PSI Winter School for Proton Therapy 2023

Europe/Zurich
Parkhotel Bad Zurzach Badstrasse 44 CH-5330 Bad Zurzach Phone +41 56 269 88 11
Antony John Lomax (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), Damien Charles Weber
Description

We are glad to announce that it will be an onsite edition.

                                                                                                
Content of the course:

  • Clinical indications adult (CNS, GI, Head & Neck, Skull base)
  • Pediatrics and AYA
  • Basic physics of proton therapy
  • Radiation biology
  • Delivery & treatment planning
  • Therapy workflow
  • Uncertainty & motion
  • Specification, commissioning & Q.A.
  • New directions in proton therapy

Aim of course:

To provide detailed knowledge on the clinical, physics and technological aspects of proton therapy using pencil beam scanning

Target audience:

Radiation oncologists, medical physicists, physicists, engineers, radiation technologists and dosimetrists. No previous knowledge of proton therapy is necessary.

 

 

Videoconference
PSI Winter School for Protons 2022
Zoom Meeting ID
64539104966
Host
Sibylle Bollhalder
Alternative hosts
Martin Grossmann Handschin, Matthias Meichtry
Zoom URL
Registration
Registration Form
Surveys
Survey Winter School 2023
    • 1
      Registration

      Dry run if requested.

    • 8:30 AM
      Departure to Paul Scherrer Institut - Meeting point in front of the hotel
    • 2
      Welcome (Introduction of faculty, virtual meeting, etc.)
      Speaker: Damien Charles Weber (Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • a) Welcome
    • 3
      A short historical overview of proton therapy
      Speaker: Damien Charles Weber (Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 4
      Basic physics for proton radiation
      Speaker: Jacobus Maarten Schippers (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • Coffee break
    • 5
      Accelerators and beam production techniques for proton therapy
      Speaker: Jacobus Maarten Schippers (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 6
      Proton therapy for adult CNS tumors
      Speaker: Damien Charles Weber (Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch break
    • 7
      Basic radiaton biology of photons and protons
      Speaker: Martin Pruschy (University Hospital Zurich)
    • 8
      How significant are RBE variations in proton therapy?
      Speaker: Harald Paganetti (Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School)
    • 9
      Second malignancies
      Speaker: Uwe Schneider
    • Coffee break
    • 10
      Advancing proton therapy in lung cancer: Beyond proton bragg peak
      Speaker: Joe Chang (MD Anderson Cancer Center)
    • 11
      GI and proton therapy
      Speaker: Piero Fossati (EBG MedAustron GmbH)
    • 6:00 PM
      Departure to the hotel - Meeting point PSI West outside the auditorium
    • 8:30 AM
      Departure to Paul Scherrer Institut - Meeting point in front of the hotel
    • 12
      Active scanning beam 1: Modulation delivery
      Speaker: David Meer (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 13
      Active scanning beam 2: Controlling delivery
      Speaker: Martin Grossmann Handschin (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 14
      Active scanning beam 3: Checking delivery/dosimetry
      Speaker: Sairos Safai (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break Online

      Online

    • 15
      Treatment planning for pencil beam scanning and IMPT
      Speaker: Antony John Lomax (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 16
      Proton therapy workflow
      Speaker: Arturs Meijers (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 1:05 PM
      Lunch break
    • 17
      Validation methodologies for the clinical benefit of proton therapy
      Speaker: Johannes Langendijk (University Medical Center Groningen)
    • 18
      Head and neck cancers
      Speaker: Johannes Langendijk (University Medical Center Groningen)
    • Coffee break Online

      Online

    • 4:00 PM
      Group picture
    • 19
      Tumors of the skull base and spine chordoma and chondrosarcoma
      Speaker: Damien Charles Weber
    • 20
      Ocular proton treatment
      Speaker: Jan Hrbacek (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 5:40 PM
      Departure to social EVENT - Meeting point PSI West outside the auditorium
    • 8:30 AM
      Departure to Paul Scherrer Institut - Meeting point in front of the Hotel
    • 21
      Delivery uncertainties and their consequences
      Speaker: Francesca Albertini (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 22
      Motion / motion mitigation
      Speaker: Giovanni Fattori (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee break and group allocation
    • 11:00 AM
      On the way to the workshop
    • 23
      Workshop 1 to 4 in parallel
      Speakers: Barbara Bachtiary, Dominic Leiser (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), Nicola Bizzocchi (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 24
      Workshop 1 to 4 in parallel
      Speaker: Antony John Lomax (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 1:15 PM
      On the way for lunch
    • 1:30 PM
      Lunch break
    • 2:30 PM
      On the way to the workshop
    • 25
      Workshop 1 to 4 in parallel
      Speakers: Alessandra Bolsi (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), Sairos Safai (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 26
      Workshop 1 to 4 in parallel
      Speakers: Christian Bula (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut), David Meer (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 4:45 PM
      Coffee break
    • 27
      Site tour Center for Proton Therapy (Villigen)

      Center for Proton Therapy

      Villigen

    • 6:30 PM
      Departure to the hotel - Meeting point PSI West outside the auditorium
    • 8:30 AM
      Departure to Paul Scherrer Institut - Meeting point in front of the Hotel
    • 28
      Commissioning a new facility: Specifications
      Speaker: Håkan Nyström (The Skandion Clinic)
    • 29
      Commissioning a new facility: Clinical
      Speaker: Arturs Meijers (PSI)
    • 30
      Proton therapy for pediatrics and AYA patients
      Speaker: Anita Mahajan (Mayo Clinic)
    • 11:15 AM
      Coffee-Break
    • 31
      Protons versus "the competition"
      Speaker: Antony John Lomax (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 32
      Technological Innovation: Flash:: BIOLOGY
      Speaker: Marie-Catherine Vozenin
    • 33
      Technological Innovation: Flash:: PHYSICS
      Speaker: Serena Psoroulas (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 1:15 PM
      Lunch break
    • 34
      Technological innovation: Imaging
      Speaker: Giovanni Fattori (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 35
      Technological innovation: Delivery
      Speaker: David Meer (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 36
      Technological Innovation: Treatment planning
      Speaker: Jan Hrbacek (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 37
      Closing Remarks Online

      Online

      Speaker: Antony John Lomax (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 4:45 PM
      Departure to the hotel - Meeting point PSI West outside the auditorium
    • 7:30 AM
      Skiing day