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21st Liver Imaging Workshop

Workshop Date

October 5 - 6, 2017

Workshop Venue

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski
An der Alster 72 – 79
20099 Hamburg

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Prof. Roman Fischbach, Hamburg/DE

Scientific Coordinator

Dr. Christoph J. Zech, Basel/CH

M.A. Bali, London/GB
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
F. Fischbach, Magdeburg/DE
R. Fischbach, Hamburg/DE
T. Helmberger, Munich/DE
M. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
L. Marti-Bonmati, Valencia/ES
G. Puhl, Hamburg/DE
L. Romanini, Brescia/IT
V. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
C.J. Zech, Basel/CH

October 5, 2017

09:00Opening remarksR. Fischbach, Hamburg/DE

Imaging modalities
09:05US technique including CEUSL. Romanini, Brescia/IT
09:30MDCT of the liverM. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
09:55Liver MRI: protocol & advanced techniquesF. Fischbach, Magdeburg/DE
10:15Liver MRI: contrast agentsC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
10:40Coffee break

Vascular and biliary anatomy and diseases

11:00Functional anatomy of the liver and biliary tract: clinical implicationsR. Fischbach, Hamburg/DE
11:25Vascular diseasesV. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
11:50Biliary diseases excluding cholangiocarcinomaM.A. Bali, London/GB

Diffuse diseases and focal lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver

13:30Benign lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver – value of hepato-biliary agents C.J. Zech, Basel/CH
13:55Malignant tumors in the non-cirrhotic liver M.A. Bali, London/GB
14:20Diffuse liver diseasesL.Martí-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES
15:00Coffee break

Interactive case discussions (3 x 40min)

Vascular diseasesV. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
Pitfalls in liver metastases detectionF. Fischbach, Magdeburg/DE
CE-US: selected cases of focal liver lesionsL. Romanini, Brescia/IT

October 6, 2017

Biliary tumors and HCC

08:30Diagnosis and staging of HCC: current guidelinesV. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
08:55Focal lesions in cirrhosis: not always HCC G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
09:20Biliary tumors: benign and malignant lesionsT. Helmberger, Munich/DE
09:55Coffee break


Interactive case discussions (3 x 40min)

How MRI can help to characterise a lesion in the cirrhotic liverL. Marti-Bonmati, Valencia/ES
Cases from the MDM Liver tumors (US, CT and MRI)M. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
Challenging biliary tumorsM.A. Bali, London/GB

Malignant Liver Diseases

13:30What does the hepatologist / hepatic surgeon needs to know from the radiologistG. Puhl, Hamburg/DE
13:55Liver metastases detection and staging: methods and problems L. Martì-Bonmatì, Valencia/ES

Evaluation of tumor response after loco-regional treatment

T. Helmberger, Munich/DE
14:50Coffee break

Interactive case discussions (3 x 40min)

How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the non-cirrhotic liverC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
Liver tumours: assessment of treatment responseT. Helmberger, Munich/DE
Differential diagnosis HCC – regenerative noduleG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
17:30Quiz cases discussion

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.

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 Hamburg 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) '21st 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 '21st 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.«

Special room rates are available at the Atlantic Kempinski Hotel.

To make a reservation, please kindly contact the hotel directly:

Hotel: reservierung.atlantic@remove-this.kempinski.com

Frau Mustafova: a.mustafova@remove-this.asklepios.com

Please book 6 weeks before the workshop to ensure the availability.

Hamburg is often referred to the Gateway of the World. It is the second largest city in Germany with a population of approximately 1,8 million inhabitants. The city is situated on the river Elbe. Hamburg is home to the second biggest harbour in Europe, which built the city's wealth in the past centuries. It is a remarkable tourist place for both domestic and overseas visitors. The port of Hamburg, the Merchants District, the world known fish market and many other attractions make the city a very interesting destination.

Language: German

Time zone: UTC +2

Currency: €

Electricity:220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada: 110-120 Volts)

Closest airport: Hamburg 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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