Sunday, October 21

09.20 Hello and welcome back – Pennine lecture theatre
Dr Denyse Hodgson (Professional Lead – Radiotherapy and Oncology, Sheffield Hallam University). – Pennine lecture theatre
09.30 Global Perspectives from Professional Bodies
(10 minute snapshots of the current status of Advanced Practice)

  • Mark Given (Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists)
  • Mike Odgren (American Society of Radiologic Technologists)
10.10 Question Time – Panel Discussion
(Chair – Dr. Denyse Hodgson)
10.30 Tea/Coffee (Sponsored by Oncology Systems Ltd), Exhibition and ePosters
11.00 Proffered papers session – Pennine lecture theatre(Chair – Dr Denyse Hodgson)

A comparative ethnographic analysis of the sociological practice of radiography in seven
countries, related to advanced practice – Cynthia Cowling

Establishing Advanced Practice in New Zealand for Medical Imaging and Radiation
Therapy – Karen Coleman

Australian Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice: A Focus Group Study – Kristie Matthews

Navigating the System: The Role of the Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist (CSRT) in Delivering
Person-Centred Care across the Cancer Continuum – Laura D’Alimonte (presented by Lori Holden)

The evolving role of radiographers in symptomatic mammography image interpretation – Ann-Marie Culpan

The development of an RTT led treatment delivery service for patients undergoing SABR for
peripherally located tumours of the lung – Dean Harper.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way: Development and piloting of the oral examination phase of a national advanced practice certification process for radiation therapists in Canada – Caitlin Gillan

Taking Advanced Practice Skills Full Circle – Darby Erler

12.30 Lunch (Sponsored by Imaging Equipment Ltd), Exhibition and ePosters
Parallel Sessions
13.30 – 15.10 Proffered Papers – Owen Building room 1029(Chair – Dr. Pauline Reeves; Associate lecturer, Research and Diagnostic Imaging, Sheffield Hallam University)

Are we robbing Peter to pay Paul? Review radiographers should complement and not replace
the skills of the wider team – Joan Sweeney.

Integrating CBCT into radiotherapy verification: Experiences from a medium-sized Radiotherapy
Centre – Kirstie Smith

Enhancing roles, Increasing Responsibilities: The Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist led
interprofessional care clinic – Lori Holden

Sustaining the Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist (CSRT) Role: Adaptability, prioritization and
alignment to the organization strategy – Lisa Di Prospero (presented by Darby Erler)

Establishing a Radiographer Led Vacuum Assisted Breast Biopsy (VAB) within the Breast Unit at
ELHT – Rita Borgen

The role of the Advanced Practitioner in developing a Radiographer led brachytherapy service
– Katie Cooper

Advanced Practice at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre: An Evolving Concept – Kristie Matthews

The Development of a Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist (CSRT) Role through a Systematic
Framework: The Odette Cancer Centre Experience – Angela Turner (presented by Lori Holden)

Research Therapy Radiographer: Early experiences in a new role – Kirstie Smith

13.30 Workshops (further information)(Booking will be made available to delegates once workshops finalised)

1. Mind the Gap: Planning for an Advanced Practice Role. – Owen building 1032
Marcia Smoke (Head of Treatment Planning & Radiation Therapy, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Canada).
2. Overcoming barriers to undertaking research – Owen building room 1036
Prof Heidi Probst (Sheffield Hallam University)
3. The Benefits of Accreditation – Owen building room 1031
Louise Coleman (College of Radiographers, UK)
4. Not forgetting the patient. – Owen building room 1037
Spencer Goodman (College of Radiographers, UK)

15.10 Tea/Coffee (Sponsored by Oncology Systems Ltd), Exhibition and ePosters
15.40 Workshop Round Up – Pennine lecture theatre
Workshop leads present back the 2 key outputs and then open for Q’s from audience
16.15 ePosters and Exhibition
17.00 Close
19.00 Conference Dinner and Social Event