13th ISRS Congress 2015 in Yokohama, Japan
The 12th ISRS congress in Yokohama, Japan was a success. We thank the local organizing committee chaired by Dr. Motohiro Hayashi, and co-chaired by Dr. Yoshiyuki Suzuki and Dr. Yoshihiro Muragaki. There were 570 participants from more than 35 countries. It was indeed an international gathering from various radiosurgical fields including radiation oncology, neurosurgery, and physicists as well as radiation therapists, and other health care allies. This reflects the true multidisciplinary nature of our society and our ability to bring various specialties together under one roof for scientific discussion and collaboration. In this congress, more than 450 abstracts were accepted for presentation in oral or poster forms. Everyone remarked on the outstanding quality and diversity of the scientific program. The success of education day became a good tradition. The feedback was highly supportive of this tradition to continue in the future. Our society is committed to training new and young radiosurgeons for the next generation. Of note in congress was the first ever Cancer Summit in Japan. ISRS was able to provide the initial fund to fight against cancer.
Fabrikant Award: Drs. German Rey and Roberto Martinez for their outstanding collaborative effort in pioneering radiosurgery.
Young Professional Award: Dr. Charles Rutter.
Best Poster Award: Dr. Tomohisa Furuya.
Officers and Board of Directors 2015-2017
President: Antonio de Salles
Vice President: Ian Paddick
Secretary/Treasurer: Laura Fariselli
Past President: Samuel Ryu
Board of Directors
Masahiro Hiraoka (2013-2017)
Ben Slotman (2013-2017)
Motohiro Hayashi (2013-2017)
Fang-Fang Yin (2015-2019)
Mikhail Chernov (2015-2019)
Patrick Hanssens (2015-2019)
Jason Sheehan (2015-2019)
Marc Levivier (Montraux 2017 Congress Chairman)
Arjun Sahgal (ISRS Radiosurgery guideline project)
13th ISRS Congress 2017 in Montreux, Switzerland
The 13th ISRS Congress will take place in the beautiful city of Montreux, Switzerland, on June 7-11, 2017. The local organizing committee will be chaired by Dr. Marc Levivier. Everyone is encouraged to report to experience and results of original research in stereotactic radiosurgery and the stereotactic body radiation therapy, and any type of related research and clinical experience. It will encompass the topics ranging from basic research to clinical application. The goal of this exciting congress is to provide a comprehensive update on the latest research in radiosurgery of brain and body sites for malignant and benign tumors and functional disorders. The congress will have emphasis on education and the practical training. It will help trainees and established practitioners as well continuing education.
Application of the Future ISRS Congress Destination
14th ISRS Congress will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2019. Application for 2021 Congress for the future rotation site of Asia and Oceania will be opened in late 2015. If there are good proposals within the deadline, those will be considered following the tradition of rotating among the continents. If no acceptable proposal has been received within the deadline, the bid will be re-opened to any continent of the world.
ISRS Guideline of Radiosurgery Project
The ISRS has initiated a pilot project to create guidelines for common indications for both brain and spine radiosurgery. This project is supported by the officers and all the current board members are involved to ensure success of the pilot program. A selected guideline leader, who was selected from the members of ISRS, and the sponsoring board member will form an international study group for each project to conduct the study and write a systematic review. This project is coordinated by Dr. Arjun Sahgal on behalf of the society. Ultimate recommendations will be endorsed by the board and presented at ISRS 2017. If this project is successful, then a formal committee and process will be created to continue new guidelines and update the existing guidelines. This academic activity of the society will promote the evidence- and expert-based practice for radiosurgery and SBRT.
The first cohort of 10 guideline projects includes:
- Radiosurgery for epilepsy
- Radiosurgery for Tremor
- Radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia
- Radiosurgery and treatment of 1-4 brain metastases
- Radiosurgery and treatment of 5-10 brain metastases
- Radiosurgery of Acoustic neuroma
- Radiosurgery and treatment of cavernous sinus meningioma
- Radiosurgery and treatment of arteriovenous malformation
- Spine radiosurgery for de novo spinal metastases
- Spine radiosurgery for the re-treatment of spinal metastases