Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe

May 23-24 | Utrecht, NL

Radioembolization of liver tumours

May 23-24 | Utrecht, NL

Radioembolization of liver tumours

May 23-24 | Utrecht, NL

Radioembolization of liver tumours

May 23-24 | Utrecht, NL

May 23-24 | Utrecht, NL

OnsiteESIR coursesRadioembolization of liver tumours, Utrecht/NL, May 23-24, 2024

Radioembolization of liver tumours, Utrecht/NL, May 23-24, 2024

Radioembolization is increasingly performed throughout Europe. The way radioembolization is performed is continuously evolving, pushed by technical innovations, the current availability of three different types of microspheres and increasing insight into the need for patient-specific dosimetry.

In this ESIR course, “Radioembolization of liver tumours”, organised by Dr. Maarten Smits, Dr. Arthur Braat and Prof. Marnix Lam, attendees will learn about the fundamentals, latest evidence and techniques for performing radioembolization. Participants will be able to get hands-on experience with a wide range of products used for radioembolization, and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking and time to explore the city of Utrecht with its historic canals.

Who should attend?

Organised and led by renowned experts, this ESIR course gives both experienced and starting physicians the opportunity to increase their practical skills, become familiar with a range of techniques and products available for radioembolization, and learn more about the latest developments in the field.

A large part of the course will be devoted to hands-on experience with various devices and software available for radioembolization. Topics for hands-on workshops are performing dosimetry, handling of the administration systems for the three types of microspheres, working with innovative catheter-designs and imaging techniques.

Preliminary programme

Thursday, May 23, 2024

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:10 Opening

09:10-10:00 Introduction to radioembolization

What is radioembolization
Landscape for hepatocellular carcinoma
Landscape for colorectal cancer metastases
Tumour board discussion

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:15 Treatment and work-up

Video case
Tips for radioembolization

11:15-12:00 Treatment planning

Basics of dose and radiation
Surrogate particles for work-up
Differences between treatment products
What is the right dose?
Introduction to hands-on device training

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Hands-on device training (rotating groups)

Software for dosimetry
Devices for angiography
Administration systems
Imaging techniques

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:30 Hands-on device training (rotating groups)

Software for dosimetry
Devices for angiography
Administration systems
Imaging techniques

16:30-17:00 Quiz

Friday, May 24, 2024

09:30-10:10 Positioning in the landscape

Radioembolization or TACE?
Radioembolization or ablation?
Radioembolization or PVE?
Radioembolization or immunotherapy?

10:10-10:40 Coffee break

10:45-12:10 Advanced topics

Practices across Europe
Real-time MRI or SPECT guidance
Radioembolization outside the liver
My worst mistakes when doing radioembolization

12:10-12:20 Final discussion/remarks

Local host

Maarten L.J. Smits
Maarten L.J. Smits

Preliminary faculty

G. Bol (Utrecht/NL)
A. Braat (Utrecht/NL)
R. Bruijnen (Utrecht/NL)
L. Crocetti (Pisa/IT)
J. de Bruijne (Utrecht/NL)
H. de Jong (Utrecht/NL)
G. Keane (Utrecht/NL)
M. Lam (Utrecht/NL)
R. Salem (Chicago/US)
L. Violante (Porto/PT)


University Medical Center Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
The Netherlands


Please note that this course is open only to interventional radiologists who have completed their radiology training and performing radioembolization or planning to start with radioembolization. To further multidisciplinary team building, nuclear medicine physicians may attend this course together with an interventional radiologist from the same hospital under the registration type “Team Fee.”

The registration fees are as follows:

Early Fee
(until March 24, 2024)
Regular Fee
(as of March 25, 2024)
Course registration€ 690€ 890
Course registration – team**€ 1100€ 1400
Course registration (CIRSE Member*)€ 590€ 690
Course registration (CIRSE Member*) - team**€ 800€ 990
Nurse/radiographer*** € 690€ 890

Reduced registration fees are only available for members of CIRSE in good standing.

Interventional radiologists attending the course may bring with them a nuclear medicine colleague from the same hospital with whom they work together in a multidisciplinary team. These two physicians will then be able to attend the ESIR course under the “team fee”. A copy of a medical license/certificate listing the nuclear medicine specialty of the teammate will be required and need to be uploaded. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Registration needs to be accompanied by the Confirmation Form, signed by the head of department.

These fees include:

  • Course attendance
  • Teaching material for the course
  • Lunch and coffee breaks

General Information

  • Please note that this course is limited to 40 participants and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To attend the ESIR courses as a member, CIRSE membership fee for the year of the course must be settled.
  • Please note that your registration becomes valid only after receipt of payment and after confirmation by the CIRSE Central Office.
  • When making your flight bookings, please make sure that you will be able to stay for the entire course.

Invoices will be issued by the CIRSE Foundation, Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

CIRSE Foundation
Neutorgasse 9
1010 Vienna

Phone: 0043 1 904 2003
Email: [email protected]

Cancellation of course registration

The CIRSE Foundation offers all participants the possibility of purchasing insurance with our partner “Europäische Reiseversicherung” via this link. Thus, the CIRSE Foundation itself will not refund any amount after a cancellation of registration. All requests have to be issued to the “Europäische Reiseversicherung” directly. Refunds will be given within the terms and conditions of the “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. Name changes will be handled as a cancellation and new registration. Please note that CIRSE offers just a platform to effect a policy between you and “Europäische Reiseversicherung


Below is a list of recommended hotels within the vicinity of the course venue. To proceed with booking your rooms for the course duration, please get in touch with the hotels directly. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and course delegates shall bear all costs in this context themselves.

Inntel Hotels Utrecht
4*, 18 min. drive from the venue, city centre
Smakkelaarshoek 24
3511 EC Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone:  +31 (0) 30-2020990
E-Mail: [email protected]

The Nox Hotel
4*, 14 min. drive from the venue
Keistraat 8
3512 HV Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 202 9800
E-Mail: [email protected]

Van der Valk Hotel de Bilt
4*, 8 min. drive from the venue
De Holle Bilt 1
3732 HM De Bilt
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 220 58 11
E-Mail: [email protected]

Hotel Midland Utrecht:
4*, 10 min. drive from the venue
Ariënslaan 1
3573 PT Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)30 271 58 24
E-mail: [email protected]

Court Hotel
4*, 15 min. drive from the venue
Korte Nieuwstraat 14
3512 NM Utrecht
Phone: +31 30 233 0033
E-Mail: [email protected]

NH Utrecht
3*, 15 min. drive from the venue
Jaarbeursplein 24
3521 AR Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +43 126 754 33 or: +31 30 297 7977
E-Mail: [email protected]