10144 - Ionizing Radiation and Cancer Risks: What Have We Learned From Epidemiology?

Course Director

Ethel S. Gilbert, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Description

This course summarizes major findings from epidemiologic studies of cancer risks in relation to ionizing radiation exposure. Emphasis is on the most informative studies with a wide range of well-characterized doses, including atomic bomb survivor studies, medical radiation studies, occupational radiation studies, and environmental studies.

Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

1.5 ABIM MOC Points1

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $36.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 26-Mar-2017
Expiration Date: 25-Mar-2020

Objectives

Participants completing this course will be knowledgeable of epidemiologic studies of cancer risks associated with ionizing radiation exposure, including:

1. Atomic bomb survivor studies

2. Medical radiation studies

3. Occupational radiation studies

4. Environmental studies

Topics

1. Epidemiologic Methods

2. Atomic bomb survivor studies

3. Medical radiation studies

4. Occupational radiation studies

5. Environmental studies

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Dr. Ethel S. Gilbert attests that she has no financial relationships with a commercial entity offering healthcare related products and/or services. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not offer healthcare related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that offer healthcare-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations2

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

Javascript, cookies, and popups must be enabled on your browser (which is the default configuration for most browsers).


1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Immediately upon course completion, Opus Medicus will submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

2. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.