Program

Thursday 15 February 2018

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Taylor Room

Varian User Group Meeting – Vitesse™ real-time planning for HDR brachytherapy

The focal point of the users meeting will be Vitesse™ real-time planning for HDR brachytherapy. Vitesse allows ultrasound-guided brachytherapy to be performed accurately and quickly in the operating room. With Vitesse, users can create and review the plan as the needles are inserted, allowing you to adjust their depth and positions to improve dose coverage and normal tissue sparing. By eliminating the need for CT, Vitesse enables the user to reduce the time to first fraction with less patient movement—users go from image capture to approved treatment plan in one integrated experience.

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Taylor Room

6th Oncentra Brachy User Group Meeting… Focus on Gynaecological Brachytherapy DownUNDER

The 6th Oncentra Brachy Users Group meeting will focus on GYN brachytherapy practices with Oncentra Brachy in Australia and New Zealand. You will be updated on our newest applicator, current practices and evidence based recommendations for treating GYN with Brachytherapy, a trip down memory lane to see the evolution of GYN planning, recent medical affairs data, commissioning practices , tips and tricks for planning GYN treatment’s with Oncentra Brachy and some interesting case studies. More details to follow.

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Winery, Surry Hills

Welcome Reception, The Winery, Surry Hills

Friday 16 February 2018

8:00 am – 8:10 am

Oxford Room

Welcome Address

Welcome address, Claire Dempsey, ABG ASM Convenor

Bronwyn Matheson, ABG President

8:15 am – 9:30 am

Oxford Room

Review of Australian and New Zealand brachytherapy practices for cervical cancer

Claire Dempsey
Senior Medical Physicist, University of Newcastle

TRAK as a patient-specific QA tool in gynaecological cancer brachytherapy

Felix Bockelmann
Medical Physics Specialist , RSNH

GYN case studies

Ewa Juresic
Radiation Therapy Consultant, Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre

A Single Institution Review of Brachytherapy for Malignancies of the Vagina, Vulva and Urethra using Customised Mould Applicators and Interstitial Needles

Emily Flower
Senior Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist , Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead

A dosimetric comparison of cervical brachytherapy plans with and without HR-CTV and OAR volumes using MRI

Sylvia Hanna
Charge Brachytherapist Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre,

Telephone Follow-up after High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Gynaecological Cancers

Jodi Waugh
Radiation Therapist/ Clinical Specialist Brachytherapy, Calvary Mater Newcastle Department of Radiaton Oncology

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Oxford Room

A randomised trial of non-selective versus selective adjuvant therapy in high risk apparent stage 1 endometrial cancer.

STATEC trial (A/Prof Alison Brand – Director of Gynaecological Oncology, Westmead Hospital and Chair of ANZGOG

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Crown Room and Exhibition Area

Morning Tea

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Oxford Room

3D dose distribution uncertainties when combining EBRT with brachytherapy in cervical cancer

Dr Bradley Pieters, Head of Brachytherapy Department at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Oxford Room

Current Status of Treatment Verification in HDR Brachytherapy: A report from the 1st ESTRO Physics Workshop

Ryan Smith
Senior Medical Physicist, Alfred Health Radiation Oncology

Wireless MOSkin Dosimetry for In-vivo Rectal Monitoring during HDR Prostate Brachytherapy

Dean Cutajar
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong

BrachyView: verification of LDR brachytherapy patient plans

Taylah Brennen
PhD Student, University of Wollongong

Implementing a Dose Verification Program for HDR Plans

Samane Golmakani
Medical Physicist , Alfred Health Radiation Oncology, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, 3004 VIC, Australia

Post-Upgrade Verification of the Variseed Treatment Planning System for LDR Prostate Brachytherapy (Version 8.0.2 to 9.0.1)

Mahsheed Sabet
Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Registrar, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Dosimetric validation of the AgX-100 I-125 seeds for ROPES eye plaques brachytherapy

Claire Pagulayan
Medical Physics Registrar, Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Crown Room and Exhibition Area

Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Patient Safety – Luck or Skill?

Oxford Room

Patient Safety – Luck or Skill?

