In Memoriam of James M. Slater
Deeply saddened we have to communicate that James M. Slater, M.D., LLUMC Proton Treatment Research Center, Loma Linda, passed away on December 26, 2018. He was 89. James Slater was one of the pioneers in proton radiation therapy. In close collaboration with Fermilab he initiated the first hospital and gantry based proton therapy facility in the world. The facility was discussed and specified in a Working Group (see example of an agenda of August 22-23, 1985). These meetings were also the start up of our PTCOG Association of today. We are all thankful for the pioneering work James Slater together with a group of highly motivated scientists has done for the particle therapy community.
PTCOG Robert R. Wilson Award
PTCOG announces the initiation of a yearly Robert R. Wilson Award for Significant Contributions to the field of Particle Therapy. This will be given to an individual recognizing their cumulative achievements in the field of particle therapy. The award is presented during the annual PTCOG meeting, during which a keynote lecture will be given by the awardee. Candidates from all countries and any disciplines related to particle therapy are eligible. The awardee will receive a certificate signed by the PTCOG chair and secretary, and a nominal monetary award and will be included in a permanent roster of awardees. The awardee will also be asked to submit a manuscript to the International Journal of Particle Therapy
summarizing his award lecture.
For this first year, we will accept nominations until March 8, 2019.
Apply for Hosting PTCOG 61 in 2022 in Europe!
Hosting the PTCOG Conference provides many benefits to a local host destination including but not limited to:
- Opportunity to share and learn from the latest scientific advancements and improvements in clinical standards.
- Put your particle therapy centre on the global map.
- Increase your network and business opportunities both locally and internationally.
- Share local issues experienced and learn from other international centres.
- Considerable PR and marketing opportunities.
Statistics about patients treated with particles
Per end of 2017 almost 200'000 patients have been treated wordwide with Particle Therapy.
About 170'500 have been treated with protons, about 25'700 with C-ions and about 3'500 with He, pions and other ions.
International Journal of Particle Therapy
The International Journal of Particle Therapy, Vol. 5, Issue 2 (Fall 2018), is now available!
Particle Therapy Clinical Trials
Updated list of clinical trials in particle therapy available.
Conferences and Workshops -- Hold the Date
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