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ESTRO 31 / World Congress of Brachytherapy

9 -13 May Barcelona, Spain

The joint congress is rapidly approaching and we are eager to heighten your sense of anticipation with some last minute information. There will be ample opportunity for all of you to expand your knowledge, develop your practice, and cultivate your network in an amicable and engaging setting!

Please note that online registration will close at 23.59 CET on 2 May 2012. After this date you may only register for the meeting at any of the onsite registration stations at the conference venue.

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Scientific Programme
We will bring to you a full range of fascinating teaching lectures, topics of the day, interdisciplinary sessions, look inside sessions, presidential symposia, award lectures, proffered papers, debates, poster discussions, and more...

Both congress abstract books are now available online!
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Use our searchable online programme for your convenience:
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Topics of the day
Teaching lectures, symposia and proffered papers will cover a same topic during the whole day. They can be specific to a discipline or involve several at the same time.
See the different topics >>>

Young Scientist Programme on Friday 11, May
In the morning we will be hosting sessions on how to design your study and on oncology safety. The lunch symposium will feature the theme of Education and Working around Europe, after which session on ESTRO's commitment to the younger generation will follow. The moving poster session and the dedicated reception, where you can socialise with your colleagues over a drink, will be the culmination of what promises to be an enjoyable day.
Read the interview given by the Young Track Co-Chairs >>>

Joint Sessions
Eight joint sessions will be co-hosted with our partnering Oncology Societies:

Poster Discussions
These interactive and fruitful discussions will take place in the poster area, daily from 10 to 12 May.

European Projects Sessions
Find out more about these European project sessions: MEDRAPET, ULICE, ARTFORCE, ANDANTE.

SEOR-ALATRO-SPRO Meeting on Wednesday, 9 May >>>
The Spanish, Portuguese and South American Societies will co-host a Spanish-language symposium on Prostate Cancer on Wednesday, 9 May, from 11:00 to 14:00.


Five Top-End Pre-Meeting Courses on Wednesday, 9 May >>> 
- How imaging innovations can optimise multidisciplinary tumour boards' choices (clinical course)
- Recent advances in brachytherapy physics
- What a physicist should consider before going into proton therapy
- Combining radiation with targeted therapies: concepts, opportunities and pitfalls
- The delineation of normal structures: practice and challenges (RTT course) FULLY BOOKED
You can still register for the few remaining spaces!
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Contouring Workshops >>>
There are only a few seats left for these highly effective workshops on breast, CNS and Gynae so do not delay your registration.
Send an email to register >>>


Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, 9 May at 18:00
The ceremony will be opened at 18:00 in the main auditorium by ESTRO President, Vincenzo Valentini. Dr Manel Esteller, our renowned keynote speaker, will talk to you about the medical applications of epigenetics in health and disease. And do not miss the innovative show from Pagagnini who will bring to life some of the most treasured musical pieces in the world in the key of comedy!

The evening will be crowned by a pleasant reception that will be held in the exhibition area.

Welcome Reception on Wednesday, 9 May as of 19:00
We will be delighted to welcome you to Barcelona at our special opening reception held as of 19:00 in the exhibition area, right after the opening ceremony. The 10.000 m² exhibition representing over 80 exhibitors will be formally opened, thus giving you the opportunity to discover the latest products and services within the RT and oncology field. The exhibition opens daily from Thursday 10 May to Saturday 12 May, between 9:30 and 17:00. All registered participants and accompanying persons can enter free of admission charge.

Poster Reception on Thursday 10 May, 18:00 
The 4 best posters, one per discipline, will be awarded during this reception hosted in the poster area as of 18.00. You will be treated to canapés and drinks whilst viewing 500 of the best posters.

ESTRO General Assembly on Saturday 12 May, 17:30 
This is the annual gathering for all ESTRO members where the society presents the financial report, provides an in-depth briefing on all its activities and developments, and introduces the 2013 award nominees. Special focus will be given to the outcome of the strategy meeting that took place last February; we will unveil ESTRO's reformulated vision for the future of the RT field and for the society itself.
The meeting will start at 17:30 in the main auditorium.
ESTRO members must ensure that their membership is in good standing order.
The complete meeting agenda can be viewed online >>>

Social Event on Saturday 12 May, 21:30
All delegates and registered accompanying persons are warmly invited to attend the ESTRO night in order to share a memorable evening together at Cupula Las Arenas. We look forward to welcoming you there at 21.30.


Internet Corners
Two internet corners will be available to all participants in the exhibition area during its opening hours.

A wireless internet area, located on the ground floor, will permit you to stay connected during congress hours.

You will be able to upload electronic posters to the ESTRO system onsite. These e-posters can be viewed at anytime during the conference via the dedicated stations that will be set-up; two e-poster corners will be located in the exhibition area and one will be housed in the poster area.

ESTRO Booth N°2900
Please stop by and visit us at our booth. We will be happy to provide you with the latest information on our future teaching courses, conferences, sale of books and any other activities you may be interested in. We can also assist you in regards to course or event registrations, or the renewing of your membership. We also hope to be welcoming lots of first-time members on board our dynamic society! We look forward to seeing you there.

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