Several members of the team attended the annual meeting of the European Leskell Gamma Knife Society, 16-18th November including Consultants Andras Kemeny and Jeremy Rowe and physicists Ian Paddick and Alex Dimitriadis joining colleagues from our sister centre, the Queen Square Gamma Knife.
Mr Kemeny chaired a session on Arteriovenous malformations in the post ARUBA era, Ian gave presentations on Hypofractionation and its radiobiology and Raising standards in SRS whilst Mr Rowe presented data from several thousand cases collated over many years providing robust data that SRS does not result in malignant transformation post treatment.
The Society in marking its 20th anniversary. The concept of a European Society came up from a group of European Gamma Knife users in 1995. The idea was to create an independent forum represented by users of the technology.As a result the Society was founded in 1998 as a forum for Gamma Knife clinicians, physicists and researchers to exchange information, experiences and clinical techniques, as well as clinical data on the use of Leksell Gamma Knife.