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Expression of Interest for APSIG Volunteers in South East Asia

In 2020, the Asia Pacific Special Interest Group (APSIG) wishes to continue its efforts to support radiotherapy centres in Cambodia, Laos as well as other centres in countries where assignments are still developing.

To read more about APSIG and the work they do, please visit https://www.acpsem.org.au/about-acpsem/asia-pacific-sig

This is the first call out for those ROMP members whom may be interested in volunteering - so please read on.

CAMBODIA:
After two APSIG assignments and the 12 month Australian volunteer assignment by Nikki Shelton in 2018, Calmette Hospital wishes to commence an IMRT program and needs the help of a ROMP trainer to implement this. There is no minimum length of time for this assignment and all interest to go will be considered.

LAOS:
With the help of the first APSIG assignment in 2019 by David Little from Christchurch NZ, Mittaphab ‘Friendship’ hospital in Vientiane is well on its way to further advancing their radiotherapy treatment techniques and physics training. These efforts need to continue through further periodic visits to this centre by ROMP trainers. Likewise, there is no minimum length of time for this assignment and all interest to go will be considered.

OTHER ASSIGNMENTS:
Whilst it is early days to put out expressions of interest, some good news from the Australian Volunteers program (through DFAT) is they are reducing the minimum length of their assignments to be similar to APSIG assignments so there will be more opportunities to come in 2020!

If you are interested in anything above or even if you would just like to let me know you are interested in the future when you have time to take on a volunteer assignment, drop me an email (apsig@acpsem.org.au) please.

Simon Downes
APSIG Committee Chair

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