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COVID-19 Preparedness for radiotherapy departments - towards consensus on best practices


The COVID-19 pandemic presents a major challenge to radiotherapy departments worldwide in curbing the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring continuity of services. Realizing the unique needs of radiation oncology community, the IAEA works together with professional societies worldwide in facilitating sharing of best practices in the search of a consensus. In a webinar held on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 14.00 CEST (UTC+2) an international panel of experts has come together to share their experience on COVID-19 preparedness in the context of radiotherapy services. The webinar addressed practical considerations and challenges including: Referral for treatment Protection of patients, staff and public Changes to radiotherapy practice Psychological adaptation, ethical and legal issues

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