Workshop Date

January 19 - 20, 2024

Workshop Venue

Grand Hyatt Muscat
Shatti Al Qurm, P.O. Box 951
133 Muscat, Oman

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Scientific Coordinators

Prof. Giuseppe Brancatelli
Universita di Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Local Organiser

Prof. Saqar Altai
Royal Hospital
Muscat, Oman

Together with the Oman Radiology and Molecular Imaging Society (ORMIS), ESGAR is delighted to announce the ESGAR Advanced Imaging in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disorders Workshop. During these two days, technical topics will be mixed with clinical lectures and the learning experience will be enhanced by multiple interactive sessions based on case presentations.

Target group

Radiologists, radiologists in training

Learning Objectives

  • To learn the different techniques used in abdominal MRI
  • To explain the current role of functional MR imaging and explain how to characterize incidental focal liver lesions
  • To discuss how abnormalities in blood flow can affect the enhancement pattern of the liver on CT and MRI
  • To demonstrate the broad spectrum of benign biliary disorders, including stones, inflammation, benign tumors, postoperative changes, cholestatic liver diseases, etc
  • To review the classification of cystic lesions of the pancreas
  • To understand the role of different imaging modalities in IBDs
  • To understand how restaging MRI can alter treatment in patients with rectal cancer and become familiar with organ preservation

Workshop Faculty

M. Alsubhi, Muscat/OM
M. Alhajri, Muscat/OM
A. Alkindi, Muscat/OM
A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
R. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
A. Laghi, Rome/IT
J. Stoker, Amsterdam/NL
V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
M. Zins, Paris/FR

Friday, January 19, 2024

09:00 - 10:30Session 1: Small and large bowel tumors 
09:00Colon cancer imaging: new challenges for radiologists 
09:30Rectal cancer imaging: where are we now? 
10:00Neoplasm of the small bowel 
10:30Coffee break  
11:00 - 12:00Session 2: Acute bowel diseases  
 Bowel ischemia  
 Acute GI hemorrhage 
 Intestinal obstruction  
12:00Lunch break 
13:30 - 15:00Session 3: Small and large bowel interactive cases 
13:30Interactive cases 
14:00Interactive cases 
14:30Interactive cases 
15:00Coffee break 
15:30 - 17:00Session 4: Imaging of Crohn and GIST 
15:30State of the art MRI in luminal Crohn’s disease 
16:00Advances in MRI of perianal fistulas 
16:00Imaging of GIST 

Saturday, January 20, 2024

09:00 - 10:30Session 5: Focal liver lesions  
09:00Focal liver lesions: a multiphasic approach for detection and characterization 
09:30Hepatic hemangioma 
10:00Hepatocellular adenomas vs FNH 
10:30Coffee break  
11:00 - 12:30Session 6: Liver & Biliary diseases  
11:00Imaging of biliary diseases 
11:30Imaging of hepatic metastases 
12:00Vascular disorders of the liver 
12:30Lunch break  
13:30 - 15:00Session 7: Liver Interactive Cases  
13:30Interactive cases 
14:00Interactive cases 
14:30Interactive cases 
15:00Coffee break  
15:30 - 17:00Session 8: Solid and Cystic Pancreatic Tumors  
15:30Pancreatic adenocarcinoma: initial diagnosis and staging 
16:00Imaging of pancreatic cystic lesions 
16:30Pancreas interactive cases 

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 490.00

Non Member

€ 690.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Member

€ 290.00

Non Member

€ 390.00

Registration fee includes

  • access to lectures and interactive case discussions
  • final programme
  • electronic 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.


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.

ORMIS members kindly contact the following person:

Dr Ayman Al Hadidi
Mobile: +968-936-40386

An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

Muscat is a captivating city between mountains and the Arabian Sea. It offers a blend of tradition and modernity, with stunning architecture, vibrant souks, and warm hospitality. You will be able to visit the iconic landmarks like the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Pristine beaches and ancient forts which offer diverse experiences in this enchanting destination.    

Language: Arabic

Time zone: UTC+4

Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)

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

Country dialing code: +968

Closest airport: Muscat International Airport

Visa information:

Membership Benefits

  • Reduced fees for Annual Meetings (virtual & face to face)
  • Reduced fees for Workshops (virtual & face to face)
  • Exclusive right to participate in society sponsored activities
  • Free access to “European Radiology” on-line
  • Reduced subscription rate to "Abdominal Radiology"
  • Eligibility to participate in Guideline Working Groups
  • Subspecialty Recognition Certificates
  • ESGAR e-Newsletter and Annual Report
  • Access to the ESGAR e-Education Portal
  • Educational and networking activities

Apply now!



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