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Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Congress

11-12 November – Coimbra Health School

Welcome to MIRCo!

Graciano Paulo
Congress President


Friday, 11th November

14:00 – 15:00

Scientific sessions

15:00 – 16:30

Practical aspects of dosimetry in medical imaging & radiotherapy

Chair: Francisco Alves (ESTeSC/ICNAS, Coimbra, PT)

  • Joana Rio  (ICNAS/ESTeSC, Coimbra, PT)
  • Joana Santos (ESTeSC, Coimbra, PT)
  • Liliana Conceição (IPO, Coimbra, PT)
  • Ana Amaral (ESTeSC, Coimbra, PT)

16:30 – 17:00


17:00 – 17:30

Promoting best practices in risk communications in paediatric imaging

Chair: Adelino Santos (ESTeSC, Coimbra, PT)

  • Donald Frush (Duke University, USA)

17:30 – 18:00

Opening Cerimony

18:00 – 19:00

Portuguese wine tasting welcome

Saturday, 12th November

09:00 -10:00

Scientific sessions

10:00 – 10:30

Challenges for abdominal imaging

Chair: Óscar Tavares (ESTESC, Coimbra Health School, PT)

  • Filipe Caseiro Alves (FMUC/CHUC, Coimbra, PT)

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 13:00

Ionising radiation and biological systems

Chair: Filomena Botelho (FMUC/IBILI, Coimbra, PT)

  • Cardiovascular disease risk after exposure to ionising radiation, Peter Jacob (Radrisk, DE)
  • Conceptus radiation dose and risks: perspectives for staff and patients, John Damilakis (University of Creet, GR)
  • Radioimmunotherapy: from concept to clinical practice, Kristoff Muylle (AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV, BE)
  • Low doses of ionizing radiation enhance angiogenesis, Susana Santos (University of Lisbon, PT)

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

Challenges in Radiotherapy

Chair: Maria João Mariano (CHUC/ESTeSC, Coimbra, PT)

  • Proton Radiotherapy: what to expect, João Casalta (CHUC, Coimbra, PT)
  • Complex 3d dosimetry in hepatic radioembolization (Therasphere): segmentation and co-registration of multimodal images, Paulo Ferreira (Champalimaud Foundation, Lisboa, PT)
  • The impact of new imaging technologies in RT treatment, Christel Nomden (University Medical Center, Utrecht, NL)
  • Clinical applications of tomotherapy, Paula Alves (IPO, Coimbra, PT)

16:00 – 16:30


16:30 -18:00

New Horizons in Nuclear Medicine

Chair: Margarida Abrantes (FMUC/IBILI/ESTeSC, Coimbra, PT)

  • PET: Molecular Imaging, João Lima (CHUC/FMUC/ICNAS, Coimbra, PT)
  • Clinical Trials in nuclear medicine, Luís Alves (St Thomas’ Hospital, Londres, UK)
  • MR-PET: the new kid in the block, Miguel Porto (Zentrum für Klinische Forschung, Universitäts Spital Zürich)
  • New radiotracers for diagnosis and treatment. What are we baking in Coimbra?, Antero Abrunhosa (ICNAS, Coimbra, PT)

18:00 – 18:30

Closing Cerimony


Dinner & Concert


They will share their knowledge!

  • Christel Nomden
    Christel Nomden University Medical Center, Utrecht, NL
  • Filipe Caseiro Alves
    Filipe Caseiro Alves FMUC/CHUC, Coimbra, PT
  • Antero Abrunhosa
    Antero Abrunhosa ICNAS, Coimbra, PT
  • Luís Alves
    Luís Alves St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
  • Kristoff Muylle
    Kristoff Muylle AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV, BE
Registration Fees

Invest in your knowledge

  • Professionals
    • Congress Documentation
    • Certificate
    • Dinner & Concert
  • ESTeSC Clinical Placement Supervisor
    • Congress Documentation
    • Certificate
    • Dinner & Concert
  • BSc Student
    • Congress Documentation
    • Certificate
    • Dinner & Concert
Scientific Committee

Experts in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy

Scientific Committee Chair:

Joana Santos

Adelino Santos
Aida Almeida
Alexandra André
Ana Cavaco
Ana Cristina Girão
Ana Machado
Ana Paula Amaral
Antero Abrunhosa

António Carvalho
António Saraiva
Fernanda André
Francisco Alves
Graciano Paulo
Izilda Ferreira
Joana Rio
João Casalta

João Figueiredo
João Pinheiro
Jorge Rodrigues
Luiz Santiago
Margarida Abrantes
Maria João Cura Mariano
Mário Monteiro
Óscar Tavares

Paulo Matafome
Pedro Vicente
Raquel Silva
Rute Santos
Sergio Pereira
Tiago Pereira
Vitor Folgado

Submit your abstract until 30th September

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