Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology

Mar 27 – 31, 2017

All day


Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology is a five-day course that takes place at the University of Toronto in the Spring every year.

Location: University of Toronto, Best Institute, 112 College Street, Toronto
Dates: March 27, 2017 to March 31, 2017
The exam will be held after the course on April 12, 2017 from 9am to 12pm.

This program provides a comprehensive overview of radiation biology with a particular emphasis on aspects of direct relevance to the practice of radiation oncology. It addresses the molecular and cellular responses to radiation-induced damage that influence cell death in both tumors and normal tissues. Quantitation of radiation effects and the underlying biological basis for fractionation of radiotherapy and dose-response relationships in the clinic are covered in depth. The biological basis for current approaches to improve radiotherapy will be described including novel fractionation schemes, retreatment issues, targeting hypoxia, biological modifiers and combined radiotherapy/chemotherapy.

The suggested textbook for this course is Basic Clinical Radiobiology, Fourth Edition. It is strongly recommended that you read this book before attending the course.


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 20.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 3 (Self-Assessment): This program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto on 28/02/2017 Program expires 31/12/2017. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 8.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Target Group

The course is designed primarily to address the needs of radiation oncology residents and physics residents who are in radiation oncology departments. In addition, the course will be valuable to new researchers in radiation biology and to radiation oncology fellows or practicing oncologists who recognize a lack of basic science or want to update their knowledge.

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