Draft program as at 16th January 2020 but is subject to change without notice 

Thursday 27th February

9:00am – 12:00pm Varian User Group Meeting
1:00pm – 4:30pm

8th  Oncentra Brachy User Group Meeting

“ Put A Needle In It: Interstitial 101”

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

 The Heritage Lounge, Rendezvous Hotel 

Friday 28th February

 7:30am – 8:30am  Registration 
 8:45am – 9:00am Welcome Address
 8:30am – 8:45am 

Welcome Address 

Associate Professor Gerry Hanna
Director of Radiation Oncology Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 

8:45am – 9:30am 

Keynote Speaker kindly sponsored by ELEKTA

Dr Jyoti Mayadev
Medical Director of Gynaecologic Brachytherapy University of California 

Novel approaches and technical advances of locally advanced cervical cancer 

9:30am – 10:00am Professor Kailash Narayan
Consultant Radiation Oncologist Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 

Impact of practice of new FIGO staging system for cancer of the cervix

10:00am – 10:30am  Morning tea 
10:30am – 11:00am Dr Hilmy Ismail
Consultant Anaesthetist Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Prehabilitaiton and Surgery School – Getting patients fit for and motivated in their pathway

 11:00am – 11:30am Associate Professor Orla McNally, Consultant Gynae-Oncologist
Director of Oncology Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital
Gynaecological Tumour Stream Lead Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Gynaecological Surgical Oncology TBC

11:30am – 12:00pm 

Keynote speaker kindly sponsored by ELEKTA 

Dr Jyoti Mayadev

Optimal management of stage 3B locally advanced cervical cancer with custom image guided brachytherapy

12:00pm – 12:15pm

Proffered paper

Judith Martland
Senior Physicist RNSH

3D printed intracavitary BT moulds: a new workflow for improved efficiencies

 12:15pm – 12:30pm 

Proffered paper

Dr Khadiga Mohammed
Consultant Radiation Oncologist Wellington

Dosimetric comparison of HDR cervix brachytherapy with and without interstitial needles

12:30pm – 1:30pm  Lunch 
1:30pm – 1:45apm 

Proffered paper 

Dr Karen Lim
Consultant Radiatio Oncologist Liverpool

Implementing EMBRACE II – The Liverpool Experience

 1:45pm – 2:00pm 

Proffered paper

Jia Yi Joy Lim
Radiation Therapist National Cancer Centre Singpaore

The impact of music therapy on pain and anxiety levels in patients with gynaecological cancer undergoing complex intracavitary brachytherapy

 7:00pm – 11:00pm


Taxi Kitchen

 Saturday 29th February

 8:00am – 8:30am Registration
 8:30am – 10:00am

Keynote Speaker Presentation 

Brachytherapy for Sarcoma 

Siddartha Laskar

Guest Speaker 

Seed Brachytherapy 

William Keogh

10:00am – 10:30am Morning Tea
 10:30am – 12:30pm

Guest Speakers

Biology of Prostate Cancer 

Simon Kean

Clinical Implications

Scott Williams

Global view of Brachytherapy

Representatives from Rad Onc, RT, Physics

Proffered Papers  

 12:30pm – 1:30pm


ABG Annual General Meeting for ABG members

  1:30pm – 3:00pm

Keynote Speaker Presentation 

Paediatric Brachytherapy 

Siddartha Laskar



Moderator: Sandra Turner
Special Guest: Gerard Morton
Local guests TBC

  3:00pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Tea 
  3:30pm – 5:00pm

BYO Panel

All aspects of brachy Gyn/urol/skin/breast/other

Cases submitted by audience dilemmas, technical issues, innovations

Gerard Morton
William Keogh
Jyoti Mayadev
Local guests

5.00pm  Meeting close