Radiation Medicine Education
A four-day theoretical and practical course facilitating participants to identify factors contributing to near incidents and incidents, the reporting, analysis and management of incidents and reducing incident occurrence.
Participants: Health Professionals with an interest or involvement in risk management in oncology
Course Dates: 27th -30th August, 2022
Course Venue: Discipline of Radiation Therapy, School of Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’ Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
Aims of the Course: To explore issues related to risk and risk management in radiation oncology, cyberattacks, reporting and learning from radiotherapy and other fields, analysis and management and incident reduction in the future.
- To heighten awareness of risk in radiotherapy
- To achieve greater safety and accuracy in radiotherapy through incident prevention and service maintenance in extreme settings
To encourage a culture of openness and shared experiences
- To give participants the tools and understanding of
how to minimise and manage a range of risks in radiotherapy
- To ensure best practices in risk management aiming to enhance safety in radiotherapy
- To enable international collaboration in incident reporting and encourage a culture of reporting incidents
Course Fees: Includes course notes, lunches, tea and coffee and course dinner:
Early registration (before 15th June 2022) € 650
Late registration € 750
Two or more participants from the same centre discount €50 for second or subsequent participants
For further information contact:
Adjunct Associate Professor Mary Coffey, Discipline of Radiation Therapy, School of Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’ Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 868599543 Fax: 00 353 1 8963246
National Radiation Medicine Education
Associate Professor Dr. Laure Marignol is the national education lead for the preparation of Radiation Oncology registrars to the radiobiology component of the Part I Fellowship of the Royal College of Clinical Radiology Examinations in Oncology. She was appointed by the Royal College of Radiology to serve as specialist examiner on this examination.
Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Leech contributes to the MSc. in Medical Physics at UCD, which educates Medical Physicists who work in radiation oncology.
Assistant Professor Dr. Anita O’Donovan is a member of faculty of the Irish Geriatric Oncology annual meeting.
Associate Professor Dr. Laure Marignol and Assistant Professor Laura Mullaney have developed and provided research skills training to Irish Health and Social Care Professionals on several occasions.
International Radiation Medicine Education
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Forde is course director and faculty member on the European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)’s teaching course on ‘Advanced Skills for Modern Radiotherapy’. She is also an ESTRO FALCON (Fellowship in Anatomical DeLineation and CONtouring) tutor, educating radiation oncologists, clinical oncologists and radiation therapists in delineation for treatment planning.
Assistant Professor Dr. Anita O’Donovan is a faculty member of the ESTRO teaching course on ‘Multidisciplinary management of non-melanoma skin cancer’.
Associate Professor Dr. Laure Marignol is a faculty member on the ESTRO ‘Basic Radiobiology’ course.
Assistant Professor Laura Mullaney is course director and faculty member on the ESTRO ‘Positioning and Immobilisation for Radiation Therapy’ course.
Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Leech is faculty member on the ESTRO teaching courses ‘Foundations of Leadership in Radiation Oncology’, “Positioning and Immobilisation for Radiation Therapy’ and ‘Best Practice in Radiation Oncology: A project to train the Radiation Therapist trainers’ the latter in association with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
ESTRO teaching courses are interdisciplinary for all cancer professionals and are taught annually.
Assistant Professor Dr. Anita O’Donovan is a member of the SIOG (International Society of Geriatric Oncology) Science and Education Committee and has developed an online module “Geriatric Assessment in Skin Oncology” in collaboration with the Royal College of Radiologists in the UK. This course is part of an e-learning series provided in the new RCR elearning hub.
Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Leech develops and delivers education courses for radiation oncology professionals globally as an international expert on behalf of the IAEA. Previous courses have been delivered in Serbia, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Israel and India.
Assistant Professor Dr. Anita O’Donovan is an Accreditation Council of Europe (ACOE) Councillor. ACOE Councillors are full time specialists practising in the field of oncology and are recognised for their experience in education and expertise in their field.