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Middle East Federation of Organizations of Medical Physics

Succseful MEFOMP Workshop in Kuwait : Brachytherapy Planning and QA

Middle East Federation of Organizations of Medical Physics (MEFOMP) in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organized the a workshop that took place between 7 and 9 November 2022 in Kuwait. The workshop focused on improving treatment planning and delivery knowledge with High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR) and to further strengthen current HDR Brachytherapy practice for gynaecological and
prostate brachytherapy. This workshop will provide up to-date knowledge in topics of patient selection, implementation of planning technique, requirement for establishing a safe and high quality Brachytherapy program and development in the field
The workshop main objectives are:
- Understanding the clinical rationale for HDR brachytherapy for gynecological and prostate brachytherapy
- Learning about radiobiology of Brachytherapy treatment
- Understanding the basics of Image guided Brachytherapy including commission and QA
- Learning about Commissioning and QA of treatment planning system
- Knowing applicator choice for various sites
- Made aware of treatment planning for interstitial and intracavitary Brachytherapy
- Introduction of the treatment delivery of interstitial and intracavitary Brachytherapy
- Learning the Quality assurance needed in Brachytherapy
- Learning radiation protection aspects in Brachytherapy procedures
- Demonstration of Brachytherapy procedures for different sites
The organizing committee was honored to invite experts and pioneers in the field to deliver lectures through and to participate in the live discussions and MCQs. More than 100 participants registerd in the workshop. MEFOMP would like to thank the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), ATC and Sultan united for sponsoring this event.
All recording for the workshop presentations will be available on MEFOMP Academy website: https://mefomp.academy

please see the attached full workshop report

November 24th 2022
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