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EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

September 22-23, 2017
Berlin, Germany

Dear breast imaging specialists,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to our Annual Meeting, which will take place in Berlin, Germany from September 22-23, 2017. As in the past years, our meeting will be preceded by our special Breast MRI course.
This year our German colleagues from DRG and DGS will take center stage in our scientific programme and the organisation of this meeting.

We are highly appreciative, all of the positive feedback we received from over 700 participants, complimenting on the professional level and friendly atmosphere of last years’ Paris meeting. We have tried to take into account all of your feedback and recommendations in planning this year’s scientific programme.

The highlights of this year’s Berlin meeting will feature:

  • Tomosynthesis in screening/diagnostic settings
  • Ultrasound screening
  • Unenhanced/abbreviated MRI, contrast-enhanced mammography
  • New risk genes and high risk screening

What is more, we hope to attract more young radiologists with an interest to breast diagnostics as an audience and possible future members of the EUSOBI Young Club.

Finally, we would like to invite you to our Evening Event at Restaurant Käfer, which is located on the roof of the Reichstag in Berlin and offers great food and a fantastic view of the city’s historic center.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin!

Dr. Gábor Forrai
EUSOBI President

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Eva M. Fallenberg
Prof. Ulrich Bick
Local Congress Organisers

Friday, September 22, 2017
08:30 > Challenges to face in the future of screening

Moderators: E.J. Cornford, Nottingham/UK; R. Schulz-Wendtland, Erlangen/DE
Update on interval cancers    
S. Weigel, Münster/DE
Personalised screening, when will we be there?
I. Trop, Montréal/CA
Reducing overtreatment: What should follow LORIS?
M. Wallis, Cambridge/UK
How to survive in a hostile environment
E. Morris, New York/US
Discussion

10:00 > Industry-sponsored symposium

detailed information will be provided soon

11:00 > EUSOBI Gold Medal

Moderators: F. Sardanelli, Milan/IT; G. Forrai, Budapest/HU
Radiological-pathological correlation in 2017
T. Tot, Falun/SE

11:30 > EUSOBI meets… Canada

Moderators: J. Camps Herrero, Alzira/ES; I. Thomassin-Naggara, Paris/FR
Breast radiology in Canada and its contribution to the screening programme
J.M. Seely, Ottawa/CA

12:00 > Teaching by cases: Interactive multimodality case discussion

Moderators: A. Evans, Dundee/UK; I. Schreer, Hamburg/DE
U. Bick, Berlin/DE
K. Kinkel, Chêne-Bougeries/CH

13:00 > Industry-sponsored symposium

detailed information will be provided soon

14:00 > Young Scientists' Session, Carla Boetes Young Investigator Award and oral presentation of Best Abstract Submission

Moderators: U. Bick, Berlin/DE; R.M. Mann, Nijmegen/NL
Summary of submitted awarded posters
E.M. Fallenberg, Berlin/DE
Preoperative Axillary Staging in Breast-Cancer Patients in Post-ACOSOG Z0011 era: Ultrasound and Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology Accurately Select Patients For Axillary Clearance
A. Bekhouche, Paris/FR
Diffusion Weighted Imaging in breast imaging: a systematic comparison of two different techniques
F. Leone, Milan/IT
Synthetic 2D Mammography Substitutes Digital Mammography as Adjunct to Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Experience with a Wide-angle Tomosynthesis System
P. Clauser, Vienna/AT

14:45 > EUSOBI Award for the most quoted breast imaging paper published in European Radiology in 2014

Moderators: M.F. Reiser, Munich/DE; G. Forrai, Budapest/HU
Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography versus MRI: Initial results in the detection of breast cancer and assessment of tumour size
E. Fallenberg, Berlin/DE

