Programmes for sharing emerging ideas among thought leaders from across the globe, designed to spark inspiration, accelerate innovation, and advance patient care.
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Combining Immunotherapy with Stereotactic Radiotherapy: A Paradigm Shift? (replay available soon)
New Hope for Oligometastatic Patients with SABR: Implications of the SABR-COMET Study (replay from 8 December 2020)
In recent years, there has been mounting evidence that multiple metastases in the brain can be successfully treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Evidence has also accrued to show that a single lung, spine, or other extracranial met can often be successfully treated—with durable results—using stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR). But what about multiple metastases outside the brain? Until recently, these patients were typically offered palliative treatments, such as chemotherapy.
Multidisciplinary Cancer Care: What Does the Future Hold? (replay from 11 November 2020)
Every patient’s cancer diagnosis is different, and consequently, there is really no valid “one size fits all” approach to treatment. Recently published long-term research* shows that the use of multidisciplinary collaboration leads to changes in diagnosis, treatment, and survival. The survey research shows that a multidisciplinary approach is the best way to deliver the complex care needed by cancer patients; however, it is a challenge that requires organisational and cultural changes and must be led by competent health managers who can improve teamwork within their organisations.
A Perspective on the Future of Embolisation (replay from 25 August 2020)
This presentation is designed to help participants understand the current state of research, including early data suggesting potential new uses for embolisation.
Cancer Didn't Stop for COVID-19. Neither Can We. (replay from 30 July 2020)
A May 2020 editorial in The Lancet makes the important point that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in cancer care being "deprioritised, delayed", and in some places, discontinued. Cancer patients "are facing disruption for all but the most urgent procedures."
The Oncology Scenario Post COVID-19 (replay from 22 July 2020)
This interactive roundtable, with speakers from clinical, government, and patient advocacy organisations, will cover the challenges in Oncology post COVID-19, as well as possible actions to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on cancer patients. Note: this webinar was conducted in Portuguese.
Pandemics, Hurricanes, Earthquakes: How Can We Plan for Emergencies More Effectively? (replay from 3 June 2020)
Disasters strike. It’s not a question of whether, but of when. While many emergencies can’t be foreseen, they can certainly be anticipated. In this roundtable discussion, noted leaders in healthcare and medicine who had to function at the epicentre of major disasters share what they learned, what they now do differently, and their strategies for ensuring that their organisations can either continue helping patients or rebound quickly if operations come to a halt.
Leading Through Crisis--Practical Advice for Leaders in Healthcare and Medicine (replay from 19 May 2020)
Listen to General Stan McChrystal, a retired four-star general, and Dr. Jeffrey Balser, President and CEO at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in a discussion on:
- the leadership mindset
- success in times of crisis
- decision making and risk management
- strategies for building and motivating a confident and resilient team
Changing RT Practice Patterns in a COVID-19 World: An Interactive Roundtable (replay from 30 April 2020)
At radiation oncology centres around the world, treatment of cancer patients was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, radiation oncologists and their teams found new and creative ways to continue to serve cancer patients under challenging circumstances. COVID-19 is impacting how we think about everything and will likely result in a new “normal.” This webinar featured a notable line-up of speakers from across the radiation oncology spectrum—from small community-based treatment centres to larger urban and academic institutions.
COVID-19: Serving Patients While Coping with Stress and Burnout: An Interactive Virtual Roundtable (replay from 16 April 2020)
This webinar for Interventional Radiology professionals featured clinical leaders who have been working with teams to adjust to conditions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis. We also heard from a mental health expert, on how to cope through the crisis in order to avoid late reactions like PTSD.
Articles and blogs
Stay informed with easy reads covering timely topics within cancer care.
Driving to Expand Access to Cancer Care by Dow Wilson, Varian CEO
Published on LinkedIn, 25 February 2020