International School on Hadrontherapy «Edwin McMillan»


Workshop on Hadron Beam Therapy of Cancer

Erice, Sicily, Italy

April 24, 2009 - May 1, 2009

Programme
 

April 24, Friday

Welcome Cocktail

 

April 25, Saturday

Introduction and medical experience
Chair:    Giampaolo Biti, Università di Firenze, Firenze, Italy

09.00-09.30

 

Welcome address

09.30-10.20

Roach

Hadrons from  Berkeley to the World and Back

10.20-10.40

Coffee break

10.40-11.20

Orecchia

Carbon and protontherapy plans at CNAO

11.20-12.00

Goitein

25 years of proton radiotherapy at PSI: An overview.

12.00-12.40

Mayer

Comparison of photon therapy, brachytherapy and hadrontherapy

Lunch

14.30-15.10

Auberger

Indications for ion therapy in the body -- CANCELLED !!

15.10-15.30

Coffee break

Hadrontherapy system designs and beam delivery
Chair:    Ute Linz, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany:     Foreword

15.30-16.10

Battistoni

A novel hadrontherapy treatment planning system: The INFN approach

16.10-16.50

Flanz

Scattering and scanning systems with and without gantries

16.50-17.30

Patyal

Dosimetric aspects of protontherapy

17.30-18.10

Brahme

Future design for optimum effectiveness

 

April 26, Sunday

Full day excursion

 

April 27, Monday

Delivery systems and gantries
Chair:    Patyal, Loma Linda Univ. Med. Centre, Loma Linda, Ca, USA

09.00-09.40

Scholz

Biological treatment planning and challenges resulting from spot scanning

09.40-10.20

Pedroni

Gantry design and experience at PSI

10.20-10.40

Coffee break

10.40-11.20

Weinrich

Ion optical and mechanical issues of the Heidelberg Gantry

11.20-12.00

Trbojevic

Innovative gantry design with non-scaling FFAG

12.00-12.40

Rees

A new tracking gantry-synchrotron idea

Lunch

Operating synchrotrons
Chair:    Steve Peggs, BNL, Upton, NY, USA

14.30-15.10

Noda

Overview of NIRS accelerator activity

15.10-15.30

Coffee break

15.30-16.10

Haberer

The Heidelberg ion therapy centre

16.10-16.50

Hiramoto

PROBEAT: Hitachi protontherapy system

16.50-18.10

MONDAY Poster session

 

April 28, Tuesday

Operating cyclotrons
Chair:    Kazuo Hiramoto, HITACHI Ltd., Hitachi-shi, Japan

09.00-09.40

Jongen

Recent progress in cyclotrons for protontherapy at IBA

09.40-10.20

Flanz

Operational experience at Massachusetts General Hospital

10.20-10.40

Coffee break

10.40-11.20

Meer

New fast scanning techniques using a dedicated cyclotron at PSI: commissioning results

11.20-12.00

Cuttone

Operational experience at LNS-INFN in Catania

12.00-12.40

Schirrmeister

Commercial construction of cyclotrons at ACCEL-VARIAN

Lunch

Planned synchrotrons
Chair:  Koji Noda,  NIRS, Chiba, Japan

14.30-15.10

Peggs

Rapid cycling medical synchrotrons

15.10-15.30

Coffee break

15.30-16.10

Pullia

The design of CNAO

16.10-16.50

Wei

The proposed therapy facility for Guangchou

16.50-17.30

Herforth

Synchrotron based PT solutions from Siemens AG

17.30-18.10

TUESDAY Poster session

 

April 29, Wednesday

Planned cyclotrons
Chair:    Michael Craddock, TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada

09.00-09.40

Calabretta

A 300 MeV super-conducting cyclotron for hadrontherapy

09.40-10.20

Méot

The RACCAM project

10.20-10.40

Coffee break

10.40-11.20

Jongen

Recent progress in cyclotrons for carbon acceleration at IBA

New approaches
Chair:    Andrew M. Sessler, LBL, Berkeley, CA, USA

11.20-12.00

Craddock

FFAG accelerators

12.00-12.40

Vaccaro

 OOT: Not all, but a bit of all … about Sicily

Lunch

14.30-15.10

Ruggiero

Non-scaling FFAG cyclotrons

15.10-15.30

Coffee break

15.30-16.10

Yokoi

Overview of PAMELA: The UK non-scaling FFAG medical facility

16.10-16.50

Caporaso

High gradient linacs

16.50-17.30

Bolton

Laser-Driven protontherapy

17.30-18.10

Linz

Ion beam facilities from a medical perspective

 

April 30, Thursday

Industrial product presentation
Chair:    Vittorio G. Vaccaro, Università Napoli, Napoli, Italy  

09.00-09.30

IBA

product presentation

CANCELLED

e2V

product presentation -- CANCELLED

09.30-10.00

Elekta

product presentation

10.00-10.30

Varian

product presentation

10.30-10.50

Coffee break

Summary talks
Chair:    Vittorio G. Vaccaro, Università Napoli, Napoli, Italy  

10.50-11.40

Linz

Medical experience

11.40-12.30

Noda

Synchrotrons

Lunch

14.30-15.20

Calabretta

Cyclotrons

15.20-15.40

Coffee break

15.40-16.30

Sessler

Linacs and new approaches

16.30-17.20

Pedroni

System design and delivery systems

 

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