Université Paris Descartes

5th International Workshop on Diagnostic of Prostate Cancer by Prostate MRI and MRI-Directed Prostate Biopsies

Hôpital Cochin, Université Paris Descartes,  Paris, France

September 2020, Thursday 24-Friday 25

The 5th international workshop on diagnosis of PCa by mpMRI and MR-directed biopsies has a new format. It aims to gather urologists, radiologists, pathologists and all interested physicians for a comprehensive approach of diagnosis of prostate cancer. This workshop combines oral presentations by international speakers on MRI features of prostate cancer (40% of the time), and hands-on sessions on workstations (60% of the time) to analyze 45-50 MRI cases throughout the workshop.

Two sessions will be devoted to a correlation of MRI cases with pathological features of whole mount radical prostatectomy specimens analysed by a uropathologist with a microscope connected to a video-camera. These radiological-pathological correlations represent an invaluable educational material to understand all MRI features of PCa.

Workstations (one for two registrants) will be available for the self-assessment sessions, followed by comments done by the experts.

An electronic voting system will be available which ensures a strong interactivity between the registrants and the speakers. It also serves as an indicator of the slope of the learning curve throughout the workshop

The course also aims to describe the different issues encountered in the management of the diagnosis of PCa : prostate biopsies, Gleason grade groups, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, risk calculators and the different techniques of prostate biopsies including the respective role of systematic and targeted MR-directed biopsies as well as the reasons for the growing popularity of the transperineal approach.


 September, Thursday 24th

Advances in multi-parametric MRI, Dr F. Cornud

09.00 – 09.25 PI-RADS v2.1: Advances and Update O. Rouviere
09.30 – 09.55 Future of bi-parametric MRI O. Meyrignac
10.00 – 11.00 WS1 1: individual assessment of MRI cases :

10 cases 

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00 Comments & Lessons Learnt  B.Malavaud       O.Meyriniac         F.Cornud
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch  

From Suspicion to Diagnosis – Prof S.Shariat

14.00 – 14.25 From detection to targeting, the MRI pathway S. Shariat
14.30 – 14.55 Optimization of targeting JP. Radtke
15.00 – 16.00 WS 2: Addressing discordant information between MRI and biopsies 10 cases 
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 -18.00 Comments & Lessons Learnt

from a radiological pathological correlation

P. Camparo            F. Cornud        S.Shariat


September, Friday 25th

Positioning MRI in the Detection of Prostate Cancer – Dr RADTKE

09.00 – 09.30 Towards Artificial Intelligence D. Bonekamp
09.30 – 10:00 Biomarkers in the era of upfront MRI B. Malavaud
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.45 WS 3: From decision to pathology, quality assessment of biopsy workflow  : 10 cases
11:45 – 13:00 Comments & Lessons Learnt  

 B. Malavaud                   F. Cornud                       D. Bonekamp


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Imaging of high risk tumors- Prof O. Rouviere  

14.00 – 14.25 mp-MRI and tumor risk stratification F. Cornud
14.30 – 14.55 Whole-body MRI vs PSMA PET-CT  in recurrent PCa D. Bonekamp
15:00 – 16:00 WS 4: Imaging of high risk and recurrent cancers  : 10 cases
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.30 Comments & Lessons Learnt from a radiological pathological correlation  

 P. Camparo                       F. Cornud             O.Meyrignac


Amphithéâtre Jean Dausset, Hôpital Cochin, just opposite Pavillon Achard, close to the car entry

Car entry :  10 rue Mechain, 75014, Paris

Public transport :

  • RER : Denfert-Rochereau (500m)
  • MÉTRO : Denfert-Rochereau (lignes 6 et 4), Saint-Jacques (ligne 6)
  • BUS : 28 – 38 – 68 – 88

Registration fee : 600€ ; Internes : 150€

Accreditation : 12 European CME credits

Information and registration : click HERE