Topical Workshop on Facility Design Optimization for Treatment



Villigen Switzerland

Image courtesy of PSI

The OMA European Training Network is initiating a series of Topical Workshops to cover the main research areas on optimization of medical accelerators which are explored within the OMA project.

The first Topical Workshop will link two OMA work packages and cover facility design optimization for patient treatment. The sessions will be led by renowned scientists and include presentations of partner and fellow expertise.

The workshop will present the state-of-the-art in beam delivery and link the fellows R&D projects into a much wider international research context. It will discuss how different beam characteristics impact on dose delivery and how this is linked in return to the efficiency of cancer treatment. The event will also include sessions on gantry and treatment room design and consider patient needs and preparation times before treatment sessions.

The workshop is open to external participants. Contributed talks of 30 minutes are welcome.

Registration and payment deadline: 18 February 2018

Abstract submission deadline: 11 February 2018

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 675265.

    • 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
      Gantry design optimization for medical hadron accelerators 1h
      Speaker: Dr Konrad Pawel Nesteruk (PSI)
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      OMA ESR 12 - Light ion therapy software for data exchange 30m
      Speaker: Carlos Afonso
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Contributed Talk - Beam transport systems for LINAC-based proton therapy 30m
      Speaker: Dr Alessandra Valloni (ADAM SA)
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      OMA ESR13 - Application of high gradient RF technology for hadron therapy accelerators 30m
      Speaker: Anna Vnuchenko (Univ. of Valencia and CSIC (ES))
    • 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
      Accelerator methods for achieving 350 MeV imaging protons 1h
      Speaker: Dr Hywel Owen (University of Manchester)
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
      OMA ESR14 - Treatment facility optimization studies 30m
      Speaker: Dr Andrea De Franco (MedAustron)
    • 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Contributed Talk - Technical log files analysis for patient treatment optimisation 30m
      Speaker: Dr Francic Gagnon-Moisan (PSI)
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      OMA ESR15 - Gantry design for linac-boosted protons 30m
      Speaker: Ewa Oponowicz (University of Manchester/Cockcroft Institute)
    • 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Discussion: Funding and collaboration opportunities & Closing remarks