Oncologic Imaging Course 2020

Understanding the value of oncologic imaging

June 24-27, 2020 | Dubrovnik, Croatia 

Organising Committee

R. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL 
Ch. Herold, Vienna/AT 
H. Hricak, New York/US 
A. Laghi, Rome/IT 
M. F. Reiser, Munich/DE 
H.P. Schlemmer, Heidelberg/DE

Programme Committee

M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT 
M. Mayerhoefer, Vienna/AT 
H.P. Schlemmer, Heidelberg/DE

Course Venue

Hotel Excelsior
Frana Supila 12
20000 Dubrovnik

What can I expect from the course?

The Oncologic Imaging Course (OIC), established in 2011, is an annual oncologic imaging course jointly organised by the European Society of Oncologic Imaging, the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Department of Radiology at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image­Guided Therapy at the Medical University of Vienna.

OIC welcomes the most qualified faculty who comprise of internationally renowned speakers.These experts share their expertise with the participants who are also invited to actively contribute to the sessions with their experience and advice.

Those involved in the field of oncologic imaging are experiencing a time of increasing pressure, stress and change. The demand for efficiency and effectiveness in all oncologic imaging matters is constantly growing. OIC addresses current challenges and provides a forum for education and the exchange of ideas and concepts. The course furthermore deals with supportive methods and techniques so the delegates will leave with new ideas for their day-to-day practice. OIC involves lectures, workshops, interactive case discussions and panel discussions.

What can I learn during the course?

– To provide up-to-date reviews on the use of imaging to detect, characterise and stage common tumours.
– To illustrate the various newer systems for imaging response assessment in use today.
– To emphasise the basic principles of interpreting and reporting oncologic imaging examinations.
– To provide an extended, in-depth review of best practices in breast imaging.
– To present hot topics and emerging applications.
– To utilise interactive teaching and problem-solving case presentations.
– To employ workshops to allow additional interaction with the faculty.

What is the expected outcome of the course?

The course will improve radiologists’ confidence in interpreting oncologic images through interactive teaching and problem-solving case presentations.

These updates are expected to
– increase the learner’s specific knowledge of standard and newer issues in oncologic imaging
– result in greater confidence of the learner when applying that knowledge
– improve the learner’s skills and help when interpreting radiology studies and clinical situations.

Who should attend this course?

The target audience includes diagnostic radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, medical oncologists, oncologic surgeons and radiation oncologists – all of whom heavily rely upon diagnostic imaging in their management of cancer patients. Attendees ranging from residents to more senior ones will benefit from learning and/or refreshing their knowledge base in oncologic imaging – of interest and importance to doctors of all levels.

What deadlines do I have to keep in mind for the abstract submission?

March 25, 2020:  Abstract(s) submission deadline
April 17, 2020:     Decision notification
May 06, 2020:      Registration deadline

Please find more information about the abstract submission below the programme.

Will I receive credits for attending this course?

An application for European CME credits (ECMEC®) will be submitted to the EACCME®.

Please note:
Due to UEMS regulations, attendees can only claim CME credits for sessions that have actually been attended during the event. Attendees will need to evaluate each attended session for which they would like to receive and claime the credits.

Confirmation of attendance
Each participant who picked up their name badge will receive a confirmation of attendance.

How much is it to register for this course?

  Early fees
(until May 13, 2020)
Late fees
(until June 19, 2020)
Non Member 575,00 € 675,00 €
ESOI Member (Full / Allied Sciences) 450,00 € 550,00 €
Non Member reduced (resident in training, under 36) 265,00 € 365,00 €
ESOI Member reduced (resident in training, under 36) 190,00 € 290,00 €

What is included in the registration fee?
– Access to all lectures
– Participation in the workshops of your choice
– Certificate of attendance (incl. CME credits)
– Syllabus containing all lectures slides (will be provided AFTER the course)
– Coffee breaks

Lunch can be added at an extra cost of 95,00 € for three days.

How can I register for the course?

Please submit your online registration by completing the necessary online form: OIC 2020 Registration

The terms & conditions of registration for the Oncologic Imaging Course can be downloaded/viewed here:
OIC Terms & Conditions

Preliminary Programme

Kindly note that the below programme is subject to possible modifications and will be updated here accordingly.


Scientific Session

13:30-13:40 Welcome and introduction
13:40-13:50 Keynote lecture
Pearls and pitfalls of hybrid imaging


Abstract presentations
Six 7-minute presentations
14:35-14:50 Discussion


Invited lecture
Women in radiology: Overcoming the hurdles

Abstract presentations
Six 7-minute presentations
15:45-16:00 Discussion


Coffee break
16:30-18:00 Meet the Professors

Principles of Oncologic Imaging and Reporting

How to make your reports user-friendly, and what to avoid
08:50-09:10 Common errors in oncologic imaging
09:10-09:30 RECIST : Case-based


New horizon lecture
Oncologic imaging 2020 and beyond: Pearls and pitfalls 


Coffee break

Neuro + Head and Neck Oncology: It’s all about Anatomy!

