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Symposium: Role of low energy electrons in radiotherapy and biology

Symposium: Role of low energy electrons in radiotherapy and biology
A ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM The prominent role of low energy electrons and ions in radiation therapy and biology November 30 – 1 December Karolinska Institutet, Cancer Center Karolinska (CCK) Modern and future cancer treatment techniques, such as intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and dosimetry of radionuclide in brachytherapy, nuclear medicine, demand a greater accuracy in planning and dose delivery to the tumour than is achievable at present. Similarly, mechanistic modelling of initial biological damage such as DNA DSB induced by low energy electrons and ions and their repair, require detailed and accurate description of radiation field at single cell level. The aim of this mini-symposium is to examine recent development and progress in physics of low energy electrons and ions and in particular the prominent role these particles play in radiation biology and radiation therapy. Organisers Hooshang Nikjoo, PhD, Professor, Radiation Biophysics, Dept. Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Michael Scholz, PhD, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, David Liljequist, PhD, Professor, Fysikum, Stockholm University. Participation is free but Registration is required. Send email to hooshang.nikjoo@ki.se Scientific Programme: Friday 30 November SESSION I: 18:00 – 18:05 Opening Address: 18:05 – 18:45 Opening Talk: Marco Zaider, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Columbia University, New York A vision for the future of radiation physics in medicine and biology zaiderm@mskcc.org 19:00 – 21:00 Reception ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saturday 1 December SESSION II: Prominent role of low energy electrons and ions 08:00 – 10:00 Chair: Lennart Lindborg, PhD, Karolinska Institutet 1. Dimitris Emfietzoglou PhD, Ioannina Medical University, Greece Electron inelastic interactions in condensed media demfietz@cc.uoi.gr 2. David Liljequist, PhD, Physics Department, Stockholm University Elastic scattering of low energy electrons in liquid water cemd@fysik.su.se 3. Hooshang Nikjoo PhD, Karolinska Institutet Biophysical studies of low energy electrons and ions Hooshang.nikjoo@ki.se 4. Discussion II Moderator: Marco Zaider (zaiderm@mskcc.org) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SESSION III: New models of ion beam simulation 10:30-12:30 Chair: Thiansin Liamsuwan, Karolinska Institutet 1. Dzevad Belkic PhD, Karolinska Institutet Quantum-mechanical theories for high-energy collisions of multiply-charged ions with biomolecules of relevance to hadron therapy Dzevad.belkic@ki.se 2. Rafael Garcia-Molina, PhD, Department de Fisica, Universidad de Murcia Towards a detailed simulation of the energy loss of proton beams in materials of biological interest rgm@um.es 3. Michael Dingfelder, PhD, East Carolina University Transport models for fast ion tracks, including space radiation and HZE particles dingfelderm@ecu.edu 4. Discussion III Moderator: Pedro Andreo, Stockholm University Pedro.andreo@ki.se -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SESSION IV: Progress in radiotherapy beam simulation 14:00 – 16:00 Chair: Shuzo Uehara, PhD, Kyushu University 1. Katia Parodi, PhD, HIT Heidelberg Monte Carlo simulation of Carbon and proton beams katia.parodi@med.uni-heidelberg.de 2. Naruhiro Matsufuji PhD, NIRS and HIMAC Modeling of biological response for therapeutic carbon beams in fractionated irradiations matsufuji@nirs.go.jp 3. Michael Krämer PhD, GSI TriP98 for GSI pilot project + HIT / Siemens-TPS m.kramer@gsi.de 4. Discussion IV Moderator: Frank Verhaegen, PhD, Maastro Clinic frank.verhaegen@maastro.nl ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SESSION V: Sensitivity test analysis in RT planning – physical and biological 16:30-18:30 Chair: Irena Gudowska, PhD, Stockholm University 1. Sairos Safai PhD, PSI Physical modelling for proton therapy planning and beam delivery Sairos.safai@psi.ch 2. Werner Friedland PhD, Helmholtz Zentrum Modelling and Sensitivity of initial DSB induction on track structure details friedland@helmholtz-muenchen.de 3. Michael Scholz PhD, GSI Sensitivity of clinical effect modelling + link with MC amorphous track structure m.Scholz@gsi.de 4. Discussion V Moderator: Anders Brahme PhD, Karolinska Institutet anders.brahme@ki.se
Where
CCK, Stockholm
When
November 30, 2012 to December 01, 2012
Who is Going
Hooshang Nikjoo, Professor, Radiation Biophysics Group Leader,Karolinska Institutet, Department of Oncology-Pathology (Sponsoring)