Workshop on Hadron Therapy.

Date and Time

22 to 24 October, 2015. 09:00 a.m.


Fiesta Inn, Av. Prolongación Anillo Circunvalación Sur # 248,
Col. Santa Elena, C.P. 29060, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México.


Dr. Arturo Fernandez Tellez (FCFM -BUAP)
Dr. Guillermo Tejeda Muñoz (IMSS-Puebla)
M.C. Eva Medel Baez (IMSS-Puebla)


MCTP, UNACH, CONACYT, ICTP, BUAP, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología México, IBA Industrial and Sterilization Solutions, IMSS Puebla


The use of radiopharmaceuticals in medicine, primarily focused to diagnose diseases such as cancer, heart disease and brain disorders has spread dramatically in hospitals and research institutes in nuclear medicine, thanks to technological advances such as computed tomography via PET ( Positron Emission tomography ), SPECT (single - photon emission computed tomography ), ? - camera (gamma camera), among others. The demand for these drugs has led to the creation of new techniques (more secure, efficient and less costly) for radioisotope production.

In this technological research project we propose to install a particle accelerator, cyclotron type, capable of accelerating protons or light ions at energies in the range of at least 30-70 MeV and produce at least a dozen of commercial radiopharmaceuticals; this device would have the ability to extract six beamlines for its use in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and also with ample opportunity to produce technological innovations in instrumentation, medicine, electronics and physical computing systems, among others. In addition, it is contemplated to provide diagnosis and cancer treatment though the installation of scanners (PET and Gamma Cameras).


Thursday, October 22, 2015. Clinical aspects of proton therapy and nuclide applications

09:00-09:40 Opening Ceremony.
09:40-10:20 Novel Radiotherapy Approaches to the treatment of High Grade Sarcoma.
Dr. David Loeb
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
10:20-11:00 Nuclear tracers and markers for PET/CT.
Dr. Javier Altamirano Ley
Unidad PET/CT, Fac. de Medicina, UNAM.
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:00 RK-33: a novel tumor specific radiosensitizer for cancer treatment.
Dr. Venu Raman
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
12:00-13:00 The Swiss way to protons: a long and winding road.
Dr. Raymond Miralbell
Hòpitaux Universitaires de Gèneve.
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:10 Radiation protection legislation for a cyclotron facility.
Fis. David Espejo Villalobos
Tecnofísica S.A.
Ing. Antonio de León Reséndiz Christus Muguerza
Sistemas Hospitalarios, S.A. de C.V.
15:10-16:10 IAEA TRS 398 Code of practice for calibration of clinical proton beams in terms of absorbe dose to water.
Dr. José Trinidad Álvarez Romero
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ).
16:10-16:30 Coffee Break PDF
16:30-17:10 On the role of ion-based imaging methods used in particle therapy.
M.C. Lorena Magallanes
HIT (Heidelberg Proton Therapy, Heidelberg, Germany).
17:10-17:40 4D Monte Carlo tool for proton radiotherapy simulations.
Dr. Jose Ramos Méndez
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California-San Francisco.
17:40-18:20 Hyperthermia for proton therapy.
Dr. Mark Falkowski
CEO Pyrexar Medical, USA.
18:20-19:20 General Discussion on Topic One.

Friday, October 23, 2015. Cancer tumors-Innovative aspects of proton therapy.

9:00-9:40 Advancing Technology in Proton Therapy for Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Sam Adams
Varian particle Therapy
9:40-10:20 High Performance Computing for Medical Physics applications.
Dr. Enrique Varela Carlos
Laboratorio Nacional de SuperComputo, BUAP
10:20-11:00 Thermoluminescence applitations in Nuclear Medicine.
Dr. Juan Azorin Nieto
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:10 Summary of current clinical trial studies using radiosensitizer agents with radiotherapy and proton therapy.
Dr. Wendy Bautista
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
12:10-12:50 Accelerator Physics-Medical applications in México.
Dr. Humberto Maury Cuna
Departamento de Física, Universidad de Guanajuato
12:50 -13:40 Perspectives of proton therapy in Mexico.
M. D. Maria de Jesus González Blanco
Hospital Ángeles de Puebla
Arturo Fernández Téllez, Ph. D
13:40-15:00 Lunch
15:00-15:40 ICTP activities in medical physics.
Dr. Renato Padovani
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste Italy
15:40 -16:20 Cyclotron Technology for Radio-medicine and Hadron Therapy.
IBA representative
16:20-16:50 Coffee Break
16:50-17:20 A review on hybrid PET-MRI system.
Dr. Silvia Hidalgo Tobón
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa
17:20-18:00 PET/CT Scan for Nuclear Imaging.
Philips representative
18:00-19:00 General Discussion on TOPIC TWO.
20:00 Workshop Dinner

Saturday, October 24, 2015.

09:00-10:00 General discussion and final remarks
10:00-12:00 Poster session
12:00-16:00 City Tour

Public Talks
Thursday, October 22, 2015.

11:00-12:00 Del átomo de Demócrito a nuestros días, una mirada al mundo de las partículas.
Dr. Mario Rodríguez Cahuantzi
Facultad de Ciencias Físico Matemática, BUAP.
Place: Universidad Politécnica de Chiapas - Suchiapa

Friday, October 23, 2015.

11:00-12:00 Aplicaciones de detectores de partículas en la Medicina Nuclear.
Dr. Mario ivan Martínez Hernández
Place: Ciudad Universitaria de la Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas

UNACH/MCTP, Ciudad Universitaria
Carretera Emiliano Zapata Km. 4,
Real del Bosque (Terán).
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México.
C. P. 29050
Teléfono 52 (961) 617-80-00
Ext. 8200 y 1380
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