NAAE-31 Conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Small changes to the program can still be made!
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Tuesday 15th of October 2024, only if you arrive early in Utrecht (Day 0):
10.00-12.00   Museum Speelklok, for anyone interested in vintage mechanical marvels. It’s a ’must-see’ museum if you have time for this.  You pay the entrance yourself 🙂 not included in the conference fee.
Address: Steenweg 6 (it’s about 10 minutes walk, on the east side of the Central Station, use Google map).
12.00-13.00   Joint lunch for the NAAE participants who will visit the Museum Speelklok.
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Tuesday 15th of October 2024, Pre Conference Education – ESD and Electrical Safety education and Dinner (Day 0):

How to get to the Pre Conference at Utrecht Botanic Gardens / Greenhous (education room):
At latest 14.00, take a tram from Jaarbeursplein (H1) or Utrecht Central (B4), line 20 or 21 towards Science Park P+R, to Padualaaan station (it’s about 15 minutes journey). You pay the tram journey by ’beeping’ your credit card at the payment post on the platform before entering the tram (note that ’IN’ is written on the payment post when you check in and ’OUT’ is written when you check out). Don’t forget to check out by ’beeping’ again at Padualaan platform! — 500m walk to the University Botanic Gardens, Budapestlaan 17 (use Google map).

14.30                 Your arrival at Utrecht Botanic Gardens, Budapestlaan 17
14.45                 Joint walk to the Greenhouse (education room)
14.55                 Welcome by NAAE & Utrecht UMC
15.00                 Education (1): Electrostatic discharge (ESD).
.                           – Introduction and demo’s: Bas Grootemaat
.                           – ESD safety on accelerators: Total ESD Solutions_ Tim Maas
.                           – Questions and answers
15.45                 Coffee & Tea break
16.15                  Education (2): Electrical safety in the medical field. Amsterdam UMC _Rob Peters

.                           – Questions & Answers
17.00                 Education (3): QA2030, what needs to be done and changes in the near future, _…..
.                           Questions & Answers

17.00                 Late arrival at Utrecht Botanic Gardens, Budapestlaan 17
17.15                  Joint walk to the Greenhouse (for participants with late arrivals)
17.45                 Tour of the Greenhouse
18.30-20.30  Barbecue at the Greenhouse
.                          Tram (line 20 or 21) back to your hotel

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Wednesday 16th of October 2024, Main Conference (Day 1):

How to get to the Great Lecture Hall, University Medical Center (UMC):
At latest 08.00, take a tram from Jaarbeursplein (H1) or Utrecht Central (B4), line 20 or 21 towards Science Park P+R, to UMC Utrecht station (it’s about 20 minutes journey). You pay the tram journey by ’beeping’ your credit card at the payment post on the platform before entering the tram (note that ’IN’ is written on the payment post when you check in and ’OUT’ is written when you check out).
 Don’t forget to check out by ’beeping’ again at UMC Utrecht platform!  100m walk to the main entrance. Follow the ’NAAE’ signs to the conference room.

Amsterdam UMC

08.30                 Your arrival and registration at the Great Lecture Hall, University Medical Center (UMC)
08.50                 Welcome by NAAE & Utrecht UMC
.                            Presentation of Companies and their ’All day’ Exhibition
09.20                 Lecture (4a): Development of the MRI Linac, Utrecht UMC_…………
10.00                  Exhibition + Coffee & Tea mingel
10.45+               Lecture (5b): Gamma knife from an engineer’s prospective, Gertjan Schoo, Elekta

11.20                   Lecture (6d): What’s in the ’pipeline’, Elekta
11.40                   Lecture (7c): What’s in the ’pipeline’, Varian
12.00                  Light lunch buffet
13.30                   Lecture (8e): Sustainability (kW/Grey) in Service for Varian Linacs, Varian_Menno van Vulpen
14.00                  Lecture (9h): Breathing Control for Motion Management, Amsterdam UMC _Irma van Dijk
14.30                  Lecture (10i): Hyperthermia in Radiotherapy, Amsterdam UMC_Remko Zweije
15.00                  Exhibition + Coffee & Tea mingel

