American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Weekly Special Study Update: Data Completion and Webinars

Thank you for all of your hard work to date on the special study. We appreciate your participation in the webinars and all of the thorough and insightful questions received.

Data Completion

The deadline for the Special Study has been extended to August 28, 2017. If you have not started working on the study yet, we strongly encourage that you start now. We will not be offering extensions to sites failing to start on time.

If you are having problems submitting completed patients, please make sure the confidence questions on the bottom of the PSA and Scan tabs are complete. Often, these questions are overlooked. Records do not need to be kept after the patients are submitted.

Medical record information should be collected beginning at the surveillance start date (indicated in the web form in the “Patient Data” section that appears at the top of each page).The surveillance period is the 8 years following the “surveillance start date” OR the date the selected patient experiences a distant recurrence, as defined in the Instructions documents, OR the date of death, whichever is first. Three years of complete records is required for a patient to be eligible. Please enter as much information as possible between years 3 and 8.

Webinars for the Special Study

The next webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, 11:00 am–12:00 noon (CDT) (12:00 noon–1:00 pm [EDT]; 10:00–11:00 am [MDT]; 9:00–10:00 am [PDT]. If you live outside of the continental United States, please verify the time of the meeting in your location.) If you are unable to make any of the future webinars, they will be recorded for you to access at a later time.

In order to participate in the webinar, please register.

United States (Toll-free): 1 866 901 6455
United States: +1 (562) 247-8421
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar

The same link can be used to register for all weekly webinars. All webinars will be the same day and time each week, Tuesdays at 11:00 am (CST).

Note: Starting June 27, webinars will be 30 minutes long and worth 0.5 credits of NCRA CE. Webinars are cancelled the week of July 4 and July 11.

While it will cover some of the same points as the previous webinar, the content of the future webinars will be different and will go over many of the registrar questions received to date.

The recordings and presentations for the special study webinars can be accessed on the Special Study webpage. The NCRA numbers and amount of CE are also posted. All webinars so far have been 1.0 credits of CE. Registrars do not need to attend at the time of the webinar to receive credit; you will be able to get credit for webinars if you view the recording after the fact.

Thank you again for your participation and time. Your work will be integral to understanding how patients with prostate cancer should be optimally followed up following the treatment of their cancer. We couldn’t do this without you! Send any questions to specialstudy@facs.org or call 312-202-5685.