Faculty Forum - Radiation Oncology

09 October 2020
Venue - Online

We are excited to announce we will be holding the Radiation Oncology Faculty Forum on 9 October 2020. It will be a different format than our previous sessions but we are hoping that you will find the subject matter informative and interesting. I am sure there will be a little bit of humour as well.

2:00pm Faculty of Radiation Oncology Update - Dean, Dr Madhavi Chilkuri
2.15pm MBS Update A/Prof. Dion Forstner, Chair, MBS Review Working Group
2.30pm Quality Assurance Prof. Shalini Vinod, Member, Quality Improvement Committee
3.15pm Break (5 mins)
3.20pm Concurrent Session 1: Targeting Cancer update 
A/Prof Sid Baxi, Chair, Targeting Cancer Management Committee
Ms Miriam Cavanagh, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Representative, Targeting Cancer Management Committee
Dr Paul De Ieso, Member Targeting Cancer Management Committee
Ms Lee Hunt, Consumer Representative
Dr Ramesh Pandey, Member Targeting Cancer Management Committee
Ms Lucy Hutton, Senior Media and Communications Officer, RANZCR
3.20pm Concurrent Session 2: Trainee session
Dr Yaw Chin, Chief Censor of Faculty Radiation Oncology
Mrs Pamela Spoors, Head of Specialty Training Unit
4.00pm Finish


Faculty Forum

RANZCR is committed to improving health outcomes for all, by educating and supporting radiation oncologists and clinical radiologists. The College is dedicated to setting standards, professional training, assessment and accreditation, and advocating access to quality care in both professions to create healthier communities.  

We work with our colleagues across Australia, New Zealand and in Singapore to drive change, focusing on the professional development of RANZCR members and advancing best practice health policy and advocacy, to enable better patient outcomes.  The Faculty of Radiation Oncology Forum is a regular event where we can share some key issues, challenges and successes. 


MBS update 

The review of the MBS descriptors for radiation oncology has been in progress since 2016. This session is an opportunity to update members and discuss the latest developments in this important project.  

The MBS session will focus on the following areas: 

  • MBS proposed descriptors. 
  • Department of Health data collection exercise. 
  • Data analysis work from the College. 
  • Relationship between the Department of Health and the College. 
  • Discussion on course-based funding. 


Quality Improvement

Peer review is a well-established quality assurance practice in medicine and in radiation oncology in particular. Yet clinician participation and the conduct of peer review is variable. Are we doing enough to ensure quality in the care we provide? Join Professor Shalini Vinod at the Faculty Forum to discuss “Quality of Care in Radiation Oncology: My responsibility or yours?” Send through your questions for a panel discussion.


Targeting Cancer  

The Targeting Cancer session aims to provide members with an update on the activities of the Targeting Cancer Management Committee including how the College has been managing the Targeting Cancer website during the COVID pandemic and an update on planned changes to the Targeting Cancer website to provide the most up-to-date and accessible resources to consumers and the community.  We will share the usage statistics on the Targeting Cancer website as an indicator of the popularity of the site. This session will also discuss the challenges and issues facing radiation oncology in New Zealand and consumer insights on radiation oncology care and treatment. 


Trainee and Examination Session 

Training and education activities update from Chief Censor, including impact to the training program due to COVID, and Training and Assessment Reform (TAR).



Members are invited to submit questions to any session for consideration to faculty@ranzcr.edu.au. Questions are accepted until 8 October 2020. 

To Register as a RANZCR Member for the Faculty Forum please click here

To Register as a Non Member for the Faculty Forum please click here

Please also register below for the concurrent session you would like to attend. You can register for more than one. 
Targeting Cancer 
Trainee Session 

You will receive two emails. One for the welcome session and one for the concurrent session. Please ensure you click on the correct link at the correct time. 

If you have any questions please contact the Events Team at events@ranzcr.edu.au  

We look forward to catching up virtually in October.