EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

September 28-30, 2023
Valencia, Spain

Dear breast imaging specialist,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to our Annual Scientific Meeting, which will take place in Valencia, Spain, from September 28 to 30, 2023. As in the past years, our meeting will be preceded by our special EUSOBI Training Course as well as an EYC Workshop.

This year’s meeting is organised in collaboration with the Spanish Society of Breast Imaging, SEDIM, with active participation of Spanish professionals.

We are highly appreciative of all the positive feedback we received from participants of previous meetings, and are hoping to again break a new record at this year’s meeting. While we aim for an high in-person attendance with the advantage of enjoying both, the scientific and social sides of EUSOBI, we are also planning to broadcast our main programme live in order to reach those who cannot travel to Valencia.

The highlights of this year’s Valencia meeting will feature:
– Updates of the BI-RADS lexicon
– Sessions on Screening, Staging and B3 lesions
– Hot topics in breast oncology
– Staying happy as a breast radiologist
– Advanced imaging techniques to characterize breast lesions
– Artificial Intelligence
– a MDT session on unusual cases and missed opportunities

We are proud to present a distinguished keynote speaker: Dr. Javier Cortes from Spain who will give us an overview of the future of oncology.

In our effort to extend bonds with other societies around the world, this year EUSOBI will meet the Colombian breast radiologists.

Young radiologists are indispensable now and in the future, and in this sense, we are happy to again announce the EUSOBI Young Club Workshop, which will be organised on Thursday, September 28, in the morning. Young radiologists can interact with and ask the experts about different professional issues.

Finally, we would like to invite you to our prestigious evening event in one of the most spectacular locations of Valencia: the Hemisfèric in the City of Arts and Sciences. Enjoy a superb dinner followed by enchanting dance music. Join us on Friday, September 29, and experience an unforgettable evening in Valencia.

We look forward to seeing you in Valencia!

Dr. Julia Camps Herrero
Local Congress Organiser

Prof. Ruud M. Pijnappel
EUSOBI President

Dr. Ritse M. Mann, Dr. Alexandra Athanasiou, Dr. Pascal Baltzer, Prof. Fiona J. Gilbert, Dr. Fleur Kilburn-Toppin, Prof. Christiane Kuhl, Dr. Maria Adele Marino, Prof. Katja Pinker-Domenig
Programme Planning Committee

About Valencia

Valencia is a vibrant city on the east coast of Spain that has a lot to offer. Firstly, the city boasts a world-class conference center with state-of-the-art facilities, making it an ideal location for any kind of business event. In addition to this, Valencia is famous for its beautiful architecture, including the iconic City of Arts and Sciences, which is home to an opera house, an IMAX cinema, and a science museum. The city also has a rich cultural heritage and visitors can explore historic sites such as the Valencia Cathedral or “La Lonja” (the Silk Exchange), both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Foodies will love Valencia’s famous cuisine, including delicious paella and fresh seafood, while those in search of some relaxation can enjoy the city’s beautiful beaches, such as Malvarrosa Beach. Finally, Valencia is a city that truly comes to life at night, with a vibrant nightlife scene that includes everything from tapas bars to nightclubs, ensuring that visitors are never short of things to do after a long day at the conference.

Programme

– Scientific

We are very excited about this year’s scientific programme with many renowned speakers!
The scientific programme is available for PDF download below.
Kindly note, the programme may still be subject to change.

Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosures

It is the policy of the EUSOBI to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigour in the congress programme. Knowledge of possible relationships with sponsors of any kind is mandatory in order to reinforce the educational and scientific message and to relieve any suspicion of bias. Any potential conflict of interest involving the organising committee should be made known so that the audience may form their own judgements about the presentation with a full disclosure of the facts. It is for the audience to determine whether the presenter’s external interest may reflect a possible bias in either the work carried out or the conclusions presented.

Please find an overview of potential conflicts of interest disclosed by the Course Directors:

  • A. Athanasiou: Bayer, iCAD
  • P. Baltzer: Siemens Healthineers
  • J. Camps Herrero: BD, Hologic, Siemens
  • F.J. Gilbert: Bayer, GE Healthcare, Hologic, Lunit, Screenpoint, Vara, Volpara
  • F. Kilburn-Toppin: no
  • C.K. Kuhl: no
  • R.M. Mann: Bayer, BD, Guerbet, Koning, Lunit, PA Imaging, Screenpoint medical, Siemens Healthineers, Seno Medical
  • M.A. Marino: no
  • K. Pinker-Domenig: AURA Health Technologies, Bayer, Genentech, Merantix Healthcare, Guerbet

– Industry-sponsored

Our appreciated industry partners again committed to enhance this year’s scientific programme by some very exciting symposia as well as the highly popular & place-limited hands-on workshops. Scroll through the available content – we will update it regularly. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The programme is available free of charge, but requires an active registration for EUSOBI 2023.

