Bilbao, Spain

Multidisciplinary management of prostate cancer

The course is aimed at radiation oncologists, urologists, medical oncologists and other specialists and trainees who have a special interest in prostate cancer and are willing to update their knowledge.

Course director 

  • Jochen Walz, Urologist, Institut Paoli-Calmettes, Marseille (FR) 
  • Valérie Fonteyne, Radiation Oncologist, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent (BE)


  • Ferran Algaba, Pathologist, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona (ES) 
  • Alison Tree, Clinical Oncologist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London (UK)
  • Nicolas Mottet, Urologist, University Hospital, Hopital Nord, Saint-Etienne (FR)
  • Alfonso Gomez de Iturriaga, Radiation Oncologist, Cruces University Hospital, Baracaldo (ES) 
  • Geert Villeirs, Radiologist, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent (BE) 
  • Henk van der Poel, Urologist, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (NL)

Delineation administrator

  • Berardino de Bari, Radiation Oncologist, Hôpital Univ.Jean Minjoz, Besançon (FR)

This 4-day teaching course aims at focusing on the management of localised, locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer. It emphasises the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and of teamwork, where full information exchange is vital to provide the best up-to-date scientific evidence on which the management of the disease will be based. This will be illustrated during state-of-the-art lectures presented by experts in the field, covering important issues such as biology, imaging, pathology, therapy and future developments. Interactive case studies and journal clubs will be integrated on a daily basis and there will be ample time for open discussions amongst participants and experts. A special session on target delineation for radiotherapists will also be organised during the course.


Learning outcomes

  • To provide an in-depth overview of the epidemiology, pathology, imaging and treatment options for low, intermediate and high risk prostate cancer 
  • To discuss patient selection/indications and contra-indications for the various treatment options
  • To provide a critical overview of the surgical and radiotherapy techniques available for the management of prostate cancer  
  • To discuss the new drugs currently available for the management of the advanced and metastatic stages of the disease
  • To debate on the most recent developments relevant to prostate cancer management.

Course content

  • Normal prostate: anatomy – embryology, histology
  • Prostate cancer: epidemiology and prevention, clinical diagnosis, imaging modalities pathology, staging
  • Low risk prostate cancer: active surveillance, surgery and the postop pathology
  • Radiotherapy and brachytherapy, the pathology after irradiation
  • External beam radiotherapy: on-line control, target delineation
  • High risk prostate cancer: radiotherapy and hormones, alternative radiotherapy regimens
  • Toxicity of radiotherapy: acute and late morbidity – erectile dysfunction
  • Role of surgery and its morbidity
  • Alternative treatments
  • Adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after radical surgery
  • Rising PSA after surgery and after radiotherapy
  • Imaging for recurrent detection
  • Node positive prostate cancer
  • Metastatic prostate cancer: hormones and their complications
  • Castration resistant prostate cancer: new drugs
  • Palliative radiotherapy and surgery
  • Non systemic treatment in the metastatic setting.
  • Case Discussions


Before commencing this course participants should:  

  • Revise the general principles of prostate cancer epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis and staging
  • Read the published ESTRO and ASTRO guidelines on prostate contouring and the EAU/ESTRO/SIOG/EANM/ESUR guidelines on prostate cancer
  • Complete the FALCON* exercise which is distributed prior to the course.

Teaching methods

  • 21 hours lectures
  • 3 hours contouring
  • 4 hours practical workshops
  • 5 hours interactive discussions.

The course consists of didactic lectures, interactive sessions (clinical case discussions and Journal Clubs) and practical demonstrations.

Methods of assessment

  • In-class voting
  • Delineation exercise  



The scientific programme is available here. This is a draft version of the course programme.  ESTRO reserves the right to change the programme at any time.

Further reading / Web resources

To be provided if available.


Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). Information on the status of the applications can be obtained from the ESTRO office.

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Plaza Bombero Etxaniz. S/N

48010 Bilbao




ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. To benefit from the member registration rate, you must subscribe for the ESTRO membership 2023 BEFORE registering to the course. To become an ESTRO member, benefit from the member registration rate and discover the many other member advantages, please visit the membership page.



Early rate

Late rate


  800 EUR

 900 EUR

ESTRO Members

  650 EUR 

 775 EUR

In-training members*

  500 EUR

 675 EUR

* Members with specialty RadiationTherapist (RTT) may register at the In-Training fee

Early rates are applied up to three months before the starting date of the course.

Late rates are applied three months before the starting date of the course.

The fee includes the course material, coffees, lunches, and the social event.

Advance registration & payment are required.

Since the number of participants is limited, late registrants are advised to contact the ESTRO office before payment, to inquire about availability of places. Access to homework and/or course material will become available upon receipt of full payment.

Insurance and cancellation

ESTRO does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal accidents or incidents. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies.   

For any cancellation made by the course or workshop participant, ESTRO School Events Cancellation Policy will be followed and all stated penalty fees will be applied. 

In the unlikely event that ESTRO would need to cancel the event, ESTRO will reimburse the participants in full for the registration fee. ESTRO will not refund any travel and accommodation expenses.

Reduced fees

Members from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate of 350 Euro. Emerging country fee applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank listing here.

Additionally, all specialties from the following countries can benefit from this preferential rate: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine.  In addition, medical physicists from Cyprus can email to apply for this fee.

The preferential rate of 350 Euro is granted automatically when you click on the  BOOK NOW  button and the three conditions below are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2023 are eligible (please make sure your 2023 membership is in order before you click on the BOOK NOW  button)
  2. Only one course per person per year can be subsidized by ESTRO
  3. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to reduced fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)  

 Please note:

  • We can only guarantee a certain number of reduced fees per course
  • Application deadlines are the same as early registration fees (3 months before the course date).