Modern radiotherapy is increasingly evolving towards a reduction in the number of fractions. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), or as morerecently de ned, SABR (Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy), is aradiation therapy approach in which high radiation doses are delivered in few fractions focused on small extracranial tumors with rapid dose fall off outside the target. In particular, SBRT/SABR is becoming elective therapy, in several anatomic districts, both for primitive tumors and for metastaticlesions. These results were achieved thanks to a multidisciplinary effort with strong involvement of highly quali ed and skilled professionalstogether with technological progress both in imaging and in treatmentdelivery.

Since we consider this multidisciplinary approach as the key of success,the Italian Association of Radiation Oncology (AIRO) and the Italian Association of Medical Physics (AIFM) organize the 3rd edition of the joint symposium on SBRT within the Fuligno monastery area in Florence.

Course directors

Filippo Alongi, Brescia University & Sacro Cuore Hospital, Negrar (Verona)

Pietro Mancosu, Humanitas Cancer Center, Rozzano (Milan)


Scientific Committee

Radiation Oncology

Paolo Bastiani, ASL Centro Florence

Pierluigi Bonomo, Careggi Florence

Barbara Jereczek, Milan University & IEO Milan


Medical Physics

Francesca Romana Giglioli, Città della salute Turin

Stefania Pallotta, Florence University & Careggi Florence

Serenella Russo, ASL Centro Florence


Abstract selection committee

Radiation Oncology

Renzo Corvò, Genoa University

Lorenzo Livi, Florence University & Careggi Florence

Stefano Magrini, Brescia University & Spedali Civili Brescia


Medical Physics

Carlo Cavedon, University Hospital of Verona

Michele Stasi, Mauriziano Hospital Turin

Cinzia Talamonti, Florence University & Careggi Firenze

Endorsed by:


AIFM National Secretariat

Symposium srl

infoline +390119211467

Day I - Thursday 4th

Session I • Chairs: S. Magrini, Brescia - M. Stasi, Turin

13:30 Welcome messages.
S. Magrini (AIRO President - Brescia) M. Stasi (AIFM President - Turin)

14:00 Lectio magistralis. The future prospective of SBRT.U. Ricardi (ESTRO President - Turin)

14:30 Lectio magistralis. Technologies for SBRT.C. Cavedon, Verona

15:00 Coffee break
Session II • Chairs: R. Corvò, Genoa - S. Russo, Florence

15:30 Physics of IGRT in SBRT: from phantom to patient.L. Masi, Florence

15:50 Motion management for precise medicine.S. Corradini, Munich

16:10 Clinical results of SBRT for abdominal targets M. Scorsetti, Milan

16:40 Discussion time.
17:00 Selected abstracts.
17:30 Learning from every SBRT patient treated. M. Van Herk, Manchester

18:00Poster view.

Day II: Friday 5th

Session III • Chairs: P. Bastiani, Florence - M. Iori, Reggio Emilia

08:30 Lectio magistralis. Geometrical uncertainties in SBRT from imaging and image-guidance to planning and margins. B. Heijmen, Rotterdam

09:00 Radiomics in SBRT: the clinical perspective.V. Valentini, Roma

09:30 Radiomics in SBRT: the physicist's perspective.M. Avanzo, Aviano

10:00 Discussion time.

10:30 Coffee break

Session IV • Chairs: S. Pergolizzi, Messina - S. Pallotta, Florence

11:00 Immunology in SBRT. A. Filippi, Pavia
11:30 Physics of nanoparticles in SBRT. L. Strigari, Rome
12:00 The DEGRO experience in dosimetric and clinical multicenter studies: what next? O. Blank, KIel
12:30 Selected abstracts

13:55 Welcome address. M. Brambilla (EFOMP President - Novara)

13.00 Lunch


Session V – Chairs: V. Donato, Rome - F. Banci Buonamici, Siena

14:00 Physics of SBRT in proton therapy. M. Schwarz, Trento

14:30 Unconventional fractionation in clinical hadrontherapy.R. Orecchia, Milan

15:00 Plan analysis in SBRT. V. Hernandez, Barcelona

15:30 Selected abstracts.
16:00 Break

Session VI • Chairs: P. Bonomo, Florence - C. Talamonti, Florence

16:30 SBRT clinical applications: prostate. G. Simontacchi, Florence

17:00 Autoplanning in SBRT.
L. Marrazzo, Florence -  C. Fiandra, Turin

17:30 Poster views.

