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Welcome

It is our great pleasure to cordially invite you on behalf of the organizing and scientific committees to the 8th MR in RT Symposium. The meeting will take place in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, from Monday, May 25th to Wednesday, May 27th, 2020. Heidelberg is well known for its unique combination of a romantic old town and a bustling science campus. It hosts the biggest German biomedical research institute, the German Cancer Research Center and the oldest German university, established in 1386.

The fast technological development and the rapid clinical implementation of MRI for radiotherapy are currently the most exciting as well as most challenging developments in radiation oncology. With this science symposium we would not only like to bring together specialists from all involved disciplines, but also to foster a discussion about the scientific direction of the field. The latest developments in physics and technology of MR-guided radiotherapy as well as clinical directions and results will be presented.

Prior to the symposium (May 24th, 2020) we will organize a Satellite Symposium about "Dosimetry and QA in MR Guided Radiotherapy: from primary standards to clinical solutions" for a limited number of attendees to have a more in-depth look into some aspects of clinical procedures for QA and dosimetry at an MR-Linac. Additionally, we will schedule a visit to the unique proton-ion beam therapy center at Heidelberg University Hospital close to the satellite symposium for a limited number of visitors.

Finally, we hope that the social program can contribute to build new and reinforce existing cooperations among the attendees in a relaxed atmosphere.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Heidelberg in 2020!

Deadlines and Dates

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Deadlines

  • Registration opens: mid of Oct. 2019
    • Early Bird Registration: until March 15th 2020
    • Regular Online Registration: until May 18th 2020
    • On-site Registration: May 24th and 25th 2020
  • Abstract deadlines
    • Abstract Submission: December 16th 2019
    • Confirmation of abstracts: March 02nd 2020
  • First draft of program online: March 02nd 2020
  • Final program online: April 15th 2020

Dates

  • Satellite Symposium: Sunday, May 24th 2020
  • Symposium: Monday, May 25th until Wednesday, May 27th 2020

Scientific Committee

  • James Balter, University of Michigan, USA
  • Caroline Chung, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • Jürgen Debus, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
  • Gino Fallone, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Matthias Guckenberger, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  • Lauren Henke, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
  • Juliane Hörner-Rieber, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
  • Oliver Jäkel, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
  • David Jaffray, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • Christian Karger German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
  • Paul Keall, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Stine Korreman, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
  • Mark Ladd, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
  • Jan Lagendijk, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC), The Netherlands
  • Gary Liney, Ingham Institute, Applied Medical Research, Liverpool, Australia
  • Philipp Mann, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
  • Tufve Nyholm, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Uwe Oelfke, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
  • Parag Parikh, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan, USA
  • Marielle Phillipens, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC), Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Bas Raaymakers, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC), Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Ben Slotman, University Medical Center Amsterdam (UMC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Daniela Thorwarth, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany
  • Esther Troost, University Hospital Dresden, Germany
  • Vincenzo Valentini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
  • Uulke van der Heide, Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands
  • Daniel Zips, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany

Program

The program of the Satellite Symposium is available here (version of Oct. 18th 2019).

The first program draft of the Symposium (May 25th - May 27th 2020) is available here (version of Dec. 05th 2019).

The final program will be available in March 2020.

Fees and Travel Grants and Registration

Fees:

  • Early Bird Registration for Symposium (until March 15th 2020): €340
  • Regular Online Registration for Symposium (until May 18th 2020): €445
  • On-site Registration for Symposium (on May 24th and May 25th 2020): €500
  • Students (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students: certificate required; until May 18th 2020): €290
  • Regular Online Registration for Satellite Symposium (until May 18th 2020): €65
  • On-site Registration for Satellite Symposium (only on May 24th 2020): €100
  • Online Registration for Dinner on May 26th 2020 (until May 18th 2020): €55 (plus 19% VAT). On-site registration for dinner is not possible!

Please note: cash payments at on-site registration is not possible. On-site registration requires credit card or paypal!

Travel Grant for students

Depending on our final budget there will be a few travel grants available to students (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students) that will cover accommodation and train ticket and/or plane ticket.

