2nd ESTRO Physics Workshop - Science in Development

26-27 October, 2018
Malaga, Spain

Science in Development


 After the success of the first ESTRO physics workshop, Science in development, in 2017 in Glasgow, the ESTRO Physics Committee is delighted to announce its second edition to be held in the city of Malaga, Spain, beginning 09:00 am Friday 26 October and ending 16:15 pm Saturday 27 October 2018.

This workshop offers opportunities beyond what ESTRO offers in educational and scientific meetings. It aims at facilitating scientific and professional networking opportunities within the ESTRO physics membership, physicists working in other areas and furthermore, create close interaction with developers in companies. It is the perfect forum to share projects in their very initial state, that would
benefit from discussions with colleagues. We believe that by promoting these interactions we will capture scientific developments that could be applied and have a real impact on the cure for cancer.

The programme will open with a plenary lecture, then break out into different topics that will run in parallel.
The workshop is based on a concept tailored to foster scientific exchange and will be unique as follows:

1) Be topic oriented. Participants will register for one single topic. For this year the topics proposed are: 

- Strategies for patient specific QA pre-treatment or in vivo
Chairs: Jeroen Van der Kamer & Dirk Verellen

- Predictive models of Toxicity in RT

Chairs: Tiziana Rancati & Claudio Fiorino

- Improving range accuracy in particle therapy
Chairs: Christian Richter & Ludvig Muren

- Realtime and adaptive management of anatomical variations 
Chairs: Ben Heijmen & Marianne Aznar

- Quantitative imaging for treatment planning
Chairs: Uulke Van der Heide & Daniela Thorwarth  

2) Offer a programme, prepared by chairs of different topics, that combines invited talks
by leading scientists, papers contributed on ongoing projects (open call) and plenty of time
for discussion.

3) Host a limited number of participants per topic to stimulate lively discussion and guarantee interaction.

4) Update not only on the latest research of a topic, but also share experiences and promote collaboration between different groups and members that can work on the same topic. We hope the workshop will contribute to establishing long term collaborations
through ESTRO.

We hope that you will be enthusiastic with this workshop concept especially targeted at medical physicists in the radiation oncology area. We look forward to your participation.

With warm regards,

Nuria Jornet

Chair, Physics Committee 



The ESTRO Physics committee thanks:

Our sponsors: Hitachi, MIM Software, Sun Nuclear corporation and Varian for their support in the organisation of this workshop.