Day III - Saturday 6th

Session VII • Chairs: L. Livi, Florence - L. Spiazzi, Brescia

08:30 Lectio magistralis. Precision radiotherapy through advanced imaging. A. Chiti, Milan

09:00 Physics of MRI/Linac. M. De Spirito, Roma

09:30 SBRT clinical applications: MRI/Linac. F. Lagerwaard, Amsterdam

10:00 Question time.

10:30 Coffee break

Session VIII

Chairs: B. Jereczek, Milan - F. R. Giglioli, Turin

11:00 In-vivo dosimetry in SBRT. M. Esposito, Florence

11:30 SRT clinical applications: brain metastases.S. Scoccianti,Florence

12:00 Small eld dosimetry: IAEA483/ICRU91 views.N. Jornet, Barcelona

12:30 Selected abstracts.

13:00 Lunch

Session IX • Chairs: F. Alongi, Verona - P. Mancosu, Milan

14:00 SBRT clinical applications: re-treatment. M. Trovò, Udine

14:30 Quality controls in SBRT. C. Marino, Catania

15:00 ICRU91: where to normalize the dose - symposium with the whole faculty.

16:00 Best presentations awarding and conclusion.

The main program will include oral and poster sections for both Physicists and Radiation Oncologists. In particular the best oral communications (under 35/in training) will be awarded with a cash prize.

Abstracts must be sent to within 20th July 2018. Abstracts must be submitted and presented at the conference in English.

Abstracts must be submitted should include:

  • The title (maximum 100 characters)
  • Three keywords
  • The names of the authors with affiliations
  • The name of the presenter
  • The preference between oral and poster communication
  • The appropriate section (Physics or Radiation Oncology)
  • If the presenter competes for awards.

Abstracts should be structured into the sections: Introduction; Materials & Methods; Results; Conclusion.

Abstracts should not exceed 3000 characters, spaces included. Abstracts may contain two figures/tables.

Abstracts must be submitted both in .doc or .docx and .pdf using the course template (download)

Abstracts will be anonymised before review.

Abstracts submitted for presentation will be reviewed by experts in the field of the subject. Abstract review criteria are based on clarity, supporting data, scientific rigour, potential significance, interest in the topic chosen and innovation or usefulness.

In order to comply with the Italian Healh Ministry CME regulation, abstracts should not include any product name, image or message, the contents  should not be influenced by any commercial interest. Abstract not complying with said rules cannot be admitted. For CME purpose, admitted authors will be required to provide a short bio and a declaration of any financial relationship with industry during the past two years.

Notification of outcome of abstract submission will be sent by email by 15th September 2018.

Accepted abstracts will be published in an online journal.

With the submission of an abstract to “SBRT: from Physics to Clinic”, the corresponding (presenting) author:

  • Accepts responsibility for the accuracy of the abstract and ascertains that all authors are aware of the content before submission
  • Accepts to be the contact person for all correspondence related to the abstract and to inform the co-authors about its status
  • Accepts to identify any financial interest in products or processes described in the abstract. This includes stock ownership, membership on any advisory boards, commercially sponsored research or any other substantial relationships

The course will be accredited in Italy for Continuous Medical Education by AIFM, national CME provider (ID No. 416) . More information will be posted as soon as available.


AIFM AIRO ESTRO THASTRO members € 180,00
Non members € 360,00
Students AIFM AIRO members (30 places available) € 30,00


Medical physicist/physician joint registration: a discount of 20%
on the applicable individual net fee (without VAT) will be applied for all joint registrations (1 medical physicist + 1 physician).
Registrations will have to be made individually by both registrants on the same day.
Name of the colleague applying for the reduced rate will be required.

The fee includes: admission to all scienti c sessions, course kit, refreshmentsas per program.


The course will be accredited for 150 participants.
The capacity of the main room is 100 seats. Another room will be videoconnected to the main hall (60 seats available).
Available seats (80) for attendees in the main room will be reserved on a first-come- rst-served basis.
Registration form available on
Applications for registration will be accepted according to the chronologicalorder of arrival. The registration will be con rmed after the payment of the fee(wire transfer or credit card are available).
The fee must be paid upon the registration for the Course.


The full amount of the registration fee (except for the processing fee (€ 20)will be refunded for cancellations received before September 20th 2018.
Wire transfer or credit card costs will be applied.
No refund will be issued for cancellations received after September 20th 2018. All cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail ( to the course secretariat.

Cancellation con rmation will be sent within one week.

The course will be organized with the unrestricted support of the following companies*:







*Updated June 4th

The course will be held at the Centro Formazione Montedomini "Il Fuligno" located in via Faenza 44. a few minutes'walking distance from Santa Maria Novella railway station.