3D Radiotherapy with a Special Emphasis on Implementation of MRI / CT Based Brachytherapy in Cervical Cancer 2nd ESTRO-AROI GYN Teaching Course

08-11 March, 2018
Lucknow, India


The course is aimed at teams consisting of radiation oncologists and medical physicists from institutions with concrete plans to implement 3D radiotherapy for cervical cancer, with a special interest in MR/ CT Image Based Brachytherapy. The Institutions which participated in the 1st gynaecology AROI ESTRO teacing course in Bengaluru in 2017 are encouraged to register and will be preferred for the course. The institutions should have the necessary infrastructure for 3D brachytherapy available (afterloader, access to 3D imaging, CT/MR compatible applicators and a relevant treatment planning system) to facilitate the initiation of implementation of 3D techniques after the course. The course is the second out of a series of 3 courses (2017, 2018, 2019). The 2018 and 2019 editions course contents will be of increasing complexity in terms of the level of 3D image guidance. By participation in 2018 and 2019 courses the participants have the possibility to further develop and refine their 3D approach over time and get feedback on their progress with implementation. Participants should therefore be prepared to invest time in implementation of 3D techniques in between courses and to take part in homework / feedback efforts. A finite number of teams from various set-ups and geographical locations in India will be invited by AROI. Participants from neighbouring countries and other Asia Pacific (APAC) Region (max 5-10) may also participate.



ESTRO Course directors
•    Richard Pötter, Radiation Oncologist, Medical University Hospital, Vienna (AT)
•    Kari Tanderup, Medical Physicist, University Hospital, Aarhus (DK) 

AROI Course directors
•    Umesh Mahantshetty, Radiation Oncologist, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (IN)
•    Jamema Swamidas, Medical Physicist, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai (IN)

Christine Haie Meder, Radiation Oncologist, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif (FR) 
Teaching faculty is being updated, please visit our website for the latest information

Local organiser
•    Madhup Rastogi, Radiation Oncologist, Ram Manohar Lohia Insitute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow



The course aims to:
•  Learn about principles of 3D image-based EBRT and brachytherapy including techniques and treatment planning
•  Provide understanding of commissioning, quality assurance, principles of planning, plan evaluation and reporting of 2D and 3D brachytherapy in cervical cancer
•  Introduce 3D image-based target concepts of GTV, CTV and PTV including both EBRT and brachytherapy in cervical cancer
•  Enable practical implementation of 3D techniques in EBRT and brachytherapy in cervical cancer
•  Provide an overview on the radiation therapy (external radiation and brachytherapy) in cervical cancer.