ESTRO/ESOR Multidisciplinary Approach of Cancer Imaging

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The target group consists of senior residents, junior radiologists and radiation oncologists who are interested to learn and improve their knowledge on an optimal approach to multidisciplinary treatment management, exploiting the use of imaging.

Course directors 

  • Regina Beets-Tan, Radiologist, Netherlands Cancer Centre, Amsterdam (NL) 

  • Vincenzo Valentini, Radiation Oncologist, Universit√† Cattolica S. Cuore, Rome (IT) 

Teachers

  • S. Alfieri, Surgeon, Catholic University, School of Medicine, Rome (IT)
  • R. Beets-Tan, Radiologist, Netherlands Cancer Centre, Amsterdam (NL)
  • P. Hoskin, Clinical Oncologist, Mount Vernon Hospital, London (UK)
  • K. Kuhlmann, Radiologist, Netherlands Cancer Centre, Amsterdam (NL)
  • R. Manfredi, Radiologist, Universit√† Cattolica S. Cuore,Rome (IT)
  • C.A.M. Marijnen, Radiation Oncologist, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (NL)
  • N. Papanikolaou, Radiologist, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon (PT)
  • M. Ronot, Radiologist, APHP, University Hospitals Paris Nord Val de Seine, Clichy (FR)
  • R.H.N. Tijssen, Radiation Oncologist,  University Medical Centre,, Utrecht (NL)
  • V. Valentini, Radiation Oncologist, Universit√† Cattolica S. Cuore, Rome (IT)
  • C. van de Velde, Surgeon, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden (NL)
  • H. Van Poppel, Urologist, University Hopsital Gasthuisberg, Leuven (BE)

This course, jointly organised by ESOR (European School Of Radiology) and ESTRO, aims at promoting an integrated approach between specialists involved in multidisciplinary tumour boards to tailor the best treatment for each individual patient by exploiting the use of imaging. 

New advanced imaging technology not only provides morphological information on tumour extension, but also information on tumour function and biology. It not only allows a good evaluation of tumour response during and after treatment, but also an early detection of tumour recurrence. Radiation oncologists increasingly use hybrid equipment in which diagnostic imaging technology is incorporated within the radiation treatment machines to allow continuous adaptation of radiation treatment according to the daily response of tumour, the surrounding organs and their movements. Radiologists involved in multidisciplinary management teams increasingly recognise the impact of their diagnostic information on clinical decision-making and treatment planning.

Learning objectives

  • By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Understand the role of imaging in tailoring an individualised risk based multimodality treatment by a multidisciplinary team

  • Identify the main relevant imaging features to optimise treatment modalities in:

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  • Exploit imaging in tailoring and monitoring safe dose delivery.

Course content

Imaging technology in radiology and radio- therapy: basic concepts

  • PET, MRI, radiation therapy technology.

Liver tumours

  • Primary liver tumour and colorectal metastases imaging evidences: anatomical, functional, monitoring, follow-up  

  • What are the treatment options? (surgery, RFA, TACE versus SIRT, stereotactic radiotherapy)  

  • What are the relevant imaging features that we need to know before, during and after the treatments? Imaging of liver tumours with modern CT and MRI

  • New MRI technology for imaging moving organs.

Pancreatic tumours

  • Pancreas tumour imaging evidences: anatomical, functional, monitoring, follow-up  

  • What are the treatment options?

  • What is the relevant imaging features that we need to know before, during and after the treatments: state-of-the-art and future imaging

  • How can we adapt the treatment at the beginning and along the therapies by imaging?

  • Workshops liver and pancreas cancer.

Prostate cancer

  • Prostate tumour imaging evidences: anatomical, functional, monitoring, FU  

  • What is the pathway of tumour spread and what are the treatment options?

  • How accurate can imaging identify local tumour and nodal spread before, during and after the treatments?

  • How can we adapt the treatment at the beginning and along the therapies by imaging?

  • Workshops on prostate cancer. 

Rectal cancer, tumour extension at primary staging and at response evaluation  

  • What are the pathways of tumour (nodal) spread and treatment options?  

  • How accurate can imaging identify local tumour and nodal spread before, during and after the treatments (CT, MRI, Diffusion MRI, PET)?

  • How can we adapt the treatment at the beginning and along the therapies by imaging?

  • Workshops rectal cancer. 

Prerequisites

Before commencing this course participants should:

  • Review main international guidelines on the course topics

  • Participate in tumour boards on the course topics at their institution.

Teaching methods

  • 7 hours of lectures

  • 2 hours of practical workshops

  • 6 hours of case discussions.

The course consists of didactic lectures, case discussions in small working groups and plenary debates.

Methods of assessment

  •  MCQ  

  • Interactive Workshops

  • Evaluation Form.

The programme is available here

 

Keywords

  • Imaging 
  • Multidisciplinary 
  • Combined modality treatments 
  • Personalised oncology 
  • Upper abdomen 
  • Prostate cancer 
  • Rectal cancer

Further reading / web resources

To be provided when available

Accreditation

Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). Information on the status of the applications can be obtained from the ESTRO office.

Venue

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek - Netherlands Cancer Centre

Plesmanlaan 121

1066 CX Amsterdam

The Netherlands

 

 

Registration

ESR and ESTRO members in training
Early fee € 200
(until eight weeks prior to the course)
Late fee € 300
(after eight weeks prior to the course)

Non-members in training
Early fee € 300
(until eight weeks prior to the course)
Late fee € 400
(after eight weeks prior to the course)

ESR and ESTRO members
Early fee € 350
(until eight weeks prior to the course)
Late fee € 450
(after eight weeks prior to the course)

Non-members
Early fee € 450
(until eight weeks prior to the course)
Late fee € 550
(after eight weeks prior to the course)

Please note that ESTRO members have to download and fill in this registration form and send it to the ESTRO Office via email for registration!

This fee includes lectures and workshops attendance, teaching material for the course, coffee breaks and lunch as per programme. 

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