The UKRCO 2018 conference is themed “Disease and Diversity“. Our inspiration comes from the upcoming Martine Jackson lecture on Proton Therapy.
Our approach to this month’s chat will revolve around a few key healthcare themes that resonate around the globe.
The disease profile of our patients is becoming more complex – this is a challenge.
The way we image and treat disease is becoming more advanced (and complex) – this is also a challenge (and a fantastic opportunity for our professions to blossom).
When we adopt new technologies, what considerations do we need to make at a local site level? At a professional level?
Share your experiences on any adoption of new technologies (Proton therapy, MR Linac, theranostics, AI/ML)
Three webinars hosted by the British Institute of Radiology on proton therapy are now open access online. You just need to register for a free account.
Also check out the curated May #radonc Journal Club archive on protons here.
- Which new advanced imaging or treatment technology have you had recent experience with?
- What challenges were presented? How are these overcome?
- This month’s blogger mentions a number of support networks/resources that were used during the implementation of the new service. How important are reference groups, site visits etc?
- In the chaos of implementing a new service, how do we ensure the patient is kept at the centre of the discussions?
Times: Vancouver 1pm (26th)/Edmonton 2pm/Toronto 4pm/UK 9pm/Sydney 6am (27th)/Auckland 8am (27th)
Our blog for June is live. This month’s blogger is James Donnelly, a Proton Gantry Superintendent in the Radiotherapy team of the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester!