Fully virtual first edition of this Kenes initiated event
In an unprecedented virtual congress, 709 specialists from 42 different countries gathered for the first edition of the FRPT Conference: New horizon in therapy and treatment, December 1 – 3, 2021.
The FRPT looks to build a worldwide organisation of scientists and professionals interested in the rapidly developing field of FLASH Radiotherapy using protons, electrons, heavier charged ions, and photons. This conference brings together industry, researchers and students with professionals working in clinical oncology to provide a multidisciplinary forum about the latest developments in FLASH Radiotherapy. All modalities related to FLASH-RT were discussed with the best international experts in the field: clinical trials, protocols, mechanism, new horizons and more.
After several months of preparation, the FRPT 2021 was turned to fully virtual only one week in advance due to lockdowns in Vienna, Austria and took place in the Kenes VirtuOz platform which offered a format that successfully approached clinicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiotherapy technologists, and nurses worldwide.
“We can’t ignore it; people do have a zoom fatigue. However, the program hand in hand with our unique virtual platform, offers a totally distinct experience and engagement. The nice correlation between the two, has created a positive buzz among the participants. They felt the need to be present and take active part in the live sessions and beyond”, added Cunia. The content of the FRPT Conference 2021 is available and accessible on demand until March 3rd, 2022.
All the speakers remained part of the scientific program which only had to be slightly adjusted to match time zone differences. The flexibility of the sponsors, attendees and the Kenes 15-people team behind the FRPT Conference was crucial for the successful outcome. The FRPT 2022 will take place in Barcelona, 30 November – 2 December 2022.
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