Brachytherapy For Prostate Cancer

14-16 June, 2018
Avignon, France

TARGET GROUP

The course is aimed at all those who may be part of a prostate brachytherapy team and for those wishing to set up a prostate brachytherapy unit i.e.: urologists, radiation oncologists, radiation therapists (RTTs) radiologists, physicists and specialist nurses.

FACULTY

Course Director
Peter Hoskin, Radiation Oncologist, Mount Vernon Hospital, London (UK)

Teachers
•    Bashar Al Qaisieh, Medical Physicist, Cookridge Hospital, Leeds (UK) 
•    Stefan Machtens, Urologist, Marien-Krankenhaus, Bergisch Gladbach (DE) 
•    Carl Salembier, Radiation Oncologist, Cliniques de l’Europe, Brussels (BE) 
•    Frank-André Siebert, Medical Physicist, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel (DE) 

Local organiser
•    Nicolas Pourel, Radiation Oncologist, Institut Sainte Catherine, Avignon (FR)

COURSE AIM/RATIONALE

The course aims to:
•  Discuss patient selection, indications and contra-indications for brachytherapy.
•  Provide an overview of the techniques, equipment and staffing for a prostate brachytherapy unit, including the physics background and regulatory requirements.
•  Give an overview of the results, side effects and their management
•  Discuss new developments relevant to brachytherapy in imaging, focal therapy and salvage