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EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

October 11-13, 2018
Athens, Greece

It is our great pleasure to invite you to our Annual Meeting, which will take place in Athens, Greece from October 11-13, 2018. This year’s meeting is extended to 2,5 days and for the first time it will start with three pre-congress courses, providing a thorough update on case-based BI-RADS classification, interventional procedures and B3 lesions.
As in the past years, our meeting will be preceded by our special Breast MRI course.
This year’s meeting is organised in collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Breast Imaging, with active participation of Greek pathologists, breast surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, who will participate in a case based MDT session.

We are highly appreciative, all of the positive feedback we received from over 800 participants, complimenting on the professional level and friendly atmosphere of last year’s Berlin 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 Athens meeting will feature:

  • Tomosynthesis in screening/diagnostic settings
  • Advanced/ multiparametric ultrasound
  • New Trending Topics in MRI
  • The role of breast radiologist as a therapist
  • Artificial intelligence and evidence-based imaging

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. Members of the Young Club should not miss the EYC Symposium, which will take place the morning after the Annual Scientific Meeting, on October 14, 2018.

Finally, we would like to invite you to our prestigious Evening Event at the Restaurant of the Museum of Acropolis, preceded by a guided tour in the rooms of this world famous museum. Join us on Thursday, October 11, and experience an unforgettable evening in Athens.

We look forward to seeing you in Athens!

Dr. Gábor Forrai
EUSOBI President

Dr. Alexandra Athanasiou
Dr. Athina Vourtsis
Local Congress Organisers

Programme

Click the button below in order to download the EUSOBI 2018 Preliminary Congress Programme.

Registration

Register now and benefit from reduced early registration fees:

Registration Fees EUSOBI Member**** until July 8 until Oct. 8 until Oct. 13
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 July 8
until Oct. 8
until Oct. 13
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

Additional ticket with limited availability:
EUSOBI Young Club Symposium registration (October 14) > € 20.00

All registration fees above are valid for the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2018.

* 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 2018.

Abstract Submission

The way to broadcast your breast related research to the breast imaging community!

Submission closed

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 2018.
  • 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, aims to stimulate involvement of young doctors in the scientific field of breast imaging. Therefore, two specific initiatives are available for those who are venturing in this field at any step of their career:

The MD/Young Resident Initiative Grant

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 2018
    – EUSOBI will take over congress registration, and reimburse 2 hotel nights up to a maximum of € 500,-
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 2018 in Athens, Greece, 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 2017 and April 2018 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

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 2018
    – EUSOBI will take over congress registration, and reimburse 2 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 2018 in Athens, Greece, 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 October 2018.
  • 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.

Congress venue

Megaron Athens International Conference Center
Vass. Sofias Ave & Kokkali 1
11521 Athens
Greece
http://www.maicc.gr/en/

Hotel accommodation

Please visit the hotel booking website in order to find a suitable accommodation during your stay in Athens, Greece. Discounted rates will be negotiated with several hotels in Athens for EUSOBI congress delegates. Click the link to see the different options and book directly.
We recommend booking your accommodation early to benefit from the preferential rates.

Cancellation

The Education Congress Research GmbH/EUSOBI 2018 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 2018 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 2018 is not responsible for any refunds of registration fees.

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!

EYC Symposium

We are pleased to invite you to the EUSOBI Young Club Symposium, which will take place in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, October 14, 2018, the morning after the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2018.

The topic of our symposium will be “Being a breast radiologist: Beyond the clinical work” and is especially addressed to the young club members in order to discuss the role and perspectives of young professionals in our field.

ATTENTION: Symposium places are limited and offered upon a first-come, first-served basis. Registration to the EYC Symposium is available online via the congress registration website >>> REGISTER HERE
We are asking for a small handling fee of EUR 20.00.

The EYC Symposium will be held in the same location of the EUSOBI Annual Meeting.

Preliminary Programme

Being a breast radiologist: Beyond the clinical work

9:30 - Introduction by the EYC Committee Chairs

R.M. Mann, Nijmegen/NL
K. Pinker-Domenig, New York/US
P. Clauser, Vienna/AT

9:45 - Being a breast radiologist in 2018: Different experiences in different countries

Moderator: K. Pinker-Domenig, New York/US

Panel
P. Clauser, Vienna/AT
E. Giannotti, Nottingham/UK
M. Marcon, Zurich/CH
M.A. Marino, Messina/IT
J. Van Zelst, Nijmegen/NL

 

10:30 - The importance of communication

Moderator: M. Lobbes, Maastricht/NL

10:30 – Communication with the team
M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT

10:50 – Communication with patients
A. Athanasiou, Athens/GR

11:10 – Discussion

11:20 – Break

11:35 – Funding: How to get it
C.K. Kuhl, Aachen/DE

11:55 – Discussion

 

12:05 - Private, public or academic?

Moderator: R.M. Mann, Nijmegen/NL

Panel
P. Baltzer, Vienna/AT
J. Camps-Herrero, Alzira/ES
G. Forrai, Budapest/HU
F. Gilbert, Cambridge/UK
F. Sardanelli, Milan/IT

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