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ESTRO 2020

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Saturday
November 28
08:45 - 10:00
Online
RTT leadership in radiation oncology
1140
Symposium
RTT
09:10 - 09:35
Leading RTT teaching, research and advocacy programmes in the academic setting
Michelle Leech, Ireland
SP-0036

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Leading RTT teaching, research and advocacy programmes in the academic setting
Authors: MICHELLE LEECH.(TCD DISCIPLINE OF RADIATION THERAPY, RADIATION THERAPY, DUBLIN, Ireland)
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This presentation will discuss the leadership skills and personal attributes required to lead and motivate both faculty and the student body in internationally-renowned academic radiation therapy programmes.  Taking an established undergraduate programme in radiation therapy and moving it forward to the next level is challenging and requires innovation and determination as well as vision. This presentation will discuss how radiation therapy education programmes must be up to date and in line with current and future predictions for the profession.  Finally, the presentation will outline the importance and necessity that all radiation oncology professionals, including those who work outside of the clinic, be fully involved in advocacy and engagement and in supporting patients and other health care providers in their understanding of radiation therapy.