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12th of September 2015

Ghent, Belgium

12 speakers

You are invited

We welcome you to IMaging Arthritis 2015 in Ghent, Belgium on 12th of September 2015. The symposium provides a case- based refresher course and update in arthritis imaging for radiologists and rheumatologists. The scientific programme covers the basics of arthritis imaging:

  • The big 3: RA, SpA and crystal- arthropathy
  • Great arthritis mimickers and differential diagnosis
  • Case-based review of common inflammatory diseases

Ghent is a gorgeous historic city with Europe’s second largest medieval center after Paris. Snap a photo of the three towers and walk the cobblestones along the distinctive Graslei. After the symposium the faculty invites you to embark for a boat trip with drinks on the medieval city canals. The city is alive as it celebrates Odegand festival!

We look forward to welcoming you to Ghent where you will enjoy an exciting scientific symposium in a rich cultural and historical setting.

Prof. Dr. Lennart Jans
Dept. of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium




Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium
The conference takes place in ‘Het Pand’, a beautiful Dominican monastery located in the heart of the city of Ghent on the banks of the river Lys, near the medieval port with the guildhalls as its remnants. The central location of the venue will give the participants a general impression of Gent’s architectural splendour. The centre of the city is largely car free.


The symposium language is English.

Registration Desk:

The registration desk will be open on Sep 12th from 08.00 AM onwards.


From Brussels airport

Trains leave from within the airport building (floor -2) and take you to one of the main railway stations in Brussels (subsequently Noord/Nord, Centraal/Central and Zuid/Midi), where you can switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC) to Gent Sint-Pieters, Ghent's main railway station.

From the railway station Gent Sint-Pieters

Take tram 1, 10, 11 or 12 from the tunnel under the railway station, get off at the ‘Korenmarkt’ and cross the river Leie via the bridge Sint-Michielshelling. Turn around Saint-Michael's church. ‘Het Pand’ is situated next to the church. Alternatively, taxis are available in front of the station.

By car

Entering Ghent from the E40 (from Brussels or Oostende/Brugge) or the E17 (from Antwerp or Kortrijk), follow the parking-route to P7, "Sint Michiels Parking". This parking is only 50 m away from ‘Het Pand’.


The city of Ghent started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Lys and in the Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. Today it is a busy city with a port and a university. Historical highlights include the Castle of the Counts, Graslei, Saint Bavo Cathedral, the Belfry, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, etc. See http://www.visitgent.be for additional information.

Conference hotel:

Ghent Marriott Hotel - Korenlei 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. Reduced rates available if you book with code ‘IMA 2019’

A list of additional hotels Ghent is available at:

The organisers do not accept liability for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by Symposium participants during the Symposium. Participants are advised to take out insurance against loss, accidents or damage which could be incurred during the Symposium.

Het Pand


United States
  • H. Umans
United Kingdom
  • A. Grainger
  • W. Rennie
  • J. Teh
  • J. Jaremko
  • I. Sudoł-Szopińska
  • W. Huysse
  • L. Jans
  • G. Vanderschueren
  • F. Vanhoenacker
  • K. Verstraete
  • R. Wittoek

H. Umans
New York, US

Department of Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, US


A. Grainger
Leeds, GB



W. Rennie
Leicester, GB

MD, Spire Leicester Hospital, Leicester, UK


J. Teh
Oxford, GB

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK


J. Jaremko
Edmonton, CA

Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada


I. Sudoł-Szopińska
Warsaw, PL

Department of Radiology, Institute of Rheumatology, Warsaw and Diagnostic Imaging Department, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland


W. Huysse
Ghent, BE

Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium


L. Jans
Ghent, BE

Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium


G. Vanderschueren
Leuven, BE

Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging Leuven, University Hospital, Belgium


F. Vanhoenacker
Ghent, BE

Ghent University, Belgium


K. Verstraete
Ghent, BE

Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium


R. Wittoek
Ghent, BE

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium


Session 1 The big 3: ra, spa and crYstal
09:00 Spondyloarthritis Jans (Ghent, BE)
09:30 RA Jaremko (Edmonton, CAN)
10:00 Crystal-included arthritis Vanhoenacker (Ghent, BE)
10:30 Cases Jans, Jaremko, Vanhoenacker
10:50 Coffee break
Session 2 Great arhtritis mimickers & differential diagnosis
11:00 Septic arthritis, CRMO and SAPHO Teh (Oxford, UK)
11:30 Tumors in the joint Verstraete (Ghent, BE)
11:50 Osteoarthritis Huysse (Ghent, BE)
12:10 Erosive osteoarthritis Wittoek (Ghent, BE)
12:25 CASES: pitfalls Grainger (Leeds, UK)
12:45 Lunch
Session 3 Rapid fire session 1
14:00 Enthesitis Sudol-Szopinska (Warsaw, PL)
14:15 Juvenile arthritis Jaremko (Edmonton, CAN)
14:30 Psoriatic arthritis Sudol-Szopinska (Warsaw, PL)
14:45 Wrist and hand in rheumatology Umans (New York, USA)
15:00 Spine in rheumatology Rennie (Leicester, UK)
15:30 Hip and knee in rheumatology Umans (New York, USA)
15:45 Foot and ankle in rheumatology Umans (New York, USA)
16:00 Coffee break
Session 4 Rapid fire session 2
16:30 Ultrasound in arthritis imaging Teh (Oxford, UK)
16:50 MRI in peripheral arthritis Grainger (Leeds, UK)
17:10 Pitfalls in rheumatology imaging Vanderschueren (Leuven, BE)
17:30 QUIZ Rennie (Leicester, UK)
17:55 Conclusions and adjourn Jans (Ghent, Be)


Social Programme



  till 30th june 2015 AFTER 30TH JUNE 2015
Physicists 195 euro 225 euro
BSR/KBVR members 180 euro 195 euro
Residents 90 euro 100 euro