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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.

Local Organiser

Prof. Andrzej Cieszanowski
Radiology Department
The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial
Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology
ul. Roentgena 5
02-781 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
Z. Zieniewicz, Warsaw/PL

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

Cross sectional imaging in the evaluation of focal liver lesions

V. 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 radiologistZ. Zieniewicz/PL
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
15:45Quiz 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

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.

The registration deadline is 20.04.2018.

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.

By the course organiser: in case the minimum number of participants (less than 50 % of the expected number) has not been reached, ESGAR reserves the right to cancel a course at the latest 4 weeks prior its beginning. Registration fees will be refunded in full.

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 Liver 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! In addition, Europäische Reiseversicherung will refund your registration fee for any days of the Congress not used by you when you are unable to finish the Congress due to an insured event.

Registration typeRegistration feeInsurance
ESGAR Member€ 400.00€ 28.00
Non Member€ 590.00€ 41.00

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, Warsaw, Poland, 26/04/2018-27/04/2018 has been
accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with
12 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.”

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

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  • 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
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