CHILI – Conference on Hybrid Imaging Live

A huge thank you to the thousands of participants from all over the world who made this conference so special!

A total of 4,064 people registered for CHILI 2.0 compared to 3,515 last year, representing an increase of 16 percent. 2,805 persons joined live over the course of the conference and 1,022 persons watched the recordings in the 72 hours after the conferenence they were freely accessible to all registrants. That is a massive increase from the previous year for all parameters.

President of ESHIMT, Prof. Thomas Beyer, who took part in the conference, stated, “I’m delighted with the turnout at this year’s event; it is fantastic to see so many people engaged in hybrid imaging. The advantages of CHILI’s highly accessible online format are obvious and palatable to people from all around the world. Today, we were able to offer this event free of charge to more and more people all over the world, giving everyone with a passion for hybrid imaging the opportunity to participate and learn. I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to the organisers, the team behind the scenes and you, as the audience who made this conference such a success.”

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Behind the scenes

Feedback from our participants

Excellent overall, it was my first time tuning into the ESHIMT / CHILI online conference. I have enjoyed it tremendously. The speakers were excellent and the host was superb.

The outreach is the best aspect of the conference. It ensured the participation of enthusiasts from different countries, especially developing countries like Nepal. It is fascinating to be made aware of the extensive uses of hybrid imaging in various areas of medicine by the experts.

I am very grateful, because free online conferences even allow doctors from not very developed countries, both economically and medically, to improve and strive for the best to learn new things.

The sessions on hybrid imaging were very useful for all of us who work in the field and do not have the opportunity to attend similar workshops and conferences abroad. Please, continue your efforts.

I loved the accessibility of the conference and the ease of access for the Q&A segments. Keep up the good work guys!! Looking forward to CHILI 2020!

I am regestred as PET/CT and NM specialist and it was really great to get more knowledge on NET tumors also in PSMA cases. the rest of the lectures were a good update and gave me more input for cases in my daily work.

Thank you from the faculty

Learning Objectives

  • to learn the principles of hybrid medical imaging
  • to learn the key clinical questions at different points in the patient’s journey
  • to understand the indications, limitations and comparative merits of each part in hybrid medical imaging in a wide range of oncologic and non-oncologic conditions, including prostate cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer as well as inflammation and infection.
  • to appreciate the complementary roles of structural and functional/molecular imaging in cancer management
  • to understand how information derived from imaging guides patient selection for treatment and supports individualised treatment planning
  • to learn about advanced applications of hybrid imaging, such as theranostics, new radiopharmaceuticals and machine learning in hybrid imaging

Programme

The four sessions at CHILI are ascending in level, tailored to your own degree of expertise and interests.

All sessions include 3 lectures of approx. 20 minutes and end with a round table discussion. There will be enough time to ask questions during the conference.

Please note that the programme is still subject to change.

Programme overview:

10:00-11:30 – The basics of hybrid imaging

11:30-13:00 – Clinical application of hybrid imaging I

13:00-14:30 – Clinical application of hybrid imaging II

14:30-16:00 – Advanced applications in hybrid imaging

The basics of hybrid imaging

Session 1

10:00-10:25
The basics of hybrid imaging

Thomas Beyer

10:25-10:50
18F-FDG PET/CT in oncology – basic considerations

Barbara Malene Fischer

10:50-11:15
Pitfalls in 18F-FDG PET/CT
José L. Vercher-Conejero

11:15-11:30
Round table discussion

Clinical application of hybrid imaging I

Session 2

11:30-11:55
PET/CT for therapy management of breast cancer patients
Myriam Wartski

11:55-12:20
The role of PET/CT in esophageal cancer
Patrick Veit-Haibach

12:20-12:45
Hybrid PET in inflammation and infection
Jean-Noël Talbot

12:45-13:00
Round table discussion

Clinical application of hybrid imaging II

Session 3

13:00-13:25
Hybrid imaging in paediatrics
Helen Nadel

13:25-13:50
Monitoring immunotherapy with hybrid imaging
Clemens Cyran

13:50-14:15
PSMA hybrid imaging: guiding clinical management in prostate cancer
Katrine Riklund

14:15-14:30
Round table discussion

Advanced applications in hybrid imaging

Session 4

14:30-14:55
Evidence of theranostics in neuroendocrine tumours and prostate cancer
Harun Ilhan

14:55-15:20
New horizons: PET and SPECT innovations from the radiochemistry lab
Alexander Hammers

15:20-15:45
Machine learning in imaging: With or without hybrid imaging?

Irène Buvat

15:45-16:00
Round table discussion

Faculty

Faculty


Thomas Beyer
Vienna, Austria


Barbara Malene Fischer
London, UK


José Vercher-Conejero

Barcelona, Spain


Myriam Wartski

Paris, France


Patrick Veit-Haibach

Toronto, Canada


Jean-Noël Talbot
Paris, France


Helen Nadel

Stanford, USA


Clemens Cyran
Munich, Germany


Katrine Riklund

Umeå, Sweden


Harun Ilhan

Munich, Germany


Irène Buvat

Orsay, France


Alexander Hammers

London, UK

EACCME® credits

CHILI – Conference on Hybrid Imaging Live, Vienna, Austria, 25/10/2019-25/10/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 6 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found here.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s 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.