The 3rd ESTRO Forum will provide a wonderful platform in which to explore innovations and the latest advances in radiation oncology. Five meetings, each offering an outstanding scientific programme, will be hosted in parallel under its umbrella:
- Clinical and translational meeting
- Biennial physics meeting
- GEC-ESTRO-ISIORT meeting
- RTT meeting
- PREVENT and TARGET meetings
Placing interdisciplinarity under the spotlight, clinicians, physicists, brachytherapists, radiobiologists and radiation therapists (RTTs) will also find, in addition to the five meetings, a broad range of interdisciplinary sessions in which they can participate to explore topics of interest to all.
These interdisciplinary sessions include:
- Tumour biology for treatment planning and response evaluation
- Psycho-social aspects of radiation therapy
- Databases and data-mining
- Risk management
- Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
- Re-irradiation, including a session on hyperthermia
- Particle therapy
- Advanced technology assessment and health economics
- Adaptive radiation therapy
and will conclude with a joint discussion on the vision for the future of radiation oncology.
The meeting will feature symposia, presidential and joint sessions, teaching lectures and debates. Educational activities will complete the programme with pre-meeting courses, contouring workshops and multidisciplinary tumour board sessions.
Clinical and Translational Meeting
Head and Neck, Lung, Breast, Gastrointestinal tumours (upper and lower GI), Genitourinary (prostate included), Gynaecological tumours, Paediatrics, Elderly, Palliation /Supportive care /Patient support, Treatment preparation and delivery, Health Economics, Other tumour sites, Early phase trials
Patient preparation, patient immobilisation and support aids, Pre-treatment imaging and volume definition, Treatment planning and dose calculation, Image guided radiotherapy, adaptive radiotherapy, geometric uncertainties and margins, Patient care, Education and training
Prevent and Target Meeting
Molecular targeted agents and radiotherapy, Tumour microenvironment, hypoxia and angiogenesis, Normal tissue effects: pathogenesis and treatment, Predictive assays/Prognostic factors
Brachytherapy: Breast, Gynaecology, Head and Neck, Physics, Prostate, Anorectal, Misc.; Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)
Physics Biennial Meeting
Basic dosimetry and phantom and detector developments/characterisation, Dose measurements, Treatment planning calculation and optimisation, Radiobiological planning and predictive models of outcome including NTCP/TCP modelling, Intrafraction motion management, Management of interfraction changes/deformation and adaptive RT, Imaging: focus on clinical applications, Imaging: focus on QA and technical aspects, Implementation of technology /techniques /clinical protocols or trials (including QA and audit), Radiation protection /out-of-field dosimetry and secondary cancer induction, Professional and educational issues
Abstracts must be submitted and presented at the conference in English. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject an abstract written in poor English. Research obviously not yet performed and results not yet obtained will be banned.
Abstracts will be anonymised before review to ensure fairness and eliminate possible bias. Therefore it is strictly forbidden to include the authors’ names or institutions in the body of the abstracts. Submitted abstracts that include such references will be penalised by the Abstract Reviewing Committee.
Abstracts submitted for presentation will be reviewed by an international panel of experts in the field of the subject. Abstract review criteria are based on clarity, supporting data, scientific rigour, potential significance, interest in the topic chosen and innovation or usefulness.
Abstracts will be selected for one of the following presentation formats:
- Oral presentation
- Poster discussion session
- Poster presentation
Young Scientists Poster Discussion
During the 3rd ESTRO Forum, a Young Scientists Poster Discussion session for authors aged 40 or less will be organised. Please make sure your date of birth is correct in the ESTRO database.
Scientific Programme Committee
- P. Poortmans (NL), Chair
- R. Garcia (FR)
- M. Kamphuis (NL)
- J. Lindegaard (DK)
- B. Wouters (CA)