Level 2: School

ESMIT Autumn School 2017

September 1 – 3, 2017
Universitatea de Medicină şi Farmacie, Iuliu Haţieganu
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 The ESMIT Tracks on Cardiovascular, Neurology, Oncology and Paediatrics are accredited with 9 European CME credits (ECMEC) each, assigned by the EACCME


icon_question_pur How to register

Each track will allow a maximum of 40 participants. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, however, EANM members will be given relative priority.

» Online Registration (registration closes on July 31, 2017)

If online registration is not possible, please contact us: esmit@eanm.org


Registration to the Technologist Track: Since the organization of the Tech Track is different than from the other 4 tracks (as described in the tab “Technologists”), please send an e-mail to esmit@eanm.org, if you are interested in attending either the English or the Romanian track. The registration fee for the Tech Track amounts to € 100.- since it will be held for 1,5 days and without the option of attending one of the other tracks before or after.


icon_ticket_pur Registration fees

EANM Member € 300.-
Non Member € 400.-

Registration fee includes:

  • Electronic course programme book including all slides
  • Coffee & Lunch breaks on each course day

Registration fee does NOT include:

  • Travel to the venue
  • Accommodation

icon_payment_pur Mode of payment

Registration fees need to be paid 4 weeks prior to the event. In case the payment is not received by this deadline, the registration needs to be cancelled. Payment can be settled by

  • credit card
  • bank transfer to:
    Bank name: Die ERSTE Bank
    Banking Code: 20111
    Account number: 28120039900
    IBAN Code: AT602011128120039900
    SWIFT Code: GIBAATWW
  • Cheques will NOT be accepted.

icon_cancellation_pur Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be notified in writing to the EANM Office. Telephone cancellations cannot be accepted. Substitutions will be accepted and can be made at any time. Name and e-mail address of substitutes need to be sent to the EANM office 4 weeks prior to the event. In the case of cancellation 4 weeks before the course, we will refund you the fee less a € 100,- administration charge.
After this date we cannot grant any refund for cancellations. Any refund will take place after the respective course. EANM will not be held liable for cancellation fees of hotels, airlines or other means of transportation.


Cardiovascular Track

The Cardiovascular track (Cardio) will offer the roadshow to get all of your questions on multimodality imaging in coronary heart disease (perfusion and function) and cardiovascular infection & inflammation answered by experience professionals in a high interactive forum.

The format of the Cardiovascular track has been created to provide during a 1.5-day program a comprehensive overview of basic, theoretical and practical concepts needed for a deeper and thoughtful understanding of the use of molecular imaging in cardiovascular disease. The program is organized in refresher sessions and clinical sessions focused on multimodality imaging in coronary heart disease and cardiovascular infection & inflammation. During the refresher session basic concept on cross sectional anatomy, radiopharmaceutical and imaging acquisition protocols with a special session on imaging quantitation will be provided. Each of them will be accompanied with interactive case example of normal anatomy and variants as well as basic examples of multimodality imaging, including hybrid imaging examples. The training on specific clinical setting of coronary heart disease will include two consecutive sessions focused on coronary artery disease diagnosis and patients’ management, respectively and on cardiovascular infection & inflammation. The organization of clinical session is based on short focused lectures providing a practical approach for the choice of the best imaging procedure to answer specific clinician questions step-wise in the clinical decision making process and the basis for guideline understanding. Subsequently, by interactive case studies and hands-on sessions where clinical examples are shown, attendees will be challenged in the application of the instructed concepts. During hands-on sessions participants will experience reading and reporting of specific imaging tests with particular emphasis on their role in the therapeutic disease management, preparing themselves for the clinical discussion with the referring clinicians. With the cardiovascular multidisciplinary team discussion that will represents the forum for the discussion of the main findings of the hands-on sessions, we aim to simulate the daily team-work setting and provide attendees the skills needed, such as communication, interactivity and education skills.


icon_suggestedreadings_pur  Suggested Readings:

Online material covering topics that might be of help for a better understanding of the Level 2 Cardio Track

