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The International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) and The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) entered a mutual endorsement collaboration to promote and strengthen research and educational programs dedicated to advancing the knowledge of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). As part of the agreement, each society will hold respective alternating bi-annual scientific meetings, with each society supporting and endorsing the respective meetings. Having non-competing bi-annual meetings allows each society to be more fiscally responsible with respect to the time, resources, and financial support of our members, supporters and stakeholders as well as strengthen the academic, scientific and research programs.
The societies will remain as independent organizations and will maintain separate Bylaws, Boards of Directors and membership. The partnership will help strengthen existing relationships, maximize the ability to generate and disseminate knowledge, advance science, and continue to maintain the highest standards and ensure the safety of SRS/SBRT. We look forward to working together, meeting new colleagues, and building new programs that will benefit the membership of both societies and patients receiving SRS and SBRT.
The 12th congress will take place in Yokohama, Japan, on June 7-11, 2015. The local organizing committee will be co-chaired by Drs. Motohiro Hayashi and Masahiro Hiraoka. Everyone is enncouraged to report the experience and results of original research in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and any related fields that have not been published whole or in part elsewhere. It will encompass the topics ranging from basic research to bench application. The goals of this exciting congress are to provide a comprehensive update on the latest research in brain SRS for metastases, benign tumors and functional disorders. With the growth of spine SRS and the use of SBRT in other body sites, there will be a full day of research and development in the program that expands the scope of ISRS. In addition, this congress will have an emphasis on education and practical training with CME credit to provide the the latest information about SRS and SBRT. It will help the trainees and the established practitioners as well.
13th ISRS Congress will take place in Montreux, Switzerland in 2017. Application for 2017 Congress has been closed. The deadline for Congress 2021 in Asia and Oceania is June 2014. If there are good proposals within the deadline, those will be considered following the tradiation of rotating among the continents. If no acceptable proposal has been received within the deadline, the bid will be re-opened to any continents of the world.
The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) scientific meeting will be at Minneapolis from May 7 to May 10, 2014. Everyone is invited to discuss research findings and learn from each other about radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy. This 3-day meeting consists of oral and poster presentations, debates and rebuttals, as well as performance and quality improvement strategy, and more information is available at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1272219.