OAR - Abdomen

08-15 October, 2019

WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION

The "Organs at risk" contouring workshop is a very helpful, interactive and practical way to learn more about contours of healthy tissues at risk of side effects from the radiation treatment. Very frequently we think we have the knowledge needed to draw volumes in radiation oncology, but once we are "hands-on" drawing these volumes, we have doubts/problems . This practical workshop helps to solve these doubts with the advice of very expert teachers. Another important aspect about this workshop, is that we usually spend hours studying how to draw the correct target volumes for tumors, but we do not study so much about how to delineate organs at risk. To achieve a good dosimetry, it´s essential to have appropriate volumes not only for tumor, but also for organs at risk to minimize toxicities from the treatment. This workshop will allow you to improve your contouring skills in a practical way, in an environment very similar to clinical practice, with basic and advanced delineation tools, fusion of different types of images, and which is very important, with the advice and teaching of some of the best experts in the field.

TARGET GROUP

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.

FACULTY

Thomas Brunner
Alejandra Mendez Romero

WORKSHOP SESSIONS

8 October, 2019 - 18.00-20.00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)
15 October, 2019 - 18.00-19.30 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

WORKSHOP FORMAT

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.