3rd European Large Vessel Vasculitis Imaging Course
October 14 – 16, 2021
Innsbruck, Austria | AC Mariott Hotel
Large vessel vasculitis (LVV) is the most common form of primary vasculitis
comprising giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TA).
While a positive temporal artery biopsy has been the gold standard for the
diagnosis of GCA for long time, and conventional angiography was used to
diagnose TA, recent EULAR recommendations for the use of imaging in LVV
point out the importance of imaging as a first-line test for diagnosing LVV. Imaging
modalities used in LVV include ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),
18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT).
The objective of this course is to improve the competency of rheumatologists
and other professionals across the world to use these imaging techniques to
assess patients with (suspected) LVV. In addition, skills to read histopathology of
temporal arteries should be improved. This course is targeted at all professionals
investigating and/or managing patients with LVV.
Apart from theoretical lectures, the course will contain live demonstrations and
practical workshops. In practical ultrasound workshops, healthy individuals and
LVV patients will be examined under supervision of tutors; in practical workshops
on MRI, PET and CT, participants will work under supervision to analyse images.
Histopathology will be taught in a theoretical and practical session.
Looking forward to welcome you to EULVIC 2021 in the Heart of the Alps!
Christina Duftner and Christian Dejaco