Tays workshop on EGSnrc Monte Carlo Software


Tampere University Hospital, Radius building, 2nd Floor


Monday 3rd to Friday 7th September 2018

Invitation to Attend

Monte Carlo (MC) methods are considered the gold standard for the radiation transport simulations. They are well-suited for applications especially in, but not limited to, radiation therapy, including e.g. radiation source simulations, treatment dose planning calculations and radiation dosimetry simulations. The availability of general purpose MC codes, combined with the increasing computer speed, have led to a high increment in Monte Carlo studies in recent years.

EGSnrc is a software package for MC simulations of ionization radiation transport through matter. It can be applied to build simulations for particle energies ranging from 1 keV to 10 GeV. EGSnrc contains a large range of user codes for different purposes; for example for linear accelerator modelling (BEAMnrc), dose calculations in voxelized phantoms (DOSXYZnrc) and relatively new C++ applications, which include wide geometry library  (egs++). EGSnrc works on Linux, OS X and Windows, and it is distributed as free software. It is targeted at medical physicists, companies that develop radiotherapy equipment and at universities and industries working with radiation.

Themes and Learning methods

In September 2018 we will organize a hands-on course about the EGSnrc and BEAMnrc MC codes.

The course will cover

  • the fundamentals on MC radiation transport
  • the fundamental of EGSnrc
  • the basic working principles of BEAMnrc, DOSXYZnrc, and egs++ applications.

The time is divided about equally between lectures and hands-on labs. The participants are expected to have a working Linux experience (basic bash commands, symbolic links, environment variables, etc.).


E. Mainegra-Hing, NRC
R. Townson, NRC
F. Tessier, NRC

Information for participants

Registration fees include 24% VAT and are cashed in Euro (€) only. Cheques are NOT accepted.
Registration fee is EUR 1.200 (including VAT 24%). Pre-registration fee is EUR 300 (including VAT 24%).

Registration form should be returned by 29 April 2018 to Pirkanmaa Hospital District. 

Registration deadline extended

There are good news for those who missed the normal registration period: There are still available places for Tays Workshop on EGSnrc Monte Carlo Software.

Therefore it’s still possible to submit registration form. The new deadline is 1 August 2018. Please note that the full registration fee needs to be paid by 1 August 2018.

Please REGISTRATE here: http://bit.ly/EGSnrc18

The course will be organized with minimum of 15 participants to maximum of 20 participants. The course will be filled in the order of registrations.

Registration fee

Pre-registration fees are to be paid no later than 30 April  2018.
Rest of the registration fees are to be paid no later than 1 August 2018. Note that your payment must be verified on site. 

Please remember that submission of your registration does not guarantee that your registration has been accepted. Your accepted registration will be confirmed only after full payment of the fee has been received.

Course will be filled in order of registrations. Unpaid pre-registrations will  be free for the other applicants.

Information for payment:

Account holder: Pirkanmaan sairaanhoitopiirin kuntayhtymä, Tampere University Hospital
Account holder´s street address: Teiskontie 35, PO Box 2000
Zip code: 33521
Country: FINLAND
Business ID number: 0826597-8
VAT number: FI08265978
Bank name: OP Corporate Bank plc
Bank street address: Gebhardinaukio 1
Zip code: 00510
City: Helsinki
Country: FINLAND
Account number: 573008-2474340
IBAN: FI12 5730 0820 4743 40
Currency: EUR

Cancellation policy

Registrations are considered firm (refunds are not applicable ). Should you be unable to attend the workshop, a substitute delegate from your organization is always welcome at no extra charge provided. In the case that the workshop would be cancelled due to the reason that there are not enough participants, all payments will be refunded. 

The registration fee includes:

  • Lunch from Monday to Friday
  • Coffee breaks
  • Evening dinner
  • Diploma

Please note:

Accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee.


Hotel rooms have been reserved at Hotel Norlandia Care, Biokatu 14, Tampere; 

http://norlandia.fi/fi/hotel/norlandia-tampere-hotel or http://www.norlandiacare.com/en/hotel#!

Participants will make reservations by themselves. Prices: single 100 euros/room/night, double 115 euros/room/night (including breakfast).

Reservations: tel.+358 50 38 444 00, tampere@norlandiacare.fi

registration code is SYYS2018 Reservation code is valid until August 3rd 2018.

Congress venue

Tampere University Hospital, Radius building, 2nd Floor

Congress language


Contact information

Jarkko Ojala, Adj. Prof. (D.Sc.)
Specialist Medical Physicist (radiotherapy) & Quality Manager
Department of Oncology,
Tampere University Hospital,
PL 2000, FIN-33521 Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 3 311 63212
e-mail: jarkko.ojala@pshp.fi

Hanna Raunio, Training Designer
Tampere University Hospital,
PL 2000, FIN-33521 Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 3 311 65311
e-mail: hanna.m.raunio@pshp.fi

General information about travelling to Tampere: https://visittampere.fi/