EUSOBI Breast Imaging Reseach Course:
From basics to changing practice

MARCH 19, 2024

Dear colleagues,

The EUSOBI is delighted to announce its first course on breast imaging research which will be held one day prior to the European Breast Cancer Conference in the sparkling city of Milan.

The course aims to provide beginner and intermediate level researchers in the field of breast imaging, regardless of their background, with sufficient knowledge to advance their careers and help to optimize breast cancer care. However, also more experienced researchers will benefit from the in-depth discussions we expect during the course.

Looking very much forward to seeing you in Milan,

Ritse M. Mann, Katja Pinker-Domenig, Francesco Sardanelli
Course Directors


Course description

Imaging has gained a critical role in all forms of breast related research. This spans the entire process from technology development to validation and clinical implementation, and the entire medical chain from risk prediction and screening to therapy monitoring and follow-up.

For a successful imaging research project, multiple steps are needed: selecting a research topic related to a real clinical need; acquisition of funding; choosing the right study design; definition of endpoints/outcomes measures; appropriate sample size and statistical analysis planning; respecting rules of good clinical and scientific practice; complete and efficient data collection; correct data analysis and interpretation; and publication of results. A multidisciplinary approach and the involvement of all stakeholders such as colleagues, governance, payers, and patients’ advocacy are a relevant issue, starting from the research conception and design phase.

Educational outcome

This course will address and discuss the various steps necessary for the successful conduction of imaging research from the perspective of different partners. The course aims:

  • to provide handholds for starting breast imaging related research projects
  • to discuss what is needed to proceed from getting started to getting published
  • to highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary approach
  • to enable implementation of research and results in practice
Course directors

Dr. Ritse M. Mann
Prof. Katja Pinker-Domenig
Prof. Francesco Sardanelli

Upcoming Course

MARCH 19, 2024

Course programme

The preliminary course programme is available for PDF download below.
Kindly note, the programme may still be subject to minor change.

Course venue

I.R.C.C.S. Ospedale Galeazzi – Sant’Abrogio
Via Cristina Belgioioso 173
20157 Milan

Hotel accommodation

Please find below a list of hotels in close proximity to the course venue. The distance by taxi is mentioned for each hotel.


The European Breast Cancer Conference was set up to provide a platform for breast cancer specialists and patients to discuss the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer care. Join EBCC-14 right after the EUSOBI Breast Imaging Research Course!

Find more information about EBCC-14 in Milan here:

Travel grant

We would especially like to encourage YOU – as a member of our society – to attend our new course!
Therefore EUSOBI offers 3 travel grants of up to € 800 each, as well as free course registration. If you like to apply for this support programme, please send us your CV and motivation letter. The motivation letter should include answers to:

  • Why do YOU want to attend the EUSOBI Breast Imaging Research Course 2024?
  • Why should we select YOU for this grant?

Please note:
– The applicant must be EUSOBI member in good standing.
– Grant application is also open to members who already registered.

Deadline for grant application is Monday, February 19, 2024.
Send your application to


The registration for the EUSOBI Breast Imaging Research Course 2024 is open.
Registration is available in the EUSOBI ePortal ( Please login with your personal details or create a new account. Subscription is possible in the tab “Course registration”.

Registration fees
DEADLINES EARLY (until Feb 19)
LATE (from Feb 20 onwards)
Regular registration – EUSOBI Member*
€ 180.00 € 230.00
Regular registration – Non Member € 210.00 € 260.00
Resident registration**
€ 150.00 € 200.00

* Reduced member registration is available to all EUSOBI Members in good standing.
** Reduced resident registration is offered to residents (young radiologists in training). The age limit for a registration as a resident is set at 35 years (incl. the age of 35). Residents have to email a proof signed by their head of department, confirming their status as such within 5 working days after online registration. In case this confirmation is not received, the registration fee will be automatically adjusted to a regular fee.


  • admittance to all lectures
  • coffee & lunch breaks
  • certificate of attendance
Course limit

The EUSOBI Breast Imaging Research Course 2024 is limited to 90 participants. Kindly note that some waiting list places are offered by emailing to In case of any cancellations, only people from the waiting list could get the chance for a course place. Unpaid registrations may not be considered as finalised and places will be given to other interested participants.


In case of cancellation more than 30 days prior to the course, the registration fee will be refunded minus a cancellation handling fee of EUR 50,00 (refunds are processed after the course). A cancellation less than 30 days prior to the course will not result in a refund. Name changes are not possible and will be treated like the cancellation of the registration and a new registration of the other participant. All cancellations have to be done in writing and sent to the EUSOBI Office (

Please note that no online nor on-demand access will be offered for this course


CME info

The EUSOBI Breast Imaging Research Course: From basics to changing practice, Milan, Italy 19/03/2024 – 19/03/2024, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 6.5 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.

Diamond Sponsor

This Educational Course is supported by...

…an unrestricted educational grant from Bayer.


For any questions, please contact:

Phone: +43 1 533 40 64 912