Last month, the QA & Dosimetry Symposium (QADS) made its debut in Europe, in Lisbon, Portugal. More than 230 attendees from 46 countries convened at this premier educational event to focus on strategies for continuous improvements in quality and patient safety in radiation therapy.

An Educational Experience

The symposium offered a comprehensive range of sessions, workshops, and presentations that provided practical, clinically relevant insights for professionals in the field of medical physics and radiation therapy. Attendees had the opportunity to learn best practices, explore new techniques, and gain valuable clinical insights from colleagues practicing worldwide.

Key Session Topics

QADS addressed key topics and trends in Radiation Therapy Quality Management, including:

  1. Safety and Quality in Radiation Therapy: This session focused on strategies and techniques to enhance safety and quality in radiation therapy, ensuring optimal patient care.
  2. In-Vivo/Transit Dosimetry: Attendees gained insights into the use of in-vivo and transit dosimetry techniques, exploring their applications and benefits in radiation therapy.
  3. Automation and Integration in Planning and QA: This session delved into the advancements in automation and integration in treatment planning and quality assurance processes, streamlining workflows and improving efficiency.
  4. SRS/SBRT QA and Small Field Dosimetry: Experts shared their knowledge and experiences in quality assurance for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), with a focus on small-field dosimetry.
  5. Advances in Dosimetry & QA Solutions: Attendees were updated on the latest advancements in dosimetry and quality assurance solutions, ensuring accurate and precise radiation therapy delivery.
  6. New Treatment Technologies and QA: This session explored the challenges and best practices associated with emerging treatment technologies, providing attendees with insights into quality assurance for these innovative modalities.

Best of QADS Webinar Series

Later this month, we'll kick off the Best of QADS webinar series to bring you the top-rated presentations from QADS, all available online. Whether you couldn't make it to the live symposium or want to revisit the most exciting discussions, this series has you covered. Join us to explore the latest advancements in quality assurance and dosimetry, learn from experts, and stay ahead in the field.

Preview the first few talks here >

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