September 20-24, 2021 - Università degli Studi di Pavia, Dipartimento di Fisica, Via Bassi 6, Pavia, Italy


Due to COVID situation in their countries of origin or COVID-realted issues, the lessons by M.Necchi, A.Mairani, S.Green and L.Kankaanranta will be held remotely by online platform Zoom

Mon 20/09 - Propaedeutic topics

10.00-10.30 welcome
10.30-12.30 Interaction of radiation with matter (S. Altieri, University of Pavia, Italy)
12.30-14.00 lunch
14.00-15.30 Dosimetry and radiation protection (E. Giroletti, University of Pavia, Italy)
15.30-16.00 coffee
16.00-17.30 The challenges of medical physics in the evolution of radiation oncology toward personalization: an introduction (C. Fiorino, University Vita-Salute S. Raffaele, Italy)

Tue 21/09 - Hadrontherapy

9.00-10.00 Basics of hadron therapy (F. Ballarini, University of Pavia, Italy)
10.00-11.00 CNAO - the Italian National Centre for Oncological Hadrontherapy: protons, carbon ions and the BNCT project for a comprehensive clinical approach to tumour treatments (M. Necchi, CNAO, Italy)
11.00-11.30 coffee
11.30-12.30 Heavy-ion radiobiology (A. Facoetti, CNAO, Italy)
12.30-14.00 lunch
14.00-15.30 Treatment planning in hadrontherapy (A. Mairani, Heidelberg Ion-beam Therapy centre, Germany)
15.30-16.00 coffee
16.00-17.30 Clinical aspects of hadrontherapy (S. Ronchi, A. Chalaszczyk, A.M. Camarda, I. Cavallo, CNAO, Italy)

Wed 22/09 - Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT)

9.00-9.45 Introduction to BNCT (N. Protti, University of Pavia, Italy)
9.45-10.30 Preclinical studies in BNCT (S. Bortolussi, University of Pavia, Italy)
10.30-11.00 coffee
11.00-12.30 Chemistry of BNCT (S. Geninatti - A. Deagostino, University of Torino, Italy)
12.30-14.00 lunch
14.00-15.00 BNCT dosimetry (S. Green, University of Birmingham, UK)
15.00-16.00 BNCT treatment planning (H. Koivunoro, Neutron Therapeutics, Boston, USA)
16.00-16.30 coffee
16.30-17.30 BNCT clinics (L. Kankaanranta, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland)

Thu 23/09 - Radionuclides

9.00-11.00 Physics of radionuclide production with simulations (F.Groppi, University of Milano Statale, Italy, A. Fontana, INFN-Pavia, Italy, M. Carante, University of Pavia, Italy)
11.00-11.30 coffee
11.30-12.30 Radionuclide production at LENA (A. Salvini, University of Pavia, Italy)
12.30-14.00 lunch
14.00-15.30 Radionuclides in medicine (C. Aprile, Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy)
15.30-16.00 coffee
16.00-17.30 Clinical experience with radionuclide therapy (G. Paganelli, IRST Meldola, Italy)

Fri 24/09 - Magnetic hyperthermia and statistics

8.30-10.00 Magnetic hyperthermia part 1 (C. Sangregorio, CNR-ICCOM Firenze, Italy)
10.00-10.30 coffee
10.30-12.00 Magnetic hyperthermia part 2 (C. Sangregorio, CNR-ICCOM Firenze, Italy)
12.00-13.00 Statistical tests in biomedical studies (A. Rotondi, University of Pavia, Italy)

After lunch: visit at LENA