Level 2: School

ESMIT Autumn School 2018

September 7-9, 2018
School of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia

An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event


icon_question_pur How to travel to Belgrade

Exact Address: School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Doctor Subotića 8, Belgrade, Serbia

Flights to Belgrade. Details such as timetables, available tickets and prices can be found on the following website:

Belgrade Airport

Find hereunder a helpful homepage where you can find the best travel route from your hometown to Belgrade (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 August 10, 2018)

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 the Serbian 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

Flat rate € 250.- for 2 Tracks

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

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.


Oncology Track
Multimodality Imaging in Lymphoma

This track provides a comprehensive and evidence-based overview of the current state of PET-CT imaging in the workflow of the most relevant HL and NHL subtypes.

The core of the theoretical lectures focuses on staging and response assessment evaluation with specially selected interactive cases that will help you put to practice what has been learnt.

Also, lectures on interpretation criteria and pitfalls will further improve you image interpretation skills.

The last part of the track includes lectures on the use of multi-tracers, PET-MR and the future direction of MM imaging in this disease.

Keywords

FDG PET-CT, Lymphoma, HL, NHL

Target audience

Nuclear Imaging physicians, Radiologists and Hematologists working in the field of Lymphomas and interested in the use of FDG-PET in the work-flow of HL and NHL subtypes.

Educational Objectives

  • Learn the evidence-based use of FDG PET-CT in the work-flow of HL and NHL subtypes
  • Improve interpretation skills when reading lymphoma PET-CT studies
  • Learn the use of multi-tracer imaging and other relevant imaging modalities.

Speakers

Dr. Patrick Pilkington
Prof. Regine Kluge


 icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

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

EANM 2016 – CME 1 Session
ESMIT Webinar on PET/CT for lymphoma (Edition 5/12 of PET and MoRe Webinar Series)

Articles:

icon_ruuicula_purFDG-PET Scan: a new Paradigm for FollicularLymphoma Management. Gallamini A, Borra A.
icon_ruuicula_pur FDG PET for therapy monitoring in Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Barrington SF, Kluge R.
icon_ruuicula_purInternational Working Group consensus response evaluation criteria in lymphoma (RECIL 2017). Younes A, Hilden P, Coiffier B, Hagenbeek A, Salles G, Wilson W, Seymour JF, Kelly K, Gribben J, Pfreunschuh M, Morschhauser F, Schoder H, Zelenetz AD, Rademaker J, Advani R, Valente N, Fortpied C, Witzig TE, Sehn LH, Engert A, Fisher RI, Zinzani PL, Federico M, Hutchings M, Bollard C, Trneny M, Elsayed YA, Tobinai K, Abramson JS, Fowler N, Goy A, Smith M, Ansell S, Kuruvilla J, Dreyling M, Thieblemont C, Little RF, Aurer I, Van Oers MHJ, Takeshita K, Gopal A, Rule S, de Vos S, Kloos I, Kaminski MS, Meignan M, Schwartz LH, Leonard JP, Schuster SJ, Seshan VE.
icon_ruuicula_purF-FDG-PET/MRI in lymphoma patients. Ferdová E, Ferda J, Baxa J.
icon_ruuicula_purFDG-PET for Early Response Assessment in Lymphomas: Part 1-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Cheson BD, Kostakoglu L.
icon_ruuicula_purFDG-PET for Early Response Assessment in Lymphomas: Part 2-Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, Use of Quantitative PET Evaluation. Cheson BD, Kostakoglu L.
icon_ruuicula_pur(18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose PET/MR Imaging in Lymphoma. Platzek I.
icon_ruuicula_pur Usual and unusual pitfalls of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in lymphoma after treatment: a pictorial review. Dubreuil J, Salles G, Bozzetto J, Tordo J, Djaïleb L, Berriolo-Riedinger A, Leenhardt J, Giammarile F, Meignan M, Skanjeti A.
icon_ruuicula_pur PET/CT in Lymphoma: Current Overview and Future Directions. Cheson BD.
icon_ruuicula_pur PET/CT for Staging; Past, Present, and Future. El-Galaly TC, Gormsen LC, Hutchings M.
icon_ruuicula_pur PET/CT for Lymphoma Post-therapy Response Assessment in Other Lymphomas, Response Assessment for Autologous Stem Cell Transplant, and Lymphoma Follow-up. Karls S, Shah H, Jacene H.
icon_ruuicula_pur PET/CT for Lymphoma Post-therapy Response Assessment in Hodgkin Lymphoma and Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma. Kobe C, Dietlein M, Hellwig D.
icon_ruuicula_pur Interim FDG-PET Imaging in Lymphoma. Gallamini A, Zwarthoed C.

