4th GEC-ESTRO Workshop
Collegium Da Vinci
Gen. Tadeusza Kutrzeby 10
“Techniques, Trials and Technologies for Brachytherapy Patients”
In November 2015 the GEC-ESTRO Workshop was successfully held for the third time in Brussels. Planned by the GEC-ESTRO Committee and organised by the ESTRO Office, this event has become the main platform for networking with the GEC-ESTRO working groups which have lately increased in number to 7 (UroGEC, Gynae, Ano-rectal, H&N, Breast, Braphyqs and now also Brachy-HERO). You are welcome to join the working groups and also to participate in their smaller satellite meetings, which will be held either before or after the workshop.
The topic for the 4th GEC-ESTRO Workshop is “Techniques, Trials and Technologies for Brachytherapy Patients“. Again the Workshop should not be a scientific meeting, but an occasion to discuss a combination of issues from daily clinical routine, overview on state of the art and newest scientific results. Reports on mistakes, misadministrations and wrong clinical decisions are rare for brachytherapy. Therefore, we plan a session to discuss also such issues in daily clinical routine, between experienced colleagues and beginners. The newest ideas about technology for brachytherapy are not always published and often remain just proof of principles in a single center experience. A session on this point should allow open discussions for new joint research and development. Another session on clinical studies will give the overview of the most important findings and consequences for patient treatment. The patient and quality of life after brachytherapy is the theme for the final session, which is the overall conclusion of a practical workshop of modern brachytherapy.