ESOI-EORTC Workshop 2022

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

October 26-28, 2022 | Bordeaux, France


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

Local Organiser

M. Kind, Bordeaux/FR

Course Venue

Hotel Mercure Bordeaux Centre Ville
5 Rue Robert Lateulade
33000 Bordeaux

Partner Society

On behalf of Prof. Laure Fournier, Dr. Melvin D’Anastasi and Dr. Michele Kind, we would like to cordially thank you for your participation in the ESOI-EORTC Workshop 2022. It was a pleasure meeting you again in person and we hope you enjoyed the course as well. The programme attracted 45 participants from all over the world. Please check out the ESOI website for further activities and educational events!

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 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.

    M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT; L. Fournier, Paris/FR; M. Kind, Bordeaux/FR
09:00-13:00   SESSION 1
  09:00 Lecture: RECIST criteria, the basics
    M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT
  09:30 Workstation familiarisation
    All faculty
10:30-11:00   Break
  11:00 Workshop: How to choose and measure target lesions
    M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT and G. Cappello, Turin/IT
  12:00 Workshop: RECIST: Basic training (including non-target and target lesions)
    L. Fournier, Paris/FR; M. Kind, Bordeaux/FR
13:00-14:00   Break
14:00-17:40   SESSION 2
  14:00 Lecture: RECIST criteria, critical issues
    D. Regge, Turin/IT
  14:30 Workshop: RECIST training challenging cases – I
    L. Fournier, Paris/FR; D. Regge, Turin/IT
15:30-16:00   Break
  16:00 Workshop: RECIST training challenging cases – II
    L. Fournier, Paris/FR; D. Regge, Turin/IT
  17:00 Lecture: Imaging in clinical trials
    L. Fournier, Paris/FR; M. Kind, Bordeaux/FR
  17:30 Q&A
    All faculty
17:40-17:45   CLOSING REMARKS
    M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT, L. Fournier, Paris/FR


09:00-12:30   SESSION 3
  09:00 Lecture: Evaluating response in lung cancer after focal therapy
    J. Palussiere, Bordeaux/FR
  09:30 Lecture: Beyond RECIST
    G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
10:00-10:30   Break
  10:30 Workshop: Beyond RECIST
    G. Zamboni, Verona/IT; F. Mambrin, Verona/IT
  12:00 Lecture: PET imaging for response evaluation
    E. Lopci, Milan/IT (EORTC Imaging Group)
12:30-13:30   Break
13:30-17:30   SESSION 4
  13:30 Lecture & Workshop: Assessing response in lymphoma
    C. Cyran, Munich/DE; J. Ruebenthaler, Munich/DE
  15:00 Lecture: iRECIST
    L. Fournier, Paris/FR
15:30-16:00   Break
  16:00 Workshop: iRECIST
    C. Cyran, Munich/DE; L. Fournier, Paris/FR
17:30-17:35   CLOSING REMARKS
    M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT, L. Fournier, Paris/FR


09:00-12:55   SESSION 5
  09:00 Lecture: Assessment of bone lesions: Pearls and pitfalls
    F. Lecouvet, Brussels/BE (EORTC)
  09:45 Lecture: Side effects of systemic therapy
    D. Regge, Turin/IT
  10:15 New Horizons Lecture: Can radiomics contribute to tumor response biomarker discovery?
    A. Crombé, Bordeaux/FR
10:45-11:15   Break
  11:15 RECIST qualification – GROUP1 ONLINE / GROUP2 WRITTEN
    M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT, L. Fournier, Paris/FR
  12:10 RECIST qualification – GROUP2 ONLINE / GROUP1 WRITTEN
    M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT; L. Fournier, Paris/FR
12:55-13:00   CLOSING REMARKS
    M. D’Anastasi, Msida/MT, L. Fournier, Paris/FR

How can I register for the workshop?
1. This workshop is exclusively offered to imagers (radiologists and nuclear medicine specialists).
2. Kindly note that only fully vaccinated persons are allowed to attend this workshop.

2 regular places & 9 observer places are available. If you are interested, please send an email to the ESOI Office (
The terms & conditions are available for download here.

How much is the registration fee?
Regular Fee Non Member: 980,00 EUR
Regular Fee ESOI/EORTC Member: 680,00 EUR

CME certificate
The ESOI-EORTC Workshop 2022, Bordeaux, France, 26/10/2022-28/10/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 15 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA
Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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.

We thank our industry partners 2022 for their valuable support!


ESOI reserves the right to cancel/modify/postpone, etc. the ESOI/EORTC workshop, if the Covid-19 pandemic and/or french regulations will not allow a face-to-face event.