 PET/CT in Cardiology: state of the art in future prospects (PET/CT Webinar Series)
 Introduction to Inflammation and Infection Imaging (Basic NM Webinar Series)
 Stress testing protocols (Basic NM Webinar Series)
 PET/CT for Technologists Webinar Series
 Multimodality Imaging in Cardiology (Plenary session 2 – EANM’ 14, Lecture 3)
 SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Processing and Quantification (CME 13 Session – EANM’12)
 Myocardial Viability (CME 5 session – EANM’ 13)
Cardiovascular: Improving Nuclear Cardiology Practices: From Protocols to Appropriate Use Criteria (CME 1 session – EANM’ 14)
Cardiovascular & EACVI: Imaging in Heart Failure: Focus on Nuclear Medicine Techniques and Clinical Implications (CME 8 session – EANM’ 15)
icon_globe Online tutorials for Nuclear Medicine and Radiology Technologists as well as students (NucmedTutorials)
icon_globe Case based learning in scintigraphic imaging techniques, using hybrid imaging modalities like PET-CT and SPECT-CT (NuclearMD)
icon_globe PET-CT Cases (NuclearMD)
icon_globe Other Online Resources (NuclearMD)
icon_globe Forum for radiologists and related professionals in the medical imaging industry (AuntMinnie)
icon_globe Website dedicated to radiology (W-Radiology)


icon_ruuicula_pur Curricula Cardiovascular Track

The Autumn School consists of 4 parallel tracks held during 3 consecutive days. Each track takes 1,5 days and all tracks start over again, which allows each participant to attend 2 tracks in a row.

download Curriculum of Cardiovascular Track 1  (available soon)

download Curriculum of Cardiovascular Track 2  (available soon)


Neurology Track

The Neurology Track (Neuro) will offer a comprehensive overview of basic, theoretical and practical evidence-based concepts needed for a deeper and thoughtful understanding of the use of molecular imaging in Neurological Disorders. As design in all new level 2 courses short theoretical sessions will be associated with extensive interactive case-reading and hands-on sessions for a practice-oriented learning. After a full session aiming to refresh radiopharmaceutical, radiological, morphological and functional anatomy as well as the pitfalls related to the use of multimodality and hybrid imaging, the role of molecular imaging in both neurodegenerative and neoplastic brain diseases will be discussed. Clinical cases will be the basis for discussing usefulness and accurate reading of PET and SPECT in Alzheimer’s disease, Neurodegenerative Dementias, Parkinsonian Syndrome and Brain Tumors. Specific attention will be dedicated to the definition of diagnostic algorithms in these neurological disorders (taking into account the added value of both molecular and structural/conventional imaging methods and most of all of hybrid scanners). Given the emerging role of tracers able to track in vivo neuropathological hallmarks of neurodegenerative diseases, specific sessions will be dedicated to the description of neuropathology underlying Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinsonian Syndromes.


 icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

Online material covering topics that might be of help for a better understanding of the Level 2 Neuro Track

 PET/CT for Technologists Webinar Series
 Basic PET physics and instrumentation – part 1 (Basic NM Webinar)
 Basic PET physics and instrumentation – part 2 (Basic NM Webinar)
 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine in Neurology: bases for clinical us (Basic NM Webinar)
 Brain tumor imaging (Basic NM Webinar)
 PET/CT for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PET and MoRe Webinar Series)
 Imaging Targets for Dementia (CME 7 session – EANM’09)
 New Insights in Molecular Neuroimaging (Plenary session 3 – EANM’ 13)
 Brain PET Imaging (CME 9 session – EANM’ 13)
 Cross-sectional Imaging in Nuclear Medicine (CME 12 session – EANM’ 13)
icon_globe Clinical and radiological background on brain tumors
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 Background on dementia role of MRI
icon_globe Anatomy: Free brain atlas of Mri and PET
icon_globe Online tutorials for Nuclear Medicine and Radiology Technologists as well as students (NucmedTutorials)
icon_globe Case based learning in scintigraphic imaging techniques, using hybrid imaging modalities like PET-CT and SPECT-CT (NuclearMD)
icon_globe PET-CT Cases (NuclearMD)
icon_globe Other Online Resources (NuclearMD)
icon_globe Forum for radiologists and related professionals in the medical imaging industry (AuntMinnie)
icon_globe Website dedicated to radiology (W-Radiology)


 icon_ruuicula_pur  Curricula Neurology Track

The Autumn School consists of 4 parallel tracks held during 3 consecutive days. Each track takes 1,5 days and all tracks start over again, which allows each participant to attend 2 tracks in a row.

download Curriculum of Neurology Track 1

download Curriculum of Neurology Track 2


Oncology Track

The programme on Primary Bone Tumour was developed to cover, in 1.5 days, the most common benign and malignant primary bone lesions found on the daily practice. Experienced specialists will provide a comprehensive update of the imaging characteristics, the role of MM imaging in their diagnosis, management and treatment assessment, and also the clinical impact of these findings. You will also learn about the new and emerging imaging tools in this setting (PET-MR, tracers beyond FDG). This will all be overlapped with the interactive discussion of specially selected clinical cases and hands-on sessions to reinforce your learning and to share knowledge with your peers.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Correctly interpret the findings of the commonly used and the new emerging MM imaging tools in this setting.
  • Integrate the information obtained to guide clinical management.

