Clinical Particle Therapy

23-27 February, 2014
Nice, France

Faculty


Course Directors

Eugen Hug, Radiation Oncologist, Medical Director of ProCure (USA)
Oliver Jäkel, Physicist, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg (DE)


Teachers

Wilfried De Neve, Radiation Oncologist, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent (BE)
Piero Fossati, Radiation Oncologist, Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica (CNAO), Pavia (IT)
Jean-Louis Habrand, Radiation Oncologist, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif (FR)
Tadashi Kamada, Radiation Oncologist, National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Chiba (JP)
Marco Krengli, Radiation Oncologist, Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica (CNAO),  Pavia (IT)
Anthony Lomax, Physicist, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (CH)
Alejandro Mazal, Physicist, Institut Curie, Proton Therapy Center (CPO), Orsay (FR)
Peter Peschke, Biologist, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg (DE)
Carl Rossi, Radiation Oncologist, Loma Linda University Medical Center (USA)
Marco Schippers, Physicist, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (CH)
Stephanie Combs, Radiation Oncologist, Univ. Klinikum Heidelberg (DE)

 

Local Organizer

Jean Pierre Gérard, Radiation Oncologist, Centre Antoine Lacassagne


Venue

 

Centre Antoine Lacassagne (Nice),

33 Avenue Valombrose

06100 Nice, France

 

Course Aim

 

  • To provide a detailed overview of the clinical rationale and indications of particle therapy and the status of supporting medical evidence including status of clinical trials.
  • To understand the distinguishing features of particle therapy compared to other radiotherapy modalities
  • To deepen knowledge of physical, biological, and technical aspects of particle therapy implementation in clinical practice
  • To study particle treatment systems, dosimetry, treatment delivery, and treatment planning and to update about latest technological developments in particle therapy.
  • To share experiences of challenges of particle centre projects in different health care environments

 

Target group

The course is aimed at radiation oncologists, radiation physicists and professionals in allied fields, including trainees interested in particle therapy. Basic knowledge of radiation oncology and radiation physics are prerequisites. The course will provide assistance and information for participants either directly involved in a clinical particle therapy project or wanting to update their knowledge about the status and prospect of particle therapy.

Educational programme


 

• Physical aspects of particle therapy with protons and ions

• Particle Generation, Accelerator Technology

• Biological aspects of particle therapy with protons and ions

• RBE determination, modeling and biologic planning optimization for carbon ions

• Carbon Ion RT at NIRS

• Specifics of physical treatment planning for proton RT

• Specifics of Active Scanning and IMPT

• Specifics of treatment planning for Carbon ion RT

• Biological plan optimization for carbon ion RT

• Clinical applications of ion beams

• Introduction of Clinical Partical Therapy

• Clinical specifics of Carbon Ion Therapy

• Carbon Ion RT at NIRS

• Current indications for proton and carbon ions

• Update on modern photon RT

• Physical and Technical approaches to the treatment of moving organs

• How to start a new particle therapy facility – from project planning to clinical operation

• Protocol and Journal club about latest clinical and physics developments

• New technologies for hospital based particle centres

• Current indications for protons and ions I

• Current indications for protons and ions II

• Current indications for protons and ions III

• Current indications for protons IV

• Current indications for carbon ions

• New technologies for hospital based particle centers

• New trends in radiation oncology and integration of particle therapy

• Future clinical directions and medical physics developments

• Proton therapy: Passive techniques

• Particle therapy: Active raster scanning/ fast scanning

• Parallel session on clinical and physical aspects of particle therapy

  • Clinical: Side effects of particle therapy, new trends in radiation oncology and integration of particle therapy
  • Physics: Image Guidance techniques, dosimetry and quality assurance

• Tour of facility

• Discussions

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