Last week we attended the CME accredited educational program offered by the University of Maryland, School of Thermal Oncology held at the Maryland Proton Center.
The course drew an international crowd including physicians from South Korea, Poland, and Japan, as well as prominent cancer centers here in the U.S. From the feedback we received, this was a five-star educational program, valuable to any member of a thermal oncology team. Topics covered all aspects of practice management, patient treatment, physics, and workflow. Practice managers shared how adding thermal oncology to their services increased overall service revenue by over 19%. This is important for centers that would like to add hyperthermia systems but require cost justification to receive purchase approval.
Based on the higher than expected turnout and the response from the participants, we expect this to be offered again in 2020.
Pyrexar Medical continues to support educational outreach from organizations like the University of Maryland, Society of Thermal Medicine, European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology and similar institutions who strive to move forward hyperthermia research in the treatment of cancer. The CME course outline can be found here.