Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP)

2nd Geant4 Australian School and Monte Carlo Workshop

19-24 April, 2013 | University of Wollongong

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Chair: Dr. Susanna Guatelli (CMRP, UOW, Wollongong)

Co-Chair: Dr. Aimee McNamara (University of Sydney, Sydney) 

Local Organising Committee

Dr. Susanna Guatelli (CMRP, UOW, Wollongong),  Dr. Dean Cutajar (CMRP, UOW, Wollongong) , Dr. Aimee McNamara (University of Sydney, Sydney), Samuel Blake (University of Sydney, Sydney), Dr. Brad Oborn (Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong),  Dr. Dale Prokopovich (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights)

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Iwan Cornelius (CMRP, UOW, Wollongong and ESRF, Grenoble, France), Dr. Dean Cutajar (CMRP, UOW, Wollongong), Prof. Bruce Faddegon (Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, US) , Dr. Susanna Guatelli (CMRP, UOW, Wollongong), Dr. Sebastien Incerti (CENBG, Bordeaux, France),  Prof. Zdenka Kuncic (University of Sydney, Sydney), Dr. Aimee McNamara (University of Sydney, Sydney), Prof. Peter Metcalfe ( CMRP, UOW, Wollongong), Dr. Brad Oborn (Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong),  Dr. Joseph Perl (SLAC, Stanford, US), Dr. Dale Prokopovich (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights), and Prof. Anatoly B. Rosenfeld (CMRP, UOW, Wollongong).

Monte Carlo Workshop (Focus on Medical Radiation Physics Applications) | 19-20-21 April 2013

The goal of this workshop is to discuss the capability  of Geant4 and other Monte Carlo codes for Medical Radiation Physics, to benchmark Monte Carlo codes  accuracy with respect to experimental and reference data, to create a network of Monte Carlo code users in Australia and New Zealand, to enhance collaboration between Australia and other Countries.

Topics of the Monte Carlo workshop: X-ray radiotherapy, IMRT, MRT, hadrontherapy, heavy ion therapy, brachytherapy, medical imaging, radiation protection, development of radiation detectors. Particular attention will be devoted to dosimetry, microdosimetry, nanodosimetry. Validation of Monte Carlo physics models will be also an important topic. 

Invited speakers
Geant4 School | 22-23-24 April 2013

The school consists of three days of lectures and hands-on sessions, where students will gain confidence with Geant4 and will learn how to develop a Geant4 based application. 

Short CVs of lecturers

The hands-on sessions will consist of a series of informal seminars and structured exercises during which students will learn to develop a Geant4 based dosimetric system for brachytherapy. Although this Geant4 application is in the domain of medical physics, the basic concepts will be covered in a sufficiently general way such that students will learn how to develop any Geant4 application of interest.

The course is addressed to undergraduate/postgraduate students with previous knowledge of radiation physics and basic knowledge of scientific computing, to researchers and medical physicists, interested in the use of Geant4. 

Here you can download the focus talks: focus talk I, focus talk II, focus talk III

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Contacts

Dr. Susanna Guatelli, CMRP, University of Wollongong

susanna@uow.edu.au • Phone: +61 (0)2 4221 4374 

Administration officer Karen Ford, CMRP, University of Wollongong

kford@uow.edu.au • Phone +61 (0)2 42213507