Congress

WELCOME WORDS

Dear colleagues and friends,

We would like to cordially invite you to be part of the upcoming ESER Annual Scientific Meeting. The congress will take place in Brussels (Belgium) on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, 2020.
The ESER’s mission is to train radiologists in imaging of specific acute pathologies and the organisation of emergency imaging for all community and hospital radiologists. Of course, residents are highly encouraged to attend these days.
The organisation will offer an interesting programme with very high-level participation of all Belgian University Hospitals supplemented with excellent faculty from all over Europe and North America.

In 2020, we would like to welcome you to the historical capital of Europe, Brussels. The heart of Europe is very reachable from all parts of Europe, by plane, train or car.
The congress venue will be at the green Humanities, Science & Engineering campus of the Free University of Brussels (VUB), only a few kilometers from the Grand Place in the city center. The university campus is easily accessible from the airport (15km) and the Brussels city center by public transport.
The Brussels capital district offers you a wide variety of cultural, historical, architectural, gastronomical, European and night-life adventures. We invite you to enjoy the vibrant weekend life in this fascinating city.

The day after the congress, September 20, the whole capital district will be car-free during the car-free-Sunday. Public transportation will be for free (except from and to the airport) – an explicit chance to discover all opportunities of the city of Brussels and the Capital District.
We look forward to welcoming you in Brussels!

Sincerely yours,
Koenraad (Hans) Nieboer, ESER 2020 Congress President
Elizabeth Dick, ESER Society President

PROGRAMME

Friday, September 18 - Room 1

08:30-10:00 Session 1: Thoracic Emergencies

Moderators: TBC
08:30 Welcome to Brussels and the VUB
C. Pauwels, Brussels/BE (Rector of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
08:35 Welcome to ESER 2020
K.H. Nieboer, Brussels/BE
08:40 Acute cardiac imaging
P. Vanhoenacker, Aalst/BE
09:00 Pulmonary Embolism and beyond
TBC
09:20 The acute aorta
D. Henroteaux, Liege/BE
09:40 Test yourself – What have you learnt?
K.H. Nieboer, Brussels/BE

 

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

 

10:30-12:00 Session 2: Acute Neuro imaging

Moderators: TBC
10:30 Acute stroke – What’s new? What’s important?
TBC
10:50 Traumatic brain injury
K. Katulska, Poznan/PL
11:10 Skull base injury
J. Casselman, Brugge/BE

 

12:00-12:15 Break
12:15-13:15 Industry sponsored lunch symposium
13:15-13:20 Break

 

13:20-15:20 Session 3: Spine and MSK

Moderators: TBC
13:20 Honorary Member introduction
E. Dick, London/UK
13:25 Honorary Member Lecture “Pelvic injury”
F. Berger, Toronto/CA
13:50 Blunt cervical injury including vascular injury
G-J. Allemeersch, Brussels/BE
14:10 Thoracolumbar spine TLICS or AO classification?
L. Van den Hauwe, Antwerp/BE
14:30 Non traumatic spinal emergencies
TBC
14:50 MSK emergencies
TBC
15:10 Test yourself – What have you learnt?
TBC

 

15:20-15:50 Coffee Break

 

15:50-17:20 Session 4: Polytrauma: Interactive session

Moderators: TBC
15:50 Penetrating Injury Chest
M. Nummela, Helsinki/FI
16:10 Penetrating Injury Abdo
R. Basilico, Chieti/IT
16:30 Upper Limb Trauma: Anatomy is the key
J. Hellund, Oslo/NO
16:50 The sword of Damocles: Easily Missed in Trauma (interactive)
TBC
17:10 Closing of the day
K.H. Nieboer, Brussels/BE

Friday, September 18 - Room 2

10:30-12:00 SERAU session

Moderators: TBC

 

15:50-17:20 Scientific Session 1

Submit your abstract now and be part of the 2020 Brussels programme!

Friday, September 18 - Workshop Room

08:45-10:00 Workshop 1: Case based fracture review

F. Bensch, Helsinki/FI

 

10:30-12:00 Workshop 2: Mass casualties

F. Berger, Toronto/CA

 

13:35-15:00 Workshop 3: Acute abdomen

F. Iacobellis, Naples/IT

 

15:50-17:20 Workshop 4: Polytrauma

TBC

Saturday, September 19 - Room 1

08:30-10:00 Session 5: Challenges in Trauma

Moderators: TBC
08:30 Trauma imaging in children
TBC
08:50 Imaging pregnant trauma patients
TBC
09:10 Follow up solid organ injury
V. Miele, Florence/IT
09:30 Follow up on spinal injury
M. Dumba, London/UK
09:50 Test yourself – What have you learnt?
TBC

 

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

 

