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Technical Abdominal CT Workshop

Workshop Date

September 7 - 8, 2017

Workshop Venue

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Avenida Brasília
1400-038 Lisbon

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Sebastian Schindera, Aarau/CH

Local Organisers

Prof. Celso Matos
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Avenida Brasília
1400-038 Lisbon

Prof. Sebastian Schindera
Kantonsspital Aarau AG
Tellstrasse 25
CH-5001 Aarau

A. Euler, Durham/US
L. Guimarães, Toronto/CA
C. Reiner, Zurich/CH
S. Schindera, Aarau/CH
W. Stiller, Heidelberg/DE
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT

September 7, 2017

08:45Welcome and opening remarks

S. Schindera, Aarau/CH

08:50CT development since 1972 – where are we heading?

W. Stiller, Heidelberg/DE

Radiation Safety

09:15CT radiation safety: the current state with the focus on the abdomenS. Schindera, Aarau/CH
09:40Practical methods for radiation dose reduction in CT A. Euler, Durham/US
10:05Recent advances in CT radiation dose reduction techniques L. Guimarães, Toronto/CA
10:30CT radiation dose management with a dose tracking software S. Schindera, Aarau/CH
10:55Question and answers
11:05Coffee break
Contrast media application for abdominal CT
11:30Basics of intravenous and enteral contrast media for abdominal CT C. Reiner, Zurich/CH
11:55Controversies in enteric and intravenous contrast material useL. Guimarães, Toronto/CA
12:20 Tips and tricks for the optimization of contrast injection protocols (case review) G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
12:45Question and answers



14:00CT of the liver: technique and implementation C. Reiner, Zurich/CH
14:25CT of the pancreas: technique and implementation G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
14:50CT of the Bowel: technique and implementation L. Guimarães, Toronto/CA
15:15Question and answers
15:25Coffee break

Reporting and post-processing of abdominal CT

16:00Tumor response assessment to improve oncologic imaging C. Reiner, Zurich/CH
16:25Standardized reporting in abdominal imaging: benefits and challenges G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
16:50What postprocessing do I need in my abdominal CT practice?

L. Guimarães,


17:15Dealing with uncertainty in CT W. Stiller, Heidelberg/DE
17:40Question and answers

September 8, 2017

Multi Energy CT

09:00Physical concepts of multi energy CT W. Stiller, Heidelberg/DE
09:25Different technical approaches to dual energy CT: single- vs dual-source CT A. Euler, Durham/US
09:50Multi energy CT: workflow and dose considerationsS. Schindera, Aarau/CH
10:15Multi energy CT of hepatic and pancreatic pathologies (case review) G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
10:40 Question and answers
10:50Coffee break
11:15Multi energy CT of the kidneys and adrenal glands (case review) A. Euler, Durham/US
11:40CT perfusion vs multi energy CT for tumor assessment – how does it work and do we really need it? C. Reiner, Zurich/CH
12:05Is multi-energy more than just a research tool?

S. Schindera, Aarau/CH

12:35Question and answers

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 400.00

Non Member

€ 590.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)
and Radiographers

ESGAR Member

€ 100.00

Non Member

€ 200.00

Registration fee includes

  • access to lectures and interactive case discussions
  • final programme/syllabus
  • coffee breaks
  • lunch or lunchbox
  • certificate of attendance

The number of participants per workshop is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Together with the registration payment is necessary. Registrations as radiologist in training (Residents) must be accompanied by a confirmation of the head of the department confirming the status as Resident.

Registration deadline is August 7, 2017.


Cancellation policy

ESGAR offers the possibility of ensuring the registration with our partner “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. Thus, ESGAR will not refund any amount after a cancellation of registration itself. All requests have to be issued to the “Europäische Reiseversicherung” directly. Refunds will be given within the terms and conditions of the “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. All cancellations have to be made in writing (e-mail, fax or letter) to the Central ESGAR Office and confirmed.

By the course organiser: in case the minimum number of participants (less than 50 % of the expected number) has not been reached, ESGAR reserves the right to cancel a course at the latest 4 weeks prior its beginning. Registration fees will be refunded in full.

Participants have the opportunity to take out insurance for the registration fee only. This insurance applies in case of an unforeseen cancellation of participation at the ESGAR CT Advanced Workshop in Lisbon and can be taken out together with your online registration. The cancellation insurance offered by Europäische Reiseversicherung covers up to 100 % of your registration fees in the event of your cancellation for any cause provided for in the insurance terms (Insurance form). Please read the insured reasons for cancellation carefully! In addition, Europäische Reiseversicherung will refund your registration fee for any days of the Congress not used by you when you are unable to finish the Congress due to an insured event.
Insurance for registration fee only

Registration typeRegistration feeInsurance
ESGAR Member€ 400.00€ 28.00
Non Member€ 590.00€ 41.00

Resident ESGAR Member

€ 100.00€ 8.00
Resident Non Member€ 200.00€ 14.00

Payment of the premium has to be made together with payment of the registration fee. After payment you will find the Insurance Confirmation, which serves as proof of insurance in your "Personal ESGAR Account".

»The 'European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology' (or) 'ESGAR CT Advanced Technical Workshop' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.«

»The 'ESGAR CT Advanced Technical Workshop' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 9 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.«

»Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.«

»Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.«

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Language: Portuguese

Time zone: UTC +1


Electricity: Voltage: 220 V, 50 Hz

Closest airport: Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport

Membership Benefits

  • Reduced fees at Annual Meetings and Workshops of the Society
  • Exclusive right to participate in Society sponsored activities
  • Free access to “European Radiology” on-line
  • Substantially reduced subscription rate to "Abdominal Radiology"
  • Eligibility to participate in Guideline Working Groups
  • Subspecialty Recognition Certificates
  • Personal ESGAR Account
  • ESGAR e-Newsletter and Annual Report
  • Unlimited access to the ESGAR e-Education Portal
  • Educational and networking activities

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