Main program

The following program is tentative and may undergo substantial revision before the conference.

Last updated 2018-06-29

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

 

 

Day 1 – Wednesday September 26th, 2018

 

 

 

Hall 1- Main Hall

 

 

 

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Sessions

Speakers

Video

Photos

PowerPoint

[1]

8:00 – 9:15

Welcome and registration

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[2]

9:20 – 9:45

Conference opening; Introductory remarks

Conference coordinator

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[3]

9:50 – 9:55

Foreword

M.R. Ghavam-Nasiri

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[4]

10:00 – 10:25

Future trends in modern radiotherapy technology

Jacob VanDyk

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[5]

10:30 – 10:55

Rationale for IMRT –  Clinical perspective

Chris  Nutting

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[C1]

11:00 – 11:25

Coffee break & exhibition visit

 

 

 

 

[6]

11:30 – 12:00

Rationale for IMRT –  Physics perspective

Marco Schwarz

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[7]

12:05 –12:35

Wake up!!: there ain't no such thing as a free lunch (nor free IMRT)

Ben Heijmen

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[8]

12:40 – 13:10

IMRT contouring: nail it or perish 

TBD

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[L1]

13:15 – 14:25

Lunch break

 

 

 

 

[9]

14:30 – 14:50

Retrospective report: The status of radiotherapy in Iran & development timeline

M.R. Barzgar

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[10]

14:55 – 15:25

Advanced radiotherapy in developing countries (i) – Chain of hindrances

Ahmad Mostaar

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[C2]

15:30 – 15:55

Coffee break & exhibition visit

 

 

 

 

[11]

16:00 – 16:25

Advanced radiotherapy in developing countries (ii) – Cultural hindrances

Mahbod Sedaghat

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[12]

16:30 – 16:55

Advanced radiotherapy in developing countries (iii) – Investments & outcomes

Esmail Parsai

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[13p]

17:00 – 18:00

GENERAL DISCUSSION

Topic: Addressing hindrances and  sketching potential perspectives of modern radiotherapy in Iran

With voting system

Panel  members: A. Ameri, S.R. Mahdavi, C. Nutting, B. Heijmen (Coordinator)

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[C3]

18:05

Refreshments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 2 – Thursday September 27th, 2018

 

 

 

Hall 1- General & management topics

 

 

 

Code

Time

Sessions

Speakers

Video

Photos

PowerPoint

[14c]

8:45 – 9:25

A guide for MDs to pursue their IMRT dreams

J. VanDyk + C. Nutting

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[15]

9:30 – 9:55

When clever people make mistakes: lack of insight, bias and medical error

Jacob VanDyk

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[16]

10:00 – 10:25

Work-flow optimization and quality management

M. Mohammadi

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[17]

10:30 – 10:55

On training

Ola Holmberg

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[C4]

11:00 – 11:25

Coffee break & exhibition visit

 

 

 

 

[18]

11:30 – 11:55

Audits – a fresh pair of eyes is needed

Nuria Jornet 

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[19]

12:00 – 12:25

RTT’s perspective on modern radiation therapy: musts and wants

Mirjam Mast

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[20p]

12:30 – 13:10

Towards safer treatments: role of national regulatory authorities and international organizations

O. Holmberg  and

M. Mohammadi 

+ Moderator

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[L2]

13:15 – 14:25

Lunch break

 

 

 

 

[21]

14:30 – 14:55

Quality Management and Change Management

Marjam Mast  

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[22]

15:00 – 15:25

IMRT without Image guidance?

Andrew Nisbet 

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[C5]

15:30 – 15:55

Coffee break

 

 

 

 

[23]

16:00 – 16:40

Vendors perspective on radiotherapy market in MICs

Vendors’ reps. + Moderator

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[24p]

16:45 – 17:25

GENERAL DISCUSSION

Topics :

- On education and training, accreditation and certification;

- How to address poor work culture and technical lag?

