International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 12th Annual Teaching Course

Thu 04 Oct 2012 Sat 06 Oct 2012 Society

Saïd Business School
Park End Street

Solving problems in cancer patients
The twelfth annual teaching course will focus on ‘solving problems in cancer patients’. Content will be structured around clinical and technical stumbling blocks met in everyday practice and offer solutions to these issues.

The course will be held at the prestigious Said Business School, part of the University of Oxford. Full details of how to get there can be found on the 'Travel & Hotels' tab above.

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

Social events
Registration includes a welcome reception at the close of lectures at 6pm on Thursday 4th October. This year it will be held at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, a stunning venue in the heart of Oxford and only a short 10-15 minute walk from the Said Business School.

The course dinner will be held on Friday 5th October in the ballroom of the historic Randolph Hotel, tickets are available to purchase with registration. 

Exhibition & sponsorship
Opportunities for sponsorship and exhibiting are available, click here to download the full sponsorship brochure

ICIS is an organisation which contracts with the Said Business School for the use of facilities but which has no formal connection with the University of Oxford.


Course highlights

5 Special focus sessions

  • Emerging Paradigms in PET
  • Primary Breast Cancer
  • The Problematic Liver
  • Recommendations for Managing Incidental Lesions
  • Malignant Bone Disease

6 Interactive workshops (with audience response)

  • Response Assessment Criteria
  • Paediatrics
  • Standardised Reporting
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Central Nervous System

4 Hands-on workshops

  • Comprehensive Breast MRI
  • Prostate MRI: ESUR Guidelines in Practice (repeated twice)
  • Lung Nodule Management
  • Whole Body Diffusion Weighted Imaging (repeated twice)

5 Plenary sessions

  • Advanced Ovarian Cancer
  • Tumour Board: Management with Lung Ablation
  • Back to Basics: Developments to Improve Your Practice
  • Don't Let this Happen to You: Cases I Would Like to Read Again
  • Hot Topics: Body Diffusion MRI

2 Keynote lectures

  • Non-invasive diagnosis of focal liver lesions: An individualised approach
  • Solitary bone lesions: Which ones to worry about

Scientific sessions

  • Oral presentations and a prize for the best paper
  • Poster exhibition and a prize for the best poster

Awards will be presented at the Course Dinner on Friday 5th October at The Randolph Hotel.




Due to advanced security procedures recently implemented by our payment processor, PayPal, we regret that we are no longer able to process credit or debit card payments on your behalf. 

Please register using the online form to make payment via this method, or alternatively select the option to pay by bank transfer or cheque. Our bank details will then be emailed to you once your registration is complete. 

If you do experience any issues paying by credit or debit card, please contact PayPal directly on +44 (0) 8707 307191 for assistance.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


per person
(includes coffee/tea and lunch each day, plus Welcome Reception on Thursday 4 October) £495
per person
(includes coffee/tea and lunch each day, plus Welcome Reception on Thursday 4 October) £545
per person
(includes coffee/tea and lunch each day, plus Welcome Reception on Thursday 4 October) With supporting letter from Head of Dept £390
(includes coffee/tea and lunch each day, plus Welcome Reception on Thursday 4 October) £325
Course Dinner
per person
At The Randolph Hotel £65

Registration on individual days is available, please contact Liz Appleyard for further details: [email protected] / +44 (0) 207 036 8805


Online: Click here to register

By post: Please complete both sides of the registration and workshop preference form (click here to download) and enclose with full payment. Full payment must be received by 7th September 2012. Please post the form to:
Liz Appleyard, ICIS, 45 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9JF U.K.


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 £70) will only be made if written notification is received by 7th September 2012. Thereafter no refunds will be made.

Travel & Hotels

Arriving by air
Arriving by bus
Arriving by train
Arriving by car
Map of Oxford and ICIS 2012 Venues

Recommended Hotels
ICIS has negotiated preferential rates with several hotels close to the Said Business School to suit all tastes and budgets. Click here for further information about rates and to book.

Travelling to Oxford
Arriving by air
Oxford is within each reach of several of the UK's major airports: London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Birmingham International. 

From London Heathrow:
The Oxford Bus Company operates a 24 hour service to and from Heathrow to Oxford Central Bus Station. The X70 bus takes approximately 1 hour 40 mins to/from terminals 1-4 and 1hr 20mins to/from terminal 5.
Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station (15 mins) and from there take the train to Oxford Station (1hour). Visit First Great Western's website for times and tickets.

From London Gatwick:
The Oxford Bus Company operates a 24 hour service to and from the north and south terminals at Gatwick. The X80 service takes 2 hours 30 mins.
Alternatively, take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Stations (30 mins), take the Circle underground line to Paddington Station, and from there a train to Oxford Station. Visit First Great Western for times and tickets.