Paediatric brain tumours
10:40-11:00 Tumours of the oral cavity and oropharynx
Tumours of the larynx
11:20-11:40 Added value of PET-CT in staging and response assessment of H&N tumours
11:40-12:00 Discussion


Lunch break

Thoracic Oncology

13:30-13:50 Lung cancer screening: Update
13:50-14:10 I find a nodule – what do I do?
14:10-14:30 Mediastinal masses: Coming up with a differential diagnosis
14:30-14:50 Discussion


Coffee break

Artificial Intelligence: Plenary Discussion



Artificial intelligence: Overstated hype or a truly revolutionising tool?



Hepatobiliary Oncology

15:40-16:00 Reporting liver lesions – what the surgeon or interventional radiologist must know
16:00-16:20 Pancreatic carcinoma: State of the art imaging
16:20-16:40 Pancreas: Interactive training
16:40-17:00 Discussion
ESOI General Assembly
Open to ESOI Members only



MSK Oncology

08:30-08:50 Focal bone lesions and cancer mimics
08:50-09:10 Bone marrow malignancies: How to assess with imaging
09:10-09:30 Sarcoma – mastering the challenge
Interactive cases


Coffee break


10:30-10:50 Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: Imaging and staging
10:50-11:10 Rectal cancer: The radiological perspective
11:10-11:25 Rectal cancer: The surgical perspective
11:25-12:00 Interactive cases

Best Presentations

12:00-12:20 Best oral presentations + best posters


Lunch break

Women’s Imaging: Breast

13:30-13:50 Value-based breast imaging
13:50-14:10 Tomosynthesis and contrast-enhanced mammography: A new state-of-the-art?
14:10-14:30 MRI: Abbreviated vs full-protocol – which is the way to go?
14:30-14:40 Break
14:40-15:00 Clinical implementation of DWI of the breast
15:00-15:20 Only B-mode ultrasound or more?
15:20-15:40 The treated breast
15:40-16:00 Discussion


Coffee break

Women’s Imaging: GYN

16:20-16:40 Cervical cancer: Role of MRI in treatment planning
16:40-17:00 Characterisation of ovarian lesions with MRI – case-based


17:00-18:30 Breast imaging: Challenging cases 1
Interactive case reviews
Breast imaging: Challenging cases 2
Interactive case reviews
Hands-on workshop
(limited to a small group of participants)


08:30-08:50 Management of high risk prostate cancer
08:50-09:10 Prostate mpMRI: Clinical implementation according to PIRADS v2.1 and future developments
09:10-09:30 MR Imaging the treated prostate
09:30-09:50 Interactive case discussion
09:50-10:10 Discussion


Coffee break

Technical Developments in CT and MRI and their clinical Application

10:40-11:00 Dose reduction in CT: Practical tips
11:00-11:20 Photon-counting CT – next generation CT?
11:20:11:40 Diffusion weighted imaging – how to make the best use
11:40-12:00 Discussion


Lunch break


Liver and pancreas
Interactive case reviews
13:30-14:30 Head and neck
Interactive case reviews
Prostate cancer
Interactive case reviews


Coffee break



** 15:00-16:30


Clinical structured reporting Gynaecological MRI
Interactive case reviews
** Response patterns and pitfalls associated with immune therapy
Interactive case reviews

Abstract Submission

We invite you to submit your abstract(s) and take part in the scientific programme on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the annual Oncologic Imaging Course.

Important Dates

March 25, 2020:   Abstract(s) submission deadline
April 17, 2020:      Decision notification
May 06, 2020:       Registration deadline

Oral Presentations

Submissions are sought for oral presentations on any topic related to “Oncologic Imaging”.

Oral presentations must be given during the Scientific Session on June 24, between 13:30 and 16:30. It is not possible to change the date, time or type of presentation.

If an abstract is unsuccessful for oral presentation, it might be considered for poster presentation.


Poster Presentations

Submissions are sought for poster presentations on any topic related to “Oncologic Imaging”.

Presenters of poster abstracts are responsible for printing their posters in A1 size and bringing them to the course.


– Purpose/Objectives
– Methods/Materials
– Results
– Conclusion and clinical relevance
– Authors

No pictures/tables allowed.



Document type: Word file
Font, size: Arial, 11 pt
Language: English
Title limit: 180 characters with spaces
Body limit: 400 words

Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar.

Institution names should not be included in the title or body of the abstract in order to keep the review process blind, fair and objective.


Conflicts / financial interest

Potential conflicts with commercial interest for the first author and all co-authors must be disclosed at the time of submission.
The submitting/presenting author of an abstract must NOT have a financial interest in the scientific content in the abstract. If a conflict of interest exists, the abstract must be submitted and presented by a co-author with no relevant financial relationship or any commercial interest.

How to submit

Abstracts are to be sent to the ESOI Office via email (office@esoi-society.org) and have to be accompanied by the completed submission form (download here: OIC 2020 Abstract Submission Form).

Each author can submit as many abstracts as they wish.


What to keep in mind

Any abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Abstracts which do not correspond with the requirements as outlined under section “Format & Structure” might be rejected.


