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ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop

Workshop Date

September 26 – 27, 2019

Workshop Venue

The Westin PALACE
Piazza della Repubblica, 20
20124 Milan, Italy

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Prof. Angelo Vanzulli
Ospedale Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital
Milan, Italy

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Christoph J. Zech, Basel/CH

A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
A. Furlan, Pittsburgh/US
R. Golfieri, Bologna/IT
L. Grazioli, Brescia/IT
M. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR                        
F. Meloni, Como/IT
A. Rampoldi, Milan/IT                  
I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
C. Sgrazzutti, Milan/IT                  
C.B. Sirin, San Diego/US
A. Vanzulli, Milano/IT


September 26, 2019

08:30Registration
09:00Opening remarks
Imaging modalities

09:05US technique including CEUSF. Meloni, Milan/IT
09:30MDCT of the liverM. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
09:55Liver MRI: protocol & advanced techniquesA. Vanzulli, Milan/IT
10:15Liver MRI: contrast agentsL. Grazioli, Brescia/IT
10:35Q & A
10:40Coffee break
11:00Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)

Challenging cases from my workstation

M. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
Hepatobiliary contrast agents: a practical approachL. Grazioli, Brescia/IT
CE-US: Selected Cases of Focal Liver LesionsF. Meloni, Milan/IT
12:45Lunch

Focal and diffuse diseases in the non-cirrhotic liver

13:45

Focal liver lesions: a pattern based approach

C.B. Sirin, San Diego/US
14:10MRI of hepatocellular adenomas: where do we stand?  A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
14:35Biliary diseases: benign and malignant lesionsI. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
15:00Q & A
15:15Coffee break
15:45

Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)

How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the non-cirrhotic liverC.B. Sirin, San Diego/US
Focal & diffuse liver diseasesA. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
Biliary diseases I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
17:30Adjourn


September 27, 2019

HCC and fibrocystic diseases

08:30Diagnosis and staging of HCC: current guidelinestbc
08:55Focal lesions in cirrhosis: not always HCC G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
09:20Structured reports using LIRADS A. Furlan, Pittsburgh/US
09:45Q&A
09:55Coffee break

10:15

Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)

Challenging cases in the cirrhotic liverG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
LIRADS – hands-on WorkshopA. Furlan, Pittsburgh/US
Differential diagnosis HCC: regenerative nodule C. Sgrazzutti, Milan/IT
12:00Lunch


Malignant liver diseases


13:00New paradigms in liver surgery – what does that mean for Imaging?  tbc
13:25Liver metastases detection and staging: pearls and pitfalls   R. Golfieri, Bologna/IT
13:45Coffee break
14:15

Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)

Pitfalls in liver metastases detectionR. Golfieri, Bologna/IT
Challenging cases from my workstationA. Vanzulli, Milan/IT
Cases from the MDM liver tumours (US, CT and MRI)A. Rampoldi, Milan/IT
16:00Quiz cases discussion
16:30Adjourn

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 450.00

Non Member

€ 650.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Member

€ 250.00

Non Member

€ 350.00

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) or Radiographers must be accompanied by a confirmation of the head of the department confirming the status as Resident or Radiographer.

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 Workshop 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!

Registration typeRegistration feeInsurance
ESGAR Member€ 450.00€ 32.00
Non Member€ 650.00€ 53.00

Resident ESGAR Member

€ 250.00€ 18.00
Resident Non Member€ 350.00€ 25.00

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".


CME European credits:

“The ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop, Milan, Italy, 26/09/2019-27/09/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s 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.”

ECM Italian credits:

The Liver Imaging Workshop is not accredited with Italian ECM credits.


Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has a population of 1.3 million people. It is the biggest industrial city of Italy with many different sectors as manufacturing of textiles and garments, car manufactory, chemistry, mechanical tools and heavy machinery. Other important industries are tourism and fashion. Milan has an ancient city centre with high and interesting buildings and palazzos. It has always been a place full of various famous artists and offers a particular assortment of churches and monuments.

Language: Italian

Time zone: UTC +2

Currency: EUR

Electricity: 220-240 Volts

Closest airport: Milan–Malpensa Airport



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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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