ILEXIUM 2022

20 - 21 June 2022
Kameha Grand Bonn, Germany

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Registration deadline
13 June 2022

Welcome to ILEXIUM

Live & in-person in Bonn

As the global COVID-19 pandemic hopefully calms down during the next couple of months and gradually allows for more freedom again, also long-desired live congresses with podium speeches, poster presentations and face-to-face meetings are slowly becoming reality again – also ILEXIUM!

Therefore, it is our greatest pleasure to invite you to the upcoming International Low Energy X-ray IORT User Meeting (ILEXIUM) which will take place on 20 - 21 June 2022 in the historical city of Bonn, Germany to address topics concerning intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) and give the IORT community the possibility to finally meet and socialize face-to-face again. The event is officially hosted by ZEISS and takes place in consideration of the official COVID-19 regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Elena Sperk, MD
University Medical Center Mannheim,
Germany

We are delighted to have you with us to participate in the first post-pandemic ILEXIUM in 2022. This conference has come a long way and yet it has surpassed the various challenges that our health systems have faced over the last two years. This year, it holds two special values: …

Frank A. Giordano, MD
University Hospital Bonn,
Germany

Warm regards, Elena Sperk & Frank A. Giordano (Conference Chairs)

… First, it is held as an in-person event after a long period of dry and exhausting video sessions. Second, it is - for the first time - not taking place in Mannheim, but in Bonn, the city of Beethoven and former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. Please enjoy the live meeting and the great program we have compiled.


Scientific program

Exchange & Inspire

As always, the scientific program of ILEXIUM will provide a wealth of information about intraoperative radiotherapy, ongoing clinical trials and study results, as well as the latest advancements and further developments of IORT. In addition, it is a splendid opportunity to directly learn from your peers and get first-hand experiences about IORT in the clinical practice.

We would like to encourage you to be part of this exciting IORT community and actively contribute to the scientific program with oral presentations and poster sessions. As a special highlight we will sponsor one hotel night including breakfast per person for the first 30 submitted abstracts.

Take your chance, make this event unique & submit your abstract.

Scientific Program

The meeting starts with a warm welcome from the conference chairs, Frank A. Giordano and Elena Sperk, followed by the scientific program which is categorized in various topics and each category is chaired by leading international experts.

Monday, 20 June 2022

Start End  Program Chair & Speaker Institution

1:00 PM

1:15 PM

Welcome Reception & Opening Remarks

Elena Sperk

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

Frank A. Giordano

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

1:15 PM

2:15 PM

Keynotes: Brain & Spine I

Henning Kahl

University Hospital Augsburg, Germany

Udo Obertacke

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

 

 

Challenges in tumor response assessment in neuro-oncology 

Kevin Petrecca

McGill University Health Centre, Canada

 

 

INTRAGO past, present & future 

Frank A. Giordano

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

 

 

Joint session with NOA: ongoing clinical trials from the German Neuro-Oncology Working Group 

Stephanie Combs

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

 

 

IORT for brain metastases: rationale & outcomes

Christopher P. Cifarelli

West Virginia University, USA

2:15 PM

2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM

4:20 PM

Session: Breast Cancer

Ferran Guedea

Institut Catala d'Oncologia, Spain

Elena Sperk

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

 

 

Keynote: Breast preservation + IORT or mastectomy: long-term QoL outcomes

Hans-Christian Kolberg

Marienhospital Bottrop, Germany

 

 

Institutional experience with IORT as APBI in early breast cancer

Evelyn Martínez Pérez

Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain

 

 

Breast-Q in patients with breast conserving treatment and low-energy intraoperative radiotherapy

Maria Jesus Pla Farnós

Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Spain

 

 

Development and future of intraoperative radiotherapy based on single institution experiences

Zaneta Kaniszewska-Dorsz

Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Poland

 

 

Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy for early breast cancer: cosmetic advantages and acute toxicities - a single Institution’s experience

Slavyana Usheva

University Hospital Queen Joanna - ISUL, Bulgaria

 

 

Long-term outcomes of an international cooperative study of intraoperative radiotherapy upfront boost with low energy X-rays in breast cancer

Gustavo R. Sarria

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

 

 

Intraoperative radiotherapy in patients with implanted pacemakers based on single institution experience

Zaneta Kaniszewska-Dorsz

Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Poland

 

 

Comparison of dose distributions: planning, navigation and considering actual applicator position

César Frenando Vivo de Catarina

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

 

 

Intraoperative radiotherapy experience at Clinica Leopoldo Aguerrevere, Caracas-Venezuela

