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ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop

Workshop Date

April 26 – 27, 2018

Workshop Venue

Staszic Palace
Nowy Świat 72
00-001 Warszawa

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Registration will open in January 2018!

Local Organiser

Prof. Andrzej Cieszanowski
Medical University of Warsaw
Central Clinical Hospital
2nd Department of Clinical Radiology
Banacha 1a
02-097 Warsaw, Poland

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Zech, Basel/CH

M.A. Bali, London/UK
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
V. Cantisani, Rome/IT
A. Cieszanowski, Warsaw/PL
Y. Menu, Paris/FR
J. Podgorska, Warsaw/PL
I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT

April 26, 2018

09:00Opening remarks

Imaging modalities
09:05US technique including CEUSV. Cantisani/IT
09:30MDCT of the liverG. Zamboni/IT
09:55Liver MRI: protocol & advanced techniquesY. Menu/FR
10:15Liver MRI: contrast agentsJ. Podgorska/PL
10:40Coffee break
11:00Interactive case discussions
Functional anatomy of the liver and biliary tract: cases with clinical relevanceV. Cantisani/IT
Cases from the MDM liver tumorsY. Menu/FR
Biliary diseases (excluding cholangiocarcinoma)M.A. Bali/UK
Focal and diffuse diseases in the non-cirrhotic liver
13:45Benign lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver – value of hepato-biliary agents A. Cieszanowksi/PL
14:10Vascular diseasesG. Zamboni/IT
14:35Biliary diseases: benign and malignant lesionsM.A. Bali/UK
15:15Coffee break

Interactive case discussions

How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the non-cirrhotic liverG. Zamboni/IT
Cases from the MDM liver tumors (US, CT and MRI)I. Santiago/PT
CE-US: selected cases of focal liver lesionsV. Cantisani/IT

April 27, 2018

HCC and fibrocystic diseases
08:30Diagnosis and staging of HCC: current guidelinesG. Brancatelli/IT
08:55Focal lesions in cirrhosis: not always HCC G. Brancatelli/IT
09:20Fibrocystic liver diseasesI. Santiago/PT
09:55Coffee break


Interactive case discussions

Vascular diseasesY. Menu/FR
Differential diagnosis HCC – regenerative noduleI. Santiago/PT
Challenging biliary tumorsM.A. Bali/UK

Malignant liver diseases

13:00What does the hepatologist / hepatic surgeon needs to know from the radiologisttbc
13:25Liver metastases detection and staging: methods and problems J. Podgorska/PL
14:50Coffee break

Interactive case discussions

Pitfalls in liver metastases detectionJ. Podgorska/PL
Challenging cases from my workstationG. Brancatelli/IT
How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the cirrhotic liverA. Cieszanowski/PL
17:30Quiz cases discussionA. Cieszanowski/PL

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

An application will be made to the EACCME and the ACI for CME accreditation of this event.

The following hotels which are located near by the workshop's venue can be proposed to the participants:

- Hotel Gromada Warszwa Centrum

- Hotel Harenda

Please book early in order to ensure availability.

There are special rates offered to the ESGAR Workshop's Participants at the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria by 07.03.2018:

Single Room                 637,20 PLN per night, breakfast  included
Double/Twin Room        691,20 PLN per night, breakfast  included

Please send your registration form to H3378-SL@remove-this.sofitel.com to book a room.

Warsaw is Poland’s largest city and its capital, with a population of approximately 1,7 million inhabitants.  The city is located on the Vistula River. Warsaw is a major international tourist destination and a significant cultural, political and economic centre. Not only the Palace of Culture and Science awaits one there but also the Royal Castle and the significant Gothic, cobbled alleys and baroque palaces of the Old Town.

Language: Polish

Time zone: UTC +2

Currency: Polish Zloty

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

Closest airport: Warsaw Chopin 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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