Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum: 8th Annual Scientific Meeting

The 8th annual scientific meeting of the Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum will be held on 12th March 2020  at the Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together researchers, clinicians, academics and students working in all aspects of radiotherapy to provide a platform for knowledge transfer and networking. This year's theme will be: New Radiotherapy Technologies - The Dawn Of A Golden Age?


REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW OPEN! Just click on the link button on the website. Registration for this event is £50 which includes lunch and refreshments on the day.  Please book as early as possible to guarantee your space.

Follow the link button on the home page if you wish to submit an abstract (DEADLINE 13th JANUARY  2020)

We have put together an outstanding programme of international and national speakers on a variety of topics within this theme, and for the first time there will be four oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts. The meeting is multidisciplinary and will be of interest (and enjoyment!) to anybody working in clinical or research fields related to radiotherapy.

Programme Outline
10.00     Welcome & Introduction Anthony Chalmers, Glasgow



Proton Beam Therapy – Multidisciplinary Research and Delivery

10.10 The radiobiology of PBT: knowns and unknowns Brita Singers Sorensen (Aarhus)


10.30 CTRad/ART-NET PBT Clinical Trials Steering Group David Sebag-Montefiore (Leeds)
11.00 TORPEDO – the UK’s first PBT clinical trial David Thompson (Christie)
11.30 Optimising delivery of PBT Ran Mackay (Christie)


12.00 PBT discussion All
12.30 –



Lunch – Posters & Exhibition

MR-guided radiotherapy


13.30 What is the evidence that MR-linacs improve outcomes for patients? Alison Tree (Marsden)
14.00 What is the evidence that MR-simulation improves outcomes for patients? Martijn Intven   (Utrecht)





Radiographer-led MR-linac treatment and research


Tea Break

Cynthia Eccles (Christie)



Proffered papers 4 x 10 minutes


IMAGE-INE – a ScoRRF baby!


Bill Nailon (Edinburgh)


16.15 Glasgow RadNet Centre and the RadNet Initiative Anthony Chalmers (Glasgow)


Prizes for best oral and poster presentations