Workshop on
Translational Research in Ion Beam Cancer Therapy


We are very pleased to announce that Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital will jointly be hosting the workshop

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN ION BEAM CANCER THERAPY (TRIBCT 2014) in Aarhus, Denmark, from 30th September to 2nd October 2014.

The workshop venue will be the Aarhus University Hospital in Skejby.

The purpose of the TRIBCT meeting is to explore the path between clinical practice and fundamental research in proton and heavy ion therapy in Europe and elsewhere. The meeting is part of a multidisciplinary translational exercise designed to help bridge clinical practice and the nano-level physics, chemistry and biology of ion therapy, with the aim of enhancing treatment programmes.  The meeting is especially timely since Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus University and the local Health Authority are building a Proton Ion Beam Cancer Therapy Unit in Aarhus.

Clinical practice will be introduced as the initial theme and the meeting will work from treatment towards fundamental processes during the two and half day gathering – a ‘top-down’ approach. The initial presentations will take the form of a series of tutorials on everyday clinical practice. This tactic aims to focus the minds of the non-clinical scientists at the meeting on the relationship of their work to clinical practice. The outcome of TRIBCT should be that physicists, chemists and biologists should come to appreciate what place their work has in the context of treatment. Ion beam cancer therapy will in addition be explored at the physics level, with new concepts such as heating and shock-wave generation, and at the chemical and biological levels, such as radical and electron attack on cancerous material, spectator effects etc. in relation to clinical treatment, illustrated through modelling of energy depositions along ion tracks.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:
18th September, 2014
(deadline extended)

Registration deadline:
19th September, 2014
(deadline extended)

Prebooked accommodation:
Available on a first-come
first-served basis

Book of abstracts to download

COST Action MP1002