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Saturday workshops

and demonstrations

include calibration
and
in vivo

dosimetry, treatment planning
f
or different
tumour
sites, plan verification, after
-

loading equipment, radiotherapy machine

q
uality control, intracavitary and implant
dosimetry

in brachytherapy
.





Additional practical tutors:

David Bernstein,

Irena Blasiak
-
Wal, Natalie Bleackley,
Corrinne
Brooks,

, Helen Chapman, Ruth Colgan,

Patrick Conaghan,

Julia Henderson, Liz Fernandez, Caroline
Jones, Caroline Lamb, Michelle Long, Carole Meehan, Karole Warren
-
Oseni, Kate Roome, Gregory
Smyth, Michael Thomas and Emma Wells.


Course Organisers:

Jim Warrington and Margaret Bidmead

KCL M.Sc. Radiotherapy Physics module co
-
ordinator
: Professor Phil Evans.







Radiation Dosimetry,
Treatment Planning


and Treatment Techniques (Sutton site).



Tuesday, November 8
th

2011



Photon interaction mechanisms.



Professor Frank Verhaegen
1




Electron interaction mechanisms.



Professor Frank Verhaegen



Fundamental principles of dosimetry I.


Professor Alan Nahum
2



Funda
mental principles of dosimetry II.

Professor Alan Nahum




Radiotherapy applications of monte
-
carlo methods
Professor Frank Verhaegen



Photon beams: ph
ysical characteristics and calculations

Mr. Peter Childs



Radiotherapy and Cancer
Dr Victoria Harris


Wednesday, November 9
th



Ionisation chamber design and measurement practice.
Mr. Tom Jordan
3



In vivo

dosimetry techniques
Mr. Colin Nalder




Stereotaxy &

small field dosimetry

Mr Jim Warrington



Radiochromic film dosimetry.
Dr Vivian Cosgrove

4



Treatment Planning Margins; ICRU 50
, 62 and 83.
Dr Carl Rowbottom
5






Electron beam therapy in clinical practice
Mr Peter
Childs



Evaluation Tools in Treatment Planning.

Miss Margaret Bidmead


Thursday, November 10th



Photon Beam Algorithms in treatment planning systems.
Dr James Bedford



MR and PET imaging for Radiotherapy Planning.
Dr Mike Partridge



Quality Control in treatment planning.
Dr Vibeke Hansen



Planning a
lgorithms
for intensity modulated radiotherapy
techniques
Dr James Bedford



IMRT treatment planning methods and practical issues
Ms Irena Blasiak
-
Wal



Pre
-
treatment verification and image based

dosimetry for IMRT

Dr Vibeke Hansen



Ext
ernal beam radiotherapy for liver tumours

Dr Maria Hawkins

Friday, November 11th



Techniques in radiotherapy of the head & neck.



Dr. Shreerang Bhide



Large field techniques in radiotherapy

Dr Westley Ingram



Intracranial stereotactic radiotherapy and SBRT
Dr Young Lee



Implementing new treatment techniques at the ‘clinic
al coal
-
face’
Dr Helen McNair



External beam radiotherapy for Prostate cancer.
Mr Chris South



Adaptive radiotherapy for bladder cancer in clinical practice
Mrs Helen Taylor



Radiotherapy for Breas
t Cancer: Current & Future practice

Professor John Yarnold




Radiotherapy with Protons and Heavy Ions
Dr

Alejandro Mazal

6





Treatment Machines,
Quality Control, Radiobiology,

Brachytherapy and Radiotherapy Imaging.




Tuesday, March 6
th

2012



Operation principles, QA and applications of kilovoltage units.



Dr Karen Rosser



Linear accelerators I: principles of operation.





Dr Hamish Porte
r
8



Linear accelerators II: production of a clinically useful beam.
Dr Philip Mayles
2




Accuracy and quality in radiotherapy: an overview
Dr Philip Mayles



Quality control of linear accelerators.
Mr Rollo Moore




Multileaf collimators: characteristics, applications and QA

Dr Viv Cosgrove



Quality assurance in multi
-
centre trials

Ms Emma Wells


Wednesday, March 7th



Cellular radiobiology of tumours.