This training is aimed to Nuclear Medicine Physicians and Radiologists, but is open to all who are involved with Primary Bone Tumours in their daily practice.


 icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

Online material covering topics that might be of help for a better understanding of the Level 2 Onco Track

 PET/CT for Technologists Webinar Series
 Basic Nuclear Medicine Webinar
 CME Recorded Sessions
icon_globe Website dedicated to Radiology (W-Radiology)
icon_globe Educational site of the Radiological Society of the Netherlands (Radiology Assistant)
icon_globe Cases, Articles, Courses, Quizzes (Radiopaedia)
icon_globe Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology


 icon_ruuicula_pur  Curricula Oncology Track

The Autumn School consists of 4 parallel tracks held during 3 consecutive days. Each track takes 1,5 days and all tracks start over again, which allows each participant to attend 2 tracks in a row.

download Curriculum of Oncology Track 1

download Curriculum of Oncology Track 2

 


Paediatric Track

The programme of the Paediatric Track (Paed) was organised to cover the most frequent paediatric pathologies found in a nuclear medicine department, and their corresponding diagnostic work-outs, in a multimodality perspective. As such, from a total of 6 sessions, 3 will be dedicated to nephro-urology and 3 to bone & joint diseases.

Refreshers sessions in radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine protocols will be provided, both for nephro-urology and bone and joint imaging, as well as sessions in other imaging modalities, in close multimodality collaboration, between nuclear medicine experts and an experienced paediatric radiologist.

Regarding pathologies, in nephro-urology, the focus will be on childhood urinary tract infections, evaluation of the dilated urinary tract and other frequent congenital anomalies. As for musculoskeletal topics, these will be trauma (including child abuse), infection, inflammation and other benign bone & joint disease.

Through lectures, case-reading and hands-on sessions, procedures details, pitfalls, indications and accuracy of methods will be extensively covered.

The aim of this track is

  • To provide the necessary skills to perform multimodality imaging in children and adolescents
  • To learn how to integrate multimodality imaging into different paediatric clinical settings

Target Audience

  • Medical specialists and physicians in-training (residents) with special interest in paediatric nuclear medicine and paediatric multimodality imaging

 icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

Online material covering topics that might be of help for a better understanding of the Level 2 Tech Track

