About the site, and about us
This site is all about learning effective, practical clinical skills. We're all about Quality and Safety!
What is i.treatsafely?
i.treatsafely was created to provide easy access to high quality, practical learning videos. It's a vetted, peer-to-peer learning site dedicated to both general education as well as application-specific training. Because it's peer-to-peer, you get real clinical information from people who actually use the information clinically. This is good stuff!
What's our mission?
Our mission is to improve Quality and Safety in Radiation Therapy by offering high-quality learning videos that deliver practical clinical and QA skills.
Want to contact us?
We'd love to hear your ideas for improving the site! Please don't hesitate to email us at email@example.com. If you're experiencing problems with the site or with your account, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are we?
Peter Dunscombe, Ph.D., FCCPM, FAAPM, FCOMP
In 2001, he moved to Calgary as Director of Medical Physics and Professor of Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, where he is responsible for the medical physics support of the radiation treatment program as well as CAMPEP accredited graduate, certificate and residency programs.
His professional interests include error management, the economics of radiation treatment, objective approaches to quality assurance and the training and education of medical physicists. Peter also collaborated with Todd on the first textbook in radiotherapy that is dedicated to quality and safety.
Derek Brown, Ph.D., FCCPM
Derek is a Medical Physicist at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Departments of Oncology and Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary where he started in 2008. He is Co-Director of the University of Calgary CAMPEP accredited graduate specialization in Radiation Oncology Physics and continues to develop on-line modules for advanced education of radiation medicine professionals in specialized techniques such as LDR prostate brachytherapy.
Derek also chairs the multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Committee in the Radiation Treatment Program at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
Sasa Mutic, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM
Sasa is currently a Professor and Co-Director of the Medical Physics Division at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis Missouri where he has been since 1996. Significant portions of Sasa's clinical and research activities are concentrated around patient safety, treatment quality and process improvement.
Sasa has also participated in numerous activities with AAPM, ASTRO, and IAEA on improving patient safety and treatment quality across the field. He actively participates in several formal radiation oncology education programs where he promotes these topics as well.