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Workshop Date

August 29 - 30, 2019

Workshop Venue

Clarion Hotel Helsinki
Tyynenmerenkatu 2
FIN-00220 Helsinki

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Dr. Kirsty Ijäs
Helsinki University Central Hospital
Helsinki, Finland

Scientific Coordinator

Dr. Marc Zins
Hôpital Saint-Joseph
Paris, France

Workshop Faculty

F. Bensch, Helsinki/FI   
K. Ijäs, Helsinki/FI
T. Lehtimäki, Helsinki/FI
T. Talvikki Lehtimäki, Kuopio/FI
I. Millet, Montpellier/FR              
E. Pääkkö, Oulu/FI
J.B.C.M. Puylaert, The Hague/NL
M. Zins, Paris/FR

Workshop Programme

Thursday, August 29, 2019


09:00Welcome and opening remarks

K. Ijäs, Helsinki/FI

09:05Acute abdomen: imaging strategy in 2019

I. Millet, Montpellier/FR

09:30Infections (appendicitis, diverticulitis...)J.B.C.M. Puylaert, The Hague/NL
10:00Imaging of the acute abdomen in pregnancyE. Pääkkö, Oulu/FI
10:25Coffee break

10:45Interactive case discussions (35 x 3)E. Pääkkö, J.B.C.M. Puylaert, I. Millet



14:00Bowel obstructionM. Zins, Paris/FR
14:25Acute biliary conditionsJ.B.C.M. Puylaert, The Hague/NL
14:50Acute pancreatitis: diagnosis and interventionT. Talvikki Lehtimäki, Kuopio/FI
15:15Coffee break

16:00Interactive case discussions (35 x 3)J.B.C.M. Puylaert, M. Zins, T. Talvikki Lehtimäki

Friday, August 30, 2019

09:00Mesentheric ischemia T. Lehtimäki, Helsinki/FI   
09:25Acute GI Bleeding M. Zins, Paris/FR
09:40Abdominal trauma F. Bensch, Helsinki/FI
10:15Coffee break

10:30Interactive case-based discussios (35 x 3)F. Bensch, T. Lehtimäki, M. Zins

13:30Ask the experts session
Moderator: K. Ijäs, Helsinki/FI
All speakers
15:30Tricky cases on ACS All speakers

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

Registration deadline is July 29, 2019.


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.


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".

“The ESGAR Acute Abdomen Workshop, Helsinki, Finland, 29/08/2019-30/08/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 12  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 for the workshop's participants at the Clarion Hotel Helsinki:

Single Room Rate 170 € / room / night (incl. breakfast & VAT)
Double Room Rate 185 € / room / night (incl. breakfast & VAT)

Please book before 21.08.2019 in order to ensure availability by contacting the hotel directly at reservations.cl.helsinki@remove-this.choice.fi.

One of the world's northernmost capitals, Helsinki is a hotbed for Scandinavian design, museums, and cafés. Just 456 km from St. Petersburg, the city is also where east meets west. Mixed in with Art Noveau architecture, Russian-built neoclassical churches remind visitors that Helsinki was once ruled by Czar Alexander I.
Today, visitors flock to Helsinki for the beautiful, harbor-side location and the eclectic mix of old churches, modern museums, and pleasant parks.

Language: Finnish

Time Zone:

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Electricity: 230V, at 50Hz AC

Country dialing Code: +358

Closest airport: Helsinki-Vantaa 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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