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Task Group No. 432: Practice Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Effects in Radiation Therapy (TG432)

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  1. To provide an overview of the effects induced by the COVID-19 pandemic on the practice changes of medical physicists in Radiation Therapy.
  2. To evaluate the influence of COVID-19-induced practice changes in Radiation Oncology, including department policies, working modes, and treatment protocols. These practice changes provide radiation oncology centers with alternative options for practice during and beyond the pandemic era.
  3. To share valuable insights gained from workflow modificafions and pracfice changes that occurred during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, including aspects such as the significance of effecfive communicafion and addressing job stress and burnout.
  4. To evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on Medical Physics Residency Training Programs, focusing on areas such as ufilizing social media for recruitment and informafion disseminafion, conducfing virtual interviews, and facilitafing remote training methods.
  5. To explore the disproporfionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pafients receiving radiafion treatment at a safety-net hospital compared with a private hospital. This invesfigafion includes an evaluafion of the accessibility of convenfional radiotherapy services, as well as advanced treatment methodologies and innovafive modalifies through clinical trials. We emphasize the imperafive for society to recognize the significance and value of safety-net hospitals.
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Standing?This is not a standing committee.
Approved Date(s):6/25/2024
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Board of Directors
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Clinical Practice  [Status]
TG432: Practice Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Effects in Radiation Therapy  [Status]

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Xiaoyu Liu
Task Group Chair

2024 Roster

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VOTING AppointmentsThere are 11 voting members.

up-to-dateJing Cui, DSc

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateSteven J. Goetsch, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Task Group Vice Chair

up-to-dateYixiang Liao, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateXiaoyu S. Liu, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Task Group Chair

up-to-dateTodd Pawlicki, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateJulianne M. Pollard-Larkin, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateX. Sharon Qi, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateChengyu Shi, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateAdam C. Turner, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateYun Yang, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateAmy  S. Yu, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Member
NON-VOTING AppointmentsThere are 7 non-voting members and guests.

up-to-dateDaniela Branco, PhD, MS

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateM Mahesh, PhD, MS

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateMelissa Carol Martin, MS

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateDan Ruan, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateVarun Sehgal, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateZhilei L. Shen, PhD

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2025 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateJennifer Zhang, MPH

6/25/2024 - 12/31/2024 Consultant (nonvoting)
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