Online

Falcon Workshop - Breast Cancer

The Breast Cancer Online Workshop is a comprehensive case-based course aimed to promote the use of volume-based planning in breast cancer. As delineation of target volumes is a critical part of radiation therapy planning workflow, the course focuses on hands-on interactive experience with leading experts in the field of breast cancer and radiation oncology. Participants are asked to delineate a case according to ESTRO breast cancer delineation guidelines, and during the course the participants' delineations are compared to the teachers’ delineations while discussing the differences.  The course aims to reduce variability and inconsistency in delineation and provides tools to identify the volumes on imaging, mainly CT simulation. At the workshop you will learn about elective nodal irradiation, tumour boost volume, and how delineation matters for the dose to organs at risk, toxicity, and radiation treatment planning. The workshop is a great opportunity to learn tricks and tips for target volume definition and delineation in breast cancer, and discuss clinical challenges in radiation therapy for breast cancer. 

These online delineation workshops are aimed at junior clinical or radiation oncologists who want to improve their contouring skills or at more senior specialists who want to refresh and validate their knowledge and skills in this field.

  • Philip Poortmans

  • Birgitte Offersen

  •  18 May 2021 - 18.00-20.00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

  •  25 May 2021 - 18.00-20:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Before the workshop, pre-workshop homework will be sent out that needs to be complete before the workshop. This will be accompanied with prerecorded instructions how to use Falcon Educase and how to logon for the first session with WebEx. This will be sent one week before the first workshop lesson. On the first online lesson the faculty members will give a guideline presentation, and will review and comment your pre-workshop contours. Participants are requested to contour the case the second time based on the taught guidelines. On the second online lesson the faculty members will compare the first and the second submitted contours to the reference contours and generally comment the delineations.

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.