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AROI ESTRO

Head & Neck Teaching Course

The 2nd AROI-ESTRO Head & Neck Teaching Course is scheduled to take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2024 at MIOT International, Chennai, India. This course aims to provide recent updates and state-of-the-art knowledge regarding the management of Head & Neck Cancers, focusing particularly on Oropharynx and Nasopharynx Cancers. The event will feature lectures by faculty members from AROI and ESTRO, as well as distinguished local faculties, along with interactive contouring and treatment planning sessions.

Programme details

  • Date & Time : 6th to 8th June, 2024 | 8:30am – 6:00pm
  • Venue : Retreat Auditorium, MIOT International, Chennai
  • Who can attend : The course is aimed for the Radiation Oncologists/Medical Physicists, involved in management of head and neck cancers. One Clinician & One Medical Physicist from an institution are encouraged for team participation.
  • Registration: For registration, please call +91 98410 22366 or Register Online.
  • Limitations: Limited to only 120 participants, the last date for completion of registration shall be April 10th, 2024.
  • Important Note: AROI membership is mandatory for Indian Radiation Oncology participants. For membership please visit www.aroi.org or contact Dr. V. Srinivasan, Secretary General, AROI. Mob: +91 98410 22366 Email: secretaryaroi@gmail.com

Course Organisers

Dr. Sarbani Ghosh Laskar
Course Director, AROI

Dr. Jesper Grau Eriksen
Course Director, ESTRO

Dr. Rajesh Vashistha
Chair, AROI

Dr. Manoj Gupta
President, AROI

Dr. S.N. Senapati,
President Elect, AROI

Dr. V.Srinivasan
Secretary General, AROI

Course Faculty

ESTRO Faculty AROI / Local Faculty Guest Faculty
Christian Roenn Hansen Cessal Thomas Kainickal Mr Shrikant Kale MP
Daan Nevens Sarbani Ghosh Laskar Deepti Jain
Jesper Grau Eriksen Shaleen Kumar Bala Teja
  Ashwini Budrukkar  
  Sanjoy Chatterjee  
  K.S.Kirushna Kumar  
  V.Srinivasan  

Teachers

  • ESTRO : Jesper Grau Eriksen (JGE), Christian Roenn Hansen (CRH) and Daan Nevens (DN)
  • AROI : Sarbani Ghosh Laskar (SGL), Shaleen Kumar, Cessal T, Sanjoy Chatterjee

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

Date: 6th June 2024, Thursday

Time

Lecture

Speaker

08.45–09.10 Introduction AROI EB, Director MIOT, Local Dignitary, Jesper Grau Eriksen & Sarbani Ghosh Laskar
09.10–10.00 Landscape Oropharyngeal Cancer (OPSCC) in India and Europe(Incidence, etiology, etc.) Sanjoy Chatterjee (AROI)/ Daan Nevens (ESTRO)
10.00–10.30 Clinical work-up with focus on Imaging -Oropharyngeal cancer Cessal (AROI)
10.30–11.00 Coffee break
11.00–11.45 Imaging work-up in OPSCC– which, when, why Shaleen Kumar (AROI)
11.45–12.15 Biomarkers in OPSCC: HPV or p16 testing, methods Deepti Jain
12.15–12.45 Management of OPSCC – Is there a role for Surgery? Bala Teja
12.45–13.45 Lunch break
13.45–14.15 Management of OPSCC – What after Surgery? Sanjoy Chatterjee (AROI)
14.15-15.00 Radical Non-Surgical Options for OPSCC Jesper Grau Eriksen (ESTRO)
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.15 (RO parallel session) PORT –selection and delineation of target volumes Daan Nevens (ESTRO)
16.15-17.30 (RO parallel session) Discussion of FALCON homework delineation on PORT Jesper Grau Eriksen (ESTRO)
15.30-17.30 (MP parallel session) Principles of planning PORT OPSCC and discussion of plans from homework on EBRT Christian Roenn Hansen (ESTRO)
17.30–17.45 Summary of the day Sarbani Ghosh Laskar/ Jesper Grau Eriksen

