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Workshop Date

September 9 - 11, 2020

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Scientific Coordinator

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

Live Streaming

The workshop will be streamed live.
The session times are CEST (Central European Standard Time).



Workshop Description

Inaugural ESGAR “Virtual” Liver Imaging Workshop

Following the success of the ESGAR clinical based workshop series and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce the first ESGAR “virtual” liver imaging workshop.

The CME accredited on-line workshop features an international expert faculty of speakers who will provide comprehensive coverage of hepato-biliary pathologies in an all new interactive teaching format. During the workshop delegates will be encouraged to take part in a number of interactive case-based discussions as well as watching state-of-the-art didactic lectures.

In addition, the workshop also includes two “live” multidisciplinary tumour board meetings which will emphasise key points for the optimal multi-modality diagnosis and management of patients presenting with liver pathology in everyday practice.   

Workshop Faculty

M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
A. Blachar, Tel Aviv/IL
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
V. Cantisani, Rome/IT
F. Caseiro-Alves, Coimbra/PT
V. Chernyak, San Diego/US
M. França, Porto/PT
L. Marti-Bonmati, Valencia/ES
Y. Menu, Paris/FR
F. Vernuccio, Palermo/IT
V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
C.J. Zech, Basel/CH
C. Sirlin, San Diego/US

Workshop Programme

September 9, 2020

Theory Session 1 – Basics liver imaging techniques
Moderator: C. Zech, Basel/CH

17:00US technique including CEUSV. Cantisani, Rome/IT
17:15MDCT of the liverA. Blachar, Tel Aviv/IL
17:50Liver MRI: protocol & advanced techniquesY. Menu, Paris/FR
18:05Liver MRI: contrast agentsC.J. Zech, Basel/CH

September 10, 2020

Case-Based Interactive Discussions 1
Moderation: M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE

09:00Role of US in cases with inconclusive CT/MRIV. Cantisani, Rome/IT
09:30Focal liver lesions from my work station: usual and unusual appearancesY. Menu, Paris/FR 
10:00True lesions and pseudolesions

V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR


Lecture Session 1 Focal and diffuse entities in the non-cirrhotic liver
Moderator: V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
11:00Benign lesions in the non-cirrhotic liverF. Vernuccio, Palermo/IT 
11:15Vascular diseasesF. Caseiro-Alves, Coimbra/PT
11:30Biliary diseases: benign and malignant lesionsM.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
11:45Imaging of liver metastases L. Martí-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES 



Multi-Disciplinary Tumorboard   1
M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE

Colorectal cancer metastases
P. Demetter, Brussels/BE - Pathologist
V. Lucidi, Brussels/BE - Hepato-biliary surgeon
F. Sclafani, Brussels/BE - Oncologist
M. Pezzullo, Brussels/BE - Radiologist



Case-Based Interactive Discussions 2
L. Marti-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES
15:00FNH or Adenoma?  – my hardest casesF. Vernuccio, Palermo/IT 
15:30Vascular diseases – what do I have to reportF. Caseiro-Alves, Coimbra/PT
16:00Biliary disease – these cases were only solved with a multidisciplinary approach 

M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE


Theory Session 2 Quantification of hepatic iron and fat
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
17:00Diffuse liver disease - role of MRI to quantify fat and ironL. Martí-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES
17:15Quantification of fatM. França, Porto/PT
17:30Quantification of irontbc

September 11, 2020

Lecture Session 2  Focal and diffuse entities in the cirrhotic liver and HCC imaging
M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE


Controversies in the non-invasive diagnostic criteria for HCC

V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR 


Focal lesions in cirrhosis: not always HCC

G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT 
09:40Treatment of HCC – role of interventional radiologyC.J. Zech, Basel/CH 


Multi-Disciplinary Tumorboard
Moderator: V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR

M. Bouattour, Paris/FR - Hepatologist and Oncologist
F. Cauchy, Paris/FR - Hepatobiliary Surgeon
M. Dioguardi, Paris/FR - Interventional Radiologist



Case-Based Interactive Discussions 3
C. Zech, Basel/CH
13:30Staging and re-staging liver mets: tips and pitfallsL. Martí-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES 
14:00Quantification of fat – practical casesM. França, Porto/PT 
14:30Quantification of iron – practical cases



Case-Based Interactive Discussions 4
Moderator: M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
15:30HCC – what needs to be reported in clinical practiceG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT  
16:00Imaging after locoregional treatment of HCCtbc
16:30LIRADS – Practical application on clinical examplesC. Sirlin, San Diego/US
V. Chernyak, San Diego/US

Learning Objectives

To download the learning objectives of the course, please click here.

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 330.00

Non Member

€ 540.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Member

€ 120.00

Non Member

€ 220.00

Registration fee includes

  • Live access to lectures and interactive case discussions
  • CME certificate
  • Access to on-demand lectures 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 as Resident or Radiographer.

“The ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop, San Sebastián, Spain, 09/09/2020-11/09/2020 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 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.”

This educational activity is kindly sponsored by BAYER.

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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