ESTRO Annual Report 2018

Communities Pavilion

The importance of being part of a network is the mainmessage of the ESTROCommunities Pavillion, a platform for networking and showcasing the activities of our communities and partners during the annual congress. At ESTRO 37, we had 13 societies who were present in this dedicated networking area: institutional members, national societies, and international oncology associations:

ALATRO, Latina American Association of Oncology Radiant Therapy ASCO, American Society of Clinical Oncology EFOMP, European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics EIBIR, European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research ESO, European School of Oncology Gemelli Advanced Radiation Therapy Centre Irish Institute Of Radiography And Radiation Oncology Istituto Del Radio “Olindo Alberti” Proton Collaborative Group RSRMO, Romanian Society of Radiotherapy and Medical Oncology SEOR, Spanish Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology University of Florence Greater Poland Cancer Center

Radiation oncology safety and quality committee (ROSCQ)

This year marked an important milestone, where ESTRO launched the ROSEIS platform for an always safer radiotherapy practice, on behalf of the Radiation Oncology Safety, Education and Information System (ROSEIS). The platform was launched in June 2018. The ROSQ committee has undertaken an ambitious programme to promote the safe application of radiotherapy in practice. The team consisting of committee members and an international liaison group met in Brussels 24-26 September to discuss potential incidents in specific procedures such as MRI, Brachytherapy, Protons, Stereotactic and adaptive radiotherapy to state a few. Experts from related fields also attend the meeting to commission the recommendations on the ROSEIS platform. On 26 September a workshop to introduce the system to the National Societies was held. It was attended by 33 participants from 17 different nationalities. Besides these many activities the ROSQC goes beyond the group actively participating to other working group on guidelines and recommendations. Among these include the several IAEA technical meetings such as the “Safety Culture in Medical Uses of Radiation,” ”Experiences with the implementation of the Bonn Call for Action,” and “Early effects and clinical detection of radiation errors in radiotherapy.” ROSQC also has representatives participating to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task group 288 and has submitted ACROP recommendations on the provision of high quality-care and standards aligned with the European Quality Framework (EQF) standards, in particular level 8.


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