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Volume 17, Number 5, 2012

A strategy for young members within national radiation oncology societies: the Italian experience (AIRO Giovani group)

Andrea Riccardo Filippi, Filippo Alongi, Patrizia Ciammella, Berardino De Bari, Pierfrancesco Franco, Lorenzo Livi

Summary:

Aim

To briefly review history, structure, past events and future projects of AIRO (Associazione Italiana Radioterapia Oncologica) young group (AIRO Giovani), focusing on its specific commitment to multidisciplnary networking among junior clinical oncologists at a national and international level.

Background

AIRO Giovani is a part of AIRO composed by members under 40 years old. Its main activities are scientific and educational meetings dedicated to young Italian radiation oncologists and collaborative research projects.

Materials and Methods

AIRO Giovani structure, events organized and supported by AIRO giovani as well as scientific activities are here reported from its creation in 2007 up to current days.

Results

AIRO Giovani group was able to create a consolidated network between Italian junior radiation oncologists, while opening the possibility to collaborate with junior groups of other national scientific societies in the field of oncology and with ESTRO young members. Scientific projects carried out by the group have been successful and will be further implemented in next years.

Conclusions

AIRO Giovani is still in its infancy, but its early positive experience supports the creation and development of young groups within national radiation oncology societies.

Signature: Rep Pract Oncol Radiother, 2012; 17(5) : 259-261


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