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ESGAR Acute Abdomen Workshop

Workshop Date

September 27 - 28, 2018

Workshop Venue

Mercure Montpellier Centre Comédie
6 Rue de la Spirale
34000 Montpellier, France

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Prof. Patrice Taourel
CHRU Montpellier
Department of Radiology
371 Avenue du Doyen Gaston Giraud
34295 Montpellier, France

Scientific Coordinator

Dr. Marc Zins, Paris/FR


  • To provide knowledge on an integrated approach of imaging in the diagnosis, treatment and management of hepatic, pancreatic and GI neoplasms.
  • To understand how information obtained by imaging can be used for clinical decision making, treatment planning and response assessment.
  • To learn about new imaging methods, the clinically relevant questions and how the answers impact treatment decision making
  • To attend smaller groups workshops simulating multidisciplinary tumour boards.
  • To interact with teachers in an open atmosphere.
  • To understand each other’s specialty needs

Target Group

The target group consists of senior residents and specialist involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatic, pancreatic and GI tract neoplasms (such as radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists and radiotherapists), who are interested to learn and improve their knowledge on an optimal approach to multidisciplinary treatment management exploiting the use of imaging.

C. Cassinotto, Montpellier/FR
I. Millet, Montpellier/FR
J.B.C.M. Puylaert, The Hague/NL
J. Stoker, Amsterdam/NL
P. Taourel, Montpellier/FR
M. Zins, Paris/FR

September 27, 2018



09:00WelcomeP. Taourel/FR
09:05Acute Abdomen: imaging strategies in 2018J. Stoker/NL
09:30Infections (appendicitis, diverticulitis...)J.B.C.M. Puylaert/NL
10:00Perforation of the GI tractP. Taourel/FR
10:25Coffee Break
10:45Interactive case discussion

J.B.C.M. Puylaert/NL


J. Stoker/NL
PerforationP. Taourel/FR
14:00Bowel obstruction   M. Zins/FR
14:25Acute biliary conditionsJ.B.C.M. Puylaert/NL
14:50Acute pancreatitis: diagnosis and interventionC. Cassinotto/FR
15:15Coffee break
15:30Interactive case discussion
Bowel obstructionM. Zins/FR
DiverticulitisJ.B.C.M. Puylaert/NL
PancreatitisC. Cassinotto/FR

September 28, 2018

09:00Intestinal ischemia P. Taourel/FR
09:25Acute GI bleedingM. Zins/FR 
09:50Abdominal trauma I. Millet/FR
10:15Coffee Break
10:30Interactive case discussion
Intestinal ischemiaP. Taourel/FR
Acute GI bleedingM. Zins/FR
Abdominal traumaI. Millet/FR
14:00Ask the experts (Q&A, cases) All speakers

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Members

€ 400.00

Non Members

€ 590.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Members

€ 250.00

Non Members

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

The registration deadline is 16.09.2018.

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 and can be taken out together with the online registration.

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 Acute Abdomen 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! 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.

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

Resident ESGAR/ESUR 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".

“The ESGAR Acute Abdomen Workshop, Montpellier, France, 27/09/2018-28/09/2018 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.”

Special room rates are available at the Mercure Montpellier Centre Comédie Hotel.

Participants can make their own reservation by contacting the hotel via to the following e-mail address: frédéric@remove-this.mercuremontpellier.fr

The reference number is 245354.

Please book early to ensure availability.

Montpellier is the 8th-largest city of France, and is also the fastest-growing city in the country over the past 25 years. Nearly one third of the population are students from three universities and from three higher education institutions. Located near the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, it is the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice. Montpellier is a medieval city where the town centre, Place de la Comédie, Faculté de Médecine and Place Royale du Peyrou attract visitors from around the world. It is also a modern metropolis, open to contemporary architecture, science, culture and recreation.

Language: French

Time zone: UTC +2

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Electricity: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts)

Country dialing code: +33

Closest airport: Montpellier–Méditerranée 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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