The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is pleased to present ‘Evidence Based Radiation Oncology: How to evaluate the scientific evidence and apply it to daily practice’. This Clinical Refresher Course is jointly hosted by the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) School, the premier organisation for radiation oncology education in Europe, and the RANZCR Faculty of Radiation Oncology.

This four day course being held from 19-22 November 2016, in Sydney Australia, will be a fantastic opportunity for current fellows and trainees to review and discuss the latest evidence in the literature with both international and local radiation oncology experts. The course will explore the evidence basis behind the indications for radiotherapy, and the RT techniques for commonly occurring malignancies. Illustrative cases will be integrated into each sub-site session and will form the basis of discussion. In addition, this year will be the first year in the course history to include the sub-sites, skin and CNS'. The course is aimed at trainees who are preparing for their Phase 2 examinations and Fellows who wish to review and refresh their knowledge.

The ESTRO School is highly regarded by oncology professionals worldwide. This is the first time that course will be held in Australia. This course is expected to attract strong interest from the Australian and New Zealand radiation oncology community

For industry, this course offers the opportunity to meet and establish connections with radiation oncology professionals, primarily radiation oncologists and radiation oncology trainees.

We look forward to hosting a successful event with your support.


Dr Penny Mackenzie


Radiation Oncology Consultant

St George Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales

International Teachers

Dr Chris Cottril (London)

Dr. Chris Cottrill is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Cancer Centre in London.  His specialist interests are the systemic and radiation therapy of breast cancer, the combined-modality therapy of upper and lower GI malignancies and the management of AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma.

Chris has been a member of the ESTRO Evidence-based Radiation Therapy Course faculty since 2000 and took over as Course Director on the retirement of Professor JW Leer in 2014.

The St Bartholomew’s Radiotherapy Department has four matched, dual-energy linacs with KV imaging, a recently installed TruBeam and a CyberKnife.  It has one of the highest rates of IMRT delivery in the UK.  The site is also host to the The London Gamma Knife Centre at Barts, an independent facility managed by HCA Healthcare UK.

Prof Johannes Kaanders (Netherlands)

Prof. Kaanders was trained in Radiation Oncology at Radboud UMC, Nijmegen (1986-1989). After this he worked as a clinical fellow at the department of Radiation Oncology of the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas where he subspecialized in head and neck radiotherapy under supervision of Prof. K.K. Ang (1989-1990). He then returned to Radboud UMC and became a member of staff. From 1994-1998 he acted as Deputy Chairman and in 2000 he was appointed assistant professor. In 2006 he was appointed full professor of Translational Radiation Oncology. In 2012 he received the honour of Principle Investigator at Radboud UMC and this was renewed in 2015 for another three years. His research interests include head and neck cancer, tumor microenvironment and functional imaging.
Peer reviewed articles: 220
Research grants: 21 (total amount 5.8 million euro)
Completed PhD projects: 18
Hobbies: classic cars (www.golden-years.nl/)

Dr Li Tee Tan (Cambridge)

Dr Li Tee Tan is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK. 
Dr Tan has a special interest in image-guided brachytherapy for cervix cancer having implemented the technique at Addenbrooke's in 2005. She is a core member of the EMBRACE group.
Her other interest is e-learning for medical education, particularly its potential for “educating the masses”. Dr Tan was the National Clinical Lead for Radiotherap-e, the UK Department of Health e-Learning for Healthcare programme in Advanced Radiotherapy Techniques between 2009 and 2013.
In November 2012,  launched Cambridge Cancer Medicine Online (ccmo.co.uk), an e-learning programme for clinical oncology trainees. The programme comprises a bespoke live question bank of single best answer MCQs and interactive modules with novel tools for practising practical radiotherapy planning skills. As of 1 April 2016, there have been 396 registrants from 17 countries with 314,579 attempts at questions.
In March 2015, Dr Tan launched the Addenbrooke’s Contouring Tool (ACT), an online tool for teaching and assessing target volume delineation. ACT is currently being used in the EMBRACE II study in cervical cancer for training and education, and quality assurance.
Her current focus is to undertake research into the effectiveness of e-learning and blended learning in teaching higher skills such as target volume delineation and decision making in oncology. She is particularly interested in the application of modern pedagogy to medical education (e.g. peer instruction, just-in-time teaching and meaningful learning).

National Teachers

Prof Geoff Delaney

Professor Delaney is a staff specialist in Radiation Oncology at Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals and the Director of Cancer Services for Sydney South West Area Health Service. His main clinical interest is breast cancer. He has research interests in health services-based research, minimising radiation error, the implementation of multidisciplinary care and health service delivery inequities in radiation therapy. He has published research in the international literature (over 150 peer-reviewed papers, reports and book chapters), and presented scientific papers and posters at national and international meetings. He has had significant involvement in policy decision making and planning of services through a number of committee responsibilities including committees for the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, NSW Cancer Institute, NSW Department of Health, Federal Government Dept of Health and Ageing, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and the NSW Cancer Council.