10:30-12:00 Session 6: AI in ER – ESER-EuSoMII Joint Session

Moderators: TBC
10:30 Key note lecture: AI in ER
TBC
10:55 Experiences in acute brain hemorrhage
TBC
11:15 Experiences in PE detection
TBC
11:35 Experiences in fracture detection
TBC

 

12:00-12:15 Break
12:15-13:15 Industry sponsored lunch symposium
13:15-13:20 Break

 

13:20-14:35 Session 7: Future and controversies

Moderators: TBC
13:20 My near missis and great pick ups
A. Blanco Barrio, Murcia/ES
13:45 Autopsy versus CT – Which is better in trauma?
S. Grabherr, Bern/CH
14:10 Dual Energy CT in ER
TBC

 

14:35-15:00 Coffee Break

 

15:00-17:00 Session 8: Difficult abdominal Emergencies

Moderators: TBC
15:00 The acute pelvis/acute pathology in pregnant patient
V. Shah, London/UK
15:20 Pediatric abdominal pain
TBC
15:40 Post operative urology
S. Van Nieuwenhove, Brussels/BE
16:00 Bariatric surgery
G. Kavaliauskiene, Amsterdam/NL
16:20 Prices for scientific work and posters
E. Dick, London/UK; K.H. Nieboer, Brussels/BE
16:40 Closing
R. Basilico, Chieti/IT; E. Dick, London/UK; K.H. Nieboer, Brussels/BE

Saturday, September 19 - Workshop Room

09:00-10:00 Workshop 5: MSK infections

TBC

 

10:30-12:00 Workshop 6: Head & Neck case based review

TBC

 

13:20-14:50 Workshop 7: Neuro

I. Gunes Tatar, Ankara/TR

CONGRESS VENUE

VUB – Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Humanities, Science & Engineering campus
D-Building
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels, Belgium

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

CME Accreditation – Continuing Medical Education
An application for UEMS CME accreditation will be submitted.

IMPORTANT: Due to UEMS regulations, attendees can only claim CME credits for the sessions that have actually been attended during the event. You will need to evaluate each session that you attended and would like to receive credits for on the event evaluation form. As part of this process participants’ attendance will be monitored throughout the event.

Confirmation of attendance
Each participant who picked up the name badge will receive a confirmation of attendance. The CME credits are only available for those who complete and send the evaluation form.

REGISTRATION

Registration to the ESER Annual Scientific Meeting is to be made electronically by completing the respective registration form. Registrations 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 bank account and will be considered as incomplete and adjusted accordingly if the payment is not received by the relevant deadline.

Registration fee for delegates includes:
– admittance to all scientific sessions
– admittance to the technical exhibition
– congress documents
– certificate of attendance
– coffee breaks

Registration type Early Fee
until August 16
Late/Onsite Fee
from August 17 onwards
Regular ESER Member € 200 € 250
Regular Non-Member € 300 € 400
Radiographers / Technologists and
Allied Health professionals
€ 100 € 150
Junior / Resident ESER Member € 150 € 200
Junior / Resident Non-Member € 250 € 290
Student € 30 € 40
ESER Workshops € 30 € 30

ORAL ABSTRACT, POSTER ABSTRACT & CASE REPORT SUBMISSION
Submission is open – submit your abstracts now!

Abstract/Poster/Case Report submission deadline will be Sunday, June 21, 2020 (23:59 CET).

Oral Abstract Submission

Qualification criteria
– Submit the requested material to the ESER Office via email to office@eser-society.org.
– Send the signed affirmation form to the ESER Office via email to office@eser-society.org.
– Submitted papers have to be the original work
– Submission deadline: Sunday, June 21, 2020 (23:59 CET).

Abstract characteristic
– To be sent as a word document (Calibri, 11pt)
– Language: English
– Up to 4 images can be submitted (embedded in the document)
– Word limit: 250

Oral abstract structure
– Title
– Presenter (underlined) and authors (initial(s) of the first name(s), family name, city, country)
– Body (Purpose, Methods and Materials, Results, Conclusion)

Oral abstract affirmation form
Download the oral affirmation form and return the signed document, together with your abstract, to the ESER Office.

Oral abstract evaluation
The ESER Board will evaluate all submitted applications.

Acceptance/rejection
Accepted oral abstracts will be invited to be presented within the scientific session.
If there is a high number of submissions and not all submitted oral abstracts can be accepted, ESER may offer to present the oral abstract as poster abstract.

Oral presentation
If accepted, kindly prepare a power point presentation (16:9 format) and bring it on a USB stick to the media center onsite. Please upload your presentation no later than 2 hours before your session starts. The length of your presentation will depend on the number of accepted oral presentations and you will be informed separately.

