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Workshop Date

May 6 - 7, 2021

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Live Streaming

The workshop will be live streamed in a Zoom Webinar format. The session times are CET.

Registration Deadline

May 3, 2021 at 17:00.

 

Scientific Coordinators

Assoc.Prof. Maria Antonietta Bali
Institut Jules Bordet

Prof. Dow-Mu Koh
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trustl

Dr. Isabelle de Kock
Ghent University Hospital

Dr. Katja De Paepe
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Dr. Casper Mihl
Maastricht University Medical Center

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To provide a comprehensive overview of the technical principles of MR imaging of the abdomen.
  • To provide an update on the scan protocols and MR sequences in abdominal disease
  • To provide MR state-of-the-art imaging protocols in a variety of abdominal pathological conditions
  • To provide an update on contrast media in MR imaging tailored to the clinical question
  • To provide an overview on MR safety measures and aspects affecting image quality in MR imaging
  • To provide a detailed overview of the artefacts in MR imaging
  • To give a comprehensive overview of the MR imaging features of diffuse and focal liver disease
  • To review imaging features of biliary disease and how to use MR imaging modalities
  • To review MR imaging features and pitfalls in interpretation of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and pancreatitis
  • To review MR imaging features and pitfalls in rectal cancer and response after therapy
  • To describe MR imaging features findings in perianal fistula
  • To provide interactive discussions based on clinical cases that may help in daily practice

Workshop Faculty

M. Bali, Brussels/BE
A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
I. De Kock, Ghent/BE
K. De Paepe, London/UK
M. França, Porto/PT
E. Godfrey, Cambridge/UK
S. Gourtsoyianni, Athens/GR
D.-M. Koh, Sutton/UK
D. Lambregts, Amsterdam/NL
T. Lauenstein, Dusseldorf/DE
O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
G. Morana, Treviso/IT
D. Tolan, Leeds/UK
V. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
J. Winfield, London/UK


Workshop Programme

DAY 1 - Programme 
09:00  Session 1: Technical overview of MRI abdomen  
09:00Welcome remarks C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
09:05 Essential MRI sequences in the abdomenD.M. Koh, London/UK
09:30Additional value of less often used sequences: what and when? tbc
09:55 Case-based discussion / Q&AD.M. Koh, London/UK and tbc
11:00BREAK 
11:45Session 2: Contrast use, MR safety and artefacts  
11:45 Contrast media: types and controversies    O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
12:10MR safety and artefactsJ. Winfield, London/UK
12:35Case-based discussion / Q&AJ. Winfield, London/UK & O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
13:35LUNCH BREAK 
14:35Session 3: Diffuse liver disease  
14:35Iron and fat quantification    M. França, Porto/PT
15:00Assessment of liver fibrosis: MR elastography     E. Godfrey, Cambridge/UK
15:25Case-based discussion / Q&AE. Godfrey, Cambridge/UK & M. França, Porto/PT
16:30BREAK 
17:15  Session 4: Focal liver disease  
17:15 Lesion characterization: extra-cellular contrast agents    G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
17:40Lesion characterization: hepatobiliary contrast agents    A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
18:05   Case-based discussion / Q&AA. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT & G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
19:00Adjourn 
   
DAY 2 - Programme 
09:00Session 5: Biliary disease  
09:00MRCP: technique, tips and pitfalls     tbc
09:25Benign and malignant biliary disease           V. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
09:50Case-based discussion / Q&AV. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE and tbc
10:50BREAK 
11:30Session 6: Pancreas  
11:30MRI protocol: difficulties and considerations G. Morana, Treviso/IT
11:50Is it pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis?         M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
12:20Case-based discussion / Q&AM.A. Bali, Brussels/BE & G. Morana, Treviso/IT
13:20LUNCH BREAK 
14:20Session 7: GI Tract  
14:20Rectal cancer: Technique and staging      D. Lambregts, Amsterdam/NL
14:50Response rectal cancer: findings and warnings     S. Gourtsoyianni, Athens/GR
15:20Case-based discussion / Q&AD. Lambregts, Amsterdam/NL & S. Gourtsoyianni, Athens/GR
16:20BREAK 
17:05Session 8: Perianal fistula  
17:05MRI technique and sequencesT. Lauenstein, Dusseldorf/DE
17:25Perianal fistula   D. Tolan, Leeds/UK
17:55Case-based discussion / Q&AT. Lauenstein, Dusseldorf/DE & D. Tolan, Leeds/UK
18:55Adjourn 

Registration Fees

Radiologists

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 recorded lectures within 1 week 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.


CME European credits:
“The ESGAR MR Imaging of the Abdomen: Case-based Workshop, Vienna (ONLINE), Austria, 06/05/2021-07/05/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 14 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.”

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.


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
  • Access to the ESGAR e-Education Portal
  • Educational and networking activities

Apply now!

 

 

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