15-16 MAY 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, overtreatment represents a great challenge. Over the years several trials had look on the possibility of downsizing treatment volume or reducing 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 is 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 deliver 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 and aging population and most of all reflect 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’ outcome 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 on 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 look forward to welcoming you in 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


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


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


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

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