STFC & Particle Accelerators and Beams group workshop on particle accelerators for medicine

The CLF’s laser systems are built and maintained by our laser experts
(Credit: STFC)

On Tuesday February 17th 2015, at 10.00, the STFC hosted a joint Workshop in conjunction with the IoP Particle Accelerators and Beams Group, to consider developments in the field of “particle accelerators for medicine”. The workshop provided a high level overview of the work being carried out, the key players in the area and highlighted other relevant activities and events that are scheduled to take place. The workshop was held at the Franklin Theatre at the Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London.

Plasmas generated using high power laser pulses can be used to study astrophysical objects such as nebulae
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The event included talks from both UK and international speakers. UK accelerator experts summarised their work in this area and the international experts provided perspectives from overseas. These talks helped to stimulate a discussion on how the UK can develop its strategy and optimise its impact in the context of the global programme. The aim of the workshop was to gather the views of the community and a discussion will be held on the relevant areas in which the STFC and the community can play a leading role.


ASB Workshop 17 February 2015
Franklin Theatre, Institute of Physics, London

10.00 - 10.15 Welcome and Overview of the day
10.15 - 13.00 Talks from UK Based specialists providing an overview of the work being undertaken in the UK
10.15 - 10.45 Introduction from a medical perspective
10.45 - 11.15 UK proton therapy centres and associated accelerator R&D
Activities in UK universities
13.00 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 14.00 STFC: Innovations & Industry and opportunities such as CLASP
14.00 - 14.15 STFC– Overview from Futures group and the Cancer Care strategy
14.15 - 15.45 Overseas Perspective
15.45 - 16.45 Open Discussion
16.45 - 17.00 Review of the Day


Introduction from a medical perspective

Accelerators in the UK proton therapy centres

Activities in UK universities

STFC Innovations & Industry and opportunities such as CLASP

STFC Overview from Futures group & the Cancer Care strategy

Overseas Perspective

Future Events:

UK isotope workshop 26/27 March

Accelerator based neutron production (ABNP2014) - INFN
14th-15th April 2014- Legnaro - BNCT, radioisotope production, security, etc

Compact accelerators for radioisotope production - UMAN
26th-27th March 2015. Daresbury, UK

Previous workshops

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