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ISRS Educational course Sigulda

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:

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

Vestibular Schwannomas Overview: Incidence, Epidemiology, Pathology, Neuroimaging and Treatment Options       Video        Presentation
Olga Chuvashova (Kiev, Ukraine)

Radiosurgery of Sporadic Vestibular Schwannomas       Video        Presentation
Mikhail Chernov (Tokyo, Japan)

Discussion     Audio 


Session II (10.40 – 12.00): Management of Large Vestibular Schwannomas

Surgery      Video        Presentation
Igors Aksiks (Riga, Latvia)

Radiosurgery / Fractionated Radiotherapy      Video        Presentation
Dace Saukuma (Sigulda, Latvia)

Pre-planned Subtotal Resection followed by Radiosurgery      Video        Presentation
Constantin Tuleasca (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Discussion     Audio 


Plenary Lecture (12.00 – 12.45): Radiosurgery of Non-vestibular Schwannomas      Video        Presentation
Roberto Martinez-Alvarez (Madrid, Spain)

Discussion     Audio

Session III (14.00 – 15.20): SRS/SRT in Management of Skull Base Tumors

SRS/SRT in Vicinity to Anterior Optic Pathway      Video        Presentation
Vladislav Buryk (Sigulda, Latvia)

SRS of Cavernous Sinus Tumors      Video        Presentation
Mikhail Chernov (Tokyo, Japan)

SRS/SRT of Skull Base Malignancies      Video        Presentation
Pavel Ivanov (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Discussion     Audio 


Plenary Lecture (15.40 – 16.25): Advanced MRI for Radiosurgical Treatment Planning      Video        Presentation
Ian Paddick (London, UK)

Discussion     Audio


Satellite Symposium of Accuray (16:25 – 17.55)      Video        Presentation

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

SRS of Pituitary Adenomas      Video        Presentation
Roberto Martinez-Alvarez (Madrid, Spain)

SRS of Craniopharyngiomas      Video        Presentation
Vladislav Buryk (Sigulda, Latvia)

Fractionated Radiotherapy of Sellar Tumors: When and Why      Video        Presentation
Olga Chuvashova (Kiev, Ukraine)

Discussion     Audio  


Session V (10.40 – 12.00): SRS/SRT of Meningiomas

SRS/SRT for Skull Base Meningiomas      Video        Presentation
Constantin Tuleasca (Lausanne, Switzerland)

SRS/SRT for Convexity and Parasagittal Meningiomas      Video        Presentation
Sergey Anikin (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Irradiation of Atypical and Anaplastic Meningiomas      Video        Presentation
Vladislav Buryk (Sigulda, Latvia)

Discussion     Audio 


Session VI (13.00 – 14.20): SRS/SRT of Renal Cancer

SRS/SRT in Management of Single Kidney Cancer      Video        Presentation
Nikolay Vorobyov (St. Petersburg, Russia)

SRS/SRT in Management of Metastatic Renal Cancer      Video        Presentation
Alexander Pankratov (Balashikha, Russia)

Combined Treatment for Renal Cancer: SRS/SRT with Targeted Molecular Therapy      Video        Presentation
Linda Jurginauska (Riga, Latvia)

Discussion     Audio 


Session VII (14.40 – 16.00): SRS/SRT of Prostate Cancer

SRT for Localized Prostate Cancer      Video        Presentation
Laimonis Jurasevicius (Kaunas, Lithuania)

CyberKnife-based Radioablation in Management of Prostate Cancer with Oligometastases      Video        Presentation
Leszek Miszczyk (Gliwice, Poland)

SRS/SRT in Management of Prostate Cancer: Complications and their Avoidance      Video        Presentation
Nikolay Vorobyov (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Discussion     Audio 


Session VIII (16.00 – 17.20): Clinical Activities of Radiosurgery Center in Sigulda

Clinical Experience with Body SRS/SRT      Video        Presentation
Maris Mezeckis (Sigulda, Latvia)

SRS/SRT for Acoustic Neuromas and SBRT for Prostate – SRC Sigulda treatment planning experience using Cyberknife M6®      Video        Presentation
Indra Surkova (Sigulda, Latvia)

Clinical Experience with Neuro SRS/SRT      Video        Presentation
Vladislav Buryk (Sigulda, Latvia)

Discussion     Audio 


ISRS and Its Educational Activities      Video        Presentation
Mikhail Chernov (Tokyo, Japan)





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