A7 Regional (AFRA) Training Course on Accidents and Audits in Radiotherapy with an emphasis on Peer Review (Internal Auditing) in Medical Physics
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Regional (AFRA) Training Course on Accidents and Audits in Radiotherapy with an emphasis on Peer Review (Internal Auditing) in Medical Physics


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Organizers

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), USA
Argonne, Illinois, USA
26 - 30 November 2012

Purpose

The purpose of the training course is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skill in order to identify and manage risk in radiotherapy medical physics; handle the documentation, reporting and reviewing of accidents and near-incidents; develop procedures based on lessons learned; and perform regular internal peer review and auditing of their own radiotherapy medical physics practices. The training is also pertinent to regulatory body staff who have responsibilities for the control of radiation therapy medical exposure in their country.

Participants' qualifications and experience

Candidates should either be

  1. qualified clinical medical physicists who are working fulltime in radiation therapy medical physics services within the hospital environment. Preference will be given to participants from departments who intend to apply for a medical physics QUATRO audit
  2. regulators with a sound knowledge of radiation therapy medical physics who are active in regulating medical exposure arising from radiation therapy.
As the training course will be conducted in English, participants should have sufficient proficiency to follow lectures and express themselves in this language without difficulty.

Nature of the course

The training course consists of lectures, discussions and practical sessions. Examples of internal and external audits of radiotherapy medical physics programs will be discussed.

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