New agreement between ESTRO and ABS on future collaborations - PDF Version

We are happy to announce we now have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) made by and between the European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), with the Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie (GEC)ESTRO committee as primary point of contact, and the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS).  The purpose of this MoU is twofold:

  • promote scientific collaboration and exchange between the two societies
  • expand the partnership between the two societies to a new level in 2021 and beyond. 


The areas of collaboration between (GEC)ESTRO and ABS extends our original agreement on the World Congress of Brachytherapy and now includes a process for joint guidelines.  The methodology for the development of the guidelines requiring collaboration within an international development group, should include the systematic review of scientific evidence and/or international expert consensus to support the recommendations and the use of an external review process.


Ina M. Jürgenliemk-Schulz, MD, PhD
Chair, GEC-ESTRO committee


Firas Mourtada, PhD
ABS President