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Cecile Wolfs received a second NRS Travel Grant

Travel grants July 2019

From June 17-June 20, I attended the ICCR2019 (International Conference on the use of Computers in Radiation therapy) in Montréal, Canada. The program was diverse, with several keynote speakers, educational sessions, abstract presentations and poster sessions. Topics ranged from workflow optimization and outcomes-driven treatment planning to advanced artificial intelligence methods. The participants reflected this spectrum of topics, ranging from medical physicists to computer and data scientists.

The conference was interesting and educational. It provided a clear overview of the research performed worldwide and the advances made by using computers in radiotherapy. The educational sessions were very good, providing a good refresher but also new understanding of statistics and deep learning. The poster sessions gave an accessible platform for meeting other researchers in the field.

With regards to my own research (deep learning for detecting dose deviations caused by anatomical changes during radiotherapy), there were many relevant presentations. One example is a presentation about determining the uncertainty of a deep learning model. Another presentation showed a systematic method for working with imbalanced data, which occurs often in my research.

To conclude, ICCR2019 was very interesting and relevant, and I am grateful to the NRS for providing me the opportunity to participate!

Cecile Wolfs

PhD student

Department of Radiation Oncology (Maastro), GROW – School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands