External Events

As the premier platform for facilitating networking among Canadian Radiation Oncology professionals, CARO serves as a hub for organizing industry and multidisciplinary events.

Want to add your Radiation Oncology-related event to the list?

Send an email to caro-acro@secretariatcentral.com and we’ll be happy to post – at no charge – your academic and not-for-profit conference or meeting.


November 21-22, 2017 - Real-time Image Guided HDR BT for Prostate Cancer

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
The purpose of this clinical workshop is threefold:

1. Integrated overview of the concept and practice of Real-time image-guided implants and adaptive planning

  • The programme addresses all aspects (clinical, technical, implementation and hands-on) necessary to deciding how this treatment method will benefit your clinical practice.
  • After observing a live case, participants focus on the clinical procedure, workflow and equipment.

2. Learning the benefits in comparison to alternative CT-based procedures

  • Participants will have the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience of this approach through practicing with available systems

3. Discuss with the faculty how this treatment modality can be successfully implemented into their clinical environment

  • Clinical method and procedure (clinical indicators, live case, clinical results, procedure, workflow, infrastructure and equipment)
  • Implementation aspects (training requirements, learning curve, milestones, workflow optimisation, quality assurance)
  • Hands-on experience with method and tooling using a real-time planning system

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December 1-2 - GUROC Meeting

Location: Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute, King City, Ontario
More details to come.

December 4-5, 2017 - Image-Guided Adaptive Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer

Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
An interactive clinical workshop, sponsored by Elekta, on image-guided adaptive brachytherapy for cervical cancer. Participants obtain comprehensive practical insight into the clinical workflow of 3-D image-guided adaptive brachytherapy for gynecologic cancer. Practical issues, constraints and solutions each participant is currently handling at their institution is discussed with emphasis on the practical aspects of implementing 3-D image-based brachytherapy for treating cervical cancers.

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February 11-15, 2018 - 9th Canadian Winter School

Location:  Lake Louise, Alberta
The Canadian Winter School has contributed to establishing and motivating behavioural and cultural change with respect to how Quality and Safety tools and techniques are implemented in Radiation Oncology clinics across the country. This year, we aim to make the transition from behavioural and cultural change to motivate participants to understand the benefits of automation in Radiation Oncology and its influence on personalized patient care.

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February 12-15, 2018 - 11th Annual Multidisciplinary Transoral Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer

Location:  Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Multidisciplinary Transoral Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer course is designed for all specialties treating head and neck cancer including otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, oral maxillofacial surgeons, pathologists and speech pathologists.  The course is a focused educational experience in transoral endoscopic techniques for resecting primary head and neck tumors and the associated state-of-the-art application of advanced radiotherapy techniques including proton beam therapy and systemic therapy such as immunotherapy. Live surgery will be telecasted to the audience allowing real time interaction with the operating surgeon and pathologist.

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March 1-3, 2018 - Global Cancer Control: Creating the Future

Location: Toronto, Ontario
On March 1-3, 2018, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at the University Health Network and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto will host a conference “Global Cancer Control:  Creating the Future” on innovation and next generation of approaches to global cancer control. This meeting will map the current state and explore future potential for improved cancer control with a focus on cancer care equity, next generation strategies and capitalization on millennial values. Keynote addresses by global leaders, workshops, panel discussions, rapid-fire posters, and “in-café” sessions are designed to engage cancer, global health, technology, and education experts as well as political and civil society leaders to identify opportunities for innovation and collaboration to accelerate the progress against cancer globally and to place a focus on cancer control firmly on the global development agenda.

Call For Abstracts:

We are currently accepting abstracts in the following categories which are in scope and will be given priority:  access to cancer care; education and health human resources advances/innovations; equity in access to cancer; health economics; innovations in cancer care delivery, healthcare systems, and quality of care; palliative and supportive care, pain control; prevention and screening; survivorship; tobacco control and transdisciplinary models of cancer care.

The abstract deadline is Saturday July 15, 2017 if you require a visa and Monday September 25, 2017 if you do not require a visa.

Please visit the conference website at www.globalcancercontrolconference.com to submit your abstract, register for the meeting and for further information.