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Postgraduate Course

Bowel imaging in the spotlight: from diagnosis to patient management

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, June 3, 2022


ABBREVIATIONS USED IN PROGRAMME

ES        Editorial Session
ET        ESGAR Tutorial (former Workshop)
HL        Honorary Lecture
IGT       Image Guided Therapy
LS        Lecture Session
PG        Postgraduate Course
PS        Plenary Session
RT        Research Tutorial
SOE     School of ESGAR
SS        Scientific Session
SY        Industry Symposium
TC        Tricky Cases
US        Ultrasound Centre

Editorial Session

This session aims at introducing the Editorial world. Chief Editors of peer reviewed scientific journals will provide insights into different types of educational papers and their level of evidence. Different impact factors and manuscript review handling processes will be explained. The session will conclude with an interactive discussion among editors and research leaders; attendees are encouraged to actively participate and ask questions they always wanted to ask the editors.

ESGAR Tutorials

Throughout ESGAR 2022, different tutorials will be offered to the registrants. Compared to a formal lecture, the smaller tutorial environment is intended to facilitate more active discussion
between expert instructors and the audience, allowing registrants to address their specific needs.

Cases of the Day

Scientific Coordinator: C. Reiner, Zurich/CH

Different cases will be displayed each day from Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3, 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.

Image Guided Therapy

An educational feature focusing on Interventional Radiology (IR) in the GI tract and Abdomen was first introduced during the ESGAR 2009 Annual Meeting. Since then, it 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. The
daily IGT sessions will be led by experts in the field, emphasising key practical issues, ranging from basic to advanced knowledge and skills with a special focus on knowledge useful for abdominal radiologists working in diagnostic radiology. As in all ESGAR formats, interactivity will be encouraged between delegates and faculty in order to facilitate useful practical discussions.This includes case-discussions led by the moderators, including all speakers. We believe that this particular format will help to augment the various practical aspects and procedural tips and tricks and encourage the audience to interact with IR experts in this 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).

Industry Symposia

From Tuesday to Friday 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. Your name badge is your business card. ESGAR and its sponsors are using a lead retrieval system during the congress. In practice that means that when you present your badge for scanning at an exhibition booth or for scanning when entering an industry sponsored lunch symposium, the following personal data can be retrieved: first name, last name, address details, email address.

Plenary Sessions

Clinical Files
An experienced moderator will present four 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 interpretation session will be live, as the panellists will not see the cases before the session. The panellists will describe the imaging findings. The moderator will guide the panellists with questions regarding differentials and patient management. The aim of this session is to stress the central role of clinical radiology in today’s patient management and to show how experts deal with cases in real life.

Nick Gourtsoyiannis’ Foundation Course I and II
This educational feature, named after Prof. N. Gourtsoyiannis, is a mini rad-path course designed to teach fundamental imaging findings in specific abdominal conditions correlated with up-todate pathologic information. The specific topics to be discussed in this year’s rad-path course are the pancreas (pancreatic cystic tumours and non-adenocarcinoma pancreatic solid tumours) and GI tumours (non-adenocarcinoma gastric cancer and nonepithelial bowel tumours).

One Case - Three Lessons
Returning by popular demand for a second year, we have a new session format called “one case - three lessons”. In this session each panellist explains a clinical case where he/she personally made a mistake and then develops the three lessons that he/she got from this mistake. The goal of this format is to learn how to avoid important mistakes in the diagnosis of difficult cases, to understand the influence of clinical context and radiology interpretation in the management of our patients. The session will be managed like a Jazz session, very entertaining, educating with humour and rhythm.

Postgraduate Course

At ESGAR 2022, a Postgraduate Course entitled “Bowel imaging in the spotlight: from diagnosis to patient management” is offered on the first day of the meeting. In four sessions the topics of Crohn’s disease, ischemic bowel disease, postoperative GI tract and rectal cancer are addressed. Each session deals with the respective imaging diagnosis and challenges and also focuses on the appropriate multidisciplinary management of patients. A 30-minute case-based discussion at the end of each Postgraduate Course session exemplifies the topic and enhances the learning experience.

Research Tutorials

Have you begun your academic career and want to know how to advance to become a leader in research? It is much more than publishing papers, grant funding etc. In these research tutorials major aspects of abdominal imaging research will be discussed by leading ESGAR researchers.

School of ESGAR

Scientific Coordinators: R. Cannella, Palermo/IT; K. De Paepe, Cambridge/UK; C. Reiner, Zurich/CH

This is an educational pathway within the annual ESGAR meeting which includes a selection of the most important topics of abdominal radiology following the chapters of the European
Training Curriculum and the corresponding learning objectives. The School of ESGAR will be open from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, June 3, 2022.

Scientific Exhibition - Poster Exhibition

All scientific and educational exhibits (posters) at ESGAR 2022 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 online on the ESGAR Congress Plattform. The scientific and educational posters displayed at ESGAR 2022 in the electronic poster exhibition will be included in the permanent ESGAR Online Poster Database after the meeting.

Scientific Sessions

Researchers will present original 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.

Tricky cases from my day job

Coordinators: M. Laniado, Dresden/DE; R. Cannella, Palermo/IT; K. De Paepe, Cambridge/UK; C. Reiner, Zurich/CH

This session format on Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2, involves brief case presentation and interactive discussion of challenging cases from everyday clinical practice. Both sessions will be held in the 45-minute time period between the lunchtime symposium and the start of the afternoon sessions.

Ultrasound at ESGAR 2022 / Ultrasound Centre

Scientific Coordinators: J.B.C.M. Puylaert, The Hague/NL; A. Ramalho, Almada/PT

At ESGAR 2022, the modality of ultrasound will be one of the highlighted topics. Throughout the meeting, sessions, tutorials and key-note lectures will encompass basic technical aspects as well as innovations in abdominal ultrasound, as contrast enhanced ultrasound and new techniques such as elastography, fusion imaging and 3D. However, there will also be ample attention for the clinical triage-function of ultrasound as a primary tool, workhorse and starting point in any abdominal problem.


Important Dates

November 2021
Preliminary programme available

November 2021
Abstract submission opens

December 15, 2021
Registration opens

January 15, 2022
Abstract submission deadline

February 14, 2022
Notification of acceptance to authors

February 28, 2022
Early registration deadline

April 25, 2022
Pre-registration deadline

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