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Objectives & Outline

Objectives

  1. To set the scene by discussing our current knowledge of quality and safety in radiation oncology including an overview of root cause analysis
  2. To present the risk management tools comprising the TG-100 methodology in a straightforward and accessible fashion
  3. To devote more than half of the 8 hr workshop to participant exercises and discussion
  4. To facilitate networking amongst participants

Course Directors

Saiful Huq, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Center
Peter Dunscombe, University of Calgary

Invited Speakers

Saiful Huq, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Center
Peter Dunscombe, University of Calgary
Sue Evans, Yale University
Koren Smith, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Program Outline

Friday, March 17
Jefferson Ballroom, Level 3, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Time Topic Speaker/Facilitator
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Workshop Regstration check-in, Jefferson Ballroom, Level 3
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Welcome and Introductions Huq
8:10 AM - 8:25 AM Overview of TG100 Huq
8:25 AM - 9:25 AM SAM Guidance for Radiotherapy
- Exercise 1: Ranking Safety Measures
- Discussion
Evans, Dunscombe
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM SAM Clinical Operations and Quality
- Exercise 2 or 3
- Discussion
Video on Incident 1
Video on Incident 2
 Evans
10:25 AM - 10:40 AM Coffee Break  
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM SAM Root Cause Analysis
- Exercise 4: Root Cause Analysis on Incident 1
- Exercise 5: Root Cause Analysis on Incident 2
- Discussion
Dunscombe
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM SAM Process Mapping
Exercise 6: Develop Process Map for Incident 1
Exercise 7: Develop Process Map for Incident 2
- Discussion
 Smith
12:40 PM - 1:40 PM Lunch  
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM SAM Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
- Exercise 8: Failure Modes and Pathways Around Incident 1
- Exercise 9: Failure Modes and Pathways Around Incident 2
- Discussion
 Huq
2:40 PM - 3:40 PM SAM O, S and D Values
- Exercise 10: O, S, D for Incident 1
- Exercise 11: O, S, D for Incident 2
- Discussion
 Huq
3:40 PM - 3:55 PM Coffee Break  
3:55 PM - 4:55 PM SAM Fault Tree Analysis
- Exercise 12: FTA on Incident 1
- Exercise 13: FTA on Incident 2
- Discussion
 Dunscombe
4:55 PM - 5:25 PM Managing Quality: Tips and Tricks, Time-outs, NIZ, PDI, Check Lists
- Managing Quality: Discussion of Incidents 1 and 2
- Discussion
- Wrap Up and Farewell
 Dunscombe, Huq

Optional: TG100 Certificate of Completion

Click here for registration categories and fees. Must be registered and attend the course as well as register for the optional Certificate Course of Completion program.

Registered course participants who add the optional TG100 Certificate of Completion will receive USB Flash Drive with course material (PC & Mac compatible only). Following the meeting, Certificate of Completion program participants will be required to take an online examination, which covers the material presented. Enrollees who demonstrate satisfactory attendance at the course and successful completion of the online examination (available after the meeting) will receive a Certificate of Completion for this course.