ASKLEPIOS Course on Body Imaging Biomarkers

December 12-13, 2016; Valencia/Spain
This course aims to familiarise fourth and fifth year radiology residents and board-certified radiologists with cutting-edge clinical imaging technology. The two-day course addresses the definition and development of biomarkers, the multivariant and multiparametric analysis of biomarkers and measurement and biasis in imaging biomarkers. Moreover, it will cover the state of the art of imaging biomarkers in different regions of the human body such as in neurological disease, breast tumours, in diffuse liver disease, the pancreas, in femals pelvic disease, prostate cancer and in the musculoskeletal system. A unique group of European faculty members, well-known for their experience in novel imaging biomarkers, will offer top quality didactic lectures followed by clinical impact discussions in small groups.

Learning objectives

  • to understand different imaging biomarkers as spatially and temporally resolved surrogate indicators, representing virtual biopsies in the different body areas
  • to describe the imaging biomarkers information related to some individual patients’ biological situation, clinical problems and treatment effects
  • to evaluate the correlation and specificity between subrogated imaging biomarkers and the different underlying processes

       Learning objectives by topic

Monday, December 12
12:45-13:00 Welcome and introduction
  General concepts
13:00-13:30    Concept and development of imaging biomarkers
L. Marti-Bonmati, Valencia/ES
13:30-14:00 Accuracy, precision and measurement validation
A. Alberich-Bayarri, Valencia/ES
Reproducibility and repeatability
D.J. Lomas, Cambridge/UK
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:30 Tumour hallmarks and diffusion-weighted biomarkers
C. Matos, Lisbon/PT
15:30-16:00 Tumour hallmarks and perfusion-weighted biomarkers
V. Goh, London/UK
16:00-16:30 Tumour hallmarks and PET/CT biomarkers
E. Rummeny, Munich/DE
16:30-18:45 Workshops
C. Matos, V. Goh, E. Rummeny
Closing remarks
Tuesday, December 13
08:00-08:30    Liver fat and iron biomarkers
M. França Oliveira, Maia/PT
08:30-09:00 Liver inflammation and fibrosis biomarkers
B. Van Beers, Clichy/FR
Liver elastrography biomarkers
D.J. Lomas, Cambridge/UK
09:30-10:00 Coffee break
10:00-12:15 Workshops
M. França Oliveira, B. Van Beers, D.J. Lomas
12:15-13:15 Lunch break
  Lung and MSK
13:15-13:45 Lung parenchyma biomarkers
J. Dinkel, Munich/DE
13:45-14:15 Cartilage integrity biomarkers
S. Trattnig, Vienna/AT
14:15-14:45 Bone quality biomarkers
K. Verstraete, Gent/BE
Coffee break
15:15-17:30 Workshops
J. Dinkel, S. Trattnig, K. Verstraete  
  General concepts
Future imaging biomarkers: EIBALL's perspective
S. Trattnig, Vienna/AT
Closing remarks and certificate of attendance
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About ESOR

... an established and growing institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education.

                     Anastas Doreski, Skopje/MK

            Enrique F. Garces-Inigo, Albacete/ES

         Bruno Hochhegger, Porto Alegre/BR

            Saulius Rutkauskas, Kaunas/LT
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