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NSW/ACT Branch Scientific Webinar: Cardiac radioablation: An introduction, an overview, and how medical physicists could shape its future

Date(s):
1st Jun 2021
Time:
1:30PM - 2:30PM
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FREE Webinar - ACPSEM NSW/ACT Branch: Cardiac radioablation: An introduction, an overview, and how medical physicists could shape its future

ACPSEM NSW/ACT Branch has organised a free webinar for all members of the College on 1st June 2021 at 1:30pm Sydney time. 
Please feel free to invite anyone who would benefit from these webinars.  As numbers are limited to 500, a zoom link will be sent to those who are registered for this webinar. These webinars are interactive and all questions and comments are welcome.

Topic:   

Talk: Cardiac radioablation: An introduction, an overview, and how medical physicists could shape its future -- Presented by Suzy Lydiard

Cardiac radioablation (CR) has rapidly grabbed the attention of both clinicians and academics after stellar initial clinical results. CR has the potential to advance and expand the clinical care available to those suffering from certain cardiac arrhythmias and is already being implemented within clinical trials globally, including in Australia. There are exciting and abundant opportunities for medical physicists and academics to help progress CR technologies and advance CR knowledge in order to make this treatment mainstream and accessible to those patients in need.

This presentation will describe the clinical drivers for CR, discuss the challenges CR brings to radiotherapy, summarize the technology approaches currently utilized in clinical CR treatments, and identify potential research and development opportunities.

Presenter: About Suzy Lydiard

Suzy Lydiard is a part-time PhD student at the ACRF ImageX Institute, University of Sydney, supervised by Prof. Paul Keall. Her PhD is investigating cardiac radioablation for atrial fibrillation, a new and developing non-invasive treatment alternative for the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. Her work is specifically evaluating the feasibility of an MRI-guided treatment on an MRI-Linac using non-invasive target tracking and MLC tracking. Suzy is also working part-time as a clinical medical physicist in New Zealand.

CPD: 

2 CPD Points will be automatically allocated to medical physicists who register and attend this webinar and automatically recorded in their CPD Tracker.   If you are watching this webinar as a group, we strongly recommend that everyone of the group should register for this webinar individually.  Otherwise only those who are registered for this webinar will be allocated for CPD points.  Our Office will cross-check the attendance with the registered delegates' names and allocate CPD points. Therefore please enter your full name (s) when you login to the webinar. 

These webinars are aimed at qualified medical physicists and all questions should be directly related to the topic and work covered. Registrars and students are encouraged to attend, however any general questions on content covered should be reserved for supervisors.

 

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