There is significant momentum for proton beam acquisition and its usage worldwide. Proton beam therapy has established its niche in radiation oncology for cancer treatment due to its unique physical dose distribution with Bragg peak without delivering any exit dose beyond the range of the particle. In the USA there are currently 12 proton centers operating and several under construction. We see institutions operating various types of devices from multi-room to single room from cyclotron to synchrotron based units. Manpower issue in this field is critical at this stage due to lack of education and training. A broad scope (physics, biology and clinical) of education with comprehensive material is missing.
This 4.5 day Summer School will provide collective knowledge in the form of lectures from some of the best experts in world. Each registrant will also receive a newly published text book to include every aspect of proton beam therapy:
- clinical perspective
- treatment planning
- dose calculation
- motion management
- uncertainty in scattered and pencil beam scanning
- advance treatments such as SRS and IMPT