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ESGAR/ESDO course on hepatobiliary, pancreatic and GI tract neoplasms: a multidisciplinary imaging approach

Workshop Date

April 4 - 5, 2019

Workshop Venue

ADEIT Congress Centre
Plaza Virgen de la Paz 3
46001 Valencia, Spain

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

L. Martì-Bonmatì
La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital

Scientific Coordinators

R.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL (ESGAR)
J.L. Van Laethem, Brussels/BE (ESDO)


The European Society of Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology (ESGAR) and the European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO) are organising together a multidisciplinary course on hepatobiliary, pancreatic and gastrointestinal tract neoplasms.
The course aims to provide knowledge on an integrated approach of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In expert lectures and interactive workshops held by a renowned European multidisciplinary faculty, the attendees learn about new imaging methods, the clinically relevant questions and how the answers impact treatment decision making in hepatic, pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancer.


  • To provide knowledge on an integrated approach of imaging in the diagnosis, treatment and management of hepatic, pancreatic and GI neoplasms.
  • To understand how information obtained by imaging can be used for clinical decision making, treatment planning and response assessment.
  • To learn about new imaging methods, the clinically relevant questions and how the answers impact treatment decision making
  • To attend smaller groups workshops simulating multidisciplinary tumour boards.
  • To interact with teachers in an open atmosphere.
  • To understand each other’s specialty needs

Target Group

The target group consists of senior residents and specialist involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatic, pancreatic and GI tract neoplasms (such as radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists and radiotherapists), who are interested to learn and improve their knowledge on an optimal approach to multidisciplinary treatment management exploiting the use of imaging.

G. Beets, Amsterdam/NL  
R.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
R. García Marcos, Valencia/ES
T. Gruenberger, Vienna/AT 
L. Martí-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES
E. Montalvá Orón, Valencia/ES
E. Rangelova, Stockholm/SE
M. Ronot, Clichy/FR
J.L. Van Laethem, Brussels/BE  

April 4, 2019




Hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma

09:00Pretreatment assessment of hepatocellular carcinomaL. Marti Bonmati, Valencia/ES
09:25Surgical treatment of HCCE. Montalvá Orón, Valencia/ES
09:50TACE, TARE or systemic therapy?R. García Marcos, Valencia/ES
10:15Treatment effect evaluationM. Ronot, Clichy/FR
10:40Coffee Break

Imaging diagnosis and staging of cholangiocarcinoma

11:10Imaging diagnosis and staging of cholangiocarcinoma



Cholangiocarcinoma: a surgical perspective

T. Gruenberger, Vienna/AT
12:00Cholangiocarcinoma: oncological approachesJ.L. Van Laethem, Brussels/BE
12:25Treatment effect evaluation and follow-up


Multidisciplinary Workshops (2 x 70 min)

13:50Hepatocellular carcinoma workshop: clinical case based discussionsL. Marti Bonmati, Valencia/ES; E. Montalvá Orón, Valencia/ES
15:05Cholangiocarcinoma workshop: clinical case based discussionsJ.L. Van Laethem, Brussels/BE


Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

16:20Diagnosis and staging of pancreatic adenocarcinoma
16:45Surgical treatment and problemsE. Rangelova, Stockholm/SE
17:10Oncological perspectiveJ.L. Van Laethem, Brussels/BE
17:35Treatment effect evaluation and follow-up

April 5, 2019

GI Tract Cancer

08:30Imaging diagnosis and staging of rectal cancerG.Beets, Amsterdam/NL
08:55Rectal cancer organ saving treatment – a paradigm shiftG.Beets, Amsterdam/NL
09:20Organ saving treatment – the role of MR imagingR.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
09:45Coffee Break


Multidisciplinary Workshops (2 x 60 min)


Pancreatic tumours workshop: clinical case based discussionE.Rangelova, Stockholm/SE
11:20Rectal cancer workshop: clinical case based discussions G.Beets, Amsterdam/NL; R.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL

“The ESGAR / ESDO course on hepatobiliary, pancreatic and GI tract neoplasms: a multidisciplinary imaging approach, Valencia, Spain, 04/04/2019-05/04/2019 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.”

Valencia is the third biggest city in Spain, inhabits 790.000 people and is seen as the cultural centre of the country. The main sights of the city are its churches, mainly the cathedral de Santa Maria de Valencia, the “Lonja de la Seda” also known as Silk Exchange which is an UNESCO landmark and considered to be one of the most significant secular Gothic buildings in Europe and the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias). “Las Fallas” are Spain’s most spectacular fire festivals is held at the end of February every year which is definitely worth a visit.

Language: Spanish

Time Zone:

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Closest airport: Aeropuerto de Valencia

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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