Real-time Image Guided HDR Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

16 Oct 2017 - 17 Oct 2017 Montréal
Course description


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

CHUM – Centre Hopitalier De L’Universite de Montreal
Hopital Notre-Dame – Pavillion Lachapelle
1560 Sherbrooke Street East
Montreal, Quebec

October 16th: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Lunch included)
October 17th: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (Breakfast & Lunch included)

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

CE Credits

CAMPEP CE credits will be given for this workshop.

Event Capacity

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

Educational Center

CHUM (Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal)