World Congress of Brachytherapy 2020

Vienna, Austria

Dear colleagues,
It is my privilege and great pleasure to invite you to the World Congress of Brachytherapy (WCB) which will take place from 2-4 April 2020 in Vienna, Austria.

We are pleased that this year the World Congress of Brachytherapy will be followed by ESTRO 39 (the annual congress of ESTRO) which will take place from 3-7 April 2020 in Vienna, Austria at the same venue as the WCB.

Following up on the very successful World Congress in Barcelona in 2012 and San Francisco, CA, US in 2016, the World Congress of Brachytherapy will aim to gather leaders in the field of brachytherapy to deliver an exciting scientific programme.

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Scientific programme committee (SPC)

  • Members: Andrej Bece (AU), Ann Klopp (US), Christopher Deufel (US), Tomás Merino (CL), Amandeep Taggar (CA), Tomoaki Tamaki (JP), Umesh Mahantshetty (IN), Christian Kirisits (AT), Bradley Pieters (NL)

Read the full list of SPC members

Conference secretariat

ESTRO Office 
Rue Martin V, 40 
1200 Brussels 

General queries: contact us

Abstract queries: contact us



The World Congress of Brachytherapy, Vienna, Austria, 02/04/2020-04/04/2020 has been

accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with

18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit

that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American

Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA

Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be

found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for

ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the

Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

  • Abstract submission: 23 October 2019

  • Early registration: 14 January 2020

  • Late registration: 3 March 2020


Reed Messe Vienna GmbH
Congress Center
Messeplatz 1
A-1021 Vienna, Austria
Metro stop: Krieau


Mondial Congress & Events has been appointed the official hotel provider for the congress.


Make your reservation via the online booking website:

Group hotel bookings for 4 or more delegates are made via a group booking form.

Please contact Ellen from Mondial Congress & Events, to arrange details and obtain the forms.

Ellen Valckenaere

Mondial GmbH & Co KG

Mondial Congress & Events
Operngasse 20B, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 (0)1 58804 143

 (Please note that if you register to WCB you have open access on 4 April to ESTRO 2020. If you want to take advantage of the promotion and attend both WCB & ESTRO 2020, check the ESTRO 2020 registration fees)


Registration fees

Reduced fees apply when the payment is received before specific deadlines:

Early registration: 14 January 2020 (23:59 CET)

Late registration: 3 March 2020 (23:59 CET)

Desk registration: as of 4 March 2020 (00:01 CET)






Full Congress

In-training member/ student*/ RTT**

225 €

ESTRO members from emerging countries***

265 €


ESTRO Members

320 €

490 €

620 €

Non-ESTRO Members

540 €

700 €

875 €

1 day pass

1 day in-training member/student*/RTT**

180 €

1 day ESTRO member

180 €

250 €

1 day non ESTRO member

370 €

Workshops & Contouring Workshops

In-training member/student*/RTT**

100 €

ESTRO member

130 €

Non-ESTRO member

195 €

Each additional Workshops & Contouring Workshops

In-training member/student*/RTT**

30 €

ESTRO member

50 €

Non-ESTRO member

60 €


*To register as a student you should be an ESTRO member and send your valid student card to BEFORE completing the registration. Institute letters are not accepted.
**ESTRO Members with specialty RTT may register at the In-training fee.
*** Participants from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate BEFORE 3 March 2020. After this date the desk fee will apply. Emerging country rate applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank listing available at:

CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION In case of cancellation, a full refund of the registration fee minus handling charges of 15% may be obtained up to three months before the meeting. Between three months and one month before the meeting, the refund will amount to 50% of the fee. No refund will be possible if the cancellation is post marked after 4 March 2020.



Thursday, 2 April 2020 | 14:15-16:15

Chair: Jean-Michel Hannoun-Levi (FR) 

Programme here



Friday, 3 April 2020 | 08:45-10:45

Chair: Melissa Joyner, Radiation Oncologist, MD Anderson Cancer Centre (US)
Co-chair: Emma Fields, Radiation Oncologist, Virginia Commonwealth University (US)

Programme here



Saturday, 4 April 2020 | 14:15-16:15

Chairpersons: Agata Rembielak (UK) and Philip Devlin (US) 

Programe here





Friday, 3 April 2020 | 8:00-10:00 Chair: Evert van Limbergen (BE) 

Friday, 3 April 2020 | 13:30-15:30 Chair: Umesh Mahantshetty (IN)  


Saturday, 4 April 2020 | 8:00-10:00 Chair: Vratislav Strnad (DE) 

Saturday, 4 April 2020 | 14:30-16:30 Chair: Henrike Westerfeld (NL) and Lars Fokdal (DK)

The exhibition of the World Congress of Brachytherapy will be located in Hall C of the Messe Congress Centre, in in the same venue as the ESTRO Annual Congress.

You can access here the Exhibitor Manual & Rules and Regulations, floor plan and the exhibitor list.

Please find here the booking forms for:

In case you have any questions, please contact

Hande Yilmaz

+32 (0) 2 775 90 18

Abstracts are selected for one of the following presentation formats:

Oral presentation: abstracts selected for oral presentation are presented at one of the proffered paper sessions scheduled inthe programme.

Poster: abstracts selected as poster will be presented in one of the following two presentaton formats:

  •  Poster Discussion: Poster (in electronic version only) is presented/discussed verbally during a Poster Discussion session. Poster Discussion sessions will take place during the designated slots. These sessions will be led by two chairpersons. The author will present his/her poster verbally around a station where the posters are shown in electronic format in 3 minutes, and then there will be 2 minutes for discussion. Authors of the abstracts selected for a Poster Discussion session must upload an electronic version of their poster via the ESTRO subsidised poster platform. More information will be provided in due time.
  • Poster: Poster (in electronic version only) will be available for viewing at special stations in the congress venue. These posters in electronic format are not discussed by the authors during specific sessions in the programme. However, authors are free to invite interested participants to one of the e-poster stations to explain the poster content during the congress. Authors of the abstracts selected as Poster must upload an electronic version of their poster via the ESTRO subsidised poster platform. More information will be provided in due time.


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