Alecia Cosson

Clínica Leopoldo Aguerrevere, Venezuela

4:20 PM

4:50 PM

Coffee Break

4:50 PM

5:20 PM

Keynotes: Radiation Biology of IORT

Gustavo J. Sarria Bardales

AUNA Oncosalud Clinic, Peru

Gustavo R. Sarria

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

 

 

Intraoperative tumor-bed irradiation and immune effects of high radiation doses

Carsten Herskind

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

 

 

Modifications induced by radiation in tumor bed microenvironment

Pedro Lara

San Roque University Hospital, Spain

5:20 PM

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Elena Sperk

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

Frank A. Giordano

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

Break

6:30 PM

9:30 PM

The Emami Reception Lecture

Bahman Emami

Loyola University Medical Center, USA

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Start

End

Program

Chair & Speaker

Institution

9:00 AM

9:05 AM

Opening Remarks on Day 2

Elena Sperk

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

Frank A. Giordano

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

9:05 AM

9:45 AM

Keynotes: IORT for Breast Cancer

Frederik Wenz

University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany

Bahman Emami

Loyola University Medical Center, USA

 

 

TARGIT IORT during lumpectomy for breast cancer: long-term detailed results from the TARGIT-A trial and update about TARGIT-B trial

Jayant S. Vaidya

University College London, United Kingdom

 

 

Insights into TARGIT-C, -E and -BQR

Elena Sperk

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

9:45 AM

10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:15 AM

11:20 AM

Session: Brain and Spine II

Gustavo R. Sarria

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Douglas Guedes

Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

 

 

Keynote: Technical considerations for BrainMet IORT: Surgeon's perspective

Bernhard Meyer

Technical University Munich, Germany

 

 

Keynote: Special cases in IORT for brain metastases

Ehab Shiban

University Hospital Augsburg, Germany

 

 

Keynote: Kypho-IORT as a treatment option for spinal metastases

Frederic Bludau

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

 

 

Two unusual intraoperative radiation therapy cases: treatment of brain metastasis for pregnant patient and simultaneous treatment of two brain metastases

Kynann Putra Aninditha

Klinikum Stuttgart, Germany

 

 

Dosimetric comparison of upfront boosting with stereotactic radiosurgery versus intraoperative radiotherapy for glioblastoma

Gustavo R. Sarria

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

11:20 AM

12:05 PM

Keynotes: Clinical Trials on IORT for Brain Metastases

Stephanie Combs

Technical University Munich, Germany

Kevin Petrecca

McGill University Health Centre, Canada

 

 

Prospective clinical trial on IORT for brain metastases in Brazil

Douglas Guedes

Hospital Alemao Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

 

 

IORT after surgical resection of brain metastases: a phase II clinical study

Miquel Macia

Institut Catala d'Oncologia, Spain

 

 

INTRAMET

Stefanie Brehmer

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

12:05 PM

1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM

2:40 PM

Session: Gastrointestinal, Head & Neck, Sarcoma

Christopher Schmeel

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Davide Scafa

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

 

 

Keynote: IORT for head & neck tumors

Bahman Emami

Loyola University Medical Center, USA

 

 

Keynote: Immune response & phase II clinical trial for pancreas cancer

Joon Seong Park

Gangnam Severance Hospital, South Korea

 

 

IORT in pelvic disease: the experience of the European Institute of Oncology

Roberta Lazzari

European Institute of Oncology, Italy

 

 

IORT for pancreatic tumors: rationale and first clinical experiences

Gustavo J. Sarria

AUNA Oncosalud Clinic, Peru

 

 

Intraoperative radiotherapy with photons for pelvic tumors

Amalia Palacios-Eito

Reina Sofia University Hospital, Spain

 

 

Intraoperative radiotherapy safety and efficacy in treatment of locally advanced laryngeal cancer

Yining Yang

Tianjin First Central Hospital, China

2:40 PM

3:10 PM

Coffee Break

3:10 PM

3:55 PM

Session: Physics & Biology

Frank Schneider

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

Stephan Garbe

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

 

 

Keynote: Treatment planning in IORT

Frank Schneider

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

 

 

X-ray source navigation using optical tracking - a feasibility study

Sarah Fremgen

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

 

 

Effect of dosimetry formalism on dose to organs at risk in intraoperative radiotherapy of glioblastoma

Peter Watson

McGill University Health Centre, Canada

 

 

Dosimetric comparison of intraoperative radiotherapy and SRS for liver metastases

Davide Scafa

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

3:55 PM

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Goodbye

Elena Sperk

University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany

Frank Giordano

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Following the main program, we would like to invite you to an evening reception at the Kameha Grand Bonn with further scientific program. Be excited – another highlight awaits you.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for ILEXIUM will take place via a dedicated abstract submission portal for which you will get the respective link after your successful event registration.

