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Table 1 Overview of ICARO programme topics

From: International Conference on Advances in Radiation Oncology (ICARO): Outcomes of an IAEA Meeting

Main topic Advanced techniques (*) in teletherapy
Clinical sessions/clinical practice Advances in chemo-radiotherapy in cervical and head-and-neck cancer
Current trends in brachytherapy
Radiotherapy in paediatric oncology
Reducing late toxicities
Altered fractionation
Training sessions/educational How to set up a QA programme?
Commissioning and implementing a QA programme for new technologies
Transition from 2D to 3 D CRT and IMRT
Training, education and staffing: evolving needs/getting ready to transition to the new technologies
Cost and economic analysis in radiation oncology
Planning new activities PACT meeting with manufacturers of diagnostics and radiotherapy equipment
Global quality improvement for clinical trials in radiation oncology
Controversial topics and debates Co-60 - no time for retirement?
IMRT-are you ready for it?
Do we need proton therapy?
  1. (*) For the purposes of this report, "advanced technologies" include 3-D conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), adaptive radiation therapy (ART), respiratory-gated radiation therapy (RGRT), particle radiation therapy, and image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT) in all aspects; planning, treatment delivery, and quality assurance.