Please submit your application (motivation letter, tabular CV, including references (if applicable) and one recommendation letter) as ONE PDF by e-mail to mrinrthd@dkfz-heidelberg.de until March 02nd 2020. Decision will be made till March 09th 2020. Once accepted, please register for the symposium and the satellite symposium.

Registration

Registration is now open. Please register here for the Satellite Symposium as well as for the 08th MRinRT Symposium.

Abstracts and Young Investigator

We cordially invite you to submit your abstracts for posters and oral presentation to the 8th MR in RT Symposium in Heidelberg 2020. We are looking forward to receive your contributions to the scientific program and would like to thank you in advance for your support!

Please download our abstract guidelines here.

Abstract submission is now open. Please click here for your abstract submissions.

Furthermore, we are glad to announce a "Young Investigator Session" for oral presentations on Tuesday, 26th 2020. Candidates will be pre-selected by the Scientific Committee and finally voted on-site by the audience. If you would like to apply for the "Young Investiator" please select the option when submitting your abstract.

Candidates should be registered students on Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level as well as Post-Docs with a PhD degree awarded after May 2019.

First place: €1000

Second place: €500

Third place: €250

Venue

The symposium will take place at halle02 GmbH & Co KG.

Address:

Zollhofgarten 2
69115 Heidelberg
https://www.google.com/maps/place/halle02

The halle02 is located approximately 400 m south-west of Heidelberg central station. Further information on how to get to halle02 can be found here: https://www.halle02.de/kontakt/ (website only available in German). Directions from central railway station to halle02: https://www.google.com/maps/walk/railway-halle02

Please notice that there is no reserved parking area.

Travel Information and Accommodation

Heidelberg is located in the South West of Germany and can easily be reached via train or plane. The closest airports are Frankfurt Airport or Stuttgart Airport.

By Train:

For information on train connections please visit https://www.bahn.com/en/. Your final destination should be “Heidelberg HBF” (meaning: Heidelberg Main Station)

By Plane to Frankfurt Airport:

If you are arriving by plane to Frankfurt Airport, there are several options for onward travel to Heidelberg:

By Plane to Stuttgart Airport:

If you are arriving by plane to Stuttgart Airport you should take the train via Stuttgart Main Station (Stuttgart HBF):

  • By train: https://www.bahn.com/en/
    As departure, please select “Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe”. Your final destination should be „Heidelberg HBF“ (meaning Heidelberg Main Station)

 Accommodation:

A list of hotels with special rates for our participants will be provided once successfully registered. Alternatively, you could also check the following website for more hotels:

https://www.heidelberg.de/english/Home/Visit/Accommodation.html

Sponsorship & Exhibition

The sponsoring options are listed in this document. The floor plan is available here.

For more details, please contact the local organizing team at mrinrthd@dkfz.de.

The symposium is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice: https://www.ethicalmedtech.eu/medtech-apps/cvs/view-event/EMT20425

Gold Sponsors

Elekta Instrument AB
P.O. Box 7593
SE 103 93 Stockholm, Sweden

www.elekta.com

RaySearch Germay GmbH
Friedrichstr. 154
DE-10117 Berlin

www.raysearchlabs.com

Silver Sponsors

PTW-Freiburg Physikalisch-Technische Werkstätten Dr. Pychlau GmbH
Lörracher Str. 7
DE-79115 Freiburg, Germany

www.ptw.de

Tourism

Heidelberg is a beautiful city located on the river Neckar in the German state of Baden-Württemberg in the south-west of Germany. It is famous for its university which was founded in 1386 and is therefore the oldest university in Germany; its castle which was built before 1214 and was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt in the course of time; its old town and much more.

To learn more about Heidelberg please visit https://www.heidelberg.de/hd,Len/300652.html

Contact and Organization

Anna Moshanina, Marcel Schäfer, Dr. Simone Barthold-Beß
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We are happy to help with any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us at mrinrthd@dkfz.de or give us a call at 0049-6221/42-3481.

Local Organizing Team

Dr. Simone Barthold-Beß
Anna Moshanina
Marcel Schäfer

The symposium is kindly supported by:

Accredited by:

Endorsed by:

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