Developers and users of Monte Carlo techniques applied to Medicine in the clinic, industry and academy, are invited to participate to MCMA2017 for presenting, discussing and exchanging information on the scientific and technical innovations in application areas including medical radiation sources, radiation therapy treatment planning in conventional and in particle therapy, brachytherapy, radiation dosimetry, radiation shielding, radiation imaging and nuclear medicine, radiobiology, and their connection with the technology of inverse optimization, deformable image registration, machine learning techniques, parallel and GPU computing, etc.

MCMA2017 follows previous related meetings in Montreal, Canada in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011; in Ghent, Belgium in 2006; in Cardiff, UK in 2009; in Seville, Spain in 2012; and in Québec City, Canada in 2014.

The Conference is organized by
                       
 Università di Napoli Federico II and INFN Sezione di Napoli, Napoli, Italy
 

Venue:  
Centro Congressi Federico II
Address: Via Partenope 36,  80121 Napoli, Italy
Tel. +39 081 2535706 / +39 081 2537395   Fax: +39 081 2535729  
e-mail: eventi@unina.it




The scientific programme (preliminary) can be found here.


Topics:
  • Updates on MC codes physics
  • MC physics and geometric input
  • MC models for radiation sources and beams
  • MC approaches in brachytherapy
  • GPU/parallel implementations and deterministic methods
  • Application in imaging and nuclear medicine
  • MC in particle therapy
  • MC Treatment planning and evaluation
  • MC applications in microdosimetry
  • MC applications in IGRT and dosimetry
  • MC in radiobiology

Contacts:
For scientific info, please contact us via email at MCMA2017@na.infn.it

Conference services:
The official Conference agency for registration, hotel booking and companion programme is:
"effe erre congressi srl" http://www.frcongressi.it/
Please refer to the "registration info" link on the left side menu in this main page.
EXCURSIONS
The programme of excursions can be found here. The corresponding booking info can be found here.


Abstract submission

The deadline for submission of Abstracts for MCMA2017 is 1 May 2017.
Late abstract submission only for posters extended to 15 July 2017.

Accepted abstracts (for presenters regularly registered before 15 July 2017) will be published in a Supplement of the journal 
Physica Medica - European Journal of Medical Physics (EJMP).
Notification of acceptance will be sent to the author on 15 June 2017.
Notification of acceptance for late poster submissions will be sent to the author by 30 July 2017.


Focus Issue of Physica Medica - European Journal of Medical Physics

Full papers from Conference contributions will be published in a Focus Issue of Physica Medica on April 2018. This will be a regular issue of EJMP dedicated to the highlights of the MCMA2017 Conference. Members of the Scientific Committee of the Conference will be Guest Editors for this Focus Issue. Papers will be reviewed using the normal stringent EJMP review process. The deadline for submission of papers to EJMP for this Focus Issue is 31 December 2017. Papers published in this Focus Issue will be available for free download from the journal's website up to 31 December 2018.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EJMP's website, after the Conference. Upon submission and on the cover page of the paper, please state clearly that this work was presented as part of the "International Conference on Monte Carlo Techniques for Medical Applications", and please select the submission flag "SI MCMA 2017".
The instructions for authors for EJMP can be found here
Electronic submission are processed here.

We wish you much success in submitting your paper and please contact us at MCMA2017@na.infn.it should there be questions or concerns.


University 'Federico II', NaplesINFN Sezione di NapoliThe conference is co-funded by INFN - Sezione di Napoli, by University "Federico II", Naples, and by the Department of Physics "Ettore Pancini" of University "Federico II", Naples, Italy.




 
The Conference is sponsored by AIFM  (Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica)

 


 
MCMA2017 is an ESTRO endorsed Conference

 

Dates: from 15 October 2017 18:00 to 18 October 2017 15:00
Timezone: Europe/Rome
Location: Napoli, Italy
Centro Congressi Federico II, Via Partenope 36, 80121 Napoli, Italy
Chairs: Prof. Leal, Antonio
Prof. Després, Philippe
Russo, Paolo
Material: Paper
Slides