Prague, Czech Republic

Implementation and Practice of Image-guided Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

Learn about the basis and latest developments in stereotactic body radiotherapy and cranial stereotactic radiosurgery. Understand the physical and technical requirements and discuss ways to establish a multi-professional clinical stereotactic programme.

A blended learning concept with combination of state-of-the-art pre-recorded lectures, livestreamed theoretical classes and practical workshops addressing the needs and interests of clinicians, physicists, and radiation therapists with various experience levels in stereotactic radiotherapy:

  • “How to start a SBRT program?” for individuals with no or limited experience.   

       AND   

  • “How to continuously improve and update an existing SBRT program to most recent developments and evidence” for individuals with advanced experience.

Consequently, the course aims to simultaneously provide a state-of-the-art knowledge about stereotactic treatment and discuss the latest advancements in the field.

 

The course is aimed at all professionals in the field of radiation oncology, who are involved in the clinical practice of SBRT and cranial SRS at any point in the treatment chain: radiation oncologists, physicists and radiation therapists (RTTs) with a dedicated focus on SBRT and SRS. The course targets individuals who are currently at the planning stage of establishing a clinical stereotactic programme, and also those who already have a current stereotactic practice. The importance of integrating all professionals into a team will be highlighted.

Course directors

  • Matthias Guckenberger, Radiation Oncologist, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich (CH)
  • Dirk Verellen, Medical Physicist, Iridium Kankernetwerk, University of Antwerp, Antwerp (BE)

Teachers

  • Coen Hurkmans, Medical Physicist, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven (NL)
  • Karin Dieckmann, Radiation Oncologist, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna (AT)
  • Maria Hawkins, Clinical Oncologist, University College London, London (UK)
  • Mischa S. Hoogeman, Medical Physicist, Erasmus Medical Centre-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Centre, Rotterdam (NL)
  • Piet Ost, Radiation Oncologist, Ghent University, Ghent (BE)
  • Stephanie Lang, Medical Physicist, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich (CH)
  • Suresh Senan, Radiation Oncologist, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam (NL)
  • Sarah Barret, Assistant Professor Radiation Therapy, Trinty College (IE)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Build a team to implement and practice SRS, SRT and SBRT
  • Understand the technical and physical requirements for SRS, SRT and SBRT
  • Know the clinical rationale of SRS, SRT and SBRT and their limitations
  • Understand the radiobiological basis of very high fraction doses
  • Know the details of indication, practice and outcome of SBRT for early stage NSCLC
  • Know the current clinical evidence for SRS, SRT and SBRT in the various clinical indications.

 

 

Programme available soon

Key Words

  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy
  • image guided radiotherapy.

Accreditation

Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). Information on the status of the applications can be obtained from the ESTRO office.

Membership

ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. To benefit from the member registration rate, you must subscribe for the ESTRO membership 2023 BEFORE registering to the course. To become an ESTRO member, benefit from the member registration rate and discover the many other member advantages, please visit the membership page.

Fees

 

Early rate

Late rate

Non-Members

 700 EUR

 800 EUR

ESTRO Members

  550 EUR 

 675 EUR

In-training members*

  400 EUR

 575 EUR

* Members with specialty RadiationTherapist (RTT) may register at the In-Training fee

Early rates are applied up to three months before the starting date of the course.

Late rates are applied three months before the starting date of the course.

The fee includes the course material, coffees, lunches, and the social event.

Advance registration & payment are required.

Since the number of participants is limited, late registrants are advised to contact the ESTRO office before payment, to inquire about availability of places. Access to homework and/or course material will become available upon receipt of full payment.

Insurance and cancellation

The organiser does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies.   

In case an unforeseen event would force ESTRO to cancel the meeting, the Society will reimburse the participants fully the registration fees. ESTRO will not be responsible for the refund of travel and accommodation costs.

In case of cancellation, full refund of the registration fee minus 15% for administrative costs may be obtained up to three months before the course and 50% of the fee up to one month before the course. No refund will be made if the cancellation request is postmarked less than one month before the start of the course.

Reduced fees

Members from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate of 350 Euro. Emerging country fee applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank listing here.

Additionally, all specialties from the following countries can benefit from this preferential rate: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine.  In addition, medical physicists from Cyprus can email education@estro.org to apply for this fee.

The preferential rate of 350 Euro is granted automatically when you click on the  BOOK NOW  button and the three conditions below are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2023 are eligible (please make sure your 2023 membership is in order before you click on the BOOK NOW  button)
  2. Only one course per person per year can be subsidized by ESTRO
  3. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to reduced fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)  

 Please note:

  • We can only guarantee a certain number of reduced fees per course
  • Application deadlines are the same as early registration fees (3 months before the course date).