Workshop Date

Part 1: Kick-off Workshop: November 9, 2023
Part 2: Independent reviewing of cases
(November 9 - December 9)
Part 3: Meet the expert sessions: December 11-12, 2023

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Christoph J. Zech
University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Live Streaming

The workshop will be live streamed in a Zoom Webinar format. The session times are CET (Central European Time).

This intensive practical course will focus on the most common current indications for liver imaging – cirrhotic patients, oncological patients, patients at no risk with incidental findings and response to therapy of liver tumours. The attendees will be encouraged to participate in the interpretation of over 50 real-life cases with hands-on feedback from an international faculty of experts. The cases will range from intermediate to advanced complexity.

The course outline will consist of 5 steps:

Step 1 – Virtual kick-off workshop in Zoom (November 9, 2023)
Step 2 – Pre-course self-assessment test for participants
Step 3 – Independent reviewing of cases
Step 4 – “Meet the expert” hands-on feedback session (December 11 and 12)
Step 5 – Post-course self-assessment test for participants

Target group 
Radiologists with a good basic knowledge of cross-sectional imaging who want to improve their skills on liver imaging.

To provide participants with variety of cases in an informal and interactive setting via an online PACS solution.
To reproduce the PACS work environment with availability of experts for questions.
To propose an alternative and innovative learning methods based on active involvement by participants.

Learning objectives/outcomes of the course
Interpret patient cases in DICOM format.
Develop expertise in the diagnostic evaluation of a range of focal and diffuse liver diseases in cirrhotic patients, oncological patients and in patients at no risk with incidentally found liver lesions.


M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
I. Bargellini, Firenze/IT
A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
R. Cannella, Palermo/IT
K. de Paepe, Cambridge/UK
N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
M. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
Y. Menu, Paris/FR
V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
C. Zech, Basel/CH

Thursday, November 9, 2023

09:00Welcome and IntroductionC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
09:05S1: Focal lesions in the cirrhotic liver
Moderation: C.J. Zech, Basel/CH
09:05Lesion characterization in the cirrhotic liverV. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
09:25Local staging of HCC – what do we have to reportG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
09:50Hypovascular lesions in the cirrhotic liver – how to characterize themN. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
11:00S2: Incidental focal lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver
Moderator: Y. Menu, Paris/FR
11:00Incidental benign lesions – typical presentationR. Cannella, Palermo/IT
11:25Incidental benign lesions: atypical presentation and how to manage themM. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
12:30S3: Focal liver lesions in the oncological patient & Biliary Imaging
Moderator: M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
13:30Detection of liver metastasesG. Zamboni, Verona/IT
13:55Changes after chemotherapyK. de Paepe, Cambridge/UK
14:20Biliary pathologiesM.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
16:00S4: Post treatment changes of malignant liver lesions
Moderator: A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
15:30Post treatment changes after intra-arterial therapiesI. Bargellini, Firenze/IT
16:55Post treatment changes lesions after surgery / ablational therapiesC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
17:20Q&AAll speakers

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 790.00

Non Member

€ 990.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Member

€ 490.00

Non Member

€ 690.00

Registration fee includes

  • Live access to lectures and interactive case discussions
  • Opportunity to interact with expert faculty
  • CME certificate
  • Access to lectures and cases 2 weeks after the workshop
  • Hands-on “meet the expert” personal teaching and discussion session

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) or Radiographers must be accompanied by a confirmation of the head of the department confirming the status.

The application to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) has been made.

How to obtain your CME certificate:
CME certificates will be provided to participants participating in the live workshop sessions AND completing the respective evaluation form. The number of hours will be calculated according to the actual time spent participating in the live sessions.

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