Webinars

As part of its investment in e-learning for Fellows and members, the College is running a series of monthly webinars alternating between oncology and radiology themes. The webinars will be facilitated by leading experts from each specialty and cover various hot topics and essential training issues. The duration of each will be approximately 60 minutes and RCR members will have the opportunity to interact live with speakers and fellow participants. CPD credits will be awarded and for those unable to participate, and recordings will be made available via the previous webinars tab (login is required).

Upcoming webinars

Webinar: A day in the life of ... a GI radiologist

21 February 2019
Led by: Dr Jaymin Patel and Dr Oliver Duxbury

Gastrointestinal radiology encompasses a broad range of pathology and imaging modalities.  Walking the audience through his own week as a sub-specialist radiologist Dr Patel aims to highlight the realities of choosing a career in this diverse and interesting subspecialty.

CO Journal club webinar: 'Burnout' and how to maintain mental wellbeing

27 February 2019
Led by: Dr Anthea Cree and Dr Ahmed Salem, Manchester

Burnout is common among oncologists, with between a third to half affected at any time. It is a syndrome related to chronic workplace stress and is characterised by emotional exhaustion, negative attitudes and dehumanisation. It often overlaps with conditions such as anxiety and depression.

This webinar will discuss burnout and strategies to overcome it both on an individual and organisational basis. It also aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues.

A day in the life of ... an interventional radiologist

13 March 2019
Led by: Dr Thoraya Ammar, London 

Interventional radiology (IR) is a dynamic speciality combining cutting edge technology with innovative advances in medicine. IR is an exciting field with a dynamic, problem-solving culture, always looking for ways to innovate and improve! It enables you to combine your background clinical knowledge with your radiological diagnostic skills and your technical ability in bringing high-impact treatments to patients of varied ages and pathologies across all specialites, while working with one of the most energetic, enthusiastic and pioneering communities in medicine.

Webinar: Effective and inclusive leadership of and with your team

18 March 2019
Led by: Dr Tricia Woodhead

In this hour we will explore driver 2 and consider approaches to compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels. We will share lessons and ideas from healthcare across the world, in particular exploring the small things you can change that make a big difference to the experience and effectiveness of your staff and thus patient care.

  • How to think about challenges and explore them with your staff
  • High impact behaviours that change the workplace for everyone in a positive way
  • Making the most of the talent you work with
  • Where to focus your efforts and how to build a team to achieve a shared goal swiftly and continuously over time

We will include time for questions from listeners as well as follow up on questions raised subsequently. A short reading list will also be available for those wishing to follow up the topics covered in more detail.

The second event in the Leadership and Quality Improvement Programme for senior trainees and consultants in Clinical Radiology and Clinical Oncology 2019 series.

Skin radiotherapy in modern era of clinical oncology

24 April 2019
Led by: Dr Agata Rembielak

Recently there has been an alarming increase in skin cancer incidence worldwide. Although mortality from non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is generally low, the total cost of treatment is becoming a considerable burden for health care services across the world due to the number of new cases, aging population and increased complexity of cases which often require a specialist multidisciplinary approach.

Radiotherapy has been used in NMSC for more than a century, in radical primary and nodal disease, in postoperative as well as in palliative settings. Recently there is an increased interest in the use of skin radiotherapy in NMSC not only in view of increased incidence and aging population but also due to an advantage that radiotherapy can offer to NMSC patients for organ and function preservation, particularly in cosmetic sensitive areas.

In this webinar Dr Agata Rembielak will discuss the role and future perspectives of skin radiotherapy in NMSC in modern era of clinical oncology.

Webinar: Supporting local, departmental and system wide continuous improvement

8 May 2019
Led by: Dr Tricia Woodhead

This one-hour webinar will discuss ways and means to develop the capacity to make improvements and positive changes. We will explore the necessary ingredients to support learning and continuous improvement at team, department and organisation level. This will include ways to adjust governance meetings to ensure quality improvement is prioritised and momentum maintained and ways to more effectively use existing systems of work to address problems early.

We will include time for questions from listeners as well as follow up on questions raised subsequently. A short reading list will also be available for those wishing to follow up the topics covered in more detail.

The third event in the Leadership and Quality Improvement Programme for senior trainees and consultants in Clinical Radiology and Clinical Oncology 2019 series.