  • Webinars

Webinar Series on Paediatric Nuclear Medicine

  •  Papers
    • Piepsz A. Pediatric applications of renal nuclear medicine. Semin Nucl Med. 2006;36:16-35
    • Piepsz A. Antenatally detected hydronephrosis. Semin Nucl Med. 2007;37:249-260
    • Durand E et al. International Scientific Committee of Radionuclides in Nephrourology (ISCORN) consensus on renal transit time measurements. Semin Nucl Med. 2008;38:82-102
    • Piepsz A. Antenatal detection of pelviureteric junction stenosis: Main controversies. Semin Nucl Med. 2011;41:11-19
    • De Palma D & Manzoni G. Different imaging strategies in febrile urinary tract infection in childhood. What, when, why? Pediatr Radiol. 2013;43:436-443
    • Ismaili K & Piepsz A. The antenatally detected pelvi-ureteric junction stenosis: advances in renography and strategy of management. Pediatr Radiol. 2013;43:428-435
    • De Palma D & Santos AI. Renal radionuclide imaging, an evergreen forty years old. Klin Pädiatr. 2014;226:225-232
    • Taylor AT. Radionuclides in Nephrourology, Part 1: Radiopharmaceuticals, Quality Control, and Quantitative Indices. J Nucl Med. 2014;55:608-615
    • Taylor AT. Radionuclides in Nephrourology, Part 2: Pitfalls and diagnostic applications. J Nucl Med. 2014;55:786-798
    • Biassoni L. Pitfalls and Limitations of Radionuclide Renal Imaging in Pediatrics. Semin Nucl Med. 2015;45:411-427
    • Roca I et al. Evaluation of bone viability. Pediatr Radiol. 2013;43:393-405
    • Bozkurt MF et al. Quantitative sacroiliac scintigraphy for pediatric patients: comparison of two methods. Ann Nucl Med. 2014;28:227-231
    • Trout AT et al. Spondylolysis and beyond: value of SPECT/CT in evaluation of low back pain in children and young adults. Radiographics. 2015;35:819-834
    • Van den Wyngaert T et al. The EANM practice guidelines for bone scintigraphy. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2016;43:1723-1738
    • Roca I. Pediatric Nuclear Medicine and its Development as a Specialty. Semin Nucl Med. 2017;47:102-109
    • Gelfand MJ et al. Nuclear Medicine Procedures in Children: Special Considerations. Semin Nucl Med. 2017;47:110-117
    • Kwee TC et al. Benign bone conditions that may be FDG-avid and mimic malignancy. Semin Nucl Med. 2017;47:322-351
    • Parida GK et al. FDG-PET/CT in skeletal muscle: pitfalls and pathologies. Semin Nucl Med. 2017;47:362-372
  • Textbooks
    • Yong-Whee Bahk (ed). Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Disease. 4th Springer. 2013
    • Treves ST (Ed). Pediatric Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 4th Springer. 2014
    • Mansi L, Lopci E, Cuccurullo V, Chiti A (eds). Clinical Nuclear Medicine in Pediatrics. Springer. 2016

 icon_ruuicula_pur  Curricula Paediatric Track

The Autumn School consists of 4 parallel tracks held during 3 consecutive days. Each track takes 1,5 days and all tracks start over again, which allows each participant to attend 2 tracks in a row.

download Curriculum of Paediatric Track 1

download Curriculum of Paediatric Track 2


Technologist Track

This first ever Technologist Track presents an opportunity for practising nuclear medicine technologists to deepen their knowledge in a number of areas including PET-CT & SPECT-CT optimization and more – as listed hereunder.

Content of the track:

  • Multimodality imaging refresher
  • Normal variants, artefacts & optimisation in multimodality imaging
  • Anatomy, physiology & common pathologies in multimodality imaging
  • Advanced PET topics including radiotherapy planning and respiratory gating
  • Radiation protection in multimodality imaging
  • Scanner calibration and quality control
  • Patient-focussed practice and the use of IV contrast

The target audience:

  • Nuclear medicine technologists (NMTs) currently practicing in the field, with EQF6 knowledge, skills and competence (KSC)
  • NMTs who have completed ESMIT 1 Level technologist webinars and who wish to develop their KSC.

The aim of this track is

  • To refresh knowledge of the principles of PET-CT and SPECT-CT and the radiopharmaceuticals used
  • To be aware of significant normal variants and urgent presentations
  • To understand principles of PET Quantification/SUV calculation
  • To understand scanner calibration of PET, SPECT and CT
  • To understand effects of reconstruction and acquisition parameters on image quality
  • To understand the principles of dose optimisation in hybrid imaging
  • To learn methods of reducing effective dose to patients while maintaining image quality
  • To understand basic principles of optimising CT parameters in hybrid imaging
  • To understand how to use contrast enhanced CT in SPECT-CT & PET-CT protocols

 icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

Online material covering topics that might be of help for a better understanding of the Level 2 Tech Track

 PET/CT for Technologists Webinar Series
icon_globe EANM Technologist Guide Series

  • Boellaard R, et al. FDG PET and PET-CT: EANM procedure guidelines for tumour PET imaging: version 2.0. EJNMMI, 2015
  • Van den Wyngaert T, et al. The EANM practice guidelines for bone scintigraphy. EJNNMI, 2016
  • International Commission on Radiological Protection. ICRP 106. Radiation dose to patients from radiopharmaceuticals
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Assocation. Performance measurements of positron emission tomographs (NEMA standards publication NU 2-2012)
  • Busemann Sokole E, et al. Routine quality control recommendations for nuclear medicine instrumentation. EJNMMI 2010

 icon_ruuicula_pur  Curricula Tech Track

Other than the other tracks of the School, this track will be held in English for the first 1,5 days and in the local language for the second 1,5 days.

download Curriculum of Tech Track 1

download Curriculum of Tech Track 2

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