The Christie Advanced Radiotherapy Summer School 2023

The course is deliberately aimed at a wide audience including radiographers, medical physicists, clinicians and those from a more academic environment who wish to learn more  about the subject.

  • Proton Therapy
  • Imaging and Adaptive Radiotherapy
  • SABR
  • Big Data

The Christie Advanced Radiotherapy Summer School 2023

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Time Session
12:45 Registration
13:00- 13:45 Session 1: What have we learnt?
13:00 All you need to know about the bragg peak but were afraid to ask 
13:45 Learning from our clinical practice: clinical case examples 

14:45 - break

Time Session
15:00-16:00 Session 2: what are we discovering?
15:00 Whate we discovering in clinical trials?
15:20 What are we discovering in clinical practice?
15:40 What are we discovering in the research room?
16:00-16:45 Session 3: Where next?
16:00 Proton Therapy in 2025: FLASH vs Proton- Arc vs LET- optimised planning 

16:45 - close of day

Wednesday 28 June 2023

Time Session
09:00 Registration and coffee
09:10 MR-guided RT
Prof Peter Hoskin, Professor in Clinical Oncology, University of Manchester 
09:30 Optimising MR for Radiotherapy 
09:50 Clinical applications of functional MR 
10:10 Integrating MR in to the radiotherapy workflow 
10:30 Orphans at Risk- do we know what we are talking about?
Dr Romaana Mir, Consultant Clincial Oncologist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre 

10:50 - break

Time Session
11:10 Can radiotherapy be carbon neutral?
Dr Rob Chuter, Principal Clincial Scientist, The Christie NHS FT 
11:30 Debate: Mr Guided RT vs Protons 

12:30 - lunch

Time Session
13:30 Chairperson's welcome
Julia Handley, The Christie NHS FT
13:40 SABR- what's next?
14:10 Workshop A: SABR abdominal SABR case based discussion 
14:10 Workshop B: SRS- cranial case based discussion 

15:10 - break

Time Session
15:30 Re-irradiation
15:55 Cardiac SABR
Dr Jim Daniel, Head of Treatment Planning, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
16:15 Cyber knife vs linac for SABR
Dr Geoff Heyes, Head of Radiotherapy Treatment Planning, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT 

Thursday 29 June 2023

Time  Session 
08:45 Registration and Coffee 
09:15 Chairperson's welcome
09:30 Casual inference
Dr Matthew Sperrin, Senior Lecturer in Health Data Science 
10:00 Autocontouring 
10:30 Modelling
11:00 How to learn from every patient 

11:30 - break

Time  Session 
11:50 AI for beginners
Dr Eliana Vasquezosirio, Senior Research Fellow, University of Manchester
12:20 Wearable tech to optimise cancer care
Michael Merchant, Lecturer in Proton Therapy Physics, University of Manchester 
12:50 Debate- AI can replace humans in radiotherapy, we just won't let it
Dr Kate Haslett, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, The Christie NHS FT
Prof Marcel van Herk, Chair in Radiotherapy Physics, University of Manchester
Matt Lowe, Principal Clinical Scientist, The Christie NHS FT

13:35 - break

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Last updated: March 2023