15:05 > Industry-sponsored symposium

detailed information will be provided soon

16:00 > News in MRI

Moderators: F.J. Gilbert, Cambridge/UK; P. Panizza, Milan/IT
Abbreviated MRI
C. Kuhl, Aachen/DE
Clinical applications of DWIBS, DKI, DTI, IVIM
P. Baltzer, Vienna/AT
Preoperative: Data on 2,500 patients from the MIPA study
F. Sardanelli, Milan/IT
Comparing MRI and DBT for local staging of breast cancer
F. Pediconi, Rome/IT
Discussion

Saturday, September 23, 2017
08:30 > Increased risk for breast cancer: An update

Moderators: R.M. Pijnappel, Utrecht/NL; U. Bick, Berlin/DE
New risk genes: From research to clinical practice
A. Meindl, Munich/DE
Protocols in high risk screening and follow up
F.J. Gilbert, Cambridge/UK
Phenotype-genotype correlation in mutation and non-mutation carriers
C. Van Ongeval, Leuven/BE
Screening the intermediate risk: Results from a multicenter RCT on MRI versus mammography/US (the MRIB study)
R.M. Trimboli, Milan/IT
Discussion

10:00 > Industry-sponsored symposium

detailed information will be provided soon

11:00 > Key note lecture

Moderators: G. Forrai, Budapest/HU, T.H. Helbich, Vienna/AT
Hallmarks of cancer
D. Hanahan, Lausanne/CH

11:30 > EUSOBI meets Germany: What the radiologist needs to know about…

Moderators: M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT; M.P. Müller-Schimpfle, Frankfurt am Main/DE
…reconstructive procedures in breast
C. Heitmann, Munich/DE
…news of systemic treatment
D. Lüftner, Berlin/DE
…news of pathological markers
C. Denkert, Berlin/DE
…news on management of the axilla
B. Gerber, Rostock/DE
Discussion

12:40 > From the US Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)

Moderators: G. Forrai, Budapest/HU; F. Pediconi, Rome/IT
Update on breast MR background parenchymal enhancement
W.B. DeMartini, Stanford/US

13:00 > Industry-sponsored symposium

detailed information will be provided soon

14:00 > Tumor biology and radiomics

Moderators: B. Brkljacic, Zagreb/HR; C. Van Ongeval, Leuven/BE
BC biology and tracer development
M. Herranz, Santiago de Compostela/ES
Multimodality assessment of breast cancer
R.M. Mann, Nijmegen/NL
Quantitative imaging biomarkers
J. Camps Herrero, Alzira/ES
Radiomics, imaging of BC subtypes and heterogeneity
K. Pinker-Domenig, New York/US
Discussion

16:00 > Industry-sponsored symposium

detailed information will be provided soon

16:30 > Breast Interpretation Quiz

Moderator: M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT
Germany against the rest of Europe

Registration

The registration to the Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 is open. Make sure to register online by September 18 in order to benefit from reduced rates.

Registration Fees EUSOBI Member**** until June 18 until Sept. 18 until Sept. 23
Regular registration € 200.00 € 300.00 € 350.00
Radiographer registration (academic title) € 200.00 € 300.00 € 350.00
Radiographer/Technologist registration* € 130.00 € 180.00 € 230.00
Resident registration** € 130.00 € 180.00 € 230.00
Student registration*** € 20.00 € 20.00 € 20.00
Registration Fees EUSOBI Non Member until June 18 until Sept. 18 until Sept. 23
Regular registration € 350.00 € 450.00 € 500.00
Radiographer registration (academic title) € 350.00 € 450.00 € 500.00
Radiographer/Technologist registration* € 200.00 € 250.00 € 300.00
Resident registration** € 200.00 € 250.00 € 300.00
Student registration*** € 20.00 € 20.00 € 20.00

All registration fees above are valid for the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2017.

* Registration categorised as Radiographer or Technologist is limited to radiographers or technologists without any academic title. Radiographers and technologists have to send, fax or email a letter, written on official hospital letter paper and signed by the 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.

** Reduced resident registration will be offered to residents (young radiologists in training). Residents have to send, fax or email a letter, written on official hospital letter paper and signed by the 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. The age limit for a registration as a resident is set at 35 years (incl. the age of 35).

