Working Group "Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy - Breast | Call for Members

Publication Date: Sep 1st, 2022 09:20, Category: EFOMP Announcements

EFOMP hereby announces a new Working Group (WG) entitled “Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy - Breast”.  The WG will operate under the Science Committee from March 2023 to March 2024. 

The proposal for the WG was introduced during the Officers Meeting in Helsinki, Finland in May 2022 and presented during the Annual Council in Dublin, Ireland on the 20th of August 2022.

The rationale of the WG: In many scientific papers, the Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy technique has shown to improve the target coverage and reduce the unwanted dose to critical organs. The techniques used with VMAT seems to alter from center to center. Still it is unknown how many centers in European level use VMAT in breast radiotherapy treatments.

The chair of the WG is Tuomas Koivumäki (FI).

The deadline to establish the WG is January 2023. National Members Organisations are kindly asked to distribute this announcement to their members.

 A professional CV is required. Please fill in the attached application form.

The term for accepting nominations is from 2nd September 2022 to 15th October 2022.

Nominations must be made electronically to: (chair Brendan McClean, vice chair Eeva Boman and secretary Irene Hernandez)

Should you have any questions please contact (Efi Koutsouveli).

More information on Working and Special Interest Groups: EFOMP manual