Head and neck radiotherapy challenges

Monday 16 March 2020
Venue address: 
Life Conference and Banqueting, International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4EP
CPD credits: 

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Head and neck cancer radiotherapy planning is becoming ever more intricate and literally more focused. This study day will cover the latest developments in head and neck oncology including the ‘5+5 margins’ concept.

Includes a radiotherapy outlining workshop led by Professor Vincent Gregoire. 

Meeting organisers:
Dr Shahid Iqbal, Newcastle
Dr Robin Prestwich, Leeds

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Monday 16 March 2020





Registration and coffee


Welcome and introduction


Dr Charles Kelly, The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Re-thinking the surgical clear margin concept in the era of transoral surgery

Professor Vin Paleri, Head and Neck Surgeon, Royal Marsden Hospital, London


Desperately seeking the primary, the role of the pathologist in the search

Dr Max Robinson, Consultant Head and Neck Histopathologist, The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Diffusion weighted MRI as imaging bio-marker in head and neck cancer


Dr Claire Paterson, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow




Metastatic head and neck cancer: what is the value of radiotherapy to the primary site and/or oligometastases?

Dr Robin Prestwich, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Post treatment imaging of the head and neck: the radiology perspective

Dr Andrew McQueen, Consultant Radiologist, The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust




How should we reduce variation in head and neck practice?

Dr Tom Roques, Medical Director Professional Practice Clinical Oncology, The Royal College of Radiologist and Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals


A practical guide to using the 5+5 approach for head and neck radiotherapy outlining: when to, when not, and how?

Professor Vincent Gregoire, Radiation Oncology Department of Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France




5+5 Radiotherapy outlining workshop

Please see ‘Radiotherapy outlining workshop’ tab above for more information.

Professor Vincent Gregoire, Radiation Oncology Department of Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France


Closing remarks and meeting close

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 member:                                         £208
Consultant non-member:                                  £257
Trainee member:                                              £143
Trainee non-member:                                       £188
Retired member:                                               £143
Allied healthcare professionals and nurses:     £143
Lay members, medical students and patients: £143
Industry:                                                            £281

Online booking, using a credit or debit card, is available to members and Fellows.

If you are not a member or Fellow, please complete and return the Registration Form, via email to or by post to:
The Conference Office, The Royal College of Radiologists, 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JW.

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Bookings for this meeting are no longer being taken. Please contact the Conference Office for availability on 020 7406 5942.

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Venue information

Life Conference and Banqueting

International Centre for Life
Times Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Radiotherapy outlining workshop

Radiotherapy outlining workshop 

Please note that this event features a radiotherapy outlining workshop, using the RCR radiotherapy outlining platform and will involve a small amount of contouring to be done in advance of the meeting, which will be sent to all delegates by email.

Delegate contours will be anonymised and discussed during the workshop and delegates will be able to recontour after the workshop. To allow time for teaching from Professor Vincent Gregoire please note that delegates will not contour during the workshop.



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

  • On or before Friday 31 January 2020: Will be entitled to transfer their fee to another meeting within 12 months or a refund minus a £15 administration fee
  • Between Monday 3 February 2020 and Friday 28 February 2020: Will be entitled to transfer their fee to another meeting within 12 months or a refund minus a £25 administration fee
  • On or after Monday 2 March 2020: No transfer or refund permitted