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Workshop Date

May 23 - 24, 2019

Workshop Venue

Radisson Blu Ridzene Hotel
Reimersa str. 1
LV-1050 Riga, Latvia

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Ass.Prof. Dr. Maija Radzina
Paula Stradina Clinical University Hospital
Riga, Latvia

Scientific Coordinator

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

Workshop Faculty

I. Apine, Riga/LV
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
M. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
T. Lauenstein, Düsseldorf/DE
Y. Menu, Paris/FR
M. Radzina, Riga/LV
A. Samuilis, Vilnius/LT
I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
M. Tirane, Riga/LV
V. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
C.J. Zech, Basel/CH


Workshop Programme

Thursday, May 23, 2019

09:00Opening remarks

Imaging modalities
09:05US technique including CEUSM. Radzina, Riga/LV
09:30MDCT of the liverM. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
09:55Liver MRI: protocol & advanced techniquesY. Menu, Paris/FR
10:15Liver MRI: contrast agentsC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
10:40Coffee break
11:00Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)

Selected cases of focal liver lesions

Y. Menu, Paris/FR
FNH or Adenoma? – my hardest casesM. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
Multimodality assessment in liver transplantationA. Samuilis, Vilnius/LT

Focal and diffuse diseases in the non-cirrhotic liver
13:45Benign lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver – value of hepato-biliary agentsM. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
14:10Vascular diseases V. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
14:35Biliary tumours: benign and malignant lesionsT. Lauenstein, Düsseldorf/DE
15:15Coffee Break

Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)

Cases from the MDT Board: biliary tumoursT. Lauenstein, Düsseldorf/DE
Biliary tree obstruction – imaging strategiesM. Tirane, Riga/LV
Vascular diseasesV. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR

May 24, 2019

HCC and fibrocystic diseases
08:30Diagnosis and staging of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): current guidelinesV. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
08:55Focal lesions in cirrhosis: not always hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
09:20Fibrocystic liver diseasesI. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
09:55Coffee break

Diffuse Liver Diseases


Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)

Diffuse liver diseases in pediatricsI. Apine, Riga/LV
Cystic liver lesions – not always trivialI. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
Differential diagnosis HCC – regenerative noduleG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT

Malignant liver diseases

13:00Liver metastases detection and staging prior to surgery: methods and problemsC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
13:25Liver Imaging in HCC and metastatic disease after locoregional and systemic therapiesY. Menu, Paris/FR
13:50Coffee break

Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)

How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the non-cirrhotic liverC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
CE-US: selected cases of focal liver lesionsM. Radzina, Riga/LV
How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the cirrhotic liverI. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
16:05Discussion of quiz cases

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 450.00

Non Member

€ 650.00

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 is April 23, 2019.

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€ 450.00€ 32.00
Non Member€ 650.00€ 53.00

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 ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop, Riga, Latvia, 23/05/2019-24/05/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11 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 www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

“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: Latvian
Time zone:
UTC+3 hours
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Closest airport:
Riga International 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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