15.45+                Lecture (11j):  UK standard BS 70000, Richard Baker

16.15                   Lecture (12k): 3D-printing, Utrecht UMC

16.45                  Lecture (13p): Topic to be discussed with Paul S.: Varian
17.15                   Information about the online Evaluation form, NAAE_Henrik Cederfjord

.                            Instructions for the study visit to the Radiation Therapy Department
17.30                  Tour of the Radiation Therapy Department, University Medical Center (UMC)
19.45                  Departure with tram (line 20 or 21) to the conference restaurant in Utrecht center

20.15-22.30    Conference Dinner
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Thursday 17th of October 2024, Main Conference (Day 2):

08.30                  Your arrival at the Great Lecture Hall
08.45                  Information about grouping BLUE/GLH (Q&A)
.                             Joint walk to the BLUE conference room for this group
08.50     GLH    Workshop (14): Technical Questions & Answers – Varian
09.00    BLUE  Workshop (15): Technical Questions & Answers – Elekta
10.30                   Exhibition + Coffee & Tea mingel
11.15+     GLH
    Lecture (16m): MDR, Karolinska Stockholm
11.15+    BLUE  Lecture (17f): ISO Rotation optimization Elekta systems, Radboud UMC_Peter de Graaf
11.50      GLH    Lecture (18n): Varian mobile, Karolinska Stockholm
11.50      BLUE  Lecture (19g): Steering and Focus measurements Elekta systems, AVL_ Rene van Schie
12.20     GLH    Lecture (20o): IsoLock and IsoTuner for TrueBeam, Varian
12.20     BLUE  Lecture (21l): Achromaticity and coincidence on Elekta machines, LUMC Leiden_Ron Hoving
12.50                  Light lunch buffet
14.00     GLH   NAAE Annual Member Meeting + planning of the next conference

15.00                  Coffee & Tea break
.                            End of Conference  (see you next year)
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Topics for lectures:
a)    Development of the MRI Linac, Utrecht UMC_……….. (35 minutes + Q&A)
b)    Gamma knife from an engineer’s prospective, Elekta_Gertjan Schoo (25 minutes + Q&A)

c)    What’s in the ’pipeline’, Varian (15 minutes + Q&A)
d)    What’s in the ’pipeline’, Elekta (15 minutes + Q&A)

e)    Sustainability (kW/Grey) in Service for Varian Linacs, Varian_Menno van Vulpen (25 minutes + Q&A)
f)     ISO Rotation optimization Elekta systems, Radboud UMC_Peter de Graaf  (25 minutes + Q&A) 
g)    Steering and Focus measurements Elekta systems, AVL_ Rene van Schie   (25 minutes + Q&A)
h)    Breathing Control for Motion Management, AUMC_Irma van Dijk (25 minutes + Q&A)
i)     Hyperthermia in Radiotherapy: Amsterdam UMC_ Remko Zweije   (25 minutes + Q&A)
j)     UK standard BS 70000, Richard Baker  (20 minutes + Q&A)
k)    3D-printing, Utrecht UMC (25 minutes + Q&A)
l)     Achromaticity and coincidence on Elekta machines, LUMC Leiden_Ron Hoving (25 minutes + Q&A)
m)  MDR, Karolinska Stockholm (25 minutes + Q&A)
n)   Varian mobile, Karolinska Stockholm (25 minutes + Q&A)
o)   IsoLock and IsoTuner for TrueBeam, Varian (25 minutes + Q&A)
p)   Topic to be discussed with Paul S.: Varian (25 minutes + Q&A)
q)   Workshop: Older interesting radiotherapy equipment, Utrecht UMC_Jan
r)    QA2030, what needs to be done and changes in the near future, _…..
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