Istanbul, Turkey
Onsite/Online

Palliative Care and Radiotherapy

This basic course is aimed primarily at both trainee and experienced radiation and medical oncologists who want an update of their clinical knowledge in palliative care and radiotherapy. And at RTTs and APs with a special interest in palliative care.

Palliative care physicians, medical oncologist, specialist nurses and others involved in the care of patients with advanced cancer are welcome to participate.

 

COURSE DIRECTORS

Peter Hoskin, Clinical Oncologist, Mount Vernon Hospital, London (UK) & University of Manchester (UK)

Yvette van der Linden, Radiation Oncologist / Head, Expert centre Palliative Care, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden (NL)

TEACHERS

Nicolaus Andratschke, Radiation Oncologist, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich (CH)  

Joanna Kazmierska, Radiation Oncologist, Greater Poland Cancer Centre, Poznan (PL)

Johan Menten, Radiation Oncologist / Palliative Care Physician, KU Leuven, Leuven (BE)

 

In this course, a comprehensive overview of the use and effectiveness of palliative radiotherapy will be presented from an evidence-based perspective in a multidisciplinary framework with a strong emphasis on clinical case discussions. There will be a focus on both clinical, and -ethical aspects alongside state-of-the-art radiotherapy.

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants should:

  • Have knowledge of the principles of palliation, pain and other symptom management, and indications for and effectiveness of palliative radiotherapy schedules
  • Be aware of treatment-related side effects and outcome measures using evidence-based outcome tools
  • Be able to discuss management of complex clinical cases in terms of quality of life and survival and.

Course content

  • Principles of palliation, oligometastasis
  • Nature of cancer pain, physiology of pain
  • Principles of pharmacological management
  • Radiotherapy for pain: bone pain, soft tissue pain
  • Holistic pain therapy: integration of RT/CT/pharmacology and non-pharmacological approaches
  • Neurological complications: brain metastases - introduction and pharmacological management
  • Management of solitary brain metastases Management of multiple brain metastases
  • Malignant spinal metastasis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and initial management
  •  Management of malignant spinal canal compression
  • Other neurological complications: spinal nerve root compression and neuropathic pain management
  • Care of the dying: different models of care
  • Lung - NSCLC: palliative management
  • Oligometastases and ablative therapy
  • Liver: role of radiotherapy in palliation
  • Palliative brachytherapy
  • Practical application of research data in palliation.

Prerequisites

Before commencing this course, you should have a basic understanding of radiotherapy and pharmacology and experience of caring for patients with advanced cancer.

Teaching methods

  • Didactic lectures
  • Case discussions
  • Interactive session based on MCQ
  • Turning Point exercise 
  • E-learning module

Methods assessment

Evaluation form.

Key words

  • Palliative care 
  • Quality of life 
  • Evidence based radiation oncology 
  • Pain 
  • Metastases

Further reading / web resources

To be provided if available

Accreditation

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.

To follow

Membership

ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. To benefit from the member registration rate, you must subscribe for the ESTRO membership 2023 BEFORE registering to the course. To become an ESTRO member, benefit from the member registration rate and discover the many other member advantages, please visit the membership page.

Fees

 

Standard Rate

Desk Rate

Non-Members 

 500 EUR

 600 EUR

ESTRO Members

 400 EUR 

 600 EUR

In-training members*

 350 EUR

 600 EUR

* Members with specialty RadiationTherapist (RTT) may register at the In-Training fee

The standard rate is applied until the early rate published on the front webpage of this course expires.

Desk rates are applied after the early rate published on the front webpage of this course expires.

 

Advance registration & payment are required.              

Registration will close on the date published on the front page of the course.
 

Cancellation

A registration to the online workshop may be cancelled without any fees before pre-online course material is sent out. Pre-online course material is sent out a few days before the first workshop lesson. After the pre-online course material is sent out, no refund of the registration fee is possible.

 

Reduced fees

Members from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate of 350 Euro. Emerging country fee applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank listing here.

Additionally, all specialties from the following countries can benefit from this preferential rate: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine.  In addition, medical physicists from Cyprus can email education@estro.org to apply for this fee.

The preferential rate of 350 Euro is granted automatically when you click on the  BOOK NOW  button and the three conditions below are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2023 are eligible (please make sure your 2023 membership is in order before you click on the BOOK NOW  button)
  2. Only one course per person per year can be subsidized by ESTRO
  3. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to reduced fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)  

 Please note:

  • We can only guarantee a certain number of reduced fees per course
  • Application deadlines are the same as early registration fees (2 weeks before the course date).

Membership

ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. To benefit from the member registration rate, you must subscribe for the ESTRO membership 2023 BEFORE registering to the course. To become an ESTRO member, benefit from the member registration rate and discover the many other member advantages, please visit the membership page.

Fees

 

Early rate

Late rate

Non-Members

  700 EUR

 800 EUR

ESTRO Members

  550 EUR 

 675 EUR

In-training members*

  400 EUR

 575 EUR

* Members with specialty RadiationTherapist (RTT) may register at the In-Training fee

Early rates are applied up to three months before the starting date of the course.

Late rates are applied three months before the starting date of the course.

The fee includes the course material, coffees, lunches, and the social event.

Advance registration & payment are required.

Since the number of participants is limited, late registrants are advised to contact the ESTRO office before payment, to inquire about availability of places. Access to homework and/or course material will become available upon receipt of full payment.

Insurance and cancellation

The organiser does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies.   

In case an unforeseen event would force ESTRO to cancel the meeting, the Society will reimburse the participants fully the registration fees. ESTRO will not be responsible for the refund of travel and accommodation costs.

In case of cancellation, full refund of the registration fee minus 15% for administrative costs may be obtained up to three months before the course and 50% of the fee up to one month before the course. No refund will be made if the cancellation request is postmarked less than one month before the start of the course.

Reduced fees

Members from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate of 350 Euro. Emerging country fee applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank listing here.

Additionally, all specialties from the following countries can benefit from this preferential rate: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine.  In addition, medical physicists from Cyprus can email education@estro.org to apply for this fee.

The preferential rate of 350 Euro is granted automatically when you click on the  BOOK NOW  button and the three conditions below are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2023 are eligible (please make sure your 2023 membership is in order before you click on the BOOK NOW  button)
  2. Only one course per person per year can be subsidized by ESTRO
  3. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to reduced fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)  

 Please note:

  • We can only guarantee a certain number of reduced fees per course
  • Application deadlines are the same as early registration fees (3 months before the course date).