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									               Department of Nuclear Engineering
               Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
                           ISRAEL
                                    Conference on
  Medical Physics in Israel – Present and Future
    Sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency
   Senate hall, Building 71, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva,
                                   ISRAEL

        Organization Committee:
        Prof. Zeev Alfassi, Dr. Itzhak Orion, Dr. Dror Alezra and Dan Schifter.
        Secretary: Hava Amit 08-6461312
        Email: hamit@bgu.ac.il; iorion@bgu.ac.il



Day 1: 7 November 2007
10:30 Registration

10:45 Welcome: Prof. Jimmy Weinblatt, Rector BGU

Session I: Academic basis for medical physics in Israel
Chair: Dr. Dror Alezra

11:00 Department of Nuclear Engineering - overview, Prof. Zeev Alfassi, Head

11:15 International experience and cooperation in establishing Medical Physics
        Base in Israel, Dr. Stig Palm, IAEA Vienna.

12:00 Dosimetry in medicine
      Prof. John Kalef-Ezra, Medical Physics Lab, Medical School, University of Ioannina,
          Ioannina, Greece

12:45 Lunch Break




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Session II: Medical physics in Israel
Chair: Prof. Zeev Alfassi

14:00    Radiology Treatments Status in Israeli Medical Centers,
         Dr. Dror Alezra, Oncology Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat-Gan

14:45    Radiotherapy needs and practice,
         Dan Schifter, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 The initial syllabus of biomedical track education in the nuclear
      engineering department at BGU: an approach to training nuclear
      engineers for careers in nuclear medicine and radiotherapy clinics
      Prof. Brenda Laster, Department of Nuclear Engineering, BGU

16:45 Department of Oncology-Soroka University Medical Center-Physics
       Division-Present and Future
      Dr. Sergio Faermann, Soroka University Medical Center, Institute of Oncology, Beer-
          Sheva




Day 2: 8 November 2007
Session III: Medical physics: Academic research in Israel I
Chair: Prof. Alex Gersten

9:00 Recent advances in radiation cancer therapy
     Prof. Charlie C-M. Ma, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center,
          Philadelphia, USA

9:45    X-Ray diagnostics dose and QA
        Dr. Avi Ben-Shlomo, SOREQ NRC Yavne

10:15 Monte Carlo simulation developments for medical physics
      Dr. Itzhak Orion, Department of Nuclear Engineering, BGU

10:45 Coffee break

Session IV: Medical physics: Academic research in Israel II
Chair: Dr. Itzhak Orion

11:15 Uncertainties of activity determination of I-125 in the thyroid
      Dr. Uzi Germam, Negev NRC

11:45 Whole Body counting system response
      Dr. Omer Peled / Prof. Zeev Alfassi, BGU


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12:15 Probing brain oxygenation with near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)
      Prof. Alex Gersten, Department of Physics, BGU

12:45 Peculiarities of Brain's Blood Flow: Role of Arterial CO2 and Blood
      Pressure
      Prof. Alex Gersten, Department of Physics, BGU


13:15 Lunch Break

Session V: Medical physics: Hospital research in Israel I
Chair: Prof. John Kalef-Ezra

14:15 Peripheral doses from linear accelerators - radiotherapy in pregnant
      patients
      Yechiel Leser, Rabin Medical Center-Medical Physics Department

14:45 Comparison study of the 10MV unflattened and flattened (therapeutic)
      beams
      Maoz Ben Ayun, Soroka University Medical Center, Institute of Oncology, Beer-Sheva

15:15 Measurement of HDR Source Dwell-time Using Computer Vision
      Dr. David Silvern, Department of Medical Physics, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva,
        Israel

15:45 Coffee break

Session VI: Medical physics: Hospital research in Israel II
Chair: Prof Charlie C-M. Ma

16:15 Automated Generation of TG-43 Parameters for a Brachytherapy Source
      Dr. David Silvern, Department of Medical Physics, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva,

16:40 A Genetic Optimizer for Intra-operative Mid-course Correction of a
      Prostate Implant
       Dr. David Silvern, Department of Medical Physics, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva

17:00 Dosimetry of small MV-photon beams using radiographic films
      Dr. Yanai Krutman, Radiotherapy Department – Davidoff Cancer Center – Petah Tikvah

17:30 Ionizing chamber response in strong magnetic field environments
       Sion Koren, Department of Nuclear Engineering, BGU




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