Pre-congress workshop

EUSOBI Young Club (EYC) Workshop 2023

September 28, 2023 (Thu morning) | Valencia, Spain

The EUSOBI Young Club would be happy to welcome you to the EYC Workshop taking place on Thursday morning. The symposium is mostly addressed to EUSOBI Young Club Members, Medical or PhD students, residents, young radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians or radiation therapists until the age of 40 with an interest in breast imaging. Please note, tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be ordered via the official congress registration system.
Ticket price € 50.00 (incl. lunch)

Language

The official congress language is English.
We are happy to let you know that this year we will provide Spanish translation service for the scientific congress programme, starting on Thursday afternoon (note: this is an onsite service).

CME Info

The EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2023, Valencia, Spain, 28/09/2023-30/09/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 17 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Please find below the exact breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:

  • EYC Workshop on 28.09.2023 – 3
  • Scientific Programme of 28.09.2023 – 3
  • Scientific Programme of 29.09.2023 – 6
  • Scientific Programme of 30.09.2023 – 5

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 www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

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.

Venue

Valencia Conference Centre / Palacio de Congresos
Av. de les Corts Valencianes 60
46015 Valencia
Spain
https://palcongres-vlc.com/en/

Hotel

We are happy to inform you that discounted hotel room rates have been negotiated by our local partner agency, Theoria Congresos,
with hotels in near distance to the conference center. We recommend to book your accommodation as soon as possible due to a limited contingent.

Please note this is a third party service provided by an external company. In case of questions and inquiries kindly contact Theoria Congresos, using the details indicated on their booking website. EUSOBI may not accept any liability for external services.

Industry Partners

We highly appreciate the support of our industry partners & are looking forward to welcoming them to our Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 in Valencia!
Interested to be part of the Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 in Valencia? To receive the sponsor options as well as for any questions, please contact office@eusobi.org.

Registration

Registration for EUSOBI 2023 (September 28-30) is open!

All EUSOBI 2023 tickets are valid for onsite and online access during September 28-30, 2023, as well as on-demand access after the meeting.

Registration Fees EUSOBI Member* until June 30 until Sep 26 until Sep 30
Regular registration € 370.00 € 470.00 € 520.00
Radiographer/Technologist registration** € 220.00 € 270.00 € 320.00
Resident registration*** € 220.00 € 270.00 € 320.00
Registration Fees EUSOBI Non Member until June 30 until Sep 26 until Sep 30
Regular registration € 470.00 € 570.00 € 620.00
Radiographer/Technologist registration** € 290.00 € 340.00 € 390.00
Resident registration*** € 290.00 € 340.00 € 390.00
Student registration**** € 50.00

All registration fees above are valid for the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2023.

If you have an existing account in the EUSOBI ePortal, please login to start your registration.
If you do not have an existing account, kindly click on “Create account”.

Registration for the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 is to be made electronically by completing the respective registration form. Registration forms without full name, complete email, postal address and date of birth cannot be processed. Registration fees depend on the date your payment is received at the Education Congress Research GmbH / EUSOBI bank account and will be considered as incomplete and adjusted accordingly if the payment is not received by the relevant deadline. Registration fees are excl. VAT.

Badge Delivery:
Applying to online registrations BEFORE August 21: Badges will be sent via postal mail to the indicated delivery address prior to the congress.

On-demand Access:
A valid registration includes on-demand access to all recordings after the conference for up to 3 months. Online participation entitles you for CME credits.

REGISTRATION FEE FOR DELEGATES INCLUDES
  • admittance to all lectures onsite / online access to live broadcast of the lectures
  • on-demand access to recorded material after the conference (available for up to 3 months)
  • admittance to the industry exhibition on-site
  • free congress app
  • programme brochure (onsite only)
  • certificate of attendance
  • opening session
  • coffee breaks (onsite only)
*REGISTRATION AS MEMBER

Reduced member registration is available to all EUSOBI Members in good standing (having paid their membership dues for 2023).

**REGISTRATION AS RADIOGRAPHER/TECHNOLOGIST

Registration categorized as Radiographer or Technologist is limited to radiographers or technologists without any academic title. Radiographers and technologists have to email a proof signed by their head of department, confirming their status as such within 5 working days after completed online registration. In case this confirmation is not received, the registration fee will be automatically adjusted to a regular fee.

***REGISTRATION AS RESIDENT

Reduced resident registration will be 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.

****REGISTRATION AS STUDENT

Registration categorized as Student is limited to students without any academic title. The general age limit for students as such is set at 30 years (incl. the age of 30). Students have to email a scan/photo of their valid student picture ID together with a copy of their passport within 5 working days after completed online registration. In case these documents are not received, the registration fee will be automatically adjusted to a regular fee.

WITHDRAWAL FORM

The EUSOBI 2023 Withdrawal form can be downloaded here.

