International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 15th Annual Teaching Course

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The 15th annual course of our Society will focus on practically orientated education of cancer imaging through interactive teaching and the fostering of active learning. Multidisciplinary work practising state of the art and novel imaging techniques will be highlighted in cooperation with the British Nuclear Medicine Society.

Special plenary sessions give attention to the targeting of cancer treatment with developments in image guidance in surgical and radiotherapy treatment planning, in choice of chemotherapy and interventional image-guided therapy.

Keynote lectures highlight the use of ultrasound microbubbles as both a diagnostic as well as a theranostic tool and on the future directions of PET/MR.

Individual learning is emphasised by small group sessions, interactive workshops and computer based hands-on workshops fostering active participation.

A session entitled cases we would like to read again will present interesting oncologic cases reviewed with the benefit of hindsight. 

There will be scientific sessions, dedicated to proffered papers, presenting research in the field of imaging in oncology. There will also be a poster exhibition and the best overall paper and poster will be awarded a prize.

A special lecture will be given on Tuesday afternoon by one of the founding Fellows of the Society, Prof Rodney Reznek. As a reflection of holding our 15th meeting within the Clore Education Centre of the British Museum, his
lecture is entitled ‘Imaging the Ancients’ and will give an insight into the use of cross-sectional imaging in archaeology.

This course is designed for all radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and other specialists interested in the diagnosis and management of oncology.

The meeting will be held in the Clore Education Centre at the British Museum in central London, allowing the ideal combination of education and social interaction. The British Museum is in the heart of Bloomsbury, conveniently located within close proximity of central London’s tourist attractions.

The course party will be held on Tuesday 6th October at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London, just a short walk from the British Museum.

 

Course Highlights

2 Keynote lectures

  • Microbubbles: From cancer diagnosis to theranostics
  • MR/PET imaging: Future directions

5 Plenary sessions

  • Structured reporting and decision support
  • Targeting cancer with imaging
  • Image-guided interventional therapies
  • BNMS session
  • Imaging the Ancients

12 Interactive workshop sessions

  • Staging challenges: Is there metastatic disease?
  • Pancreas
  • Difficult abdominal masses
  • Lung cancer updates
  • Liver masses: Characterisation with contrast
  • PIRADS: new concepts
  • Benign lesions that mimic cancer
  • Survivorship: “ Imaging after…..”
  • Paediatric workshop
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Case-based essentials in neuro-oncology
  • Cases I would like to read again

6 Computer Hands-On Workshops

  • Multimodality breast cancer imaging
  • RECIST: practical and modified
  • Lung cancer staging
  • Hepatic lesions
  • Adnexal masses and ovarian cancer
  • Whole body MRI

4 Scientific Paper Sessions and Poster Exhibition
A prize for the best oral presentation and best poster will be awarded at the course party on Tuesday evening.

Course Party - Tuesday 6th October - Change of Venue

Join us to celebrate our 15th Anniversary in style! Thanks to the generous support from the Grand Connaught Rooms, we will be putting on the party of the year!

We hope you will join us on Tuesday 6th October for the opportunity to relax, network and have fun with friends and colleagues in the stunning Grand Hall at the Grand Connaught Rooms.

The Grand Connaught Rooms is one of London’s most impressive, stylish and opulent event venues. It is situated in the heart of Covent Garden under 10 minutes’ walk from the British Museum and the Russell Hotel.  

Purchase your ticket while registering for the course on the ICIS website. Each ticket costs a mere £45 which includes unlimited drinks reception, sit down 3 course buffet dinner, half a bottle of wine, teas & coffees as well as the fantastic  ‘Charterhouse Jazz Band’ consisting of 21 musicians and the fabulous party band ‘Dark Blues’. 

There will be a complimentary iconic London bus to take our guests from the Russell Hotel to the Grand Connaught Rooms as well as complimentary shuttles to take guests back to the Russell Hotel once the evening is coming to an end. We will also have the awarding of prizes to our best posters and presenters.

Dress to impress and bring your dancing shoes! This is an event that you won’t want to miss! 

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How to Register

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Reservations will only be confirmed on receipt of the fully completed registration form and full payment. A confirmation letter and further details will be issued on receipt of full payment.

Reservations are subject to availability and will be confirmed within one week from receipt of completed registration form and full payment.

Refunds

Refunds (minus an administration charge of £70) will only be made if written notification is received by 7th September 2015. Thereafter no refunds will be made.

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Accommodation

A range of local hotels are available through a booking agent (Zibrant). In order to make a reservation at one of these hotels, please click through to the dedicated micro site with live interactive map.   

This is an interactive map, showing live availability 24/7. You can review and select your own choice of preferred hotel.   Please note that you can zoom in and out to explore the prices across the whole of central London.

Please be aware that hotel prices fluctuate constantly and therefore may alter, dependant on when you book. If you would like assistance with your hotel booking please contact Patricia Jones, by e-mail, to patricia.jones@zibrant.com quoting the reference "ICIS Annual Teaching Course". Patricia will get back to you to discuss your hotel options.

Hotel Russell: Delegates can book via email Russell.reservations@principal-hayley.com or by telephone 02078376470  quoting the code ICIS2015 to benefit from the preferred rate of £159 +VAT.

