Example TARGIT Training Course on Breast Cancer

Course objectives

TARGIT Academy offers INTRABEAM® users a unique first hand education and intensive hands-on training, which accelerates the learning curve to the optimum level within shortest time.

Pioneers with more than ten years experience and investigators of the TARGIT-A trial share their profound knowledge about the TARGIT technique based on clinical evidence.

TARGIT Academy training ensures the proper selection of patients, the safe use of INTRABEAM® and the precise transfer of TARGIT technique.Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy is an interdisciplinary technique. The TARGIT Academy provides a networking platform, which enables the interaction and cooperation of surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and
extended multidisciplinary team.

Endorsed by top academic centres as the University College London and the University Medical Centre Mannheim & University of Heidelberg, TARGIT Academy offers the high quality training and the opportunity to gain a
broad academic network.

Focusing on quality assurance and high standard in clinical education the two day extensive training intends to equip you with:

Clinical education and practice

  • Unique first-hand and peer-led education
  • Peer-to-peer discussion about selection of patients, clinical trial results, clinical developments and other applications
  • Group discussion and troubleshooting

Technical training

  • Extensive and interactive hands-on training
  • Practical implementation of the entire treatment workflow on a specially designed training simulator within interdisciplinary teams
  • In-depth instruction on the clinical application of


Day 1

  • 13:30: Get-together & Registration
  • 14:00: Welcome & Introduction
  • 14:05: Lectures
    - Concept and review of the evidence (MK)
    - Patient selection and what to tell the patient (CR/EB)
    - Video about TARGeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy (MK)
  • 15:45: Coffee break
  • 16:00: Hands-on session for physicists, radiation oncologists and surgeons, with group discussion (All)
  • 18:00: Closing remarks
  • 19:00: Dinner

Day 2

  • 08:30: Lectures
    - INTRABEAM®: How to use the system (RG)
    - Radiobiological aspects (KP)
    - Radiation protection and dosimetry (DE)
  • 10:00: Coffee break
  • 10:15: Hands-on/break out session for physicists, radiation oncologists
    and surgeons, with group discussion (All)
  • 12:15: Multidisciplinary Team session
  • 12:30: Lectures
    - Other applications of INTRABEAM® (KPi)
  • 12:50: Final remarks & feedback, handing out Certificates (MK)
  • 13:00: Buffet lunch

Course Director

Mo Keshtgar (MK)


  • Mo Keshtgar (MK)
  • Claire Reynolds (CR)
  • Emily Baker (EB)
  • Regina Gonzalez (RG)
  • Katia Pasciuti (KP)
  • David Eaton (DE)
  • Katharine Pigott (KPi)

Course Attendants

  • Surgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Medical physicists

CME - Accreditation

10 credits are offered