2015 Conference Programme


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Brach to the Future

Friday 27th March 2015


Tea/Coffee; Posters; Exhibition
09.20 Welcome & introductions Mr Rick Popert/
Dr David Bottomley (UK)
09.30 Celebration of 20 years since the first UK brachytherapy implant

Dr Dan Ash
09.45 Brachytherapy in the US – the long term data

Prof Louis Potters (USA)
10.15 Brachytherapy in the UK - Leeds a 20 year experience

Dr Brendan Carey (UK)
10.45 Update on physics aspects of brachytherapy and UK guidelines Sarah Aldridge (UK)
Tea/Coffee; Posters; Exhibition
11:30 How I would treat…
Five centres have been provided with the template biopsy mapping results, MRI scans and Ultrasound images for a patient with intermediate risk prostate cancer and will present their current approach to planning and treating this patient:
Leeds; Guildford; Mount Vernon; Guy’s; Galway
Dr David Bottomley
Dr Robert Laing
Dr Roberto Alonzi
Prof Frank Sullivan
Dr Stephen Morris
12.30 The place of focal salvage brachytherapy in radiation failure Associate Professor Kenta Miki (JAP)
Lunch; Posters; Exhibition Viewing
13.45 Moderated poster presentations
All authors to give a three minute presentation, followed by a three minute question/answer period
Physics abstracts chairs:
Sarah Aldridge/Mr Rick Popert

Clinical abstracts chairs:
Mr Rick Popert/Dr Stephen Morris
15.15 New and future techniques:
The French experience of Hemi-gland brachytherapy
Prof Jean-Marc Cosset (F)
Tea/Coffee; Posters; Exhibition
16.00 UK focal brachytherapy experience from Guildford Prof Stephen Langley (UK)
16.30 Targeted biopsy techniques and focused brachytherapy

Mr Rick Popert
17.00 The future of brachytherapy is HDR

Dr Roberto Alonzi (UK)
17.30 The future of prostate imaging

Prof Gary Cook (UK)
18.00 Prize presentation and close of meeting

Dr Stephen Morris