VHEE17: Very High Energy Electron Radiotherapy : Medical and Accel Phys

Event Details

This workshop will explore fundamental issues associated with the development of a radiotherapy machine capable of delivering 250 MeV electrons at a high dose.  The development of VHEE can be traced back to DeRosiers [1] We will explore both the dose delivery aspects, and the potential to realise a radiotherapy machine suitable for patient treatment.  In the former, Monte Carlo modelling of the dose distribution will feature and will entail contrasting with extant therapy techniques —potential benefits and disadvantages will be highlights. The accelerator physics part of the workshop will address the practicalities of realising a medical radiotherapy machine —equipped with multiple linacs surrounding the patient on a fixed gantry system.  High gradient linac development will feature, and the application, with suitable modification of X-band linacs already developed for linear colliders (CLIC and NLC/JLC), will be considered.


[1] C. DesRosiers et al, Phys. in Medicine and Biology, 45, 1781 (2000).  Also, PhD thesis,C. DesRosiers, 2000,  An evaluation of very high energy electron beams (up to 250 MeV) in radiation therapy.


You can visit the event website here.



Rooms have been reserved at two local hotels and it is recommended that you book via the options below in order to secure the discounted rate.  Transport to and from the Laboratory will be from these hotels only.


Please email stating which room nights you require



Please use this link and select North West England - MacDonald New Blossoms Hotel, and enter the code EVN to obtain the rate.



Taxis can be taken to and from the airport to hotels and are the easiest option for transport. Taxis taken directly from the airport often prove more expensive and as such, the following options are available:


Daresbury Consortium : £70 from Manchester Airport. To book, please contact stating your arrival time, flight number your name and the number of passangers.

KingsKabs: £47 From Manchester Airport. You will need to book these taxis youself by calling +44 1244 34 34 34. Please note that STFC Daresbury Laboratory cannot take responsibility for KingsKabs Taxis.

For more information about how to get to Chester, please contact Sue Waller or Michelle Keeley at

Other information on travelling to Chester can be found here.

Transport to and from the Laboratory to the hotels outlined above will be provided and information will be available nearer the time of the event.


Workshop Dinner:

There will be a workshop dinner taking place on Tuesday 25 July 2017. The cost of the dinner will be covered by the workshop and transport will be provided to and from the venue.


Visiting Chester:

For more information about things to do in Chester, please visit the following website or contact Sue Waller or Michelle Keeley at



If you require a visa please email providing all relevant information that should be included in the invitation letter.


Student Bursaries:

A limited amount of student bursaries are available to assist with travel costs, accommodation and/or fee waiving. To apply, please provide a signed reference from your supervisor and a document stating why you think you should be chosen to receive a bursary to attend this conference. Along with this information, please also state the estimated cost of your travel in pounds sterling.   Send your documents to by 5th June 2017.



*The deadline for early bird registration is 25th June 2017. After this date, the conference fee will rise to £200.*

Please be aware that the deadline for Student bursary applications has been extended to 5th June 2017.



A preliminary draft programme, subject to modification, is available here


Start Date: Monday, 24th July 2017
End Date: Wednesday, 26th July 2017

Price: £200
Fee Info: The registration fee covers lunches, refreshments, transport to and from the Laboratory to the hotel and the Workshop Dinner

Spaces Available

19 remaining out of 70 spaces

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Venue Details

STFC Daresbury Laboratory
Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus Warrington WA4 4AD
Venue Website

For further information contact Meeting Administrator