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The ISRS society has initiated a pilot project to create guidelines for common indications for both brain and spine radiosurgery. This project is supported by the officers and all the current 2014 board members are involved to ensure success of the pilot program. A selected guideline leader, who was selected from the members of ISRS, and the sponsoring board member will form an international study group for each project to conduct the study and write a systematic review. This project is coordinated by Dr. Arjun Sahgal on behalf of the society. Ultimate recommendations will be endorsed by the board and presented at ISRS 2017. If this project is successful, then a formal committee and process will be created to continue new guidelines and update the existing guidelines. This academic activity of the society will promote the evidence- and expert-based practice for radiosurgery and SBRT.
The first cohort of 10 guideline projects includes:
Registration and abstract submission site (http://www.isrscongress.org) is open for the 12th congress. Do not miss this opportunity to present your work and researches and inspire your peers at the next ISRS congress that will be held in Yokohama from June 7-11 , 2015. The congress venue and accommodation are also shown in the same website. 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. 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 SRS and SBRT of various indications. 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.
The 13th ISRS Congress will take place in Montreux, Switzerland in 2017. Application for 2019 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 tradition 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 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.