Professor Alan Nahum



Modelling tumour local control probability.
Professor Alan Nahum



Radiobiological considerations in brachytherapy.

Professor
Roger Dal
e
7



Modelling normal tissue complication probability (NTCP).

TBA



Cellular radiobiology of normal tissues.





TBA



Gaps in external beam radiotherapy
Professor Roger Dale



Dose Fractionation in Radiotherapy

Professor Roger Dale


Thursday,
March 8th



Calibration and QA of Brachytherapy Sources.


Mr. Colin Nalder




Intracavitary techniques and dosimetry.
Miss Margaret Bidmead



Clinical considerations in brachytherapy.




Dr Peter Blake



3D Image
-
based brachytherapy planning

Dr Christian Kirisit
s
9



Iodine seeds for prostate implants.
Mr Pete
r Bownes
4



Guest Lecture: Radiotherapy in Developing Countries

Dr Peter Blake



Radiation protection in brachytherapy

Mr Jim Thurston


Friday, March 9th



Radiation protection in
external beam radiotherapy

Mr Jim Warrington



Soft tissue imaging in radiotherapy.
Dr Susan Lalondrelle



Image quality and patient dose in IGRT & IMRT

Dr Edwin Aird

1
0



EPID imaging in routine practice: quality control & dosimetry

Dr Vibeke Hansen



IGRT techniques.
Dr Emma Harris



Organ motion in Radiotherapy

Professor Marcel Van Herk
1
1



Geometrical Uncertainties in Radiotherapy
Professor Marcel Van Herk



Key to External Lecturers:

1

Maastricht University Hospital, The Netherlands;

2

Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, The Wirral;
3

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford;

4

St James’ Hospital, Leeds;
5

The Christie Hospital, Manchester;

6

Institute Curie, Paris;
7

Imperial College Hospitals, London;
8

Consultant Physicist,
Edinburgh;
9

Medical University of Vienna, Austria;
1
0

Mou
nt Vernon Hospital, Middlesex;

1
1

National Cancer Institute, Amsterdam.



COURSE SUMMARY


This course provides a practical and theoretical background to Radiotherapy with
its main focus on Radiotherapy Physics aspects. The course is aimed at recently

qualified radiotherapy physicists and includes an MSc module for students at Kings
College, London. However, the course should also be invaluable to PhD students,
post doctoral researchers, newly specialising clinical oncologists, radiotherapy
engineers,
radiographers, manufacturers’ representatives and, in fact, anyone
needing to deepen or update their understanding of this rapidly evolving field. The
faculty is composed of physicists, clinical oncologists and radiographers, many of
whom are international
ly renowned for their expertise. Saturday workshops and
demonstrations make full use of the facilities of The Royal Marsdens’
Radiotherapy Departments on the Chelsea and Sutton sites. The course is reviewed
annually to reflect changes in practice and devel
oping technology.



Fees and Registration


The cost for each course week, including practicals, is £750.

For those wishing to book the complete two weeks, the cost is £1250.


A reduced cost ‘lectures only’ option; ending at 5.30pm on the Friday can be
boo
ked at a rate of £600 for 1 week and £1000 for two weeks.




Individual days of the course can be booked for
£160 per day.


External, full
-
time PhD students with proof of academic registration can book
the 8 lecture days of both weeks for a total of £400.


Multiple

bookings from one institution will attract further discounts
.


All fees include daily booklets of handout notes, lunches, light refreshments,
a special buffet and a course dinner, as appropriate. Accommodation is
available in a local hotel at ap
proximately £80 per night extra
. The link for
the registration
form is:

http://www.icr.ac.uk/research/research_divis
ions/Radiotherapy_and_Imaging
/Training_Courses/Radiotherapy_Physics/index.shtml

Course Administrator: Mrs Cheryl Taylor (
Cheryl.Taylor@icr.ac.uk
)

Tel. +44 (0)208 661 3704; Fax +44 (0)208 643 3812














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November 8
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March 6
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The Joint Department of Physics,


The Royal Marsden Hospital and


The Institute of Cancer Research,


Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PT and


Chelsea, London SW3 6JJ


United Kingdom