15 April 2013

International Cancer Imaging Society Update - Press Release

Registration is now open for the ICIS Society Annual Teaching Course. This year’s course will be held in the historic city of York, UK, from Monday 30th September until Wednesday 2nd October.  The 13th annual course will highlight the role of imaging in the multidisciplinary management of oncology through interactive teaching and the fostering of active learning.   

If you would like to submit an abstract to be judged by our Scientific Committee, the deadline is 24th May 2013. Those selected will have the opportunity to present their work in York and abstracts will be published in ICIS’s journal, Cancer Imaging.  For further details on submitting abstracts and how to register for the meeting, please go to the ‘Event’ tab on the ICIS website: www.icimagingsociety.org.uk
In February 2013 ICIS held it’s first ICIS interactive one-day teaching course in London - a Masterclass in Imaging of Gynaecological Cancers.  The workshop highlighted current imaging techniques, image interpretation and pitfalls in imaging gynaecological malignancies with six ICIS faculty teaching just 36 delegates. The day was a runaway success with all 36 places selling out in just 3 weeks and a further 50 people subsequently joining the waiting list for the next course! Delegate feedback indicated the success of the workshop:
“Superb day, good cases; excellent tutors.  Definitely to be recommended, a MUST for any radiologist!”
“Brilliant!  I would come again if different cases were used.  We need more of these cancer imaging courses, not just for Gynae!”
We will be repeating this course later in the year and intend to introduce a series of workshops, each focusing on different type of cancer.  ICIS would like to extend a warm thank you to Guerbet for sponsoring the ICIS interactive courses.
This year the ICIS president is Dr. Leslie Quint, Professor of Radiology and Surgery at the University of Michigan.  For those of you unfamiliar with ICIS and the work that we do, we were established in 1998 to meet the important challenges of advancing imaging in the multidisciplinary management of cancer.  We promote education in oncological imaging and stimulate research in the study of human tumour behaviour, bringing together radiologists with an interest in oncological imaging for the exchange of ideas, and to organise scientific meetings, multicentre research studies and postgraduate courses within the field.  
Louise Mustoe, ICIS Marketing and Events
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