Dear friends and colleagues,
I welcome you in the new website of the International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (ISIORT).
ISIORT, founded in 1998, is promoting the practice and the advances of intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for treating cancer in a multidisciplinary setting. ISIORT's mission is promotion of biological, translational and clinical research and dissemination of scientific knowledge.
As you may know, several tumor types can be conveniently treated by IORT. Recent research focused on breast cancer but a lot of solid data come from studies on other tumor types such as gastrointestinal, genitourinary and gynecological cancers and sarcoma.
- In order to enlarge the IORT community and facilitate the participation to the ISIORT activities, the new Board established at the Cologne's meeting in September 2015 to adopt a no-fee policy. Therefore we cordially invite you to apply for ISIORT membership for free, also in case you have already been a member in the past. This guarantees that you will be automatically updated with all relevant informations about IORT activites and meetings.
- Vice versa, you are strongly encouraged to provide us (by contact mail address) with announcements of conferences, seminars and meetings you are organizing on your own – this new website will also serve as platform for announcement and advertisement.
- Moreover, I would like to take the opportunity to invite all the ISIORT members to contribute to the ISIORT Registry, that is currently the largest collection of treatment data of IORT procedures.
- Finally, in order to intensify scientific networking within the IORT community, we decided to utilize the growing opportunities of new social media. Therefore, we suggest that you register on Researchgate, where many of us are already present. Follow and endorse your colleagues for “IORT” and/or “Intraoperative Radiotherapy” to take advantage of continuous updates who is publishing in the field!
Together with the Board, I send you my best regards and I look forward to see you at the 2016 ISIORT Conference in Italy.