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Workshop Date

September 10 - 11, 2020

Workshop Venue

Silken Amara Plaza San Sebastián
Pio XII.aren Plaza 7
20010 Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Dr. José María Alústiza
San Sebastián, Spain


Scientific Coordinator

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

Workshop Faculty

J. M. Alústiza, San Sebastián/ES
C. Ayuso, Barcelona/ES
M. A. Bali, Brussels/BE
A. Blachar, Tel Aviv/IL
V. Cantisani, Rome/IT
F. Caseiro-Alves, Coimbra/PT
M. França, Porto/PT
L. Marti-Bonmati, Valencia/ES
Y. Menu, Paris/FR
F. Vernuccio, Palermo/IT
M.T. Esnaola, San Sebastián/ES
E. Inchausti, San Sebastián/ES
M. Zubizarreta, San Sebastián/ES
A. Arrillaga, San Sebastián/ES
A. Borja, San Sebastián/ES
C. Gonzalez, San Sebastián/ES
I. Agirre, San Sebastián/ES
A. Castiella, San Sebastián/ES
J. C. Vallejo, San Sebastián/ES

Workshop Programme

September 10, 2020

09:00Opening remarks
 Imaging modalities
09:05US technique including CEUSV. Cantisani, Rome/IT
09:30MDCT of the liverA. Blachar, Tel Aviv/IS
09:55Liver MRI: protocol & advanced techniquesY. Menu, Paris/FR
10:15Liver MRI: contrast agentsM. França, Porto/PT
10:40Coffee break 
11:00Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min) 
 Selected cases of focal liver lesionsA. Blachar, Tel Aviv/IS 

Role of US in cases with inconclusive CT/MRI

V. Cantisani, Rome/IT 
 CE-US: selected cases of focal liver lesionsM.T. Esnaola, San Sebastián/ES
E. Inchausti, San Sebastián/ES
M. Zubizarreta, San Sebastián/ES
 Focal and diffuse diseases in the non-cirrhotic liver 
13:45Benign lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver F. Vernuccio, Palermo/IT 
14:10Vascular diseaseF. Caseiro-Alves, Coimbra/PT 
14:35Biliary diseases: benign and malignant lesionsM.A. Bali, Brussels/BE 
15:15Coffee break 


Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)

 Cases from the MDT board: biliary tumoursM.A. Bali, Brussels/BE 
 FNH or adenoma? - my hardest casesF. Vernuccio, Palermo/IT
 Vascular diseasesF. Caseiro-Alves, Coimbra/PT 

September 11, 2020

 Malignant liver disease - HCC and metastases 


Controversies in the non-invasive diagnostic criteria for HCC

C. Ayuso, Barcelona/ES 


Focal lesions in cirrhosis: not always HCC

F. Vernuccio, Palermo/IT

09:20Imaging of Liver MetastasesL. Martí-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES 
09:55Coffee break 


Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)

 How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the non-cirrhotic liverA. Arrillaga, San Sebastián/ES
A. Borja, San Sebastián/ES
C. Gonzalez, San Sebastián/ES
 HCC - what needs to be reported in clinical practiceY. Menu, Paris/FR 
 Differential diagnosis HCC - regenerative noduleC. Ayuso, Barcelona/ES 
 Quantification in diffuse liver disease - ready for clinical practice 
13:00Clinical needs for quantification of fat and iron in the liverA. Castiella, San Sebastián/ES  
13:15Iron overload in hematologic diseases - clinical perspectiveJ.C. Vallejo, San Sebastián/ES
13:25Quantification of fatM. França, Porto/PT 
13:45Quantification of ironJ.M. Alústiza, San Sebastián/ES


Coffee break

14:30Interactive case discussions (3 x 30 min)
 Quantification of iron - practical casesJ.M. Alústiza, San Sebastián/ES 
 Quantification of fat - practical casesM. França, Porto/PT 
 Clinical cases of iron and fat overload and practical managementS. Torrente, San Sebastián/ES
I. Agirre, San Sebastián/ES
J.C. Vallejo, San Sebastián/ES
16:15Discussion of quiz cases 

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 480.00

Non Member

€ 690.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Member

€ 270.00

Non Member

€ 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) 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.

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 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!

Registration typeRegistration feeInsurance
ESGAR Member€ 480.00€ 39.00
Non Member€ 690.00€ 53.00

Resident ESGAR 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".

CME European credits:
An application has been made to the EACCME and the ACI for CME accreditation of this event.

San Sebastián (Basque: Donostia; officially: Donostia-San Sebastián) is in the Basque Country in Spain.
San Sebastian boasts one of the best in-city beaches in Europe. It is quite unusual feeling that you can sunbathe and swim right next to major historical buildings and churches. Surfers are in abundance here.
The city is quite small and cozy, featuring many fish restaurants, several beaches, tons of pintxos bars and a choice of designer clothes shops.
Orientation: The city is divided into Old Town (Parte Vieja), Gros, Amara, Centro, Antiguo and Aiete.

Language: Spanish, (Basque)

Time Zone: UTC+1; UTC+2 (Summer)

Currency: EUR

Electricity: average voltage of 230V/50HZ

Country dialing code: +34

Closest airports: San Sebastián Airport (EAS)


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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