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Postgraduate Course: Imaging of the post-operative abdomen: everything you need to know

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 21 to Friday, June 23, 2017

Here you will find the most up to date version of the ESGAR 2017 Scientific Programme.

Navigate the ESGAR 2017 Scientific Programme by topic and see at one glance which sessions are most relevant and interesting to you.


The following abbreviations are used in the programme:



Advanced US Training Centre
CTCCTC Training Centre
HLHonorary Lecture
IGTImage Guided Therapy Session
LSLecture Session
Research Centre Workshop
ONCOncology Centre
PCProfessional Challenge
PGPostgraduate Course
PSPlenary Session
SOESchool of ESGAR



Advanced US Training Centre

The Advanced US Training Centre was developed from the experience of the successful CEUS (contrast-enhanced US) Training Centre by adding teaching modules on US elastography.  AUS covers the needs for theoretical education and hands-on training in the area of CEUS and US elastography, two fields of interest which are both under rapid development. Over the two days the participants will experience three workshops and ten hands-on sessions where a large series of clinical cases will be available for discussion.
Scientific Coordinator: L. Romanini, Brescia/IT

Cases of the Day

Different cases will be displayed each day from Tuesday, June 20 to Friday, June 23, 2017 giving registrants the opportunity to take part in the quiz and check the results on the following day. The participant who solves the most cases correctly will be announced in the ESGAR Newsletter. The coordinator of the ESGAR 2017 Cases of the Day competition is H. Fenlon, Dublin/IE.

Clinical Files

An experienced moderator will present six themed and challenging multimodality cases to a radiology panel. Each case will be chosen to illustrate various diagnostic and therapeutic options available for the clinical management of the patient. The moderator will then lead a highly interactive discussion with the attendees. The aim of this session is to stress the central role of clinical radiology in today’s patient management.

CTC Hands-On Centre

ESGAR is happy to be able to offer a CT Colonography Training Centre again, responding to the need for practical training in CTC interpretation. The programme offered at the CTC Training Centre is based on individual case reviews guided by experienced tutors from the Faculty of the ESGAR CTC Workshops. Workstations from different vendors are available for training. Take part in the CTC Training Centre for training on identification and characterisation of different colonic lesions.
Scientific Coordinator: A. Laghi, Latina/IT

Foundation Course

This educational feature is intended to provide fundamental review information regarding abdominal and gastrointestinal radiology with advanced and up-to-date pathologic information. In the Foundation Course, gastrointestinal and abdominal radiological knowledge will be combined with new pathologic information and data to provide a complete overview of bowel wall inflammation, small bowel tumours, mesentery tumours and IgG4 related diseases.

Image Guided Therapy Sessions

The educational feature “GI & abdominal interventional radiology: a practical approach” was introduced during the ESGAR 2009 Annual Meeting and following positive comments was expanded at subsequent meetings in order to reflect the central role interventional techniques play in the multidisciplinary management of patients with gastrointestinal and abdominal diseases.
Due to the continuous developments in this field ESGAR 2017 has renamed the feature “Image Guided Therapy”. 
Features include lecture sessions, scientific papers and posters as well as incorporating relevant techniques into the postgraduate course. The daily IGT sessions will again be led by expert tutors, emphasising key practical issues, ranging from basic to advanced knowledge and skills. Interactivity will be encouraged between delegates and tutors in order to facilitate useful practical discussion. In addition the video case workshops, introduced during ESGAR 2012 now comprise an expanded session. This particular format will help to augment the various practical aspects and procedural tips/ tricks using the latest video-based learning techniques and encourage live audience participation with IR experts in an interactive learning environment.

Lecture Sessions

All Lecture Sessions are dedicated to a special area of interest with defined lecture objectives to ensure integration and avoid overlap. Several sessions have a multidisciplinary approach or are organised in collaboration with other societies such as the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR), the European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO), the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Sessions are organised within three levels: every-day-practice, evidence-based, and state-of-the-art sessions.

Lunch Symposia

From Tuesday to Thursday at lunchtime, symposia will be held in collaboration with industrial companies and corporate partners. The subjects of these symposia will include a variety of “hot topics” concerning the ongoing development in some major fields of abdominal diagnostic and interventional radiology.

Oncology Centre

The aim of this training centre is to promote a modern diagnostic approach to oncologic imaging among radiologists, as imaging is becoming increasingly important in oncology. The complexity of new therapies requires a more detailed analysis of the response to treatment. A shift from morphology to quantification of data is mandatory. The industry is helping radiologists, by developing dedicated and sophisticated software, but specific training is required. Workstations from different vendors are available for training.

Postgraduate Course

At ESGAR 2017 a Postgraduate Course on "Imaging of the post-operative abdomen" is offered on the first day of the meeting. Participants will deal with the most common current surgical techniques, the normal post-operative imaging anatomy, common and delayed complications after abdominal surgery, differentiate expected post-surgical alterations from complications or diseases recurrence and asses the clinical significance of imaging findings in the post-operative abdomen.

Research Centre Workshops

The Research Centre Workshops are intended to illustrate and promote aspects of radiological research in the field of abdominal imaging in Europe. At ESGAR 2017, this sessions will be based on case files presented by the speakers and discussion with the attendees on why and how to use quantitative data from specific MR imaging sequences. The sessions will deal with the main aspects related to an accurate acquisition and post-processing for T2* and DW-imaging biomarkers.

Scientific Exhibition - Poster Exhibition

All scientific and educational exhibits (posters) at ESGAR 2017 will be displayed in electronic poster format. The poster system allows registrants to submit their exhibits online, to view them in the conference centre and send selected material to participants’ individual e-mail addresses for easy referencing. The uploading and displaying of media files, such as images, tables and graphs and also the inclusion of video clips, PowerPoint slides, Flash or Director Shockwave animations in the presentation is possible as well. Following successful submission and acceptance of an abstract, the author will receive detailed information and deadlines for uploading the scientific material into the electronic poster database. The scientific and educational posters displayed at ESGAR 2017 in the electronic poster exhibition will be included in the permanent ESGAR Online Poster Database after the meeting.

Scientific Sessions

Researchers will present original proffered papers on new and original aspects of abdominal imaging and intervention. Selected papers will be gathered into sessions, each dealing with a homogenous topic. Time for discussion between researchers and attendees will be available after each presentation. Specific sessions on the best-rated submissions are scheduled with more time to presentation and discussion.

School of ESGAR

This educational feature presents main topics following the chapters from the European Training Curriculum and the corresponding learning objectives. The School of ESGAR will be open from Wednesday, June 21 to Friday, June 23, 2017. Editor in Chief: P. Prassopoulos, Alexandroupolis/GR.


ESGAR 2017 continues a project to enhance the educational impact of workshops. Throughout the meeting, different workshops will be offered to the registrants. Compared to a formal lecture, the smaller workshop environment is intended to facilitate more active discussion between expert instructors and the audience, allowing registrants to address their specific needs. Four different lines of workshops are presented at ESGAR 2017: "From my Workstation"; "Technical Tips"; "Questions from my Colleague" and "Structured Reporting".

Important Dates - ESGAR 2017

October 31, 2016
Abstract submission opens

October 2016
Preliminary programme available

January 2017
Registration opens

January 16, 2017
Abstract submission deadline

February 2017
Notification of acceptance to authors

March 21, 2017
Early registration deadline

May 23, 2017
Pre-registration deadline

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