The Christie Proton Therapy e-School

  • Basics of proton physics
  • Radiobiology and relative biological effectiveness (RBE)
  • Case studies for paediatric malignancies, sarcoma, head and neck, central nervous system (CNS) and BOS, thoracic, upper
  • Commissioning and quality assessment (QA)
  • Contingency
  • Pre-treatment and on-treatment work flows

A comprehensive education programme for clinicians, researchers, physicists, dosimetrists, radiographers, and others with an interest in proton therapy.

The Christie Proton Therapy e-School - Tuesday 1 November to Friday 9 December 2022

Week 1 - Fundamentals of proton therapy

Date Time  Title of Talk 
Tuesday 1 November 08:00 - 08:10 Welcome 
Tuesday 1 November 08:10 - 08:55 Basics of Proton Therapy
Tuesday 1 November 08:55 - 09:40  Proton Therapy Technologies
Tuesday 1 November 09:40 - 10.15 Indications of Proton Beam Therapy 
Wednesday 2 November 08:00-09:10 Proton Treatment and Planning 
Wednesday 2 November 09:10 - 10:15 Motion management/Mitigation

Week 2 - Service development

Date Time  Title of Talk 
Wednesday 9 November 08:00 - 08:35 Patient Pathway and Support Services
Wednesday 9 November 08:35 - 09:15 Pre-treatment Workflows (scheduling, imaging and immobilisation)
Wednesday 9 November 09:15 - 10:00 On-treatment Workflows
Thursday 10 November 08:00-08:40 Installation specific to site needs
Thursday 10 November 08:40-09:40 Commissioning and Quality Assurance I and Commissioning and Quality Assurance II
Thursday 10 November 09:40 - 10:15 Contingency

Week 3 - Science and research in proton therapy

Date Time  Title of Talk 
Tuesday 15 November 08:00 - 08:45  RBE: Protons and Photons
Tuesday 15 November 08:45 -09:30  Proton Radiobiology
Tuesday 15 November 09:30-10:00 LET Weighted Dose 
Thursday 17 November 08:00-08:30 NTCP Modelling 
Thursday 17 November 08:30-09:00 FLASH Radiotherapy: What is it and where can we see clinical use of this?  
Thursday 17 November 09:00-09.30 Monte-Carlo 
Thursday 17 November 09.30-10.00 Range Verification

Week 4 - Clinical protons

Date Time  Title of Talk 
Wednesday 23 November 08:00-10:00 Case studies: Adult - Head and Neck 
Friday 25 November 08:00-10:00 Case studies: Lung and Upper GI 

Week 5 - Clinical protons

Date Time  Title of Talk 
Monday 28 November 08:00-10:00 Case studies: Sarcoma
Wednesday 30 November 08:00-10:00 Case studies: Paediatric - Body
Friday 2 December 08:00-10:00 Case studies: Paediatric - CNS

Week 6 - Clinical protons

Date Time  Title of Talk 
Tuesday 6 December 08:00-10:00 Case Studies: Adult - CNS and Base of Skull
Thursday 8 December 08:00-10:00 Case Studies: Lymphoma and Breast 
Friday 9 December  08:00- 08:35 Clinical Trials 
Friday 9 December  08:35 - 09:10 Evaluative Commissioning 
Friday 9 December  09:10 - 09:45 Real-world data
Friday 9 December  09:45 - 10:00 Closing Remarks 

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Last updated: July 2022