Oesophago-gastric Masterclass

Wednesday 15 November 2023
Venue address: 
Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre, 25 Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3DT
CPD credits: 

Wednesday 15 November 2023, 9:15-17:00 (BST)

Led by: Dr Ganesh Radhakrishna, The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Oesophago-gastric cancer covers two of the less survivable cancers in the UK and is an area of unmet need for research and a priority to improve patient outcomes. This masterclass will be based on complex case scenarios and then opened to experts in the field to discuss options including any new trials and state of the art treatments in the UK. The Masterclass will provide an overview of:

  • The current state of the art precision radiotherapy options for oesophago-gastric cancers including re-irradiation
  • The role of radiotherapy in oesophago-gastric cancers
  • Upcoming trials and options for future radiotherapy research

The afternoon session will be a workshop with an outlining session with two cases examining the oesophagus and the stomach with Aqualab.

Learning outcomes

  • Get updates on the current and future treatment strategies in oesophago-gastric cancers in the UK from leading experts in the field
  • Discuss and debate the clinical management of complex oesophago-gastric cancer cases
  • Understand the priorities for future clinical research in oesophago-gastric cancers for the UK


08:30 – 09:15

Registration and Refreshments


Session title


Session 1 - Precision radiotherapy for Oesophageal cancers: current and future options 

09:15 – 09:35

Image-guided radiation therapy – what should be the current SoC in the UK

Dr Owen J Nicholas, Swansea Bay University Health Board

09:35 - 09:55

Options for Proton Beam Therapy in oesophageal cancer


09:55 - 10:15

MR-guided radiotherapy in oesophageal cancer 


10:15 – 10:30

Coffee break

Session 2 – Integrating precision radiotherapy options for Gastric cancer – Chair: Dr Sarah Gwynne

10:30 – 10:50

The role for precision radiotherapy in non-metastatic gastric cancer


10:50 - 11:10

Radiology for gastric cancer outlining


11:10 – 11:30

Integrating radiotherapy for gastric cancer into practice in the UK – trials and intro gastroscope trial

Dr Sarah Gwynne, Swansea Bay University Health Board

Session 3 - Reirradiation for Oesophageal cancer

11:30 – 12:15

Reirradiation for oesophageal cancer


12:15 – 13:00

Lunch break

Outlining workshop – Gastric

13:00 – 14:15

Gastric outlining workshop - including technical considerations for Physics


14:15 – 14:30

Coffee break

Outlining workshop – Oesophagus

14:30 – 15:45

Oesophagus outlining workshop - including technical considerations for Physics


Session 4 – Challenging cases

15:45 – 16:45

Challenging Oesophago-gastric case studies


16:45 – 17:00

Event close

Please note that this programme is subject to change.


Who should attend?

The meeting is for consultants and trainees in oncology and specialists such as radiographers and physicists.



Attending this event will allow you to gain 6 CPD credits.


Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email confirming your place at the event. If you do not receive this email confirmation within 24 hours, please contact the conference team (events@rcr.ac.uk) .


Registration type 


Consultant RCR Fellow and member 




Allied healthcare professional, radiographers, physicist and Trainees



Please note this meeting is only available to attend in person.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please contact Hannah Walker, Corporate Partnerships Officer.