Program

DAY 1
08:30 Welcome Christian Dejaco
08:40 Giant cell arteritis – need for early diagnosis and therapy Christian Dejaco
09:00 Diagnostic challenges of Large vessel vasculitis-GCA and Takayasu arteritis Bhaskar Dasgupta
09:20 Secondary large vessel vasculitis in Rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases Christina Duftner
Ultrasound in LVV
09:45 How to correctly adjust your ultrasound equipment to perform a vascular ultrasonographic examination Valentin Schäfer
10:05 Ultrasound of the temporal arteries: Technique, pitfalls and pathological findings Wolfgang Schmidt
10:30 Live Demonstration: Ultrasound of temporal arteries Wolfgang Schmidt
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 Workshop: Ultrasound of temporal arteries in healthy individuals and patients with GCA All faculty
12:00 Ultrasound of peripheral large arteries: Techniques, pitfalls and pathological findings Andreas Diamantopoulos
12:20 Live Demonstration: Ultrasound of peripheral large arteries Pierluigi Macchioni
12:30 Workshop: Ultrasound of peripheral large arteries in healthy individuals and patients with LVV (GCA and TA) All faculty
13:30 Lunch break
Histopathology in GCA
14:30 Histology of normal arteries and pathological findings in patients with GCA Alberto Cavazza
15:00 Workshop: Assessment of histological sections of normal arteries and sections from patients with GCA Alberto Cavazza
16:00 Coffee break  
MRI in LVV
16:30 MRI techniques for assessment of cranial and peripheral arteries and the aorta Thorsten Bley
17:00 MRI for the assessment of cranial and peripheral arteries as well as the aorta in LVV, differential diagnoses and pitfalls Thorsten Bley
17:45 Workshop: Assessment of MRI images under the supervision of the tutor (1 computer for every 2 participants) Thorsten Bley


 
DAY 2
PET in LVV
09:00 PET technology for the assessment of arteries and the aorta Riemer Slart
09:20 PET scoring methodologies for the assessment of LVV Riemer Slart
09:40 PET for diagnosis and assessment of LVV, differential diagnoses and pitfalls Riemer Slart
10:00 Workshop: Assessment of PET images under the supervision of the tutor (1 computer for every 2 participants) Riemer Slart
11:00 Coffee break  
CT in LVV
11:30 CT techniques for the assessment of arteries and the aorta Thorsten Bley
11:50 CT for diagnosis and assessment of LVV, differential diagnoses and pitfalls Thorsten Bley
12:15 Workshop: Assessment of CT images under the supervision of the tutor (1 computer for every2 participants) Thorsten Bley
13:15 Concluding remarks and course end Christian Dejaco

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