Jul 11 – 13, 2023
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone


The use of Very High Energy (50-250 MeV) Electron (VHEE) beams for Radiotherapy, and furthermore involving ultra-high dose rate (>=100 Gy/s) delivery or FLASH radiotherapy (FLASH-RT) is at present a consolidated R&D topic in many laboratories around the world. A lot of progress has been made since the VHEE20 (https://indico.cern.ch/event/939012/), it is timely to have a VHEE23.

This time the meeting we will be in person at DESY-Hamburg where a new electron linac ARES (https://ares.desy.de/) is being prepared for “in vivo” experiments at high-energy. Hybrid zoom participation will also be possible. 

The list of topics to be explored are:

  • Current State of the Art
  • Treatment Planning, Modelling and Imaging
  • Current conventional facilities at intermediate (ELBE, PITZ, Flastron IC , Antwarpen..) and high (CLEAR, CLARA, ARES, ..) energies
  • Current and future non-conventional facilities LPA (DRACO, CALA, LOA, KALDERA)
  • Planned future facilities (DEFT, FRIDA,...)
  • Accelerators R&D and Technologies: distributed coupling, cryogenic copper, 
    millimetric waves or THz sources...
  • Interest from Industries


PhD students and young researchers are invited to submit abstracts to be presented during a dedicated poster session. Best posters will have the possibility to present their work in a short oral presentation. 


Industries are also welcome to participate in a special industrial session.


The linear accelerator ARES (Accelerator Research Experiment at SINBAD) is an essential component of the new, long-term accelerator research facility SINBAD (Short Innovative Bunches and Accelerators at DESY) in the heart of DESY´s Hamburg campus in the former DORIS ring. 


Experimental area in air


Irradiation of lung and prostate cancer cells



DESY Hamburg
SINBAD (Bldg. 30)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg
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