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Workshop Date

April 16 - 17, 2020
Riga, Latvia

Workshop Venue

Riga Islande Hotel
Kipsalas str. 2,
1048 Riga, Latvia


Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Prof. Maija Radzina
Paula Stradina Clinical University Hospital
Riga, Latvia

Scientific Coordinators

Prof. Regina Beets-Tan (ESGAR)
Prof. Per Nilsson (ESCP)

Workshop Faculty

L.Blomqvist, Stockholm/SE
N. Figueiredo, Lisbon/PT
M. Laniado, Dresden/DE
P. Lefere, Roeselare/BE
I.Nagtegaal, Nijmegen/NL
P. Myrelid, Linköping/SE
J. Stoker, Amsterdam/NL

Thursday, April 16, 2020


08:45Introduction and aim of the course
09:00I. Treatment: what is the current status?N. Figueiredo, Lisbon/PT
09:40II. Imaging: what is the role of imaging?L. Blomqvist, Stockholm/SE
10:30Coffee break

I. Rectal cancer workshop: clinical case based discussions

L. Blomqvist, Stockholm/SE
 II. Rectal cancer histopathology: what should we know?I. Nagtegaal, Nijmegen/NL
14:00I. Treatment: which are the clinically relevant questionsP. Myrelid, Linköping/SE
14:25II. Imaging: how can imaging help in making a decisionJ. Stoker, Amsterdam/NL
 I. Complications after bowel surgery: what should we know?N. Figueiredo, Lisbon/PT
 II. Imaging of postoperative complications: how accurate is CT?M. Laniado, Dresden/DE
16:00Coffee break 
16:30PLENARY WORKSHOP (1 x 45 min) 
 The postoperative abdomen: clinical case based discussionsM. Laniado, Dresden/DE
N. Figueiredo, Lisbon/PT
17:15Welcome Reception 

Friday, April 17, 2020

09:00I. Detection: how do the new diagnostic tools help the gastroenterologist?tbc
09:25I. Detection: when can colonography replace colonoscopy?P. Lefere, Roeselare/BE
09:50II. Staging: can CT or MR imaging guide optimal surgery?L. Blomqvist, Stockholm/SE
10:20Coffee break 
 Luminal and perianal Crohn’s disease: clinical case based discussionP. Myrelid, Linköping/SE
J. Stoker, Amsterdam/NL
 CTC workshop: clinical case based discussionsP. Lefere, Roeselare/BE
13:00Group feedback and adjourn 

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR or ESCP Members

€ 480.00

Non Members

€ 690.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR or ESCP Members

€ 270.00

Non Members

€ 370.00

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.

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 at the ESGAR/ESCP Bowel 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/ESCP Member€ 480.00€ 39.00
Non Member€ 690.00€ 53.00

Resident ESGAR/ESCP Member

€ 270.00€ 21.00
Resident Non Member€ 370.00€ 27.00

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/ESCP Bowel Imaging Workshop, Riga, Latvia, 16/04/2020-17/04/2020 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 9  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.”

The approximately 640,000 inhabitants of Riga make up one-third of the population of Latvia and makes it the largest city in the Baltic States.
Riga is famous for its Old Town (Vecrīga) and city center (Centrs), in which over 800 buildings are of the Art Nouveau (aka Jugendstil) style of architecture. The old town of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Art Nouveau style involves intricate building facades, with carvings of flowers and mythological creatures, and ornate doorways and windows.
Riga is also popular due to its nightlife and discount airlines that offer cheap flights to/from much of Europe.

Language: Latvian

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Electricity: 230V, at 50Hz AC

Country dialing Code: +371

Closest airport: Riga International Airport (RIX)


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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