Glasgow, United Kingdom

Foundations of Leadership in Radiation Oncology (FLiRO)

Could you be a more effective leader? Did you know that at least 70% of leadership skills can be learned? This joint ESTRO-CARO-RANZCR course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes to start or continue on your path to becoming a better leader. You will learn by examining your own preferences, behaviors and interactions with others; by exploring ways to build effective teams; by learning change management skills; by more comfortably addressing conflict; through lots of interactive activities and much more.

Online pre-meeting session and homework - Starting from 4 March

  • Live session:
    • Day 1 -  Friday 3 May - 9.00 – 17.30
    • Day 2 -  Saturday, 4 May – 13.00 – 14.00
    • Day 3 -  Sunday , 5 may - 13.00 – 14.00


Joint Course organised in collaboration with CARO and RANZCR


Launched in 2018, this course introduces foundation principles of effective leadership as they apply to senior trainees and junior practitioners in the radiation oncology professions. The course is directed at professionals interested in developing expertise in leading teams for quality improvement, advocacy and in all situations where they might positively influence the future of our discipline within both local and international settings. The course links to a specific radiation oncology competency knowledge and skill-set developed through Delphi consensus process. ( ).




The target group consists of senior trainees or junior practitioners (approximately first five years after training) in the radiation oncology professions, including radiation or clinical oncologists, radiation physicists, radiation therapists/technologists, nurses and scientists.

Course Director

  • Sandra Turner, Radiation Oncologist, Westmead Hospital, Sydney (AU)


  • Michelle Leech, Radiation Therapist, Trinity College (IE)
  • Meredith Guiliani, Radiation Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto (CA) 
  • Barbara-Ann Millar, Radiation Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto (CA)
  • Lucinda Morris, Radiation Oncologist, NSW Health, Sydney (AU)
  • Steven Petit, Medical Physicist, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam (NL)
  • Yatman Tsang, Radiation Therapist, Margaret Cancer Centre (CA)

The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attributes which are the building blocks for effective leadership.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, successful learners will be able to:

  • Examine and reflect on their own behaviour, reactions and interactions with team members
  • Describe basic leadership theory and styles as they might apply to practical situations
  • Describe the foundations of effective change management and dealing with conflict
  • Recognise the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion as a leader
  • Explore strategies to establish and lead effective teams
  • Apply basic quality improvement tools to approach an improvement process


Course Content

This course consists of an online learning programme of one month duration including homework and live webinar sessions. All sections of the programme are highly interactive and highlight practical relevance to the workplace and facilitate improvements within our discipline.

The online course will start with an introduction on 4 March 2024 and consist of an introductory 90-minute tutorial with the participants and teachers followed by online exercises and compulsory electronic learning modules to be completed prior to live session, that will take place in Glasgow on 3-4 May 2024, in concomitance with ESTRO 2024.

The course topics include:

  • An introduction to leadership – what it means and why it is our responsibility
  • Basics of leadership theory and styles - how to apply these
  • Self-awareness, personality and emotional intelligence – how they link to leadership
  • Leading and managing change
  • Tools and strategies for leading quality improvement processes
  • Building effective and teams
  • Dealing constructively with conflict


Scottish Event Campus

Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW, United Kingdom

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REGISTRATION: To apply for the course, please send your statement of interest & motivation letter to  by 31 January 2024 (12:00 CET) in the form of an open letter (maximum 2 A4 pages in length) with the following information:

  • Name and gender
  • Profession and year of training or year of independent practice (post- qualification)
  • Location of workplace: department/organisation and country
  • Interest and motivation in wishing to attend the course, which may address some/all the following:
    • Previous experiences in which leadership (self or others) was or was not displayed
    • Areas where the applicant feels they particularly need or wish to develop relevant skills and knowledge
    • Leadership goals – short and long-term
    • Other reasons for strong interest in course
    • Demonstration of commitment to engage in all aspects of the course
    • Evidence that course learning will likely lead to a change in behaviour or involvement in activities as a result of participation

You will be contacted regarding the outcome of your application by 16 February 2024

For those Leadership course participants who also wish to join the ESTRO 2024 Congress there is a reduced flat fee of 475 EUR on top of the course fee. Please send an email with your invoice address to to request this fee once you have paid for the Foundations of Leadership Course


ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. To benefit from the member registration rate, you must subscribe for the ESTRO membership 2024 BEFORE registering to the course. To become an ESTRO member, benefit from the member registration rate and discover the many other member advantages, please visit the membership page.



Early rate

Late rate


  750 EUR

 850 EUR

ESTRO Members

  575 EUR 

 725 EUR

In-training members*

  425 EUR

 575 EUR

* Members with specialty RadiationTherapist (RTT) may register at the In-Training fee

The fee includes the course material, coffees, lunches, and the social event.

Advance registration & payment are required.

Access to homework and/or course material will become available upon receipt of full payment.

For those Leadership course participants who also wish to join the ESTRO 2024 Congress there is a reduced flat fee of 475 EUR on top of the course fee. Please send an email with your invoice address to to request this fee once you have paid for the Foundations of Leadership Course

Insurance and cancellation

ESTRO does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal accidents or incidents. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies.   

For any cancellation made by the course or workshop participant, ESTRO School Events Cancellation Policy will be followed and all stated penalty fees will be applied. 

In the unlikely event that ESTRO would need to cancel the event, ESTRO will reimburse the participants in full for the registration fee. ESTRO will not refund any travel and accommodation expenses.

Reduced fees

Members from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate of 350 Euro. Emerging country fee applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank listing here.

Additionally, for this teaching course, all specialties from the following countries can benefit from this preferential rate: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.  In addition, medical physicists from Cyprus can email to apply for this fee.

The preferential rate of 350 Euro is granted automatically when you click on the  BOOK NOW  button and the conditions below are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2024 are eligible (please make sure your 2024 membership is in order before you click on the BOOK NOW button)
  2. The application is submitted 3 months before the course start date.
  3. Only one course per person per year can be subsidized by ESTRO
  4. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to reduced fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)  
  5. The are limited spaces available for each course in the price category. Places are granted on “first come first serve” basis.

Online webinar 4 March

Live sessions: 3 - 5 May (Friday all day- Saturday 1 hour-Sunday 1 hour) during ESTRO 2024 in Glasgow.