 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 (subject to modifications)

download Curriculum of Oncology Track 2 (subject to modifications)


Neurology Track
Dementia & Parkinson

This Track offers a comprehensive overview of theoretical and practical evidence-based concepts of the use of molecular imaging in neurodegenerative diseases. After a refresher of radiopharmaceuticals, image analysis methods and morphological and functional anatomy, the role of molecular imaging in dementia and parkinsonian syndromes will be discussed. Clinical cases are the starting point to better define the usefulness, utility and accurate reading of PET and SPECT in Alzheimer’s disease, neurodegenerative dementias and parkinsonian syndromes. Specific attention is 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 hybrid scanners). Given the emerging role of tracers able to track in vivo neuropathological hallmarks of neurodegenerative diseases (such as amyloid and tau tracers), sessions are partially dedicated to the description of neuropathology underlying Alzheimer’s disease, dementias and parkinsonian syndromes. Finally, future developments, including the potential role of PET/MRI, will be discussed.

Target audience

Nuclear medicine physicians (in training), neuroradiologists, neurologists

Educational Objectives

The aim of this course is to
  • refresh neuroimaging tools and neuroanatomy
  • learn more about the neuropathology underlying parkinsonian syndromes and dementias
  • understand when to use which imaging method in parkinsonian syndromes and dementias
  • learn how to acquire and interpret dopaminergic imaging (in particular dopamine transporter imaging), brain [18F]FDG PET, amyloid PET
  • hear more about future developments such as tau imaging and the use of PET/MRI

Speakers

Dr. Elsmarieke van de Giessen
Dr. Marco Pagani


 icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

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

Anatomy:
Free brain atlas of MRI and PET
HeadNeckBrainSpine

Tracers:
ESMIT preparatory webinar on Radiochemical and radiopharmaceutical fundamentals of PD and dementia radiotracers of clinical use (online soon)

Instrumentation:
ESMIT webinar on Basic PET physics and instrumentation – part 1
ESMIT webinar on Basic PET physics and instrumentation – part 2

Clinical bases for the use of nuclear neurology:
ESMIT Webinar on Introduction to Nuclear Medicine in Neurology: bases for clinical use

Dementia:
Dementia: role of MRI (Radiology Assistant)


 icon_ruuicula_pur  Curricula Neurology 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 Neurology Track 1 (subject to modifications)

download Curriculum of Neurology Track 2 (subject to modifications)


Cardiovascular Track A

Cardiovascular Track A and Track B are viewed as the go-to course for physicians planning to take the EANM/EACVI Certification exam in Nuclear Cardiology. Attendees will have the chance to be offered updates in the field, making the program an excellent refresher for nuclear cardiologists, cardiologists and residents. The course will offer:

  • Case-based clinical lecture format
  • Read with the Experts sessions
  • Mock exams
  • Opportunity for self-assessment

During the 3-day programme 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 will be offered. The program is organized in refresher sessions and clinical sessions on cross sectional anatomy, basic principles of radiopharmaceutical and equipment from SPECT and PET, imaging acquisition protocols, post-processing and imaging quantitation. Further, training on normalpatterns, physiological variants and pitfalls in the many different fields of nuclear cardiology will be provided.

In the second Track specific clinical setting will be discussed, including coronary heart disease diagnosis and management, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, endocarditis and CIED related infections.

The organization of each clinical session is based on short focused lectures providing a practical approach for the choice of the best imaging procedure to answer a specific clinician questions in each step of 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 challenge in the application of the concepts they learned. During hands-on sessions participants will experience reading and self-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.

It is suggested to follow both Cardio Tracks (A and B) in case you are planning to take the EANM/EACVI Certification exam in Nuclear Cardiology, which is designed to certify professional excellence, practical experience and knowledge in the field. The exam takes place on Saturday, October 13 in Düsseldorf, Germany (during EANM’18) and registration opens on June 18.