*** Registration categorised as Student is limited to students without any academic title. Students have to send, fax or email a copy 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. The general age limit for students as such is set at 30 years (incl. the age of 30).

**** Reduced member registration is available to all active EUSOBI Members in 2017.

Abstract Submission

The EUSOBI 2017 Abstract Submission is closed!

Regular Scientific Abstract – SUBMISSION CLOSED
  • Regular abstracts are structured 300 word abstracts that will, if accepted, be presented as a poster presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting 2017.
  • Regular abstract submission is open to all researchers in the field of breast imaging.
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 traditional posters during the conference. The presenting author must be present at the meeting. The title and summary statement of accepted posters will be listed in the meeting programme. A timeslot of 30 minutes will be assigned to each poster during which the presenting author should be available at the poster location to discuss the findings with interested meeting participants.

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 2018, will be awarded on the final day of the conference.

EUSOBI, and in particular the EUSOBI Young Club, aim to stimulate involvement of young doctors in the scientific field of breast imaging. Therefore, three specific initiatives are available for those who are venturing in this field at any step of their career:

The MD/Young Resident Initiative Grant – SUBMISSION CLOSED

We offer former medical students who have performed a research project in breast imaging (e.g. graduation thesis, doctor thesis or similar) and have a sincere interest in breast imaging, the possibility to present their work at the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting.

  • Applicants should be below 30 years
  • The thesis / research report should be provided as PDF-File
  • The supervisor of the applicant should be an EUSOBI member in good standing
  • A letter of support from your supervisor 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 2 hotel nights up to a maximum of € 500,-

more information

more information

This initiative is aimed at MD and committed residents in radiology/nuclear medicine (during their 1st or 2nd year of residency) with an interest in breast imaging and with a breast related research project (e.g. graduation thesis, doctor thesis or similar).

During the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 in Berlin, Germany, the society will offer 1 MD/resident the possibility to orally present his/her breast related thesis in the plenary lecture hall of the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting.

Please note that the application to the MD/Young Resident Initiative requires also a letter of declaration and support from your supervisor.

Grant
EUSOBI is happy to cover the registration fee for the young doctor and will reimburse 2 nights of hotel accommodation up to a maximum amount of € 500,00.

Qualification criteria of the applicant

  • To be a MD or a resident in radiology/nuclear medicine in the first 2 years of residency
  • To be younger than 30 years at the date of the submission deadline
  • To be the first author of the submitted abstract and thesis/research report
  • To have submitted a signed letter of support from your supervisor (see below)

Qualification criteria of the abstract

  • The abstract should summarize the results of the research, focussing on the main research question and the findings. Only thesis presented for graduation between January 2016 and April 2017 will be accepted.
  • 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.

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/theses that are competing for the MD/Young Resident Initiative Grant need to be accompanied by a letter of support from the supervisor. The supervisor needs to be a member of the EUSOBI in good standing.
The declaration must make clear that the application criteria is met and the research has been conducted.

The Young Physician-Scientist Grant – SUBMISSION CLOSED

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 2 hotel nights up to a maximum of € 500,-

more information

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 2017 in Berlin, Germany, the society will offer 1 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 2 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 2017.
  • 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.

The Carla Boetes Award – Submission closed

The Carla Boetes Award is EUSOBI’s means to honor young certified radiologists/nuclear medicine physicians who have made a large contribution to the breast imaging field.

  • An extended abstract providing novel unpublished research results in the field of breast imaging is required
  • Applicants should be below 40 years
  • The applicant should be an EUSOBI member in good standing
  • The abstract must be accompanied by your signed CV, that should include a complete publication list
  • If selected:
    – You will present your recent research orally in the plenary lecture hall of the EUSOBI.
    – EUSOBI will take over congress registration, and award you with € 2000

more information

more information

This EUSOBI initiative, in the name of our beloved Prof. Carla Boetes means to honour young radiologists or nuclear medicine specialists that have made a significant contribution to breast imaging research.

