Radiation Medicine Education

Monthly CPD Events

From January 2024, we will commence monthly online webinars on contemporary topics in radiation therapy practice and education. These are open to all.

January Webinar Title:  AAPM TG 288: Consensus Recommendations - for Incident Narrative Formatting Task Group

Date: Wednesday January 17th 12pm IST

This first webinar covered recently developed consensus guidelines from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task Group 288.  The purpose of TG288 was to develop a consensus format structure for use in a radiation oncology incident reporting and learning system, to guide initial reporters through recording relevant narrative information about incidents clearly and more uniformly than simple free text. 

This multidisciplinary group was chaired by Dr. Bruce Thomadsen, with representation from radiation therapists, including Dr Anita O’Donovan from TCD, who was representing the ESTRO Radiation Oncology Safety and Quality Committee (ROSQC).  More information on the composition of the task group is available here: https://www.aapm.org/org/structure/default.asp?committee_code=TG288

The final guidelines are due to be published shortly, and this presentation provided an overview of the final report.  A recording is available here.

Webinar 1:17th January 2024 TG288 Anita O'Donovan


March Webinar Title:  The Potential of Radiomics in Cancer Care

Speaker: Prof Michelle Leech

Date: Tuesday March 26th 12pm IST

Webinar 3: 26th March 2024 The potential of Radiomics in Cancer Care


April Webinar Title: The Research proposal and your research journey

Speaker: Prof Laure Marignol

Date: Tuesday 23rd March 1200 IST

April’s webinar is presented by Prof. Laure Marignol and is focused on the research proposal as part of the research journey.  Prof. Marignol is Head of the Discipline of Radiation Therapy and Professor in Radiation Biology.

Webinar 4: The Research proposal and your research journey


May Webinar Title: Cyberattacks in Radiation Oncology: A national multidisciplinary approach

Speaker: Dr Aileen FLavin

Date: Thursday 23rd May 1200 IST

In this webinar, Dr. Aileen Flavin, retired Radiation Oncologist from Ireland, describes the management of a cyberattack on the Health Service Executive in Ireland and its repercussions on radiation oncology services.  As the lead for radiation oncology at the time nationally, Dr. Flavin reports on how the cyberattack was managed and provides guidance on how such events can be avoided in the future.

Webinar 5: Cyberattacks in Radiation Oncology

National Radiation Medicine Education 

Radiation Medicine Education graphicProfessor 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. 


Assistant Professor Dr. Anita O’Donovan is a member of faculty of the Irish Geriatric Oncology annual meeting.

Professor 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’.

Professor 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.

Professor Michelle Leech is faculty member on the ESTRO teaching courses ‘Foundations of Leadership in Radiation Oncology’ 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. 

Professor 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.