Alexander Polonsky (Lead Radiographer) Sinead Murphy (Radiographer), Ian Paddick (Chief Physicist) and Alex Dimitriadis (Senior Physicist) attended the annual meeting of the European Leskell Gamma Knife Society, 16-18th November. Ian gave presentations on Hypofractionation and its radiobiology and Raising standards in SRS.

The meeting was held in Tolouse, France where a Gamma Knife ICON has recently been installed by the  University Cancer Institute Toulouse (IUCT) driven by Professor Yves Lazorthes taking more than 20 years to become reality. We were pleased in July 2017 to host a visit to Queen Square for Toulouse physicists Eliane Graulieres and Maxime Goubert as part of their preparations and planning for the new Gamma Knife.

The Society in marking its 20th anniversary. The concept of a European Society came up from a group of European Gamma Knife users in 1995. The idea was to create an independent forum represented by users of the technology.As a result the Society was founded in 1998 as a forum for Gamma Knife clinicians, physicists and researchers to exchange information, experiences and clinical techniques, as well as clinical data on the use of Leksell Gamma Knife.

Sinead, Alex and Sasha join other delegates including Andras Kemeny for our sister centre at Thornbury, Sheffield to celebrate the 20th anniversay at the ELKGS 2018 meeting