Clinical Practice and Implementation of Image-guided Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
Clinical Practice and Implementation of Image-guided Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy. 15-19 Marzo 2020. Praga (República Checa).
By the end of this course participants should be able to:
- Build a team to implement and practice SRS, SRT and SBRT
- Understand the technical and physical requirements for SRS, SRT and SBRT
- Know the clinical rationale of SRS, SRT and SBRT and their limitations
- Understand the radiobiological basis of very high fraction doses
- Know the details of indication, practice and outcome of SBRT for early stage NSCLC
- Know the current clinical evidence for SRS, SRT and SBRT in the various clinical indications.
The five day teaching course will be organised as follows:
- On Sunday, a historical background of stereotactic radiotherapy will be given followed by the radiobiological and technological background; SBRT cases with different complexity will be demonstrated followed by a debate discussing the position of SBRT in the current developments in oncology
- The teaching lectures on Monday will review and discuss the technology and physical practice of SBRT and SRS
- On Tuesday, various clinical aspects will be discussed, and SBRT for early stage NSCLC, primary liver cancer, prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer will be reviewed
- All teaching lectures will focus on the multi-disciplinary character of SBRT. Interaction and discussion between the professional groups is highly encouraged
- Split-up sessions based on expertise in SBRT and based on the profession will be organised on Tuesday and Wednesday, offering the opportunity of in depth practical discussions
- The last day will focus on the establishment of a clinical stereotactic programme and close with a panel discussion.
Before commencing this course participant should:
- Know the basics of image-guided radiotherapy
- Have experience and knowledge of advanced radiotherapy treatment planning
- Have a basic understanding of radiobiological modelling.
- 20 hours of lectures
- 4 hours of practical workshops
- 1 hour of case discussions.
Methods of Assessment
- Evaluation form.