Geant4 Users Workshop

from Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (8:00 AM) to Friday, September 22, 2017 (8:00 PM)
Grand Pacific

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
Sep 19, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
Sep 21, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
8:30 AM
Registration & Coffee (until 9:10 AM) (Grand Pacific)
9:10 AM --- Chairs: Joseph Perl and Susanna Guatelli ---
9:15 AM Welcome address - Susanna Guatelli (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
9:30 AM Solid State Micro-and Mini-Dosimetry in Particle Therapy - Anatoly Rosenfeld (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
10:00 AM Geant4 – past, current and future - Makoto Asai (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))   (Grand Pacific)
10:30 AM --- Tea break ---
11:00 AM The Geant4 Geometry modeler, recent developments - Gabriele Cosmo (CERN)   (Grand Pacific)
11:30 AM Geant4 for medical physics: recent developments - Susanna Guatelli (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
8:30 AM --- Arrival tea and coffee ---
8:55 AM --- Chairs: Gabriele Cosmo and Susanna Guatelli ---
9:00 AM TOPAS - Joseph Perl   (Grand Pacific)
9:30 AM The use of TOPAS to determine low energy x-ray backscatter factors - Robin Hill (Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Sydney)   (Grand Pacific)
10:00 AM Geant4 activities in the radiation therapy field at the University of Seville - Miguel Antonio Cortes Giraldo (Depto. de Fis. Atom., Mole. y Nucl.-Universidad de Sevilla)   (Grand Pacific)
10:30 AM --- Tea break ---
11:00 AM Monoenergetic experimental validation of a Geant4 Monte Carlo code for breast dosimetry applications - Christian Fedon (Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Medical Centre)   (Grand Pacific)
11:30 AM A Geant4 study on air gap optimisation for a correction-free silicon diode array detector - Giordano Biasi (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
8:30 AM --- Arrival tea and coffee ---
8:55 AM --- Chairs: Sebastien Incerti and Francesco Romano ---
9:00 AM Implementation of EM physics for nano scale gold electron simulations - Dousatsu Sakata (University of Bordeaux)   (Grand Pacific)
9:30 AM Potential implementation of nitrogen, propane and DNA cross sections for electrons and light ions into Geant4-DNA - Heidi Nettelbeck (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB))   (Grand Pacific)
10:00 AM Geant4 Simulation Study on nanoparticle enhanced Microbeam Radiation Therapy - Elette Engels (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
10:30 AM --- Tea break ---
11:00 AM Investigation of Geant4-DNA chemical yields and comparison with RITRACKS and experimental observations - Dylan Peukert (University of South Autralia)   (Grand Pacific)
11:30 AM Simulation platform for Radionuclide therapy (RNT) and external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in vitro studies - Yaser Gholami (University of Sydney)   (Grand Pacific)
6:00 PM
Reception and Registration - Sage Hotel -Dr Susanna Guatelli (University of Wollongong) (until 8:00 PM) (Grand Pacific)
12:00 PM Recent developments of the Geant4-DNA extension of the Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation toolkit - Dr Sebastien Laurent Incerti (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))   (Grand Pacific)
12:30 PM --- Lunch ---
1:25 PM --- Chairs: Makoto Asai and Dousatsu Sakata ---
1:30 PM New theoretical atomic radiation library for basic science and applications - Tibor Kibedi (Australian National University (ANU))   (Grand Pacific)
2:00 PM Inclusion of novel proton and alpha shell ionisation cross sections in Geant4 - Samer Bakr (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
2:30 PM Improving Geant4 Coherent Scattering by adding nuclear Thomson and Delbrück processes - Mohamed Omer (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)   (Grand Pacific)
3:00 PM A Bethe-Heitler 5D polarized photon-to-e+e-pair conversion event generator - Denis Robert Leon Bernard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))   (Grand Pacific)
3:30 PM Strangeness in the liège intranuclear cascade model - Jason Hirtz (IRFU, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay)   (Grand Pacific)
4:00 PM --- Tea break ---
4:30 PM Validation of Geant4 Fragmentation for Heavy Ion Therapy  by means of microdosimetry measurements - David Bolst (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
5:00 PM Feasibility study of a novel multi-strip silicon detector for use in protontherapy range verification Quality Assurance - Aaron Merchant (Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
5:30 PM Evaluation of Geant4 for in-vivo range verification in Heavy Ion Therapy - Andrew Chacon (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
6:00 PM A Geant4 simulation study for in-vivo range verification in protontherapy - Melek Zarifi (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
12:00 PM Feasibility of in-vivo source position verification during high dose rate prostate brachytherapy using a 2D diode array - Joel Poder (CMRP, University of Wollongong and St George Hospital Cancer Care Centre, Kogarah)   (Grand Pacific)
12:30 PM --- Lunch ---
1:10 PM --- Group picture ---
1:25 PM --- Chairs: Brad Oborn and Jeremy Davis ---
1:30 PM Sensitivity analysis of parameters affecting optical photon transport in plastic scintillating fibres using Geant4 - Samuel Blake (University of Sydney)   (Grand Pacific)
2:00 PM Optimisation of Geant4 simulations for synchrotron-based microbeam radiation therapy - Matthew Cameron (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
2:30 PM Understanding radio-enhancement with gadolinium nanoparticles for theranostic use on the Australian MRI-Linac - Hilary Byrne (University of Sydney)   (Grand Pacific)
3:00 PM Geant4 simulations for multidisciplinary and medical applications of laser-driven ion beams - Francesco Romano (Universita & INFN, Bari)   (Grand Pacific)
3:30 PM --- Tea Break ---
4:00 PM Introduction to developing nuclear medicine applications using GATE - Alessandra Malaroda (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
4:30 PM GATE Monte Carlo dosimetry simulation of Mars Spectral CT - Emmanuel Marfo (Department of Radiology, University of Otago)   (Grand Pacific)
5:00 PM Integration of GATE Monte Carlo-based radionuclide dosimetry as a practical on-line clinical tool - Price Jackson (Department of Molecular Imaging, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)   (Grand Pacific)
7:00 PM Social Dinner   ()
12:00 PM Geant4 modelling of MRI-guided proton therapy hardware concepts - Bradley Oborn (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
12:30 PM Evaluation of silicon based microdosimetry for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Quality Assurance - James Vohradsky (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
1:00 PM --- Lunch ---
2:00 PM Student Prize, sponsored by Amentum Pty Ltd - Iwan Cornelius   (Grand Pacific)
2:15 PM Geant4 Technical Forum & Wrap up - Makoto Asai (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US)) Susanna Guatelli (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
3:45 PM --- Tea break ---