PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES

Professional Committees

The RSS Committees & Working Groups

About RSS Committees
The Radiosurgery Society® utilizes a committee system to provide oversight and guidance of key practice areas of the society. Committees are comprised of domestic and international RSS members in good standing from a wide range of fields. The committees leverage their collective expertise to review matters under their purview for accuracy, to ensure the society’s standards are met, and that opinions and information that result from their collaborations reflect state-of-the-art and prevailing knowledge of the field.

About the Working Groups
The National Cancer Institute’s Radiation Research Program and the Radiosurgery Society made a converged, collaborative effort to create three Working Groups (Clinical, Physics and Biology) to address the clinical and scientific facets of GRID, Lattice, FLASH and microbeam radiotherapy, with the goal of conducting research to advance clinical treatments for patients. Learn more about the RSS Working Groups.

Physics
Committee

Physics Committee

The Physics Committee is comprised of RSS members from both academic and community hospitals who are known for their expertise in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) using various technology platforms. Ongoing activities of the committee include providing inspiration for continuous improvement of the practice by generating new ideas for the radiation physics community at large.

In addition to participating in webinars as moderators, speakers and panelists the Committee, which meets monthly, also:

    • Serves as liaison with other physics-focused societies such as AAPM and RRS as well as the medical physics community at large to increase the influence of the RSS.
    • Collaborates with other specialties such as radiation oncology and neurosurgery to develop professional guidelines for SRS/SBRT.
    • Serves as the planning committee for the RSS Scientific Meeting, for which they serve as Physics Program developers/coordinators, recruit respected speakers, act as moderators and speakers for physics-related sessions, and mentors for residents.
    • Serves as advisors for webinars and educational programs for which they recommend topics and speakers, help develop content, and act as moderators and speakers.
    • Develops and maintains the RSS Dosimetry Plan Library, and reviews/approves prospective cases for inclusion. The Library provides comprehensive information on treatment planning for centers starting an SRS/SBRT program, and for professionals looking for real-life examples of techniques for comparison or adoption in their own practice.
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Residents
Committee

Residents Committee

Clinical and medical residents interested in the field of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SRS/SBRT) are encouraged to join the Residents Committee, a forum designed to increase their exposure and knowledge within the field.

Committee members actively participate in the development of RSS educational programs and operate under an advisory board which includes leaders in the field from some of the world’s top medical centers. Members also engage in a mentoring program with experienced faculty from around the globe.

Monthly committee conference calls offer residents an opportunity to work together to define, plan and execute resident-specific programs such as:

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RSSearch®
Patient
Registry
Committee

Patient Registry Committee

The RSSearch® Patient Registry Committee is comprised of domestic and international RSS members with expertise in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), neurosurgery, and radiation oncology, as well as chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy.

Committee members lend their expertise in the area of collecting and publishing sound clinical data to increase participation in the patient registry and ensure the accuracy of data collection. As the advisory panel overseeing the registry, the committee is also responsible for approving aggregate data requests for the purpose of publication, as well as developing a grant application program and writing protocols for the collection of prospective data for cases using SRS/SBRT.

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