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MR imaging of Rectal Cancer - all you want to know and how to interpret

Workshop Dates

December 11 - 12, 2018
December 13 - 14, 2018

Workshop Venue

The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Plesmanlaan 121
NL – 1066 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

December 11 - 12 & 13 -14, 2018

Local Organiser

Prof. Regina G.H. Beets-Tan
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Department of Radiology
Plesmanlaan 121
NL – 1066 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Regina G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL

This course is a full two days hands-on training course on rectal MRI.  In an interactive setting over  75 cases will be evaluated by each participant covering the entire spectrum of staging of the mid, upper and low rectal tumors, restaging after neoadjuvant treatment focusing on clinically relevant issues and new developments in diagnosis and treatment. In addition, the faculty will provide short hands-on lectures during each session, which will focus specifically on questions/issues raised by the participants during the case studies. Moreover, lectures will be held on general topics such as MR protocol optimization, standardized reporting, all based on the ESGAR consensus guidelines.  At the end of each session, the most difficult cases (as indicated by the participants) and main teaching points will be discussed plenary. All participants will receive a syllabus containing all lectures, cases, as well as specific teaching points that can be derived from each case.

Target group

Radiologists dealing with rectal cancer management or part of a multidisciplinary rectal management team who have some experience in interpreting rectal cancer MRI.

Bring your buddy

The course is according to the principle “bring your own buddy”. This educational concept simulates daily practice by the multidisciplinary approach of cases. Each radiologist can have 1 (non-radiological ) clinician from his own institute joining the course and evaluating the cases together with the clinician. The registration of the clinical partner will then be at a reduced fee. Confirmed participants in this workshop who are radiologist will receive further information on how to register a buddy in due time. In case you have already found your buddy or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact office@remove-this.esgar.org.

R.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
L. Curvo-Semedo, Coimbra/PT
E. Dresen, Leuven/BE
M. Lahaye, Amsterdam/NL
D. Lambregts, Amsterdam/NL
S. Nougaret, Montpellier/FR
L. Blomqvist, Stockholm/SE (December 11-12 only)



December 13, 2018


Welcome and introduction

09:30Primary staging of mid and upper rectal tumours: lectures and case interpretations on individual PC


11:00Coffee break                            
11:30Primary staging of mid and upper rectal tumours: lectures and case interpretations on individual PC
13:00Lunch break                                                            
14:00 Primary staging of distal rectal tumour: lectures and case interpretations on individual PC
15:30Coffee break
16:00Primary staging of distal rectal tumour: lectures and case interpretations on individual PC
17:00Welcome reception

December 14, 2018

09:00Restaging of tumours after neoadjuvant treatment: lectures and case interpretations on individual PC
10:00Coffee break     
10:30Restaging of tumours after neoadjuvant treatment: lectures and case interpretations on individual PC
12:30Lunch break                                      
13:30 Novel developments (functional imaging, selection for organ preservation)


14:30Coffee break
15:00Novel developments (functional imaging, selection for organ preservation)
16:00Plenary feedback teaching points

Registration Fees


ESGAR Member

€ 1550.00

Non Member

€ 1950.00

Radiologists who bring a "buddy"
ESGAR Member € 1550.00 plus € 750.00
Non Member € 1950.00 plus € 950.00
Information on how to register a buddy will be provided
to confirmed participants in due time.

Registration fee includes

  • access to lectures
  • access to 75 cases
  • hands-on training on workstation
  • syllabus containing all lectures, cases and teaching points that can be derived from each case
  • coffee breaks
  • lunches
  • certificate of attendance

Please note: the reduced fee for non-radiological colleagues ("buddies") is only applicable in combination with the radiological fee! Radiologists and their respective "buddies" share one workstation!

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. Registration deadline is 11.11.2018.

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.

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 Rectal Cancer Workshop in Amsterdam 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€   1550.00€  109.00
Non Member€   1950.00€  137.00

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 MR imaging of Rectal Cancer Workshop – all you want to know and how to interpret,
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11/12/2018-12/12/2018 as well as 13/12/2018-14/12/2018 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.”

The following hotels which are located near by the workshop's venue can be proposed to the participants:

- Corendon Vitality Hotel Amsterdam - events.vitalityamsterdam@remove-this.corendonhotels.com 

- Dutch Design Hotel Artemis - jvolten@remove-this.aeonplazahotels.com

Please book early in order to ensure availability.

Amsterdam is the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with a population of over 830,000. It is known as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and is a centre of the bicycle culture. The city's main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House and the Amsterdam Museum. They draw more than 5 million international visitors annually.

Language: Dutch

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Currency: Euro (EUR)

Electricity: 230V, at 50Hz AC

Country dialing Code: +31

Closest airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol


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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