Brachytherapy

If the main topic of your abstract is related to brachytherapy, the abstract should be submitted under the following ‘Brachytherapy’ topics:

  • Breast
  • Gynaecology
  • Head & neck, skin, eye
  • Gastro-intestinal, paediatric brachytherapy, miscellaneous
  • Urology - prostate, bladder, penis
  • Physics

 

Clinical

If the main topic of your abstract is clinical treatment and/or outcomes (e.g. tumour response/morbidity), the abstract should be submitted under the following ‘Clinical’ topics:

Prospective clinical trials should be identified as such in the title of the abstract and include The National Clinical Trial number where applicable.

  • Breast
  • CNS
  • Head & neck
  • Lung
  • Upper GI
  • Lower GI
  • Urology
  • Gynaecological
  • Haematology
  • Sarcoma/skin cancer/malignant melanoma
  • Paediatric tumours
  • Biomarkers
  • Mixed sites/palliation

 

Physics

If the main topic of your abstract is related to medical physics, including advanced modelling/statistics etc. (and not focusing on clinical outcomes), the abstract should be submitted under the following ‘Physics’ topics:

  • Inter-fraction motion management and offline adaptive radiotherapy
    This topic invites abstracts related to adaptive radiotherapy with a focus on offline, inter-fraction adaptation and image-guided RT. Development and implementation of new adaptation strategies including patient validation can also be submitted.
     
  • Dosimetry
    Abstracts submitted to this category may contain classical experimental studies on characterisation of new detectors, phantom development and measurement protocols as well as dose measurement and dose calculation including radiation protection.
  • Imaging acquisition and processing
    This category aims at abstracts describing studies related to development and validation of (novel) image acquisition and analysis strategies including CT, MRI, PET and potentially other imaging techniques used for radiotherapy planning, prescription, adaptation and outcome prediction.
     
  • Implementation of new technology and techniques
    Abstracts submitted under this topic may report on the development and implementation of new technologies, workflows and treatment techniques, including in clinical protocols and trials. Abstracts on quality assurance and auditing with a focus on physics and technology can also be submitted.
     
  • Intra-fraction motion management and real-time adaptive radiotherapy
    This topic invites abstracts reporting on studies focused on intra-fraction motion management, including online and real-time adaptive radiotherapy.
     
  • Physical aspects of quantitative functional and biological imaging
    Here, studies reporting on physical aspects including image acquisition, analysis methods and/or independent validation of quantitative functional and biological imaging. This may include correlation studies with respect to endpoints during or after fractionated radiotherapy and evaluation of current or future radiotherapy interventions based on quantitative imaging.
     
  • Radiomics, modelling and statistical methods
    Includes reports on studies related to outcome/prediction modelling based on classical risk predictions or radiomics, including methodological considerations and statistics. If the focus is on the modelling methodology or advanced statistics for outcome prediction, then the abstract should be submitted here. If the focus is on the outcomes only then the abstract should be submitted to the clinical track.
     
  • Optimisation and algorithms for photon and electron treatment planning
    This category includes studies related to optimisation strategies and algorithms for radiotherapy treatment planning, including IMRT, VMAT, tomotherapy and others.
     
  • Optimisation and algorithms for ion beam treatment planning
    Abstracts for this category invite studies related to optimisation strategies and algorithms for radiotherapy treatment planning, including, proton therapy, heavy ion therapy and others.
     
  • Applications of photon and electron treatment planning
    This topic is for radiotherapy treatment planning, including comparison studies and applications in general for IMRT, VMAT, tomotherapy, and others.
     
  • Applications of ion beam treatment planning
    Abstracts for this topic are for radiotherapy treatment planning (including comparison studies such as protons vs photons and others with ion beams) and applications in proton therapy, heavy ion therapy and others.

 

Radiobiology

If the main topic of your abstract is related to radiobiology/experimental radiotherapy using in vivo, in vitro or molecular technique/models, the abstract should be submitted under the following ‘Radiobiology’ topics:

  • Normal tissue radiobiology
  • Tumour radiobiology
  • Immuno-radiobiology
  • Microenvironment

 

RTT

If the main topic of your abstract is related to RTT activities, the abstract should be submitted under the following ‘RTT’ topics:

  • Patient care, preparation, immobilisation and IGRT verification protocols
  • RTT treatment planning, OAR and target definitions
  • RTT service evaluation, quality assurance and risk management
  • RTT education, training, advanced practice and role developments

 

Interdisciplinary

If your abstract does not fit in any of the above categories but is still within the topic of radiation oncology, the abstract should be submitted under the following ‘Interdisciplinary” topics:

These will be evaluated by the Scientific Programme Committee, including all track chairs.

  • Education in radiation oncology
  • Health economics & health services research
  • Other (topic of relevance for radiation oncology, NOT related to any other category)