25th Annual Scientific Meeting
of the Australasian Brachytherapy Group
Rydges Esplanade Hotel Fremantle WA, 3-5 March 2016

ABG 2016 PROGRAMME

Correct as at 1st February but subject to change

Thursday 03 March 2016

11:00 am - 11:40 am

11:40 am - 11:50 am

Pleiades Room

Spectroscopic dosimetry in eye plaque brachytherapy QA

Alannah Kejda
Masters Student, Centre of Medical Physics, University of Wollongong

11:50 am - 12:00 pm

Pleiades Room

10-year outcomes using low-dose rate brachytherapy for localised prostate cancer: An update to the first Australian experience

Craig Wilson
Radiation Oncology Registrar, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Latest Developments in Prostate Brachytherapy

Dr Michael Zelefsky

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Pleiades Room

Image Guided Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer: the GEC ESTRO and EMBRACE initiatives

Peter Hoskin
Professor , Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood UK

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2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

4th Oncentra Brachytherapy ANZ Users Meeting

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation - a non inferior option with very PROMISing results

2:30pm - INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOME
Mr Peter Douglas, Managing Director, Nucletron Pty Limited, Sydney

2:35pm - WHAT IS APBI? RATIONALE AND TECHNIQUES, IMPLEMENTATION
Dr Yaw Chin, Radiation Oncologist, St George Cancer Care Centre, Sydney
A/Prof. Peter Graham, St George Cancer Care Centre, Sydney

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

4th Oncentra Brachytherapy ANZ Users Meeting continues

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation - a non inferior option with very PROMISing results

3:45pm - GEC ESTRO PHASE III TRIAL FOR APBI - INCLUDING QUESTION AND ANSWER TIME
Prof. Vratislav Strnad, Head of Division Interventional Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany

4:15pm - PLANNING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR APBI - TIPS AND TRICKS
Mr Andrew Howie, Senior Medical Physicist, St George Cancer Care Centre, Sydney, Australia

4:30pm - PRE PLANNING AND CARE OF THE PATIENT DURING TREATMENT
Mrs Kristine Schreiber, Brachytherapy Radiation Therapist, St George Cancer Care Centre, Sydney, Australia

4:45pm - CLINICAL EVIDENCE SUPPORTING ACCELERATED PARTIAL BREAST IRRADIATION
Dr Susan Springer, Manager Medical Affairs, Elekta Veenendaal, The Netherlands

5:00pm - COLLAPSED CONE CALCULATION FOR APBI. WHAT IS THE IMPACT?
Ryan Smith, Senior Medical Physicist, William Buckland Radiotherapy Centre, Melbourne, Australia

5:15pm - CLOSING REMARKS
Ms Kirsten Bell, Oncology Product Specialist and Mr Peter Douglas, Managing Director, Nucletron Pty Limited

Friday 04 March 2016

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Pleiades Room

Uncertainty analysis for HDR 192Ir Sources

Larry DeWerd
Professor, University of Wisconsin

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8:45 am - 9:30 am

Role of Multiparamteric MRI in the Treatment Selection and Management of Patients Treated with Prostate Radiotherapy

Prof Michael Zelefsky

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Pleiades Room

Defining tumour volumes from multiparametric MRI for focal brachytherapy using machine learning techniques

Yu Sun
PhD student, The University of Melbourne

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Pleiades Room

Sentinel lymph node identification in prostate cancer using gallium-68 PET/CT – an update.

Jacki Doughton
Radiation Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Conformal Brachytherapy, Primary Control and Survival in Cervix Cancer Patients

A/Prof Narayan

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Pleiades Room

Interstitial High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy with Open Laparotomy for Gynaecological Cancer

Ming Yin Lin
Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

11:30 am - 11:45 am

Pleiades Room

Is CT planning required for Vaginal Vault Brachytherapy?

