Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 28 Oct 2024
Ends 8 Nov 2024
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Riva Massimiliano e Carlotta, Grignano I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
An ICTP-IAEA Meeting in person

Monte Carlo (MC) techniques have been used very extensively in medical physics applications and offer the most powerful tool for modelling radiation transport in different media.  The availability of general-purpose MC codes (e.g., EGSnrc, Penelope and Geant4) combined with the ever-increasing computer speed and decreasing costs led to a boom in MC studies in recent years. MC techniques will dominate the field of radiation dosimetry and benchmark dose calculations in radiotherapy for many years to come.

The Workshop constitutes a unique opportunity for scientists, engineers and medical physicists to gain extensive and up-to-date training on the use and understanding of Monte Carlo methods of relevance to medical applications in therapy and diagnostics, in particular in the use of the state-of-the-art BEAMnrc/EGSnrc Monte Carlo code. Also, participants will be introduced to the on-line data retrieval for medical applications.

Lecturers include:
H. Bouchard
I. Kawrakow, Bulgaria
E. Mainegra-Hing, Canada
P. Oliver, Canada
D.W.O. Rogers, Canada
F.  Tessier, Canada
R. Townson, Canada
B. Walters, Canada

Prerequisites: The workshop is intended for young graduate students with some experience in Monte Carlo computation.

Call for Contributed Abstracts: All applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract for a contributed talk. Talks will be screened and some selected for presentations at the workshop. Abstract templates are available below for download.

Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

**DEADLINE: 19/05/2024**


Luciano Bertochi (ICTP, Italy), Roberto Capote (IAEA, Austria), David W.O. Rogers (Carleton University, Canada), Frédéric Tessier (NRC, Canada), Local Organiser: Marco Esposito (ICTP)