July 10 - 14, 2023
Valata Minusa country resort
Via Rocciola Scrofani, 207
97015 Modica RG, Italy
Application will be open between January 23 and February 23, 2023
Prof. Giuseppe Brancatelli
Universita di Palermo
Sezione di Scienze Radiologiche
The summer school will be held in English.
Participation at the J-ESGAR Summer School (JESS) is by application only.
After submitting your application, you will receive a notification via e-mail about the status of your application, and whether your participation is confirmed.
In case of selection, a course fee has to be paid in advance to confirm your registration.
You will receive the payment instructions, once your application has been approved.
Kindly note, that a maximum number of 30 participants will be allowed.
Selection criteria are as follows:
Registration fee: € 500.00
Once your application has been approved, the package includes:
Kindly note, that applicants are responsible for their own travel arrangement.
Monday, July 10, 2023
|15:20||Focal liver lesions|
|16:50||Which MR contrast agents for liver imaging?|
|17:50||MRI of primary liver cancer: from diagnosis to staging|
|19:30||Dinner at the venue|
|10:00||Acute mesenteric Ischemia|
|13:30||Pancreatic cystic lesions|
|14:30||MR Enterography: technique and applications|
|16:00||Trip to Siracusa and dinner|
|09:00||MRI for locoregional staging of anal cancer|
|10:00||Rectal cancer staging with MRI|
|11:30||Rectal cancer MRI restaging -response assessment|
|13:30||Large bowel tumors|
|14:30||Abdominal emergencies I|
|16:00||Trip to Noto and dinner|
Thursday, July 13
|09:00||Abdominal and retroperitoneal masses|
|10:00||Whole body MR Imaging|
|14:30||Free afternoon at the beach and dinner|
|09:00||Interactive case-based presentation|
|10:40||Brunch before departure|
The participation fee is € 500,00. This fee includes
Kindly note, that applicants are responsible for their own travel arrangement.
Application is open from January 23 - February 23, 2023. Applicants will be informed about the results of the reviewing process by mid-March.
"The ESGAR Summer School was the perfect mix of a radiology crash course in abdominal imaging and a summer vacation on a beautiful island of Gozo. Perfect for residents or newly specialised radiologists who practise abdominal imaging. The participants were radiology residents from other parts of Europe and it was so interesting and funny to talk about our daily radiology training and lifestyle in different countries. Presentations and specific cases covered all kind of pathologies as well as the faculty lectures. The social programme was great, covering all kind of activities - perfect to make new friends from other parts of Europe! Great experience!"
"The ESGAR Summer School is a perfect mix of a radiology course and a summer camp designed for residents or newly specialised radiologists interested in abdominal imaging. Lectures covered a wide range of different pathologies and were delivered by the experts in the abdominal imaging. They were followed by interactive cases and this was particularly useful for putting the newly acquired knowledge into practice. Other participants were radiology residents from all over Europe and it was so interesting to hear about radiology training in other countries. The social programme was well organised and left time to get to know other participants. I am very happy that I had the opportunity to participate in the ESGAR Summer School 2018."
"JESS 2018 was a wonderful experience. Organisation was impeccable from the first moment. Course timetable and details were provided well in advanced. Logistics, such as arranging transport from the airport was perfect, allowing us to relax, and get to know our colleagues and arrive stress-free and on time to enjoy the course.T he lectures themselves were excellent, the topics highly relevant to us residents. Case-based learning allowed us to consolidate knowledge as well as highlight areas of confusion. There was able time to ask questions, both during the sessions or over coffee or beers in the evening. The speakers were all approachable and had passion for their subjects which was infectious! The fantastic organising committee went to extra lengths to ensure we not only learnt radiology, but also about local culture and food, with evening tours and fantastic restaurants all arranged for us. I highly recommend this course, and would like to thank the team once again for hosting such a fantastic week for us all."
"The Junior ESGAR Summer School in Portugal was a great experience! The Summer School uniquely combines interesting lectures on abdominal imaging with a wide variety of fun social and cultural activities. In the newly introduced case discussions we interpreted cases in small groups, which allowed us to immediately put into practice what we learned from the lectures. Although the lectures and case discussions were great learning moments, the absolute highlight of the summer school undoubtedly was the “ESGAR star”-song when we all joined for a grandiose group sing-and-dance moment on the tunes of ABBA’s “Dancing queen”. I would recommend the ESGAR Summmer School to every radiology resident!"
"For me, the ESGAR Summer School was one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve had, both professionally and personally. On the one hand, I got to hear talks by some of the best lecturers in the field, on the other – to meet a lot of young residents from all over the world. We shared experience, we shared stories. And I think it made all of our worlds a little bigger.
Living in a relatively small country and working in one of the leading university hospitals, I always knew that it would be too easy for me to compare my knowledge and my expertise to the one of other residents from my country. I wanted to be able to see and hear from the source, how residents from other countries work. It was incredibly useful for me to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the systems in their departments and hospitals. I think I will be getting back to Bulgaria, bringing a lot of knowledge and fresh ideas on how to make myself, my work and even my workplace better. And I just can’t wait to share some of the interesting cases we saw with all of my colleagues!
I only wish that residents could go to the Summer School more than once and there were more amazing events like this one. I will recommend it to all my friends, so that next year one of them could experience this! Thanks a lot to everyone who made it possible, for all your hard work and all the hospitality!"
"The JESS is an unique combination of a radiology workshop and a summer camp - that was exactly the thing I needed! During those five days I have learned a lot about abdominal radiology, therefore, I will be able to introduce new knowledge to my daily practice and ,thus, improve it.
I really liked the case sessions, where we discussed different cases (sometimes tricky) together with participants and professors. I have met many nice people from different countries, with whom I spent a lot of fun time, for example, playing a table football.
Last, but not least, I was amazed with the perfect organisation and kindness of the local organisers. I will be definitely recommending JESS to my colleagues, and I hope, ESGAR is planning a senior school."
"ESGAR Junior Summer School has been an amazing experience. I found the way the courses were held really educational. The subject of the courses, the way the tutors were presenting them and the fact that we worked in groups with our own workstations, helped us understand and interact as much as possible. At the same time we had the chance to meet young colleagues from all over Europe and to enjoy ourselves in the best way. The informal character of the Summer School and the kind treatment and attention by the local organisers made us all feel like home. I feel really lucky for being a part of this first JESS. I wish ESGAR continues giving its young members this great opportunity. I also hope that Greece will be one of the following hosting countries."
J-ESGAR Summer School promotes GI imaging among new generations of radiologists and senior residents with the aim of improving and homogenising educational standards in GI radiology throughout Europe.
J-ESGAR Summer School has also the scope of creating an environment able to encourage future exchanges among young European radiologists, both for education and research.
The structure consists of a five-day programme, based on topics from GI sub-specialty European curriculum. The programme will implement modern educational teaching formats, including small group teaching and case based discussions. Interactivity will be guaranteed by expert tutors from the ESGAR faculty, including senior and junior ESGAR fellows. A post-course evaluation questionnaire will be prepared for self assessment. Participants will be required to identify training needs that will serve as indications to develop future educational courses.
Senior residents (3rd to 5th year) or young fellows, up to 35 years.