The committee has been instrumental in ensuring that RTTs are properly represented across a broad range of ESTRO activities and that their role in the multidisciplinary team is fully understood. RTTs are represented on the Education & Training Committee, ESTRO Board and Scientific Council. In Accordance to the RTT Committee Strategic Vision 2016-2021 the work of the committee can be categorised into four main areas: Education, professional issues, outreach and research dissemination.

Guidelines for Positioning, Immobilisation and Position Verification of Head and Neck Cancer for RTTs

The RTT Committee of ESTRO was established in 1993 to address the professional issues and needs of RTTs. The ESTRO RTT Committee represents RTTs at a European level which is underpinned by having two seats representing the RTT-Alliance on the committee. The RTT Committee meets regularly through web meetings as well as face-to-face to discuss issues relevant to the work of RTTs in Europe and to find and implement means to advance the profession and raise the standard of care to our patients.

The terms of reference of the RTT Committee are to:

  • Raise the professional profile of RTTs
  • Facilitate the development of continuing education
  • Create networks with other RTTs in Europe and worldwide to exchange knowledge, views and ideas
  • Interact with other professionals and provide synergy in the multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of cancer
  • Encourage an increased understanding of the scientific basis of our profession and to learn about new techniques and attitudes

Chair: Yat Man Tsang, Toronto, Canada

Philipp Scherer, Salzburg, Austria

Ingrid Kristensen, Lund, Sweden

Isabel Lobato, Evora, Portugal

Bernd Wisgrill, Vienna, Austria

Maeve Kerney, Dublin, Ireland

Márton Vékás, Somogy, Hungary

Monica Buijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rita Simoes, London, United Kingdom

Sophie Boisbouvier, Lyon, France

Paolo Brossa, Turin, Italy

Siret Kivistik, Tartu, Estonia

Observer    Celeste Oliveira, Porto, Portugal    

Observer    Pia Krause, Odense, Denmark

RTT Alliance      Ilija Curic, Belgrade, Serbia

RTT Alliance      Ludwig Van den Berghe, Gent, Belgium

Board observer  Elizabeth Forde, Dublin, Ireland

Young committee ESTRO   Sophie Perryck, Zürich, Switzerland


Past Chairs:

Philipp Scherer, Vienna, Austria

Michelle Leech, Dublin, Ireland


The committee is contactable through at the ESTRO office.

Members of the RTT Alliance can also contact the RTT Alliance elected representatives at

Supporting ESTRO school and the EDC

RTT Core curriculum 3rd edition

Benchmarking Radiation therapist (RTT) Education

This is to some extent part of the previous activities but is mainly addressed in the work on the RTT specific as well as interdisciplinary track for the annual conferences.