Level 2: School

ESMIT Spring School 2017

March 31 – April 2, 2017
UMCG – University Medical Centre Groningen
Groningen, The Netherlands


icon_question_pur How to travel to Groningen

Option A) Flights to Amsterdam followed by a train or bus ride to Groningen. Details such as timetables, available tickets and prices can be found on following websites: Train connections      Bus connections

Option B) Flights to Groningen via Copenhagen. Further information at  Groningen Airport

Find hereunder a helpful homepage where you can find the best travel route from your hometown to Groningen (or any other destination): www.rome2rio.com


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 (until March 3, 2017)

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


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 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)
 Multimodality Imaging in Cardiology (Plenary session 2 – EANM’ 14)
Cardiovascular & EACVI: Imaging in Heart Failure: Focus on Nuclear Medicine Techniques and Clinical Implications (Plenary session 8 – EANM’ 15)
 SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Processing and Quantification (CME 13 Session – EANM’12)


icon_ruuicula_pur Curricula Cardiovascular Track

The Spring 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

download Curriculum of Cardiovascular Track 2


Musculoskeletal Track

The Musculoskeletal Track (MSK) is designed to provide or refresh basic knowledge on multimodality imaging in musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, hip and knee, including infection and inflammation as well as systemic bone disease. The first day will start with a brief refresher on available radiopharmaceutical and specific imaging acquisition protocols. The discussion then shifts to site-specific disease and will be organized in a three level discussion: multimodality approach to non-violated bone, post-operative bone and soft tissue related disease and infectious and inflammatory conditions, including the discussion of the most up to date clinical guidelines. Cross sectional anatomy will be accompanied with case studies as examples of the clinical cases most frequently encountered in the daily practice. The aim is to train attendees on the main clinical questions clinicians ask for and the role of nuclear imaging procedures in clinical decision making. Critical pitfalls of each imaging procedure and of hybrid imaging will be reviewed as well as the main weakness and strength of each diagnostic modalities in relation to type of disease, type of sustaining microorganism and concomitant treatment. Interaction among instructors and attendees is guaranteed via practical questions during lectures and interesting cases presentation by the use of an interactive software platform. Case reports in small groups with the use of state of the art workstations will be available to the participants to go through prepared series of images of a number of clinical cases; these will take place after presentation of the corresponding clinical session. The main educational objectives of the track include the improvement of attendees’ confidence while interpreting multimodality images either by a side-a-side riding or in a hybrid approach and to prepare them for the clinical discussion with the referring clinician in view of planning the most appropriate patient treatment strategy.

 


icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

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

icon_globe The EANM practice guidelines for Bone Scintigraphy (2016)
icon_globe Atlas of Skeletal SPECT/CT Clinical Images
icon_globe MSK Radiology Introduction
icon_globe MSK anatomical variants
icon_globe How computed tomography works (YouTube)
The (Patho)physiology of Bone turnover (Basic NM Webinar by Tim Van den Wyngaert)


icon_ruuicula_pur Curricula Musculoskeletal Track

The Spring 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 Musculoskeletal Track 1

download Curriculum of Musculoskeletal Track 2


Oncology Track

The Oncology Track (Onco) of this first ESMIT School will focus on two major topics in oncology: thoracic tumours and prostate cancer. The first bloc covering thoracic tumours will have a special focus on lung cancer, one of the most important oncologic imaging indications due to its incidence and prevalence, where multidisciplinary management is essential to improve patient management. The second topic, prostate cancer has also a high prevalence, but more important it is currently one of the most promising areas for new multimodal imaging approaches, due to the recent introduction of several new PET tracers reaching sensitivities and specificities for local recurrence or nodal disease, that have not been reached with any other imaging modality, yet.

The course will start with a review of essential aspects of cross sectional anatomy of thorax and pelvis. Then, attendees will be guided thru the most relevant aspects in multimodality imaging of these tumours in order to efficiently apply it to differential diagnosis, prognosis assessment, treatment planning and response monitoring. All topics will be presented in a multimodality and multidisciplinary setting, as close as feasible to the daily clinical work in a tertiary hospital, where it is essential to combine the available resources with the current evidence and the best multidisciplinary team work to achieve state of the art in diagnosis and therapy.

Therefore, case reading sessions where developed, focusing on questions such as why, when and which is the best imaging test to be performed for treatment decision making. During hands-on sessions participants will experience reading and reporting specific imaging tests with particular emphasis on their role in the therapeutic disease management, preparing themselves for the clinical discussion with the referring clinicians.

Finally, the strength of this course will be the multimodality and multidisciplinary set up. The growing complexity of clinical medicine with emerging therapies and diagnostic possibilities cannot be understood without close collaboration of all the stakeholders involved. In order to achieve highly efficient management of patients and provide state of the art healthcare it is essential to stress the importance of multimodality and multidisciplinary collaboration. Therefore, not only imaging specialists but also clinicians will contribute to the ESMIT schools, to provide the understanding and the tools which will allow the participants to enhance essential skills needed in this complex clinical settings.


icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

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

icon_globe Prostate: PIRADS documentation 
icon_globe Lung cancer staging


icon_ruuicula_pur Curricula Oncology Track

The Spring 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

 


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

icon_globe Anatomy: Free brain atlas of Mri and PET
Tracers: CME Sessions at EANM congress Barcelona – 2009 CME Session XII – NEUROIMAGING / DRUG DEVELOPMENT webpage

Instrumentation: Basic PET physics and instrumentation (Basic NM Webinar by Nicola Belcari)

Clinical bases for the use of nuclear neurology: Introduction to Nuclear Medicine in Neurology: bases for clinical us (Basic NM Webinar by Silvia Morbelli)
icon_globe Clinical and radiological background on brain tumors
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 Background on dementia role of MRI
PET/CT for neurodegenerative diseases (Basic NM Webinar by Valentina Berti)
Brain tumor imaging (Basic NM Webinar by Karl-Josef Langen)

 


icon_ruuicula_pur  Curricula Neurology Track

The Spring 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

 

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