Level 2: School

ESMIT Autumn School 2019

September 20-22, 2019
School of Public Health „Andrija Štampar“
Zagreb, Croatia

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


icon_question_pur How to travel to Zagreb

Exact Address: School of Public Health „Andrija Štampar“, Johna Davidsona Rockfellera 4, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

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

Zagreb Airport

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

www.rome2rio.com

Here you can find a selection of Hotels in Zagreb:

Hotels in Zagreb


icon_question_pur How to register

Each track will allow a maximum of 30 participants. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, however, EANM members will be given relative priority.

Online Registration

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If you have any questions, please contact us: esmit@eanm.org


icon_ticket_pur Registration fees

Flat rate € 250. + VAT for 2 Tracks

Registration fee includes:

  • Electronic course programme book including all slides
  • Coffee & Lunch breaks on each School day
  • Preparatory E-teachings will be launched by July 19th.

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.

Paediatric Oncology Track

Overview with Special Focus on Hodgkin Lymphoma

This track is a repetition from Spring School 2018 in Ghent, Belgium.

The first two sessions of this course are intended to present an overview of the most common paediatric cancer types and to repeat, extend and deepen the knowledge gained from ESMIT Course Level I. The new studying technique being applied during these two sessions will be a group puzzle so that everyone will be actively involved.

Session III will focus on pitfalls and artifacts that can occur in nuclear medicine imaging techniques when performed in children and adolescents. This session will especially underline the importance of multimodality imaging.

In the 4th session different imaging protocols (including different tracers) will be introduced and discussed.

A special focus is thereby put on patient preparation which is crucial, especially in children.

Sessions V to VIII will provide special and profound knowledge on Hodgkin Lymphoma. Since paediatric cancer types are relatively rare we found it useful to demonstrate – based on the EuroNet study group – how multicentre trials can be organized and how important it is to work together in order to gain enough and sufficient data to reliably answer clinical questions. The other sessions are organized to cover initial staging and response assessment as well as future applications of F18-FDG-PET in Hodgkin Lymphoma.

All eight sessions are a potpourri of lectures, interesting interactive case-readings and hands-on sessions.

Educational Objectives

Each participant will gain and consolidate basic knowledge on the most common paediatric cancer types (lymphoma, neuroblastoma, sarcoma, thyroid cancer and brain tumours) and the most common imaging protocols with tips for patient preparation. In addition, profound expert knowledge will be provided on Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Target Audience

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

 

Speakers:

Lars Kurch

Regine Kluge

Arnoldo Piccardo (download CV)


icon_suggestedreadings_pur Preparatory eTeachings (mandatory):

Online material that needs to be viewed before attending this specific track:

 


icon_suggestedreadings_pur Suggested Readings:

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

Pitfalls & Artefacts Track Session 4 – EANM’17: Paediatrics: Pitfalls and Artefacts – FDG-PET Imaging in Children (Lecture 1: Patient preparation and Technical Artefacts & Lecture 2: Clinical Pitfalls)
CME 9 Session – EANM’17: Paediatrics/Inflammation & Infection: FDG PET in Paediatric Infections (Lecture 1: FDG PET in the Evaluation of Lymphadenopathy in Children)
CME 11 Session – EANM’17: Paediatrics/Oncology/SIOPEN: SSR Imaging and Therapy in Children (Lecture 1: The Importance of miBG in the International Neuroblastoma Community. Perspectives from SIOPEN Collab; Lecture 2: Somatostatin Receptor Imaging in Paediatric Tumours)
CME 1 Session – EANM’16: Paediatrics/Oncology/ELI: PET in Lymphoma: What are the New Fields in Adult and Paediatric Practice? (all three lectures)
CME 10 Session – EANM’14: Paediatrics & Oncology: Therapy Response Monitoring in Paediatric Oncology (all three lectures)

 

icon_ruuicula_purPapers

  • Vini L et al: Prognosis for fertility and ovarian function after treatment with radioiodine for thyroid cancer, Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2002;78:92-93
  • Francis GL et al: Management guidelines for children with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer, Thyroid. 2015;25:716-759
  • Handkiewicz-Junak D et al: Recombinant human thyrotropin preparation for adjuvant radioiodine treatment in children and adolescents with differentiated thyroid cancer, European Journal of Endocrinology. 2015;173:873-881
  • Padma s et al: PET/CT in paediatric malignancies – An update, Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. 2016;37:131-140
  • Kiratli P Ö et al: Nuclear Medicine in Pediatric and Adolescents Tumors, Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. 2016;46:308-323
  • Harrison JD et al: The role of F18-FDG-PET/CT in Pediatric Sarcoma, Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. 2017;47:229-241
  • Pfluger T et al: Neuroblastoma: MIBG Imaging and New Tracers, Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. 2017;47:143-157
  • Kluge R et al: Current role of FDG-PET in Pediatric Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. 2017;47:242-257

icon_ruuicula_purTextbooks

  • Mansi L et al: Clinical Nuclear Medicine in Pediatrics, ISBN: 978-3-319-21370-5

 icon_ruuicula_pur  Curricula Paediatric 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 Paediatric Oncology Track 1

download Curriculum of Paediatric Oncology Track 2


Radiation Treatment Planning Track

This track is the result of a joint collaboration between the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) and the Oncology Committee of the European Society of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).
The objective of this one-and-a-half days track is to teach and consolidate the knowledge of the attendees on the technical requirements and target definitions in radiotherapy, as well as the application of PET/CT for radiotherapy planning in different types of cancers like lung cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer and brain tumours.
Learning will be imparted by the presentation of various video presentations specially designed to cover these topics. Following the theoretical lectures, participants will be able to put to practice what has been learnt on various clinical cases and during interactive case reading. Facilitators will be hand-to-hand with the participants to solve any doubts and incite discussion on relevant and interesting subjects.

Educational Objectives

  • To teach and consolidate the knowledge of the attendees on the technical requirements and target definitions in radiotherapy, as well as the application of PET/CT for radiotherapy planning in different types of cancers like lung cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer and brain tumours.

Target Audience

  • All Nuclear Medicine Physicians (specialist or in training) interested in broadening or consolidating their knowledge on the use of PET/CT for Radiotherapy planning
  • Radiation Oncologists

Speakers

Wouter Vogel – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek ziekenhuis (NKI-AvL) – Amsterdam, Netherlands (download CV)
Olivier Oehlke – University Medical Center Freiburg – Freiburg, Germany (download CV)
Maria Picchio – IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute – Milan, Italy (download CV)


icon_suggestedreadings_pur Preparatory eTeachings (mandatory):

Online material that needs to be viewed before attending this specific track:


 icon_ruuicula_pur  Curricula Radiation Treatment Planning 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 Radiation Treatment Planning Track 1

download Curriculum of Radiation Treatment Planning Track 2

 


Cardiovascular Tracks (basic + advanced)

This Track is provided by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) in collaboration with the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).

Cardiovascular Track is 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 normal patterns, 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 the Cardio Track 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. This Exam is provided by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) in collaboration with the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). 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 track 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

Mark Lubberink
Carmela Nappi (download CV)
Eliana Reyes-Torres
Paola Anna Erba

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icon_suggestedreadings_pur Preparatory eTeachings (mandatory):

Online material that needs to be viewed before attending this specific track:


 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

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