All abstracts will be reviewed and scored by a panel of experts. The reviewers will determine which abstracts are accepted and best suited for oral presentation or poster presentation.
High scoring abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the scientific session on June 24, 2020. There will be twelve 7-minute presentation slots within the programme.
If an abstract is unsuccessful for oral presentation it might be considered for poster presentation.



Authors will be notified of the result by email no later than April 17, 2020.
Presenters must register for the course by May 13, 2020 at the latest.

EACR-ESOI Conference 2020

Imaging Cancer: Gaining insights from cells to organisms

September 7-9, 2020 | Berlin, Germany

Scientific Programme Committee

E. Sahai, London/UK (EACR Co-Chair)
H.P. Schlemmer, Heidelberg/DE (ESOI Co-Chair)
S. Bohndiek, London/UK (EACR)
D. Regge, Turin/IT (ESOI)

Course Venue

Harnack House
Ihnestr. 16-20
14195 Berlin

What can I expect from this conference?

This new conference is organised by the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) and the European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI).

Our ability to understand and treat cancer is critically dependent upon imaging. This meeting will bring together imaging experts in both clinical and basic research arenas to present their latest research and discuss how to integrate understanding across length scales, imaging modalities, and cancer types.

Improved clinical imaging has the power to transform the detection and biologic characterisation of early lesions and the identification of those patients with more advanced disease for tailoring and monitoring personalised therapies. Further, the development of new therapies depends on improved understanding of cancer biology; small animal imaging and imaging tumours with cellular and sub-cellular resolution can elucidate heterogeneity in cancer cell state and interactions with stromal cells, which provide new opportunities for therapeutic intervention.

Which topics will be covered?

– Visualizing early cancer in the tissue context
– Revealing cancer heterogeneity across scales
– Evaluating the extent and spread of disease
– Predicting and monitoring response to treatment

Who should attend this course?

This conference is aimed at clinical and experimental cancer researchers working with, or interested in, the broad range of imaging modalities including US and photoacoustic, CT and micro CT, MRI, PET/CT and PET/MR hybrid imaging, as well as optical techniques. Data analysts dealing with imaging data science using deep learning/machine learning, are also explicitly encouraged to attend.

What can I expect from the programme of this conference?

Please visit the EACR conference website for an updated programme as well as information about the speakers.


How can I submit an abstract for this conference?

Please find detailed information about the abstract submission on the EACR website: Abstract Submission

Are there any possibilities for support?

Yes, there are!
ESOI is pleased to award up to five bursaries to assist early-career members to attend the conference and present their work as an oral or poster presentation. Each ESOI Meeting Bursary includes a free registration and funds of up to €500 to support travel and accommodation costs.

You can apply if you are a current ESOI member below the age of 40 and once you have submitted an abstract.
(We may make exceptions for researchers who have had a professional break, such as illness or parental leave.)

Please visit the EACR website to find out more about the application process: Meeting Bursaries

How can I register for this conference?

Registration is handled by the EACR Office. Please visit the EACR conference website for further details.


Do you have any questions?

Please visit the EACR conference website to check further details and/or to get in contact!


ESOI/EORTC Workshop 2020

Imaging in assessing response to cancer therapy – a hands-on course

November 4-6, 2020 | Bordeaux, France


M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT
L. Fournier, Paris/FR

Local Organiser

M. Kind, Bordeaux/FR

Partner Society

What can I expect from the workshop?

The ESOI/EORTC workshop is an interactive hands-on course aimed at practising radiologists and radiology residents, focusing on the criteria-based assessment of tumour response to treatment. The course consists of a number of lectures explaining the principles of imaging-based tumour response assessment and several hands-on interactive training workshops using specialised software with common and rare cancer cases encountered in the clinical routine or within clinical trials.

What can I learn during this workshop?

– To review the most common imaging criteria for assessment of treatment response
– To review the principles of structured oncologic reporting and the requirements for clinically relevant oncological reports from an oncologist’s perspective
– To achieve hands-on experience in choosing and measuring lesions, assessing tumour response to therapy and avoiding potential pitfalls
– To gain knowledge relevant to radiologists about clinical trials and trial methodology

What can I expect from the programme of the workshop?

Please note that the detailed programme of the 2.5 day workshop will be published in due time!

What is the RECIST qualification?

Participants will have the unique opportunity to sit for a qualification test on using RECIST 1.1 at the end of the workshop. Successful participants* will receive a RECIST qualification certificate from the ESOI and EORTC. Qualified imaging physicians will then have the option to become independent imaging reviewers for future EORTC studies.

*RECIST qualification certificates can only be delivered to imaging physicians (radiologists or nuclear medicine physicians) who successfully completed the test at the end of the course.

Certificates of attendance will be delivered to all participants.

Will I receive credits for attending the workshop?

An application for European CME credits (ECMEC®) will be submitted to the EACCME®.

How can I register for the workshop?

Registration to the workshop will open in May 2020. Please check back for further information or contact the ESOI Office to request pre-registration and save your place.

How much is the registration fee?

We offer reduced fees for ESOI members as well as members in training below the age of 36.
The registration fees will be announced shortly, so please check back later for more information!

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