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ESGAR/EPC Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Workshop

Workshop Date

March 22 - 23, 2018

Workshop Venue

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Avenida Brasília
1400-038 Lisbon

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Prof. Celso Matos
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Avenida Brasília
1400-038 Lisbon

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Celso Matos, Lisbon/PT (ESGAR)
Prof. Peter Hegyi, Pécs/HU (EPC)

ESGAR (European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology) and EPC (European Pancreatic Club) aim to join forces in the organization of a multidisciplinary course on pancreatic diseases. The course aims to provide knowledge on an integrated approach of imaging in the diagnosis, management and treatment of pancreatic diseases. In expert lectures and interactive workshops, the attendees will learn about currently used and emerging imaging methods, the clinically relevant questions and how the answers impact the clinical decision-making.

Interactive elements:

The course format encourages interaction with teachers in an open welcoming atmosphere. Lectures will be followed by workshops in smaller groups simulating multidisciplinary clinical conferences.

The target group consists of senior residents and junior specialists/consultants with particular interest in the diagnosis and management of patients with pancreatic diseases.

M. Arvanitaki, Brussels/BE
F. Caseiro Alves, Coimbra/PT
D. Costa, Lisbon/PT
M. Del Chiaro, Stockholm/SE
J. Devière, Brussels/BE
M. Giovannini, Marseille/FR
N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
M. Löhr, Stockholm/SE 
R. Manfredi, Rome/IT
C. Matos, Lisbon/PT 
I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
C. Verbeke, Oslo/NO  
M. Zins, Paris/FR   

March 22, 2018

08:50Welcome and opening remarksC. Matos/PT

Anatomy and Imaging modalities

09:00Pancreas anatomy and normal variants

 I. Santiago/PT

09:20MDCT: how to do itN. Kartalis/SE
09:40MRI: how to do itC. Matos/PT
10:00Questions and Answers
10:15Coffee break
Acute pancreatitis
11:15Clinically relevant questions for imagingM. Arvanitakis/BE
11:30Imaging aims and challengesM. Zins/FR
12:00The endoscopist's perspectiveM. Arvanitakis/BE
12:20Questions and Answers
Chronic Pancreatitis and related diseases
13:30Evidence based guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis

 J.M. Lohr/SE

14:00Imaging patternsC. Matos/PT
14:30The role of ERCP and EUSJ. Devière/BE
15:00Questions and Answers
15:15Coffee break
15:45Case-based interactive multidisciplinary discussion

March 23, 2018

Solid pancreatic tumours
09:00Challenges in pancreatic adenocarcinoma surgeryM. Del Chiaro/SE
09:20Challenges in pancreatic adenocarcinoma diagnosis & stagingN. Kartalis/SE
09:40Challenges in pancreatic adenocarcinoma staging after neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy

M. Zins/FR

10:00Differential diagnosis of solid pancreatic tumoursF. Caseiro Alves/PT
10:20Questions and answers
10:30Coffee break

Neuroendocrine tumours

11:00Which are the clinically relevant questions from the surgeon?

 M. Del Chiaro/SE

11:20Imaging patterns and management implicationsR. Manfredi/IT
11:50Role of nuclear medicine and radiopharmaceuticalsD. Costa/PT
12:15Questions and answers
Cystic pancreatic tumours
14:00Diagnostic accuracy of cross-sectional imaging for characterizing cystic pancreatic lesionsR. Manfredi/IT
14:20The evolving role of EUS: can we improve characterization of cystic pancreatic lesions?M. Giovannini/FR
14:40The evolving role of pathology: can we improve patient stratification?C. Verbeke/NO
15:00Coffee break
15:30Are current management recommendations appropriate?M. Del Chiaro/SE
16:00Case-based interactive multidisciplinary discussion

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians


€ 400.00

Non Member

€ 590.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)


€ 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) must be accompanied by a confirmation of the head of the department confirming the status as Resident.

The registration deadline is 16.03.2018.

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/EPC Pancreas 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.
Insurance for registration fee only

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/EPC Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, 22/03/2018-23/03/2018
has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
(EACCME®) with 10 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.”

Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal with a population of approximately 550,000 thousand inhabitants. The city lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. Because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism Lisbon is recognised as a global city. It is after Athens the oldest city in Europe and the oldest in Western Europe. Once it was a home for the world's greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator. Lisbon is one of the world's greatest historical cities, with  amazing sights and cultural treasures.

Language: Portuguese

Time zone: UTC +1


Electricity: Voltage: 220 V, 50 Hz

Closest airport: Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport

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  • Eligibility to participate in Guideline Working Groups
  • Subspecialty Recognition Certificates
  • Personal ESGAR Account
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