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Brainlab Academy

Essential Course
Radiosurgery

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Brainlab Academy

Essential Course
Radiosurgery

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This course is a three-day classroom training designed for clinicians pursuing full proficiency with Brainlab radiosurgery treatment planning systems. The sessions are hosted at the state-of-the-art training centers in the Brainlab headquarters in Munich, Germany.

This meeting has applied to CAMPEP for approval of 20 MPCEC hours.

  • Duration
    3.5 days
  • Course Language
    English, French or German

Target Audience

The Brainlab Academy: Essential Course Radiosurgery is tailored primarily to a team of 2 to 3 attendees from each site. The team could consist of a medical physicist, radiation oncologist, neurosurgeon, and ideally, they would attend the course together. All other clinicians involved in stereotactic radiosurgery or stereotactic body radiotherapy treatments seeking deep insights into target definition and treatment planning are very welcome to attend.

Prerequisites

Beam data measurements and creation of the machine profiles should be completed for the participant’s hospital in advance, for example, by attending the Brainlab Academy: Preparation Course Radiosurgery – Physics and QA.

Objectives

The Brainlab Academy: Essential Course Radiosurgery is designed for clinicians pursuing full proficiency with Brainlab radiosurgery treatment planning systems. This three-day classroom course presents the concepts of stereotactic radiosurgery utilizing the Brainlab RT Elements portfolio. The goal of this course is to enable the clinical utilization of Brainlab Elements to generate expert radiosurgery treatment plans.

Format

  • Hands-on treatment planning sessions facilitated by skilled Brainlab instructors covering the details of all dedicated software workflows available in order to produce radiosurgery treatment plans. Numerous clinical case examples will be used to demonstrate and explore dedicated radiosurgery treatment planning for several indications
  • Lecture by an experienced clinical guest speaker covering details of clinical prescriptions, patient positioning and monitoring, as well as patient outcomes for a range of typical stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy indications
  • Subject matter expert from Brainlab R&D team will provide insights into the underlying optimization algorithms and detailed functionalities of the software
  • Tuition, certificate of attendance, course materials and supplies, including applicable supplemental materials, return travel, accommodation (max. of 4 nights), participation in a social evening and meals are outlined in the course agenda
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Agenda

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Tuesday

Time Description
1 h Welcome, company tour & introduction
Comprehensive overview featuring Brainlab technologies and introducing the Brainlab team and participants
2 h 30 min Hands-on session
Session covering the intricacies of Brainlab Elements for comprehensive radiosurgery preplanning

Wednesday

Time Description
3h Invited clinical expert
Presentation on the topic of correct linac-based prescriptions for typical radiosurgery indications
1 h Software demo
Creation of the tissue model and treatment planning with Elements Multiple Brain Mets SRS
2 h 30 min Hands-on session
Exploring the intricacies of Brainlab Elements for comprehensive multiple brain metastases radiosurgery planning
30 min Software demo
Radionecrosis or recurrence? Explaining the background of the Brainlab decision-making tool, Elements Contrast Clearance Analysis
3 h Group dinner
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Thursday

Time Description
2 h Invited medical physicist
Contribution detailing Brainlab beam measurement requirements, radiosurgery commissioning and quality assurance protocols
1 h Hands-on session
Session with Brainlab commissioning and patient specific quality assurance software applied to typical multiple brain metastases radiosurgery procedures
1 h Q&A
Session detailing the creation of machine profiles with Physics Administration
2 h 30 min Hands-on session
Covering the intricacies of a typical radiosurgery treatment planning workflow for a vestibular schwannoma and meningioma case with Elements
Cranial SRS
30 min Hands-on session
Detailing the peculiarities of frame-based versus frameless treatment planning for arteriovenous malformations with the dedicated Cranial
Vascular workflow

Friday

Time Description
1 h Invited internal physicist
Session featuring an overview of the foundation technologies and optimization algorithms underlying Brainlab Elements
3 h Hands-on session
Outlining and practicing the intricacies of Brainlab Elements for typical spine radiosurgery planning for a simultaneous integrated boost treatment
30 min Software demo
Elements Fibertracking for radiosurgery treatment planning
1 h Hands-on session
Elements Cranial SRS planning with conical collimators

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    Beyond learning

    In addition to a valuable education, our courses provide nourishment for the mind and body: network with peers from around the world, enjoy lunch in our award-winning restaurant and exercise with the skilled trainers in our in-house gym.

    Munich – Something for everyone

    From lakes, parks and beer gardens to museums, history and shopping, Munich has a lot to offer. Whether you seek a charming atmosphere, delicious beer and cuisine, art, history, or just want to be among really great people, you’ll enjoy a trip to the Bavarian capital.

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    Travel Arrangements

    If you booked Brainlab Academy with travel included, all arrangements will be made by our Brainlab travel agencies.

    Airport Shuttle

    We provide personal airport shuttle services to Brainlab HQ. Please update your driver of any schedule changes by phone: +49 1525 40 177 10 or email [email protected]

    Flight questions?

    For questions or requests regarding flights, you are welcome to speak directly with our travel agency (see your ticket for contact details) or reach out to us at [email protected]

    Where to stay

    Novotel München Messe

    Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 81829 Munich

    At the 4-star Novotel München Messe hotel, you can expect comfortable rooms with desk space and free WiFi. Next to a shopping mall and with a U-Bahn station at its doorstep, the hotel is situated just a few meters from Brainlab headquarters.

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    H4 Hotel München Messe

    Konrad-Zuse-Platz 14, 81829 Munich

    The 4-star H4 Hotel Munich Messe has 660 beds spread across 331 stylishly appointed rooms and suites. It is located just on the other side of the street across from the Brainlab headquarters.

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    Prinzregent München

    Riemer Straße 350, 81829 Munich

    The hotel offers 91 guest rooms that are inspired by the colors of Italy. All rooms are equipped with full HD flat-screen TV with Sky TV and radio, comfortable upholstery and pleasant lighting, a sitting and working area, and free WIFI.

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    FAQ

    English is the official language for all Brainlab Academy courses. Once a year we hold an “Essential Course Radiosurgery” in French and German.

    The dress code is business casual.

    Yes, lunch will be available at our award-winning Brainlab restaurant. The restaurant incorporates market-fresh produce delivered daily to create delicious dishes prepared onsite. This will be available to all participants of the classroom training.

    Regulations are in line with the requirements of the German government. Please reach out to [email protected] to receive the latest updates.

    Brainlab offers personal shuttle services directly to our headquarters. It is also possible to take public transportation  which takes around 50-60 minutes.

    For an up-to-date weather forecast for Munich, click here .

    For more information on things to do in Munich, click here .

    Yes, you will receive a certificate following the completion of the course.

    Yes, this course is CAMPEP accredited.