||Following the recommendations of
Prof R.O. MIRIMANOFF and Prof
L. ZOGRAFOS, the Dean from the Medical
School of Lausanne, Prof B.C. ROSSIER,
called for a 1st meeting of a Commission
nominated to evaluate the feasability of a
protontherapy project in Lausanne.
||Meeting of the "Swiss
Proton Users' Group (SPUG)"
1. To build a hospital based proton facility in
CH (8/14 votes)
2. Opening for projects to host protons in Swiss
||Dr R. MIRALBELL,
nominated President of the "Lausanne
||Asked to participate in a
Meeting with G.O. SEGOND (Health state
secretary of Geneva) to talk about
protons in Geneva. This Meeting was requested by Mr
J. BISSELL, Director of l'Hôpital de
la Tour (Columbia) à Meyrin
(GE). Goal: build a proton facility in
collaboration with the CERN.
Impression: Just a first approach to test
the potential interest of the Cantonal
authorities. The idea of such a project was
suggested by Dr J. SCHWADE,
Director of "RT21 Radiation Systems
Corporation" and former owner of
the right to build proton facilities in the US.
project at PSI : Development of a second gantry
at PSI in view to be commercialized in a future
(joint venture with the industry). Project time :
||Meeting with Dr J.
SCHWADE in Miami (FL).
Impression: No real intention to build.
Just a good and sound idea (bussiness oriented).
However, he would seriously consider to invest in
a Hospital based project in the Lemanic region.
||Following the suggestion of the
Rector of the University of Geneva Prof
M. BOURQUIN, submission of the "Avant-projet de
protonthérapie en Suisse romande"
to the Deans of the Medical Schools of Lausanne
||Nominated by the "comité
de direction" of the Hôpital Cantonal de
Genève as the person representing the hospital
in the above mentioned proton project.
||Meeting in Bern with Mr
Ch. KLEIBER, Swiss state secretary of science and
research to present the proton project.
1. Need to organize a Meeting with the partners
in Spring 2000 (Universities, EPFL, federal, PSI,
2. Goal: to develop a research project able to
benefit of a federal credit for 2004.
||Final report of the
"Lausanne Commission" submitted to the
||Approval by the Board members of
the Medical School of Lausanne of the
||Paper in the "Tribune de
Genève" quoting Prof M. BOURQUIN,
as the sponsor for a Carbon ion project in the
Lemanic region ?!?!
||Prof M. BOURQUIN
admits a misinterpretation of the press in a
letter written to Prof R.O. MIRIMANOFF
Meeting. Consensus with the Lausanne project
||Support the PROSCAN
project (leading to the development of a less
expensive unit and more compact gantry), then
transfer the second gantry developed at PSI to
Lausanne (or other site in the Lemanic region)