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.
Management group members - brief bios
Ukraine - Urgent Request from World Health Organization
The European Cancer organization (ECO) has been appointed as contact point by the World Health Organization for the coordination of support related to the Impact of the War in Ukraine on Cancer patients. To this end, ECO is now assisting the WHO in gathering information of cancer centres and other hospitals outside Ukraine, that have the capacity to assist Ukrainian cancer patients. READ MORE HERE
Latest SIG News - February 2021
Our first SIG meeting of the year took place by video conference and once again most of the management group managed to ‘attend’ and contribute enthusiastically.
The BIR has risen well to the challenges presented with virtual event delivery and now has an impressive collection of videos and courses in the Online Learning Library (OLL). You will also find
In October 2020 the BIR launched its first video course on Radiation Safety – the course is aimed at the whole imaging team including radiographers, physicists, radiologists and technicians. Special rates for BIR members and group packages are available.
The 2020 Annual Congress was adapted to a virtual format and attracted over 2000 attendees. The event included an excellent Oncology stream, so if you missed it, many of the presentations can be found in the Online Learning Library. Planning is well underway for the 2021 event – watch out for more details soon!
The SIG has some not-to-be-missed virtual events lined up in the next weeks and months. Sign up for these events now!
17-19 March 2021.
24-26 March 2021
26 April 2021
17 May 2021
More events are planned for the coming months on SGRT, Practical Radiobiology and Ocular Radiotherapy, further sessions as part of the Annual Radiotherapy and Oncology meeting, as well as events and webinars specifically aimed at key disciplines within RT – e.g. our dosimetrists.