Yesterday, on the 11th of July 3:00 PM, the 4th International RFA Training Program started. For this training program, there are a total of 18 participant doctors: 15 from Taiwan, 1 from South Korea, 1 from Indonesia and 1 from the Philippines. The participants were given a very warm welcome with Dr. Shiina leading with a course introduction. He raised excitement and curiosity among the participants by explaining the program’s objectives, and giving a sneak peek at the activities that will be done and cases that might be seen throughout the entire 5-day program.
A pre-test was also done to determine the participants’ present knowledge on RFA and determine which topics could be focused on.
Afterwards, planning for the RFA cases scheduled for the next day was done. Two cases were presented to the participants and they were given a chance to locate the target tumor through ultrasound and contribute their suggestions for the final plan of each case.
A lot of questions were already raised during the first day, showing the interest that the participants have for the field. Extensive discussions like these would surely make the program a big learning experience for everyone.
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