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ESGAR presents

Rectal cancer staging and restaging on MRI Workshop

December 5 – 6, 2024

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from € 750,-

Registration Deadline: November 22

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Workshop Date

December 5 - 6, 2024

Workshop Venue

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

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organisers & Scientific Coordinators

Prof. Regina G.H. Beets-Tan
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Doenja Lambregts
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Workshop Faculty

G. Beets, Amsterdam/NL
R.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
N. Bogveradze, Vienna/AT
L. Curvo-Semedo, Coimbra/PT
E. Dresen, Leuven/BE
M. Lahaye, Amsterdam/NL
D. Lambregts, Amsterdam/NL
M. Maas, Amsterdam/NL
S. Nougaret, Montpellier/FR
F. Peters, Amsterdam/NL
J. van Griethuysen, Amsterdam/NL

Description

MRI is the main diagnostic tool used for the primary staging and treatment stratification of rectal cancer, and also plays a key role in assessing response after neoadjuvant treatment to help select potential candidates for organ-preserving treatments.

In this case-based workshop, participants are offered the chance to review more than 100 MRI scans of real-life clinical rectal cancer cases with hands-on feedback from an international faculty of experts. Participants are offered a variety of lectures which include practical tips on how to perform and report MRI for primary staging and restaging, a multidisciplinary perspective from our expert surgeon and radiation oncologist, a future outlook on the role of AI in rectal cancer imaging, and live MDT discussions.

The is a two-day hands-on workshop (‘focused training’), organized onsite in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Target group

Senior residents, general radiologists or abdominal radiologists with an interest in abdominal and/or oncologic imaging. At least some previous experience in reading rectal MRI is recommended.

Learning objectives

  • To understand the role of rectal MRI and its impact on treatment planning
  • To know how to write a good quality staging and restaging report
  • To learn the main pearls and pitfalls of MR image interpretation
  • To understand the benefit of modern techniques such as functional imaging and AI
  • To know the role and limitations of rectal MRI in the era of organ preservation

Thursday, December 5, 2024

Primary staging and treatment planning

08:30Registration
09:00

Welcome and introduction

R.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
09:10Opening lectures
- Radiology in rectal cancer – an update
- What’s new in radiation oncology?
- Discussion and Q&A


R.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
F. Peters, Amsterdam/NL  

10:00Primary staging of early and intermediate tumours (Part I)
- Introduction of course outline & iScore platform
- Lecture: primary staging – how we do it!
- Individual case reading (with hands-on feedback from faculty)


D. Lambregts, Amsterdam/NL
E. Dresen, Leuven/BE
Full faculty

11:00Coffee break 
11:30Primary staging of early and intermediate rectal tumours (Part II)
- Lecture: Understanding anatomy!
- Individual case reading (with hands-on feedback from faculty)
- Plenary case discussions in iScore


N. Bogveradze, Vienna/AT
Full faculty
Full faculty

13:00Lunch break 
14:00

Primary staging of advanced rectal tumours (Part I)
- Lecture: Pearls and pitfalls of staging advanced disease
- Individual case reading (with hands-on feedback from faculty)
- Plenary case discussions in iScore


D. Lambregts, Amsterdam/N

Full faculty
Full faculty

15:30Coffee break 
16:00

Primary staging of advanced rectal tumours (Part II)
- Lecture: The really ugly cases – imaging in pelvic exenteration
-Individual case reading (with hands-on feedback from faculty)
- Plenary case discussion in iScore


S. Nougaret, Montpellier/FR
Full faculty
Full faculty
17:00Adjourn 


Friday, December 6, 2024

Restaging and organ-preservation

09:00Restaging after neoadjuvant treatment (part I):
- Lecture: Why do I need restaging – the surgeon’s view
- Lecture: Restaging rectal cancer – how we do it!
- Individual case reading (with hands-on feedback from faculty)
- Plenary case discussion in iScore


G. Beets, Amsterdam/NL, B. Grotenhuis, Amsterdam/NL
M. Lahaye, Amsterdam/NL
Full faculty
Full faculty

10:30Coffee break      
11:00Restaging after neoadjuvant treatment (part II):
- Lecture: DWI and other functional imaging techniques
- Individual case reading (with hands-on feedback from faculty)
- Plenary case discussion in iScore


L. Curvo-Semedo, Coimbra/PT
Full faculty
Full faculty

12:30Lunch break                                     
13:30MRI during organ-preservation
- Lecture: Imaging after surgery and organ preservation
- Individual case reading (with hands-on feedback from faculty)
- Plenary case discussion in iScore


M. Maas, Amsterdam/NL
Full faculty
Full faculty

14:30Coffee break 
15:00Multidisciplinary International Tumour Board (on iScore)
Moderator: M. Lahaye
Radiologists: R.G.H. Beets-Tan, E. Dresen, N. Bogveradze
Radiation Oncologist: F. Peters
Surgeon: G. Beets, B. Grotenhuis                    
 
16:00“A look into the future”
Lecture: AI in rectal cancer – current and future role
- Lecture: The future of radiology in oncology


J. van Griethuysen, Amsterdam/NL
R.G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL

16:45Closing remarks and adjourn

Registration

Registration Fees

Radiologists Radiologists in Training (Residents) 
ESGAR Member

ESGAR Member + Buddy
€ 1,650.00

€ 2,400.00
ESGAR Member€ 750.00
Non Member

Non ESGAR Member + Buddy
€ 1,990.00

€ 2,940.00
Non Member€ 950.00


Registration fee includes

  • access to lectures
  • a personal login to the iScore webplatform which gives access to 100 MRI scans of real-life clinical rectal cancer cases for one extra week after completion of the onsite workshop
  • hands-on training on workstation
  • coffee breaks
  • lunches
  • certificate of attendance

Buddy registration:
Each full time radiologist can bring one colleague from his/her institute and evaluate the cases together sharing one workstation. The combined registration is at a reduced fee (please see above).

 

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) or Radiographer must be accompanied by a confirmation of the head of the department confirming the status as Resident or Radiographer.

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.

CME Accreditation

An application will be made to the EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The EACCME is an institution of the UEMS (www.uems.eu).

Accommodation

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

- Corendon Vitality Hotel Amsterdam - events.vitalityamsterdam(at)corendonhotels.com  

- Dutch Design Hotel Artemis - jvolten(at)aeonplazahotels.com

Please book early in order to ensure availability.

 

City Information

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

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Electricity: 230V, at 50Hz AC

Country dialing Code: +31

Closest airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Participate...

from € 750,-

Registration Deadline: November 22