8th Prostate MRI Teaching Course
June 22-23, 2018 / Lille, France

Welcome to Lille !

It is a great pleasure to organize this 8th annual european course dedicated to prostate MR imaging. This is the second time that this yealy event, endorsed by the European Society of Uro-Radiology (ESUR) is held in France ; and this time it is in LILLE, a wonderful and welcoming flanders city, at the crossroads of Paris, London and Bruxelles, and highly accessible by train or plane.

Our objective is to teach you, in 2 days, the best of current knowledge in prostate MRI acquisition, interpretation and reporting techniques, and help you become at ease, or even better in prostate MRI for the diagnosis, staging and follow-up of prostate cancer. Basic and "hot" topics, like active surveillance, target biopsies, PIRADS, focal-therapy will be discussed. For that, we will ask the best specialists of France and Europe to expose their views, tips and perspectives, in short but high-level talks.

This meeting is also a "workshop" : in addition to the courses, we will organize collective and individual interpretation sessions, opened to discussion. Thanks to our unique experience in this domain, we will be able to provide you fast and comfortable case-reading conditions by using individual high-quality tablets (iPads).

With best regards,

Philippe PUECH, M.D, Ph.D
Head of the genito-urinary department in Lille university hospital
Local organization committee


Scientific Committee

Jelle ​BARENTSZ (NL), ​François ​CORNUD (F), Bernt ​HAMM (D), ​Vibeke ​LOGAGER (DK), ​Anwar ​PADHANI (UK), ​Valeria ​PANEBIANCO (I), Philippe PUECH (F),​Raphaële ​RENARD-PENNA (F), Jonathan ​RICHENBERG (UK), ​Olivier ​ROUVIERE (F), ​Harriet ​THOENY (CH), ​Geert ​VILLEIRS (B), Arnauld VILLERS (F)


Hashim AHMED (UK), Jelle ​BARENTSZ (NL), Xavier CATHELINEAU (F), ​François ​CORNUD (F), ​Rianne ​ENGELS (NL), Francesco GIGANTI (UK), Bernt ​HAMM (D), ​Vibeke ​LOGAGER (DK), Paul MOLDOVAN (F), ​Anwar ​PADHANI (UK), ​Valeria ​PANEBIANCO (I), Philippe PUECH (F),​Raphaële ​RENARD-PENNA (F), Jonathan ​RICHENBERG (UK), ​Olivier ​ROUVIERE (F), Guido SAUTER (D), ​Ivo SCHOOTS (NL), Harriet ​THOENY (CH), ​Geert ​VILLEIRS (B), Arnauld VILLERS (F)


Friday 22th June 2018 - 08:30-17:25
8:30IntroductionPr Philippe PUECH
8:40Radioanatomy of the prostatePr Geert VILLEIRS
9:10MRI for the diagnosis of prostate cancerPr Olivier ROUVIERE
9:50Guidelines for standardized reporting of Prostate Cancer imagingPr Jelle BARENTSZ
10:30Coffee break
11:00Pitfalls in prostate MRIDr Valeria PANEBIANCO
11:35Staging of PCa using MRIDr François CORNUD
12:00MRI first vs. Targeted vs. Systematic biopsiesPr Bernd HAMM
12:30Lunch break
14:00Live MDT and "Hands-on" interpretation session
Amphitheatre MDT
Hands-on sessions on individual tablets in smaller groups
Focus on cancer identification, PIRADS scoring and staging
16:00Coffee break
16:30How to get the best of your MR device ? - The technician's point of viewRianne ENGELS
17:00Prostate pathology...for radiologistsPr Guido SAUTER
17:25End of session
Saturday 23rd June 2018 - 08:30-16:00
8:30What do urologists expect from prostate imaging ?Pr Arnauld VILLERS
9:00Prostate cancer treatment options...for radiologistsPr Arnauld VILLERS
9:30Focal therapy. Basics and perspectivesPr Hashim AHMED
10:00MR Imaging of focal therapy and recurrences of prostate cancerPr Raphaële RENARD-PENNA
10:30Coffee break
11:00Updates and Controversies in PCa diagnosis and stagingPr Anwar PADHANI
11:30Updates and Controversies in PCa disease managementPr Xavier CATHELINEAU
12:00Live cases with multidisplinary brainstorming...Our "black belt" experts panel
12:30Lunch break
13:30Live MDT and "Hands-on" interpretation session
Amphitheatre MDT
Hands-on sessions on individual tablets in smaller groups
Focus on AS, FT and recurrences
15:30Handy tools for optimal CME and best practicesPr Philippe PUECH
15:45Where will we meet next year ?Dr Valeria PANEBIANCO
16:00End of session

Organization and Registrations

This workshop is organized with the help of (Professional Congress Organizer)
Registrations are only be feasible online. They are secured, with instant confirmation. Invoices are available

We have a LIMITED number of participants. Do not wait.

Congress Venue

The 8th Annual ESUR prostate workshop takes place in France, at the Lille University School of Medicine, on Friday 22th and Saturday 23rd of June 2018. It is the largest training and research center for physicians in France, with more than 11000 students.

The venue is a modern building located 15 minutes door-to-door from the city centre, easily accessible by subway (Line 1 - station "Eurasanté") - 15 min door to door from the city center.


Lille has two very convenient railway station downtown. The congress will be held at the Lille School of Medicine.

The best is to find a room downtown, and reach the congress venue by feet, using the underground (10 minutes max).

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Technical Exposition

We thank the following industrials for their presence at the technical expo. All of them will have a booth and present or demonstrate their products, dedicated to high-quality prostate imaging, biopsy, or patient care.