Superficial radiotherapy: treatment of the future?

25 April 2017

Birmingham

Organised by IPEM's Radiotherapy Special Interest Group

Traditionally, radiotherapy for superficial tumour sites has used kV X-rays. However, there are now a number of other options such as electrons, brachytherapy (either electronic or isotope –based), and rotational therapies (VMAT/ tomotherapy/TSET). A recent survey by RTSIG (1)  found that 73% of centres have a kV unit, but some treated very few patients each year, with the consequence that old kV units may not always be replaced when they reach their end of life.

This meeting is suitable for physicists, clinicians, radiographers and dosimetrists involved in the field. It aims to be a platform where centres can present their experiences and results, and share ideas about the treatment of superficial tumours using radiotherapy. Attendees will benefit from enhanced knowledge of the latest trends and developments in treatment techniques, and from networking with participants from other centres.  

1. http://www.birpublications.org/doi/abs/10.1259/bjr.20160641


Learning Outcomes
Learn more about the latest developments in superficial radiotherapy treatment techniques in the UK
Learn more about superficial radiotherapy treatment  from the patient perspective

Target Audience
Physicists and dosimetrists
Therapy Radiographers and clinicians

Abstracts 
Abstract submission has now closed. Abstracts of papers to be presented at the conference are available to download here for reference before the event.  
 

Programme
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Invited Speakers
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Registration
 
On-line registration is now closed. For any queries, email the IPEM conference team or ring 01904 550598.   

IPEM member: £155
IPEM member trainee: £130
IPEM member technologist: £115
IPEM member student/retired/non-salaried: £85
Non-member: £205

Please note there is a £20 discount on these prices if booked up to 4 weeks in advance.
Full prices apply from 28th March 2017.
Registration deadline: 11th April 2017

Venue
This conference will take place at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, in central Birmingham.

Address: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Thinktank is situated within Millennium Point and located in Digbeth, approx. 15 minutes walk from New Street Station and 10 minutes walk from Moor Street station. 

Visit their website
 and scroll down to 'How to Get Here' for travel information, directions and parking. 


Contact/Queries
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email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 550598. 


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