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  • Monday, 18 September 2017
    • 08:30 - 18:00 Introduction
      • 08:30 Administrative Matters and Coffee 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Registration will be outside the Budinich Lecture Hall.  If you have registered in the Guesthouse upon arrival, you do not need to register again. If receiving a perdiem, you can use this time to visit our Finance and Operations Office in the Enrico Fermi Building.
      • 10:00 Course Welcome and Presentation of Lecturers 30'
      • 10:30 History of Monte Carlo, EGS and BEAM 30'
        Speaker: D.W.O. Rogers (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)
      • 11:00 History of EGSnrc and egs++ 30'
        Speaker: I. Kawrakow (Vicenza, Italy)
      • 11:30 Introduction to the Monte Carlo method 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Tessier (National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada)
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 What’s in an EGSnrc application? 1h0'
        Speaker: R. Townson (National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada)
      • 15:30 Photon physics 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing (National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada)
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Restricted stopping powers, AE and AP 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: D.W.O. Rogers
      • 17:15 PEGS4 data sets, pegsless mode and examin 45'
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
  • Tuesday, 19 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 Data and RZ applications
      • 09:00 Getting started: run your first EGSnrc application 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: F. Tessier
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Create and examine PEGS4 data sets 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 Monte Carlo transport parameters 30'
        Speaker: D.W.O. Rogers
      • 15:00 Electron physics 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Kawrakow
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 EGSnrc RZ applications 1h0' ( Leonardo Building - Computer Lab )
        Speaker: R. Townson
      • 17:30 EGSnrc RZ sources and normalization 30'
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
  • Wednesday, 20 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 Parameters and variance reduction
      • 09:00 Vary transport parameters 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: F. Tessier
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Run EGSnrc RZ applications 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: R. Townson
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 Statistical uncertainties in EGSnrc applications 30'
        Speaker: D.W.O. Rogers
      • 15:00 Variance reduction techniques 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Karakow
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Introduction to BEAMnrc 1h0' ( Leonardo Building - Computer Lab )
        Speaker: D.W.O. Rogers
      • 17:30 BEAMnrc main inputs 30'
        Speaker: F. Tessier
  • Thursday, 21 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 BEAMnrc
      • 09:00 Explore calculation efficiency and variance reduction 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Run BEAMnrc simulation examples 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: B. Walters
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 BEAMnrc sources 30' ( Leonardo Building - Computer Lab )
        Speaker: B. Walters
      • 15:00 BEAMnrc component modules 1h0'
        Speaker: B. Walters
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Phase space files 1h0' ( Leonardo Building - Computer Lab )
        Speaker: F. Tessier
      • 17:30 Phase space file analysis with beamdp 30'
        Speaker: R. Townson
  • Friday, 22 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 Phase space files and BEAMnrc variance reduction
      • 09:00 Create your own BEAMnrc accelerator 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: B. Walters
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Analyze phase space files with BEAMDP 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: B. Walters
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 Variance reduction in BEAMnrc and DOSXYZnrc 1h30'
        Speaker: D.W.O. Rogers
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 DOSXYZnrc dose calculation in a phantom 1h0' ( Leonardo Building - Computer Lab )
        Speaker: B. Walters
      • 17:30 Dose analysis and visualization tools 30'
        Speaker: R. Townson
  • Monday, 25 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 DOSXYZnrc
      • 09:00 Investigate variance reduction in BEAMnrc 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: B. Walters
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Calculate dose in a phantom with DOSXYZnrc 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 DOSXYZnrc calculations with CT input 30'
        Speaker: B. Walters
      • 15:00 Phase space sources and BEAMnrc shared library sources 1h0'
        Speaker: R. Townson
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Run advanced DOSXYZnrc simulations 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: B. Walters
  • Tuesday, 26 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 Introduction to egs++
      • 09:00 Fundamental geometry definition: howfar() and hownear() 30'
        Speaker: R. Townson
      • 09:30 egs++: the EGSnrc C++ library 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Tessier
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Build an ionization chamber model in egs++ 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: F. Tessier
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 egs++ particle sources 30'
        Speaker: R. Townson
      • 15:00 EGSnrc scoring and egs++ ausgab objects 1h0'
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Investigate egs++ sources and ausgab scoring objects 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
  • Wednesday, 27 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 egs++ applications: egs chamber
      • 09:00 egs++ applications 30'
        Speaker: F. Tessier
      • 09:30 egs++ applications: egs chamber 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Tessier
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Calculate chamber correction factors with egs chamber 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: F. Tessier
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 EGSnrc transport in a magnetic field 1h0'
        Speaker: D.W.O. Rogers
      • 15:30 Advanced variance reduction techniques in egs chamber 30'
        Speaker: F. Tessier
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Variance reduction techniques with egs chamber 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: F. Tessier
  • Thursday, 28 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 egs++ applications: egs fac, egs cbct, egs brachy
      • 09:00 egs++ applications: egs fac and egs cbct 1h30'
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Model CBCT scans of a human head using egs cbct 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 egs++ application: egs brachy 1h30'
        Speaker: M. Chamberland (BC Caner Agency, Vancouver, Canada)
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Model an LDR brachytherapy treatment with egs brachy 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: M. Chamberland
  • Friday, 29 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 EGSnrc installation
      • 09:00 EGSnrc installation and configuration 45'
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
      • 09:45 Practice installing and configuring EGSnrc 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: E. Mainegra-Hing
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Accuracy and systematic uncertainties of EGSnrc calculations 1h30'
        Speaker: D.W.O. Rogers
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:30 Open lab session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )