Geant4 Users Workshop

from Tuesday, 19 September 2017 (08:00) to Friday, 22 September 2017 (20:00)
Grand Pacific

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
19 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Registration & Coffee (until 09:10) (Grand Pacific)
09:10 --- Chairs: Joseph Perl and Susanna Guatelli ---
09:15 Welcome address - Susanna Guatelli (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
09:30 Solid State Micro-and Mini-Dosimetry in Particle Therapy - Anatoly Rosenfeld (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
10:00 Geant4 – past, current and future - Makoto Asai (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))   (Grand Pacific)
10:30 --- Tea break ---
11:00 The Geant4 Geometry modeler, recent developments - Gabriele Cosmo (CERN)   (Grand Pacific)
11:30 Geant4 for medical physics: recent developments - Susanna Guatelli (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
08:30 --- Arrival tea and coffee ---
08:55 --- Chairs: Gabriele Cosmo and Susanna Guatelli ---
09:00 TOPAS - Joseph Perl   (Grand Pacific)
09:30 The use of TOPAS to determine low energy x-ray backscatter factors - Robin Hill (Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Sydney)   (Grand Pacific)
10:00 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 --- Tea break ---
11:00 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 A Geant4 study on air gap optimisation for a correction-free silicon diode array detector - Giordano Biasi (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
08:30 --- Arrival tea and coffee ---
08:55 --- Chairs: Sebastien Incerti and Francesco Romano ---
09:00 Implementation of EM physics for nano scale gold electron simulations - Dousatsu Sakata (University of Bordeaux)   (Grand Pacific)
09:30 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 Geant4 Simulation Study on nanoparticle enhanced Microbeam Radiation Therapy - Elette Engels (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
10:30 --- Tea break ---
11:00 Investigation of Geant4-DNA chemical yields and comparison with RITRACKS and experimental observations - Dylan Peukert (University of South Autralia)   (Grand Pacific)
11:30 Simulation platform for Radionuclide therapy (RNT) and external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in vitro studies - Yaser Gholami (University of Sydney)   (Grand Pacific)
Reception and Registration - Sage Hotel - Dr. Susanna Guatelli (University of Wollongong) (until 20:00) (Grand Pacific)
12:00 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 --- Lunch ---
13:25 --- Chairs: Makoto Asai and Dousatsu Sakata ---
13:30 New theoretical atomic radiation library for basic science and applications - Tibor Kibedi (Australian National University (ANU))   (Grand Pacific)
14:00 Inclusion of novel proton and alpha shell ionisation cross sections in Geant4 - Samer Bakr (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
14:30 Improving Geant4 Coherent Scattering by adding nuclear Thomson and Delbrück processes - Mohamed Omer (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)   (Grand Pacific)
15:00 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)
15:30 Strangeness in the liège intranuclear cascade model - Jason Hirtz (IRFU, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay)   (Grand Pacific)
16:00 --- Tea break ---
16:30 Validation of Geant4 Fragmentation for Heavy Ion Therapy  by means of microdosimetry measurements - David Bolst (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
17:00 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)
17:30 Evaluation of Geant4 for in-vivo range verification in Heavy Ion Therapy - Andrew Chacon (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
18:00 A Geant4 simulation study for in-vivo range verification in protontherapy - Melek Zarifi (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
12:00 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 --- Lunch ---
13:10 --- Group picture ---
13:25 --- Chairs: Brad Oborn and Jeremy Davis ---
13:30 Sensitivity analysis of parameters affecting optical photon transport in plastic scintillating fibres using Geant4 - Samuel Blake (University of Sydney)   (Grand Pacific)
14:00 Optimisation of Geant4 simulations for synchrotron-based microbeam radiation therapy - Matthew Cameron (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
14:30 Understanding radio-enhancement with gadolinium nanoparticles for theranostic use on the Australian MRI-Linac - Hilary Byrne (University of Sydney)   (Grand Pacific)
15:00 Geant4 simulations for multidisciplinary and medical applications of laser-driven ion beams - Francesco Romano (Universita & INFN, Bari)   (Grand Pacific)
15:30 --- Tea Break ---
16:00 Introduction to developing nuclear medicine applications using GATE - Alessandra Malaroda (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
16:30 GATE Monte Carlo dosimetry simulation of Mars Spectral CT - Emmanuel Marfo (Department of Radiology, University of Otago)   (Grand Pacific)
17:00 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)
19:00 Social Dinner   ()
12:00 Geant4 modelling of MRI-guided proton therapy hardware concepts - Bradley Oborn (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
12:30 Evaluation of silicon based microdosimetry for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Quality Assurance - James Vohradsky (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
13:00 --- Lunch ---
14:00 Student Prize, sponsored by Amentum Pty Ltd - Iwan Cornelius   (Grand Pacific)
14:15 Geant4 Technical Forum & Wrap up - Makoto Asai (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US)) Susanna Guatelli (CMRP, University of Wollongong)   (Grand Pacific)
15:45 --- Tea break ---
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