Level 2: School

ESMIT Winter School 2018

February 23-25, 2018
Facoltà di Scienze Umanistiche, Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Bergamo, Italy

 Every ESMIT Track is accredited with European CME credits (ECMEC), assigned by the EACCME


icon_question_pur How to travel to Bergamo

Exact Address: Ex Collegio Baroni, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Via Pignolo 123, Bergamo, Italy

Option A) Flights to Milano Malpensa followed by a bus ride to Bergamo. Details such as timetables, available tickets and prices can be found on following websites:

Milano-Malpensa Airport      Bus Connections

Option B) Flights to Milano-Bergamo. Further information at:

Milano-Bergamo Airport

Find hereunder a helpful homepage where you can find the best travel route from your hometown to Bergamo (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 (open until January 26, 2018)

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


icon_ticket_pur Registration fees

Flat rate € 250.- for 2 Tracks
Flat rate € 100.- for 1 Technologist Track *

Registration fee includes:

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

Registration fee does NOT include:

  • Travel to the venue
  • Accommodation

* 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. You can register either to the English or the Italian Tech Track.


 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 ESMIT 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 experienced 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.

Speakers

Prof. Denis Agostini
Prof. Roberto Sciagra
Prof. Dr. Riemer Slart
Prof. Paola Erba


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 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.

Speakers

Dr. Frederic Paycha
Dr. Lidija Antunovic
Dr. Edmond Rust


icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

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

 PET/CT for Technologists Webinar Series
 The (Patho)physiology of Bone turnover (Basic NM Webinar)
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)
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 Musculoskeletal Track

The 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
Imaging Primary and Metastatic Liver Tumours and Response Assessment

This track has been designed so that the attendees will learn the key aspects of MM imaging for the diagnosis and treatment assessment of the most common primary and liver tumour. All of this presented as found on the daily clinical practice.

During the track attendees will listen to theoretical lectures from our experienced speakers, who are also highly eager to hear and solve all doubts and questions.

It will all start with lectures presenting the principal radiological characteristics of primary liver tumours and metastasis, followed by a comprehensive overview of the most common radiotracers used for their diagnosis. Also, current guidelines for diagnosis and staging will be discussed. A clinical Oncologist will give an overview of current treatment options, opening the way for the last part of the track that will be on the most important concepts of response assessment and treatment planning when using Ytrium-90 microspheres.

Intertwined with the theoretical lectures, selected interactive case studies and hand-on session will help put to practice all what has been learned.

Target Audience

We recommend this track to all imaging specialist interested or working in the field of Liver Oncology. Also, clinicians working in this area could greatly benefit from this learning.

Speakers

Prof. Sona Balogova
Prof. Murat Fani Bozkurt
Prof. Lorenzo Mannelli

(Radiologist and Local Oncologist still pending)


icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

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

(available soon)


icon_ruuicula_pur Curricula Oncology Track

The 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


Thorax Track
Multimodality Imaging in Thoracic Malignancies: from Diagnosis to Treatment Planning and Treatment Assessment

This track will give you a comprehensive and up-to-dated overview of most relevant aspects of Thoracic Malignancies from the Multimodality Imaging specialist point of view, together with case reading discussions and hands-on-sessions to enhance the learning.

It will start with an anatomical and physiological refresher of the thorax, followed by a review of the relevant imaging characteristics of primary thoracic malignancies. There will also be a discussion of the differential diagnosis between malignancy and infection / inflammation. Basic and state of the art treatment concepts will be provided by an expert clinical Oncologist. This will be followed by a MM imaging overview of treatment assessment (including Immunotherapy) and treatment planning. To wrap up the track, Radiomics in lung cancer will be introduced, reviewing the most important aspects of this promising tool.

Target Audience

We recommend this track to all imaging specialist interested or working in the field of Thoracic Malignancies. Also, clinicians working in this area could greatly benefit from this learning.

Speakers

Prof. Lorenzo Mannelli
Dr. Margarita Kirienko
Dr. Giovanni Luca Ceresoli (local expert)


icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

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

(available soon)


icon_ruuicula_pur Curricula Thorax Track

The 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 Thorax Track 1

download Curriculum of Thorax Track 2


Technologist Track

The Technologist Track presents an opportunity for practicing 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
  • Exclusive content: Hands on sessions, the participants can interactively expand their knowledge on processing and reconstruction of molecular imaging data sets

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

Speakers for English Track

Claudiu Pestean
Maria-Iulia Larg
Prof. Dimitris Visvikis
Prof. Paola Erba

Speakers for Italian Track

Giorgio Testanera
Luca Camoni
Prof. Paola Erba


 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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