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2nd International Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Training Program is now available!

2nd International Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Training Program Application Requirement

Shuichiro Shiina, M.D., Ph.D. Organizer representative, Study group of multidisciplinary treatment of gastrointestinal cancer Professor, Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Oncology Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University

December 20, 2015

To whom it may concern:

It is our pleasure to inform you about the 2nd International Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Training Program in Juntendo University Hospital.

Currently, RFA treatment has become a standard treatment modality for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

In Japan, since its early introduction in 1999, it has received reimbursement in the year 2004 and become popular as it is performed in about 1,400 facilities. However, its treatment outcome and skills among those facilities are known to vary significantly.

This program is organized to improve these circumstances and to disseminate skills and know-hows for RFA treatment. Until today, we have held six domestic training sessions for Japanese doctors, and the number of participants amounts to 99 doctors.

We also held the 1st International training program between November 15th and 21st, 2015, which was successfully completed. Please see related articles on this blog for details.

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For those of who are interested in participating to this program, please fill in the application form, the personal resume, and send them in pdf file format with a recommendation letter from your manager.

【 Recommended participants】

Doctor who has experience in RFA operations as a main operator (this training program is designed for intermediate to senior experienced doctors).

【Number of availability】

Maximum 18 doctors (Minimum number of participants: 5 people*) *When the participants do not reach the number above, the session will be postponed. In this case, those of who have applied will be informed by January 20th, 2016.

【Date】

From February 25th (Thu)  to 27th (Sat), 2016 3 days session with lectures, live demonstrations and case studies. For those of who are interested in extending your stay from above period, please contact us.

【Application due date】

January 15th (Fri)

【Venue】

Juntendo University Hospital (3-1-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8431, Japan)

【Participation Fee】

40,000 JPY Participation fee includes: Training sessions + Lunch (from Feb. 25th to 27th) / Dinner (only Feb. 27th) The costs for the items not listed above (accommodation, flight ticket, transportation expense and etc.) are not included.

【Accommodation】

Below are the lists of hotels close to our hospital (price and distance as a reference).#Hotel nameDistancePrice (JPY, per person)URL1.Tokyo Garden Palace0.2 km9,700/nighthttp://www.hotelgp-tokyo.com/english/sty01_e.html2.Ochanomizu St. Hills Hotel0.5 km8,800/nighthttp://www.sthills.co.jp/e.index.htm3.Hilltop Hotel0.7 km17,000/nighthttp://www.yamanoue-hotel.co.jp/eng/index.html4.Tokyo Dome Hotel1.0 km22,772/nighthttp://www.tokyodome-hotels.co.jp/e/

【Dietary restriction and food preferences】

If you have any dietary restrictions or food preferences, kindly let us know.

【Documents to be submitted】

・Application Form ・Resume  (Please include a self-portrait photo) ・Recommendation Letter from your manager (PDF(recommended) or FAX) ・Others*

* For other required documents (VISA related documents, Juntendo University visiting guideline and etc.) will be informed after application.

【Immunization requirement (Important)】

For the attendance to the program in our university, all participants are required to submit immunization records on: Measles (Rubeola ), Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken P), Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis, and Influenza

*See following link for details: http://www.juntendo.ac.jp/english/juic/doc/immunization_record.pdf

【Place for application】

Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8421, Japan TEL: +81-3-3813-3111 (Ext. 3382) FAX: +81-3-5684-5960 e-mail: ivo@juntendo.ac.jp

Datemorninglunchtimeafternoonevening25 (Thu)Opening remarks & Course introductionLectureCase presentation, Planning, & Ultrasound examinations for the live demonstration next-dayLunch26 (Fri)Live Demonstration of RFALunchLive Demonstration of RFAImage Assessment of Cases before & after RFAClinical case studyCase Presentation, Planning, and Ultrasound Examinations for the Next-Day Live Demonstration27 (Sat)Live Demonstration of RFALunchLectureImage Assessment of Cases before & after RFAClinical case studyConferment of Certificates & Closing RemarksFarewell dinner

<The contents of the lectures (Tentative)>

・The current status of RFA ・RFA devices ・Ultrasonography ・Indications & Complications of RFA ・RFA for Metastatic Liver Cancer

<Clinical case study>

・Presentation & Discussion of Difficult to Ablate Cases from Participants Hospitals or Juntendo University

【Contact】

  1. Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University


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