Brussels, Belgium

Best Practice in Radiation Oncology – A Workshop to Train RTT Trainers. In collaboration with the IAEA Part 1 – Train the RTT* (Radiation Therapist)

Course Director

Mary Coffey, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Radiation Therapy, Trinity College, Dublin (IE)

Teachers

  • Colleen Dickie, Radiation Therapist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto (CA)
  • Velimir Karadza, Radiation Therapist, Clinical Hospital Centre Zagreb (HR)
  • Michelle Leech, Associate Professor, Head of the Discipline of Radiation Therapy, Trinity College, Dublin (IE)
  • Philipp Scherer, Radiation Therapist, Landeskliniken, Salzburg (AT)
  • Kamal Akbarov, Radiation Oncologist, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (AT)

 

  • To define the gaps in radiotherapy content and encourage a greater focus on radiotherapy in the existing national education programmes and increase the standard of education for RTTs
  • To equip RTTs with the skills necessary to design, organise, deliver and evaluate educational initiatives in their own language to RTTs in their own country
  • To encourage RTTs to set up a regional or national network (eg. working parties, regional or national groups/society).
  • To raise the benefits of ESTRO membership to RTTs in your country and to increase RTT membership and participation

Selection Procedure

  • Applications are accepted per country
  • Three names together with a short description of the possible topics of the short courses you would consider suitable together with the potential target audience (ten lines maximum) should be provided
  • Where IAEA support is applicable, the IAEA will make the country selection.

Train the RTT Trainers (5 days – 28 March – 1 April 2022)

During this first week there will be introductory lectures on how to design, organise, deliver and evaluate a course, supported by practical sessions. At the end of the preparatory course, it is expected that participants will have made progress:

  • An outline programme, an evaluation procedure, a checklist and timetable of tasks for the first course and identified potential lecturers
  • Commenced the preparation of the topic that they will teach, have gained some skills in powerpoint presentation and started to prepare the outline of a proposed first lecture, developed a support network and identified a liaison person in their national education institute
  • Established how to communicate regularly with the faculty, highlighting any difficulties that might be encountered.

 

First local course (3 days – between April 2022 and March 2023)

To deliver and evaluate the first local course. One or two of the international faculty will attend and give limited contribution if appropriate.

The consolidation course (3 days – March 2023)

To evaluate the first course delivered, plan for the next two courses and indicate how the education element will be sustained.

Interim support for participants.

Interim support to the participants will be provided through e-learning via an online system.

Second and third course will be delivered between January and December 2023.

Prerequisites

Before commencing this course participants should:

  • Be familiar with the education programme and involved personnel in their country
  • Read the ESTRO Core Curriculum (CC) and benchmarking for RTTs and critique the content with respect to their own education programme
  • Based on the evaluation of the CC, the benchmarking document and the national/local education programme define possible topics for ROADMAP their short courses.
  • Teaching Methods

  • 8 hours of lectures
  • 16 hours of assisted preparation
  • 5 hours of feedback sessions
  • 4 hours of discussion.
  • Methods of Assessment

    Evaluation form.

    Affiliations

     

DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City

Rue Gineste 3,

Brussels, 1210,

Belgium

Membership

ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. Please note that in order to benefit from the member price, you must renew your membership for 2022 before registering to the course.To benefit from these member rates, please visit the membership page to become a member or renew your membership BEFORE proceeding with your order.

Fees

 

Early rate

Late rate

In-training members*

  500 EUR

 675 EUR

Members

  650 EUR 

 775 EUR

Non Members

  800 EUR

 900 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 your application is accepted and the three conditions below are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2022 are eligible (please make sure your 2022 membership is in order) 
  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)