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20th Liver Imaging Workshop

Workshop Date

April 27 – 28, 2017

Workshop Venue

Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra
R. Abel Dias Urbano 20
3000-001 Coimbra

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Prof. Filipe Caseiro-Alves
Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra
Medical Imaging Department
Praceta Mota Pinto
3030 Coimbra

Scientific Coordinator

Dr. Christoph J. Zech, Basel/CH

H. Alexandrino, Coimbra/PT
F. Caseiro-Alves, Coimbra/PT
L. Curvo-Semedo, Coimbra/PT
M. França, Porto/PT
M. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
L. Marti-Bonmati, Valencia/ES
C. Matos, Lisbon/PT
N. Papanikolaou, Lisbon/PT
E. Quaia, Edinburgh/GB
I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT

April 27, 2017

09:00Opening remarksF. Caseiro-Alves, Coimbra/PT
Imaging modalities
09:05US technique including CEUS E. Quaia, Edinburgh/GB
09:30MDCT of the liver  L. Curvo-Semedo, Coimbra/PT
09:55Liver MRI: protocol & advanced techniques   N. Papanikolaou, Lisbon/PT
10:15Current status of liver MRI contrast agents   F. Caseiro-Alves, Coimbra/PT
10:45Coffee break

Vascular and biliary anatomy and diseases

11:00Functional anatomy of the liver and biliary tract: clinical implications  I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
11:25Vascular diseases M. França, Porto/PT
11:50Benign lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver: value of hepato-biliary agentsF. Caseiro-Alves, Coimbra/PT

Liver/Bile duct Lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver

13:30Malignant tumors in the non-cirrhotic liverM. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
13:55Biliary tumorsC. Matos, Lisbon/PT
15:00Coffee break


Interactive case discussions (3 x 40min)

Tips and tricks: how to avoid artefact in liver MRIN. Papanikolaou, Lisbon/PT
How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the non-cirrhotic liverM. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
CEUS: selected cases of focal liver lesionsE. Quaia, Edinburgh/GB

April 28, 2017

Diffuse diseases and HCC

08:30Imaging diagnosis and staging of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): current guidelines  L. Martì-Bonmatì, Valencia/ES
08:55Focal lesions in cirrhosis: not always HCCM. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
09:20Diffuse Liver Diseases  M. França, Porto/PT
09:55Coffee break


Interactive case discussions (3 x 40min)

How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the cirrhotic liverL. Curvo-Semedo, Coimbra/PT
Challenging cases from my MDM - liverE. Quaia, Edinburgh/GB
Challenging cases from my MDM – bile ductsC. Matos, Lisbon/PT

Malignant liver diseases

13:30What does the liver surgeon needs to know from the radiologist?H. Alexandrino, Coimbra/PT
13:55Liver metastases detection and staging: methods and problemsI. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
14:20Evaluation of tumour response after loco-regional treatmentL. Martì-Bonmatì, Valencia/ES
14:50Coffee break


Interactive case discussions (3 x 40min)

Quantification in diffuse liver disease – how does it work in practiseM. França, Porto/PT
Case selection - loco-regional therapies of the liverL. Martì-Bonmatì, Valencia/ES
Challenging cases from my MDM – liverI. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
17:30Discussion of quiz casesL. Curvo-Semedo, Coimbra/PT
18:00Closing remarks

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 400.00

Non Member

€ 590.00

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

Registration deadline was extended to April 21!

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 Liver Workshop in Coimbra 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 Member€ 400.00€ 28.00
Non Member€ 590.00€ 41.00

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 'European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology' (or) '20th ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.«

»The '20th ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 12 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.«

»Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.«

»Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits 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.«

Coimbra, a riverfront city in central Portugal and the country’s former capital, is home to a preserved medieval old town and the historic University of Coimbra. Built on the grounds of a former palace, the university is famed for its baroque library, the Biblioteca Joanina, and its 18th-century bell tower. In the city’s old town there are many tourist attractions including the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral Sé Velha.

Language: Portuguese

Time zone: UTC +1


Electricity: Voltage: 220 V, 50 Hz

Closest airport: Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport

Transport: Train is the fastest option between Lisbon and Coimbra. The Alfa Pendular train takes 1 hour 30 minutes and costs about €22.80, the intercity train takes 1h 50 and costs about €19.20, while the bus takes 2h 20 and costs around €13.80. However, please note, that travelling by train you will still need to get to the city center of Coimbra from the train station, while the bus station is already in the center. Train tickets must be purchased before boarding the train and can be booked either from the station ticket office or online at www.cp.pt. The main intercity bus company is Rede Expressos. Tickets need to be purchased before boarding the bus, either from a ticket office in Sete Rios bus station or on line at www.rede-expressos.pt.

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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