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ESOI-ESSO-ESTRO 2019 Webinar Rectal cancer: multidisciplinary approach to imaging

24 April, 2019 - Preview

Venue: Online


Aims of the webinar

MR Imaging of rectal cancer influences treatment decision and impacts patient’s outcome. It is crucial that radiologists not only understand how to read and interpret images but also know how these findings impact clinical decision making. This joint ESOI/ESTRO/ESSO webinar approaches imaging from a multidisciplinary view. Attendees will learn about the multidisciplinary team management, the relevant questions from clinicians and how radiologists can answer these. The teachers will be a team of surgeon, radiation oncologist and radiologist experts in rectal cancer management. Short lectures will be followed by case based discussions among the teachers and attendees, in this way simulating a multidisciplinary meeting.


Prof. Regina Beets-Tan is the immediate past-president of ESOI, 2nd vice president of ESR and chairwoman of the Department of Radiology at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam. Her research focus is multidisciplinary, in MRI of rectal cancer and has an international track record. Beets-Tan collaborates with multidisciplinary research teams worldwide and has authored several international guidelines on rectal cancer imaging and management. 

Prof. Nuno Figueiredo has been Head of the Champalimaud Surgical Centre since it opened in 2015, as well as continuing his role as an internationally renowned colorectal surgeon. Following his Fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery, which he undertook in Belgium, and a one-year position as Honorary Consultant Surgeon in the Minimally Invasive Colorectal Unit of Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, he became a certified robotic surgeon in December 2015. In 2013, Prof. Figueiredo won the Pfizer Award for Fundamental Research and he has continued this interest in investigation with several projects, including personalised colorectal cancer therapy using novel patient-derived xenografts in zebrafish.

Dr. Rob Glynne-Jones (FRCP, FRCR) is Macmillan Lead Clinician in Gastrointestinal cancer at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.
His major research interest is in the treatment of rectal and anal cancer, and chemoradiation. Current areas of research include investigation of resistance mechanisms/predictive factors for response to chemoradiation in anal and rectal cancer, DCE-MRI changes, examination of tumour interstitial pressure and the development of novel chemoradiation regimens. He is also interested in defining an optimal field size for radiation for different stages.


This webinar is only open to active ESOI, ESSO and ESTRO members. Should you be in doubt of your current ESOI membership status, please contact the ESOI office at note that the ESOI office will liasie with the offices of ESSO and ESTRO in order to check your membership status once registered for the webinar.

Due to the limit of 500 parallel attendees during the live session we reserve the right to accept your registration on a first come first serve basis.

Please register via the following link: webinar registration