Hands-on Device Training

Tumour ablation

Percutaneous ablation plays an increasingly fundamental role for 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
Sunday, April 22, 2018; 10:30-12:00
TA-HDT 2: Tumour ablation - Radiofrequency
Sunday, April 22, 2018; 15:00-16:30
Coordinators: T. Sabharwal (London/UK), C.-M. Sommer (Stuttgart/DE)

TA-HDT 3: Tumour ablation - Microwave
Monday, April 23, 2018; 10:30-12:00
TA-HDT 4: Tumour ablation - Microwave
Monday, April 23, 2018; 15:00-16:30
Coordinators: R.-T. Hoffmann (Dresden/DE), A.J. King (Southampton/UK)

TA-HDT 5: Tumour ablation - Cryoablation and laser ablation
Tuesday, April 24, 2018; 10:30-12:00
Coordinators: F.M. Gómez (Barcelona/ES), A.H. Mahnken (Marburg/DE)

TA-HDT 6: Tumour ablation - Image guidance
Tuesday, April 24, 2018; 15:00-16:30
Coordinators: R. Bale (Innsbruck/AT), L. Solbiati (Rozzano/IT)

Participation is free of charge; pre-registration is, however, required.

Please note that, as these workshops offer practical medical training, registration and participation is offered exclusively to qualified medical professionals.