2021 Annual ROECSG Spring Symposium

Assessment in Radiation Oncology Education: Beyond Basic Competence

2021 ROECSG Symposium Chair:
Jillian Gunther, MD, PhD – MD Anderson Cancer Center

The 4th Annual ROECSG Spring Symposium is scheduled for May 14, 2021 in Chicago, IL, USA. Due to the ongoing disruptions caused by COVID19, the meeting will be hosted virtually. The symposium will run from 10am to 5pm central (Chicago) time with informal pre- and post-symposium virtual networking. Abstracts presented at the symposium will be published electronically in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics.

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Symposium Schedule
(scroll down for YouTube links to individual talks)

8:30 – 10:00 CDT: Asynchronous Oral Presentations, Coffee, and Zoom Networking
10:00 – 10:10 CDT: Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Jillian Gunther, MD, PhD
10:10 – 10:15 CDT: Overview of ROECSG symposium abstract review process (NEW!)
Simon Duke, MBBS, FRCR
10:15 – 10:20 CDT: The ROECSG 2020 Spring Symposium: Is Virtual the New Reality?
Kaitlyn Lapen, MD
10:20 – 12:20 CDT: Session #1 “Expanding the Field: Avenues to Optimize Training”
Moderators: Christian Fernandez, MD, and David Kok, MBBS, MEd, FRANZCR
12:20 – 12:25 CDT: Overview of expanded ROECSG organizational structure (NEW!)
Daniel Golden, MD, MHPE
12:25 – 1:00 CDT: Lunch, networking, and breakout rooms to discuss ROECSG working groups
1:00 – 1:05 CDT: Report from ARRO
Austin Sim, MD, JD
1:05 – 1:10 CDT: Report from ADROP
Emma Fields, MD
1:10 – 2:20 CDT: Session #2 “Framing the Field: Radiation Oncology for New Learners”
Moderators: Elizabeth Jeans, MD, MEd, and Brandi Page, MD
2:20 – 2:30 CDT: Break
2:30 – 3:00 CDT: Keynote Address
“Measuring Competence through Systems of Assessments: Best Practices and Guidelines for Clinical Assessments”
Speaker: Yoon Soo Park, PhD, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director of Health Professions Education Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
3:00 – 3:10 CDT: Keynote Discussion/Break
3:10 – 4:40 CDT: Session #3 “Redefining the Field: Seeing Radiation Oncology As More Than The Clinic”
Moderators: Paris Ann Ingledew, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, and Anna Laucis, MD, MPhil
4:40 – 4:50 CDT: Closing remarks
Jillian Gunther, MD, PhD
4:50 – 6:00 CDT: Post-Symposium Virtual Networking (NEW!)

About the keynote speakerYoon Soo Park, PhD, is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the inaugural Director of Health Professions Education Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Park’s experiences include both academic and industry settings, with research interests and experiences across multiple disciplines in psychometrics, biostatistics, educational psychology, and medicine. Park’s research agendas have focused on assessment methods in health professions education, advancing the preparation of learners in clinical reasoning and measurement of competencies through validity studies. He has also contributed to psychometric methods, focusing on statistical modeling of educational and psychological processes using latent class models and item response theory models. His psychometric research has contributed to methods that reduce statistical error for complex data structures. He has also actively engaged in interdisciplinary research in the social sciences, collaborating with diverse researchers and practitioners across disciplines. Park is Chair of the Research in Medical Education (RIME) committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He is also Vice President and Member of Council for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), serving Division I: Education in the Professions.

