Image-Guided Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in Gynaecological Cancer: Focus on MRI Based Adaptive Brachytherapy

02-06 September, 2018
Madrid, Spain



This course will offer two parallel tracks tailored to intermediate and experienced levels.  You will just have to choose the one made for you… Mark your calendars!  


The course is aimed at radiation and gynaecology oncologists, medical physicists and radiation therapists (RTTs) involved in gynaecological tumour treatments, interested in the implementation of EBRT and brachytherapy image guidance. Course participants should have specific interest in and/or initial experience with implementation of advanced MRI based brachytherapy and advanced EBRT techniques (IMRT/IGRT).


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

•    Daniel Berger, Medical Physicist, Medical University Hospital, Vienna (AT)                        
•    Ina Jürgenliemk-Schulz, Radiation Oncologist, University Medical Centre, Utrecht (NL)
•    Umesh Mahantshetty, Radiation Oncologist, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (IN)     
•    Primoz Petric, Radiation Oncologist, Aarhus University Hospital (DK)                   
•    Remi Nout, Radiation Oncologist, University Medical Centre, Leiden (NL)

Guest Faculty 
•    Jamema Swamidas, Medical Physicist, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (IN)
•    Nicole Nesvacil, Medical Physicist, Medical University Hospital, Vienna (AT)
•    Li Tee Tan, Radiation Oncologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital - Oncology Centre, Cambridge (UK)

Local organiser
Sofia Cordoba Largo, Radiation Oncologist, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid


The course aims to: 
•  Provide a comprehensive overview on the whole field of gynaecological radiation therapy focusing on brachytherapy and external irradiation in cervix cancer, endometrial cancer and vaginal cancer
•  Provide an overview on evidence-based medicine (including concomitant chemoradiation)
•  Introduce image-based target concepts of GTV, CTV and PTV in gynaecological radiation oncology including EBRT and brachytherapy 
•  Provide an understanding of advanced image-based EBRT and brachytherapy including techniques and treatment planning
•  Enable practical implementation of advanced concepts and techniques in EBRT and brachytherapy