Workshop Date

November 24 - 25, 2022

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Registration deadline

November 21, 2022

Scientific Coordinator

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

Live Streaming

The workshop will be live streamed in a Zoom Webinar format. The session times are CET (Central European Time).


This two-day intensive practical course will focus on the most common current indications for liver imaging – cirrhotic patients, oncological patients, patients at no risk with incidental findings and response to therapy of liver tumours. 
The participants will be encouraged to participate in the interpretation of the cases via MCQs. There is plenty of time for Q&A during each session. The cases will range from intermediate to advanced complexity. The aim of the course is to provide participants with a large number and variety of cases with immediate feedback available from teaching faculty, in an on-line setting.

Target group 
This course is directed to those radiologists with a good basic knowledge of cross-sectional imaging who want to improve their skills on liver imaging.

To provide participants with a large number and variety of cases with immediate feedback available from teaching faculty, in an informal and interactive setting via an online PACS solution
To reproduce the PACS work environment but with the benefit of case review analysis and availability of experts for questions.
To propose an alternative and innovative teaching/learning methods based on active involvement by participants. 

Learning objectives/outcomes of the course
Interpret patient cases in DICOM format
Develop expertise in the diagnostic evaluation of a range of focal and diffuse liver diseases in cirrhotic patients, oncological patients and in patients at no risk with incidentally found liver lesions.


M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
I. Bargellini, Pisa/IT
A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
R. Cannella, Palermo/IT
K. de Paepe, London/UK
N. Kartalis/ Stockholm/SE
T. Lauenstein, Essen/DE
M. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
M. Maurer, Bern/CH
Y. Menu, Paris/FR
V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
C. Zech, Basel/CH

Thursday, November 24, 2022

09:00Welcome and IntroductionC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
09:05S1: Focal lesions in the cirrhotic liver - Hypervascular Lesions
Moderation: C.J. Zech, Basel/CH
09:05Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AV. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
09:50Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
10:35Conclusion / Panel DiscussionAll speakers
11:30S2: Focal lesions in the cirrhotic liver - Hypovascular Lesions
Moderation: G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
11:30Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AN. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
12:15Conclusion / Panel DiscussionAll speakers
13:30S3: Incidental focal lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver
Moderation: M. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
13:30Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AA. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
14:15Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AR. Cannella, Palermo/IT
15:00Conclusion / Panel DiscussionAll speakers
16:00S4: Atypical presentation of typical liver lesions – the difficult case collection
Moderation: A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
16:00Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AM. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
16:45Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AY. Menu, Paris/FR
17:30Conclusion / Panel DiscussionAll speakers

Friday, November 25, 2022

09:00S5: Focal liver lesions in the oncological patient
Moderation: T. Lauenstein, Düsseldorf/DE
09:00Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AK. de Paepe, London/UK
09:45Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AG. Zamboni, Verona/IT
10:30Conclusion / Panel DiscussionAll speakers
11:30S6: Post treatment changes of malignant liver lesions after intra-arterial therapies
Moderation: M. Maurer, Bern/CH
11:30Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AI. Bargellini, Pisa/IT
12:30Conclusion / Panel DiscussionAll speakers
13:45S7: Post treatment changes of malignant liver lesions after surgery / ablational therapies
Moderation: I. Bargellini, Pisa/IT
13:45Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
14:30Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AM. Maurer, Bern/CH
15:15Conclusion / Panel DiscussionAll speakers
16:00S8: Biliary pathologies
Moderation: M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
16:00Case-based Discussion incl. Q&AT. Lauenstein, Düsseldorf/DE
17:00Conclusion / Panel DiscussionAll speakers
17:15Closing remarksM.A. Bali, Brussels/BE 

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 790.00

Non Member

€ 990.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Member

€ 490.00

Non Member

€ 690.00

Registration fee includes

  • Live access to lectures and interactive case discussions
  • Opportunity to interact with expert faculty
  • CME certificate
  • Access to recorded lectures and cases on CMrad platform within 2 weeks after the workshop

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.

“The ESGAR Liver Workshop – a case-based approach, ONLINE, Austria, 24/11/2022-25/11/2022 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

“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.”

How to obtain your CME certificate:
CME certificates will be provided to participants participating in the live workshop sessions AND completing the respective evaluation form. The number of hours will be calculated according to the actual time spent participating in the live sessions.

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