Upper GI: technical and clinical challenges for radiation oncologists

23-26 March, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

TARGET GROUP

The target group consists of radiation oncologists, physicists and radiation thera-pists (RTTs) who are interested to learn and improve their knowledge on optimal radiation oncology treatment modalities in upper GI malignancies following the main radiotherapy steps: indication, prescription, delineation, planning, IGRT and outcome evaluation.  

 

FACULTY

Course directors
• Vincenzo Valentini, Radiation Oncologist, Università Cattolica S. Cuore,  

Teachers
• William Allum, Surgeon, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London (UK)
• Francesco Cellini, Radiation Oncologist, Universita’ Cattolica S. Cuore, Rome ( IT)
• Jennifer Dhont, Physicist, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (BE)
• Oscar Matzinger, Radiation Oncologist, Hôpital Riviera – Providence, Vevey (CH)
• Alexander Quaas, Pathologist, Universitätsklinikum Köln, Köln (DE)
• Angela Riddell, Radiologist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London (UK)
• Hanneke van Laarhoven, Medical Oncologist, Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
• Marcel Verheij, Radiation Oncologist, Radboudumc Nijmegen, Nijmegen (NL)
• Lisa Wiersema, Radiation Therapist, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (NL)

Local organiser
• Marcel Verheij, Radiation Oncologist, Radboudumc Nijmegen, Nijmegen (NL)  

Contouring Administrator  
Francesco Cellini, Radiation Oncologist, Universita’ Cattolica S. Cuore, Rome (IT)

COURSE AIM/RATIONALE

The improvement of technology opportunities in radiation oncology challenges the role of radiotherapy in many tumour sites. Upper GI tumours share a very unfavourable prognosis and in the meantime they could benefit from technology innovation.