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Watch the Presentation
Introductory remarksJill GuntherMD Anderson Cancer Center YouTube
Overview of 2021 ROECSG symposium abstract review processSimon DukeCambridge University Hospitals, UK YouTube
The Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group 2020 Spring Symposium: Is Virtual the New Reality?Kaitlyn LapenUniversity of Illinois Chicago YouTube
SESSION 1 – “Expanding the Field: Avenues to Optimize Training” – MODERATORS – Christian Fernandez and David Kok   
Exploring Current Gaps in Radiation Oncology Resident Teaching: A Thematic Analysis of Free-Text Responses from the Radiation Oncology Residents-As-Teachers Targeted Needs AssessmentLisa NiUniversity of California, San FranciscoWIPYouTube
Improving Radiation Oncology (RO) Resident Communication Skills by Leveraging the DiSC Assessment ToolAmmoren DohmH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research InstituteWIPYouTube
Developing a New Virtual Professional Development Education Model for Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics ResidentsAnna LaucisUniversity of MichiganWIPYouTube
Protocol for a prospective trial to assess novel contouring education interventions for Radiation Oncology residents using an interactive online platformMichael ShererUniversity of California, San DiegoWIPYouTube
Clinical Physics Boot camp for Radiation Oncology Residents: A Pilot StudyEinsley-Marie JanowskiUniversity of VirginiaCompletedYouTube
Near peer teaching in radiation oncology: proof of principle study for treatment planning skillsGerard WallsCancer Centre Belfast City Hospital, UKCompletedYouTube
Remote contouring and virtual review during the COVID-19 pandemic (RECOVR-COVID19): Results of a quality improvement initiative for virtual resident training in radiation oncologyAndrew ArifinLondon Health Sciences Centre, CanadaCompletedYouTube
Analysis of Resident and Faculty Assessment Methods used by United States Radiation Oncology Residency ProgramsRajashri ManjunathAugusta University/University of Georgia Medical PartnershipCompletedYouTube
Radiation Oncology Deliberative Curriculum Inquiry: Feasibility  of a National Delphi ProcessElizabeth JeansMayo Clinic (Rochester)CompletedYouTube
Overview of expanded ROECSG organizational structureDaniel GoldenThe Univerity of Chicago 
REPORT FROM ARROAustin SimH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute YouTube
REPORT FROM ADROPEmma FieldsVirginia Commonwealth University YouTube
SESSION 2 – “Framing the Field: Radiation Oncology for New Learners” – MODERATORS –  Elizabeth Jeans and Brandi Page   
Radiation Oncology Virtual Elective Rotation for Medical Students and Residents: Implementation of a National Virtual Education ResourceNavjot SandhuStanford UniversityCompletedYouTube
RISE: An equity and inclusion-based virtual pipeline program for medical students underrepresented in medicineIdalid “Ivy” FrancoHarvard Radiation Oncology ProgramCompletedYouTube
Implementation of Multi-Institutional Virtual Radiation Oncology ClerkshipLoise WaiririOregon Health & Science UniversityCompletedYouTube
Improving Medical Student Education in Radiation Oncology: evaluating and integrating an experiential interdisciplinary workshop into the medical student curriculumCarmen SwantonSydney West Radiation Oncology Network, AustraliaCompletedYouTube
Teaching Mentoring: Utilizing a resident-student peer mentorship program as a tool to educate residents about the core components of mentoringAnurag SarafMassachusetts General HospitalWIPYouTube
KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND DISCUSSIONYoon Soo ParkHarvard University YouTube
SESSION 3 – “Redefining the Field: Seeing Radiation Oncology As More Than The Clinic” – MODERATORS – Paris Ann Ingledew and Anna Laucis   
IMRT 2.0: Refining an IMRT-focused Telehealth Curriculum for Existing Radiation Oncology Centers in Latin AmericaMeridith BalbachVanderbilt UniversityWIPYouTube
Contouring Collaborative for Consensus in Radiation Oncology (C3RO): An international crowdsourcing challenge to improve radiotherapy contour delineationDiana LinMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterWIPYouTube
Social Media for Knowledge Sharing and Translation on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Implementation and Assessment of our First CampaignIan PereiraQueen’s University, CanadaWIPYouTube
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Course for Radiation Therapists (RTTs) in Latin American CountriesAlina MitchellAlbert Einstein College of MedicineCompletedYouTube
Readability of a Radiotherapy Graphic Narrative Patient Education Guide Series in English and SpanishSantiago AvilaThe University of ChicagoCompletedYouTube
Needs Assessment for an Introductory Radiation Oncology Curriculum for Advanced Practice ProvidersKate MartinBrigham and Women’s Hospital/DFCICompletedYouTube
CLOSING REMARKSJill GuntherMD Anderson Cancer Center 
Are They Ready? The Current Status of Canadian and US Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy Training Programs in Preparing Trainees for On-Call Emergencies and Interdisciplinary TeamworkMustafa Al BalushiUniversity of Alberta, CanadaWIPYouTube
1ONC: A Comprehensive Mobile and Web Application to Improve Access to Clinical Resources for Practicing Radiation OncologistsMatthew CulbertUniversity of FloridaWIPYouTube