With voting system

Panel members:

E. Parsai, M.A. Mosleh-Shirazi, M. Mast, A. Henry, N. Jornet (Coordinator)

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[C6]

17:30 – 17:55

Refreshments and exhibition visit

 

 

 

 

[S1]

18:00

Conference Banquet

Venue: TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Thursday September 27th, 2018

 

 

 

Hall 2 – Physics & Clinical topics

 

 

 

Code

Time

Sessions

Speakers

Video

Photos

PowerPoint

[25]

8:45 – 9:10

Safety in Radiation Oncology

IAEA-developed Incident Learning System

Ola Holmberg 

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[26]

9:15 – 9:40

Dosimetry in IMRT – harming your patients is easy 

Nuria Jornet 

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[27]

9:45 – 10:10

Linac commissioning & QA for IMRT

Andrew Nisbet 

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[28c]

10:15 – 10:55

Point / Counterpoint

Topic: the extent of QC can be reduced to a bare minimum; Have we reached the point of strong exaggeration?  

Jacob VanDyk , M.R. Alinaghizadeh  &  Marco Schwarz

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[C4]

11:00 – 11:25

Coffee break & exhibition visit

 

 

 

 

[29]

11:30 – 11:55

TPS commissioning and QA for IMRT

Marco Schwarz

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[30]

12:00 – 12:25

IMRT plan evaluation 

Chris Nutting 

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[31c]

12:30 – 13:10

Clinical Questions & Answers in IMRT

TBD & Nuria Jornet 

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[L2]

13:15 – 14:25

Lunch break

 

 

 

 

[32]

14:30 – 14:55

Equipment for in-room imaging

M.A. Mosleh-Shirazi 

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[33]

15:00 – 15:25

Essentials of Image guided radiotherapy  

Ben Heijmen 

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[C5]

15:30 – 15:55

Coffee break & exhibition visit

 

 

 

 

[34]

16:00 –16:25

How to do good IGRT

M.R. Alinaghizadeh

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[35]

16:30 – 16:55

Calculation of CTV-PTV margins

Ben Heijmen  

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[36]

17:00 – 17:25

Patient specific QA for IMRT 

Marco Schwarz 

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[C6]

17:30 – 17:55

Refreshments & exhibition visit

 

 

 

 

[S1]

18:00

Conference Banquet

Venue: TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Thursday September 27th, 2018

 

 

 

Hall 3 – RTTs side meeting

 

 

 

Code

Time

Sessions

Speakers

Video

Photos

PowerPoint

[R1]

9:00 – 9:25

Immobilization devices in IMRT

M.R. Alinaghizadeh 

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[R2]

9:30 – 9:55

RTTs are essential to modern treatments; how?

Mirjam Mast

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[R3]

10:00 – 10:25

What to look for when treating

Zohreh Azma 

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[R4]

10:30 – 10:55

Change management

Mirjam Mast

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[C4]

11:00 – 11:25

Coffee break & exhibition visit

 

 

 

 

[R5]

11:30 – 12:10

How can RTTs in Iran help strengthen safety of radiotherapy in the country?

Ola Holmberg

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[R6]

12:15 – 12:40

First experience with IMRT from an RTT perspective.

Erfan Ahmadi (RTT) 

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[R7]

12:45 – 13:10

Registration evaluation: RTT point of view 

Mahsa Assadollahi (RTT) 

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[L2]

13:15 – 14:25

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 3 – Friday September 28th, 2018

 

 

 

Hall 1 –  Main hall

 

 

 

Code

Time

Sessions

Speakers

Video

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PowerPoint

[37]

9:00 – 9:25

Prospective report:

A review of IMRT-capable centers in Iran in comparison to the region; today and near future

S.R. Mahdavi

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[38]

9:30 – 10:10

Fully automated IMRT planning – a solution for MICs? 

B. Heijmen 

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[39c]

10:15 – 10:55

Point / Counterpoint

Topic: IMRT is for all; all patients, all sites –vs- 3DCRT does the job 

P. Hadad-vs- Chris Nutting 

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[C7]

11:00 – 11:25

Coffee break & exhibition visit

 

 

 

 

[40]

11:30 – 11:55

IMRT or VMAT? 

Andrew Nisbet

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[41]

12:00 – 12:25

Training opportunities in ESTRO

Nuria Jornet 

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[42]

12:30 – 13:00

Plan of Action to “develop” IMRT 

E. Parsai 

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[43p]

13:05 –  13:20

Final RECAPs:

“One min. – One phrase” 

P. Hadad, B. Heijmen,

M. Schwarz, A. Henry, E. Parsai, M. Mast, O. Holmberg, A. Ameri , J. VanDyk

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[44]

13:25 – 13:45

Closing ceremony, conference photo, and awards (if any) 

 

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[L3]

13:50 – 14:25

A time to socialize and lunch

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