Poster Abstract Submission

Qualification criteria
– Submit the requested material to the ESER Office via email to office@eser-society.org.
– Send the signed affirmation form to the ESER Office via email to office@eser-society.org.
– Submitted papers have to be the original work
– Submission deadline: Sunday, June 21, 2020 (23:59 CET).

Abstract characteristic
– To be sent as a word document (Calibri, 11pt)
– Language: English
– Up to 4 images can be submitted (embedded in the document)
– Word limit: 250

Poster abstract structure
– Title
– Presenter (underlined) and authors (initial(s) of the first name(s), family name, city, country)
– Body (Learning objectives, Background, Findings/Procedure, Conclusion)

Poster abstract affirmation form
Download the poster affirmation form and return the signed document, together with your abstract, to the ESER Office.

Poster abstract evaluation
The ESER Board will evaluate all submitted applications.

Acceptance/rejection
Accepted poster abstracts will be invited to be presented within the poster exhibition.
The presenter is responsible to design, print and bring the poster to the congress and to place it in the poster exhibition on a poster wall.

Poster dimensions & mounting times
If accepted, kindly prepare your paper poster in the size “A1” (594x841mm / portrait) and bring it to the registration desk onsite either on Thursday, September 17, or Friday, September 18, before 09:00. At the registration desk you will receive a label for your poster; please pin the same together with the paper poster on one of the poster walls.
Please remove your poster on Saturday, September 19, after 16:00.

Case Report Submission

Qualification criteria
– Submit the requested material to the ESER Office via email to office@eser-society.org.
– Send the signed affirmation form to the ESER Office via email to office@eser-society.org.
– Submitted papers have to be the original work
– Submission deadline: Sunday, June 21, 2020 (23:59 CET).

Abstract characteristic
– To be sent as a word document (Calibri, 11pt)
– Language: English
– Word limit: 300

Case report structure
– Title
– Presenter (underlined) and authors (initial(s) of the first name(s), family name, city, country)
– Body
o Case presentation (clinical data and description of the findings)
o Discussion (diagnosis, key learning points)
o Conclusion
o Bibliography
o Image: A photo composition, up to 4 most representative images. A caption describing the radiological findings. Arrows and other markers can be used to facilitate identification of the pathology

Case report affirmation form
Download the case report affirmation form and return the signed document, together with your case report, to the ESER Office.

Case report evaluation
The ESER Board will evaluate all submitted applications.

Acceptance/rejection
Accepted case reports will be invited to be presented within the poster exhibition.
The presenter is responsible to design, print and bring the poster to the congress and to place it in the poster exhibition on a poster wall. The best 3 case reports will be invited to present their work orally, in addition to the poster presentation.

Case report poster dimensions & mounting times
If accepted, kindly prepare your case report poster in the size “A1” (594x841mm / portrait) and bring it to the registration desk onsite either on Thursday, September 17, or Friday, September 18, before 09:00. At the registration desk you will receive a label for your poster; please pin the same together with the paper poster on one of the poster walls.
Please remove your case report poster on Saturday, September 19, after 16:00.

ACCOMMODATION

Check for availability among the hotels selected by the official hotel partner: Brussels Booking Desk (@visit.brussels).
Discounted rates start to expire 4 weeks prior to event. Book directly at the hotel, instant online confirmation.
You need assistance and/or information? Please contact Ms. Chloé Bolaingue either via phone (T +32 471 57 53 00) or email (c.bolaingue@brusselsbookingdesk.be).

HOW TO GET TO BRUSSELS & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Flights

Brussels Airport > www.brusselsairport.be/en/passengers
Charleroi Airport (Brussels South) > www.brussels-charleroi-airport.com/en?conf=1

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code ATZLPRH in the “Offer for discounted flights” area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to lufthansa.mobility@dlh.de and providing the access code as a reference.

Trains

European High speed trains to Brussels > www.b-europe.com/EN/Trains
Airports train conections to Brussels > www.belgiantrain.be/en/tickets-and-railcards/airports

Brussels public transportation

Brussels publich transportation > www.stib-mivb.be/index.htm?l=en
Train to the venue (Etterbeek Station+ 5 min walk): www.belgiantrain.be/en

Local public transport tips

Use the STIB-MIVB app.

City center to VUB:
Metro line 1 (Stockel) to Montgomery. Take Tram line 7 (Vanderkindere) or 25 (Boondaal Station) to VUB (5 minutes walk to venue)

City center to VUB:
Bus line 95 (Wiener) to Etterbeek Station. (5 minutes walk to venue)

Brussels Airport to VUB:
Train (Dinant) to Etterbeek station (5 minutes walk to tvenue)

Airport train to VUB

Airport train to VUB map

Bus description

Bus description map

Metro description

Metro description map