PTCOG is hosting its 57th Annual Conference together with the 5th Annual Conference of PTCOG-NA May 21-26, 2018, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Abstract submission extended to January 23rd, 2018
Registration open!

The following companies sponsored the PTCOG-NA 4th Annual Conference:

raysearch Augmenix Varian
Civco Protom klaritymedical



The Particle Therapy Cooperative Group - North America Chapter (PTCOG-NA)

Particle Therapy Cooperative Group - North America (PTCOG-NA) is the North American chapter of the international PTCOG. This non-profit professional society has been created in January 2013 to enhance collaboration between its members, create a platform for scientific exchange, and develop treatment guidelines, education, and training initiatives for particle therapy. The society will take steps towards establishing a particle therapy clinical trial collaborative group, as well as instituting representation in industrial technology, particle therapyinnovations, involvement in health care politics (as it pertains to particle beam therapy), and improving relationships with other professional societies in radiation oncology. In collaboration with PTCOG International PTCOG-NA helped to establish the International Journal of Particle Therapy (IJPT).

The officials for the PTCOG-NA are: President - Eugen Hug, M.D.; Vice-president - Hesham E. Gayar, M.D.; Secretary: Anita Mahajan, M.D.; Treasurer: Carl J Rossi, M.D.

PTCOG is an international non-profit organization comprised of physicians, physicists, biologists, engineers and dosimetrists interested in the therapeutic use of particle therapy. The chair of PTCOG is Dr. Jay Flanz of the MGH Cancer Center, Boston, and the Secretary of PTCOG is Martin Jermann, MSc, of the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen.


New Issue of the Open Access International Journal of Particle Therapy Published
Summer 2017


GAINESVILLE, FL – The Particle Therapy Cooperative Group (PTCOG) is pleased to announce Issue 2 of Volume 4 of its open-access journal, the International Journal of Particle Therapy (IJPT). The IJPT is released quarterly and provide a venue for discussion of all issues related to particle therapy, including physics, biology, treatment planning, technology development, socioeconomic, and ethical concerns in proton therapy, carbon ion therapy, and their impact on cancer.
Dr. Nancy P. Mendenhall, Medical Director of the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, is the journal’s Editor-in-Chief and Dr. William M. Mendenhall, also of the University of Florida, is its Operating Editor.

IJPT Special Radiobiology Issue -  Call for Papers
IJPT is pleased to announce accepting submissions for a special focused issue on Charged Particle Radiobiology. The goal for this special issue is to discuss the differences between the biological effects induced by charged particles and those induced by photons.

If you would like to submit an original report, review article, or technical report to this special issue, please send a pre-submission inquiry to editors@theijpt.org.

To read the latest research on particle therapy, learn more about IJPT, or submit a manuscript to IJPT, visit the official website of IJPT at www.theijpt.org or contact IJPT at editors@theijpt.org.

You can also follow IJPT on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/theijpt) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/theijpt).


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