== SEETRO 2019 ==

== 4th Congress of South and East Europe Technology in Radiation Oncology ==

== 4th-6th October 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia ==

City Hotel Ljubljana, Slovenia



City Hotel Ljubljana

Dalmatinova 15


SEETRO is the Regional Congress for RTTs (Radiation Technologists / Radiation TherapisTs) in the South and East European region, in cooperation with the wider European RTT community.

The initiative for this Congress as a regional cooperation between countries came out as a positive feedback from the ESTRO / IAEA Train the Trainers project called: „Best Practice in Radiation Oncology – A Course to Train RTT Trainers“. South and Eastern European countries that participated in this initiative developed a series of locally organised courses, which in time through collaboration between these countries grew and finally resulted in a collaborative Regional concept of professional meeting. The first Regional Congress of RTTs (Radiation Technologists/Radiotherapists) was held in Belgrade (Serbia) in 2013, and was a huge success. Two years later it was followed by the SEETRO 2015 that was held in Zagreb (Croatia), widening the number of participants to eight countries. Last year, Sofia (Bulgaria) was the host of SEETRO 2017 which grew to 13 participating countries and covered a considerable number of scientific and professional topics. We believe that through the next Congress and many to come, we will carry on with the enthusiasm, cooperation and professional development that has so far proven to be a great experience.

JOIN US IN 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Below you can find the programme for the 4th SEETRO Congress.


ADVANCED PRACTICE IN RADIOTHERAPY- roles and responsibilities of the RTT’s

Friday, 4.10.

11.00 – 13.30          Registration

13.30 – 14.00         Opening ceremony

14.00 – 14.30         Keynote Jaka Jakopič: sportsman, writer and cancer survivor



14.30 – 15.40

Chair: A.Oklješa Lukič (SL)

Chair: V. Karadža (HR)

14.30 – 14.50          M. Mlekuž (RTT): Segment gradient based technique for craniospinal irradiation with VMAT(SI)

14.50 – 15.10          A. Polšak (MF): Review of biggest radiotherapy accidents and what can we learn from them(SI)

15.10 – 15.40          M. Vejda (VARIAN): Varian Strategy and Portfolio News

15.40 – 16.10          COFFE BREAK


PATIENT CARE (RT of children, claustrophobic patients, information to patients, psychology)

16.10 – 17.20

Chair: I.Čurić (RS)

Chair: I. Payanova (BG)

16.10 – 16.40         Yohei Watanabe – Global Product Manager Radiation Oncology, Siemens Healthineers:

                                  New world of CT simulation – scientific update

16.40 – 17.00          M. Coffey (Adjunct Associate Prof.): ESTRO lecture – The RTT

                                  role in patient care (IRL)

17.00 – 17.20          V. Žager  Marciuš (PhD RTT): The role of radiation therapists

                                  in patients with claustrophobia in radiotherapy (SI)

17.20 – 17.50          E. Barini (ELEKTA): Elekta Unity driving MR/RT

18.00                        WELCOME DRINK


Saturday, 5.10.



9.00 – 10.30

Chair: V. Žager Marciuš (SL)

Chair: M. Leech (IR)

9.00 – 9.20              E. Alukič (RTT): University radiography courses in Slovenia (SI)

9.20 – 9.40              J. Stevanović (RTT): Improvment of university student skills by simulation exercise (RS)

9.40 – 10.00            M. Coffey (Adjunct Associate Prof.): ESTRO lecture – Educating the RTT of the future (IRL)

10.00 – 10.30          C. Huang (VARIAN): A Shared Vision for the Future of Adaptive Care

10.30 – 10.50          COFFE BREAK


SRS, SRT, SBRT (protocols, imobilisation,verification)

10.50 – 12.10

Chair: D. Ciprić (HR)

Chair: M. Coffey (IRL)

10.50 – 11.10          Đ.Harmicar (RTT): New possibilities and indications in intracranial

                                 metastatic diseases – neuroradiosurgery (SRS)(HR)

11.10 – 11.30          A. Şafek (RTT): Motion management in prostate SBRT (TR)

11.30 – 11.50          G. Firtina (RTT): Motion management for lung cancers using

                                 cyberknife robotic radiosurgery device (TR)

11.50 – 12.10          S. Gašpar (RTT): “Calypso extracranial tracking” system in radiosurgery (HR)

12.10 – 13.10          LUNCH

IMAGING IN PLANING PROCESS (CT, MR, PETCT,setup and imobilisation)

13.10 – 14.30

Chair: A. Kostovski (BA)

Chair: M. Jeraj (SL)

13.10 – 13.40          M. Leech (Associate Prof.): ESTRO lecture  – Positioning and immobilisation – the key to

                                  a quality treatment plan and a successful treatment (IRL)

13.40 – 14.00          A.Jovanovska, I.Payanova, A.Hristova (RTT): Aplication of PET/CT in radiothetapy treatment planning

                                  for linear accelerator halcyon (BG)

14.00 – 14.20          E. Erge (RTT): The superiority of 4D CT imaging to conventional CT imaging (TR)



14.30 – 16.20

Chair: A. Safek (TR)

Chair: D. Dostal (SL)

14.30 – 14.50          R. Ljubijankić, E. Kuduzović (RTT): Ultrasound urinary bladder volume control

                                 during radiotherapy of gyneco urological cancers (SI)

14.50 – 15.10          I. Ranić, K. Šnjarić (RTT): Proper radiotherapy treatment preparation

                                 for prostate cancer patients (HR)

15.10 – 15.30          E. Al-Khazae, M. Han (RTT) : Comparison between two different techniques of patient positioning

                                 for prostate cancer image-guided radiation (HR)

15.30 – 15.50          A. Petković, V.Bišof, J. Bibić  (RTT) : Determination of prostate margins in clinical practice (HR)

15.50 – 16.20          M. Wenke (RaySearch): Machine Learning & Analytics at RaySearch

16.20 – 16.40          COFFE BREAK



 16.40 – 18.00

Chair: J. Stevanović (RS)

Chair: L. Ilijev (BG)

16.40 – 17.00          D. Drljača (RTT): Implementation of VMAT/SIB with extended volumes in

                                  gyn malignancies, RTT`S role (BA)

17.00 – 17.20          A. Kostovski (RTT): Practical implementation of DIBH radiotherapy in treatment

                                  of left sided breast carcinoma, RTTS point of view (BA)

17.20 – 17.40          H.S Yaman (RTT): Optical surface tracking system (TR)

17.40 – 18.00          D. Cvijić, P. Zebec (RTT): Is it possible to reduce radiation dose to the heart

                                  on left-sided breast cancer patients using existing equipment? (SI)

20.00                      OFFICIAL DINNER


Sunday, 6.10.


WORKSHOPS (Department of Radiotherapy, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana)


On site live demo presentations – from 9.30am – 12am:

  1. M. Jeraj (RTT): Breast radiotherapy – special techniquess (PA breast support and motion management with ABC) (SI)
  2. L. Madureira, R. Postma: CIVCO Frameless Stereotactic Radiotherapy
  3. S. Baldwin, T. Swayne: Qfix Encompass Frameless SRS Solution
  4. M. Vejda, C. Huang: HyperArc workshop


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