Date: 7th June 2024, Friday

Time

Lecture

Speaker

08.30–08.45 Introductory Remarks Sarbani Ghosh Laskar/ Jesper Grau Eriksen
08.45–09.30 Can treatment be guided by HPV-status? Jesper Grau Eriksen (ESTRO)
09.30-10.00 Role of Brachytherapy in OPSCC Ashwini Budrukkar (AROI)
10.00–10.45 (RO parallel session) Primary RT – selection and delineation of target volumes Daan Nevens (ESTRO)
10.00–10.45 (MP parallel session) Principles of planning primary OPSCC and discussion of plans from homework on primary EBRT (Session1) Christian Roenn Hansen (ESTRO)
10.45–11.15 Coffee break
11.15–11.45 (RO parallel session) Discussion of FALCON homework delineation on primary RT Jesper Grau Eriksen (ESTRO)
11.15–11.45 (MP parallel session) Principles of planning primary OPSCC and discussion of plans from homework on primary EBRT (Session 2) Physicists
11.45–12.30 (RO parallel session) Discussion of FALCON homework delineation on Brachytherapy AROI
11.45-12.30 (MP parallel session) Principles of planning Brachytherapy and discussion of plans from homework on Brachytherapy AROI + ESTRO
12.30-14.00 Lunch break
14.00–14.45 The collaboration between oncologists and physicists in advanced EBRT techniques in OPSCC and NPC: treatment planning, IMRT, IMPT and IGRT Christian Roenn Hansen (ESTRO)
14.45–15.15 Systemic therapy for curative intent – when and how much? Dr.K.S.Kirushna kumar (AROI)
15.15–16.00 Follow-up of Oropharyngeal Cancer: – what to register, importance of HPV status, tobacco abuse, management of morbidity Sanjoy Chatterjee (AROI)
16.00–16.30 Coffee break
16.30–17.30 Multimodality palliative treatment of OPSCC Shaleen Kumar (AROI)
17.30–17.45 Summary of the day Sarbani Ghosh Laskar/ Jesper Grau Eriksen

Date: 8th June 2024, Saturday

Time

Lecture

Speaker

08.30-08.40 Introductory Remarks Sarbani Ghosh Laskar/ Jesper Grau Eriksen
08.40–09.05 Epidemiology of Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC) Cessal (AROI)
09.05-09.25 NPC in Europe Daan Nevens (ESTRO)
09.25–10.15 Imaging & Staging in NPC Cessal (AROI)
10.15-10.45 Coffee Break
10.45–11.15 Management of Early Stage NPC Sanjoy Chatterjee (AROI)
11.15-11.45 Management of locoregionally advanced NPC Sarbani Ghosh Laskar (AROI)
11.45-12.15 Systemic therapy in the Management of NPC Dr.K.S.Kirushna kumar (AROI)
12.15–13.00 (RO parallel session) Aspects of delineation for NPC – examples from FALCON homework AROI
12.15–13.00 (MP parallel session) Aspects of treatment planning for NPC – examples from FALCON homework Physicists
13.00–14.00 Lunch break
14.00–14.20 Role of Brachytherapy in NPC: Current status Sarbani Ghosh Laskar (AROI)
14.20-14.50 Management of Metastatic NPC Sarbani Ghosh Laskar (AROI)
14.50-16.00 Case discussions (OPSCC & NPC): 4 stations, 3 cases at each station, manned by AROI/ ESTRO Faculty
16.00-16.15 Coffee Break
16.15-17.45 Panel discussion (OPSCC, NPC, Recurrent OPSCC, NPC) Moderated by: AROI &ESTRO
(Sarbani Ghosh Laskar & Jesper Grau Eriksen)
17.45–18.00 Valedictory, Feedback Jesper Grau Eriksen, Sarbani Ghosh Laskar, AROI EB Participants

Course Overview

Target Group
The course is aimed at Radiation Oncologists/Medical Physicists involved in the management of head & neck cancers, including treatment and radiation therapy planning in their daily routine. It is designed for a basic understanding of evidence-based management and current updates in head and neck cancers, along with contouring and planning sessions to enhance their knowledge and IMRT/IGRT planning techniques. Participation by a group of Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist from a hospital/ institute is strongly recommended. A special discount on the registration fee has also been provided for this group.
Course Aim
This three-day course intends to enhance the knowledge of the participants in the management and treatment planning of Oropharynx and Nasopharynx cancers with contouring and treatment planning sessions
Course Content
  • Evidence based management of head and neck cancers: Oropharynx & Nasopharynx
  • Includes didactic lectures
  • Contouring and planning sessions on the treatment planning systems
  • Panel discussions on the management protocols
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, participants should be able to understand and be able to implement the management and learn advanced radiation therapy planning techniques in the treatment of Oropharynx &Nasopharynx, along with recent updates.
Teaching Methods
  • Didactic lectures, Countouring and hands on training in treatment planning of Oropharynx & Nasopharynx.
  • Panel discussions and interactive sessions

Registrations closed, for more information call +91 9841022366