A LETTER OF WELCOME FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSONS

 

It is our privilege and great pleasure to invite you to ESTRO 35 that will take place from 29 April to 3 May 2016 in Turin, Italy.

ESTRO is an interdisciplinary society where radiation oncologists, medical physicists, biologists, brachytherapists and radiation therapists aspire to join forces with other organisations in the oncology field that share ESTRO’s vision of excellence in cancer treatment. At ESTRO 35, we draw attention to the multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinary components of our practice, with emphasis on the new opportunities that they represent for all professionals of oncology, not only in research but also in the daily care of patients.

The interdisciplinary component of the scientific programme will include sessions on the following topics:

  •  Adaptive radiotherapy for coping with anatomical variations: hope or hype?
  • Adaptive radiotherapy based on functional / biological imaging / ART head and neck
  • Dose painting
  • Long term toxicity / cardiovascular
  • How to select the right patients for proton therapy and collaborate in Europe?
  • Protons or heavy ions?
  • Quality beyond accuracy: are we failing to see the forest for the trees?
  • Safety, standardisation, automatisation
  • Hybrid imaging / MR-PET
  • Combination radiotherapy and targeted agents
  • Secondary cancer induction
  • Quality assurance in clinical trials
  • Hot topics in SBRT
  • Radiomics
  • Radiotherapy resistance, new concepts
  • Personalised medicine
  • Health Economics in Radiation Oncology (HERO)
  • Communications with media / patients
  • Advisory Committee on Radiation Oncology Practice (ACROP)
  • Debate: In 2020 every patient will be treated with hypo-fractionation.

The multidisciplinary component of our profession will be highlighted in several joint sessions with other European and international oncology societies. The Scientific Programme Committee and Scientific Advisory Groups of ESTRO 35 are hard at work to develop the multidisciplinary component of the scientific programme.

The educational aspects of ESTRO 35 will include pre-meeting courses, contouring workshops and multidisciplinary tumour board sessions.

As in previous conferences, ESTRO 35 will offer a Young Scientists Track. This track is fully organised by our young members and it enables them to meet young colleagues, share common interests, network and start to build their own collaborative projects at an international level.

Last but not least, the ESTRO annual meeting has developed into a successful scientific event due to high level contributions via abstract submissions. The Scientific Programme Committee is committed to offering large visibility to promising abstracts by including them in the scientific symposia or via dedicated poster viewing sessions. We therefore, strongly encourage you to take note of the abstract submission deadline and to send your abstracts in due time.

All of the leading exhibitors will contribute to ESTRO 35, Europe’s largest industrial exhibition in radiation oncology, offering the opportunity to view the latest products and services in cancer treatment and cancer care.

Stay tuned for more information coming soon. We look forward to welcoming you in Turin.

 

With warm regards,

Philip Poortmans (ESTRO 35 Chair)

Yolande Lievens (ESTRO 35 SPC Chair)

Ben Heijmen (ESTRO 35 SPC Chair)

 

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