Reflections on the Slovenian Center for Proton Therapy, which promotes the idea of setting up a research center for the exchange of ideas and planning research in the field of advanced diagnostics and cancer therapy. As part of this initiative, we want to connect various scientific disciplines and knowledge in Slovenia and in the wider region.

If you are interested in the topic and would like to learn more, sign up for a free online lecture and workshop entitled RC Advance: Challenges of the Science of Advanced Diagnostics and Therapy, organized by the Slovenian Innovation Hub, SRIP Health – Medicine.

The keynote lectures and workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (CET) in English.

We are pleased to announce two distinguished guests, top experts in the field of medical physics, Prof. Dr. Rock Mackie of the University of Wisconsin, Madison USA, who will speak on Operative Oncology, and Prof. Dr. Thomas Bortfeld of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston USA, who will lecture on Advancing cancer medicine in hospitals and research centers.

The workshop will also be attended by Slovenian experts representing the widest range of expertise related to the development of proton therapy in Slovenia.

Participation is free, only your registration is required via the online form here. You can read more about the event in the attachment in onepager. A few days before the workshop, we will send a web link to the event to registered participants.



1255 – 1300Login and connect



First part:  Keynote lecturers
1300 Chairman Dr. Mark Pleško, Cosylab Ljubljana, Slovenia
1310 – 1355

Prof. Dr. Rock Mackie, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Operational Oncology

1355 – 1440

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bortfeld, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

Advancing cancer medicine in hospitals and research centers



Second part: Workshop
1440 Chairman Prof. Dr. Primož Strojan, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia
1445 – 1455

Prof. Dr. Dušan Šuput, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

Advanced MRI techiques for tumor detection without contrast agents.

1455 – 1505

Doc. Dr. Studen Andrej, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana

Medical physics research in the field of advanced diagnostics and therapy.

1505 – 1515

Prof. Dr. Tomaž Vrtovec, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Automated delineation of organs-at-risk in the head and neck region: advances of deep learning

1515 – 1525

Dr. Marko Grobelnik, Jozef Stefan Institute Ljubljana

Digital twins for mastering complex dynamics

1525 – 1535

Prof. Dr. Maja Čemažar, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana

Research at the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana: a foundation for effective treatment of cancer patients

1535 – 1545

Dr. Kristjan Anderle, Cosylab Ljubljana, RAPTOR coordinator

RAPTOR – Moving PT towards real-time


1550 Chairman Prof. Dr. Robert Jeraj, University of Wisconsin, USA


Round table

RC Advance: Challenges of the science of advanced diagnostics and therapy

Dr. Kristjan Anderle

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bortfeld

Prof. Dr. Maja Čemažar

Dr. Marko Grobelnik

Prof. Dr. Rock Mackie

Dr. Mark Pleško

Prof. Dr. Primož Stojan

Doc. Dr. Andrej Studen

Prof. Dr. Dušan Šuput

Prof. Dr. Tomaž Vrtovec


Prof. Dr. Robert Jeraj


RC.advanced.onepager – English

Scientific Committee:
Prof. Dr. Robert Jeraj, University of Wisconsin, USA
Prof. Dr. Primož Strojan, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. Mark Pleško, Cosylab Ljubljana, Slovenia