Comprehensive quality management in radiotherapy: quality assesment and improvement (Oct, 2017)
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By the end of this course participants should be able to set up or review the quality system in their department.
Comprehensive quality management in radiotherapy: quality assesment and improvement is organized by European Society for Radiotherapy Oncology (ESTRO) and would be held during Oct 2 - 5, 2017 at ESTRO head office, Brussels, Belgium.
In particular they should be able to:
Explain how risk management, quality monitoring and quality improvement are linked
Construct a process chart from the different steps in the treatment
Define quality indicators and quality standards
Compare tools and methods to monitor quality, application to radiotherapy
Apply LEAN method for quality improvement
Explain how clinical audits are set up and how they contribute to quality assessment and improvement
List different methods for technology assessment
Perform staffing levels calculations.
Lectures will be held in the morning followed by practical cases and discussion in the afternoon. We aim to allow the participants to put to practice what will have been discussed during the morning lectures and to learn how to work in a multidisciplinary and international group.
From risk management to quality improvement: how can we use the information that we get from FMEA, fault tree analysis, etc. to feed our QI system?
Metrics for quality measurement: quality indicators
Monitoring quality indicators (general)
How to interpret quality measures
Monitoring quality indicators through SPC
How should tolerance and action levels be set?
Methods for quality improvement:
Introduction to different methods
A focus on LEAN.
Quality improvement strategies:Clinical audits and feedback
Technology assessment methods:
Cost-effectiveness studies: HERO project
QA in Clinical trials.
Staffing levels in RT
European directives on quality and safety in radiotherapy.
The two courses on Quality Management have been designed to be complementary and that it is recommended to attend both to get a complete picture of Quality Management. However the order in which they are taken does not matter. To fully profit from the course it is recommended that participants have at least three years experience in a radiation oncology or medical physics department in order to have a complete picture of the radiotherapy process.
Núria Jornet, Physicist, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona (ES)
Philippe Maingon, Radiation Oncologist, GHU La Pitié Salpêtrière Charles Foix, Paris (FR)
Pietro Gabriele, Radiation Oncologist, IRCC of Candiolo, Candiolo (IT)
Karine Herlevin, Physicist, Centre Alexis Vautrin, Nancy (FR)
Coen Hurkmans, Physicist, Catharina Ziekenhuis, Eindhoven (NL)
Yolande Lievens, Radiation Oncologist, Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent, Gent (BE)
Nicolas Pourel, Radiation Oncologist, Institut Sainte Catherine, Avignon (FR)
Marjolein van Os, Radiation Therapist (RTT), Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam (NL)
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
ESTRO head office
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Contact No.: +32 2 775 93 39
Contact No.: +32 2 775 93 39