2011 Conference Programme


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2011 Conference Programme


11th UK and Ireland Prostate Brachytherapy conference
WINDSOR: 8 - 9 April 2011


Friday 8th April



Reception and Registration: Castle Hotel, Windsor

Buffet reception: Sandringham suite with Jazz Trio "All that Jazz"

(Non Sponsored)


Real Time Planning Challenge: 8-9 April (Sponsored by Varian)

Saturday 9th April



Breakfast and Registration

Castle Hotel



Welcome and Introduction: Paul Rogers, Oncologist, Reading



First Session: Key Note Address (Sponsored by IBt)

Chair: Paul Rogers


“The American Experience of  Brachytherapy and  External Beam Radiotherapy for High Risk Prostate cancer”

Jamie Cesaretti, Florida Radiation Oncology Group



Overcoming Limitations (Sponsored by IBt)

Chair: Mr Adam Jones, Consultant Urologist, Reading


Prostate Brachytherapy in prostates up to 100 ml volume

Helen O’Donnell, Berkshire Cancer Centre, Reading


Prostate Brachytherapy in prostates with TURP defects

Pete Acher, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital, London


Real Time Planning Tips for overcoming the limitations

Sarah Aldridge, Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital, London


Coffee, Tea, Exhibitions, Posters, Planning Challenge


Second Scientific Session: Assuring Quality Implants

(Sponsored by Oncura)

Co-Chairs: Paul Rogers & Robert Laing, Guildford


UK Survey of Quality Assurance (Paul Evans Memorial Lecture)

Robert Laing, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford


Quality Assurance: Canadian Perspective & Experience

Jim Morris, Vancouver, Canada


The European “Probrachy” Real Time Database

Mr. Stefen Machtens, Germany


Assuring Quality Brachytherapy in the UK: The Way Forward

Jane Barrett, President of the Royal College of Radiologists


Lunch and Poster review/Exhibition/Planning Challenge


Prize Abstracts (Sponsored by Oncura)

Chair/Panel: Paul Rogers (Reading), Jamie Cesaretti (USA),

Stefan Machtens (Germany), Jim Morris (Vancouver)


1.30: LDR Brachytherapy should be considered in Young Men with Prostate Cancer. Dr Eliot Chadwick, Clinical Fellow, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford


1.40: Single fraction HDR boost. Report of Toxicity from a Single Centre Experience. Dr James Wylie, Christie Hospital, Manchester.


1.50: Justification of Pre-Treatment Correction of Catheter Movement in Single Fraction High Dose-Rate Treatment of Prostate Cancer. David Inchley, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, Middx


2.00: Prostate Seed Brachytherapy - Can Ultrasound be used in Post Implant Dosimetry Analysis? Christopher Walker, Medical Physics, St. Lukes, Dublin.


2.10: UK Experience of Real Time Prostate Brachytherapy: A Report from Two Centres. Dr Eleanor James, SpR, Berkshire Cancer Centre, Reading


2:20. Assessing the Benefit of Utilising Higher Activity Seeds in Larger Prostate Volumes. David Wood, Christie Hospital, Manchester


2.30: Overview of 11 Years Experience I-125 Prostate Brachytherapy. Dr Eliot Chadwick, Clinical Fellow, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford



“Prostate Brachytherapy patients are Almost normal!”

Radiation Protection Update from the IPEM

Andrew Doggart, Physicist, Berkshire Cancer Centre, Reading


Coffee, Tea, Exhibitions, Posters


High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy

(Sponsored by Nucletron)

Chairs: Andrew Doggart/Anna Lydon, Exeter, Devon


Considerations for Setting up HDR Prostate Brachytherapy

Stuart Duggleby, Physicist, Northampton Cancer Centre


High Dose Rate Monotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Bengt Johansson, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden



Prostate Brachytherapy in Young Men and correlations of late Side effects with Genetics and Dose Volume Constraints

(Sponsored by BARD)

Jamie Cesaretti, Florida Radiation Oncology Group



Managing Recurrence

Chair: Adam Jones


Salvage Surgery for Local Recurrence after Radiotherapy/ Brachytherapy.

Mr Peter Malone, Consultant Urologist, Reading


Salvage Brachytherapy and UK Brachytherapy Research

Paul Rogers, Berkshire Cancer Centre, Reading


Results of Real Time Prostate Planning Challenge

Prize Abstract Presentation and Close


Private Tour of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle (ID required)

Pre-Dinner Drinks and Canapés, Dean’s Cloister, Windsor Castle

Accompanied by the Westland String Quartet

(Non Sponsored Event)



Conference Dinner

Vicars Hall, Windsor Castle

Westland String Quartet

(Non Sponsored)