Hands-on Device Training

Tumour ablation

Percutaneous ablation plays an increasingly fundamental role in the loco-regional treatment of cancer. Ablation technologies and equipment for live image guidance are developing quickly.

This Hands-on Device Training (HDT) aims to provide an overview of available technologies. Separate sessions will look at radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, cryoablation and laser ablation, as well as image guidance.

After a short kick-off presentation by the HDT coordinators, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the specifics, as well as the safe and effective use of the available technology in a hands-on setting.

Each HDT will feature a round-table discussion with the coordinators at the end of each session allowing participants to ask questions and give feedback.

TA-HDT 1: Tumour ablation - Radiofrequency
Monday, April 8, 2019; 10:30-12:00
TA-HDT 2: Tumour ablation - Radiofrequency
Monday, April 8, 2019; 15:00-16:30
Coordinators:  J.M. Abadal (Madrid/ES), F. Orsi (Milan/IT)

TA-HDT 3: Tumour ablation - Microwave
Tuesday, April 9, 2019; 10:30-12:00
TA-HDT 4: Tumour ablation - Microwave
Tuesday, April 9, 2019; 15:00-16:30
Coordinators: S. Ilyas (London/UK), P. Rao (Strasbourg/FR)

TA-HDT 5: Tumour ablation - Cryoablation and laser ablation
Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 10:30-12:00
Coordinators: F.M. Gómez (Barcelona/ES), A.H. Mahnken (Marburg/DE)

TA-HDT 6: Tumour ablation - Image guidance
Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 15:00-16:30
Coordinators: A. Hakimé (Villejuif/FR), L. Solbiati (Rozzano/IT)



Please note that participation will be free of charge, but places are limited to 25 people per session and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
As HDT sessions offer practical medical training, participation is for qualified medical professionals only.