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The International Course on Kidney Tumour Ablation has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for a maximum of 12 European CME credits (ECMEC)

 

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Friday 6th

8:30 Check-in and documentation

9:00 Welcome address

       Dra. Teresa Maristany, President of the Catalan Society of Radiology

Dr. Manel Escobar Amores. Chief of Radiology Department, of the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (HUVH)

       Dr. Juan Morote, Director of the Dept. of Urology of the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (HUVH)

       Dr. Enrique Esteban, President of the Spanish Society of Vascular and Interventionist Radiology (SERVEI)

       Dr. José Luís del Cura, President of the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM)

 

SESSION I: Indications of minimally invasive techniques for ablation of renal masses

9:30 Lecture: Kidney Tumor Ablation:  Chartering a Course for the Future at the Interface of Imaging, Intervention, and Biology 

        by Dra. Debra Gervais (Boston, USA)

10:00 Panel on the differential aspects of RFA, Cryoablation and Microwaves for ablation of renal masses

       Moderator: Dra. Anna Alguersuari (Barcelona, Spain)   
       Panelists: Dr. Pierre Bize (Geneva, Switzerland) talking on Radiofrequency, Dr. Alex King (Southampton, UK) talking about the use of Cryoablation & Dr. Chiaria Floridi (Varese, Italy) defending the use of Microwaves

 

10:45 Coffee Break

 

SESSION II: Indications of imaging techniques on renal mass ablation

 11:15 Panel on Imaging techniques for intervention guidance; Ultrasonography, CT and MR

       Moderator: Dr. Jean Michel Correas (París, France)

Panelists: Dr. Jose Luís del Cura (Bilbao, Spain), as expert in Ultrasonography, Dra. Alice Gilliams (London, UK) exposing opinions the use of CT & Dr. Xavier Buy (Bordeaux, France) talking on MR applied to RCC

12:00 Application of image-fusion techniques to ultrasound-guided renal mass ablation

        by Dr. Jean Michel Correas (París, France)

 

SESSION III: Complications: cases and recommendations

         Moderator: Dr. Jose Urbano (Madrid, Spain)

12:30 US-guided RFA-associated complications

        By Dr. Jose Luís del Cura (Bilbao, Spain)

12:50 CT-guided RFA-associated complications

        By Dra. Alice Gilliams (London, UK)

13:10 MR & CT-guided Cryoablation-associated complications

        By Dr. Francois Cornelis (Bordeaux, France)

 

13:30 Lunch 

 

SESSION IV: Decision making and guidelines

15:00 ABLATE as decision-making tool for renal mass ablation

        by Dr. Grant Schimt (Rochester, USA)

15:30 Interpreting US and EU guidelines for small renal mass treatment by ablative techniques

        by Dr. Grant Schimit (Rochester, USA)

16:00 Suitability and recommended procedures of biopsies for different diagnosis techniques

        by Dr. Andrea Veltri (Torino, Italy)

16:30 Personal experiences I

Selected speakers with 5 min each to expose a summary data on their own clinical practice on renal cancer.

 

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP I

17:00 to 19:00 Inscribed attendants will be able to rotate between different stands where to test the different options and perform simulated interventions.

 

 

Saturday 7th 

8:15 Welcome

 

SESSION V: Surgical techniques

8:30 Laparoscopic Surgery in Small Renal Masses

       Moderator: Dr. Enrique Trilla (Barcelona, Spain)

Panelists: Dr. Antoni Rosales (Barcelona, Spain), Transperitoneal approach, Dr. Raúl Martos (Sabadell, Spain), Retroperitoneal approach & Dr. Francisco Vigués (Barcelona, Spain), Laparoscopic surgery in small endophytic renal tumors.

9:15 Advances in Nephron-Sparing Surgery

        by Dr. Javier Burgos (Madrid, Spain)

9:45 Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy (RAPN)

        by Dr. Enrique Trilla (Barcelona, Spain)

10:15 Complications of nephon-sparing surgery and laparoscopy

        by Dr. David Lorente (Barcelona, Spain)

10:45 Ablation-Complemented Partial Nephrectomy

        by Dr. Ana Cristina Plata (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain)

 

11:15 Coffee break

 

SESSION VI: Inflammation and immune system

11:45 Post-Ablation Biological Effects

       Moderator: Philippe Pereira (Heilbronn, Germany)

Panelists: Dr. Sergio Dromi (Bethesda, USA): Immune system response, Dr. Muneeb Ahmed (Boston, US): Effects on Tumorigenesis

12:30 Immunomodulation by Thermal Ablation of Cancer

        by Philippe Pereira (Heilbronn, Germany)

13:00 Personal experiences II

Selected speakers with 5 min each to expose a summary data on their own clinical practice on renal cancer.

 

14:00 Lunch

 

SESSION VII: Image-based diagnosis for follow-up

        Moderator: Dr. Pablo de la Torre (Barcelona, Spain)

15:30 Utility of US, CT and MR in diagnosis and follow-up of renal tumours

        by Dr. Carles Nicolau (Barcelona, Spain)

15:50 Follow-up of Radiofrequency-ablated renal tumours by CEUS

        by Dr. Xavier Serres (Barcelona, Spain)

16:10 Use of CT and MR to monitor treated renal tumours

        by Dra. Alice Gilliams (London, UK)

 

END SESSION

16:30 Transversality of knowledge and necessary skills for renal tumor ablation and teaching experience at Samsung Medical Center

        by Dr. Byung Kwan Park (Samsung, Korea)

 

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP II

17:00 to 19:00 Inscribed attendants will be able to rotate between different stands where to test the different options and perform simulated interventions.