Susan Richardson
Medical Physicist, Swedish Cancer Institute

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Oxford Room

Commissioning a Varian Leipzig-style applicator for HDR brachytherapy

Paul Reich
Medical Physicist, Royal Adelaide Hospital

Commissioning of a Freiburg Flap for large superficial contact treatments

Andrew Howie
Senior Medical Physics Specialist, St George Hospital Cancer Care Centre

Commissioning of Flexitron HDR Unit and Gynaecology Applicators

Emma Dyce
ROMP registrar, Prince of Wales Hospital, University of Wollongong

Detecting source position discrepancies/inconsistencies during commissioning of a Venezia applicator

Simon Downes
Chief Physicist, Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick NSW

Multi Channel Vaginal Applicator: Commissioning and a novel optimisation method

Emma Dyce
ROMP registrar, Prince of Wales Hospital, University of Wollongong

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Crown Room and Exhibition Area

Afternoon Tea

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Oxford Room

Advancing techniques and technology in modern brachytherapy

Dr Bradley Pieters, Head of Brachytherapy Department at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Oxford Room

What’s new in the world of brachytherapy

Dr Mira Keyes

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Oxford Room

ABG Annual General Meeting

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf

Conference Dinner

Saturday 17 February 2018

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Oxford Room

Student Workshop: Preparing for brachytherapy exams

Simon Downes and Susan Richardson

8:00 am – 8:05 am

Oxford Room

Welcome (Claire Dempsey, ABG ASM Convenor)

8:05 am – 9:30 am

Oxford Room

Seed Masterclass

Presentation 1 – Dr David Malouf, Urologist

Presentation 2 – Dr Mira Keyes, University of British Columbia

Presentation 3 – Dr Mira Keyes, University of British Columbia

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Oxford Room

Prostate brachytherapy and the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry

Prof Jeremy Millar

Radiation Oncologist, Alfred Health Radiation Oncology

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Crown Room and Exhibition Area

Morning Tea

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Oxford Room

Risk based implementation of real-time HDR prostate brachytherapy quality management

Joel Poder
Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Specialist, St George Cancer Care Centre

A Comparison of Individual and Average Catheter Displacement Correction for Prostate HDR Brachytherapy Boost: An Initial Analysis.

Benjamin Hindson
Radiation oncologist , Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service

Epworth Radiation Oncology Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy Program

Thang Nguyen
Radiation Therapist, Epworth Radiation Oncology

An Insight into 4D Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer: A Pilot Study

Emma Fitzgerald
Radiation Therapist, Epworth Radiation Oncology

Focal brachytherapy for prostate cancer: our experience so far

Thang Nguyen
Radiation Therapist, Epworth Radiation Oncology

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Oxford Room

Focal Irreversible Electroporation as salvage treatment for prostate cancer: A prospective pilot study FIRE

A pilot study evaluating focal irreversible electroporation as treatment for participants with recurrent prostate cancer after radiotherapy. FIRE study,

Dr John Chang

Urology Fellow, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Crown Room and Exhibition Area

Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Oxford Room

The Great Debate (SBRT IS THE NEW BRACHYTHERAPY)

A/Prof Jarad Martin, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital

VS

Dr Joseph Bucci, St George Hospital

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Oxford Room

Brachytherapy at the Royal Adelaide Hospital 2017 – an RT perspective

Lyndal Newmarch
Senior Radiation Therapist, Royal Adelaide Hospital

Application of 3D printed surface mould for skin cancer brachytherapy

Adam Yeo
Senior Medical Physicist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre & RMIT University

Skin Brachytherapy using Freiburg flap: A UK perspective

Lynsey Hamlett
ROMP, Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Treatment plan dosimetric impact after catheter stretch during multi-catheter interstitial breast brachytherapy

Shelley Pearson
Radiation Therapist , Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre

Optically stimulated luminescent dosimetry for skin dose verification in breast brachytherapy

Claire Dempsey
Senior Medical Physicist, University of Newcastle

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Crown Room and Exhibition Area

Afternoon Tea

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Oxford Room

Focal therapy for prostate cancer

Dr Bradley Pieters, Head of Brachytherapy Department at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Oxford Room

Presentations and Wrap Up