Sign in to myUHN Patient Portal

Accelerated Education Program



Image of IGRT logo

2016/2017 Course Dates

Stereotactic Radiotherapy & Metastases: Oligomets & Beyond – December 5-6, 2016
Course Leader: Dr. Rebecca Wong
Guest Faculty: Dr. Daniel Gomez, The University of Texas, MD Anderson, TX, USA
Registration Information
Course Program

Liver SBRT IGRT Education Course - April 20-22, 2017
Course Leader: Dr. Laura Dawson
Guest Faculty: TBD
Registration Information 
 

Image-Guided Radiation Therapy

Remarkable advances in imaging and technology can now be harnessed to enhance target localization. Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is rapidly revolutionizing the planning and delivery of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer.  Being able to see and track the changes that take place over a course of radiation therapy present numerous exciting opportunities and challenges.

Our unique education programs offer the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and strategies that will help you successfully apply and implement contemporary treatment techniques and approaches into your own radiotherapy practice. Since 2005, our courses continue to evolve in response to changing technology, applications, and evidence-based practice. Beginning in 2011, we began offering disease site-specific courses like Liver SBRT, Lung SBRT, and Head and Neck IM/IGRT.  Each year we add something new – for example, Paraspinal SBRT. These more focused courses still cover the fundamental principles of IGRT, but do so within the unique context of their particular disease site. At the conclusion of any course, participants will be able to:

  • Adopt innovative approaches into clinical practice that capitalize on new technologies
  • Expand opportunities to harness the opportunities afforded by image-guidance and other advancements
  • Make informed decisions in the contemporary radiation therapy domain

Participants will be encouraged to learn in a collaborative environment by participating in interprofessional teams consisting of oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists and therapists.

 

Course Program Overview

Visit the AEP YouTube Channel to watch the recently posted Liver SBRT IGRT "Preview Video". This short video clip provides an excellent overview of what you can expect when attending one of the IGRT courses.

 ​

Recent IGRT Course Programs

 

Educational CreditsImage of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Educational credits are assessed on a per-course basis. Below is a sampling of the credits awarded for the last iteration of the course, but these are subject to change.

  • Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists - 14 Category A Credits
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
    17 Section 1 Credits
  • Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board
    15 Credits
  • Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs Inc.
    17.69 Credit Hours

 

Registration Information

General registration fee is $2000 CDN - $2500 CDN. 
*Trainee registration fee is $350 CDN.

 *Trainee Pricing not included in all course offerings.

 

Upcoming Course Dates

Stereotactic Radiotherapy & Metastases: Oligomets & Beyond – December 5-6, 2016
Course Leader: Dr. Rebecca Wong
Guest Faculty: Dr. Daniel Gomez, The University of Texas, MD Anderson, TX, USA
Early-bird Deadline: November 1, 2016
$2000 CDN, 2 Day Course

*Liver SBRT IGRT Education Course - April 20-22, 2017
Course Leader: Dr. Laura Dawson
Guest Faculty: TBD
Early-bird Deadline: March 17, 2017
$2500 CDN, 2.5 Day Course

*This course does not include trainee pricing.

Course registration fee includes:

  • Access to electronic pre-course materials
  • 2 – 2.5 day on-site course attendance
  • Access to electronic post-course course materials
  • Breakfast and lunch each day
  • Social event
  • Course binder is no longer included in registration fee, but can be provided upon request for small fee. Please inquire.
  • Executive Service (optional - see below)

To register please contact the AEP Education Coordinator directly.

Email: emily.milne@rmp.uhn.ca

 

Executive Service

Registrants have the option of accessing our Executive Service  for the handling of their travel arrangements at no extra charge. We will book your hotel and arrange transportation to and from the airport, as well as assist you with Toronto Tourism packages or events for your spouse/companion should it be required.

 

Registration Policies

Confirmation of registration will be provided upon receipt of payment. DO NOT book non-refundable travel until your registration has been confirmed. 
 
Registrant Cancellation: Written notification of cancellation is required at least ten business days prior to the course start date. If notification is received by this time a refund will be issued, minus a 15% administration fee. Substitutions and transfer of registration to a future course are also permitted. No refund will be issued if cancellation is received fewer than ten business days before the course start date.
Course Cancellation: If a course is canceled, the Accelerated Education Program will refund the course registration fee in full but is not responsible for travel, accommodation, or other expenses incurred by the participant. The AEP assumes no liability for changes in course content or faculty.
Early-bird Discount: The AEP offers a 15% early-bird discount* to registrations completed four weeks or more prior to a course start date.
Alumni Discount: The AEP offers a 20% discount* to University of Toronto Department of Radiation Oncology Alumni.

*Discounts are only applicable to general registration pricing. Discount may not be applied to trainee pricing.

These policies are subject to change without notice.  

Last reviewed: 1/6/2015
Last modified: 8/17/2016 9:59 AM