Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group Annual Spring Symposium: Initial Impact and Feedback

David M. Rosenberg, Steve E. Braunstein, Emma C. Fields, Erin F. Gillespie, Jillian R. Gunther, Rachel B. Jimenez, Raphael L. Yechieli, Daniel W. Golden

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The Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group (ROECSG) is an international collaborative network of radiation oncology (RO) professionals with the goal of improving RO education. This report summarizes the first two ROECSG annual symposia including an overview of presentations and analysis of participant feedback. One-day symposia were held in June 2018 and May 2019. Programs included oral and poster presentations, RO education leadership perspectives, and keynote addresses. Post-symposia surveys were collected. Research presentations were recorded and made available online. The 2018 symposium was had 36 attendees from 25 institutions in three countries. The 2019 symposium had 76 individuals from 41 institutions in five countries. Attendees represented diverse backgrounds including attending physicians (46%), residents (13%), medical students (14%), physicists (2%), nurses (1%), and program coordinators (1%). Fifty-five oral presentations were given with 53 released online. Ninety percent of attendees rated the symposium as improving their knowledge of RO educational scholarship, 98% felt the symposium provided the opportunity to receive feedback on RO education scholarship, and 99% felt that the symposium fostered the development of collaborative RO education projects. ROECSG was rated higher than professional organizations in fostering educational scholarship (p<0.001). All attendees felt that the symposium produced new RO education scholarship ideas and provided unique networking opportunities. The first two ROECSG symposia drew a diverse population of attendees and provided unique opportunities for presentation of RO education scholarship. Future ROECSG symposia will be designed to enhance opportunities to present RO education scholarship and to facilitate networking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
StateAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Annual meeting
  • Continuing medical education
  • Graduate medical education
  • Radiation oncology
  • Symposium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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