ESOI/EORTC Workshop 2018
Imaging in assessing response to cancer therapy - a hands-on course

November 13-15, 2018
Heidelberg, Germany


This course is jointly organised with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer and kindly supported by the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ).
         

Course Venue
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Germany



Local Organiser
H.P. Schlemmer, Heidelberg/DE


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



Overview
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


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


Programme

  Day 1: November 13, 2018

08:30-08:55

Registration
08:55-09:00 Welcome and introduction on behalf of ESOI & EORTC
 
Session 1
09:00-09:30
 
Lecture: RECIST criteria, the basics
M. D'Anastasi, Msida/MT
09:30-10:30
 
Workstation familiarisation
Mint Medical / Siemens Healthineers

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-12:00
 

Workshop: How to choose and measure target lesions
M. D'Anastasi, Msida/MT
12:00-13:00
 
Workshop: RECIST: Basic training (including non-target and target lesions)
tbc

13:00-14:00

Lunch break
 
Session 2
14:00-14:30
 
Lecture: RECIST criteria, critical issues
D. Regge, Turin/IT
14:30-15:30
 
Workshop: RECIST training challenging cases - I
L. Fournier, Paris/FR; D. Regge, Turin/IT 

15:30-16:00

Coffee break
16:00-17:00
Workshop: RECIST training challenging cases – II
L. Fournier, Paris/FR; D. Regge, Turin/IT 
17:00-17:30
 
Lecture: Assessment of the treatment response of bone lesions in cancer patients: Pearls and pitfalls
tbc
17:30-17:40 Q&A and Closing remarks

00:00-17:50

Networking and welcome reception
   
 
Day 2: November 14, 2018
 
Session 3
09:00-09:30
 
Lecture: Oncologic concepts: What imaging specialists must know
tbc
09:30-10:00
 
Lecture: iRECIST
tbc

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-12:00
 

Workshop: iRECIST
O. Sedlaczek, Heidelberg/DE
12:00-12:30
 
Lecture: Side effects of systemic therapy
O. Sedlaczek, Heidelberg/DE

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break 
 
Session 4
13:30-14:00
 
Lecture: Hybrid Imaging: Overview
tbc
14:00-15:30
 
Lecture & Workshop: Assessing response in lymphoma
tbc

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-17:30
 

Lecture & Workshop: Beyond RECIST
tbc
17:30-17:35 Closing remarks
   
 
Day 3: November 15, 2018
 
Session 5
09:00-09:45
 
Lecture: What radiologists should know about clinical trials and trials methodology
tbc
09:45-10:15
 
Lecture: Content and structure of oncologic reports
tbc
10:15-10:45
 
New Horizons Lecture: Liquid Biopsy
tbc

10:45-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-12:55
 

RECIST qualification
L. Fournier, Paris/FR
12:55-13:10 Closing remarks



Registration
Registration will open in May 2018. Please contact the ESOI Office via office@esoi-society.org to pre-register and save your place!

  Early Fees Late Fees
Non Member 700,00 € 850,00 €
ESOI Member (Full/Associate) 400,00 € 520,00 €
Non Member reduced (Resident) 350,00 € 480,00 €
ESOI Member reduced (Resident) 280,00 € 380,00 €


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


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



Further information coming soon!