Organizer: European Society of Radiology / Host Organizer: N. Traykova, Plovdiv/BG
ESOR Visiting Professorship Programme


3 November 2022


08:45 h.


Onsite Event


It is our pleasure to announce that the European School of Radiology (ESOR) will conduct a course on Abdominal Oncology: Role of Imaging in Liver, Bile Ducts, and Pancreas. The course will be held on 3 November 2022 in the town of Plovdiv, Bulgaria within the frames of ESOR Visiting Professorship Program.

Host organiser of the Course is Prof. Nikoleta Traykova form the Medical university in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The course is aimed at senior residents, board-certified radiologists and fellows interested in abdominal oncologic imaging. It is designed as an intense one-day programme, directly linked to the Bulgarian National Congress of Radiology, which will take place on 4-6 November 2022. A particular focus will be on the applications of the latest imaging techniques, diagnostic criteria, staging principles and clinical role of imaging in liver, pancreatic, and bile ducts. Renowned European experts will ensure a high-quality teaching programme, combining lectures and workshops, allowing for interactive case discussions.



Plovdiv, Bulgaria


FeeEarly bird (till 1 September)Late fee (1 September - 15 October)
BAR* member21 Euro34 Euro
BAR* non-member41 Euro56 Euro
BAR* non-member resident in training37 Euro50 Euro
Medical student12 Euro19 Euro
* BAR - Bulgarian Association of Radiology


In order to keep the interactivity of the ESOR Programme, the number of participants is limited to 150 persons.

All participants are kindly requested to pre-register by sending a completed Registration form using the online system not later than 15 October 2022.

Course fees do not include individual costs for travel, accommodation and personal insurance.


Considering the limit in places, if we do not receive your payment within ten days of online submission, your registration will be rejected.


A letter of confirmation will be sent to all participants on receipt of the respective payment.


Only written cancellations to CME will be considered:

  • Before 30 September 2022 – 100% refund (excl. 30 euro for bank fee)
  • No refunds will be provided as of 31 September 2022 or for no shows

On arrival at the hotel participants are kindly requested to contact the registration desk situated next to the conference hall where they will receive their badges.



03/11/2022, Thursday

  • 08:00-08:45Registration
  • 08:45-09:00Welcome and introduction
  • 09:00-09:30Focal liver lesions: a multiphasic approach for detection and characterisation /G. Brancatelli, Palermo, IT/
  • 09:30-10:00Liver metastases – Imaging according to the primary cancer /V. Vilgrain, Clichy, FR/
  • 10:00-10:30Diagnosis and staging of pancreatic adenocarcinoma /C. Triantopoulou, Athens, GR/
  • 10:30-10:50Coffee break
  • 10:50-13:00Workshops /G. Brancatelli, C. Triantopoulou, V. Vilgrain/
  • 13:00-14:00Lunch break
  • 14:00-14:30Hepatocellular carcinoma in the cirrhotic liver: how I approach it /G. Brancatelli, Palermo, IT/
  • 14:30-15:00Imaging of cholangiocarcinoma /V. Vilgrain, Clichy, FR/
  • 15:00-15:30Pancreatic adenocarcinoma: imaging after chemotherapy /C. Triantopoulou, Athens, GR/
  • 15:30-15:50Coffee break
  • 15:50-18:00Workshops /G. Brancatelli, C. Triantopoulou, V. Vilgrain/


Prof. Giuseppe Brancatelli

Prof. Charikleia Triantopoulou

Prof. Valérie Vilgrain


Grand Hotel Plovdiv

Grand Hotel Plovdiv, 2 Zlatyu Boyadzhiev str., Plovdiv

BLVD7 Hotel

Hotel BLVD7, 7 Bulgaria Blvd., Plovdiv

Useful Information


Getting to Plovdiv

The main airport for Plovdiv is Sofia airport. Plovdiv has an existing air transport infrastructure, however the current traffic at Plovdiv Airport is pretty low and it operates mainly charter and low cost flights.

From/to Sofia there are many daily buses and trains. Buses heading to Plovdiv operate almost every hour of the day and the bus ride takes less than the train one.

Getting to the hotel

The address of Grand Hotel Plovdiv is 2 Zlatyu Boyadzhiev str.


Re-open EU platform (or the App) provides information on the various national restrictions in place, including on quarantine and testing requirements for travellers and mobile contact tracing and warning apps across Europe. The information is updated frequently and available in 24 languages. This should help you plan your travel in Europe, while staying safe and healthy.


Bulgaria has the European Union’s Common Visa Policy as a member country accepting European citizens freely. All non-EU citizens are required to have a passport to enter the EU with the appropriate visas. Conference attendees are personally responsible for making their own visa arrangements. You can find out more about visas at

However, if you need an invitation letter, please send a mail to


The national currency is the Bulgarian Lev. Bank notes of the following denominations are in circulation: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 Levs. 1 Euro = 1,95583 BGN.

There are foreign exchange offices and ATMs everywhere in the city. It’s always prudent to carry a little cash, however, in case you can’t find an ATM or bank office nearby. You can always change cash at the hotel, though the commission will be higher.

Make sure you have enough of the national currency when you plan to visit local markets and shops.


When a gratuity is not included in your bill, which is usually the case, 10% is customary. If service is outstanding, you could go as high as 15%. With taxi drivers, you usually just round up the sum if you have been happy with the ride or for the sake of convenience.


The climate in Bulgaria is moderate continental with beautiful blooming spring, dry and hot summer, long and pleasant autumn, and mild winter with lots of opportunity for skiing.

The weather at the beginning of November is chilly and often rainy with daily temperature of around 15 ºC. The weather in Plovdiv is usually milder and sunnier than the rest of the country.

You may check current weather in Plovdiv HERE.


Summer time: GMT + 2 hrs. (November through March)


220 Volts, 50 Hz

Bulgaria uses CEE 7/4 (German “Schuko”) power plugs and sockets.


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