Oncologic Imaging Course 2020

Understanding the value of oncologic imaging

June 24-27, 2020 | Dubrovnik, Croatia 

Organising Committee

R. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL 
Ch. Herold, Vienna/AT 
H. Hricak, New York/US 
A. Laghi, Rome/IT 
M. F. Reiser, Munich/DE 
H.P. Schlemmer, Heidelberg/DE

Programme Committee

M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT 
M. Mayerhoefer, Vienna/AT 
H.P. Schlemmer, Heidelberg/DE

Course Venue

Hotel Excelsior
Frana Supila 12
20000 Dubrovnik

What can I expect from the course?

The Oncologic Imaging Course (OIC), established in 2011, is an annual oncologic imaging course jointly organised by the European Society of Oncologic Imaging, the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Department of Radiology at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image­Guided Therapy at the Medical University of Vienna.

OIC welcomes the most qualified faculty who comprise of internationally renowned speakers.These experts share their expertise with the participants who are also invited to actively contribute to the sessions with their experience and advice.

Those involved in the field of oncologic imaging are experiencing a time of increasing pressure, stress and change. The demand for efficiency and effectiveness in all oncologic imaging matters is constantly growing. OIC addresses current challenges and provides a forum for education and the exchange of ideas and concepts. The course furthermore deals with supportive methods and techniques so the delegates will leave with new ideas for their day-to-day practice. OIC involves lectures, workshops, interactive case discussions and panel discussions.

What can I learn during the course?

– To provide up-to-date reviews on the use of imaging to detect, characterise and stage common tumours.
– To illustrate the various newer systems for imaging response assessment in use today.
– To emphasise the basic principles of interpreting and reporting oncologic imaging examinations.
– To provide an extended, in-depth review of best practices in breast imaging.
– To present hot topics and emerging applications.
– To utilise interactive teaching and problem-solving case presentations.
– To employ workshops to allow additional interaction with the faculty.

What is the expected outcome of the course?

The course will improve radiologists’ confidence in interpreting oncologic images through interactive teaching and problem-solving case presentations.

These updates are expected to
– increase the learner’s specific knowledge of standard and newer issues in oncologic imaging
– result in greater confidence of the learner when applying that knowledge
– improve the learner’s skills and help when interpreting radiology studies and clinical situations.

Who should attend this course?

The target audience includes diagnostic radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, medical oncologists, oncologic surgeons and radiation oncologists – all of whom heavily rely upon diagnostic imaging in their management of cancer patients. Attendees ranging from residents to more senior ones will benefit from learning and/or refreshing their knowledge base in oncologic imaging – of interest and importance to doctors of all levels.

Will I receive credits for attending this course?

An application for European CME credits (ECMEC®) will be submitted to the EACCME®.


When and how can I register for the course?

Registration to OIC 2020 will open in February 2020. Please check back for further information or contact the ESOI Office to request pre-registration to the event.

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ESOI/EORTC Workshop 2020

Imaging in assessing response to cancer therapy – a hands-on course

November 4-6, 2020 | Bordeaux, France (tbc)


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


What can I expect from the workshop?

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.

What can I learn during this workshop?

– 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

What can I expect from the programme of the workshop?

Please note that the detailed programme of the 2.5 day workshop will be published in due time!

What is the RECIST qualification?

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.

Will I receive credits for attending the workshop?

An application for European CME credits (ECMEC®) will be submitted to the EACCME®.

How can I register for the workshop?

Registration to the workshop will open in May 2020. Please check back for further information or contact the ESOI Office to request pre-registration and save your place.

How much is the registration fee?

We offer reduced fees for ESOI members as well as members in training below the age of 36.
The registration fees will be announced shortly, so please check back later for more information!