The 14th Turkish Radiation Oncology Congress (UROK-2020) will be held between November 18-22 2020 at the Rixos Sungate Hotel in Antalya, Turkey.
The organizing committee of UROK-2020 is composed of members from the Black Sea, Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia regions. We aim to bring you the enthusiasm of the Black Sea, the vastness of the East and the warmth of the Southeast in UROK-2020, which we consider the feast of the Turkish radiation oncology community.
The scientific program was prepared by the chairpersons of the 12 working groups of TROD through exhausting series of meetings and consultations. A satisfying program with high scientific quality will be waiting for you.
There will be two important sessions with participation of international experts. The Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy, launched worldwide by the World Health Organization (WHO) last year. As you well know, radiotherapy is one of the most important elements of cervical cancer treatment. A high-level round table will be attended by representatives of the international organizations such as WHO, IAEA, UICC, FARO and local participants. We consider this session as TROD’s response to WHO’s worldwide call.
Other important session is particle radiotherapy. Proton therapy is expanding rapidly, and proton therapy has become almost routine in some indications. We expect to have proton centers in Turkey soon. We estimate that treatment with heavy ions, will be used more frequently as well. We will listen and discuss the topic from the high-level experts of the important centers, from the establishment of a particle therapy center to the daily practices.
The science and technology of radiation oncology is evolving rapidly. As a result every day a new application or method comes up; wind of immunotherapy continues to blow, we have just heard a new method called “flash radiotherapy”; artificial intelligence and “big data” seems to affect not only oncological applications but every aspect of our lives. We want to talk about all these topics in UROK-2020 and introduce our members to new concepts, practices and methods.
I am pleased to invite all radiation oncologists and medical physicians to our UROK-2020 large family meeting on behalf of all my colleagues who have contributed to the organization of the congress.
See you in Antalya!
Dr. Yavuz Anacak
President of Congress
Due Date for Abstract Submission January 19, 2020
Early Registration and Accommodation January 26, 2020
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