Prof Trevor Leong

Professor Trevor Leong is Director of the Division of Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He is an active clinician researcher who is involved in both translational research programs as well as clinical research. He is internationally recognized as a leader in the management and research of upper GI cancers and has been a principal investigator in numerous phase I/II/III clinical trials relating to gastrointestinal malignancies, including oesophageal, gastric, anal and rectal cancer. Prof Leong is the Global Trial Chairperson for the current TOPGEAR randomised phase III trial in gastric cancer being conducted by the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG), TROG, EORTC and NCIC Clinical Trials Group that is recruiting patients from over 70 centres across 15 countries

Dr Mark Pinkham

Dr Mark Pinkham is a Radiation Oncologist based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.  Having graduated from Oxford University in 2005, he completed specialist training in Brisbane in 2014 and then undertook an 18-month fellowship in neuro-oncology and intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery at the Christie Hospital, UK. He was appointed as a Staff Specialist in 2015 and is part of the Gamma Knife ® Centre of Queensland which is the first public service of its kind in Australia.  His main clinical and research interests are in the treatment of diseases of the central nervous system including brain metastases and melanoma.

A/Prof Sandro Porceddu

Dr Sandro Porceddu is a full-time Senior Radiation Oncologist and Director of Radiation Oncology Research at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and Associate Professor with the University of Queensland. His areas of clinical expertise are Head and Neck Cancer, Skin Cancer and Lymphoma. He is the immediate past President of the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG), former president of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), and founding member of the NCI-sponsored Head and Neck Cancer Intergroup (HNCIG). He has led a number of clinical trials, published widely in peer-review journals and is currently associate editor of Oral Oncology. He sits on a number of international committees, including the UICC TNM expert panel.

A/Prof Shalini Vinod

A/Prof Shalini Vinod is a senior staff specialist radiation oncologist, and Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University. She leads the Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team across Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres. A/Prof Vinod is actively involved in research and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and numerous conference presentations. She subspecialises in the treatment of lung and breast cancers. She is a contributing author of the Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines for lung cancer as well as eviQ guidelines. She is on the trial management committee for two multicenter Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) trials and a member of the TROG Thoracic Oncology Group. She is chair of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Lung Interest Cooperative (FROLIC), a subspecialty interest group within RANZCR, devoted to facilitating best practice radiation therapy and collaborative research for thoracic malignancies.


Dr Amy Hayden

Dr Amy Hayden  is a Radiation Oncologist at Sydney West Radiation Oncology Network, Westmead.  Having graduated from University of New South Wales in 2000, she completed specialist training in 2008, and was awarded the RANZCR medal for performance in the fellowship examinations.  Dr Hayden then undertook a prostate cancer clinical research fellowship at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver.  Amy is a member of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Genito-urinary Group executive, and was the first author of the Australian & New Zealand guidelines on definitive radiotherapy for prostate cancer in 2010. She is an active member of TROG and ANZUP, and is a site investigator for multiple clinical trials.  She has an interest in stereotactic radiotherapy and has recently commenced a prostate stereotactic radiotherapy programme as part of the TROG SPARK trial.  Amy is a member of the multidisciplinary uro-oncology team at Westmead and Nepean Hospitals.  Her main clinical and research interests are in the treatment of prostate cancer and other urological malignancies.

A/Prof Margot Lehman

Assoc/Prof Margot Lehman is the Acting Director of Radiation oncology, Princess Alexandra Hospital.  Her interests include the management of lung, GU and breast malignancies.  She has contributed to Cancer Australia and eviQ guidelines.  She is currently the Chief Censor of the Faculty of radiation oncology.

Registration Costs


Prices below are for Australian/New Zealand and Asia Pacific residents.  If you are based in Europe, USA or Rest of World please email the Conference Secretariat for registration fees at ebro@yrd.com.au.

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Australian, New Zealand and Asia Pacific Residents

ESTRO Member - Radiation Oncologist $1745
ESTRO Member - Radiation Oncology Trainees $1321.5
ESTRO Member - RT/Physcist/Other Members $1321.5
ESTRO Non-Member - All categories $1965
Post Graduate Student $925

European, United States of America and Rest of World Residents

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Course Dinner


Join us for dinner at the beautifaul L'Aqua at Dockside Darling Harbour

Dinner cost is included in the price of your registration and guests can join us for $130 per person.

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

This straightforward modern hotel is a 4-minute walk from Cockle Bay Wharf, a 6-minute walk from Darling Harbour and an 8-minute walk from Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Casual, contemporary rooms are equipped with desks, 40-inch flat-screen TVs, WiFi, iPod docks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some rooms add harbour views, and suites feature living areas. Club rooms provide access to a lounge offering free breakfast, WiFi and refreshments. Room service is available.

Superior Room

Our Superior Rooms are restful sanctuaries featuring stylish furnishing and modern amenities to make your stay an effortless experience. Enjoy views of Sydney’s downtown cityscape, an ergonomic work desk with high-speed Internet connectivity, or relax in the bathtub in your ensuite marble bathroom.


With 1 full buffet breakfast $295/night


Executive Room

Our Executive Suites are ideal for guests who appreciate greater privacy in a stylish bedroom with a large ensuite bathroom and a spacious living area featuring tasteful décor. Busy executives will welcome the ergonomic workspace and high-speed Internet connectivity. If you're travelling with a family the sofa can be pulled out to a double sized bed, perfect for two kids.

With 1 full buffet breakfast $355/night