Course on the basis of SBRT for physicists

Milan, Italy.

- Medical physicists,

- Radiation oncologists,

- Radiation therapists,

- Other professional figures working in RT

Scientific Committee:

Cristina Garibaldi, European Institute of Oncology (Milan)

Claudio Fiorino, San Raffaele Hospital (Milan)

Cristina Lenardi, University of the Study of Milan (Milan)

Pietro Mancosu, Humanitas Cancer Center, Rozzano (Milan) – course director

The main aim of this three-day course is to help medical physicists working in both large and small centers, to learn the proper implementation of effective SBRT treatment practice. The course is specifically designed for medical physicists, however, radiation oncologists, radiation therapists and other professional figures working in RT are welcome to join as well.

Modern radiotherapy is increasingly evolving towards a reduction in the number of fractions. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), or as more recently defined, SABR (stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy), is a radiation therapy approach in which high radiation doses are delivered in few fractions focused on small extracranial tumors with rapid dose fall off outside the target. In particular, SBRT/SABR is becoming elective therapy in several anatomic districts, both for primitive tumors and for metastatic lesions. Technological progress both in imaging and in treatment delivery has favored the adoption of this technique.

Program Highlights will include:

Radiobiology and clinical Issues of SBRT, imaging for volume definition from a physicist prospective, dosimetry and planning in SBRT, Image Guided RT, QA and safety.

Deadline for registration: March 11, 2020

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The course will be hosted at Fondazione UNIMI (ex Fondazione Filarete), V.le Ortles 22/4 Milano, close to the Prada Foundation and the future Olympic village of the Winter Games 2026 Milan-Cortina.

A special fee for the ESTRO/EFOMP/THASTRO/AIRO/AIFM members of 200 euro (including lunch, coffee break and course material) will be applied. Further discount for members in training will be applied (50 euro).

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