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Reliability in Percutaneous Tumour Ablation – Fusion, Stereotaxy and Robotics, Innsbruck (AT), December 14-15, 2017

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In recent years, minimally invasive cancer treatments have experienced a strong surge, and in some cases, have already replaced open resection as the first choice treatment. Most notably, thermal ablation has been proven to be an effective method for the treatment of numerous tumour entities in various anatomical locations and has great potential to increasingly replace open or laparoscopic resection. In order to achieve maximal reliability, however, interventional oncologists must be properly trained in the application of the various available tools, imaging techniques and image fusion tools.

This ESIR course organised by Prof. Reto Bale will give attendees an overview of the currently available devices and techniques in the field of percutaneous tumour ablation, enabling them to plan and perform procedures and conduct the corresponding follow-up. After a theoretical introduction, trainees will have the chance to test devices under the guidance of experienced experts in the hands-on workshops. Participants will also get an impression of the capability of modern 3D guidance devices and image fusion tools. In addition, a live case of a stereotactic radiofrequency ablation will be performed. Afterwards, the experts will present their most interesting cases and discuss them with the participants.

 

 

PROGRAMME  

Thursday, December 14, 2017

  08:30-09:30  
  Registration  
     
  09:30-09:50
  Opening
  • Welcome & introduction to the Radiology Department of the Medical University of Innsbruck
  • Welcome & introduction to the Tyrolean Hospitals
  • Course objectives & schedule
  09:50-12:00
Module 1 Advances in image guided tumour ablation
Lecture 1.1 Reliability in thermal ablation
Lecture 1.2 Sononavigation - state of the art
Lecture 1.3 Sononavigation - results
Lecture 1.4 Cone beam CT-guided ablation - state of the art
Lecture 1.5 Cone beam CT-guided ablation - results
Lecture 1.6 Stereotaxy and robotics
Lecture 1.7 Stereotactic radiofrequency ablation (SRFA)
Lecture 1.8 Stereotactic microwave ablation (SMWA)/electroporation (SIRE)
Lecture 1.9 Image fusion for immediate treatment evaluation
Lecture 1.10 The Innsbruck SRFA database (stereotaxy - ablation - fusion)
Wrap-up Summary and discussion
   
  12:00-13:00 - Working lunch
Module 2  Devices & technologies - what's new? Part I
Lecture 2.1 Ablation devices, planning and image guidance
  Introduction to workshops
     
  13:00-15:00  
HDT 1 Hands-on device training in small groups I  
 
  • Cone beam CT
  • Stereotaxy I
  • Stereotaxy II
  • Stereotaxy III
  • Stereotaxy IV
  • Ultrasound guidance with image fusion I
  • Ultrasound guidance with image fusion II
 
  15:00-15:30  
  Coffee break  
     
  15:30-17:00  
HDT 2 Hands-on device training in small groups II  
 
  • Cone beam CT
  • Stereotaxy I
  • Stereotaxy II
  • Stereotaxy III
  • Stereotaxy IV
  • Ultrasound guidance with image fusion I
  • Ultrasound guidance with image fusion II
 
  17:00-17:30  
CD 1 Cases in which I appreciated having a sophisticated tool I  
Case 1 Fusion imaging-guided ablation  
Case 2 Robot-assisted ablation  
Case 3 Image fusion  
Case 4 SRFA of live tumour  
Case 5 Cone beam CT-guided ablation  
Case 6 Cone beam CT-guided ablation  

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

  08:30-11:30  
LC Stereotactic radiofrequency ablation - live from the CT suite*  
 
  • Introduction to live case
  • Stereotactic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumour
  • Simultaneously: commentary, theoretical background & advanced technologies related to the live case
 
  11:30-13:00 - Working lunch
Module 3 Devices & technologies - what's new? Part II
Lecture 3.1 Ablation devices, planning and imaging guidance
   
CD 2 Cases in which I appreciated having a sophisticated tool II
Case 7 Robot-assisted ablation
Case 8 Fusion imaging-guided ablation of extrahepatic tumour
Case 9 Augmented reality-guided ablation
Case 10 Ablation using an electromagnetic navigation system
Case 11 Cone beam CT-guided ablation
Case 12 SRFA of very large hepatic tumour
Case 13 SIRE
Case 14 SRFA of extrahepatic tumour
Case 15  Fusion imaging-guided ablation
Case 16 Fusion imaging-guided ablation
   
  13:00-14:00
Module 4 Future of ablation
Lecture 4.1 Study endpoints in local treatment of liver tumours
Lecture 4.2 Thermal ablation as first-line treatment for HCC?
Lecture 4.3 Thermal ablation as first-line treatment for liver metastases?
Lecture 4.4 Interventional oncology vs. alternative treatments: the blue
  ocean strategy
Lecture 4.5 Interventional oncology vs. alternative treatments: the red
  ocean strategy
Wrap-up Summary and discussion
   

* Should the scheduled live case not be feasible (due to patient selection, informed consent or patient safety issues, etc.), the faculty reserve the right to replace this element of the programme with video cases.

 

LOCAL HOSTS 
R. Bale, Innsbruck (AT)
W. Jaschke, Innsbruck (AT)

 

FACULTY
(as per August 24)
R. Bale, Innsbruck (AT)
D. Breen, Southampton (UK)
T. de Baere, Villejuif (FR)
A. Denys, Lausanne (CH)
W. Jaschke, Innsbruck (AT)
J. Kettenbach, Vienna (AT) 
P. Knüsel, Chur (CH)
E. Levy, Bethesda (US)
A.H. Mahnken, Marburg (DE)
D. Putzer, Innsbruck (AT)
P. Schullian, Innsbruck (AT)
L.A. Solbiati, Milan (IT)
M. van Strijen, Nieuwegein (NL)
P. Wiggermann, Regensburg (DE)
B.J. Wood, Bethesda (US)

 

VENUE 
Landeskrankenhaus - Universitätskliniken Innsbruck
Haus 8 - Chirurgie
Anichstraße 35
6020 Innsbruck
AUSTRIA

 

ACCOMMODATION 

Please find below a list of recommended hotels. Please contact them directly for
your desired accommodation booking.

 

Grand Hotel Europa:
Südtiroler Platz 2
6020 Innsbruck
AUSTRIA
Phone: +43 512 5931 951
Fax: +43 512 5931 5878 00
E-mail: 
info@grandhoteleuropa.at
http://www.grandhoteleuropa.at

The Penz Hotel:
Adolf-Pichler-Platz 3
6020 Innsbruck
AUSTRIA
Phone: +43 512 57 56 57 - 0
E-mail: office@thepenz.com
http://www.the-penz.com/en/

Best Western - Mondschein:
Mariahilfstraße 6
6020 Innsbruck
AUSTRIA
Phone: +43 512 22784
Fax: +43 512 2278490
E-mail: office@mondschein.at

http://www.mondschein.at/en/home.html

Hotel Goldene Krone:
Maria-Theresien-Strasse 46
6020 Innsbruck
AUSTRIA
Phone: +43 512 58 61 60
Fax: +43 512 58 01 896
E-mail: info@goldene-krone.at
http://www.goldene-krone.at/en/

 

Should you have any questions regarding the ESIR course on Reliability in Percutaneous Tumour Ablation, please contact us at office@esir.org.