Hema Vaithianathan
Senior Medical Physicist, Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Voctoria 3084

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11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Pleiades Room

Clinical outcomes of ultrasound and MRI guided intracavitary brachytherapy for cancer of the cervix: The Peter Mac experience

Sylvia Van Dyk
Charge Brachytherapist, Radiation Therapy Services, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Role of HD Stereotactic Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Localised Prostate Cancer

Prof Michael Zelefsky

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Pleiades Room

Single fraction High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Boost for Intermediate and High Risk Prostate Cancer: Update of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Experience

Raghu Gowda
Radiation Oncologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Pleiades Room

Oesophagus, rectum, bile duct, vascular – brachy for bits (and pieces)

Peter Hoskin
Professor , Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood UK

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2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Pleiades Room

Paediatric peri-operative high dose rate brachytherapy for relapsed Wilms tumour using a 3D Freiburg flap applicator

Wayne Smith
Snr Radiation Therapist, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Care Centre Westmead

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3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Pleiades Room

Intraoperative radiotherapy for early breast cancer – a look at Perth patients

David Joseph
Radiation Oncologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

Pleiades Room

Process control for quality indices of HDR prostate brachytherapy plans

Jonathon Lee
Medical Physics Registrar, Canberra Hospital

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3:55 pm - 4:05 pm

Pleiades Room

A survey of high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy practice in Australia and New Zealand, 2012-2013, including a multi-department treatment planning exercise

Jane Van Nieuwenhuysen
Radiation Therapist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

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4:05 pm - 4:15 pm

Pleiades Room

The implementation of interstitial needles in tandem and ovoid delivered cervical brachytherapy in a tertiary referral centre

Chelsie O'Connor
Clinical Research Fellow, Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres, Ingham Research Institute, UNSW

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Saturday 05 March 2016

8:15 am - 9:00 am

4D Brachytherapy and the RSCH Implant Experience

Prof Stephen Langley

9:00 am - 9:30 am

New Developments / Directions in LDR Brachytherapy

Prof Robert Laing

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Point - Counter Point

PCP Seeds vs Surgery

Dr John Yaxley

Prof Stephen Langley

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Pleiades Room

Use of gold fiducial markers to assist LDR post-implant dosimetry

David Waterhouse
Senior Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

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11:00 am - 11:30 am

Transperineal Prostate Biopsy

Prof Stephen Langley

11:30 am - 11:45 am

Pleiades Room

BrachyView: Real-time quality assurance for seed localisation in LDR Brachytherapy.

Saree Alnaghy
PhD Student, University of Wollongong

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Sirius Room

In vivo dosimetry of the rectal wall in HDR brachytherapy procedures using MOSkin dosimeters and a new method of MOSkin recalibration

Anna Romanyukha
PhD student, University of Wollongong

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Pleiades Room

HDR Monotherapy for Prostate – down to one fraction

Peter Hoskin
Professor , Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood UK

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1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Pleiades Room

Single Fraction High-dose-rate Brachytherapy as Monotherapy in Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer: Early Outcomes: The Royal Adelaide Hospital Experience

Raghu Gowda
Radiation Oncologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital / FRANZCR

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Pleiades Room

Determination of the air-kerma strength for HDR 192Ir Sources

Larry DeWerd
Professor, University of Wisconsin

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2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Pleiades Room

Non-destructive, high resolution determination of source dwell positions in HDR brachytherapy gynaecological applicators

Rick Franich
Professor of Medical Physics, School of Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Pleiades Room

An update of clinical treatment delivery verification of HDR prostate brachytherapy at Alfred Health

Ryan Smith
Medical Physicist, Alfred Health Radiation Oncology

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3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Pleiades Room

Ex vivo assessment of in vivo tissue repair during intraoperative breast radiotherapy

Martin Ebert
Director of Physics Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

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3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Pleiades Room

Towards 1000 HDR prostate boost treatments at SCGH, 2002-2015.

David Waterhouse
Senior Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

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4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Pleiades Room

Focal brachytherapy: from theory to clinical practice

Annette Haworth
Physicist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and 2Sir Peter Mac Department of Oncology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Brachytherapy vs SBRT vs Protons

Peter Hoskin
Professor , Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood UK

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