Real-time Image Guided HDR Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

20 Apr 2020 - 21 Apr 2020 Montréal
Course description


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This event is fully booked. Are you interested in attending this Educational Program in the future? Let us know!

Due to Corona (COVID-19), we were forced to cancel the prostate workshop.


A clinical workshop focused on improving your treatment planning and delivery skills with High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

Meeting Date and Location: Please note that the meeting will take place in a different location each day.

On April 20th, it will be at the Research Center:
900 St-Denis,
Montreal, H2X 0A9
Room: R.08-408

On April 21st, it is at the CHUM
1055 Sanguinet
Montreal, H2X 0C2
Breakfast in room D.S4.5030
Lunch in room D.14.7009

Workshop Objectives

Learning the benefits of Real-time prostate in comparison to CT-based procedure

  • Participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts, see live cases, and practice on treatment planning systems
  • Review of patient selection criteria and applicator selection

Integrated overview on the concept and practice of Real-time image-guided prostate implants and adaptive planning

  • This workshop addresses all aspects (clinical, technical, implementation and hands-on) necessary for deciding how this treatment method will benefit your clinical practice
  • After observing a live case, participants will focus on implementing the clinical procedure, workflow and equipment into their practice

Discuss with the faculty how this treatment modality can be successfully implemented into their clinical environment

  • Clinical method and procedure (clinical indicators, live case, clinical results, procedure, workflow, infrastructure and equipment)
  • Implementation aspects (training requirements, learning curve, milestones, workflow optimization, quality assurance)
  • Hands-on experience with method and tooling using a real-time planning system
  • Applicator assembly and preparation
  • Simulation/imaging
  • Treatment planning and delivery
  • Physics and Quality Assurance

Reasons to Attend

  • Live prostate case
  • Clinical aspects (e.g. patient selection, clinical indicators, use of functional imaging, treatment planning, benefits of real-time ultrasound based procedure)
  • Implementation aspects (e.g. workflow, quality assurance, milestones)
  • Hands-on experience with method and system


Experience in prostate brachytherapy is desirable

Intended Participants

Each of the below individuals who wish to gain an integrated overview of all aspects of real-time Image-Guided HDR brachytherapy for prostate:

  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Urologists
  • Radiologists
  • Clinical Physicists
  • Brachytherapy Radiographers

Registration fee

The registration fee is 970 USD (excl VAT) and includes lunch on Monday and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday. The fee is exclusive of travel and hotel costs.

Medical resident for to receive a 50% discount on this workshop, please email

CE Credits

Elekta has applied to CAMPEP for 7.75 MPCEC hours for Medical Physicists. CME credits are not given for this course.

Event Capacity

Only ten (10) seats are available for this workshop. Openings will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Elekta and the workshop hospital make every effort to hold the workshop according to the advertised date. However, there are instances when the workshop may need to be rescheduled or canceled (e.g. due to lack of live cases or low attendance). In the event that this happens, Elekta will notify registered participants at least 4 weeks prior to the event. Therefore, we strongly suggest you book your airline tickets 2 – 4 weeks prior to the workshop date to ensure that the workshop will be held. As well, you should book accommodations at hotels that offer a flexible cancellation policy (e.g. within 24 – 72 hours).

Educational Center

CHUM (Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal)