Practical Info

Course start
08 Dec 2022
Course end
10 Dec 2022
Course length
2,5 days classroom workshop
Venue
Tata Memorial Hospital and Advanced Centre for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer. Mumbai, India
Language
English
Spaces
Available 40

Disclaimer

Any views or opinions are presented by healthcare professionals who share their insights, recommendations and practical experience with respect to brachytherapy, and do not necessarily represent those of Elekta.

The aim of this 2.5-day comprehensive live classroom workshop is to introduce the brachytherapy practitioner to principles and techniques of gynecological brachytherapy. The course content will focus on standard and advanced brachytherapy techniques for cervix, vaginal, endometrial, vulva and periurethral cancer. Also included in this course is brachytherapy for reirradiation for recurrence or second primary tumors within the pelvic regions. The course will focus on denning target concepts, selection of applicators, live or video demonstration of techniques and treatment planning. The course will also include active discussions on practical aspects, expected clinical outcomes and a focus session on challenging clinical case scenarios.

*= Subject to Ongoing COVID Pandemic Situation. In case of unexpected situations, the organisers are already actively preparing for a hybrid or online version of this mastercourse

Target Audience

Radiation Oncologists who intend to transition from practice of standard brachytherapy to advanced gynaecological brachytherapy including reirradiation. Medical Physicists who intend to develop skills in principles of treatment planning of advanced brachytherapy for gynaecological cancers.

Basic knowledge of standard gynecological brachytherapy practice is expected.

Expected Knowledge at Course Completion

At the completion of course, the attendees will be able to have sufficient knowledge to begin the transition to advanced brachytherapy practice. However, as this transition is expected to be a continuous process follow up evaluations and online practical e-learning and interaction modules are planned, as outlined below.

Didactic Follow up Interactions with Course Faculty

  1. Submission of 1 case of image guided brachytherapy with treatment plan within 3 months of course attendance. Centre presents a video of brachytherapy procedure and treatment plans. Feedback by course faculty.
  2. At 6 months, web based interaction is planned with course participants. This is envisioned as a session where a transitioning practitioner re-discusses progress, challenges and implementation steps. The participating sites may also consider registering towards learning curve establishment for their clinical team.
  3. At 12 months centre submits 1 case of advanced brachytherapy with treatment planning. Assessment of centre eligibility for registering on advanced brachytherapy user and training forum.

Organizing Chairmen

  • JP Agarwal, India
  • RA Kinhikar, India

Course Faculty

  • Supriya Chopra, India (course director)
  • Cyrus Chargari, France
  • Remi A Nout, The Netherlands
  • Alina Sturdza, Austria
  • Kari Tanderup, Denmark

Course Fee

SAARC Countries and Africa
Per Participant: 200 Euro
Team (Radiation Oncologist + Medical Physicist): 350 Euro

India
Per participant: 9000 INR
Team (Radiation Oncologist + Medical Physicist): 15000 INR

Others
Per Participant: 350 Euro
Team (Radiation Oncologist + Medical Physicist): 600 Euro

Agenda

–> Preliminary agenda

Flyer

–> Flyer

For information on course registration please contact: info@brachyacademy.com
For course related queries please contact: schopra@actrec.gov.in, radonco@tmc.gov.in

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Location
Tata Memorial CenterDr. E Borges RoadMaharashtra , MumbaiParelMH 400012India

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