2012 - 2013 Course Dates
Liver IGRT Education Course - November 7-9, 2013
Course Leader: Dr. Laura Dawson
Guest Faculty: Dr. A Mendez Romero, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Paraspinal SBRT IGRT Education Course - October 11-13, 2012 COMPLETED
Course Leader: Dr. Arjun Sahgal
Guest Faculty: Dr. Josh Yamada, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, United States
Lung IGRT Education Course - January 17-19, 2013 COMPLETED
Course Leader: Dr. Andrea Bezjak
Guest Faculty: Dr. Suresh Senan, VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Head & Neck IGRT Education Course - April 4-6, 2013 COMPLETED
Course Leaders: Drs. John Waldron and Meredith Giuliani
Guest Faculty: Dr. Ping Xia, Cleveland Clinic, United States
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
Remarkable advances in imaging technology can now be harnessed to enhance target localization. Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is rapidly revolutionizing the planning and delivery of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer.
These unique education programs offer the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and strategies that will help you successfully apply and implement the principles of image guidance into your own radiotherapy practice. The inaugural Course, now referred to as the ‘Foundations Course’, has been offered since 2005 and continues to evolve in response to changing technology, applications, and evidence-based practice. Beginning in 2011, disease site-specific courses were introduced in Liver SBRT, Lung SBRT, Head and Neck, and most recently Paraspinal. These more focused courses will still cover the fundamental principles of IGRT, but will do so within the unique context of their particular disease site. At the conclusion of any course, participants will be able to:
- Adopt innovative IGRT approaches in clinical practice
- Expand opportunities for image guided radiotherapy practice
- Make informed decisions in the context of IGRT.
Participants will be encouraged to learn in a collaborative environment by participating in interprofessional teams consisting of oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists and front-line therapists.