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3rd Junior ESGAR Summer School (JESS)


July 17 - 21, 2017


Valata Minusa Country Resort
Via Rocciola Scrofani
97015 Modica RG, Italy


The summer school will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Dr. Giuseppe Brancatelli
Universita di Palermo
Sezione di Scienze Radiologiche
Palermo, Italy

July 17, 2017


Course introduction
15:20MRI of the liver: how I do itG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
15:40Case discussion: MRI of the liverG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT


Coffee break
16:50Imaging the cirrhotic liver

L. Martí-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES

17:10Case discussion: imaging the cirrhotic liver

L. Martí-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES

17:50Questions and answers

July 18, 2017

09:00Primary lesions in non-cirrhotic liverL. Martí-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES
09:20Case discussion: primary lesions in non-cirrhotic liverL. Martí-Bonmatí, Valencia/ES
10:00Vascular disorders of the liverG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
10:20Case discussion: vascular disorders of the liverG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
11:00Coffee break
11:30Liver metastasesF. Caseiro Alves, Coimbra/PT
11:50Case discussion: liver metastasesF. Caseiro Alves, Coimbra/PT
13:30Solid pancreatic neoplasmsF. Caseiro Alves, Coimbra/PT
13:50Case discussion: solid pancreatic neoplasmsF. Caseiro Alves, Coimbra/PT
14:30Questions and answers


15:30Swimming + finger food dinner by the sea

July 19, 2017

09:00Cystic pancreatic neoplasms C. Matos, Lisbon/PT
09:20Case discussion: cystic pancreatic neoplasmsC. Matos, Lisbon/PT
10:00Imaging of the bile ductsC. Matos, Lisbon/PT
10:20Case discussion: imaging of the bile ductsC. Matos, Lisbon/PT
11:00Coffee break
11:30 Imaging of IBDsA. Laghi, Rome /IT
11:50Case discussion: imaging of IBDsA. Laghi, Rome /IT
13:30CT ColonographyA. Laghi, Rome /IT
13:50Case discussion: CT Colonography         A. Laghi, Rome /IT
14:30Imaging of the spleenS. Blome, Sydney/AU
14:50Case discussion:imaging of the spleenS. Blome, Sydney/AU
15:30 Questions and answers
16:00Coffee break
16:30Free afternoon
18:30Walking tour of Modica + Dinner

July 20, 2017

09:00Non traumatic abdominal emergenciesM. Galia, Palermo/IT
09:20Case discussion: non traumatic abdominal emergenciesM. Galia, Palermo/IT
10:00CEUS: technique and abdominal applications T.V. Bartolotta, Palermo/IT
10:20Case discussion: CEUS: technique and abdominal applications T.V. Bartolotta, Palermo/IT
11:00Coffee break
11:30Rectal cancerR.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
11:50Case discussion: rectal cancerR.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
13:30Follow up after colorectal surgeryR.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
13:50Case discussion: follow up after colorectal surgeryR.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
14:30Questions and answers
15:30Swimming + finger food dinner by the sea

July 21, 2017

09:00Gastrointestinal stromal tumorsT.V. Bartolotta, Palermo/IT
09:20Case discussion: gastrointestinal stromal tumorsT.V. Bartolotta, Palermo/IT
10:00Whole body MR ImagingM. Galia, Palermo/IT
10:20Case discussion: whole body MR ImagingM. Galia, Palermo/IT

Final remarks


Brunch + transfer from the venue to the airport

 The participation fee is € 400,00. This fee includes

•      Access to lectures and hands-on training

•      Final programme/syllabus

•      Certificate of attendance

•      Accommodation

•      Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

•      Coffee breaks

Kindly note, that applicants are responsible for their own travel arrangement.

Application will close on March 31, 2017.

Applicants will be informed by April 19, 2017 about the results of the reviewing process.



Modica is an attractive historic town in south-eastern Sicily and one of the area's UNESCO-listed Baroque towns. The city is situated in the Hyblaean Mountains, a range of high ground divided up by deep valleys and populous towns. Modica was rebuilt after the great earthquake of 1693 and now boasts fine late-Baroque architecture as well as a medieval old town.

Language: Italian
Time zone: UTC +2
Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz
Closest airport: Comiso Airport (CIY) and Catania International Airport (CTA)


Casper Mihl - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"The course program consisted of a large variety in very interesting topics, all presented by highly acclaimed experts in their field. Presentations were given on a large variety of pathological conditions and imaging modalities in various organs, followed by cases that were assessed in small groups. This led to interesting discussions and acted as a stimulating factor in the learning process. In the evening, there was a program aimed at increasing the knowledge of the Valencia area and its culture (e.g. diner at the beach and course on astronomy) but also provided the opportunity to get to know the other participants, which were from numerous different countries in and outside of Europe. Personally, I found it very valuable to not only discuss knowledge and cases with the other participants, but also learn about radiology training and research in other countries. In conclusion, this course has been a valuable attribution to my training as a resident and I will be recommending this course to my colleagues!"

Isabelle De Kock - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"I found the Junior ESGAR Summer School programme very interesting, well balanced and well organised. I especially enjoyed discussing cases with the teachers and the other participants, and getting to know them better. I really feel that the Junior ESGAR Summer School improved my knowledge and skills in a daily practise, and empowered my future career in abdominal radiology. I would highly recommend this course to a young radiologist with a special interest in abdominal radiology. I would also like to thank the entire staff to make this Summer School possible. Great job!"

