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Join us! 13 June 2023 GCR Webinar & Roundtable - RT Essential Standards in Cancer Phase II

The Global Coalition for Radiotherapy (GCR) seeks your expertise and support at their upcoming Webinar & Roundtable discussion to create an essential radiotherapy template and standard for cancer plans.


RT Essential Standards in Cancer Plans Webinar & Roundtable Phase II

Tues, 13 June | 13:30-14:30 CEST | via Zoom

Project Objective

Create a framework for planning and monitoring population-based regional radiotherapy program.


Purpose

To avoid preventable cancer-related deaths, a national cancer plan is a critical component to a country’s healthcare system. It is imperative they reduce incidence, lower mortality rates and improve the quality of life of patients. Despite 50-60% of cancer patients receiving radiotherapy during their course of treatment, radiotherapy is often neglected when cancer plans are developed. Additionally, technology in radiotherapy has rapidly evolved in the past 10 years making many cancer plans outdated.


To support global advocacy efforts aimed at improving cancer outcomes, the GCR will facilitate a discussion to create a framework of key components that should be considered when developing or updating a national cancer plan. This will be the first webinar in a series of development phases.


Timeline

The GCR will host a series of webinars to develop the framework.


Phase I - COMPLETE

  • Webinar 1: Present the subject, understand the issues/structure. Focus on listing issues to be addressed in the framework – ie planning, monitoring, quality, etc.

  • Task Force objectives: a) Examine existing guides for radiotherapy planning; b) Develop the high level framework

Phase II - IN PROCESS

  • Webinar 2: Discuss 5 key components the framework: Training & Technical Support, Maintenance & Service, Data & Monitoring, Quality & Safety, Advocacy

  • Bring physicists, therapists, radiation oncologists, industry and charity to the table

  • Task Force objectives: a) Draft detailed framework in virtual working groups

Phase III - September

  • Webinar 3: Align radiotherapy planning with other elements of cancer control plans (prevention, screening, diagnostics, other therapeutic modalities, supportive and palliative care, AI) and primary care

  • Bring government leaders, ministries of health to the table

  • Discuss financing to execute, distribute and implement

Focus Question for Panel Discussion

Do we have a good enough (comprehensive, adaptable, future proof) framework to monitor radiotherapy access and care delivery?


Webinar Presenters and Panelists
  • Training & Technical Support

    • Prof. Mary Coffey & Prof. Michelle Leach, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

    • Dr. Wil Ngwa, Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Maintenance & Service

    • Antoine Noirot, Accuray Technical Support Engineers team in EIMEA

    • Markus Greter, Varian Director Field Service Central Europe

  • Data & Monitoring

    • Caroline Cooke Leksell, Elekta Digital Solutions

    • Dr. Tim Hanna, Queen’s University School of Medicine

  • Quality & Safety

    • Dr. Adesi Kofi Kyei, University of Ghana

  • Advocacy

    • Shandi Barney, AdvaMed

    • Sarah Quinlan, Radiotherapy UK

Please invite your colleagues to join us and participate in this important webinar.


RT Essential Standards in Cancer Plans Webinar & Roundtable Phase II

Tues, 13 June | 13:30-14:30 CEST | via Zoom



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