Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
EventsESIR CoursesDEB & cTACE in Primary and Secondary Liver Cancer 2019

DEB & cTACE in Primary and Secondary Liver Cancer, Munich/DE, June 6-7, 2019

HCC is a common type of cancer with increasing incidence. Intra-arterial therapies are often part of the treatment algorithm and several intra-arterial treatment options are available today, including C-TACE, DEB-TACE, balloon TACE and TARE. This Clinical Procedure Training course gives experienced physicians the opportunity to fine-tune their practical skills and learn more about current treatment options for various stages of HCC and liver metastatic disease.

Theoretical presentations will be organised to allow participants to understand the staging and treatment algorithm of HCC and metastatic liver disease. Hands-on sessions will then provide the opportunity to handle current devices and to learn about the most advanced technologies fit for intra-arterial therapy. Due to the complexity of treating HCC and liver metastases, collaboration between medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation therapists is needed. A section of the programme will be dedicated to imaging follow-up and treatment evaluation. Highly experienced physicians will present complications and lessons learned.

We hope you can join us at the prestigious Hospital Barmherzige Brueder Munich for this exciting course!

Thursday, June 6, 2019



Parallel: Simulator/Flow Model Training
HCC overview of staging systems (BCLC, HKLC, others)
TACE in HCC: Patient selection to maximise outcomes and avoid complication
TACE HCC: Rationale to combine with systemic therapies, results and possible future development
Is there any indication for TACE in advanced HCC patients?

Coffee Break

TACE for Liver Metastases
Parallel: Simulator/Flow Model Training
TACE for NET: Patient selection, treatment outcomes and systemic competitors
DEB-TACE for other metastases (colorectal, breast, …): Patient selection, technical points, treatment schedule and follow-up, systemic competitors

TACE Technique
Parallel: Simulator/Flow Model Training
Conventional  TACE is better
Drug eluting microspheres TACE is better


TACE in Clinical Practice I
Parallel: Simulator/Flow Model Training
TACE for HCC in clinical practice. Treatment schedule, clinical and biological follow-up. When to stop? When to retreat?
How to evaluate response to TACE: RECIST, mRECIST, rRECIST, Choi?
TACE: Lesson learned from the worst complication I ever had (from 6 speakers)

Coffee Break

Live Case #1: C-TACE
Parallel: Simulator/Flow Model Training

Friday, June 7, 2019

TACE in Clinical Practice II
Parallel: Simulator/Flow Model Training
TACE + ablation: For whom, when, and how?
Balloon TACE: A new kid on the block
Is there a role for SIRT within the BCLC system?

Coffee Break

Live Case 2: DEB-TACE
Parallel: Simulator/Flow Model Training


Hands-On Training
Vascular flow model using drug-eluting beads
Building the right suspension
Which microcatheter and which wire?
Transradial, transfemoral and how to close

Tumour board

Certificate of Attendance

Local host

T.F. Jakobs, Munich (DE)


(as of February 1)
T. de Baère, Villejuif (FR)
B. Gebauer, Berlin (DE)
T.K. Helmberger, Munich (DE)
R. Iezzi, Rome (IT)
T.F. Jakobs, Munich (DE)
B. Meyer, Hannover (DE)
O. Pellerin, Paris (FR)
M. Siedensticker, Munich (DE)


Hospital Barmherzige Brueder Munich
Romanstraße 93
80639 Munich

Registration fees

This course is aimed at Interventional Radiologists. To further multidisciplinary team building, Interventional Radiologists may attend this course together with a colleague from the same hospital but of a different medical specialty under the registration type “Team Fee”.

Early registration fees (until April 11)

Course Registration – Single €550
Course Registration – Team** €800
CIRSE Member – Single €350
CIRSE Member – Team** €500
Nurse/Radiographer Non-Member* €280
Nurse/Radiographer Member* €210

Late registration fees (from April 12)

Course Registration – Single €700
Course Registration – Team** €1100
CIRSE Member – Single €450
CIRSE Member – Team** €700
Nurse/Radiographer Non-Member* €380
Nurse/Radiographer Member* €310

* Registration needs to be accompanied by the Confirmation Form, signed by the head of department.
** Upon approval, (interventional) radiologists attending the course may bring with them a colleague from the same hospital but a different medical specialty, with whom they work together in a multidiscplinary team which is relevant for the treatment of the patient. These two physicians will then be able to attend the ESIR course under the “Team Fee”. Just choose the “Team Fee” and contact with details regarding your non-IR colleague.


Please note that the following are only suggestions. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee of ESIR courses. CIRSE supports compliance with ethical standards. Therefore, CIRSE emphasises that the participants shall bear any and all costs in this context themselves.

Holiday Inn Express Munich City West
Friedenheimer Brücke 15
80639 Munich
Phone: +49 89 4438880

Living Hotel am Olympiapark
Paschstraße 46
80637 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 15708 0

Hampton by Hilton Munich City West
Landsberger Strasse 114
80339 Munich
Phone: +49 89 1598500

Ruby Lilly Hotel Munich
Dachauer Strasse 37
80335 Munich
Phone: +49 89 95 45 708 20

Eurostars Grand Central
Arnulfstrasse 35
80636 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 5165740

Arcona Living München
Nymphenburger Straße 136
80636 Munich
Phone: +49 89 540227 0