From August 30 to September 2, MedAustron - in collaboration with the MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA) - hosts the »World Forum on Particle Therapy« at Grafenegg Castle in Lower Austria. The Forum offers the world's leading experts in the field of particle therapy the opportunity to gather together and develop the necessary strategies for the further development of ion therapy.
On April 13, Austrian research institutes open their doors for the public - over 2,000 stations can be visited throughout the whole country. In Wiener Neustadt, 70 stations at the Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt, the Technologie- und Forschungszentrum (TFZ) and Diamond Aircraft provide insights into exciting research topics from 4.00 to 10.30 p.m. At the MedAustron station at the TFZ we provide answers to the question »How can particle physics help in cancer therapy?«
ESTRO, the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology, held a course on particle therapy in Vienna for Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists, Radiobiologists and RTTs from all over Europe last week. We were happy to welcome the participants at MedAustron!
Photo: The Indonesian delegation with Minister of Health Prof. Dr. Nila F. Moeloek together with managing director DI Alfred Zens, MBA, Dr. Carola Lütgendorf-Caucig, MPH, and DI Dr. Lukas Jägerhofer (© MedAustron).
DI Ludwig Schleritzko, member of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria responsible for finances and road construction, visited MedAustron yesterday and took a look behind the scenes of the center for ion therapy and research.
Photo: LR Schleritzko with managing director of MedAustron DI Alfred Zens by the so-called "Ion Sources" - origin of the particle beam (© MedAustron).