Cursos Pre-Congreso ESTRO 38
Cursos Pre-Congreso ESTRO 38. 26 Abril 2018. Milán (Italia).
CLINICAL PRE-MEETING COURSE: MR guided radiotherapy for clinicians
Course directors: B. Slotman (NL) and C. Gani (DE)
To provide an overview of the current and potential role of external beam MRI guided radiotherapy for clinicians.
INTERDISCIPLINARY PRE-MEETING COURSE: Conservative treatment in early rectal cancer
Course directors: N. Gambacorta (IT) and A. Appelt (UK)
To provide an overview of the alternatives to radical surgery in the management of rectal cancer, including patient selection, imaging, pathology and radiotherapy techniques.
BRACHYTHERAPY PRE-MEETING COURSE: Management of high-risk prostate cancer
Course directors: A. Bossi (FR) and G. De Meerleer (BE)
To provide an up-date of the current challenges related to the diagnosis and management of High Risk prostate cancer patients with specific emphasis on the role of EBRT and brachytherapy, whether or not within a multimodality approach.
PHYSICS PRE-MEETING COURSE: Machine Learning for Physicists
Course directors: B. Heijmen (NL) and D. Verellen (BE)
To provide basic knowledge on machine learning and its potential use in Radiation Oncology. The course aims at enabling medical physicists to understand the basics behind clinical applications from a user point of view and, provide information for interested developers to get started without prior knowledge. The course assumes that the participants have no knowledge on the subject.
RTT PRE-MEETING COURSE: Basic course brachytherapy treatment
Course directors: R.I. Schokker (NL) and B. Wisgrill (AT)
Radiation Therapist (RTTs), dosimetrists and RT nurses have several tasks in the brachytherapy treatment. To get to a more uniform level of knowledge, this course will provide with the basic principles of brachytherapy. Next, to these basic principles, there will be different hospitals from various European countries presenting their workflow. It will be an interactive program, where participants can share their experiences.
RADIOBIOLOGY PRE-MEETING COURSE: Radiation induced cell death (the good and the ugly)
Course directors: F. Paris (FR) and R. Coppes (NL)
To provide insight in cellular processes leading the response to radiation.
FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY
COURSE DURATION: 8 weeks with live pre-meeting workshop at ESTRO 38:
• Online programme to start on 20 March 2019
• Live session on 26 April and 2 lunch meetings
Course directors: K. Benstead (UK), M. Giuliani (CA), S. Turner (AU)
Course teachers: A. Cortese (BE), J. Eriksen (DK), B-A Millar (CA), L. Morris (AU)
ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN RADIATION
Course directors: P. Lambin (NL) and K. Tanderup (DK)
Radiotherapy is a discipline involving a high degree of technology and using various discipline (imaging, biology, computer sciences, clinic, physics…). This course is meant as a workshop to stimulate collaboration between academia and industry and technology transfer which is essential for new technology to bridge the “second translational gap” and reach the patients.