The portfolio of live teaching courses includes basic and more advanced courses targeted at the various radiation oncology professions. The topics cover the main areas of radiation oncology and multidisciplinary cancer treatment:

  • 14 courses on Radiotherapy treatment planning and delivery: external beam and brachytherapy

  • 4 courses on Imaging

  • 15 courses on Multimodal general and site specific cancer treatment,

  • 4 courses on Best practice

  • 1 courses on Biological aspects of radiation oncology

  • 4 courses on Research

Have a look at the ESTRO Courses.

Have a look at the ESTRO courses.

FALCON is an educational ESTRO project devoted to improve the homogeneity in contouring among radiation oncologists and to compare individual contours with endorsed guidelines or expert opinions.

Have a look at the ESTRO Courses.

The ESTRO School is always open to new opportunities to collaborate on contouring projects involving Falcon EduCase with national societies, institutions, research groups or individuals.  For further information click here.

Have a look at the ESTRO Courses.

The main knowledge reference structures for the educational activities of the ESTRO School are the ESTRO Core Curricula. Their main aim is to harmonise the training of radiation oncology professionals in Europe, to facilitate mobility between EU member states, to reflect the rapid development of the professions and to secure the best evidence-based education across Europe. It is recommended that the authorities in charge of the respective training programmes throughout Europe harmonise their own curricula according to this common framework.

The European Core Curricula are updated on a regular basis. ESTRO takes the initiative and collaborates for the revision with the National Societies for professionals in radiation oncology, young professionals that are still in training and other delegates from appropriate organisations and bodies. It is the responsibility of the ESTRO School to make sure that the ESTRO educational programme covers these curricula comprehensively with appropriate educational activities.

ESTRO has 3 recommended Core Curricula, for each of the main disciplines active in radiation oncology:

Since 1958, the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) has promoted the free movement of European medical specialists whilst ensuring the highest quality of medical care for European citizens.  UEMS works through 37 Specialist Sections and European Boards from 35 countries. UEMS has developed standards and policies in the key specialist areas of postgraduate training, continuing medical education and professional development and quality assurance in specialist practice

Within UEMS, the European board of Radiotherapy (Radiotherapy Section of the UEMS) is the monitoring authority for training of radiation oncology (radiotherapy) in the EU. They revise and update the Charter on Training of Medical Specialists in the EU, Requirements for the Specialty  Radiation Oncology (Radiotherapy), based on an integrated part of the “Recommended ESTRO Core Curriculum for Radiation Oncologists/ Radiotherapists.  

All ESTRO educational activities meet European quality standards.

All our programmes are accredited by ACOE (Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe). ACOE accreditation is endorsed by EACCME, the European Accreditation Council for Continuous Medical Education - an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), by the American Medical Association (AMA) or by the European Board for Accreditation in Medical Physics (EBAMP).

More information about those accreditation bodies here.

Educating a large group of professionals puts pressure on sustaining the quality of the education delivered per se. In 2014, an audit of the ESTRO School, following the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) standards, was carried out. It showed that the planning, organisation and structure of the ESTRO School met the standards, but improvement was needed regarding faculty training and assessment of the educational programmes. In 2016, the ESTRO pedagogical programme was launched to support the School faculties in their educational activities and in the development of new approaches to teaching and learning methods, assessment techniques and educational management.

To support the ESTRO School and faculties, a pool of people interested in pedagogics is being built up through participation to the international meeting of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). This group of young professionals is involved in:

  • The organisation of dedicated workshops for ESTRO directors, teachers and tutors to facilitate the delivery of active, effective and innovative teaching.

  • Assessment projects regarding the retention of knowledge and skills.

  • The introduction and implementation of tools and applications for blended learning.

Deadline: 31 May 2019

If you want to visit another institute to learn about or gain experience with a technique, equipment or its application that is not easily available in your institute and which would be useful to you and your department, then please apply for an ESTRO Mobility Grant, the so-called "Technology Transfer Grants" (TTG).

And to help you complete a successful application, please find HERE some guidelines.

Per year a budget of €50k is made available for short study visits (1 to 3 weeks) to centres of excellence in Europe or outside. There are two application deadlines per year (Spring and Autumn).

Please have a look at the:

Selection Criteria

Application

Past mobility grants reports

The application form should be used to provide this information to Viviane Van Egten or Education.