The ABS International Committee has recently been created at the request of our President, Dr. Akila Viswanathan. This committee's mission is to enhance and facilitate international learning experiences and respond to international needs. The committee will help to organize ABS educational outreach opportunities with international colleagues, including identification of expert speakers for local and international meetings as well as for single institutions. The committee would also like to enhance resident and fellow education by providing an inventory of international brachytherapy rotations. There is also hope to have virtual meetings, webinars, and links to other brachytherapy learning activities on the ABS website. The committee will also encourage collaboration with other international brachytherapy societies. ABS society members will be encouraged to consider applicator and equipment donation through Radiating Hope with a link on the ABS website to this important international organization. There will be an International Corner on the ABS website with helpful information and links as well as updates in the ABS newsletter about the activities of the ABS International Committee including personal reflections about international travel experiences.
We have assembled a robust committee from diverse practice types and levels of training. If you have interest in becoming a member of the ABS International Committee, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Erickson, MD
Chair, International Committee