30 January – Monday

08:30 Registration
08:45 Opening Remarks and Welcome Address
09:00 SESSION HCC & EARLY STAGE
Moderators: Felice Giuliante – Nahum Goldberg

      • When is there a role for PEI?Maurizio Pompili
      • < 3cm: RFA vs MWAOkan Akhan
      • > 3 cm: Thermal Ablation versus Combined TreatmentNahum Goldberg
      • When is there a role for TACE?Hicham Abada

Discussants: Salvatore Agnes, Antonio Cotroneo, Carlo Fugazzola, GianLodovico Rapaccini

10:15 EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION: Early Stage HCC
INTERACTIVE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TREATMENT DECISION
Moderator: Roberto Iezzi
Mixed-specialty Panelists: Hicham Abada, Salvatore Agnes, Okan Akhan,  Antonio Ascione, Laura Crocetti, Felice Giuliante, Nahum Goldberg, Maurizio Pompili, GianLodovico Rapaccini
11:00 The “TEN COMMANDMENTS”: Ablative Procedures
Laura Crocetti
11:20 Coffee Break
11:35  LIVE CASES (Treatment Strategies based on “Expert Panel Discussion”)
12:00 LECTURE: Interventional Oncology: where are we going?
Elias Brountzos
12:10 BE INNOVATIVE, SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Moderator: Mario Bezzi
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Innovative Abstracts Percutaneous

  • Phase III Randomized, double-blind, controlled study of radiofrequency ablation + lyso-thermosensitive liposomal doxorubinic for unresectable 3-7cm hepatocellular carcinoma lesions – Trial in Progress   Crocetti L, Wiggermann P, Eisele P, Cubillo A, Borys N
  • Percutaneous Electrochemotherapy in the treatment of Portal Vein Tumor Thrombosis at Hepatic hilum in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma on cirrhosis: a feasibility study Tarantino L, Busto G, Nasto A, Raffaele F, Cacace L, Talamo M, Accardo C, Bortone S, Gallo P, Tarantino P, Nasto RA, Di Minno MND, Ambrosino P.
  • Laser ablation versus radiofrequency ablation: a prospective non-inferiority randomized clinical trial. Di Costanzo GG
  • Percutaneous Image-guided Irreversible Electroporation for the treatment of unresectable hepato-biliary-pancreatic cancer. Belfiore MP
13:00 LIVE CASES (Treatment Strategies based on “Expert Panel Discussion”)
13:30 LUNCH SYMPOSIUM Sponsored by CELSION Corporation
Moderator: Roberto IezziLecture: Targeted multimodality HCC treatment: in search of the OPTIMAL approach to cure intermediate size lesions”       Laura Crocetti
14:15 LECTURE: MIOLive meet MASL
Mortality for liver cirrhosis and HCC in the Mediterranean Area

Antonio Ascione
14:35 LIVE CASES (Treatment Strategies based on “Expert Panel Discussion”)
15:00 SESSION HCC & INTERMEDIATE STAGE
Moderators: Najjar Taoufik – Rita Golfieri
Case Presentations/Live Video Demonstrations (Treatment Strategies based in “Expert Panel Discussion”)

      • cTACE versus DEB-TACEAhmad Sami
      • TARE vs TACE: evidence reviewJens Ricke
      • C-arm Cone-beam CT: why, how and when (15min)Erhan Ilgit

Discussants: Francesco Ardito, Maurizio Cariati, Antonio Grieco, Massimo Venturini

16:30 Coffee Break
16:45  LIVE CASES (Treatment Strategies based on “Expert Panel Discussion”)
17:00 EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION: Intermediate Stage HCC

INTERACTIVE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TREATMENT DECISION
Moderator: Maurizio Pompili
Mixed-specialty Panelists: Francesco Ardito, Mario Bezzi,  Josè Ignacio Bilbao, Maurizio Cariati, Antonio Grieco, Katerina Malagari, Ahmed Sami, Massimo Siciliano, Massimo Venturini

17:30 The “TEN COMMANDMENTS”: Chemoembolization
Katerina Malagari
17:50  LIVE CASES (Treatment Strategies based on “Expert Panel Discussion”)
18:15 Plenary Discussion on patients treated

 

