Symposium on Imaging Hallmarks of Cancer

October 18-19, 2018; Lisbon/Portugal
Course information

The Symposium is designed for scientists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and other experts in cancer imaging interested in acquiring knowledge and sharing their expertise on cutting-edge methods to diagnose and manage cancer patients.

On the first day of the Symposium, delegates will have the unique opportunity to learn from Patrick Bossuyt a renowned scientist, and the professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. Professor Bossuyt will address the evidence-base for rational decision-making about the use of medical tests and testing strategies in health care.

The following day, an experienced multidisciplinary faculty will provide the delegates with a blend of novel experimental and clinical imaging methods used to diagnose cancer and improve cancer screening as well as to interrogate cancer biology and physiology. 

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Programme Thursday, October 18
17:00-17:30 Registration
17:30-17:50 Welcome and introduction

L. Beleza, Lisbon/PT
President of the Champalimaud Foundation

ESOR Representative

C. Matos, Lisbon/PT
Host organiser
18:00-18:30 Keynote lecture
Chair: C. Matos, Lisbon/PT

Changes in the evaluation of medical tests: from results to consequences
P. Bossuyt, Amsterdam/NL

Imaging marine animals

J.L. Crespo, Valencia/ES

Friday, October 19
09:00-10:30 Pre clinical MR imaging
Chair: C. Matos, Lisbon/PT

New strategies for probing malignancy and pre-metastatic niches at ultra-high field
N. Shemesh, Lisbon/PT

Mapping pre-metastatic niches using advanced DW MRI at ultra-high field
R. Simoes, Lisbon/PT

Mapping N-stages in colorectal cancer using multiexponential T2*
I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT

Mapping the pancreas in-vivo using spatially encoded MRI
S. Gonçalves, Lisbon/PT
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Chair: N. Papanikolaou, Lisbon/PT

Radiomics: what the radiologist needs to know
L. Fournier, Paris/FR

Radiomics: biological correclation and clinical challenges
E. Sala, Cambridge/UK

Building an imaging biobank in the era of radiomics
E. Neri, Pisa/IT
Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Imaging strategies for improving cancer screening
Chair: V. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR

Breast cancer
T. Helbich, Vienna/AT

Lung cancer
H.-U. Kauczor, Heidelberg/DE

Colon cancer
A. Laghi, Rome/IT

Prostate cancer
J. Futterer, Nijmegen/NL
Coffee break
Whole body MRI in clinical oncology: where are we now?
Chair: F. Caseiro Alves, Coimbra/PT

Metastatic bone disease
F. Lecouvet, Brussels/BE

Multiple myeloma
S. Punwani, London/UK

M. Mayerhöfer, Vienna/AT
Oncologic imaging: future perspectives
Chair: L. Marti-Bonmati, Valencia/ES

MR elastography to investigate cancer cell proliferation and metastases
R. Sinkus, London/UK

Mass spectrometry imaging for clinical research and cancer surgery
R. Heeren, Maastricht/NL
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