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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

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 
 Multimodality assessment in liver transplantationV. Cantisani, Rome/IT 
 CE-US: selected cases of focal liver lesionstbc 
 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 livertbc 
 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 livertbc 
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 managementtbc
16:15Discussion of quiz cases 

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)


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