Creating a thriving interdisciplinary team in radiation oncology, ready for the future
Friday, 12 May 2023 from 08:30-17:00
- Pierfrancesco Franco, Radiation Oncologist, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara (IT)
- Sophie Perryck, Radiation Therapist, University Hospital Zurich (CH)
The aim of this one-day pre-meeting course is to provide radiation oncology professionals a glimpse of the radiation oncology department of the future, bringing together all the elements that may contribute to create a thriving multidisciplinary team. The course will focus on the determinant factors of professional well-being, proposing interventions targeted both at the individual and organizational level, with a particular attention to diversity, equity and inclusion. The course will also discuss crucial elements in the establishment of an effective radiation oncology department, including, organizational culture, communication, professional development and responsibilities, envisioning new trends and directions in radiation oncology such as hypofractionation, hybrid technology, automation and mixed skills and responsibilities.
By the end of this course participants should be able to:
- Understand the dynamics and interactions within the radiation oncology team
- Recognize the warning signs for an imbalanced professional well-being and discuss potential interventions
- Realize the need for a diverse and inclusive interdisciplinary team
- Discuss about self-development as a mean to foster proficiency
- Develop a deep understanding of how organizational culture can help shape a well- functioning team at work
- Explain the different aspects of professional communication and the strategies to provide constructive feedback
- Demonstrate the importance of cross-fertilization amongst radiation oncology professions
- Discuss how new trends in radiation oncology (hypofractionation, AI, automation) can have an impact on the organization of the interdisciplinary team
Who should attend?
This pre-meeting course is aimed at radiation oncologists / clinical oncologists, medical physicists, radiobiologists and RTTs, at senior and trainee level and in leadership positions. The course may also be of interest to other health care professionals involved in radiation oncology treatment.
Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). Information on the status of the applications can be obtained from the ESTRO office.
A draft programme is available here.