2016 Workshop: Real-time Image Guided HDR Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

A clinical workshop focused on improving your treatment planning and delivery skills with High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy

October 31 - November 1, 2016
CHUM - Centre Hopitalier De L’Universite de Montreal
Hopital Notre-Dame
1560 Sherbrooke Street East
Montreal, Quebec

October 31: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Lunch included)
November 1: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (Breakfast & Lunch included)

Workshop Objectives

  • Learn the benefits of Real-time prostate HDR Brachytherapy in comparison to CT-based procedures
    • - Participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts, see live cases, and practice on treatment planning systems
    • - Review of patient selection criteria and applicator selection
  • Integrated overview on the concept and practice of Real-time image-guided prostate Brachytherapy implants and adaptive planning
    • - This workshop addresses all aspects (clinical, technical, implementation and hands-on) necessary for deciding how this treatment method will benefit your clinical practice
    • - After observing a live case, participants will focus on implementing the clinical procedure, workflow and equipment into their practice
  • Discuss with the faculty how this treatment modality can be successfully implemented into their clinical environment
    • - Clinical method and procedure (clinical indicators, live case, clinical results, procedure, workflow, infrastructure and equipment)
    • - Implementation aspects (training requirements, learning curve, milestones, workflow optimization, quality assurance)
    • -Hands-on experience with method and tooling using a real-time planning system
    • - Applicator assembly and preparation
    • - Simulation/imaging
    • - Treatment planning and delivery
    • - Physics and Quality Assurance

Reasons to Attend

  • Observe live prostate Brachtherapy case(s) and practice on phantom simulator
  • Clinical aspects (e.g. patient selection, clinical indicators, use of functional imaging, treatment planning, benefits of real-time ultrasound based procedure)
  • Implementation aspects (e.g. workflow, quality assurance, milestones)
  • Hands-on experience with method and system

Intended Participants
Each of the below individuals who wish to gain an integrated overview of all aspects of real-time Image-Guided HDR brachytherapy for prostate:

  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Urologists
  • Radiologists
  • Clinical Physicists
  • Brachytherapy Radiographers
Pre-requisite: Experience in prostate brachytherapy is desirable

CE Credits

This meeting has applied to CAMPEP for approval of 9 MPCEC hours.

Event Capacity
Only ten (10) seats are available for this workshop. Openings will be filled on a "first come, first served" basis.


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