating in this CME activity, physicians should be able to:  

  1. Evaluate strategies that exploit on the DNA damage response to achieve better response to radiation therapy.
  2. Identify and assess immunological and metabolic factors in radiotherapy response.
  3. Decipher the role of tumor microenvironment in influencing radio sensitivity.
  4. Compare and determine the strength of novel strategies to mitigate normal tissue injury from radiotherapy.

Disclosure Statement 

It is the policy of the AACR that the information presented at AACR CME activities will be unbiased and based on scientific evidence. To help participants make judgments about the presence of bias, AACR will provide information that Scientific Program Committee members and speakers have disclosed about financial relationships they have with commercial entities that produce or market products or services related to the content of this CME activity.

Planner and Speaker Financial Disclosure Index

Acknowledgment of Financial or Other Support  

The AACR gratefully acknowledges the following commercial supporters:



Questions about CME? 

AACR Virtual Special Conference: Radiation Science and Medicine FAQ’s

Please contact the Office of CME at (215) 440-9300 or [email protected].