Comprehensive quality management in radiotherapy: quality assesment and improvement

02-05 October, 2017
Brussels, Belgium

TARGET GROUP

Good quality is impossible to attain if quality standards are not embedded in the culture of the department/institution. Therefore, all staff contributing to the treatment chain are encouraged to attend. Obviously without a heavy involvement of team leaders a quality system will be difficult to set up and to maintain,  consequently, all heads of departments  and future leaders - should ideally be familiar with what this course will cover.

For the above reasons, the course is aimed at radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists (RTTs) and hospital/department administrators. It is also of interest to any team member who might have embarked on a teaching programme with the aim of becoming head of department.

FACULTY

Course directors
Núria Jornet, Physicist, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona (ES)
Philippe Maingon, Radiation Oncologist, GHU La Pitié Salpêtrière Charles Foix, Paris (FR) 

Teachers
Pietro Gabriele, Radiation Oncologist, IRCC of Candiolo, Candiolo (IT)
Karine Herlevin, Physicist, Centre Alexis Vautrin, Nancy (FR)
Coen Hurkmans, Physicist, Catharina Ziekenhuis, Eindhoven (NL)
Yolande Lievens, Radiation Oncologist, Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent, Gent (BE)
Nicolas Pourel, Radiation Oncologist, Institut Sainte Catherine, Avignon (FR)
Marjolein van Os, Radiation Therapist (RTT), Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam (NL)

COURSE AIM/RATIONALE

This course aims to:

  • Deliver a comprehensive overview of how to set up a quality system in a department, define useful quality indicators and learn different methods to monitor and improve quality
  • Provide awareness of what clinical audits and clinical trials can contribute to a quality system
  • Introduce techniques for technology assessment and algorithms to calculate staffing levels in a department, topics of outmost importance in this time of financial crisis.