Draft program as at 28 November 2017

Subject to change without notice

Thursday 15th February

9:00am – 12:00pm

Varian User’s 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.

1:00pm – 4:30pm

6th Oncentra Brachy User Group Meeting

Focus on Gynaecological Brachytherapy DownUNDER

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Welcome Reception

 The Winery, Surrey Hills

Friday 16th February

 8:00am – 8:30am

 Welcome Address

Invited Speaker (National)

Presentation (TBC)

 8:30am – 9:30am Parallel Session: GYN (including national guest speaker and proffered papers)
Parallel Session: Student research
 9:30am – 10:00am MORNING TEA
 10:00am – 11:00am

 International keynote speaker presentation

 Dr Bradley Pieters

Invited speaker (National)

Presentation (TBC)

 11:00am – 12:00pm Parallel Session: Dose verification in brachytherapy
Parallel Session: Patient Care
 12:00pm – 12:30pm

 International keynote speaker

 Dr Susan Richardson

 12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH
 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Invited speaker (National)

Proffered papers (Case studies)

 3:00pm – 3:30pm AFTERNOON TEA
 3:30pm – 4:30pm

 International keynote speaker presentation

 Dr Bradley Pieters

International keynote presentation

 Dr Susan Richardson 

 4:30pm – 5:30pm ABG Annual General Meeting
 7:00pm – 11:00pm


L’ Aqua, Cockle Bay

 Saturday 17th February

 7:30am – 8:00am

Student workshop: Preparing for brachytherapy exams

Invited speakers including Dr Susan Richardson 

 8:00am – 9:30am



Invited speaker (National)

Presentation (PROSTATE)

International keynote speaker presentation

 Dr Mira Keyes 

 9:30am – 10:30am Proffered Papers (PROSTATE)
10:30am – 11:00am MORNING TEA
 11:00am – 12:30pm

International keynote speaker presentation

Dr Susan Richardson

The Great Debate (Topic to be confirmed)

 12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH
  1:30pm – 3:00pm


Vendors offered opportunity to present new and interesting commercial products

Proffered Papers

  3:00pm – 3:30pm AFTERNOON TEA
  3:30pm – 5:00pm

International keynote speaker presentation  (Dr Mira Keyes)

International keynote speaker presentation (Dr Bradley Pieters)

Presentations and Wrap Up