31 January – Tuesday

08:30 SESSION HCC & ADVANCED STAGE
Moderators: Antonio Gasbarrini– Carlo Spreafico
Case Presentations/Live Video Demonstrations (Treatment Strategies based in “Expert Panel Discussion”)

      • TARE: evidence reviewMohamed Hosni
      • with PVT: transarterial approach and radiotherapyMaura Campitelli
      • Medical treatment: where are we going?Mustapha Benazzuz

Discussants: Eleonora Annicchiarico, Alfonso Avolio, Nabil Debzi, Antonio Orlacchio, Massimo Siciliano

10:30 EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION: Advanced-Stage HCC

INTERACTIVE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TREATMENT DECISION
Moderator: Riccardo Manfredi
Mixed-specialty Panelists: Alfonso Avolio, Irene Bargellini, Mustapha Benazzouz, Roberto Cianni, Giammaria Fiorentini, Antonio Gasbarrini, Mohamed Hosni, Carlo Spreafico, Hugo Rio Tinto

11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 LIVE CASES (Treatment Strategies based on “Expert Panel Discussion”)
11:40 LECTURE: Local Therapies! Systemic Effects?
Nahum Goldberg
12:00 The “TEN COMMANDMENTS”: Radioembolization
José Ignacio Bilbao
12:20 BE INNOVATIVE, SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Moderators: Peter Popovic
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Innovative Abstracts / Recently Published Articles / Case Reports (Intra-arterial Procedures)

  • Balloon-Occluded Trans-arterial Embolization: How and why? Bellini D, Pelle G, Cianni R
  • “Trans-radial access (TRA) for TACE and Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy (HAIC) of Primary and metastatic liver cancer. Aliberti C, Carandina R, Sarti R, Pizzirani E, Ramondo G, Mulazzani L,  Fiorentini G
  • “Trans-arterial chemoembolization using Degradable Starch Microspheres transcatheter arterial chemo-embolization (DSM-TACE) in advanced HCC ”  Poggi CG, Massa Saluzzo C, Montagna B, Palumbo I

12:40 LIVE CASES (Treatment Strategies based on “Expert Panel Discussion”)
13:00 LECTURE: Soft Tissue Macrobiopsy in the era of liquid phase molecular diagnostics
Jaak Janssens
13:20 LUNCH
14:00 LECTURE: Radiation Oncology and Interventional Radiology: which are the best opportunities for Combined Approaches?
Vincenzo Valentini
14:30 SESSION: OTHER TUMORS & IR
Moderators: Carlo Barone – Roberto Cianni
Live Cases (Treatment Strategies based on “Expert Panel Discussion”)

      • mCRC: current and future role of IOIrene Bargellini
      • Cholangiok: current and future role of IOGiampaolo Carrafiello
      • Breast Mets: current and future role of IOFranca Meloni
      • pNET: current and future role of IOAfshin Gangi

Discussants: Sergio Alfieri, Alessandra Cassano, Giammaria Fiorentini, Carmelo Pozzo, Guido Rindi

16:30 MORBIDITY & MORTALITY: My Worst Nightmare
Moderators: Abdel Naser Elzouki – Andrea Veltri

  • Ablation: “Why me, God?” Mohamed Hamed
  • TACE: “Can’t believe it’s true!” Irene Bargellini
  • TARE: “Where is the candid camera crew? Roberto Cianni

Discussants: Antonello Basile, Roberto Cioni, Francesco Grasso, Michele Rossi

17:30 BE INNOVATIVE, SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Moderators: Hugo Rio Tinto
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Innovative Abstracts / Recently Published Articles / Case Reports (Other Tumors)

  • Chemosaturation with percutaneous hepatic perfusion: technical considerations and early experience in patients with unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Wacker F, Vogel A, Bruening R, Ferrucci PF, López EV, Prevoo W, Radeleff B, Trillaud H, Tselikas L, Wiggermann P, Kirstein M, Marquardt S
  • Robotic resection and intraoperative robot assisted radiofrequency ablation of colon cancer liver metastases: a case report. Laiolo E, Puliti A, Misitano P, Pieraccini M, Bianchi PP

MIOLive Prize Award Ceremony

18:00 Plenary Discussion on patients treated
18:15 End