Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to this new advanced, level III course on Glioma Imaging.

Neurooncology is one of the areas that has benefited most from the tremendous advances in MR imaging and its powerful techniques. Recent progress in understanding tumour biology have deeply influenced the way in which gliomas are classified. They are also transforming their surgical and medical management.

This course will address these important and exciting developments and the impact on the early diagnosis on gliomas, the pre- and intra-operative planning and the post-operative monitoring in terms of clinical management, clinical trials and experimental therapies.

The course will be held at the San Raffaele Congress Centre in Milan (Italy). San Raffaele is a clinical research university hospital established in 1971 to provide international-level specialized care for the most complex and difficult health conditions. The university is the top-rated medical school in Italy. It is one of the few Italian universities in biomedical research where there is a close interaction between basic and clinical research units, hospital divisions and teaching. Both university and hospital are regarded as a point of reference in the field of Neuroscience, Neurology, and Neuroimaging in Italy. In particular, the Neuroradiology Department has a long-standing expertise in the field of clinical and experimental oncology.

Milan is a great industrial city in the north of Italy, rich in history, art and monuments. During the last ten years, the city has developed new exciting areas that have added interest to the classical attractions and the well-known fashion area.

I am sure that together with the top-level faculty, San Raffaele and Milan will contribute to creating the proper context for a successful and rewarding course.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to Milan this November.

Professor Andrea Falini

Advanced Course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology (Level III)

Glioma Imaging, 8-10 November 2017, Milan/IT

This level III course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology on glioma imaging provides a mixture of lectures and workshops, the latter taking place in small working groups enabling a high level of interactive education. Many of the workshops will take place on workstations, allowing the participants to gain direct, hands-on experience of the relevant image assessment and post-processing techniques.

Advanced level

This is an advanced course, which builds on the ECNR course on brain tumours. It is therefore expected that the participants’ level of knowledge is at least at the level of the ECNR brain tumour course.

The course faculty consists of experts in the field of Neuro-oncology and (MR) imaging.

Course program and topics

The course lasts 3 full days. Topics that are addressed are:

• the 2016 WHO classification, its implications for brain tumour imaging and application in radiogenomics;

• technical background on MR imaging techniques and their clinical application; including perfusion, diffusion (tensor), functional MR imaging, and MR spectroscopy;

• PET and metabolic imaging;

• an update on most recent advances in surgical, radiotherapeutic and medical approaches to glioma treatment.

The last session of the course is organized in collaboration with the European Organisation for Research and Therapy of Cancer (EORTC), and will provide the participants with the certification as RANO reviewer for clinical trials.

Course program committee

Dr. Marion Smits, Rotterdam/NL

Prof. Andrea Falini, Milan/IT

Prof. Tarek Yousry, London/UK

Prof. Ana Ramos, Madrid/ES