Oncology in the Global Setting: Improving Access to Quality Radiotherapy & Radiology

Thursday 28 November 2019
Venue address: 
The Royal College of Radiologists, 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3JW
CPD credits: 

Globally diagnostic radiology and radiotherapy are essential components of cancer management. Imaging is required in virtually all cases, while radiotherapy is an essential but sometimes forgotten modality of cancer treatment. It is estimated that approximately half of new cancer patients should receive radiotherapy as part of their curative treatment.   Yet despite the key role of radiology and radiotherapy there is a paucity of functional services and infrastructure outside of high-income settings.  The RCR may play a key role in improving equitable access to cancer treatment as it offers both credibility and a rich resource of expertise.  This global cancer event offers the chance to hear from innovative individuals who are improving cancer services in low- and middle-income (LMIC) settings.

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Thursday 28 November 2019

Time Speaker

Welcome and introduction

Dr Andy Beale, International Committee Chair, The Royal College of Radiologists

13:45Challenges and opportunities for improving global cancer control

Dr Mary Gospodarowicz, Radiation Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto

14:15Collaborative multidisciplinary approaches to building high quality global radiotherapy capacity

Dr Ajay Aggarwal, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust & King’s College, London

14:45Use of AI to Increase Access to High Quality Radiotherapy in LMICsProfessor Laurence Court, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas.
15:15Improving radiology expertise in Kenya through NHS based fellowships

Dr Jacqueline Mavuti, Radiologist, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya 

Dr Ian Francis, Consultant Radiologist, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead

16:00Improving radiotherapy safety and accuracy: Lusaka-Brighton Cancer Link

Dr Katie Wakeham & Rebecca Furner – Clinical Oncologist & Medical Physicist. Brighton and Sussex University Hospital

16:15Experience at Nepal Cancer & Research Centre, Kathmandu

Dr Jen Van Griethuysen, Clinical Oncology SpRs, Nepal FRCR project

Dr Chloe Brooks, Clinical Oncology SpRs, Nepal FRCR project

16:30Title TBC

Dr Liz Joekes, Consultant Radiologist and co-founder ‘Worldwide Radiology’

16:45Improving Knowledge of Early Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis in East Africa: Royal College of PhysiciansSpeaker TBC
17:00Panel Discussion & Questions
17:30Drinks Reception


Contact us

For any queries relating to this event please contact

Professional Learning and Development
The Royal College of Radiologists
63 Lincoln's Inn Fields

email: conf@rcr.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7406 5942


Registration fees:

Consultant:                                         £50
Trainee:                                              £30

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Venue information

The Royal College of Radiologists

63 Lincoln's Inn Fields
United Kingdom



Delegates wishing to cancel or transfer a place on a meeting:

  • On or before 16 October: Will be entitled to transfer their fee to another meeting within 12 months or a refund minus a £15 administration fee
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