Christine Cannataci - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"I applied to be a participant in JESS 2016 after having read and heard the positive reviews from last year's participants. I thought it would be a good leaning opportunity and it looked like fun. JESS 2016, however, exceeded all my expectations. I was ecstatic about being chosen as a participant but was a little bit apprehensive before the event as I was the only participant from my country and one of the youngest trainees there. However, it turned out to be one of the best experiences, I was lucky enough to have. The informal setting and friendly organisers made us feel at ease. The sessions and cases we went through were interesting and informative - the hands on practice was great. The most important thing, however, was the group of amazing people I have met. I made friends from all around the world and formed what will hopefully be lasting friendships. The social activities were fun and helped the group to get better - this was crucial to the sessions as it is less daunting to speak in front of friends rather than strangers. I, honestly, cannot recommend this experience enough. I only wish I could attend again!"

Luisa Bertuzzo - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"I am very grateful for having the chance to attend this summer school. I had the priceless opportunity to improve and increase my knowledge in many different aspects and topics of abdominal radiology. I attended lessons held by expert Professors and discussed clinical cases as well as exchanged knowledge with residents and young fellows from all over Europe. The organised social events were amazing too, they helped us to break the ice and make new friends in an international context.
I really enjoyed the time spent in Valencia and I would like to recommend this summer school to everybody."

Anna Bielecka - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"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."

Simone Mennella - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"JESS 2016 has been a high quality course. In less than one week we discussed the main abdominal topics with a broad view on all imaging tecniques, focusing on the lattest ones. The course was well structured with short theoretical lessons, case discussions in groups and between classes very nice leisure activities to promote socialization.
During this week we managed to acquire a lot of knowledge but we did not only get radiological skills, we got a lot of nice memories, experience and friendship that will last for years. These are the JESS key points, i guess."

Taymoor Asghar - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"I had heard and read great reviews about the previous ESGAR summer school held in Rome so I had high expectations from the outset prior to attending this year's edition in Valencia. I was not disappointed. It is one of the best courses I have attended in my medical career so far and I would recommend all radiology trainees to attend this course once during their training. The format worked really well: a lecture delivered by an expert in their field to a small number of participants followed by going through high yield cases on a workstation with the same speaker. Having evening social activities with trainees from across Europe combined with the idyllic setting for the course venue was also a highlight and conducive to a friendly and non-threatening learning environment."

Kashif Nadeem Liaqat - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"Honestly, I feel honored for getting this amazing learning opportunity particularly when I found myself the only non EU participant. For me it turned out be some sort of "dream come true" like a thing when key concepts in basic and modern Abdominal imaging are being taught by well renowned experts in a extremely friendly environment. The course was well structured and topics were in line with the current practices. I learned a lot, especially from small group discussions and case presentations with very good colleagues. Moreover, I got a great chance to interact and share thoughts on different experiences with various colleagues during entertaining evening events. This course definitely will add tremendously to my existing clinical knowledge and practice in Abdominal imaging and I will definitely recommend it to my juniors. I would like to thank all the organizing team for their kind hospitality which made me feel quite at home during the course."

Vincent Leung - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"The 2nd Junior ESGAR Summer School was both an educational and enjoyable experience. The lectures covered a wide range of topics across abdominal radiology with expert speakers and interesting case discussions. We worked as small groups to tackle the cases, which was an effective way of being engaged. The atmosphere was informal and one of the best elements of the experience was getting to know residents from different countries. During the breaks and social activities, we shared our national cultures as well discussing the radiology training experiences in our countries. I would highly recommend this experience to any radiology resident interested in abdominal imaging and thank the JESS team for all their hard work!"

Sahithi Nishtala - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"The JESS was a wonderful experience, which surpassed my expectations.The lectures were very informative and were followed by cases, which put the theoretical knowledge into clinical perspective. The lecturers were friendly and approachable. I have learnt a lot, especially in some sub-specialist abdominal radiology areas, such as liver and rectal MR that I will now apply in practice regularly. The social activities planned in the evening were good as they helped to break the ice. The best part was meeting trainees from all over Europe and making lots of new friends. It made the environment of the course very friendly and enjoyable! The report would be incomplete without a mention of the organising team, who were so efficient, helpful and friendly, I can’t thank them enough! Overall, the JESS was a highly enjoyable experience, with the right mix of work and play."

Rohit Malliwal - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Valencia

"I applied to the ESGAR summer school for a number of reasons. As an ESGAR junior member, I have an active interest in GI radiology and I wanted to use this opportunity to learn more from experts within their field. The quality of the lectures and cases were challenging with the opportunity for an informed discussion about each case with the merits of each imaging modality. Areas ranging from liver to MRI pelvic floor imaging were covered along with key areas of future research including a discussion on quantitative imaging. Meeting colleagues from across Europe was a highlight and sharing experiences, cases and ideas was very special indeed. A positive experience I would recommend to any registrars and residents considering applying for this course."

Alkmini Skoura - participant of the Junior ESGAR Summer School in Rome

"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."

Junior ESGAR Summer School (JESS)


J-ESGAR Summer School represents the first initiative of the Society to promote 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.

Target Group

Senior residents (3rd to 5th year) or young fellows, up to 35 years.

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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