IMRT and other conformal techniques in practice- Course is fully booked

03-07 June, 2018
Tallinn, Estonia

TARGET GROUP

The course is aimed at radiation oncologists, medical physicists and radiation therapists involved in the implementation and clinical use of advanced techniques in their departments. Basic knowledge of radiation oncology and radiation physics is a prerequisite, some experience in CT-based treatment planning is highly beneficial. The registrants will preferably be ‘graduates’ of the ESTRO course on Physics for Modern Radiotherapy or an equivalent training in radiation physics. Simultaneous participation of a physicist and/or a clinician and/or a radiation therapist from the same institute is encouraged.

 

FACULTY

Course director
Marco Schwarz, Medical Physicist, Proton Therapy Centre, Trento (IT)

Co-chair
Frank Lohr, Radiation Oncologist, AOU Modena, Modena (IT)

Teachers
•    Sofie Ceberg, Medical Physicist, Skåne University Hospital, Lund (SE)
•    Lone Hoffmann, Medical Physicist, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus (DK)
•    Mischa Hoogeman, Clinical Physicist, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)
•    Eva Onjukka, Medical Physicist, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm (SE)
•    Andrea Riccardo Filippi, Radiation Oncologist, AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin (IT)
•    Carmen Rubio, Radiation Oncologist, Hospital Universitario HM Sanchinarro, Madrid (ES)
•    Matthias Söhn, Medical Physicist, LMU University Hospital, Munich (DE)

Local organiser
Nikolai Tover, Radiation Technologist, North-Estonian Regional Hospital Cancer Centre, Tallinn

COURSE AIM/RATIONALE

To present and discuss:
•  The scientific basis of IMRT and highly conformal radiation techniques
•  The technical aspects of treatment preparation and treatment delivery
•  Dose calculation and the quality assurance process
•  Inverse planning optimisation and its practical implementation
•  The latest developments in IMRT irradiation modalities
•  The clinical aspects of IMRT, including clinical outcomes/site-specific issues/normal tissue tolerance
•  The relation between IMRT and other advanced radiotherapy techniques (e.g. IGRT and adaptive therapy).