2019 Commission Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) 23-26 June 2019

ICRU held its Annual Meeting from 23-26 June in Singapore.

Vincent Grégoire, Chairman of ICRU, opened the meeting with a welcome to all in in attendance and an acknowledgement to Melvin Chua and Joseph Wee for the fine arrangements for the meeting.

Members of the Commission in Attendance
Vincent Grégoire, Chairman
T. Rockwell Mackie, Vice Chairman
Maria Brandan, Secretary
John Boone, Treasurer
Søren Bentzen, Executive Director
Elena Fantuzzi
Roger Howell
Hans Menzel
Pawel Olko
Brian O’Sullivan
David Rogers
Norio Saito
Dorothy Yen

ICRU Staff in Attendance
Laura Atwell, Executive Secretary

Guests in Attendance
Chris Clement, ICRP/IRPA
Kathy Held, NCRP

Review of Draft Reports Working parties met to discuss two reports that are in various stages of development:
Operational Dose Quantities for External Radiation Exposure
reatment Planning for Radiopharmaceutical Therapy

Observer Seminars
Observer reports were made during the Open Session. AAPM, ICRP, IRPA, and NCRP all provided reports.

How the ICRU has Standardized Radiotherapy: Physician’s and Physicist’s View, Vincent Grégoire and T. Rockwell Mackie • Varian QA Solutions: Mobius3D and DoseLab, Selena Hsieh

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI): A Radiation Oncology Perspective, Søren Bentzen

All current members of the Commission were re-elected and Thomas Otto was newly elected.

Officers elected were:
Vincent Gregoire, Chairman
T. Rockwell Mackie, Vice Chairman
María-Ester Brandan, Secretary
John Boone, Treasurer
Søren Bentzen, Director at Large

Other Business

Other business included discussions of ICRU finances, obligations of sponsors, report committee status, publication schedules, new initiatives, future operation of ICRU, Gray Medal award for 2021 and plans for the 2020 Annual Meeting.

ICRU Committees The following committees are in final publication stage:
Prescribing, Recording, and Reporting Ion-Beam Therapy
Retrospective Assessment of Individual Doses in Cases of Acute Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

The following committees are actively working on draft reports:
Bioeffect Modelling and Equieffective Dose Concepts in Radiation Therapy
Operational Dose Quantities for External Radiation Exposure
ICRU Composite Glossary
Treatment Planning for Radiopharmaceutical Therapy
Dose Prescription, Reporting and Recording in IMRT
Imaging for Assessment of Response in Oncology

New Work Approved by the Commission
Microdosimetry (Update of ICRU Report 36)
Image Guided Radiation Therapy Using MRI-Linear Accelerators (Mrgrt)

Gray Medal – The 20th Gray Medal will be awarded to Dr. Eleanor Blakely at the ICRR Meeting in Manchester, England. 

Next Meeting - The next meeting of the Commission may be held in Vancouver in July 2020.

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20th Gray Medal Awarded
Dr. Eleanor Blakely awarded Gray Medal during ICRR

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