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Overview

Radiation Therapy (Radiotherapy) is used to treat about 50% of cancer patients. There has been a number of technology innovations that have led to changes in the way we treat our radiotherapy patients. In particular, advances in beam modulation and image guidance has helped enable large radiation doses to be administered in less treatment sessions. This has an impact on our classical understanding of radiobiological modelling.

Main highlights of the workshop are:

  • Outlining advances in arc modulated radiotherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and advanced X-ray image guidance 
  • Discussing new MRI-linac image guidance technology
  • Including how new hypo-fractionated radiotherapy is challenging our conventional Radiobiology wisdom
  • Focusing on specialised dosimetry methods including Gaf film and array dosimeters which are being used to verify the dose from these complex patient deliveries
  • Covering the ethics of radiation protection in radiotherapy
Overall, this 1-day workshop will be interactive in nature, with opportunities for group discussion, particularly on this new technology and its future impact on radiotherapy.

Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

Topic 1
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
  • The general principles behind inverse planning, dose objective planning and its subsequent use in intensity modulated and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)

Topic 2
  • X-Ray Image Guided radiotherapy
  • The concepts of Cone Beam CT and kilovoltage intra-fraction monitoring, and the difference between inter-fraction correction and intra-fraction correction

Topic 3
  • Radiation safety and Radiobiology
  • Hypo-fractionated Radiotherapy regimens and how these regimens don’t fit within the classical radiobiology linear quadratic model framework
  • Ethics and New challenges in Radiation Protection

Topic 4
  • Dosimetry validation of Radiotherapy treatment delivery using pre-treatment array dosimeters and Gaf film

Topic 5
  • MRI-linac. There are two vendors offering MRI guided linear accelerator technology for clinical patient treatment. In this topic we outline the promise and challenges of this potential game changing technology

Who Should Attend

  • Trainee Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists
  • Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists
  • Qualified Radiation Therapists
  • Radiation Oncology Registrars and Residents
 

Prerequisites

Professionals currently specialising in Radiation Oncology

 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

Registration Closed.

 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

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

Schedule

Time Topic
8:30am Welcome and Registration
9:00am Topic 1: The Adaptive Radiotherapy Horizon: Implication for IMRT, IGRT and Protons
9:45am Topic 2: MRI Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy for Brain Cancer
10:30am Tea Break
10:45am Topic 3: Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy
11:45am Topic 4: Radiobiology and Toxicity: Implications for SABR
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Topic 5: MRI-Linac: A New Paradigm for Adaptive Radiotherapy
2:30pm Topics 1-5 Q&A
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Group Discussions
4:30pm Group Presentations
5:00pm Quiz/Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

 

Fees

Category

Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$856 $256.80 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $856 $256.80 $96.80
Non-Singaporeans $856 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, DV-USC-SR1B, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 21 Sep 2019 (Sat)
Registration is Closed.

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