RANZCR Radiation Oncology Trainee SMART Workshop

Date:     Monday 22 March 2021
Time:    10.30am – 4.30pm AEDT
Venue: Virtual
Registration Fee:
Delegate Profile: Radiation Oncology Trainees

The RANZCR Radiation Oncology Trainee SMART Workshop is a workshop directly designed to enhance trainee knowledge and skills in:

  • Statistical methods
  • Critical appraisal of the medical literature
  • Research methodology

The workshop will take place virtually, and will have interactive small group sessions, guided by Radiation Oncologists and Biostatisticians, to discuss actively recruiting and published cancer clinical trials. Trainees will be provided with reading and lectures to view before the workshop begins.

The SMART Workshop is an opportunity for trainees to meet with local researchers within TROG, and international researchers. Trainees are strongly encouraged to stay on for the TROG ASM, which will be an excellent opportunity to put into practice skills learnt at SMART Workshop, and develop networks with TROG researchers.

There are two SMART workshops that run on alternate years: Study Design Concepts (workshop A) and Evidence Appraisal Skills (workshop B). Trainees are encouraged to attend both workshops. This year’s SMART Workshop theme is ‘Evidence Appraisal Skills’.

  • Trainees attending the SMART workshop for the first time are entitled to 10 SMART points.
  • Trainees attending their second SMART workshop may claim a further 5 SMART points.
  • Trainees attending the TROG ASM following the workshop are entitled to an additional 2 SMART Points (i.e. either 12 points or 7 points).

Updated SMART Requirements

The SMART Program will be replaced with mandatory attendance at one (1) SMART Workshop. This means that trainees will no longer be required to complete any SMART program activities (to accrue SMART points).

The above SMART requirements only apply to trainees who commenced training in December 2019 and 2020. All other trainees who are currently in Phase 1 (i.e. trainees who commenced training prior to December 2019) will still be required to complete the training requirements under the current training program (including the stipulated POE and SMART point activities).

Technical Research Workshop (TRW)

Date:     Tuesday 23 March 2021
Time:    1.45pm – 5.00pm AEDT
Venue: Virtual
Registration Fee:
Inclusive for Full Meeting and Day Only (Tuesday 23 March) Delegates

The Technical Research Workshop (TRW) is a highly successful TROG Cancer Research initiative that provides a forum for the professional development of radiation therapists, medical physicists and radiation oncologists with a strong interest in the technological and technical issues at the forefront of research. The workshop attracts a multi-disciplinary audience with more than 80 delegates attending. Topics that have been discussed previously include MR-only Simulation, Deformable Image Registration, Patient Outcomes and QoL, Particle Therapy as well as clinical trial updates and knowledge based planning. This year the workshop will feature topics such as:

  • Advanced Planning
  • Technology-Driven Clinical Trials
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Image Registration
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Quality Assurance
  • Motion Management

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Important Dates


Now Open

Early Bird Registration Closes

5 February 2021