Workshop Date

September 14 - 15, 2023

Workshop Venue

Crowne Plaza Paris - Republique
10 Place De La Republique 
Paris, France

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

This workshop is organised by ESGAR, an EACCME Trusted Provider.

Scientific Coordinators

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

Local Organiser

Prof. Valerie Vilgrain
Hôpital Beaujon
Université Paris Diderot,Sorbonne Paris Cité
Clichy, France


The aim of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the main liver pathologies that will be presented by means of an integrated multimodality approach. Imaging findings will be analysed on the basis of their pathological correlations.
The format of the workshop will include formal lectures that have been assigned to expert colleagues, able to thoroughly discuss each topic. Moreover, an interactive discussion on real clinical cases will be led - in additional “slots” - by the faculty members who will help to define the state-of-the-art in the diagnosis of liver diseases. A specific aim of the workshop is to provide practical suggestions on how to manage the diagnostic work-up of liver diseases in the daily practice.

Target group

Radiologists, radiologists in training

Learning Objectives

  • To describe the most relevant technological advances of different modalities and contrast media applied to liver imaging.
  • To equip delegates with an improved understanding of segmental anatomy of the liver in order to share a standard radiological and surgical terminology.
  • To discuss the main liver pathologies based on structured multi-modality orientated lectures and interactive case presentations.
  • To understand the imaging features on the basis of pathological correlations.
  • To give practical suggestions on the diagnostic work-up of liver diseases in the daily practice.

Workshop Faculty

A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
B. Guiu, Montpellier/FR
M. Lesurtel, Paris/FR
O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
Y. Menu, Paris/FR
M. Ronot, Clichy/FR
I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
P. Sidhu, London/UK
F. Vernuccio, Padova/IT
V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
M. Wagner, Paris/FR

Thursday, September 14, 2023

08:55Opening remarks 
09:00S1 “Imaging modalities” 
09:00US technique including CEUSP. Sidhu, London/UK
09:30MDCT of the LiverY. Menu, Paris/FR
09:55Liver MRI: Extracellular AgentsG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
10:15Liver MRI: Contrast agentsF. Vernuccio, Padova/IT
10:40Coffee break  
11:10Interactive case discussions (3 x 35min)  
 Cases from my workstation with focus on MRIG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT 
 Cases from my workstation with focus on hepato-biliary MRIF. Vernuccio, Padova/IT
 Cases from my workstation with focus on CTY. Menu, Paris/FR 
13:00Lunch break 
14:00S2 “Focal lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver” 
14:00Benign lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver – indications of hepato-biliary agentsM. Wagner, Paris/FR
14:25Vascular liver diseasesM. Ronot, Clichy/FR
14:50Biliary diseases: benign and malignant lesionsTBC
15:30Coffee break 
16:00Interactive case discussions (3 x 35min) 
 How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the non-cirrhotic liverM. Wagner, Paris/FR
 Biliary diseases – my best casesTBC
 Vascular liver diseasesM. Ronot, Clichy/FR

Friday, September 15, 2023

08:30S3 “HCC”  
08:30Diagnosis and staging of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): Current guidelinesV. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
08:55Focal lesions in cirrhosis: Not always HCCA. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
09:20Response assessment for HCCO. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
10:00Coffee break  
10:30Interactive case discussions (3 x 35min)  
 How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the cirrhotic liverV. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
 How to…LIRADSA. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
 Imaging after locoregional treatment of HCCO. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
12:15Lunch break  
13:15S5 “Imaging and liver surgery”  
13:15What does the hepatic surgeon need to know from the radiologist prior to liver resection?M. Lesurtel, Paris/FR
13:35Liver metastases detection and staging: methods and problemsI. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
13:55Imaging after procedures to extent liver resectability. Portal vein embolization and beyondB. Guiu, Montpellier/FR
14:30Coffee break  
15:00Interactive case discussions (3 x 35 min)  
 Advanced ultrasound in tumour characterisation versus MR and CT – Additional value and limitationsP. Sidhu, London/UK
 Liver metastases: detection, staging, response to treatment – Where hepato-biliary MRI makes the differenceI. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
 Procedures to extend liver resectability: my best casesB. Guiu, Montpellier/FR
16:45Quiz CasesI. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
F. Vernuccio, Padova/IT
M. Wagner, Paris/FR

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 490.00

Non Member

€ 690.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Member

€ 290.00

Non Member

€ 390.00

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.


Participants have the opportunity to take out insurance for the registration fee only. This insurance applies in case of an unforeseen cancellation of participation and can be taken out together with the online registration.

“The ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop, Paris, France, 14/09/2023-15/09/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 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

“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.”

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Language: French

Time zone: UTC +2

Currency: Euro (EUR)

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

Country dialing code: +33

Closest airport: Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport
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