03-05 December, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

TARGET GROUP

The course is meant for trainees and specialists in radiation oncology interested in the field of paediatric radiation oncology.

FACULTY

Course directors

Rolf Dieter Kortmann, Radiation Oncologist, University of Leipzig, Leipzig (DE)
Umberto Ricardi, Radiation Oncologist, University of Turin, Turin (IT) 

Teachers 

Christian Carrie, Radiation Oncologist, Centre Leon Berard, Lyon (FR) 
Karin Dieckmann, Radiation Oncologist, University Hospital Vienna, Vienna (AT) 
Carolyn Freeman, Radiation Oncologist, McGill University, Montreal (CA) 
Tim Jaspan, Radiologist, University of  Nottingham (UK)
Roger Taylor, Clinical Oncologist, South Wales Cancer Institute, Swansea (UK) 
Beate Timmermann, Radiation Oncologist, West-German Proton Therapy Centre Essen, WPE, Essen (DE) 
David Walker, Paediatric Oncologist, University of Nottingham, Nottingham (UK)

Contouring administrator  

Silvia Scoccianti, Radiation Oncologist, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Florence (IT)

Local organisers 
Somjai Dangprasert, Radiation Oncologist, Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok (TH)
Chomporn Sitathanee, Radiation Oncologist, Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok (TH)

COURSE AIM/RATIONALE

Paediatric radiation oncology covers many different and complex fields in paediatric oncology. The distribution of knowledge on a worldwide level is an important component of the PROS-ESTRO teaching course on paediatric radiation oncology. The rarity of childhood neoplasms and the complexity of their management due to several factors are putting high demands on the application of radiation therapy. A comprehensive knowledge of the management of paediatric malignancies, not only addressing radiation oncology treatment technologies, is therefore mandatory for an optimal management of childhood cancer.