Advanced Technologies

Beijing, China

[ Image guidance ]
[ Adaptive radiotherapy ]

The course is aimed at radiation oncologists, radiation physicists and radiation therapists (RTTs) who wish to participate in advanced technologies such as IMRT, IGRT and Adaptive Radiotherapy (ART) in their department. Some experience in the field of conformal therapy, target delineation and treatment planning is a prerequisite. Making advanced technologies work is a team effort therefore simultaneous participation of the above-mentioned three disciplines from one team is strongly recommended.

Course director

  • Coen Rasch, Radiation Oncologist, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (NL)


  • Rianne de Jong, Radiation Therapist, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (NL)
  • Vibeke Hansen, Medical Physicist, Odense University Hospital, Odense (DK)
  • Parag Parikh, Radiation Oncologist, Henry Ford Cancer Institute, Detroit (USA)
  • Marco Schwarz, Medical Physicist, Proton Therapy Centre, Trento (IT)

The aim of the course is to provide: 

  • Understanding of the principles and background of IMRT, IGRT and ART 

  • Knowledge on the impact of various geometrical uncertainties and where they can be minimised 

  • Knowledge of QA of IMRT, IGRT and ART 

  • An overview of available techniques, being able to choose between techniques and knowledge of their limitations 

  • Planar and 3D in room imaging 

  • Workflow and efficiency at the department for implementation of IMRT, IGRT and ART 

  • Clinical rationale, limitations and evidence for advanced technologies  

  • Knowledge of inverse treatment planning optimisation, biological optimisation and dose painting.


To be provided when available

Key words

  • Image guidance (IGRT) 

  • Adaptive radiotherapy (ART)

Further reading / web resources

Please consult the ESTRO website page of this course for further information.


Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). Information on the status of the applications can be obtained from the ESTRO office.


King Wing Hotel
No.17 East 3rd Ring South Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China


We would recommend that you would search suitable accommodation through one of the online booking websites.  ESTRO will not be providing any accommodation solutions.


ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. Please note that in order to benefit from the member price, you must renew your membership for 2019 before registering to the course.To benefit from these member rates, please visit the membership page to become a member or renew your membership BEFORE proceeding with your order.



Early rate

Late rate

In-training members* 450 EUR 625 EUR
Members 600 EUR 725 EUR
Non Members 750 EUR 850 EUR

* Members with specialty RadiationTherapist (RTT) may register at the In Training fee

Early rates are applied up to three months before the starting date of the course. 
Late rates are applied three months before the starting date of the course.

The fee includes the course material, coffees, lunches, and the social event.

Advance registration & payment are required.

On-site registration will not be available.

Since the number of participants is limited, late registrants are advised to contact the ESTRO office before payment, to inquire about availability of places. Access to homework and/or course material will become available upon receipt of full payment.

Insurance and cancellation

The organiser does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies.   
In case an unforeseen event would force ESTRO to cancel the meeting, the Society will reimburse the participants fully the registration fees. ESTRO will not be responsible for the refund of travel and accommodation costs.

In case of cancellation, full refund of the registration fee minus 15% for administrative costs may be obtained up to three months before the course and 50% of the fee up to one month before the course. No refund will be made if the cancellation request is postmarked less than one month before the start of the course.

Reduced fees

ESTRO members from economically challenged countries may register at a preferential rate of 350 Euro if three conditions are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2019 are eligible (please make sure your 2019 membership is in order before you apply for the reduced fees)
  2. Only one course per person per year can be subsidized by ESTRO
  3. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to reduced fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)  

Please note: 

  • We can only guarantee a certain number of reduced fees per course
  • Application deadlines are the same as early registration fees (3 months before the course date

List of Economically challenged countries and eligible courses 

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