December 14-16, 2017

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 5th VUmc symposium on Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). SABR has rapidly become an essential component of modern radiation oncology. Knowledge and/or availability of SABR will be essential for all multidisciplinary teams. There are also some new developments in SRS. The use of MRI-guidance during SABR with real-time adaptation will be a new topic at the symposium.

There are many symposia and conferences on SABR and SRS. Why should you attend this one?
The faculty for this symposium includes national and international experts who look forward to sharing their clinical experience with you. In a special session, the experience and potential of stereotactic MRI-guided adaptive radiotherapy (SMART) for various indications will be discussed. The formal talks will emphasize a structured approach for assessing and treating suitable patients. In keeping with the practice-oriented nature of this course, a series of cases will be presented during interactive practical sessions illustrating low- and high-risk scenarios and also giving examples of where SABR was not performed. For each clinical case, choice of pre-treatment imaging, treatment planning constraints, delivery techniques, and in-room imaging will be highlighted.

This symposium is designed for clinicians, physicists and radiotherapy technologists who are either setting up a stereotactic program, those who want an update on latest developments and those who wish to implement SRS or SABR for more complex and challenging cases or new indications. The practical nature of the course will also benefit residents, physicists-in-training and employees of health-care firms. There will be a number of dedicated sessions for radiation technologists as well.

We look forward to welcoming you to this symposium in Amsterdam, a city which has the highest museum density
in the world and is home to many cultural highlights!

Yours sincerely,

Ben Slotman
Professor and Chair