  1. Register yourself via the form below.
  2. Receive a confirmation email after successful registration.
  3. Click on the link in the confirmation email.
  4. Submit your abstract in the abstract submission portal.

The deadline to submit your abstract has been extended again – latest deadline is 06 June 2022. Afterwards the abstract submission for ILEXIUM is closed.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated by the scientific committee for oral presentations or poster sessions. You will receive the corresponding notification via email directly from the scientific committee by end of May 2022.

Abstract guidelines

An abstract is an outline/brief summary of your paper and your whole project. Abstracts must include sufficient information for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of the topic, the adequacy of the investigative strategy, the nature of the results, and the conclusions.

Basis format for abstract:

  • Abstract titles should be short (length no more than 12 words), but descriptive. informative titles, indicating key points are encouraged. Abbreviations should not be used in the title.
  • Keywords should be provided (between 5-10 words), written in lowercase letters (not applicable to names/scientific names) and should be separated with commas.
  • It should be one column of text with a limit of maximum 350 words (minimum 250 words). Acronyms should be written in full the first time, mentioned in the text, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
  • Please do not include subheadings, bullets, lists and header/footer in the abstract.
  • Always follow SI units.
  • Scientific names must be in Italic.
  • There shall be no citations or references in the abstract specifically. If there is a need to cite references, please provide the sources in brackets.

Font:
Title: Times New Roman, 12 points, Upper case, centered text in bold
Body: Times New Roman, 11 points, Line spacing: 1, one column of text

Authors:
Please double check that the names of author(s) and their affiliation(s) are correctly spelled and formatted, with appropriate capitalization and punctuation. Names and affiliations cannot be edited by the submitter once submitted, and will be published exactly as indicated.

Affiliations:
Affiliations should be indicated with superscript Arabic numbers appearing at the end of surname/family name.

Abstract Evaluation Criteria

During the abstract selection process, the following 12 points are used as a guide for evaluation criteria. We strongly recommend that you ensure your abstract satisfies these points.
 
  1. Does the abstract title describe the subject being written about?
  2. Does the abstract capture the interest of a potential reader of the paper?
  3. Is the abstract well written in terms of language, grammar, etc.?
  4. Does the abstract engage the reader by telling her/him what the paper is about and why they should read it?
  5. Does the abstract make a clear statement of the topic of the paper and the research question?
  6. Does the abstract say how the research was/is being undertaken?
  7. Does the abstract indicate the value of the findings and to whom they will be of use?
  8. Does the abstract describe the work to be discussed in the paper?
  9. Does the abstract give a concise summary of the findings?
  10. Does the abstract conform to the word limit of 350 words?
  11. Does the abstract have between 5 and 10 keywords or phrases that closely reflect the content of the paper?
  12. Should the abstract be accepted?

Your stay in Bonn

Fascinating & Impressive

Bonn, known as the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, is located in the beautiful Central Rhine Valley and fascinates with its impressive building monuments and landmarks. It is the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven who is one of the most famous composers of the last centuries. Beside the congress, take your time and enjoy the city of Bonn – it is definitely worth exploring.

How to get to ILEXIUM

ILEXIUM 2022

Kameha Grand Bonn
Am Bonner Bogen 1
53227 Bonn
Germany

Anfahrt

Venue
Kameha Grand Bonn
Am Bonner Bogen 1
53227 Bonn
Germany

There is no specific shuttle service. Please use public transportation or take a cab for your travels.

Hotel reservation

For your stay in Bonn, several hotels are available in the surroundings of the venue. We kindly ask you to personally reserve your accommodations.

A limited hotel room contingent is available at the hotels below until four weeks before the event. If you are interested in one of these hotels, please make your reservation directly at the hotel via email and use the reservation code from your registration confirmation email. Please note that the reservation code is not valid for booking portals.

Maritim Hotel Bonn
Godesberger Allee
53111 Bonn, Germany
Reservierung .bonn @maritim .de
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Hotel Bonn City
Am Marthashof 1
53111 Bonn, Germany
in fo @hotelbonncity .de
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IntercityHotel Bonn
Quantiusstraße 22
53111 Bonn, Germany
Reservations .bonn @intercityhotel .com
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AMERON Bonn Hotel Königshof
Adenauerallee 9
53111 Bonn, Germany
Reserv ierung @hotel -koenigshof -bonn .de
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Hilton Bonn
Berliner Freiheit 2
53111 Bonn, Germany
Reservations .bonn @hilton .com
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There will be no coverage for additional associated costs such as hotel, transfer, parking or any additional expenses for family and spouses by the event organizer.

Registration closed!

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