2018 ESOR - Symposium on Imaging Hallmarks of Cancer

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2018 ESOR Symposium on Imaging Hallmarks of Cancer

In Partnership with the Champalimaud Foundation

October 18-19, 2018


Host Organiser: Celso Matos

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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

18:30 – 19:00 Interlude

Imaging marine animals - D. Parraga, Valencia/ES

Friday, October 19, 2018

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. Simões, 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

11:00-12:30 Radiomics

Chair: N. Papanikolaou, Lisbon/PT

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

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

Building an imaging biobank in the era of radiomics - E. Neri, Pisa/IT

12:30-13:30 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, Latina/NL

Prostate Cancer - J. Futterer, Nijmegen/NL

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 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

Lymphoma - M. Mayerhöfer, Vienna/AT

17:00-18:00 Oncologic imaging: future perspectives

Chair: L. Martí-Bonmatí, 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


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 participants 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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