Our Committee

PTCOG58 will unite an inspiring group of thought leaders to deliver expert presentations and facilitate fruitful discussions.

PTCOG Executive Committee

Jay Flanz
PTCOG Chairman

Jay Flanz joined the Massachusetts General Hospital and Havard in 1993 and became the Project Director and Technical Director of the Burr Proton Therapy Center. A central focus for Dr. Flanz is the continuing upgrading of the beam delivery modality for optimal patient treatments.

Jay Flanz
PTCOG Chairman
Tadashi Kamada
PTCOG Vice-Chairman

Tadashi Kamada is currently the director at the Research Centre for Charged Particle Therapy, Independent Administrative Agency National Institute of Radiological Sciences, which is the pioneer of Japanese heavy ion radiotherapy facilities.

Tadashi Kamada
PTCOG Vice-Chairman
Marco Durante
PTCOG Vice-Chairman

Marco Durante dedicated his research efforts to the biophysics of heavy ions, with applications in cancer therapy and space radiation protection. He worked on heavy ion biophysics in several institutes in USA, Europe, and Japan.

Marco Durante
PTCOG Vice-Chairman
Eugen Hug
Past PTCOG Chairman

Eugen Hug is a world-renowned expert in proton radiotherapy. A pioneer in the use of proton therapy for pediatric tumours, Dr. Hug has spent more than 20 years treating patients, teaching, writing and conducting research.

Eugen Hug
Past PTCOG Chairman
Martin Jermann
PTCOG Secretary

Martin Jermann
PTCOG Secretary
Huan Giap
Chairman of Publication Subcommittee

Dr. Huan Giap is a radiation oncologist in San Diego, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Huan Giap
Chairman of Publication Subcommittee
Anita Mahajan
Co-Chairman of Scientific Program Subcommittee, Clinics

Dr. Anita Mahajan is the medical director for the Proton Therapy Center and the director of Pediatric Radiation Oncology in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson.

Anita Mahajan
Co-Chairman of Scientific Program Subcommittee, Clinics
James Metz
Co-Chairman of Education Subcommittee

Dr. Metz serves as Chair of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine and holds the Henry K. Pancoast Endowed Professorship. He is Associate Director for Clinical Services and Programs at the Abramson Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Metz led the development of the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, the largest proton center in the world completely integrated with conventional cancer services.

James Metz
Co-Chairman of Education Subcommittee
Niek Schreuder
Co-Chairman of Education Subcommittee

Niek Schreuder, M.Sc. DABR, a board-certified medical physicist with significant experience in all aspects of proton beam radiotherapy, has joined the Provision Center for Proton Therapy as vice president and chief medical physicist. Most recently, Schreuder served as chief medical physicist and senior vice president of medical physics and technology at ProCure Treatment Centers in Bloomington, Indiana.

Niek Schreuder
Co-Chairman of Education Subcommittee

Local Organising Committee

Prof. Ran Mackay
The Christie

Ran Mackay is Director of Medical Physics & Engineering at The Christie - a regional physics service supporting The Christie in Manchester, its two satellite sites at Oldham and Salford, and beyond.

Prof. Ran Mackay
The Christie
Prof. Karen Kirkby
University of Manchester

Professor Karen Kirkby was appointed to The Richard Rose Chair in Proton Therapy Physics in 2014, and leads the Manchester PBT Research Group. Karen has been involved in the study of ion beams for over 30 years.

Prof. Karen Kirkby
University of Manchester
Dr Ed Smith
PTCOG Steering Committee Representative, The Christie

Ed Smith is a Clinical Oncologist specialising in Paediatrics and Proton Clinical Director at The Christie. He leads the Clinical Group of the Proton Therapy Programme in Manchester, and has been involved with the Programme since the beginning.

Dr Ed Smith
PTCOG Steering Committee Representative, The Christie
James Weightman
The Christie

James Weightman is the Service Manager for Proton Therapy, responsible for business and administration in the Proton Centre. Lead buyer and project manager during the design and development stages, James is now integrated into the Clinical Oncology team of cancer managers at The Christie.

James Weightman
The Christie

Scientific Programme Committee

Anita Mahajan
Co-Chairman of Scientific Program Subcommittee, Clinics

Dr. Anita Mahajan is the medical director for the Proton Therapy Center and the director of Pediatric Radiation Oncology in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson.

Anita Mahajan
Co-Chairman of Scientific Program Subcommittee, Clinics
Antony Lomax
Paul Scherrer Institute

Head of Physics Research and Support, Center for Proton Therapy at Paul Scherrer Institute, the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland.

Antony Lomax
Paul Scherrer Institute
Marcelo Vazquez
LLUMC

Marcelo Vazquez
LLUMC
Prof. Ran Mackay
The Christie

Ran Mackay is Director of Medical Physics & Engineering at The Christie - a regional physics service supporting The Christie in Manchester, its two satellite sites at Oldham and Salford, and beyond.

Prof. Ran Mackay
The Christie
Prof. Karen Kirkby
University of Manchester

Professor Karen Kirkby was appointed to The Richard Rose Chair in Proton Therapy Physics in 2014, and leads the Manchester PBT Research Group. Karen has been involved in the study of ion beams for over 30 years.

Prof. Karen Kirkby
University of Manchester
Dr Ed Smith
PTCOG Steering Committee Representative, The Christie

Ed Smith is a Clinical Oncologist specialising in Paediatrics and Proton Clinical Director at The Christie. He leads the Clinical Group of the Proton Therapy Programme in Manchester, and has been involved with the Programme since the beginning.

Dr Ed Smith
PTCOG Steering Committee Representative, The Christie