ESOI/ESMO Course 2018
A multidisciplinary approach to colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumour imaging

August 30-31, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

This course is organised in collaboration with the European Society for Medical Oncology.

Course Venue
The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI)
Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam

R. Beets-Tan, ESOI, Amsterdam/NL
A. Cervantes, ESMO, Madrid/ES

Scientific Organisers
M. D’Anastasi, ESOI, Msida/MT
A. Cervantes, ESMO, Madrid/ES

The ESOI/ESMO Course 2018 is the first joint course between the European Society of Oncologic Imaging and European Society of Medical Oncology. The course will address the use of imaging in local and systemic treatment in the management of colorectal and gastrointestinal stromal tumours. Lectures given by a multidisciplinary faculty of experts will be alternated by workshops simulating tumour boards with case based discussions by the multidisciplinary teachers. The course will target a forum of medical specialists working in the field of cancer management (medical oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists as well as surgical oncologists) who would like to learn more about state of the art cancer imaging.

Learning Objectives
- To provide up-to-date reviews on the use of state of the art imaging in the multidisciplinary management of colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumours.
- To provide an update on response criteria to assess response to therapy of these tumours.
- To present the current local and systemic treatment options for colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumours.
- To emphasise the importance of multidisciplinarity in the modern management of these tumours.

CME Accreditation
Please note that an application for CME accreditation will be submitted to the UEMS-EACCME®.


  Day 1: Full-day course on CRC


08:45-09:00 Welcome and introduction on behalf of ESMO & ESOI
Imaging in standard clinical practice
09:00-09:30 MRI - its principles and implementation in oncology
09:30-10:00 PET/CT - Implementation in oncology
10:00-10:30 RECIST 1.1


Coffee break
Colorectal cancer liver metastases
11:00-11:30 CT and MRI for the detection and characterisation of liver metastasis
11:30-12:00 Options for local treatment - resection: when and how?
12:00-12:30 Options for local treatment – interventional: when and how?
12:30-13:00 Systemic therapy: when and how?


Lunch break
Rectal cancer 
14:00-14:30 Imaging of rectal cancer
14:30-15:00 Surgery and Organ preservation in rectal cancer 
Neoadjuvant treatment:  what is the right scheme?
Chemoradiotherapy with induction or consolidation chemotherapy?


Coffee break



Multidisciplinary tumour board 1     
The management of CRC liver metastases

Multidisciplinary tumour board 2
The management of rectal cancer


Welcome drinks for attendees
  Day 2: Half-day course on GIST
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours - imaging and treatment
09:00-09:20 Imaging of gastrointestinal stromal tumours
09:20-10:00 Systemic treatment
10:00-10:30 Surgical management


Coffee Break



Multidisciplinary tumour board
The management of gastrointestinal stromal tumours


Plenary feedback
00:00-12:45 Certificate of attendance

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  Early Fees* Late Fees*
Non Member 395,00 € 445,00 €
ESOI Member (Full/Associate) 280,00 € 330,00 €
ESMO Member (Medical Doctor) 280,00 € 330,00 €
Non Member reduced (Resident) 300,00 € 350,00 €
ESOI Member reduced (Resident) 210,00 € 260,00 €
ESMO Member reduced (Pharmacist, Scientist etc.) 210,00 € 260,00 €
ESMO Member under 40 and in training   65,00 €   65,00 €

*Early fees offered until June 29, 2018
*Late fees offered until August 29, 2018

Registration fee includes
- Access to all lectures
- Participation in all workshops
- Certificate of attendance
- Syllabus containing all lectures
- Lunch on day 1
- Coffee Breaks
- Welcome Reception

Residents will only benefit from reduced registration fees once they send their proof of residency to the ESOI Office at If this confirmation is not received, the registration fee will be automatically adjusted to the regular fee.