Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD
Time; 7.45 - 10.15am
Proton beam therapy is a type of radiotherapy that uses a beam of high energy protons, which are small parts of atoms, rather than high energy rays to treat specific types of cancer. Two NHS centres will provide high energy proton beam therapy in the UK, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester and University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Christie centre opened in Autumn 2018 with the first patient treated in December 2018. Treatment at UCLH is due to begin in 2020. When complete the two centres will treat up to 1500 patients every year.
Come an join us as our expert panel discuss:
• How does proton beam therapy differ from other types of treatment & what are the benefits?
• How have the buildings been designed to satisfy the requirements of this new technology?
• What types of environments are you creating for patient, staff & visitor?
• What are the health & safety features that have to be incorporated into the design?
• What does the future hold?