Power Of Patient Voice in Radiation Therapy (POP_RT) Contributor's Gathering
POP_RT is an empowering event where we will celebrate the influential role of patient voices in the future of radiation therapy.
Aim: Empower patients and provide a platform for their voices to be heard. Learn from inspiring speakers, engage in interactive sessions, and connect with fellow patients and healthcare professionals.
Who can attend? Patients, their families, carers and the public who are interested in Radiation Therapy
When: Tuesday 24th October 2023 1.00-3.30pm (lunch will be provided)
More information is available here: PPI Flyer POP_RT
Great Irish Bake off 2023
Senior Fresh students from the Discipline of Radiation Therapy took part in the Great Irish Bake off 2023 https://www.childrenshealth.ie/greatirishbake/, raising valuable funds for Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin.
Michelle Leech and Claire Poole, from the Discipline of Radiation Therapy at Trinity College, alongside patient advocates, held an online even on the 27th of November for Citizens' Information Evening.
During this webinar, you will hear directly from a cancer patient advocate, who herself was successfully treated for her cancer with radiation therapy and who contributed to this project. The session will also explain how the research team at Trinity have engaged with the wider public and citizens worldwide to develop a project that has improved the treatment experience of cancer patients.
Patient experiences and needs are a core focus of this project. Researchers from both the European Cancer Patients Coalition and Trinity College will describe how citizens can get involved in their projects.
Trinity academics in radiation therapy have come together with experts to demystify radiation therapy as a cancer treatment. The course explores radiation therapy as a cancer treatment through the experience of two patient advocates who tell their stories of radiation therapy as a treatment.
At the end of this two week course learners will be able to:
- Describe the role of radiation oncology in managing cancer
- Identify the radiation therapy patient pathway
- Recognise the roles of the health care professionals involved in radiation therapy
- Discuss the safe use of radiation therapy in cancer care
- Explain the basic science behind radiation therapy
- Describe state of the art radiation therapy, such as personalised medicine
- Discuss upcoming biological and technological developments in radiation therapy
Register today on Futurelearn, the social learning platform, to access this free online course.