International Cancer Imaging Society Society Meeting and 8th Annual Teaching Course

Mon 06 Oct 2008 Wed 08 Oct 2008 Society

The Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath. BA1 2QH UK.


The eighth annual course of our Society will focus on the clinical role of imaging in patients with cancer and new techniques that will aid clinical decision making and improve outcomes.

Key-note lectures will be delivered on PET-CT in oncology, imaging of colorectal hepatic metastases, imaging for radiation therapy planning, reporting of cancer imaging studies, and current status of tumour ablation.

In special focus sessions, advances in imaging of breast, lung, head and neck, gastrointestinal, gynaecologic, hepatic and pancreatic cancer will be discussed. In addition, there will be a mini-symposium on imaging techniques for assessing treatment response.

There will be parallel scientific sessions, dedicated to proffered papers, which will present research in the field of imaging in oncology. There will also be poster sessions and the best overall paper and poster will be awarded a prize.

Eighteen workshops for smaller groups will focus on a wide range of clinical topics, including "how-to-do" workshops. In addition, registrants will have the opportunity to gain practical computer skills at "hands-on" workshops dedicated to CT colonography and diffusion MRI.

This course is designed for all radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and other specialists interested in the diagnosis and management of oncology.

The meeting will be held in the beautiful city of Bath, UK, allowing the ideal combination of education and social interaction. Our welcome reception will be held on Monday at the Assembly Rooms, and on Tuesday we will have a Gala Dinner at the beautiful Pump Rooms with drinks on the terrace of the Roman Baths beforehand.


Venue: The Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath. BA1 2QH U.K.
Date: Monday 6th – Wednesday 8th October 2008

5 Keynote Lectures

  • Tumour ablation: current role in the liver, kidney, lung and bone
  • Principles of imaging for radiation therapy planning
  • Critical questions in imaging of colorectal hepatic metastases
  • PET-CT in oncology: making the most of the CT
  • Contrast safety in the cancer patient


  • Imaging techniques for assessing treatment response

6 'Focus on' Sessions

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Hepatic cancer
  • Gynaecologic cancer

8 Workshop sessions including "Hands-on" workshops

Scientific Paper Sessions & Scientific Poster Exhibition

A prize for the best oral presentation and best poster will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. 

Registration Fees:

per person
(includes coffee/tea and lunch each day, plus Welcome Reception on Monday 6th October) £460
per person
(includes coffee/tea and lunch each day, plus Welcome Reception on Monday 6th October) £505
per person
(includes coffee/tea and lunch each day, plus Welcome Reception on Monday 6th October) With supporting letter from Head of Dept £365
Gala Dinner
per person
At The Roman Baths and Pump Room
(includes pre-dinner drink, 3-course meal with wine & coffee)
Partners lunch package
per person
(includes lunch each day, plus Welcome Reception on Monday 6th October) £80

Attendance on individual days may be booked on application to ICIS Secretariat.

How to register:

Fax: + 44 (0)20 7307 1414
Post: Louise Rusha, ICIS Secretariat, BIR Conference Office,
36 Portland Place, London. W1B 1AT U.K.

Download Registration, Booking and Selection Form

Please complete both sides of the registration, booking and selection form and enclose with full payment. Full payment must be received by 8th September 2008.

Important Information:

Reservations will only be confirmed on receipt of the fully completed booking form and full payment.
A confirmation letter and further details will be issued on receipt of full payment.

Reservations are subject to availability and will be confirmed within one week from receipt of completed booking form and full payment.

Refunds (minus an administration charge of £60) will only be made if written notification is received by 8th September 2008. Thereafter no refunds will be made.


Travel Documents

Map for Delegates

Travel information: Bath and the surrounding area couldn't be easier to get to - less than 2 hours from London, with excellent road and rail links. (See below for further information)

Accommodation: Accommodation can be booked through the Visit Bath website. A wide range of hotels in and around Bath are available and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Information on all aspects of your visit to Bath can also be found on the Visit Bath website.

