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LRCB Breast Cancer Screening for Radiologists

July 2-6, 2018
Nijmegen, Netherlands

General Information

The Dutch Expert Centre for Screening (LRCB) annually organises an international training programme in Digital Breast Cancer Screening in cooperation with the EUSOBI.

An important part of this 5-day course are the hands-on training sessions in which participants individually read about 900 screening examinations. At the end of each session, there will be an interactive discussion with the trainer and other participants. Furthermore, the programme will incorporate a series of lectures by several experts in the field of radiology, pathology, breast cancer screening, epidemiology, physico-technical aspects of digital breast cancer screening.

Target group

The course is designed for radiologists who (will) perform Breast Cancer Screening or are interested in Breast Cancer Screening.

Entry requirements
  • You are a radiologist familiar with breast diagnostics.
  • You are able to communicate in English.
Course aims

On completion of this course, participants are able to act as radiologist in a screening situation in such a way that they ensure the correct balance between detection, specificity and the associated efforts and costs.


At the end of the course, the registered participants receive a certificate of attendance and 30 CME credits.

Course Programme

Learning Objectives

  • To explain the procedures and state of affairs with regards to screening.
  • To decide whether a mammogram can be evaluated based on the positioningtechnique and (physico-technical) image quality.
  • To refer clients and assign BI-RADS status according to professional standards.
  • To name and understand the impact and added value of important developments in the field of breast cancer screening.


Ruud Pijnappel, professor of radiology at UMC Utrecht and CEO LRCB
Lucien Duijm, radiologist at Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital Nijmegen
Marc Lobbes, radiologist at UMC Maastricht
Jelle Wesseling, pathologist at AVL Amsterdam
Mireille Broeders, scientific supervisor at LRCB and associate professor epidemiologist at Radboud university medical center Nijmegen
Ellen Paap, senior researcher LRCB
Cary van Landsveld-Verhoeven, referent radiographer LRCB
Ioannis Sechopoulus, associate professor of radiology and nuclear medicine at Radboud university medical center Nijmegen


Course Fee
EUSOBI Member: € 1.250,00*
Non Member: € 1.350,00*
* Kindly note that the fee includes lunch for 5 days, but do not cover travel and accommodation expenses.

The course is already fully booked. To apply for the waiting list, kindly contact

Course limit

The Digital Breast Cancer Screening Course is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. In case of insufficient applications (less than 8), the LRCB has the right to cancel the course until May 28, 2018. Please keep this in mind for your travel arrangements. Kindly note that places are offered upon ‘first-come, first-served basis’. If the course is fully booked, we will put your name on the waiting list and contact you in case of availability.


No refunds can be provided if an applicant withdraws his/her application after May 21, 2018.


Course Venue

Wijchenseweg 101
6538 SW Nijmegen
The Netherlands


The LRCB recommends the Mercure Hotel, which is located next to the railway station Nijmegen CS. From here, the LRCB is easily reached by public transport. The hotel is also within walking distance of the city centre.
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Course, hotel and travel information:
Tanya Geertse, LRCB
P: +31 24 760 06 50

Information on registration:
Katharina Kienmeyer, EUSOBI Office
P: +43 1 535 89 25