Dear friends and supporters,
In the name of the new Board I welcome you as current President of the International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (ISIORT).
Half a year ago, we had a very successful Conference in Mannheim, Germany – those of you who had the chance to participate will well remember the excellent talks as well as some new exciting formats of the sessions, where we owe sincere thanks to the organizers Fredrik Wenz and his team.
The meeting’s abstract book is now available for you on the website’s section: Past events.
ISIORT 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.
In the past years, research on IORT 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, we successfully introduced a no-fee policy. To date roughly 400 people from all over the world applied for membership, and almost everybody opted for visibility on the homepage in the members/supporters section. This gives us the unique chance to identify scientists of all disciplines who might be potential partners in joint studies.
Therefore, we encourage you to spread this information to apply for ISIORT membership for free to all your colleagues from all disciplines, surgery, radio-oncology, radiobiology and medical physics, who are actively engaged or interested in IORT.
Since ISIORT is on purpose a low-budget organization, we will not be able to provide you with high-frequent newsletters. However, if you wish to place your own meeting activities or protocols on IORT, you are invited to provide us (by contact mail address) with announcements of conferences, seminars and meetings you are organizing on your own – this information will be spread to all members.
Moreover, I would like to take the opportunity to renew the invitation all the ISIORT members to contribute to the ISIORT Registry, which 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 11th ISIORT Conference in Salzburg, Austria, which will take place on June 19th-20th, 2020.
Chairman Department of Radiation Oncology
Paracelsus Medical University Clinics Salzburg, Austria