World Congress of Brachytherapy 2020

World Congress of Brachytherapy 2020. 2-4 abril 2020. Viena (Austria).

Dear colleagues,
It is my privilege and great pleasure to invite you to the World Congress of Brachytherapy (WCB) which will take place from 2-4 April 2020 in Vienna, Austria.

We are pleased that this year the World Congress of Brachytherapy will be followed by ESTRO 39 (the annual congress of ESTRO) which will take place from 3-7 April 2020 in Vienna, Austria at the same venue as the WCB.

Following up on the very successful World Congress in Barcelona in 2012 and San Francisco, CA, US in 2016, the World Congress of Brachytherapy will aim to gather leaders in the field of brachytherapy to deliver an exciting scientific programme.

The GEC-ESTRO Group is leading the efforts in the organisation of this congress in close collaboration with the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) and supported by the Australasian Brachytherapy Group (ABG), ALATRO (Asociación Ibero Latinoamericana de Terapia Radiante Oncológica), the Canadian Brachytherapy Group (CBG), FARO (Federation of Asian Organizations for Radiation Oncology) and IBS (Indian Brachytherapy Society). The Scientific Programme Committee for the congress will be comprised of members from the participating brachytherapy societies.

The comprehensive scientific programme for WCB offers state-of-the-art teaching lectures, symposia / debates on hot topics, as well as a range of educational activities such as workshops.

The sessions will be organised around the topics of Physics, Prostate, Gynaecology, Breast, Gastrointestinal, Head & Neck, Eye/Orbit, and Skin, and finally, Health Economics.

Last but not least, the WCB can only become a successful scientific event thanks to the multitude of contributions coming via abstract submissions. The Scientific Programme Committee is committed to offering large visibility to promising abstracts.
You are, therefore, strongly encouraged to submit an abstract by 23 October 2019 and become part of this prestigious event.

This congress will represent a good opportunity to exchange different brachytherapy indications, methods and results from all over the world. We hope to welcome many participants at this important event.

Bradley Pieters
Chair, World Congress of Brachytherapy