(Times listed below are in AEDT)

Thursday 10th February

9.00am Varian Brachytherapy Forum

11:30am Break

10th Elekta Brachytherapy User Group Meeting

4:00pm Break
4.45pm Welcome & Opening Address
Dr Andrej Bece

Interventional Session

What is the role for rectal brachytherapy in your practice?
A/Prof Mitchell Kamrava

Interstitial HDR Brachytherapy for liver tumours
Dr Stefanie Corradini

The role of surgery and brachytherapy in paediatric patients
Dr Andreas Schmidt

6:30pm Welcome Reception
Head over to the lounge to continue the discussion with our speakers & network with other attendees

Friday 11th February


Elekta Wellness Session
Corinne Blight from Limitless Fitness & Nutrition


Gynae Session 1 – Cervix Innovations

Novel Advances and Updates in the Management of Cervical Cancer
Prof Akila Viswanathan

How to perform an optimal implant for gynae brachytherapy: emphasis on 3D printing
A/Prof Primoz Petric

9.30am Break

H&N / Skin Session

Radiating Eyes: The MD Anderson Experience
Dr Amy Moreno

All targets great and small: A review of surface applicator Brachytherapy (SABT) to cover a wide range of complex superficial clinical targets
A/Prof Phillip Devlin

Proffered Paper
High dose rate customised surface mould brachytherapy to the hemi-face and neck for mycosis fungoides
Ms Rania Shams


Breast Session

How does accelerated partial breast brachytherapy fit in your practice?
A/Prof Mitchell Kamrava

Role of Intra Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) in the Management of Early Stage Breast Cancer
Dr Anil Kumar Sharma

Proffered Papers
Dosimetric comparison of 1.0 mm vs 2.5mm source step size in treatment plan quality of Breast brachytherapy
Mr Kunal Prajapati

Hypofractionated interstitial APBI dose verification using TLDs
Mr Andrew Howie

1:00pm Lunch Break

Elekta Sponsored Speaker

From Point A—Moving Forward Amid COVID Era
Dr Anna Maria Fineza-Dela Cruz

2:30pm Annual General Meeting of the Australasian Brachytherapy Group
All members welcome
3:00pm Break

Watch it grow – Education and Expansion

Brachytherapy training for low-middle income countries
A/Prof Claire Dempsey

Proffered Papers

Role Expansion- A Radiation Therapist Unique Experience
Mrs Huong Ho

Planting the seed of brachytherapy during RANZCR radiation oncology training–survey of brachytherapy training experience among current trainees and fellows
A/Prof Wee Ong

Performing under pressure: A credentialing program for brachytherapy plan quality control
Mr Tom Kupfer

Annual Quality assurance of brachytherapy applicators
Dr Hema Vaithianathan

5.00pm Speed Networking
Head over to the lounge for the opportunity to network

Saturday 12th February


Prostate Session

Sprouting Innovation – Harvesting the Past to Plan the Future: Focal Brachytherapy & Gel Spacing
A/Prof Peter Orio

Proffered Paper
Feasibility of multi-parametric MRI and PSMA PET image guided dominant intra-prostatic lesions boost during TRUS-based HDR prostate brachytherapy planning
Dr Joel Poder

9:00am Break

Plant the seed – Prostate Proffered Papers

Effect of rectal dosimetry on gastrointestinal toxicity outcomes in low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy with rectal spacing
Dr Yuan-Hong (Perry) Lin

Impact of hydrogel and hyaluronic acid rectal spacer on rectal dosimetry and toxicity outcomes in low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy
Dr Yuan-Hong (Perry) Lin

Feasibility of Real-time Adaptive High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy
Mr Dylan Koprivec

Trends in the use of Low Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy for prostate cancer in Australia over the past 20 year
Dr William Yaxley

10.30am Break

Gynae Session 2 – Global issues

Treating Gynecologic Cancer Patients using radiation in the COVID era
Prof Akila Viswanathan

HPV vaccination and impact on cervical cancer incidence
Dr Simon Hyde

Proffered Papers
Implementation of image-guided adaptive brachytherapy evidence-based planning aims, whilst changing brachytherapy systems: a retrospective dosimetric plan quality review
Miss Emily Flower

To Fill or Not to Fill: Designing an Adaptive Bladder Filling Procedure during Intracavitary Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer
Mrs Sharon Oultram

1.00pm Lunch Break
2.00pm Elekta Wellness Session
Corinne Blight from Limitless Fitness & Nutrition

Physics Session

Multi-criteria Optimization in Brachytherapy
Dr Luc Beaulieu

Automation for brachytherapy treatment planning and QA
Dr Christopher Deufel

Status of physics resident brachytherapy training in the US – where do we go from here?
Dr Susan Richardson

Radiation accidents and safety in brachytherapy. Practicing brachytherapy in a safer way!
Dr Tharmar Ganesh

Electromagnetic tracking in prostate and cervix HDR brachytherapy: from phantom experiments to first in patient measurements
Dr Inger-Karine Kolkman-Deurloo

Patient Care Session

The psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis and treatment
Ms Elise Wald

Sexual quality of life management and recovery for oncology patients; survivor and clinical perspectives
Tess Deveze

Supporting prostate cancer patients who undergo brachytherapy during COVID pandemic
Ms Elizabeth Pu

Our Superhero: The role of multidisciplinary care and inpatient unit support in the management of a cervical brachytherapy patient
Ms Michelle Beecher

5.00pm Closing Address

Program is subject to change.