Advanced skills in modern radiotherapy

11-15 June, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic

TARGET GROUP

Radiation therapy is rapidly evolving and this has great impact on the role of radiation therapists (RTTs). The target group for this course are radiation therapists who need to expand or refresh their understanding of modern radiation therapy treatment design and delivery and who want the tools to translate this theory into practice. We will provide a programme that will serve both the new and the more experienced radiation therapist. This course provides a complete package and comprehensive overview and will also help the participant in identifying the appropriate ESTRO courses for advanced education and personal development.


FACULTY

Course director
Rianne de Jong, Radiation Therapist, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (NL)

Teachers
Elizabeth Forde, Radiation Therapist, Trinity College, Dublin (IE) 
Mirjana Josipovic, Physicist, The Finsen Centre – Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen (DK)
Martijn Kamphuis, Radiation Therapist, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (NL)
José Luis Lopez Guerra, Radiation Oncologist, University Hospital Virgen del Rocio, Sevilla (ES)
Peter Remeijer, Physicist, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (NL)
Sofia Rivera, Radiation Oncologist, Institut de Cancérologie Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif (FR)

Local organiser
Hana Stankusova, Radiation Onologist, University Hospital Motol, Prague

COURSE AIM/RATIONALE

Although modern radiation therapy is a group effort of physicians, physicists and radiation therapists, this course aims at radiation therapists only. In this way we will be able to give an overview of the steps in modern radiation therapy with enough room and time for radiation therapist specific tools and skills. The theory taught in these sessions will be translated into practical sessions when possible.