Practical Info

Course start
14 Jun 2023
Course end
16 Jun 2023
Course length
3 days
Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli
Available 20


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This Workshop will be organized in Rome, Italy at the Gemelli University Hospital. Local expert teams and guest faculty from the Medical University of Vienna will make a fundamental introduction in the basics of image-guided brachytherapy (interventional radiotherapy) in cervical cancer. The course precedes the advanced workshop on the same topic organized at the Medical University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria.

The course in Rome is based on patient’s journey and has an aim to help brachytherapy users to start with the combined IC/IS brachytherapy. Therefore the course begins with the multidisciplinary tumor board discussing management of patients with cervical cancer. After we will move to the practical aspects of the brachytherapy patients planning.

We will follow all steps of the journey of two consecutive brachytherapy patients, including:

  • applicator selection,
  • hands-on training with US-compatible phantom to insert applicator and needles under TRUS guidance,
  • imaging,
  • applicator reconstruction,
  • practical sessions on CT-based contouring using the pre-brachy MRI,
  • and treatment planning.

We also plan to demonstrate the brachy procedure in the OR with broadcast to the auditorium.

During the workshop the participants will be presented a comprehensive practical insight into the clinical workflow of 3D image-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer. This course entails 60% of time dedicated to training of practical skills, and a tailor-made agenda based on participants needs.


Luca Tagliaferri, MD, PhD – Radiation Oncologist, Head of Interventional Radiotherapy Unit*
Alina Sturdza, MD, FRCPC – Radiation Oncologist**
Christian Kirisits, PhD – Prof, Head of Brachytherapy Physics**
and Rome Interventional Oncology Center (IOC) staff

* Gemelli ART (Advanced Radiation Therapy) – Interventional Oncology Center (IOC), Fondazione Policlinico Universitario «Agostino Gemelli» IRCCS, Rome, Italy

** Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital (AKH), Vienna, Austria


Clinical experience with brachytherapy in cervical cancer


  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Gynaecologists
  • Clinical Physicists
  • Radiation Technologists

The faculty strongly advises multi-disciplinary teams per hospital to register!


Preliminary agenda

Course fee

The registration fee is 1101 Euro (excl VAT) and includes all workshop materials, 1 dinner on Thursday and beverages and lunches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The fee is exclusive of travel and hotel costs.


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Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCSargo Agostino Gemelli, 8Roma00168Italy

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