During the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 in Berlin, Germany, the society will offer 1 radiologist or nuclear medicine specialist under 40 the possibility to orally present his/her recent breast related work in the plenary lecture hall of the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting and receive the prestigious Carla Boetes Award.

An extended abstract (1000 words, excluding references) on recent results from a research project, which has not yet been published in journals is required.

Award
EUSOBI is happy to cover the registration fee for the Carla Boetes Awardee and will present him/her with a grant of € 2.000,00.

Qualification criteria of the applicant

  • To be a certified radiologist or nuclear physician (certification required) radiologist/nuclear medicine physician
  • To be younger than 40 years at the date of the submission deadline (copy of passport/identity card required)
  • To be a member of the EUSOBI in good standing
  • To have published at least three breast imaging related papers in English in a peer-reviewed journal as first author
  • To be the first author of the submitted extended abstract
  • To have submitted your signed CV with detailed information about your career (including medical graduation, post-graduation certificated, PhD, etc.), involvement in clinical and/or screening breast imaging, and engagement in breast imaging research; please add a complete list of publications in peer reviewed journals

Qualification criteria of the abstract

  • The abstract should neither be published/presented at another meeting, nor be an already published article (print and online), prior to September 2017
  • The first author of the abstract needs to be the applicant

Abstract structure
Abstracts should be no longer than 1000 words, excluding title and references, and be structured as follows:

  • Title
    Provide an attractive and concise title for your work
  • Background
    Clearly describe the scientific and clinical problem you have focused your research on
  • Methods
    Briefly describe the different steps that you have taken to tackle the scientific/clinical problem
  • Results
    Report the obtained results in a straightforward manner
  • Clinical Relevance
    Discuss why your results have had a significant effect on breast care, and how this changes practice
  • Future Work
    Explain the remaining problems, and the future work you intend to undertake to tackle these issues
  • References
  • Co-authors

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

Submission
The extended abstract, copy of certification, copy of passport, and signed CV should be uploaded to the digital abstract submission system: https://esociety.netkey.at/eusobi/abstractsubmission/

Chausseestraße 30, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Venue

Titanic Chaussee Berlin
Chausseestraße 30
10115 Berlin
Germany
P: +49 30 311 685 80
W: www.titanic.com.tr/titanicchausseeberlin

Cancellation

The Education Congress Research GmbH/EUSOBI 2017 offers all pre-registered participants the option of taking out a cancellation policy with our partner ‘Europäische Reiseversicherung‘. The insurance fee depends on the selected ticket and can only be booked during online registration. After finalisation of registration and/or payment, insurance can no longer be selected.

The Education Congress Research GmbH/EUSOBI 2017 itself will not refund any registration fees. All requests must be issued to the ‘Europäische Reiseversicherung’ directly. Refunds will be given according to the terms and conditions of the ‘Europäische Reiseversicherung’; Education Congress Research GmbH/EUSOBI 2017 is not responsible for any refunds of registration fees.

CME

The EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, Berlin, Germany, 22/09/2017-23/09/2017 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 12 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).  Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:
September 22, 2017 > 6.00
September 23, 2017 > 6.00

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/go/internationalcme.

Industry Partners

We thank our industry partners for their highly appreciated support of EUSOBI 2017.
Click here to see the list of our sponsors: https://www.eusobi.org/congress-sponsors/

Visit them at the EUSOBI 2017 Industry Exhibition, located in Ballsaal I & II as well as in the Foyer on the ground floor.
Opening times:
Friday, September 22 & Saturday, September 23 > 08:30-17:30

Media Partner

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Future Congress

EUSOBI 2018

October 11-13, 2018
Athens, Greece

Industry Partnership

In case you are interested in becoming an industry partner of the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, please contact the EUSOBI Office. We are happy to provide you with the different sponsor options and will assist you in case of any questions.

We are looking forward to a successful cooperation!

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