Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
November 3-4 | Utrecht, NL

November 3-4 | Utrecht, NL

November 3-4 | Utrecht, NL

November 3-4 | Utrecht, NL

November 3-4 | Utrecht, NL

EventsESIR coursesRadioembolisation of Liver Tumours, Utrecht/NL, November 3-4, 2022

Radioembolisation of Liver Tumours, Utrecht/NL, November 3-4, 2022

Radioembolisation is increasingly performed throughout Europe. The way radioembolisation 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 radioembolisation. Participants will be able to get hands-on experience with a wide range of products used for radioembolisation, 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 radioembolisation, 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 radioembolisation. 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.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Opening and introduction

09:15-10:00 Clinical scenarios (What is the status of SIRT for these indications?)

Colorectal liver metastasis
Neuroendocrine liver metastasis

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:00 Treatment and work-up

Pre-treatment imaging (CT, MRI, PET, HIDA)
Angiography techniques

11:00-12:00 Treatment and work-up

Why dosimetry is important for your practice and test dose particles
Dosimetry and holmium microspheres
Dosimetry and yttrium-glass microspheres
Dosimetry and yttrium-resin microspheres

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Hands-on device training (in parallel)

Treatment planning: Software for dosimetry
Advanced catheter designs
Administration systems
How to assess treatment response

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16.30 Hands-on device training (in parallel)
Treatment planning: Software for dosimetry
Advanced catheter designs
Administration systems
How to assess treatment response

Friday, November 4, 2022

09:30-10:15 Post-treatment follow-up

Post-treatment imaging (SPECT, PET, CT, MRI)
Clinical follow-up
Combination treatment

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:35 Advanced topics

SIRT vs TACE vs immunotherapy
SPECT imaging in angio-suite
Video case
Challenging cases

12:25-12:30 Final discussion/remarks

Local host

Maarten L.J Smits
Maarten L.J Smits

Local host

M. Smits (Utrecht /NL)


University Medical Center Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
The Netherlands


This ESIR course is open for anyone performing radioembolization or planning to start with radioembolisation. To further multidisciplinary team building, interventional radiologists may attend this course together with a nuclear medicine physician from the same hospital under the registration type “Team Fee.”

The registration fees are as follows:

 Early Fee
(until September 8, 2022)
Late Fee
(as of September 9, 2022)
Individual registration€550€750
Team registration **€900€1200
Individual registration (CIRSE member*)€450€550
Team registration** (CIRSE member*)€600€800
Nurse/radiographer*** (CIRSE member*)€210€310

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

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 multidisciplinary 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 registration”. Just choose the “team registration” and contact [email protected] with details regarding your non-IR colleague.

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 60 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
Phone: 0043 1 904 2003
Fax: 0043 1 904 2003 30
Email: [email protected]
1010 Vienna

COVID 19 Information

  • Please note that in order to attend an ESIR course, we request proof that participants are either vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19. Proof of full vaccination via a vaccine certificate, vaccine card, vaccine passport, EU Digital COVID Certificate, or proof of recovery via a medical certificate proving past infection is required.
  • Please check country-specific COVID-19 requirements and travel information before traveling to an ESIR course.
  • In the case that any additional COVID-19 health and safety measures are put in place by the hosting institution, participants will receive an update shortly before the course date.

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.


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]

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]