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Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital hosted the Third Regional Congress of South Eastern European Radiation Therapists

25 july 2017

The scientific event organized by the Bulgarian Association of the Radiation Therapists was held on 22-24 Sep 2017

The Third Regional Congress of SEETRO (South East Europe Technology in Radiation Oncology), an association of the South East European Radiation Lab Technicians, was held at Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital between 22 and 24 Sep 2017. Head of the Scientific Meeting is Ivet Paianova, Senior Radiation Therapist at the Radiation Therapy and Radiosurgery Department of Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital. The Symposium offered a wide range of presentations and workshops addressing topics related mainly to innovations in Radiation Therapy and Radiation Surgery: Imaging and Radiation Protocols, Immobilization, Radiation Verification, Contaminating Organs at Risk, Radiation Surgery, Cyber Treatment and gamma knife, brachytherapy, new methodologies (among others: IMRT, IGRT, RapidArc, etc., as well as responsibilities and duties of the radiation therapists, dosimetry and radiation protection, patient communication, nursing care. Lecturers were presented by specialists from many European countries, including the Chair of the ESTRO RTT Committee for Radiation Therapists at the European Radiation Association, Michelle Leigh, an honorary guest at the congress.

In addition, leading companies – Vaian and Elekta Radiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers and Orfit and Qfix Immobilization Companies – presented their newest products and devices.

The number of registered participants was 350+, with foreign delegates numbering 180 from 12 countries. The Congress is open to radiation technicians, medical physicists, medical radiologists and nurses, as well as to all categories of medical specialists from Southeastern and Central Europe whose daily practice is related to radiation therapy.

The initiative for the establishment of SEETRO emerged as a result of the ESTRO and IAEA program “The Best Practice in Radiation Oncology – Train the RTT Trainers”. The SEE countries taking part in this program are committed to conducting a series of training courses for RTTs in their own countries. As a result of the collaboration between the representatives of the individual countries, the Association of Radiation Therapists from Southeast Europe was established. The main goal of SEETRO is to improve the cooperation among colleagues from Eastern European countries, to help exchange experience and share knowledge and skills in applying the new methods of Radiation therapy. The first two congresses were held in Belgrade (2013) and Zagreb (2015).

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51B "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" blvd. (if you drive, the entrance is from "At. Dukov" str.), "Hladilnika" distr., 1407 "Lozenets".

The hospital has a parking lot. The first 30 min. are free of charge, then a fee of 3 bgn/hours applies.

Public transport:
Buses: №88, 120
Shuttle bus: 32

Subway: Getting off at "James Bourchier" station, after that walking through "Lozenets" distr., or tram №10, taking off at "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" stop. or a bus №88, taking ff at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.

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From the Central Railway Station

Bus line №305 getting off at "Romanian embassy" stop
From "Romanian embassy" stop – Bus line №120 getting off at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.
(after the traffic lights at "Atanas Dukov" str.

With a subway, from "Central Railway Station" station, getting off at "James Bourchier" station, after that walking through "Lozenets" distr., or tram №10, taking off at "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" stop. or a bus №88, taking ff at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.