Online

2022 RTT Workshop

RTT workshops aim to facilitate scientific collaborations and professional networking within the ESTRO RTT community.

The series of workshops will offer opportunities beyond what ESTRO routinely provide in educational and scientific meetings. Through the ESTRO network, three individual RTT working groups will be established (from each of the three workshops) with the purpose of establishing recommendations on the future roles of RTT.

Each online workshop will be run as a virtual 2-day programme and will be held on 15 November 2022 and 16 February 2023.

Radiation Therapy has become increasingly complex over time, and it is rapidly evolving. The dynamic development in radiation therapy is linked to new technology, greater understanding, and integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the introduction of novel techniques of treatment delivery and a more knowledgeable patient population. This evolution requires all radiation therapy professionals to rethink their roles and responsibilities, most specifically radiation therapists (RTTs). 

The RTTs must take their place as autonomous professionals within the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and not be limited to the defined competences of the past. Individualised radiation therapy is becoming the standard of care with a shift from routine techniques applied across groups of patients. RTTs of the future will need to be able to link clinical and technical evaluation of their patients prior to radiation therapy and will be required to make decisions on their clinical care. In this setting RTTs play an irreplaceable role within the MDT and RTT education must prepare them to function effectively in the future, in order to ensure safe, high-quality radiation therapy preparation and delivery.

  • Highly motivated and innovative Radiation Therapists (RTTS) of all grades and experience. This may include:
  • RTT managers, advanced practitioners and educators
  • RTT students about to graduate

Expected outcomes from the ESTRO 2022 RTT Workshop are:

  • To increase the publicity of the ESTRO organisation through RTT networks
  • Scientific outputs: three individual publications from each workshop