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Image-guided Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in Gynaecological Cancer: Focus on Mri Based Adaptive Brachytherapy 2019
Oct 12 - 16, 2019 | EUR €850 | Cluj-Napoca, Cluj
Image-guided Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in Gynaecological Cancer: Focus on Mri Based Adaptive Brachytherapy is organized by European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) and will be held from Oct 12 - 16, 2019 at Grand Hotel Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania. Target Audience: The course is aimed at radiation and gynaecology oncologists, medical physicists and radiation therapists (RTTs) involved in gynaecological tumour treatments, interested in the implementation of EBRT and brachytherapy image guidance. Course participants should have specific interest in and/or initial experience with implementation of advanced MRI based brachytherapy and advanced EBRT techniques (IMRT/IGRT). The course offers both a “General track” and an “Experienced track” to meet different levels of clinical experience. Prerequisites: • Depending whether you opt for the general or experienced track, slightly different prerequisites will apply. These are detailed above. • Two different tracks will be offered which are adapted to different levels of clinical experience among participants: “General track” and “Experienced track” (related to brachytherapy). • The “General track” has a more elaborate educational component and will include all introductory lectures into image guided brachytherapy such as brachytherapy techniques, target contouring, and ICRU-GEC-ESTRO recommendations. • The “Experienced track” will feature break-out sessions where participants present patient cases on power point (diagnostic work-up, EBRT target contouring and treatment planning as well as brachytherapy application, target contouring and treatment). The break-out sessions will be supervised by faculty members (MDs and physicists), so that individual feed-back on treatment practice can be obtained. The course aims to: • Teach about principles of 3D image-based EBRT and brachytherapy including techniques and treatment planning • Provide understanding of commissioning, quality assurance, principles of planning, plan evaluation and reporting of 2D and 3D brachytherapy in cervical cancer • Introduce 3D image-based target concepts of GTV, CTV and PTV including both EBRT and brachytherapy in cervical cancer • Enable practical implementation of 3D techniques in EBRT and brachytherapy in cervical cancer • Provide an overview on the radiation therapy (external radiation and brachytherapy) in cervical cancer. • Enhance the practical implemention and logistics in the existing environment. • Provide further roadmap and steps of intervention to improve the existing standards. Course Content: • Normal, pathologic anatomy and clinical examination of female pelvis • Image based anatomy including US, CT, MRI and conventional radiography • CTV/ITV/PTV for external irradiation • Combination of external irradiation and brachytherapy • Different application techniques in brachytherapy • Commissioning and Quality Assurance of various processes involved 3D treatment planning. • Application techniques in brachytherapy including combined intracavitary-interstitial applicators • Treatment planning for brachytherapy • ICRU 89 concepts: GTV, CTV, PTV at diagnosis and at time of brachytherapy for 2D and 3D brachytherapy • Dose, dose-rate and fractionation and overall treatment time • Radiobiological effects from combined external irradiation and brachytherapy, linear quadratic model • Prescribing, recording and reporting including ICRU- GEC-ESTRO 89 recommendations and ESGO/ESTRO/ESP guidelines for the management of patients with cervical cancer • Therapeutic outcome: radio-chemotherapy, image based EBRT and brachytherapy include ng EMBRACE • Reflexion of participants` clinical experience in image guided radiotherapy (experienced track) Objectives: By the end of this course participants should be able to: • Understand the rationale of 3D and apply concepts of advanced brachytherapy techniques in clinical practice • Perform contouring and treatment planning for 3D image guided EBRT and brachytherapy in clinical practice • Implement procedures for 3D image guided brachytherapy in cervical cancer in own department • Implement advanced EBRT techniques in cervical cancer in own department. • Give feedback and review of hurdles in implementation Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.