ESOI/EORTC Workshop 2019
Imaging in assessing response to cancer therapy - a hands-on course

November 13-15, 2019
St. Julian's/MT

Please register via the following website: ESOI/EORTC Workshop 2019

This workshop is jointly organised with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer


Course Venue
Hotel InterContinental Malta
St. George's Bay
St. Julian's STJ, 3310

M. D'Anastasi, Msida/MT
L. Fournier, Paris/FR

The ESOI/EORTC workshop is an interactive hands-on course aimed at practising radiologists and radiology residents, focusing on the criteria-based assessment of tumour response to treatment. The course consists of a number of lectures explaining the principles of imaging-based tumour response assessment and several hands-on interactive training workshops using specialised software with common and rare cancer cases encountered in the clinical routine or within clinical trials.

Learning Objectives
- To review the most common imaging criteria for assessment of treatment response

- To review the principles of structured oncologic reporting and the requirements for clinically relevant oncological reports from an oncologist’s perspective
- To achieve hands-on experience in choosing and measuring lesions, assessing tumour response to therapy and avoiding potential pitfalls
- To gain knowledge relevant to radiologists about clinical trials and trial methodology

Participants will have the unique opportunity to sit for a qualification test on using RECIST 1.1 at the end of the workshop. Successful participants will receive a RECIST qualification certificate from the ESOI and EORTC. Qualified radiologists will then have the option to become independent imaging reviewers for future EORTC studies.

CME Accreditation
The ESOI/EORTC Workshop 2019 will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Kindly note that this is a preliminary programme subject to modifications.

  Day 1: November 13, 2019


08:50-09:00 Welcome and introduction on behalf of ESOI & EORTC
Session 1
Lecture: RECIST criteria, the basics
M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT
09:30-10:30 Workstation familiarisation


Coffee break


Workshop: How to choose and measure target lesions
M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT; HP Schlemmer, Heidelberg/DE
Workshop: RECIST: Basic training (including non-target and target lesions)
L. Fournier, Paris/FR; J. Zerbib, Paris/FR


Lunch break
Session 2
Lecture: RECIST criteria, critical issues
D. Regge, Turin/IT
Workshop: RECIST training challenging cases - I
L. Fournier, Paris/FR; D. Regge, Turin/IT 
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Workshop: RECIST training challenging cases – II
L. Fournier, Paris/FR; D. Regge, Turin/IT 
Lecture: Assessment of the treatment response of bone lesions in cancer patients: Pearls and pitfalls
V. Pasoglou, Brussels/BE
17:30-17:40 Q&A and Closing remarks


Networking and welcome reception
Day 2: November 14, 2019
Session 3
Lecture: Current oncologic concepts: What imaging specialists must know
C. Magri, Msida/MT
Lecture: Side effects of systemic therapy
O. Sedlaczek, Heidelberg/DE
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break


Lecture: Beyond RECIST
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
Workshop: Beyond RECIST
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT; D. Caruso, Rome/IT
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break 
Session 4
Lecture: iRECIST
L. Fournier, Paris/FR
Workshop: iRECIST
O. Sedlaczek, Heidelberg/DE; W. Kunz, Munich/DE
Coffee Break
Lecture: Hybrid Imaging: Overview
C. Cyran, Munich/DE
Lecture & Workshop: Assessing response in lymphoma
C. Cyran, Munich/DE; W. Kunz, Munich/DE
17:30-17:35 Closing remarks
Day 3: November 15, 2019
Session 5
Lecture: Setting up a clinical trial centre in your radiological department
HP. Schlemmer, Heidelberg/DE
Lecture: What radiologists should know about clinical trials and trials methodology
A. Neven, Brussels/BE
Lecture: Therapy monitoring of local interventional therapy
K. Cortis, Msida/MT
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break


RECIST qualification test
L. Fournier, Paris/FR; M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT
12:55-13:10 Closing remarks


Registration Fees
Early Fees*
Late Fees
Non Member 750,00 € 900,00 €  
ESOI Member (Full/Allied Sciences) 450,00 € 570,00 €  
Non Member reduced (resident in training, under 36) 390,00 € 520,00 €  
ESOI Member reduced (resident in training, under 36) 320,00 € 420,00 €  

*offered until July 31, 2019

Registration fees include
- Access to all lectures
- Participation in all workshops
- RECIST qualification test
- RECIST certificate in case one has passed the test
- Certificate of attendance (incl. CME credits)
- Syllabus containing all lectures (to be provided AFTER the workshop)
- Coffee breaks
- Lunch breaks

Please visit the following website to complete your registration: ESOI/EORTC Workshop 2019
Kindly note that this workshop is limited to 60 participants.


This event is supported by Conventions Malta