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ESGAR 2025 Annual Meeting

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

May 13 - 16, 2025

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Abstract Submission is possible until
November 22, 2024!


ESGAR 2025 - 36th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course

Meeting President's Invitation

Dear Colleagues,
It is a great honour for me to invite you – also on behalf of the Local Organising Committee – to the 36th ESGAR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course May 13 – 16, 2025 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

This is the second time that the ESGAR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course is held in the Netherlands. The first occasion was in 1997 in Amsterdam and it was envisioned to take place in the Netherlands in 2020 but unfortunately it had to be cancelled at short notice because of the COVID pandemic. In the intervening 28 years ESGAR has grown from an – already at that time – established meeting to the premier gastrointestinal and abdominal imaging meeting.

The ESGAR 2025 Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course brings you a state of the art, in depth overview of gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology in 2025 and beyond. Experts in the field will provide you with an update on topics from your daily practice as well as what is new in the field. Educational formats include...

Read the Invitation Letter (pdf)

Abstract Submission

The ESGAR Annual Meeting has evolved into a global platform for sharing research in gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology. It offers a high-quality educational and scientific programme. The programme, created by the ESGAR 2025 Programme Committee, promotes excellent scientific research and encourages the sharing of the latest findings in diagnostic and interventional abdominal and GI radiology.

With a commitment to inclusivity and representation on a global scale, the ESGAR 2025 Programme Committee invites the submission of abstracts for scientific and educational presentations. These submissions will be reviewed, and selected abstracts will have the opportunity to shine through scientific (oral) presentations or electronic poster presentations, ensuring a well-rounded and diverse scientific program that resonates with radiologists from around the world.



Postgraduate Course: Navigating uncertainty after treatment
Tuesday, May 13, 2025

The Postgraduate course entitled “Navigating uncertainty after treatment” will be one of the true highlights of the meeting and will focus on how to deal with the challenges we encounter in assessing treatment response as well as in complications after treatment. 

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 14 – Friday, May 16, 2025


CME Accreditation

An application will be made to the EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The EACCME is an institution of the UEMS ( The number of credit hours of European external CME credits will be announced on the ESGAR website and in the Final Programme.


Meeting President

Prof. Jaap Stoker
Dept. of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Amsterdam University Medical Center
The Netherlands

Dutch Supporting Group

R.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
K. Horsthuis, Amsterdam/NL
D. Lambregts, Amsterdam/NL
B. Martens, Maastricht/NL
C. Mihl, Maastricht /NL
J. Nederend, Eindhoven/NL
L. Oudenhoven, Almelo/NL
J.P. Pennings, Groningen/NL
J.B.C.M. Puylaert, Amsterdam/NL
J. Tielbeek, Haarlem/NL
I. Verpalen, Amsterdam/NL
F. Wessels, Utrecht/NL

Programme Committee

Giuseppe Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
Jaap Stoker, Amsterdam/NL

Maria Antonietta Bali, Brussels/BE
Lennart Blomqvist, Stockholm/SE
Sofia Gourtsoyianni, Athens/GR
Musturay Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
Nikolaos Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
Ingrid Millet, Montpellier/FR
Maija Radzina, Riga/LV
Stuart Andrew Taylor, London/UK
Damian Tolan, Leeds/UK
Valerie Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
Christoph J. Zech, Basel/CH
Marc Zins, Paris/FR

Young ESGAR:
Nino Bogveradze, Vienna/AT
Roberto Cannella, Palermo/IT
Francesca Castagnoli, London/UK
Katja De Paepe, Boston, MA/US

Helpful Information

The ESGAR 2025 meeting will be organised at the

RAI Amsterdam - ENTRANCE G
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Name badges will be mailed to participants who register until the second deadline. In case you do not receive your badge in the mail please visit the registration counter at the venue upon your arrival. Participants with a badge on hand may proceed to the fastlane registration.


Like in previous years ESGAR 2025 will be submitted for complience review with MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Filming and photography

We would like to inform you that there may be filming and photography during the annual meeting. A photo gallery with photos taken during the congress will be available to registered participants on the ESGAR platform. In addition, photographs taken during ESGAR 2025 may be used for the society's social media channels.

How to get to the venue

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is located approx. 10 minutes from RAI Amsterdam whether you travel by car, train, taxi or bus. The Amsterdam RAI railway station is located a stone's throw from the RAI.
Metro Line 52 brings you from Amsterdam Central Station to the RAI (via the Europaplein station) within 6 minutes. You can also take tram 4 and get off at Europaplein.

Lead retrieval system

Your name badge is your business card. ESGAR and its sponsors are using a lead retrieval system during the congress. In practice that means that when you present your badge for scanning at an exhibition booth or for scanning when entering an industry sponsored lunch symposium, the following personal data can be retrieved: first name, last name, address details, email address.

Letter of invitation

The Central ESGAR Office is pleased to provide you with a formal invitation letter as soon as ESGAR has received your registration AND payment. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply any commitment for ESGAR to provide financial funds or accommodation!


ESGAR is not liable for personal injury and loss of or damage to private property. Participants should obtain the appropriate travel insurance. The place of performance of any duties and obligations for both ESGAR and the participant’s sides shall be Vienna, Austria. Any contractual relationship with ESGAR shall be subject to Austrian law.


If you are coming to the Netherlands you should always check if you need a visa and, if so, what type of visa. Find out how to apply for a visa and how to track the status of your application. 

Hotel Accommodation

RAI Hotel Services has been appointed as the official travel agent for ESGAR 2025 and will handle all hotel booking requests for individual participants as well as groups.
For registered participants of the Annual Meeting, a number of hotel rooms in different price categories are available at attractive rates. To secure your accommodation, please make your reservation via our online tool as soon as possible. All requests will be handled on a first come first served basis.

Please note that ESGAR is an intermediary between yourself and RAI Hotel Services. ESGAR supports compliance with ethical standards and therefore emphasises that the participants shall bear all costs in this context themselves.



For all organisational details, booking requests, changes and cancellations, please contact RAI Hotel Services directly:

RAI Hotel Services
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Future ESGAR Meetings

ESGAR 2026

June 9 - 12
Montpellier, France

Meeting President
Prof. Ingrid Millet
CHU Montpellier

ESGAR 2021

Virtual Meeting
Meeting President: Marc Zins