Pre-meeting courses - Friday 26 April 2019

 

CLINICAL PRE-MEETING COURSE: MR guided radiotherapy for clinicians 

Course directors: B. Slotman (NL) and C. Gani (DE)

COURSE AIM

To provide an overview of the current and potential role of external beam MRI guided radiotherapy for clinicians.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY PRE-MEETING COURSE: Conservative treatment in early rectal cancer  

Course directors: N. Gambacorta (IT) and A. Appelt (UK)

COURSE AIM

To provide an overview of the alternatives to radical surgery in the management of rectal cancer, including patient selection, imaging, pathology and radiotherapy techniques.

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 BRACHYTHERAPY PRE-MEETING COURSE: Management of high-risk prostate cancer

Course directors: A. Bossi (FR) and G. De Meerleer (BE) 

 COURSE AIM
To provide an up-date of the current challenges related to the diagnosis and management of High Risk prostate cancer patients with specific emphasis on the role of EBRT and brachytherapy, whether or not within a multimodality approach.

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PHYSICS PRE-MEETING COURSE: Machine Learning for Physicists  

Course directors: B. Heijmen (NL) and D. Verellen (BE)

COURSE AIM

To provide basic knowledge on machine learning and its potential use in Radiation Oncology. The course aims at enabling medical physicists to understand the basics behind clinical applications from a user point of view and, provide information for interested developers to get started without prior knowledge. The course assumes that the participants have no knowledge on the subject.

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RTT PRE-MEETING COURSE: Basic course brachytherapy treatment 

Course directors: R.I. Schokker (NL) and B. Wisgrill (AT)

COURSE AIM

Radiation Therapist (RTTs), dosimetrists and RT nurses have several tasks in the brachytherapy treatment. To get to a more uniform level of knowledge, this course will provide with the basic principles of  brachytherapy. Next, to these basic principles, there will be different hospitals from various European countries presenting their workflow. It will be an interactive program, where participants can share their experiences.

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RADIOBIOLOGY PRE-MEETING COURSE: Radiation induced cell death (the good and the ugly) 

Course directors: F. Paris (FR) and R. Coppes (NL)

COURSE AIM

To provide insight in cellular processes leading the response to radiation. 

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FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Joint ESTRO-CARO-RANZCR 

COURSE DURATION: 8 weeks with live pre-meeting workshop at ESTRO 38:

• Online programme to start on 20 March 2019 

• Live session on 26 April and 2 lunch meetings

Course directors: K. Benstead (UK), M. Giuliani (CA), S. Turner (AU)

Course teachers: A. Cortese (BE), J. Eriksen (DK), B-A Millar (CA), L. Morris (AU)

COURSE AIM

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ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN  RADIATION

Course directors: P. Lambin (NL) and K. Tanderup (DK)
COURSE AIM
Radiotherapy is a discipline involving a high degree of technology and using various discipline (imaging, biology, computer sciences, clinic, physics…). This course is meant as a workshop to stimulate collaboration between academia and industry and technology transfer which is essential for new technology to bridge the “second translational gap” and reach the patients.

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CONTOURING WORKSHOPS

FALCON (Fellowship in Anatomic DeLineation and CONtouring) is the multifunctional ESTRO platform for contouring and delineation. Eight such workshops have been planned for ESTRO 38.

PROGRAMME

  • OAR on Head and Neck cancer
  • Lung SBRT
  • Image-guided adaptive brachytherapy in vaginal cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

TARGET AUDIENCE

The delineation workshops are aimed at all radiation oncology professionals who want to improve their contouring skills. Three types of cases are dedicated to radiation oncologists: a common case, a rare case and a more advanced case. The OAR case is especially targeted to radiation therapists (RTTs) and dosimetrists.

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