Abstract Submission

CLOSED

Abstract notifications will be sent in the second half of June.
REDUCED REGISTRATION FEES

A reduced registration fee is available for accepted abstract presenters who are EUSOBI members in good standing.

Regular Scientific Abstract
  • Regular abstracts are structured 300 word abstracts that will, if accepted, be presented as a poster presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting 2023.
  • Regular abstract submission is open to all researchers in the field of breast imaging.
  • NEW: Presenters of the best rated abstracts will be invited for oral presentation at our scientific sessions:
    • Screening
    • B3 lesions
    • Advanced imaging techniques to characterize breast lesions
    • Artificial Intelligence
more information

Eligibility
Eligible studies focus on breast imaging in a broad sense. Topics may range from early development of new imaging modalities to the clinical role of established imaging modalities in breast care and epidemiological evaluation.

Abstract structure
Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and be structured as follows:

  • Title
    Provide an attractive and concise title for your work
  • Purpose
    Clearly describe what you intend to evaluate
  • Methods
    Accurately describe the essential methods employed in your research to a level that would allow repetition of the experiment
  • Results
    Report the obtained results in a straightforward manner. Please provide confidence intervals and measures of statistical significance when appropriate
  • Conclusion
    Place the results in perspective to the purpose of your study

Summary statement
A summary statement of at most 30 words should also be provided, this should allow readers to understand the topic of the study and the most essential findings

Rating
All abstracts will be peer reviewed by at least 2 independent reviewers. Abstracts will be scored on scientific merits, relevance to the EUSOBI audience, originality, and clarity of presentation. Abstracts scored as poor on any of these items will be automatically rejected.

The following scoring system will be used:
1 = Excellent
2 = Good
3 = Moderate
4 = Fair
5 = Poor

Presentation
Accepted abstracts will be presented as ePosters during the conference. The presenting author must be present at the meeting. The title of accepted posters will be listed on the website.

Poster award
The highest rated abstracts will receive a certificate of merit and compete for the EUSOBI poster award. If you qualify you will be notified in advance. The prize, a certificate of recognition and free registration to the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2024, will be awarded on the final day of the conference.

The Young Physician-Scientist Grant

These grants aim to stimulate residents and young radiologists/nuclear medicine physicians to pursue a career in breast imaging research.

  • Applicants should be below 36 years
  • The applicant should be an EUSOBI member in good standing
  • A letter of support from the head of department is mandatory
  • If selected:
    – You will present your research orally in the plenary lecture hall of the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting
    – EUSOBI will take over congress registration, and reimburse 3 hotel nights up to a maximum of € 500,-
more information

The young physician-scientist grant aims to stimulate residents and young radiologists/nuclear medicine physicians to pursue a career in breast imaging research.

During the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 in Valencia, Spain, the society will offer 2 young physician (radiology or nuclear medicine) the possibility to orally present his/her breast related research in the plenary lecture hall of the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting.

Please note that this requires also a letter of declaration and support from your head of department.

Grant
EUSOBI is happy to cover the registration fee for the resident/young radiologist or nuclear medicine specialist and will reimburse 3 nights of hotel accommodation up to a maximum amount of € 500,00.

Qualification criteria of the applicant

  • To be a resident or young radiologist/nuclear medicine physician
  • To be younger than 36 years at the date of the submission deadline
  • To be a member of the EUSOBI in good standing
  • To be the first author of the submitted abstract
  • To have submitted a signed letter of support from your head of department (see below)

Qualification criteria of the abstract

  • The abstract should neither be published/presented at another meeting, nor refer to an already published article (print and online), prior to September 2023.
  • The abstract needs to be submitted by the first author

Abstract structure
Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and be structured as follows:

  • Title
    Provide an attractive and concise title for your work.
  • Purpose
    Clearly describe what you intend to evaluate.
  • Methods
    Accurately describe the essential methods employed in your research to a level that would allow repetition of the experiment.
  • Results
    Report the obtained results in a straightforward manner. Please provide confidence intervals and measures of statistical significance when appropriate.
  • Conclusion
    Place the results in perspective to the purpose of your study.

Summary statement
A summary statement of at most 30 words should also be provided, this should allow readers to understand the topic of the study and the most essential findings.

Rating
All abstracts will be peer reviewed by at least 2 independent reviewers. Abstracts will be scored on scientific merits, relevance to the EUSOBI audience, originality, and clarity of presentation. Abstracts scored as poor on any of these items will be automatically rejected. All other abstracts that are not selected for the grant will still be considered for poster presentation.

The following scoring system will be used:
1 = Excellent
2 = Good
3 = Moderate
4 = Fair
5 = Poor

Signed declaration and letter of support from the supervisor
All abstracts that are competing for the Young Physician-Scientist Grant need to be accompanied by a signed declaration from the head of department. The declaration must make clear that the application criteria is met and the research has been conducted.

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Date: September 29-October 1, 2022
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Congress Statistics
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Venue: Berlin, Germany

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Venue: Paris, France

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