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ESGAR presents

Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disorders

January 19 – 20, 2024


from € 290,-


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Workshop Date

January 19 – 20, 2024

Workshop Venue

Grand Hyatt Muscat
Shatti Al Qurm, P.O. Box 951
133 Muscat, Oman

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Prof. Saqar Altai
Royal Hospital
Muscat, Oman

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Giuseppe Brancatelli
Universita di Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Workshop Faculty

M. Alsubhi, Muscat/OM
M. Alhajri, Muscat/OM
A. Alkindi, Muscat/OM
A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
R. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
A. Laghi, Rome/IT
J. Stoker, Amsterdam/NL
V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR


Together with the Oman Radiology and Molecular Imaging Society (ORMIS), ESGAR is delighted to announce the ESGAR Advanced Imaging in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disorders Workshop. During these two days, technical topics will be mixed with clinical lectures and the learning experience will be enhanced by multiple interactive sessions based on case presentations.

Target group

Radiologists, radiologists in training

Learning Objectives

  • To learn the different techniques used in abdominal MRI
  • To explain the current role of functional MR imaging and explain how to characterize incidental focal liver lesions
  • To discuss how abnormalities in blood flow can affect the enhancement pattern of the liver on CT and MRI
  • To demonstrate the broad spectrum of benign biliary disorders, including stones, inflammation, benign tumors, postoperative changes, cholestatic liver diseases, etc
  • To review the classification of cystic lesions of the pancreas
  • To understand the role of different imaging modalities in IBDs
  • To understand how restaging MRI can alter treatment in patients with rectal cancer and become familiar with organ preservation

Workshop Programme

Friday, January 19, 2024

09:00 - 10:30Session 1: Small and large bowel tumors  
09:00Colon cancer imaging: new challenges for radiologists R. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
09:30Rectal cancer imaging: where are we now? R. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
10:00Neoplasm of the small bowel A. Laghi, Rome/IT
10:30Coffee break   
11:00 - 12:00Session 2: Acute bowel diseases   
11:00Bowel ischemia M. Alsubhi, Muscat/OM 
11:20Acute GI hemorrhage M. Alhajri, Muscat/OM
11:40Intestinal obstruction 

A. Alkindi, Muscat/OM

12:00Lunch break  
13:30 - 15:00Session 3: Imaging of Crohn and GIST   
13:30State of the art MRI in luminal Crohn’s disease J. Stoker, Amsterdam/NL
14:00Advances in MRI of perianal fistulas J. Stoker, Amsterdam/NL
14:30Imaging of GIST A. Laghi, Rome/IT
15:00Coffee break  
15:30 - 17:00Session 4: Small and large bowel interactive cases  
15:30Masses in the small bowel: interactive cases A. Laghi, Rome/IT
16:00Colorectal cancer: challenging cases from my workstation R. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
16:30Crohn's disease and perianal fistulas: interactive cases    J. Stoker, Amsterdam/NL

Saturday, January 20, 2024

09:00 - 10:30Session 5: Focal liver lesions   
09:00Focal liver lesions: a multiphasic approach for detection and characterisation G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
09:30Hepatic hemangioma V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR      
10:00Hepatocellular adenomas vs FNH A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
10:30Coffee break   
11:00 - 12:30Session 6: Liver & Biliary diseases   
11:00Imaging of biliary diseases A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
11:30Vascular disorders of the liver G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
12:00Imaging of hepatic metastases   A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
12:30Lunch break   
13:30 - 15:00Session 7: Solid and Cystic Pancreatic Tumors   
13:30Pancreatic adenocarcinoma: initial diagnosis and staging V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
14:00Imaging of pancreatic cystic lesions V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
14:30Pancreas interactive cases V. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
15:00Coffee break   
15:30 - 17:00Session 8: Liver Interactive Cases   
15:30Interactive cases in cirrhotic liver diseases  G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
16:00Interactive cases of benign liver lesions and biliary diseases A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
16:30Interactive cases in vascular liver diseases  G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT





 Radiologists, PhysiciansRadiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Member

€ 490.00€ 290.00

Non Member

€ 690.00€ 390.00

Registration fee includes

  • access to lectures and interactive case discussions
  • final programme
  • electronic syllabus
  • coffee breaks
  • lunch or lunchbox
  • certificate of attendance

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. Registrations as radiologist in training (Residents) must be accompanied by a confirmation of the head of the department confirming the status as Resident.

Participants have the opportunity to take out insurance for the registration fee only. This insurance applies in case of an unforeseen cancellation of participation and can be taken out together with the online registration.

ORMIS members kindly contact the following person:
Dr Ayman Al Hadidi
Mobile: +968-936-40386
Email: omanormis(at)

CME Accreditation

“The ESGAR Advanced Imaging in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disorders Workshop, Muscat, Oman 19/01/2024 - 20/01/2024 , has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11.5 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 .

“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.”

City Information

Muscat is a captivating city between mountains and the Arabian Sea. It offers a blend of tradition and modernity, with stunning architecture, vibrant souks, and warm hospitality. You will be able to visit the iconic landmarks like the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Pristine beaches and ancient forts which offer diverse experiences in this enchanting destination.    

Language: Arabic

Time zone: UTC+4

Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)

Electricity: 240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts)

Country dialing code: +968

Closest airport: Muscat International Airport

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