Clinical Oncology Module for the ESTRO Core CurriculumYannick G. EllerUniversity of Dundee, UKCompletedYouTube
RadOnc Tables: An Online Resource for Commentary and Summaries of Key Clinical TrialsChristopher EstesMercy HospitalCompleted
Increasing Brachytherapy Mentorship and Representation Through #NextGenBrachyIdalid “Ivy” FrancoHarvard Radiation Oncology ProgramCompletedYouTube
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Postgraduate Training in Radiation Oncology Meredith GiulianiPrincess Margaret Cancer Centre, CanadaCompletedYouTube
COVID-era Medical Student Education: Creation and Implementation of an Informal Virtual Elective in Radiation OncologyJillian GuntherMD Anderson Cancer CenterCompletedYouTube
Development and Implementation of a Solid Tumor Oncologic Emergency Lecture for Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency ProgramsStanley GutiontovThe University of ChicagoCompletedYouTube
Correlation Between Research Productivity During Medical School and Radiation Oncology ResidencyDaniel HuangBoston UniversityCompletedYouTube
Methodology and Efficacy of Weekly SA-CME Web-Based Radiation Oncology Educational Conference in a Large Integrated Cancer NetworkAndrew KellerUniversity of PittsburghCompletedYouTube
COVID Pass: A Case Study for Clinical InformaticsEllen KimBrigham and Women’s HospitalCompletedYouTube
The Development and Piloting of a Virtual Reality Patient Consultation Simulation to Improve Oncology Practitioners Communication and Counseling SkillsDavid KokPeter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AustraliaWIPYouTube
A Structured Approach for Training and Testing Staff in Radiation TherapyChandrasekhar KotaIntegrated Radiotherapy ServicesWIPYouTube
Improving the MR Guided Radiotherapy Patient Experience Through Story Driven Video With 3D AnimationsLauren LinkowskiUniversity of South FloridaWIPYouTube
Initial Experience with a Multidisciplinary Leadership Journal ClubHoman MohammadiH. Lee Moffitt Cancer CenterWIPYouTube
Benefits of a Tele-education Curriculum for Radiation Oncology Centers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Transitioning from 2D to 3D External Beam Radiation Therapy  Elaine NguyenUniversity of California, San FranciscoWIPYouTube
The Impact of ROESCG 2020 on Unique Site Visits to a Radiation Oncology Educational Website Jeff RyckmanWest Virginia UniversityCompletedYouTube
Competency-Based Medical Education in Canadian Radiation Oncology Residency Training: An Institutional Implementation Pilot StudyAmir SafaviUniversity of Toronto, CanadaCompletedYouTube
Feedback Delivery in an Academic Cancer Centre: Reflections from an R2C2-Based Microlearning CourseAmir SafaviUniversity of Toronto, CanadaCompletedYouTube
Using the Dosimetric Radiation Plan as a Teaching Tool for Early Trainees to Understand Radiation Toxicity Anurag SarafMassachusetts General HospitalWIPYouTube
1ONCstudent: Development of Open Access Radiation Oncology Medical Education App for Medical StudentsAnurag SarafMassachusetts General HospitalWIPYouTube
Integrating Leadership Competencies in Clinical Didactic Curricula: The Mock Tumor BoardAustin SimH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research InstituteWIPYouTube
A Mixed-Methods Analysis of a Single-Institution Radiation Oncology Virtual Medical Student RotationHoratio ThomasUniversity of California, San FranciscoWIPYouTube
The Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) Office Elective for Senior Residents: A New Opportunity for Tomorrow’s Physician Leaders.Toms Vengaloor ThomasUniversity of MississippiWIP
Evaluation of an Inter-disciplinary Simulation-based Learning Module in Improving Learners’ Comfort Level in Managing Neoplastic Spinal Cord CompressionFan YangUniversity of Alberta, CanadaWIPYouTube

2021 ROECSG Spring Symposium Planning Committee

Jill Gunther MD PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center – 2021 Symposium Chair
Steve Braunstein MD PhD, University of California San Francisco
Ravi Chandra MD PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
Emma Fields MD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Erin Gillespie MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Daniel Golden MD MHPE, University of Chicago
Rachel Jimenez MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Raphael Yechieli MD, University of Miami

2021 ROECSG Spring Symposium Abstract Review

Abstract review committee chairs

  • Simon Duke MBBS, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
  • Jenna Kahn MD, Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract Reviewers

  • Christian Fernandez MD, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Meredith Giuliani MBBS Med PhD FRCPC, University of Toronto/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Jill Gunther MD PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Elizabeth Jeans MD MEd, Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
  • Anna Laucis MD MPhil, University of Michigan
  • Anna Lee MD MPH, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Kara Lynne Leonard MD MS, Brown University
  • Bailey Nelson MD, University of Cincinnati
  • Akash Parekh MD, University of Florida
  • Erqi Liu Pollom MD, Stanford University
  • Jessica Schuster MD, University of Wisconsin
  • Utkarsh Shukla MD, Tufts University
  • Lisa Singer MD PhD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School
  • Rahul Tendulkar MD, Cleveland Clinic