NORTHDIP The Nordic Radiotherapy Diploma program for Clinical oncologists

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About NORTHDIP

Nordic Radiotherapy Diploma Program (NORTHDIP) is a postgraduate educational and training program for clinical oncologists working in Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The NORTHDIP steering committee was founded in 2022 by the Nordic countries with the aim to develop radiotherapy competence among existing clinical oncologists and to make radiation oncology to an even more attractive part of clinical oncology.

The NORTHDIP initiative also have an ambition to increase the collaboration in research and development between the Nordic countries to create a foundation for future scientific collaborations. The first NORTHDIP course will start in October 2024. 

NORTHDIP is a two (2) year advanced training program in radiation oncology for clinical oncologists. At the end of the program the candidate should have scientifically based clinical proficiency in assessing and treating patients that need radiotherapy treatment.

During these two years there will be five spread-out one-week long residential courses, one in each Nordic country, which means that the applicant must be willing to travel and to engage in all five parts of the course during the program. This is important to be able to build the Nordic network of clinical oncologists. The first two days of each residential course (Monday and Tuesday) will include online training which can be performed back in the applicants own country. The next three days (Wednesday – Friday) includes on-site training (= residential course). In collaboration with MVision we also offer participation in an evaluation study that means free access to an online contouring tool where you can get feedback on your target delineation on dummy patients compared to international guidelines. The program is held in English.

Part 1 week 43 2024 (Sweden)

Part 2 week 11 2025 (Norway)

Part 3 week 43 2025 (Finland)

Part 4 week 11 2026 (Denmark)

Part 5 week 47 2026 (Iceland)

 

Information

Upon entering the program, the candidates will already have completed specialist training in clinical oncology. Specialists that have worked less than five years in the radiotherapy departement will be favored. The aim is to include applicants from both university an non-university hospitals.

30 applicants will be selected to the program; 10 from Sweden, 6 from Norway, 6 from Denmark, 6 from Finland and 2 from Iceland. Each country has a National committee that will decide which candidates in their country respectively that are accepted. If a country does not fill its assigned course places, the Nordic steering committee will chose the most suitable candidate to fill the spot.

Last date to apply April 1st 2024. Date of notification if you are accepted or not: May 3rd 2024.

 

Contact

 

Overview: https://northdip.org/overview

Contact and Steering group: https://northdip.org/contact

How to apply: https://northdip.org/apply 

 

Additional information about Nordic Radiotherapy Diploma Program (NORTHDIP) training programme can be found at the following link https://northdip.org/

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Preliminary program

Day 1: 23 October Dose Distribution in Target/OAR and Constraints  
11.00 - 11.20 Welcome + presentation of NORTHDIP  
11.20 - 11.30 Introduction to the Swedish course  

11.30 - 12.25

45 min + 10 min

Exploiting the volume effect and fractionation for organ-at-risk sparing

Tiziana Rancati
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch  

14.00 - 15.30

80 min + 10 min

Dose constraints: evidence, strategy and tradition

Tiziana Rancati /Eva Onjukka
15.30 - 16.15

Practical exercises: dose constraint fractionation conversion using the LQ model

Eva Onjukka
16.15 - 16.30  Break  

16.30 - 17.15

35 min + 10 min

Multivariable outcome modelling

Tiziana Rancati

17.15 - 18.15

50 min + 10 min

Planning aims for the target dose distribution

Ivan Vogelius

18.15 - 18.30

Break

 

18.30 - 19.25

45 min + 10 min

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and applications in Radiotherapy

Erik Ylipää

19.30

Dinner

 
     

Day 2: 24 October

Optimising personalised RT

 
08.15 - 08.30

Introduction to the day’s topics

Anna Bäck

08.30 - 09.25

45 min + 10 min

Daily management of geometrical uncertainties

Sofie Ceberg

9.30 - 10.25

45 min + 10 min

Motion management techniques

Sofie Ceberg

10.30 - 10.45

Break

 

10.45 - 11.40

45 min + 10 min

Exploiting degrees of freedom for conformal dose distributions

Anna Bäck

12.00 - 13.30

Lunch

 

13.30 - 14.40

60 min + 10 min

Trade-offs in treatment plan optimisation

 

Marco Schwarz

14.45 - 15.40

45 min + 10 min

How to know if a plan is good enough

Marco Schwarz

15.45 - 16.00

Break

 

16.00 - 16.55

45 min + 10 min

Dose to water/tissue – what difference does it make?

Mohammed Ali Ghazal

17.00 - 17.45

35 min + 10 min

Plan Quality – wrap up

Anna Bäck

17.45 - 18.00

Break

 

18.00 - 19.30

Safe radiation therapy –

Participants presentation – experience from each clinic

Mohammed Ali Ghazal/Vanessa Panettieri

19.00

Dinner

 

 

 

 

Day 3: 25 October

Physical Aspects of RT

 

08.00 - 08.55

45 min + 10 min

Machine hardware, technology solutions for RT

Crister Ceberg

08.55 - 09.50

Physics of particle therapy

Marco Schwarz

09.50 - 10.05

Break

 

10.05 - 11.00

Choice of modality – difference in dose distribution and delivery

Magnus Gustavsson

11.00 - 12.10

60 min + 10 min

Clinical impact of errors and uncertainties

Vanessa Panettieri

12.15

Evaluation

 

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