Niek Schreuder will Present on Proton Therapy’s Use Against Cancer at the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

Niek Schreuder is vice president and chief medical physicist of Provision Proton Therapy. He is a board-certified medical physicist with significant experience in all aspects of proton beam radiotherapy. Most recently, Schreuder served as chief medical physicist and senior vice president of medical physics and technology at ProCure Treatment Centers in Bloomington, Indiana. During his more than 22 years as a medical physicist, he has gained vast experience in project management, research and development and clinical training. He is considered one of the foremost medical physics pioneers in the world specializing in proton therapy.

Prior to joining ProCure, Schreuder was director of medical physics at the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute (MPRI), now called the IU Health Proton Therapy Center, where he wasresponsible for all medical physics related matters leading to the first patient treatments. He also served as the medical physicist and project manager for the Indiana University (IU) Cyclotron Facility where he led the medical physics design effort associated with developing the MPRI facility. Niek Schreuder trained as a medical Physicist in South Africa and served as a division head of the operations and development division of the Medical Radiation Group at iThemba Laboratories for Accelerator Sciences (tLabs) in South Africa prior to moving to the U.S. in February 2001.

Schreuder has more than 40 published articles in peer-reviewed journals on various aspects of proton beam therapy, has authored and co-authored nearly 100 presentations at international conferences and has taught many courses on proton therapy. As vice president and chief medical physicist at Provision Center for Proton Therapy, Schreuder will be responsible for key aspects of the center’s technical and clinical operations. This includes the commissioning and acceptance testing of all proton therapy and imaging equipment. He will also be responsible for the training of the facility’s staff of physicists, therapists and dosimetrists. Additionally, Schreuder will develop and implement safety programs and quality control measures at the center.

Schreuder earned a BS in radiation physics, a Diploma in Datametrics, and an MS in physical sciences in medical sciences from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He has been honored two times with the SABS prize for most outstanding research in the field of radiation dosimetry and received the Meditech prize for the most innovative use of computers. Schreuder is a board-certified medical physicist and is a member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

About the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

With multiple initiatives and platforms to unite the thriving medical tourism industry, the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC) is the largest medical tourism conference in the world. Riding off the success of the 2014’s event, the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress anticipates up to 2,500 attendees, from nearly 100 countries around the world.

Participants and attendees will have the opportunity to learn first-hand from leading hospitals, insurance companies, physicians, etc. and to take advantage of the collaborative forums and summits. There will also be hundreds of one-on-one networking opportunities with registrants from the combined conference of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Conference (EHBC), and International Luxury Hotel Association (IHLA) providing six times the traffic and networking for everyone attending the conferences this year.

For more information contact:

Linda Shaifer, Education & Engagement Leader, Medical Tourism Association at [email protected] or call: 561-791-2000 x817

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