Overview

Radiotherapy is a treatment modality that is considered for around 50% of cancer patients and continues to gain popularity. Due to rapid technological innovations, the role of the radiotherapy practitioner is evolving and the need to acquire additional skills to perform role advancement and role extension, is becoming ever greater. The global impact of this towards the quality of radiotherapy practice, training and innovation is considerable which in turn, appears to be strengthening professional status, staff morale and organisational reputation. The net beneficiary undeniably remains the cancer patient. 

Main highlights of the workshop are:

  • Outlining advances in proton beam therapy education and how to optimise this in the context of pre and post registration professionals
  • Discussing the challenges of the implementation of MRI-linac image guidance technology within a department
  • Managing the increasing demand for cancer services in the developing world and the cultural impact on advancement
  • Promoting safety culture in the workplace
  • Focusing on role extension and continuous professional development opportunities to unleash the potential of practice advancement with considerations of relevant resources and key concepts.

Overall, this 2-day workshop will contain a mixed teaching methodology approach, with opportunities for group discussion, particularly on the evolution of roles and responsibilities of practitioners and its future impact on radiotherapy practice.

The workshop will be established around methodologies that are based on case studies, flipped learning / problem solving and work based learning with real life nuisances that is showcased to find optimal solutions. The Vertual Enviroment Radiotherapy Training (VERT) platform will be utilized in some segments of the workplace in order to provide immersive experience of learning.


Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • How technology is driving practice forward and the developmental/educational opportunities that are presented.
  • Awareness of competencies and skills that are required to embrace change in future practices of radiotherapy
  • Global position of the speciality and enhancing its worth, particularly in the developing world.

Who Should Attend

  • Trainee Radiation Therapists
  • Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists
  • Qualified Radiation Therapists


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Registration Closed.
 

Prerequisites

Professionals currently specialising in Radiation Oncology  
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the course, and 
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during course

Schedule

Day 1
Topic   Content
1 RTT Roles and Responsibilities to Support Future Practice
  • As the profession evolves, various case studies will be scoped in different elements of clinical practice to understand the scope of role extension and practice autonomy.
2 Artificial Intelligence
  • Embracing the 4th industrial revolution – areas in the patient pathway are investigated where AI contribution could become more widely adopted and how this could impact on practitioner input.
3 Management and Leadership in Radiotherapy
  • Leadership and management concepts can significantly enhance practice at all levels of the profession. This topic covers real life examples that reinforce understanding of key principles, concepts and skills in this area.
4 Project Management in Radiotherapy
  • Service improvement is often conducted routinely in the workplace by healthcare professionals where recognition may not be truly reflected. In order to ensure evidenced productivity, a project methodology approach may provide personal and clinical profit if specific goals are carefully initiated, planned, executed, controlled, and closure is sought.
5 RTT Educational Skills for Proton Beam Therapy Practice (i)
  • PBT is a new treatment modality that is being introduced across the globe to benefit specialist patient cases however, good quality training and education is essential to ensure optimal performance in practice and treatment delivery. A focus on the post-registration approach.
6 RTT Educational Skills for Proton Beam Therapy Practice (ii)
  • PBT, a fledging treatment modality is introduced across the globe to benefit specialist patient cases however, optimal quality pre-registration training and education is vital to ensure ready and able graduates. A focus is placed on the undergraduate curriculum.

Day 2
Topic   Content
1 Managing the Increasing Demand for Career Services in the Developing World
  • A global snapshot is showcased in the adoption of radiotherapy technologies for the developing world, where infrastructure remains scarce.
2 Risk Management and Safety Culture
  • Managing the quality of service delivery is quality with its direct impact on safety remains the utmost priority however, process applications such as 6 Sigma will be explored, along with workplace culture that advocates safety.

3 MRI - linac
  • As the MRI guided linear accelerator technology for patient treatment gains popularity, we outline the common challenges of departmental build and implementation with identifiable solutions.

4 Hybrid Imaging and the Scope of Biological Guided Radiotherapy
  • The concepts of biological imaging and the novel Biology Guided Radiotherapy (BgRT) approach in tumour control.

Fees

Category

Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$2,140.00 $642.00 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,140.00 $642.00 $242.00
Non-Singaporeans $2,140.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Terms & Conditions for SkillsFuture Course Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 06 Nov 2020 (Fri) to
07 Nov 2020 (Sat)
Registration is Closed.

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