(Additional presentations are being added as they are confirmed)
- Compare and contrast the technical differences or similarities in standard protocols between Canada and Australasia
- Explore the professional development opportunities that can be gained by working in a different country
- Identify the merit of working with medical imaging professionals that have trained or worked in other countries.
- Be able to reflect on the dimensions of care that are most relevant to patients
- Evaluate the benefits/challenges of integrating patient engagement into redesigning a departmental satisfaction survey
- Examine the framework for patient driven quality improvement in service delivery across regional cancer centres in BC
- Compare staffing levels in Radiation Treatment centres across Canada.
- Compare the variety of technology being used in Radiation Treatment centres across Canada.
- Relate treatment complexity with the organization and provision of oncology professionals.
- Categorize types and causes of radiation incidents
- Identify barriers to error reporting in Radiation Therapy
- Relate workplace activities to the creation of a safety culture.
- Identify possible correlations between error occurrence and time of day, day of week, or month
- Identify potential causes for radiation therapy related errors
- Apply causative linkages to radiation therapy clinical practices
Information Needs of Patients Diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy: A Survey of Patient Satisfaction
- Acquire knowledge of the complex and multidisciplinary needs of H&N cancer patients undergoing treatment.
- Identify patients’ reported informational needs and areas for improvement in patient education.
- Evaluate how satisfied H&N cancer patients are with written information they receive about their treatment.
- Learn the process of how personalize our treatment masks
- Gain an understanding of why there may be fears and anxiety associated with treatment.
- Observe the impact small gestures in patient care can have on the treatment experience.
- Increase awareness and knowledge of critical incident stress in the healthcare setting.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of critical incident.
- Identify the available tools and resources to manage critical incident stress.
- Identify the need for a Linac Collision Tool in their department
- Be able to understand the implications of collisions between the patient and the Linac
- Be able to determine what information is needed to detect collisions
The use of weekly kV-CBCT and deformable image registration to investigate dosimetric changes in the target volumes and organs at risk during VMAT radiotherapy for head and neck cancer patients
- Identify the importance of monitoring dosimetric changes in target volumes and OARs
- Identify advantages of utilizing CBCT and deformable registration in Head & Neck treatments
- Recognize the challenges of deformable registration & CBCT imaging; and ways to overcome them
- Identify patient preferences for times and days for receiving radiation therapy
- Acquire knowledge and recognize actual, ideal, and reasonable travel durations reported by patients
- Acquire knowledge and recognize actual, ideal, and reasonable wait time interval between referral and first oncologic consultation