The overall aim of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Special Interest Group is to promote and facilitate teaching and research in clinical oncology and related professions. The strength of the multidisciplinary ethos is seen in the scientific meetings organised which contribute to the educational needs of a diverse workforce, from trainees to qualified experienced personnel. Within the BIR the group advises the Council on matters relating to radiotherapy and oncology and responds and advises on documents from other bodies.
Everyone is welcome to join the BIR Oncology and Radiotherapy SIG including clinicians, physicists, radiographers, dosimetrists and oncology nurses. Simply join online here.
The SIG is urgently looking to recruit an oncologist and a radiographer to be on the Management Group. If you would like to be involved in developing and organising educational events and courses and help steer government policy - please contact Lucy Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org) with an abbreviated CV and a short paragraph about the skills you could offer.
Latest SIG News - highlights from the January 2017 meeting of the Management Group
On 10 October 2016 the SIG helped to deliver an event in conjunction with IPEM for the Parliamentary & Science Committee at the Houses of Parliament. The lecture was Entitled ‘Radiotherapy: Cancer Treatment of the Past or Future?’ and included talks from Dr Alexandra Stewart and Professor Andy Beavis, Charlotte Beardmore from the Society and College of Radiographers and Mark Davies, a patient who had recovered from colorectal cancer. The audience included MPs and members of the House of Lords and was very successful.
The group have published two BIR position statements on proton therapy and hypofractionation and are working on several others.
The SIG are leading on a number of courses and events: