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3rd Heidelberg Symposium on Novel Techniques in Ion Beam Radiotherapy

Topic 2018: “Visions for Ion Beam Radiotherapy Beyond 2030”

organized under the auspices of the Heidelberg Institute of Radiation Oncology (HIRO), together with the International Scientific Forum (IWH - see below)

15.-17. October 2018 in Heidelberg

Local Organizers

Prof. Dr. Oliver Jäkel
Dr. Mark Bangert
Dr. Kristina Giske
Prof. Dr. Christian Karger
Dr. Maria Martisikova
Prof. Dr. Joao Seco
Dr. Simone Barthold-Beß

Venue: International Scientific Forum in Heidelberg Downtown


Hauptstrasse 242
D-69117 Heidelberg
This symposium is an IWH Symposium.


Program pdf - new version!
Medicine: Advantage of helium over other ions
Treatment strategies: The role of particles for combination therapy
Radiobiology: Ion beam RT: How to deal with the RBE in the future?
Image guidance:

   Inter- and intrafractional changes in different body regions

   Anatomical tracking using MR and ion radiography

   Beam tracking in the patient using prompt secondary radiation

Information technologies: Influence of new IT technologies on ion radiotherapy



About 60 participants

Oral presentations: each session has 2 talks (25+5 min) followed 30 min discussion

Poster presentations: dedicated to students - both Master and PhD

                                                   The best poster will be selected by the participants and awarded by 300 Euro.

Confirmed speakers

R. Amos (London, UK)
S. Combs (Munich, Germany)
J. Debus (Heidelberg, Germany)
W. Enghardt (Dresden, Germany)
P. Evans (Surrey, UK)
P. Fossati (MedAustron, Austria)
C. Karger (Heidelberg, Germany)
A. Knopf (Groningen, Netherlands)
V. Patera (Rome, Italy)
J. Poleszczuk (Warsaw, Poland)
J. Seco (Heidelberg, Germany)
M. Scholz (Darmstadt, Germany)
M. Schwarz (Trento, Italy)
B. Sorensen (Aarhus, Denmark)
T. Skripcak (Dresden, Germany)

G. Valdes (San Francisco, USA)


To register please fill this registration form and send it to
Registration deadline: 31st August 2018.
We have a few remaining free places, which will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Registration fee: 300 Euro / Master and PhD students 260 Euro /
includes an abstract book, 5 coffee breaks, 3 lunches, symposium dinner
and 19% value-added tax on the board cost.
After submitting the registration form we will provide you with the account number for transferring of the registration fee.
If you would like to take an accompanying person with you for the dinner, please contact the organizers.

Abstract submission

We kindly ask our invited speakers to send their abstracts to not later than 31th July 2018, preferably in Word. Please indicate your affiliation and do not exceed 500 words in the abstract body.


We have prebooked room contingents in two hotels for 14.10.-17.10:
  • B&B Hotel Heidelberg (offer valid until 15.9.): for 61 Euro per night + breakfast 8.5 Euro per day
  • Hotel Bayrischer Hof: (offer valid until 14.9.): Superior Double room for single use 179.00 Euro exkl. breakfast
If you are interested, please ask for the booking code at


For participants arriving by plane in Frankfurt, we recommend to use TLS (Transfer & Limousine Service): for further information and booking please see:
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Heidelberg!
If we can be of any help for you, please let us know:

Accredited by:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Physik

(17 points)

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