Welcome Message from PTCOG 57 Conference Chairs
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to attend the 57th Annual Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG) Meeting, taking place Monday, May 21 through Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio USA. The conference is held in conjunction with the 5th Annual Meeting of the PTCOG North American chapter and co-hosted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
PTCOG 57 kicks off with the Educational Session from May 21-23. The Educational Session provides a comprehensive overview of physics, technology, radiation biology and medicine as it relates to particle therapy, from its origins to modern technologies and practices. After concluding the Educational Session, the Scientific Session commences, from May 24-26. The Scientific Session includes invited and submitted oral and poster presentations, covering all major sub-topics within particle therapy, including but not limited to medical physics, engineering, biology, medicine, and translational science. The theme of the meeting is: “Translating Science and Technology into Cancer Cures.” In addition to the oral and poster presentation format, special keynote sessions and invited panel discussions are designed to highlight and reinforce the theme of translational research and development.
PTCOG 57 is appropriate for a wide range of disciplines within the field of oncology. Physicians, physicists, biologists, basic scientists, as well as nurses, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, administrators and industry professionals, are cordially invited to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art Cincinnati Proton Therapy Center, a collaboration between Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Attendees are also invited to attend a Gala Event at a private space in Great American Ballpark to watch the Cincinnati Reds play the Pittsburgh Pirates, located in Cincinnati’s Banks Entertainment district, steps from all the excitement the Cincinnati waterfront has to offer.
In May, Cincinnati is at her best with a temperate spring climate and greenspaces in full bloom. Set on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River, Cincinnati (also known as “The Queen City”) is a cultural and financial center of the United States mid-west. The conference venue is in the heart of the entertainment district, with multiple opportunities for dining, sporting events, and exploration of the artistic, cultural and educational offerings of the city.
The 57th Annual PTCOG Conference aims to enhance your scientific knowledge in particle therapy, deliver a comprehensive and well-round educational experience, and stimulate the particle therapy community in driving innovation, research and best practices.
We welcome you from around the world to PTCOG 57 and Cincinnati, Ohio.
John Perentesis, MD, FAAP
Anthony Mascia, PhD, DABR
John Breneman, MD