From Birmingham International: 
A regular train service runs from the airport to Oxford Station and takes just 1 hour. Visit Cross Country Trains for times and tickets.

From Stansted and Luton:
The National Express bus service 737 runs from these airports and takes approx 4 hours.

Arriving by bus
Fast and frequent services run from central London to central Oxford and back. The journey takes 1 hour 40 mins, a little longer during rush hours.
The Oxford Espress (All day and evening)
The Oxford Tube (24 hour service)

Arriving by train
A frequent, direct train service operates from London Paddington Station to Oxford (First Great Western) and between Birmingham New Street and Oxford (Cross Country Trains).

Arriving by car
From London:
Take the M40 northwest out of London; leave the motorway at junction 8 sign posted towards the A40/Oxford.
Or take the M4 south west out of London, leaving the motorway at junction 13. Follow signs for the A34 north towards Oxford and take the exit from the A34 towards the A4144/Oxford/Ring Road.
From Birmingham: 
Take the M40 south towards Oxford, exiting at junction 9 for the A41/A34 towards Oxford/Bicester/Aylesbury/Newbury.

Please be aware that bus lane enforcement is in operation in Oxford which restricts access through the city centre. 

Park and Ride in Oxford
Parking can be difficult to find in Oxford so we recommend the park and ride service. There are five sites, all clearly signposted from the ring road:
Water Eaton 
Pear Tree 
Visit the Oxford Park and Ride website for further information.

The Westgate car park is the main central Oxford car park, with Gloucester Green and Worcester Street also close by. For further details click here.


View Oxford in a larger map

Scientific Committee
Prof. Anwar Padhani (UK), Professor Vincent Chong (Singapore), Dr. Leslie Quint (USA), Dr. Michael King (UK), Professor Andrea Rockall (UK) Heinz-Peter Schlemmer (Germany), Dr. Dow-Mu Koh (UK)

2012 Faculty

J. Barentsz  (Nijmegen)

G. Morana (Treviso)

M. Bellomi (Milan)

L. Ollivier  (Paris)

G. Brown (London)

M. Oudkerk (Groningen)

V. Chong  (Singapore)

W. Oyen  (Nijmegen)

C. Collins  (Dublin)

A. Padhani  (London)

S. Diederich  (Düsseldorf)

G. Petralia (Milan)

R. Forstner (Salzburg)

A. Rahmouni (Paris)

A. Gaya (London)

R. Reznek  (London)

A. Gillams (London)

A. Rockall (London)

M. Gore  (London)

W. Schima (Vienna)

R. Gore  (Chicago)

H-P. Schlemmer (Heidelberg)

J. Heiken (St. Louis)

M. Schwaiger (Munich)

R. Hicks (Melbourne)

A. Smets (Antwerp)

T. Huisman (Baltimore)

A. Sohaib  (London)

D-M. Koh  (London)

H. Thoeny (Bern)

D. Lawrence (London)

M. van den Bosch (Utrecht)

O. Lucidarme (Paris)

P. van Ooijen (Groningen)

A. MacIndoe (London)

D. Vanel (Bologna)

D. MacVicar  (London)

S. Vinnicombe (Dundee)

B. McCarville (Memphis)

R. Vliegenthart (Groningen)

K. Miles (Brighton)


17 category 1 CPD credits have been awarded by the Royal College of Radiologists (UK) as follows:

Thursday 4 October - 6 credits
Friday 5 October - 6 credits
Saturday 6 October - 5 credits

The International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and12th Annual Teaching Course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UMES).

The International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 12th Annual Teaching Course is designated for up to 17 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Thursday 4 October - 6 credits
Friday 5 October - 6 credits
Saturday 6 October - 5 credits

All delegates will receive a CPD certificate of attendance for the days attended.



Please read these notes carefully before submitting your abstract. 

  • All abstracts will be subject to review and if accepted for presentation will be included in the ICIS journal Cancer Imaging
  • Abstracts must be submitted using this online submission process, providing all fields requested
  • PLEASE REMEMBER to notify us if your contact details change
  • The abstract document must be submitted in either a Word or PDF format and must be NO LONGER than 250 words, taking the form of a single concise paragraph describing the aim, methods, results and conclusion where appropriate
  • The abstract should NOT INCLUDE references, tables or figures
  • Presenting authors note that by submitting the abstract to ICIS 2012 that they have the permission of co-authors
  • Successful presenters will be able to register for the course at a reduced rate of £325
  • ICIS 2012 reserves the right to copy-edit all abstracts to comply with house styles


  • Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday 30th May 2012
  • All authors will be notified if their submission has been successful after 25th June 2012
  • The deadline for presenters to register for the meeting: Friday 6th July 2012 to ensure the abstract appears in Cancer Imaging


Meeting Sponsors

Acuitas Medical Bracco Guerbet Nuada Medical Specialist Imaging Siemens