MEDICIS-Promed Specialised Training on Radioisotope Production

Europe/Zurich
Leuven

Leuven

European Centre La Foresta Kloosterweg in 3052 Blanden
Thomas Elias Cocolios (KU Leuven - IKS)
Description

MEDICIS-Promed is a European Commission funded MSCA Innovative Training Network on the production and use of radioisotopes for medical applications. Through this network, we offer two annual events: 1 summer school and 1 training event, such as this one in Leuven.

Participation is compulsory to the MEDICIS-Promed ESR and we are opening as many additional places for interested young researchers (master, PhD, young post-doc). This event also counts towards the obtention of the MEDICIS-Promed PhD Label.

This event can also be validated for 2 ECTS. A certificate of participation will be provided to participants. 

Administrative Support
    • 6:00 PM
      Welcome BBQ

      Everybody is invited to join for a Welcome BBQ at La Foresta on the Monday evening before the beginning of the event.

    • 8:30 AM
      Registration
    • 1
      Radioactive ion beams & lasers

      Keynote presentation on the production of radioactive ion beams by the MEDICIS-Promed featured speaker Piet Van Duppen.

      Speaker: Piet Van Duppen (KU Leuven (BE))
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee break
    • 2
      Industrial approach to radioisotope production

      Special lecture from IBA

      Speaker: Jean-Michel Geets (IBA)
    • 3
      Primary radioactivity standards for novel medical radioisotopes
      Speaker: Stefaan Pommé (EC-JRC-IRMM)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch break
    • 4
      Patenting

      The relevance of patenting and protecting one's ideas from the perspective of a law firm

      Speaker: Ms Margaret Mackett (Gevers)
    • 3:30 PM
      Tea break
    • 5
      Radioactive ion beam manipulations

      Part 1

      Speaker: Pierre Delahaye (Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds (FR))
    • 6
      Target materials for radioisotope production

      I .- Introduction
      (by Thierry Stora)

      Speakers: Joao Pedro Ramos (CERN), Thierry Stora (CERN)
    • 6:30 PM
      Networking cocktail

      Networking cocktail at Den Hoorn in Leuven

    • Excursion to SCK•CEN

      Full day visit to SCK•CEN, the Belgian Nuclear Study Centre, including topical lectures and facility visits.

      • 9:00 AM
        Registration & security

        Since SCK•CEN is a sensitive research centre, we will need to proceed through security one at a time.

      • 7
        SCK•CEN and its activities

        Welcome & presentation of SCK•CEN and its activities

        Speaker: Nele Kesteloot (SCK•CEN)
      • 8
        Medical isotope production at BR2
        Speaker: Bernard Ponsard (SCK•CEN)
      • 11:00 AM
        Coffee break
      • 9
        ISOL@MYRRHA

        Novel medical isotopes produced with the ISOL@MYRRHA approach

        Speaker: Lucia Popescu (Belgian Nuclear Research Center (BE))
      • 12:15 PM
        Lunch

        Lunch at the SCK•CEN at your own expense

      • 10
        Radiation biology in space
        Speaker: Dr Sarah Baatout (SCK•CEN)
      • 11
        Experimental setups for MYRRHA

        Site visit

        Speaker: Rafaël Fernandez (SCK•CEN)
      • 12
        Radiation biology & microbiology laboratories

        Site visit

        Speaker: Dr Sarah Baatout (SCK•CEN)
      • 13
        Experimental setups for MYRRHA

        Site visit

        Speaker: Rafaël Fernandez (SCK•CEN)
      • 14
        Radiation biology and microbiology laboratories

        Site visit

        Speaker: Dr Sarah Baatout (SCK•CEN)
    • 15
      Radioactive ion beam manipulations

      Part 2

      Speaker: Pierre Delahaye (Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds (FR))
    • 16
      Collective problem solving

      Part 1

      Speaker: Fiona Reid (University College London)
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee break
    • 17
      Target materials for radioisotope production

      II .- Advanced materials
      (by Joao Pedro Ramos)

      Speakers: Joao Pedro Ramos (CERN), Thierry Stora (CERN)
    • 18
      Nanobodies for cancer treatment
      Speaker: Dr Matthias d’Huyvetter (In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging, Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch
    • 19
      PhD student - Vloggers

      Discussion panel with 2 PhD students who are also science vloggers ("Mientras, En Físicas" and "Draw Curiosity"). How did they get the idea? How did they start? What are the pitfalls? The Eurekâ moments?? Should any of us do it??? All these and more will / might / should / could be discussed...

      Speakers: Daniel Perez (KU Leuven - IKS), Ms Inés Dawson (University of Oxford)
    • 3:00 PM
      Kayak / canoe trip on the Dijle river

      Bring your swimwear!

    • Laboratory sessions: Lab safety awareness

      Hands-on experience with the facilities available at IKS and at the Ion and Molecular Beam Laboratory (IMBL), including HELIOS, the Pelletron accelerator, and the implanter.

    • Laboratory sessions: Lab session 1

      Hands-on experience with the facilities available at IKS and at the Ion and Molecular Beam Laboratory (IMBL), including HELIOS, the Pelletron accelerator, and the implanter.

    • 20
      Practical group session 1

      Practical session on reporting and collective problem solving

      Speaker: Fiona Reid (University College London)
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee break
    • 21
      Practical group session 1

      Practical session on reporting and collective problem solving

      Speaker: Fiona Reid (University College London)
    • 12:00 PM
      Lunch

      Alma sandwiches will be provided

    • Laboratory sessions: Lab session 2

      Hands-on experience with the facilities available at IKS and at the Ion and Molecular Beam Laboratory (IMBL), including HELIOS, the Pelletron accelerator, and the implanter.

    • 22
      Practical group session 2

      Practical session on reporting and collective problem solving

      Speaker: Fiona Reid (University College London)
    • 23
      Collective problem solving

      Part 2

      Speaker: Fiona Reid (University College London)
    • 4:30 PM
      Tea & debriefing