Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Risk Assessment in Advanced Radiotherapy Techniques | (smr 3563)
Starts 22 Feb 2021
Ends 5 Mar 2021
Central European Time
A Joint ICTP-IAEA Virtual Meeting
The workshop aims to enhance knowledge on performing retrospective and prospective risk analysis and managing unintended and accidental patient exposure in advanced radiotherapy techniques, thus contributing to strengthening patient safety while delivering high quality radiotherapy services.
It is estimated that 50-60% of patients with cancer would benefit from radiotherapy. Expanding radiotherapy into areas with limited current access and introducing new more effective treatment techniques has the potential to save a great number of lives, but it is mandatory that the expansion is done with safety in mind, considering the complexity of this high-technology treatment modality and the potential for serious consequences when something goes wrong. The workshop would seek to target experienced medical physicists working in radiotherapy departments in hospitals. The workshop is particularly relevant to participants coming from hospitals intending to introduce new radiotherapy techniques. Participants will become acquainted with their international peers and will have a unique opportunity to establish links for their mutual support.