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

November 13-15, 2019
St. Julians/MT


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
Malta



Organisers
M. D'Anastasi, Msida/MT
L. Fournier, 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
The ESOI/EORTC Workshop 2019 will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with European CME credits (ECMEC®s).



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

  Day 1: November 13, 2019

08:30-08:50

Registration
08:50-09:00 Welcome and introduction on behalf of ESOI & EORTC
 
Session 1
09:00-09:30
 
Lecture: RECIST criteria, the basics
 
09:30-10:30 Workstation familiarisation

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-12:00
 

Workshop: How to choose and measure target lesions
 
12:00-13:00
 
Workshop: RECIST: Basic training (including non-target and target lesions)
 

13:00-14:00

Lunch break
 
Session 2
14:00-14:30
 
Lecture: RECIST criteria, critical issues
 
14:30-15:30
 
Workshop: RECIST training challenging cases - I
 
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00
Workshop: RECIST training challenging cases – II
 
17:00-17:30
 
Lecture: Assessment of the treatment response of bone lesions in cancer patients: Pearls and pitfalls
 
17:30-17:40 Q&A and Closing remarks

00:00-17:50

Networking and welcome reception
   
 
Day 2: November 14, 2019
 
Session 3
09:00-09:30
 
Lecture: Current oncologic concepts: What imaging specialists must know
 
09:30-10:00
 
Lecture: iRECIST
 
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00
 

Workshop: iRECIST
 
12:00-12:30
 
Lecture: Beyond RECIST
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break 
 
Session 4
13:30-14:30
 
Workshop: Beyond RECIST
 
14:30-15:00
 
Lecture: Side effects of systemic therapy
 
15:00-15:30
 
Coffee Break
 
15:30-16:00
 
Lecture: Hybrid Imaging: Overview
 
16:00-17:30
 
Lecture & Workshop: Assessing response in lymphoma
 
17:30-17:35 Closing remarks
   
 
Day 3: November 15, 2019
 
Session 5
09:00-09:45
 
Lecture: Setting up a clinical trial centre in your radiological department
 
09:45-10:15
 
Lecture: What radiologists should know about clinical trials and trials methodology
 
10:15-10:45
 
Lecture: Therapy monitoring of local interventional therapy
 
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:55
 

RECIST qualification
 
12:55-13:10 Closing remarks


Registration
Please note that the registration system will open in April 2019. Further details will follow soon.


Pre-registration
The 2018 edition of this workshop was fully booked 2 months in advance.
In case you are interested in pre-registering and saving your place, please send an email to
office@esoi-society.org.