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International Proton Therapy Educational Program

Date: 2018-11-02
Venue: ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, Chennai

The “First International Proton Therapy Educational program” is being jointly organised by Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PTCOG) and Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC) at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, India on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2018. All across the developed world, Proton therapy is considered as the most advanced and targeted cancer treatment due to its superior dose distribution and minimal side effects.

Program Highlights:

  • Plenary talks from internationally recognized experts in Proton therapy.
  • Educational Sessions providing comprehensive overview of physics, technology, and clinical practices as it relates to particle therapy, from its origins to current day modern technologies.
  • Reception and networking opportunities among colleagues.
  • Facility tour at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC).

In the last 2 and half decades, Apollo Cancer Centres have been providing evidence based comprehensive cancer care service to millions of patients from across 100 countries by improvising cutting edge-technology that is driven by a team of renowned and dedicated professionals of international repute. Apollo has always been the front runner in bringing the latest technology to the country. Continuing the legacy of providing the best treatment options available in the world within the reach of everyone, Apollo is launching the 1st Proton therapy facility in South East Asia, a major milestone in our concerted focus to battle and conquer cancer. A beacon of hope for over 3.5 billion people, the advanced Proton therapy at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai is complemented by a fully integrated comprehensive treatment suite that offers the most advanced organ specific personalized treatment procedures crafted by organ specific disease management team comprising of Surgical, Radiation and Medical Oncology.

Organising Committee:

  • Dr Jay Flanz PTCOG Chairman Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.
  • Ulf Håkan Nyström Organizing secretary Danish centre for Particle therapy
  • Dr Rakesh Jalali Medical Director Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai
  • Dr Dayananda Sharma Head Medical Physics Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai
  • Mr John Chandy Vice President Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai

International Faculty

  • Jay Flanz, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
  • Eugen Hug, MD MedAustron, Austria
  • Håkan Nyström, PhD Danish Centre for Particle Therapy, Denmark
  • Niek Schreuder, PhD Provision Center for Proton Therapy, USA
  • Petra Witt Nyström, MD Danish Centre for Particle Therapy, Denmark & The Skandion Clinic, Sweden
  • Minish Mehta Baptist Health, South Florida
  • Tony Lomax, PhD Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
  • Ramesh Rengan, MD Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Damien Weber, MD Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland


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