Krakow, Poland

ESTRO Physics Workshop 2024 - hosting a joint physics & biology workshop

Extended Deadline: 31 July 2024

The ESTRO Physics Committee is delighted to announce the 7th ESTRO Physics Workshop 2024: Science in Development. This year, the workshop will be held in Krakow, Poland, on October 18-19, 2024.

Feedback from ESTRO physics members highlighted that they are often too busy at the annual congress to have in-depth discussions with their colleagues about topics of mutual interest. We have addressed this need by holding annual workshops on specific research and advanced clinical topics where challenges and future directions will be discussed. At the same time, international collaborations and work groups to address these challenges can be made. These highly productive workshops have previously led to many outcomes and publications.

The workshops are neither regular meetings based on invited talks and proffered papers, nor teaching courses. Instead, they aim to facilitate scientific and professional networking opportunities within the ESTRO physics community, physicists working in other areas and, furthermore, create close interactions with industrial developers.

Participants register for one single topic and the programmes are based on invited talks by specialists in the field, as well as active contributions by all participants through eg. pitches to share their thoughts, issues and work on the topic theme. This is followed by ample time for discussion and at the end of the workshop each group develops plans for future activity on their topic. These include opportunities to play a role in many ways and can lead to grants, papers, schools, surveys and other outputs.

The ESTRO physics workshops aim to foster communication, awareness and appreciation between the disciplines in the light of the greatest current challenges and the latest advances in methodologies and experimental approaches.

All the topics for 2024 are listed under the programme tab below.

Take a look and register! We look forward to meeting you in Krakow for this next edition of ESTRO physics workshops!

Daniela Thorwarth

Chair ESTRO Physics Committee

Workshop topics and chairs

  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of Hypofractionation: a joint physics & biology workshop

Heidi Lyng (Norway), Xuanfeng “Leo” Ding (USA), Franziska Eckert (Austria), Brita Singers Sørensen (Denmark), Stefan Both (The Netherlands), Stewart “Mac” Mein (Germany/USA)

Read the Programme 

  • Imaging biomarkers to monitor and predict the response to radiation therapies

Claudio Fiorino (Italy), Tiziana Rancati (Italy), Robert Jeraj (USA)

Read the Programme - Watch a video from the chairs

  • Resource sharing: open-source software & development in radiotherapy

Ana Maria Barragan Montero (Belgium), Joshua Mason ((United Kingdom), Niklas Wahl (Germany)

Read the Programme - Watch a video from the chairs

  • Gantry-less Radiotherapy: Challenges and opportunities

Ye Zhang (Switzerland), Lennart Volz (Germany), Tracy Underwood (UK), Cristina Garibaldi (Italy)

Read the Programme - Watch a video from the chairs

  • Standardization initiative for plan complexity in radiotherapy: From Metrics to Clinical Practice

Victor Hernandez (Spain), Alessandro Scaggion (Italy)

Read the Programme - Watch a video from the chairs

Deadline Extended: The new deadline to submit your motivational statement for the Physics Workshop is now 31 July 2024.

Start your registration by submitting your motivational statement before 01 July 2024The chairs of the workshop will review your application. If accepted, you will receive an email with the instructions to finalise your registration.

Early registration deadline: 17 September 2024

Fees including 21% of VAT


[Fees inc. 21% of VAT]


[Until 17 September]


[As of 18 September]


195 €


295 €


415 €

525 €




ESTRO members 2024 can benefit from a reduced fee. To benefit from this member rate, please visit the membership page to become a member or renew your 2023 membership BEFORE proceeding with your registration.

*In-training ESTRO Members benefit from the in-training fee. 

** ESTRO Members with specialty RTT benefit from the RTT fee.

What's included in my registration?  The registration fee includes the access to the sessions, lunches, coffee breaks and a networking event.

Payments are securely processed through credit card or direct debit card on our website. If you prefer to pay via bank transfer, please send your registration request and invoice details to

Cancel my registration – You can cancel your registration and get a full refund of the registration fee minus handling charges of 15%. This option is available until 1 months before the workshop. No refund will be possible if the cancellation is postmarked after this date.



Ul Wielopole 4 Krakow, 31-072 Poland

Workshop participants can benefit from a preferential rate (610 PLN single BB or 710 PLN double BB per night, breakfast included) via the reservation link below:  

Should you have any further question or issues about booking a room, you can contact the Hotel by email via and mentionning the keyword "ESTRO". 

Sponsoring and advertising

2024 ESTRO Physics Workshop presents the opportunity for exhibitors to: 

  • network with decision makers and experts in the field
  • gain insight into projects in their initial stages and capture scientific development.

Please find here :

The bookings are done on a first-come first-served basis. 

Contact person:
Hande Van Gestel 
Exhibition Project Manager

Apply to Physics Workshop 2024