Training Course for The Treatment of Cervical Cancer: Clinical, Quality and Safety Aspects

Date: 30 November – 11 December 2020
Location: Virtual Event

Purpose

The purpose of the event is to discuss the quality, the safety tools and the management strategies related to the treatment of the cervical cancer; summarize the critical and high-risk elements of the treatment workflow for cervical cancer; and give guidance on how to establish a quality management system in radiotherapy, with emphasis on cervical cancer.

The faculty will include professionals, physicists, physicians and an administrator/manager with experience on the efficient management of a program/department practicing radiotherapy (including brachytherapy) for cervical cancer.

Scope and Nature

Participants will:

  • Be updated on the basic elements of quality management in the treatment of cervical cancer;
  • Acquire practical knowledge on how to set-up a quality management system in their institutions;
  • Learn how to develop process flow diagrams and identify high risk procedures in their local HDR brachytherapy services;
  • Disseminate the knowledge acquired during the workshop;
  • Improve the operation of clinical services treating cervical cancer.
A comprehensive approach to quality management for the treatment of cervical cancer will be given during the course. Clinical (patient indication, contouring, dose prescription, plan evaluation, brachytherapy insertion, postoperative care) as well as technical ( commissioning of equipment, imaging and applicator reconstruction, creating of a treatment plan, plan QA, common incidents, etc) aspects of the patient workflow will be discussed. Process mapping, FMEA and QM tools will also be discussed. Hands-on exercises will complement the theoretical lectures. Interactive sessions and active participant engagement are key elements of learner centred activity.