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Expert in Design and Management of Protontherapy Centers

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Basic Information


Proton therapy uses beams of high-energy accelerated protons, which are directed with pinpoint precision against the tumor, where they deposit most of their energy. This concentrated release of energy on the tumor minimizes the dose to surrounding tissues and reduces the risk of secondary tumor development, which is critical in young and pediatric patients. It is a booming technology. This course is organized in collaboration with the Proton Therapy Center of Quirón Salud, a pioneer center in this technology in Spain.


The objective of the course is to teach the principles for the design, implementation and management of a new proton therapy facility, from the physical design and engineering, to the complete cycle of planning and treating a patient. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to learn the necessary procedures to address the different stages of establishment and start-up of a proton therapy center.


technology and management facilities proton therapy

  1. Where we come from (Hª of proton therapy)
  2. initial staff
  3. Strategy
  4. Project design and business plan
  5. Schedule
  6. Civil work
  7. Choice of PT equipment and additional
  8. Contracts
  9. Licensing
  10. radioprotection
  11. Quality Guarantee Program
  12. Rigging and operation of the building
  13. Main equipment acceptance
  14. Auxiliary equipment
  15. Dosimetric equipment
  16. commissioning
  17. Training human team / Team

The proton therapy patient

  1. Clinical protocols with PT: clinical perspective.
  2. Radiobiology workflow preparation
  3. Cost - benefit of proton therapy
  4. Upcoming indications: H&N clinical evidence
  5. Lymphopenia and immunomodulation
  6. Workflow, branch circuits and BackUp
  7. Accepted indications (SEOR, Europe, rest of the world)
  8. Future Directions: SEOR Forecasts
  9. Clinical trials / Model based
  10. Clinical research lines
  11. Logistics associated with indications
  12. First patient. adaptive workflow
  13. Reasons for dismissal. Treatment dropouts
  14. ramp up
  15. Nursing
  16. Pediatric oncology
  17. Anesthesia

Practical cases

  1. Introduction to the Proton Therapy Center
  2. Workflow
  3. treatment room
  4. CT and calculus
  5. Building and workflow
  6. Proton Therapy Tumor Committee
  7. Patient Preparation
  8. Technicians, nursing, admission
  9. Physicists, doctors, dosimetrists
  10. Dosimetry review
  11. adaptive plans

Seminar 1

  • Image in PT and Artificial Intelligence

Seminary 2

  • New trends: Flash, Minibeams, rotational


Access requirements:

  1. University degree
  2. Experience in management of centers and/or clinical services

Selection criteria:

  1. Years of clinical management experience (25%)
  2. Knowledge and previous experience in proton therapy and/or radiotherapy (35%)
  3. Application potential of the knowledge acquired in the course (50%)

No. of Places: 30

Academic Management and Faculty

Academic directors:

Alejandro Mazal (Quirón Salud Proton Therapy Center) and Norberto Malpica (Rey Juan Carlos University)

 Academic secretaries:

Juan Antonio Vera (Quirón Salud Proton Therapy Center) and Ángel Torrado (Rey Juan Carlos University)

Duration and development

Modality: blended

Number of credits: 4

Contact hours: 33,5

Place of delivery: Assembly Hall, Departmental II, Alcorcón Campus

Schedules: 9:30 - 17:30

Start and end date: 6 -10 March 2023

Reservation of place and enrollment

Pre-registration period: from November 14, 2022 to February 19, 2023

Enrollment deadline: from February 20 to February 28, 2023

Title price: 650 €

Possibility of scholarship (if applicable):

Pre-registration: €. This amount is included in the total cost of the course and will be returned if your academic request is not accepted. If, once the student's application has been admitted, the enrollment is not formalized, the amount deposited for pre-enrolment will not be returned.

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled.

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Graduate, Architect, Engineer Doctor...) that give access to own postgraduate degree studies.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.