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Professional events

International Conference on Modern Radiotherapy : Advances and Challenges in Radiation Protection of Patients (2-4 December 2009)

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Conference at a glance / La conférence en un coup d'œil

  • 60 participants / intervenants
  • 12 sessions lasting two and a half days / sessions sur 2,5 jours
  • 41 speeches / présentations orales
  • 2 round tables Challenges of radiotherapy" and "Patient information" / tables rondes "Défis de la radiothérapie" et "Information du Patient"
  • 67 posters
  • 11 exhibitors / exposants (6 from industry / industriels - 5 from institutions / institutionnels)
  • 360 inscriptions
  • Half of which of international source / pour moitié international
  • 50 countries represented / pays représentés

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Background and objectives

The major objective of the conference is to provide a platform for exchanging experience, and reviewing the actions implemented to improve the radiation safety in radiotherapy both at national and international level.

Opening session / Session d'ouverture

Speeches of AC. LACOSTE (Chairman of ASN); E. AMARAL (IAEA) ; M. NEIRA (WHO) ; A. JANSSEN (EC) ; The benefits of radiotherapy / Les bénéfices de la radiothérapie by J. M. COSSET(Chairman of the scientic comitee / Président du Comité scientifique - Curie Institute, ICRP member)

Sessions

Session 1 : Paradigms of external radiotherapy and brachytherapy : “New techniques, new benefits and new risks”
Session 2 : Challenges in radiotherapy – Part 1 : « Individual radiosensitivity »
Session 3 : Challenges in radiotherapy – Part 2 : Risk/benefit issue
Session 4 : Accidents – part 1 : Lessons of the past
Session 5 : Accidents – part 2: Events recording, reporting and evaluation
Session 6 : Treatment of complications and late morbidity
Session 7 : Equipment safety, Staffing, Education and Training
Session 8 : Controls - Quality assurance - Audits
Session 9 : National strategies and regulations
Session 10 : Round table : Patient Information

Synthesis and conclusions

Speeches of AC. LACOSTE (Chairman of ASN); M. BOURGUIGNON (ASN); J. M. COSSET(Chairman of the scientic comitee / Président du Comité scientifique - Curie Institute, ICRP member)