Palliative Care and Radiotherapy

26-28 March, 2019
Manila, The Philippines

TARGET GROUP

This basic course is aimed primarily at trainee radiation and medical oncologists and experienced radiation and medical oncologists who want to update their clinical knowledge. Clinical physicists, palliative care physicians and specialist nurses are welcome to participate.

FACULTY

Course directors
•    Peter Hoskin, Clinical Oncologist, Mount Vernon Hospital, London (UK)
•    Yvette van der Linden, Radiation Oncologist / Head, Centre of Expertise Palliative Care, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden (NL)

Teachers
•    Nicolaus Andratschke, RO, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, (CH)
•    Joanna Kazmierska, Radiation Oncologist, Greater Poland Centre, Poznan (PL)
•    Johan Menten, Radiation Oncologist / Palliative Care Physician, KU Leuven, Leuven (BE)

Local Organisers
•    Dennis Doromal, President of PROS, Manila
•    Manuel Martin Lopez, Vice President of PROS, Manila

COURSE AIM/RATIONALE

In this course, a comprehensive overview of the applicability and effectiveness of palliative radiotherapy schedules from an evidence based perspective will be provided in a multidisciplinary framework. Focus will be on both clinical-ethical aspects and more technical-physics related issues.