For a slightly cheaper alternative to a central London hotel, please consider Airbnb

Finally, for information on getting around London please use the Transport for London website, which will suggest your quickest route using bus, underground or train. 

Travel

By Air

London has five major airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City Airport.  These all have excellent trains that bring you to the city centre.  

Hyperlinks to more information about travelling to central London:

Heathrow  https://www.heathrowexpress.com/

Gatwick  http://www.gatwickexpress.com/

Stansted  https://www.stanstedexpress.com

City Airport (using Docklands Light Railway)  http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Luton     http://www.london-luton.co.uk/en/content/2/1202/by-rail.html

By Train & Bus

The British Museum is conveniently located in the heart of Bloomsbury.  Local underground stations include Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road and Holborn.  Please consult the Transport for London website for more detailed information about travelling from London's major train stations to the museum.  

By Car

The closest NCP to the British Museum is NCP Shaftesbury which can be booked here

Please remember to pay the central London congestion zone charged at £11.50 per day.   

Things to Do in London

Please have a look at "visit London" for hundreds of ideas of what to see and do in London.

ICIS recommends:

London's free museums:

  • British Museum
  • National gallery
  • Natural History Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Tate Modern
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

A stroll in the many beautiful parks:

  • Hyde Park
  • Regent's Park
  • Richmond park
  • St James's Park
  • Hampstead Heath

Shopping:

From the well known Fortnum and Mason and Harrods to the London markets such as Borough, Camden Lock, Covent Garden, Old Spitalfields and Portobello markets amongst many others.

View London from the sky at the Shard and the London Eye.

CPD
Royal College of Radiologists: 6 points per day; 18 category 1 points in total.

 

CME
The International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting & 15th Annual Teaching Course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.

The 'International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting & 15th Annual Teaching Course ' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 17 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits 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.

Call for papers/posters

**Abstract Deadline Extended**
Submit by midnight on Tuesday 26th May!

The title should not exceed 15 words.  Please use authors’ initials and surnames only.  Qualifications should be omitted.  Do not include references, tables or figures.

You may choose among three different abstract types:
> Oral Scientific Presentation
> Poster Scientific Presentation
> Poster Educational Presentation

Oral Scientific Presentation
The abstract should be separated into “Aim”, “Methods”, “Results” and “Conclusion”. The abstract limit is 250 words.  Abstracts should not include promissory notes such as “We will provide additional data during our presentation.”  Authors of accepted oral presentations will be invited for a presentation within the Scientific Paper Sessions.  Presentation time will be approximately 8-10 minutes (depending on the final program). 

Poster Scientific Presentation
The abstract should be separated into “Aim”, “Methods”, “Results” and “Conclusion”. The abstract limit is 250 words.  Abstracts should not include promissory notes such as “We will provide additional data during our presentation.” 

Poster Educational Presentation
The abstract should be separated into “Learning Objectives”, “Content Organization”,  and  “Conclusion”. The abstract limit is 250 words. 

Abstracts selected for presentation will be published in the Proceedings of the 15th International Cancer Imaging, given to all delegates and faculty. A downloadable version of your submission will be made available to our membership on the members only area of our website. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified after Monday 22nd June 2015.

It will be obligatory for all scientific presenters to be members of ICIS at the time of presentation in London. The annual membership fee of £80 will be added to the scientific presenters’ fee at registration if current membership is not in place. Membership will run for one year from date of registration; all standard member benefits will apply.

Queries may be addressed to the ICIS Secretariat
Tel: +44 (0)20 7036 8805 or Email: admin@cancerimagingsociety.org.uk

Submission deadline: Friday 22nd May 2015

Meeting Sponsors

ICIS wish to thank the following companies supporting the International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 15th Annual Teaching Course:

Guerbet, Bracco, Mint Medical, Siemens, Philips, Nuada Medical Imaging

Guerbet
Bracco
Mint Medical
Siemens
Philips
Nuada Medical Imaging

Symposia

Satellite Symposia sponsored by Bracco

Monday, October 5th 13:30 – 14:00

Miles Kirchin, Bracco Imaging Spa, Milan, Italy

The final confirmatory evidence that relaxivity matters in contrast-enhanced MRI of brain tumors: results of the BENEFIT study.

Tuesday, October 6th 14:00 – 14:30

Luigi Solbiati, Hospital Circolo di Busto Arsizio, Italy

CEUS for monitoring liver cancer interventions

Wednesday, October 7th 13:45 – 14:15

Giovanni Morana, Hospital Ca’ Foncello, Treviso, Italy

Imaging of liver cancer: the role of hepatobiliary contrast agents

Hands - On Workshop sponsored by Mint Medical

The modern cancer staging report: pivot point for clinical decision making

Tuesday, October 6th 13.40-14.30

Thorsten Persigehl, University of Cologne, Germany

Satellite Symposia sponsored by Philips

Tuesday, October 6th 14:00 – 14:30

Peter Luijten, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

MRI for diagnosis and therapy guidance in Oncology

Satellite Symposia sponsored by Siemens

Monday, October 5th 13:30 – 14:00

Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Heidelberg, Germany

Quantitative oncological imaging in comprehensive cancer centers