About Program

SMC proton therapy training program aims to share our valuable experiences with professionals who are interested in proton radiotherapy. We will provide extensive lectures on basic concepts, clinical issues as well as practices for proton radiotherapy planning, dosimetry, image guidance and respiratory control. The attendee can achieve an informative lesson through the theory-practice balanced two-week comprehensive schedule. It will be our great pleasure to open this program and we wish you having a great experience with our program.


Program Director

Youngyih Han

Youngyih Han Ph.D. Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

  • Sunghwan AhnPh.D. - Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Kwangzoo ChungPh.D - Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Sungkoo ChoPh.D - Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Kwanghyun JoPh.D - Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Eun Hyuk ShinPh.D - Clinical medical physicist
  • Chae-Seon HongPh.D - Clinical medical physicist
  • Seyjoon ParkMS - Clinical medical physicist
  • Dae-Hyun KimMS - Clinical medical physicist
  • Boram LeePh.D - Clinical medical physicist
  • Woojin LeePh.D - Clinical medical physicist

Learning Objectives

  • Share the initial experience for system integration (proton therapy system, oncology information system, hospital information system) and commissioning of proton therapy system
  • Review of basic proton therapy physics
  • Learn proton radiotherapy planning techniques used at SMC for selected disease sites.
  • Learn SMC’s respiratory motion control protocols for lung and treatments liver (from CT to beam delivery)
  • Learn immobilizing technique for proton radiotherapy patients

Target Audience

Health care professionals who are interested in proton radiotherapy

  • Physician
  • Physicist
  • Dosimetrist
  • Radiotherapist


  • Lectures
    • A. Short review of Basic proton therapy physics
    • B. Dosimetry tools used for proton therapy QA
  • Practicum
    • A. Planning: selected cases for brain, CSI, H&N, lung, liver treatment (wobbling and line-scanning method)
    • B. Dosimetry: daily, monthly, annual QA and patient specific QA
    • C. Clinical practice: CT simulation, image guidance, respiratory motion management

How to apply

  • Application can be submitted all year round if applied on a 2 to 4 member team