Particle Therapy

05-09 March, 2018
Vienna, Austria

TARGET GROUP

The course is aimed at radiation oncologists, medical physicists and professionals in allied fields, including trainees interested in particle therapy. Basic knowledge of radiation oncology and radiation physics are prerequisites. The course targets individuals who are either directly involved in a clinical particle therapy project, already practice particle therapy, or who desire to update their knowledge on particle therapy.

 

FACULTY

Course directors
•    Oliver Jäkel, Medical Physicist, German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) and Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center, Heidelberg (DE)
•    Wilfried De Neve, Radiation Oncologist, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent (BE)

Teachers
•    Piero Fossati, Radiation Oncologist, Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica (CNAO), Pavia (IT)
•    Henrik Hauswald, Radiation Oncologist, Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center and Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg (DE)
•    Eugen Hug, Radiation Oncologist, Medical Director of MedAustron, Wiener Neustadt (AT) 
•    Marco Krengli, Radiation Oncologist, Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica (CNAO), Pavia (IT)
•    Anthony Lomax, Medical Physicist, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (CH)
•    Alejandro Mazal, Medical Physicist, Institut Curie Proton Therapy Centre (CPO), Orsay (FR)
•    Peter Peschke, Biologist, German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Heidelberg (DE)
•    Marco Schippers, Medical Physicist, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (CH)
•    Beate Timmermann, Radiation Oncologist, Klinik für Partikeltherapie, Universitätsklinikum, Essen (DE)

Local organiser
Eugen Hug, Radiation Oncologist, Medical Director of MedAustron, Wiener Neustadt 

 

COURSE AIM/RATIONALE

The course aims to:
•  Provide a detailed overview of the clinical rationale and indications of particle therapy, and the status of supporting medical evidence including status of clinical trials
•  Understand the distinguishing features of particle therapy compared to other radiotherapy modalities
•  Deepen knowledge of physical, biological, and technical aspects of particle therapy implementation in clinical practice
•  Study particle treatment systems, dosimetry, treatment delivery, treatment planning and to learn about the latest technological developments in particle therapy
•  Share challenges of particle centre projects in different health care environments.