Please note that abstracts are reviewed by experts in the track and topic chosen. No recategorisation is performed between topics. Submitting to the wrong topic may result in your abstract receiving a lower score.
If the main topic of your abstract is related to brachytherapy, the abstract should be submitted under the following ‘Brachytherapy’ topics:
- Head & neck, skin, eye
- Gastro-intestinal, paediatric brachytherapy, miscellaneous
- Urology - prostate, bladder, penis
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.
- Head & neck
- Upper GI
- Lower GI
- Sarcoma/skin cancer/malignant melanoma
- Paediatric tumours
- Mixed sites/palliation
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:
Abstracts submitted under this topic may report on autocontouring, autoplanning, automation of QA processes, etc… as well as automated image registration or processing (i.e. identification of structures / landmarks to guide treatment planning and delivery).
- Detectors, dose measurement and phantoms
Abstracts submitted to this category may contain classical experimental studies on characterisation of new detectors, phantom development, dose measurement and measurement protocols including radiation protection.
- Dose calculation
Abstracts submitted to this category may contain theoretical studies on dose calculation. Treatment planning studies should NOT be submitted to this topic but should to the categories “Optimisation, algorithms and applications”.
- 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. New approaches for image reconstruction (e.g. using machine learning) should also be submitted here.
- 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.
- 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.
- New technologies
Abstracts submitted under this topic may report on the development and implementation of new technologies which do not fit any of the other categories described.
- Optimisation, algorithms and applications 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, as well as radiotherapy treatment planning, including comparison studies and applications in general for IMRT, VMAT, tomotherapy, and others.
- Optimisation, algorithms and applications 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, as well as 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.
- 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.
- Quality assurance and auditing
Abstracts submitted under this topic may report on quality assurance and auditing with a focus on physics and technology including in clinical protocols and trials.
- Radiomics, modelling and statistical method
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
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
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
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)