The Radiosurgery Society® utilizes associations, committees and working groups to provide oversight and guidance of key practice areas of the society. Associations, Committees and Working Groups are comprised of domestic and international RSS members in good standing from a wide range of fields. The Associations, Committees and Working Groups 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.
Clinical and medical residents interested in the field of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SRS/SBRT) are encouraged to join the Residents Association, a forum designed to increase their exposure and knowledge within the field.
Association members actively participate in the development of RSS educational programs and operate under an advisory board that 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:
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:
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.
The Radiosurgery Society made a collaborative effort to create three Working Groups (Clinical, Physics and Biology) to address the clinical and scientific facets of GRID/Lattice, FLASH and Microbeam Radiation Therapy, with the goal of conducting research to advance clinical treatments for patients.