Travelling to Bath by Rail:

There are regular train services direct from London Paddington and Waterloo to Bath Spa Station, with an average journey time of around 90 minutes.

Bristol Temple Meads, just 15 minutes away by train, is also a major hub for travel to all other parts of the country.

Travelling to Bath by Bus / Coach:

National Express provides good-value coach travel linking all major towns and cities in the UK. Frequent services run from London Victoria Coach Station, London Heathrow and London Gatwick to Bath.

Travelling to Bath by Car:

Bath is located just 10 miles from junction 18 of the M4 motorway which runs direct from London and Heathrow. There are also excellent motorway links from the North and Devon and Cornwall via the M5 motorway, whilst Wales is just a short drive west on the M4.

Travelling to Bath by Air:

Bristol International Airport, just 15 miles from Bath, is one of Britain's fastest growing airports, serving over 68 direct destinations and 300 worldwide destinations via the hub system using Amsterdam and Brussels.

For travel to Bath from Bristol International Airport the Bristol International Flyer express coach service picks up passengers outside the airport every 30 minutes, from 02.30 - 23.45, 7 days a week. The bus then drops passengers at Bristol Temple Meads Station, where you can catch one of the many frequent train services into Bath Spa Station (journey time approximately 15 minutes).

For travel to Bath from Gatwick Airport or Heathrow Airport, a regular coach service runs from Gatwick via Heathrow to the train station at Reading, where you can pick up a direct train to Bath Spa Station. Alternatively, an express train service from both airports goes direct to central London, where you can use the Underground to travel to Paddington Station and then catch a direct train to Bath Spa Station.

Travelling to Bath by Sea:

The closest ferry ports are located in Portsmouth approximately 80 miles/130 km away (for boats to mainland Europe) and Fishguard approximately 140 miles/250 km away (for boats to Ireland). The major port of Dover is 190 miles/305 km away. 

J. Barentsz ( Nijmegen )
M. Bellomi ( Milan )
G. Brown ( London )
V. Chong ( Singapore )
C. Collins ( Dublin )
S. Diederich ( Düsseldorf )
I. Francis ( Ann Arbor )
F. Gilbert ( Aberdeen )
A. Gillams ( London )
A. Giovagnoni ( Ancona )
J. Heiken ( St. Louis )
R. Hermans ( Leuven )
J. Husband ( London )
R. Iyer ( Houston )
D-M. Koh ( London )
A. Maier ( Vienna )
T. Mang ( Vienna )
B. McCarville ( Memphis )

K. McHugh ( London )
T. McLoud ( Boston )
K. Miles ( Brighton )
G. Morana ( Treviso )
L. Ollivier ( Paris )
W. Oyen ( Nijmegen )
A. Padhani ( London )
G. Petralia ( Milan )
L. Quint ( Ann Arbor )
S. Rankin ( London )
R. Reznek ( London )
P. Robinson ( Leeds )
W. Schima ( Vienna )
H-P. Schlemmer ( Tuebingen )
J. Spencer ( Leeds )
H. Thoeny ( Bern )
D. Vanel ( Paris )

The Royal College of Radiologists has awarded ICIS 2008 20 Category 1 (external) CPD credits.

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) accreditation has been applied for.


Submission of abstracts for scientific papers and posters are invited.

Please download and complete the Abstract Submission Form (in PDF format) or by application to the ICIS Secretariat:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 1406
Fax: +44 (0)20 7307 1414
E-mail: [email protected]

Submission deadline: 30th May 2008

Please submit your abstract (no more than 250 words) saved onto disc (do not send paper copy) to BIR:
By e-mail: [email protected]
Or by post to: ICIS 2007 Secretariat, Conference Office,
The British Institute of Radiology,
36 Portland Place, London. W1B 1AT U.K.

Abstracts selected for presentation will be published in Cancer Imaging. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified after 30th June 2008.