TechMed Summerschool

Cancelled: July 6-9, 2020

Cancellation 2020, join us next year!

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, TechMed Summerschool has come to the difficult decision to cancel the Summerschool this year. We would like to thank all of our academic staff, (inter)national lecturers, partner universities and participants for their commitment to our Summerschool. We look forward to welcoming all of you next year. Information on a new edition will be published as soon as possible.
TechMed Summerschool 2021 will offer short intensive academic courses that will increase your knowledge, enhance your research skills and expand your international network. Our course leaders will share the latest developments in research and education with you.

Programme Monday July 6, 2020

Imaging of cancer

08:30 – 08:45

Introduction TechMed Summerschool at Leiden

Dr. M. Sesmu Arbous (LUMC)
Mission, vision, aims summerschool

How can we strengthen the bridge between the medical specialists and the engineers?

08:45 – 09:20

Who is who

All participants
Beforehand participants and faculty prepare 2 questions: “Who are you & personal goals” to be shown with picture.

09:20 – 09:45

A journey through unclear imagination?!

Dr. Dennis Vriens (LUMC)
In this short overview I will take you through some basic nuclear physics and camera technology, ending with real clinical examples. Afterwards you understand what working on the crossroads of physics, chemistry and medicine means in daily practice.

09:45 – 10:10

MRI innovations for oncology

Dr. Nathalie Doorenweerd (LUMC)
Developments in MRI for oncology aim to achieve better contrast and tumour delineation in a shorter amount of time. Classic image sequences include diffusion weighted imaging and dynamic contrast enhancement which will be explained. In addition, exciting new hardware implementations such as MR-Linac or custom coil designs will be described.

10:10 – 10:45

Coffee break & visit Exhibition
Visit the exhibitors who make this summerschool possible.

10:45 – 11:10

CT in cancer imaging: is there still room for improvement?

Drs. Bas Boekestijn (LUMC)
Computed tomography (CT) is a well-established imaging method and features of malignancies have already been investigated extensively. However, new techniques are still being developed and implemented. In this talk new developments such as improvements in resolution, CT perfusion and texture analysis will be discussed.

11:10 – 11:35

Technical uncertainties in clinical proton therapy

Prof. dr. Marco van Vulpen (LUMC)
Although physical uncertainties are less in photon therapy, proton therapy offers in theory major gain in dose delivery. Here technical uncertainties in proton therapy are explained, including possible solutions.

11:25 – 11:50

Theranostics, driving the future of nuclear medicine?

Prof. dr. Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei (LUMC)
Nuclear medicine thrives by continuous changes. The current decade a wave of new theranostic compounds, targeting the same receptor for imaging and therapy, will change the oncology therapeutic arsenal.

11:50 – 12:15

Assignment TechMed Research Proposal
By faculty members

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch & visit Exhibition
Visit the exhibitors who make this summerschool possible.

13:15 – 14:00

Workshop 1: Ultrasound hands on

Drs. Murat Özdemir
All participants in small groups.

14:00 – 14:45

Workshop 2: Hands on course Interventional Oncology

Dr. Mark Burgmans
All participants in small groups.

14:45 – 15:15

Tea break & visit Exhibition
Visit the exhibitors who make this summerschool possible.

15:15 – 16:00

Workshop 3: Imaging Services group

Dr. Willem Grootjans
All participants in small groups.

16:00 – 16:45

Prepare research proposal

All participants in small groups.

16:45 – 18:00

Visit Exhibiotion & at leisure

All participants in small groups.

18:00 – 20:00

Diner at the LUMC

All participants & faculty.

TechMed Summerschool at Leiden

Are you looking for an inspiring Summerschool, combining Technical and Medical Science?

  • July 6-9, 2020
  • LUMC, Leiden The Netherlands


Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (Coronavirus). The health and safety of our members and participants are our first priority. We are closely monitoring any specific travel advisories through official channels, which include the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Before traveling to the Summerschool, we recommend that you stay informed of any information your local health agencies may make available and take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. TechMed Summerschool continues to closely monitor this dynamic situation and will provide updates with any developments. Please check to see updated status information as the event dates and details may be subject to change.

We look forward to welcoming you!

TechMed Summerschool is an initiative of:

  • Cancelled: July 6-9, 2020
  • LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands

TechMed Summerschool

Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden

Het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum is het universitair medisch centrum dat bestaat uit een samenwerkingsverband tussen het Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden en de Faculteit der Geneeskunde van de Universiteit Leiden.