40 years. 40 memories. 40 weeks
My first experience with ESTRO dates back in 2005, at the time I entered the residency programme in Radiation Oncology at the University of Turin, Italy, when I joined, as a student, the ESTRO teaching Course in ‘Basic Clinical Radiobiology’ (Izmir Turkey). Since then, ESTRO played a crucial role in my education and training, but mainly as an end-user. My involvement in the society dramatically changed in 2014, when I replied to a tiny announcement in the ESTRO newsletter, looking for a co-editor for the Young Corner. I soon started contributing to the newsletter and thereafter participated in the AGORA Meeting in 2016 where I got selected to join the Young Committe. I ended up chairing it and became a teacher in the Target Volume Determination Course and got involved in several other initiatives of the society. Since then, ESTRO occupies an important part of my professional life and I am happy with it. So guys, whenever you see a small and hidden announcement, do not hesitate to reply. It is a chance worth taking.
- Name: Pierfrancesco
- Last name: Franco
- Institution: University of Turin, School of Medicine, Italy
- ESTRO member since 2005
- Function within ESTRO: Young Committee Chair