Further information can be found online at www.escardio.org

Target audience

Nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear cardiologists, cardiologists, residents

Educational Objectives

The aim of this course is to

  • refresh the basis of functional imaging of the heart
  • learn about the principles, protocols and instrumentations for SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging in cardiovascular disease
  • understand when to use which imaging method in CAD, HF, Sarcoidosis, Amyloidosis, Infectious Endocarditis and CIED Infections
  • learn how to acquire, post-process and interpret MPI and viability studies with SPECT/CT (including new dedicated systems) and PET/CT technologies
  • learn how to acquire, post-process and interpret PET/CT and WBC imaging in patients with CVS infection and inflammation
  • learn to recognize the most common source of artefacts and pitfalls
  • learn how to select the best imaging procedure to answer a specific clinician questions in each step of the clinical decision-making process
  • train yourself with reading and self-reporting sessions

Keywords

MPI, SPECT/CT, PET/CT, report, infection & inflammation imaging, nuclear certification

Speakers

Dr. Ronny Büchel
Prof. Antti Saraste
Dr. Christoph Rischpler
Dr. Mark Lubberink
Prof. Dr. Olivier Gheysens
Dr. Giorgio Treglia


 icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

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

Further information will follow soon


 icon_ruuicula_pur  Curricula Cardiovascular Track A

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 A1 (subject to modifications)

download Curriculum of Cardiovascular Track A2 (subject to modifications)


Cardiovascular Track B

Cardiovascular Track A and Track B are viewed as the go-to course for physicians planning to take the EANM/EACVI Certification exam in Nuclear Cardiology. Attendees will have the chance to be offered updates in the field, making the program an excellent refresher for nuclear cardiologists, cardiologists and residents. The course will offer:

  • Case-based clinical lecture format
  • Read with the Experts sessions
  • Mock exams
  • Opportunity for self-assessment

During the 3-day programme 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 will be offered. The program is organized in refresher sessions and clinical sessions on cross sectional anatomy, basic principles of radiopharmaceutical and equipment from SPECT and PET, imaging acquisition protocols, post-processing and imaging quantitation. Further, training on normalpatterns, physiological variants and pitfalls in the many different fields of nuclear cardiology will be provided.

In the second Track specific clinical setting will be discussed, including coronary heart disease diagnosis and management, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, endocarditis and CIED related infections.

The organization of each clinical session is based on short focused lectures providing a practical approach for the choice of the best imaging procedure to answer a specific clinician questions in each step of 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 challenge in the application of the concepts they learned. During hands-on sessions participants will experience reading and self-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.

It is suggested to follow both Cardio Tracks (A and B) in case you are planning to take the EANM/EACVI Certification exam in Nuclear Cardiology, which is designed to certify professional excellence, practical experience and knowledge in the field. The exam takes place on Saturday, October 13 in Düsseldorf, Germany (during EANM’18) and registration opens on June 18.

Further information can be found online at www.escardio.org

Target audience

Nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear cardiologists, cardiologists, residents

Educational Objectives

The aim of this course is to

  • refresh the basis of functional imaging of the heart
  • learn about the principles, protocols and instrumentations for SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging in cardiovascular disease
  • understand when to use which imaging method in CAD, HF, Sarcoidosis, Amyloidosis, Infectious Endocarditis and CIED Infections
  • learn how to acquire, post-process and interpret MPI and viability studies with SPECT/CT (including new dedicated systems) and PET/CT technologies
  • learn how to acquire, post-process and interpret PET/CT and WBC imaging in patients with CVS infection and inflammation
  • learn to recognize the most common source of artefacts and pitfalls
  • learn how to select the best imaging procedure to answer a specific clinician questions in each step of the clinical decision-making process
  • train yourself with reading and self-reporting sessions

Keywords

MPI, SPECT/CT, PET/CT, report, infection & inflammation imaging, nuclear certification

Speakers

Dr. Ronny Büchel
Prof. Antti Saraste
Dr. Christoph Rischpler
Dr. Mark Lubberink
Prof. Dr. Olivier Gheysens
Dr. Giorgio Treglia


 icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

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

Further information will follow soon


 icon_ruuicula_pur  Curricula Cardiovascular Track B

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 B1 (subject to modifications)

download Curriculum of Cardiovascular Track B2 (subject to modifications)


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 Serbian Track

Sami Issa
Tatjana Krkalovic
Dr. Strahinja Odalovic


 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  Curriculum Tech Track

Other than the other tracks of the School, this track will be held only once for 1,5 days (September 8-9) without repetition and in the local language (Serbian).

download Curriculum of Serbian Tech Track (subject to modifications)

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