International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society specialized conference devoted to radiosurgery was taken place in Sigulda in October 2017
In order to highlight the growing number of benign and malignant tumours and to inform about the latest breakthroughs and cutting-edge technologies in treating this disease, for the first time in Latvia and in Baltic countries the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society was organised an educational conference – ISRS Educational Course „SRS/SRT IN MANAGEMENT OF INTRACRANIAL SCHWANNOMAS, SKULL BASE TUMORS, AND GENITO – URINARY CANCERS” in October 6 to 8, 2017.
The central topics of the conference was related to clinical application of stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy (SRS/SRT) when treating intracranial skull tumours (schwannomas (neuromas), skull base tumours, meningiomas, pituitary tumours etc.) as well as in cases of extracranial genito-urinary tumour pathologies as kidney and prostate cancer.
The conference was attended by more than 70 neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, oncologic surgeons, endocrinologists and urologists from the Baltic States, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Finland and other countries from Eastern Europe.
Conference speakers — experienced neuroradiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy experts from the world’s leading clinics: Ian Paddick (Great Britain), Roberto Martinez-Alvarez (Spain), Mikhail Chernov (Japan), Constantin Tuleasca (Switzerland), Olga Chuvashova (Ukraine), Nikolay Vorobyov (Russia), Leszek Miszczyk (Poland), Vladislav Buryk (Latvia, Ukraine) and many more from Latvia, Lithuania and Russia.
Head of the conference: Dr. Dace Saukuma (Radiation Oncologist, Chairman of the Management Board of Latvian Therapeutic Radiology Association) and M.D., Dr.. Mikhail F. Chernov (Neurosurgeon, Co-chair of ISRS Education Committee).
Conference supporters: Accuray, Stereotactic Radiosugery Center Sigulda, American Baltic Technology Corporation, AB Medical Group, Sveikatos Technologijos Ltd., Siguldas Hospital, Sigulda City Council, Hotel Sigulda and Hotel Ezeri.
Conference venue: Sigulda Hospital, Conference Hall at 13 Lakstigalas Street, Sigulda, Latvia.
Official International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society webpage: https://www.isrsy.org/en/
ISRS Educational Course Presentation videos and handouts
OCTOBER 6, 2017 (Friday)
Greetings (8.45 – 9.00) Video
Mayor of city Sigulda Ugis Mitrevics (Sigulda, Latvia)
Course Director Dace Saukuma (Sigulda, Latvia)
Course Co-Director Mikhail Chernov (Tokyo, Japan)
President of ISRS Ian Paddick (London, UK)
Session I (9.00 – 10.20): Management of Vestibular Schwannomas
Session II (10.40 – 12.00): Management of Large Vestibular Schwannomas
Session III (14.00 – 15.20): SRS/SRT in Management of Skull Base Tumors
Closing Remarks for the First Day (17.55 – 18.00) Audio
Excursion to Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center Sigulda and CyberKnife M6® presentation (18:00-19:00) Video
Opening ceremony (19:00 – 22:00) Video
OCTOBER 7, 2017 (Saturday)
Session IV (9.00 – 10.20): SRS/SRT of Sellar Tumors
Session V (10.40 – 12.00): SRS/SRT of Meningiomas
Session VI (13.00 – 14.20): SRS/SRT of Renal Cancer
Session VII (14.40 – 16.00): SRS/SRT of Prostate Cancer
Session VIII (16.00 – 17.20): Clinical Activities of Radiosurgery Center in Sigulda