Registration and abstract submission are now open! We look forward to your submissions and your registrations!

Registration: see here

Abstract Submission: see here

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We are happy to announce, that the 8th MR in RT Symposium in Heidelberg, which had to be cancelled in 2020, is now rescheduled for 2021. 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 at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, from Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st of April 2021. Heidelberg is well known for its unique combination of a romantic old town and a bustling science campus. It hosts the DKFZ - the biggest German biomedical research institute – likewise the oldest German university, established in 1386.

The fast technological development and the rapid clinical implementation of MRI in radiation therapy applications is currently one of 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, clinical directions and results will be presented.

Prior to the symposium (April 18th, 2021) we are preparing a Satellite Symposium 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. Furthermore, we will try to schedule a visit of the unique Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center (HIT) at Heidelberg University Hospital for a limited number of visitors.

We are well aware, that hosting such an event in 2021 might still be difficult, due to the rapidly evolving situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. For those, who might not be able to travel, we will therefore also offer online participation with interaction to on-site speakers and colleagues. Please be assured, that we are taking all possible measures, to make this event safe and effective for all participants. Nevertheless, we will plan also for a social program, which can contribute to build new and reinforce existing cooperation among the attendees in a relaxed atmosphere.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Heidelberg in 2021!

Scientific Committee

  • James Balter, University of Michigan, USA
  • Caroline Chung, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • Jürgen Debus, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
  • Stefan Dorsch, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
  • Gino Fallone, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Clarissa Gillmann, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
  • 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
  • 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
  • Niklas Wahl, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
  • Daniel Zips, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany

Program and Flyer

Our new flyer is now available here!

The program of the Satellite Symposium is available here!

The program of the 8th MR in RT Symposium 2021 will be online soon.

Dates and Deadlines

Our Satellite Symposium is scheduled for April 18th 2021. The 8th MR in RT Symposium 2021 will take place from April 19th to 21st 2021.

Our deadlines at a glance:

Registration for Satellite Symposium and the 8th MR in RT Symposium 2021:

  • Early Bird Registration opens on Sept. 22nd 2020.
  • Early Bird Registration closes on March 15th 2021.
  • Regular Registration closes on April 12th 2021.
  • Registration for students is open from Sept. 15th to April 12th 2021.
  • Registration for Dinner (taking place on Tuesday, April 20th 2021): from Sept. 15th to April 12th 2021
  • On-site Registraion (possibility depending on Covid-19 rules): April 18th to April 21st 2021


  • Call for abstracts opens on Sept. 22nd 2020
  • Call for abstracts closes on Nov. 25th 2020
  • Confirmation of abstracts end of January 2021
  • 1st program draft online on March 01st 2021


Registration is open! Please register here.

Fees and Travel Grants

Registration Area at Communication Center
© DKFZ/J. Jung

Our fees at a glance:

On-site Participation:

  • Early Bird Registration for Symposium: €340
  • Regular Registration for Symposium: €445
  • On-site Registration for Symposium (possibility depending on Covid-19 rules): €500
  • Registration for Students (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students: certificate required): €290
  • Early Bird Registration for Satellite Symposium: €80
  • Regular Registration for Satellite Symposium: €120
  • On-site Registration for Satellite Symposium (possibility depending on Covid-19 rules): €160
  • Registration for Students for Satellite Symposium: €65
  • Registration for Dinner on Tuesday, April 20th 2021: €69 (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!

Online Participation only:

  • Early Bird Registration for Online Participation of Symposium: €150
  • Regular Registration for Online Participation of Symposium: €180
  • Registration for Students (Bachelor's, Master's and PhD students: certificate required): €150
  • Registration for Online Participation of Satelitte Symposium: €50

Travel Grant for students
Depending on our final budget there are a few travel grants available to students (Bachelor's, Master's and PhD students) for accommodation and train / or plane ticket.

Please submit your application documents (Motivation Letter, tabular CV, including references (if applicable) and one recommendation letter) as ONE PDF by e-mail to mrinrthd@dkfz.de until February 01st 2021. Decision will be made end of February/beginning of March 2021. Once accepted, please register as student for the symposium as well as for the satelitte symposium.

Abstracts and Young Investigator

Poster Area and Main Entrance of Communication Center
© DKFZ/D. Anders

We cordially invite you to submit your abstracts for posters and oral presentation to the 8th MR in RT Symposium in Heidelberg 2021. 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 Guidelines 2021

Abstract submission is now open and closes on Nov. 25th 2020: Submit your abstracts here.

Furthermore, we are glad to announce two "Young Investigator Sessions" for oral presentations. Candidates who have already been selected for the Young Investigator Session in 2020 are asked to confirm their participation in 2021 by e-mail to mrinrthd@dkfz.de.

Candidates of 2021 will be pre-selected by the Scientific Committee. If you would like to apply for the "Young Investigator 2021" 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 2020.

2x First place: €1000

2x Second place: €500

2x Third place: €250


Communication Center (on the left) & DKFZ Main Entrance (on the right)
© DKFZ/T. Schwerdt

The Satellite Symposium and the 8th MR in RT Symposium will take place at the Communication Center at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany.


German Cancer Research Center
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
DE-69120 Heidelberg
Google Maps: http://maps.google.de/maps/place?cid=18408675077056235121&q=DKFZ

How to find the DKFZ? Please have a look on this website: https://www.dkfz.de/en/dkfz/anfahrt.html Because of the limited number of parking areas in the campus Neuenheimer Feld, it is recommended to arrive by public transport:

  • Bus no. 32 & 37, Bus-stop "Chirurgische Klinik"
  • Tramway no. 21 & 24, Tram station "Jahnstraße"

Travel Information and Accommodation

Heidelberg Castle, Old Bridge and Church of the Holy Spirit
© pixabay.com

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)


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:



Heidelberg Castle and Old Bridge
© pixabay.com

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

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Our Sponsoring Options are listed in this document: download "Sponsoring Options"

The Floor Plan is available here: download "Floor Plan"

Our exhibitor manual can be downloaded here: the document will follow soon

Fore 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:

Gold Sponsors

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


Philips Medical Systems MR Finland, Philips OY
Äyritie 4
FI-01511 Vantaa, Finland


RaySearch Germay GmbH
Friedrichstr. 154
DE-10117 Berlin


Silver Sponsors

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


Contact and Organization

Anna Moshanina, Marcel Schäfer, Dr. Simone Barthold-Beß
© dkfz.de

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

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Foundation under Public Law
Im Neuenheimer Feld 223
DE-69120 Heidelberg

The symposium is kindly supported by:

Accredited by:

Endorsed by:

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