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Varian Veterinary Oncology to host inaugural 2-day clinical educational program
With address radiation therapy as this is emerging as a common veterinary cancer treatment
Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company, and the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital have partnered to provide a 2-day clinical educational program in veterinary radiation oncology.
According to a company release,1 the inaugural clinical “school,” hosted by Varian Veterinary Oncology, will occur from August 12 – 13, 2022. Custom designed for the veterinary radiation oncology team, the curriculum will hone in on clinical workflows, clinical implementation, treatment planning, and treatment delivery. Participants will obtain instruction on radiotherapy and similar topics and will participate in hands-on workshops.
“This program is the first of its kind in Varian’s history and reflects our commitment to advancing patient-centric solutions,” expressed Eric Stewart, global managing director, veterinary oncology, at Varian, in the release. “As veterinary oncology continues to evolve and expand, it is critical that we also enhance awareness of and access to the latest innovations in veterinary-specific cancer care technologies and treatment methods.”
The courses will feature instruction from guest speakers Michael Kent, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology) DACVR (Radiation Oncology) from UC Davis; and Jessica Lawrence, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology) from the University of Minnesota. Participants, consisting of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs), Radiation Therapy Technologists (RTTs), Medical Physicists, and Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVTs), will engage in possible real-world scenarios involving positioning, verification, and linear accelerator operation. They also will learn why and how radiation is offered to animals.
“We are excited to collaborate with Varian on this unique clinical school,” said Kim A. Selting, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology), University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. “Our team is dedicated to teaching veterinary radiation oncology teams all over the world about patient care, specialist training, and translational research, and we’re eager to build on these educational efforts and share our combined expertise.”
Varian Veterinary Oncology announces first-of-its-kind two-day clinical educational program. News release. August 10, 2022. Accessed August 11, 2022. https://www.varian.com/about-varian/newsroom/news-items/varian-veterinary-oncology-announces-first-its-kind-two-day