13-14 NOV 2020

Brachytherapy: pushing the limits of ablative therapy

Brachytherapy: pushing the limits of ablative therapy

On behalf of the Scientific Committee, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to our 8th annual Brachytherapy workshop.

In radiotherapy, over treatment represents a great challenge. Over the years several trials had look at the possibility of downsizing treatment volume or reducing the length of treatment.  For instance, during the last decades several trials have been aiming to reduce radiotherapy treatment time and volume for breast cancer. This is also true for prostate cancer, where focal treatment and extreme hypofractionation are being studied. Therefore, ablative radiotherapy, which is in a sense betting on a higher dose to a smaller volume in order to improve outcome, is the new approach for all tumor sites.

This year’s theme “Brachytherapy: pushing the limit on ablative therapy ” is pointing out the precise nature of our treatment modality.  Brachytherapy had always delivered high doses in a small volume which is perfectly suitable to deliver ablative therapy.

With this program, Curietherapies wants to acknowledge the changing paradigms in the treatment of certain tumor sites, face the challenges of an aging population and, most of all, ponder on brachytherapy precision and conformity. Furthermore, we want to recognize the importance of all professionals involved in the field. We all share the common goal of improving patients’ outcomes while keeping brachytherapy alive.

For this year edition, we gathered leaders in the field to deliver an exciting scientific program with the following objectives:

• To illustrate the use of brachytherapy for partial breast treatment

• To discuss dose painting with brachytherapy

• To discuss improved cosmesis with breast brachytherapy

• To analyze the challenge of treating older patients

• To discuss the use of inverse planning in prostate brachytherapy

• To have a glance at the role of Artificial intelligence in brachytherapy planning

• To comprehend focal treatment for localized prostate cancer

• To discuss the use of brachytherapy in some rare tumor site

• To master the treatment of vaginal cancer

 The meeting will also feature small group workshops, abstract presentations and exhibitors. It is certainly of interest to all professionals working in brachytherapy. Your presence will make it even more exciting.  We  are looking forward to welcoming you to Montréal.

 

Marjory Jolicoeur, MD

Scientific Director, Curietherapies

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Scientific Director

  • Marjory Jolicoeur, MD

Scientific committee

  • Joanne Alfieri, MD
  • Talar Derashodian, MD
  • Sandrine David, Physicienne médical
  • Shirin Enger, Physicienne médical
  • Isabelle Gauthier, Technologue
  • Eric Leung, MD
  • Alvaro Martinez, MD
  • Thu Van Nguyen, MD
  • Marie Lynn Racine, MD
  • Dany Truchon, Physicien médical

Attendees

  • Radiation Oncologists / Brachytherapists
  • Physicists involved in brachytherapy
  • Therapists involved in brachytherapy
  • Residents in radiation oncology

Accreditation(s)

A certificate of attendance will be issued for  a maximum 11 hours of participation

The organizing committee has asked for the following accreditation : 

  • CAMPEP for 11 MPCEC hours

Location

Club St-James

1145 Av Union

Montréal, Qc

H3B 3C2

If you need housing, some rooms have been reserved at the Hotel Le Crystal. Please follow this link

Informations

Price list

Registration Category

Early-bird

 

Regular

Late

 

Physicians, 

400 

480

604

Medical physicists, ingeneer

300

380

505

Nurse, Therapist, student, Resident

200

300

380

     

 


Required materials

Laptop

iPad

Smartphone