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The 2023 meeting will continue the tradition of previous meetings by soliciting content across all relevant disciplines, with this year a particular emphasis on Ultrasound and nuclear medicine alongside MRI.

The abstract submission is now closed.

Registration is closed.

Registration Fee: Residents and PhD students €180, Regular Fee €300

Please note that you will only receive a confirmation of your participation after your payment is processed. This may take a couple of days.


  The list of hotels that offer discount fees see below:

The information about how to get the hotel discount fees will be e-mailed after registration.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstract Submission form (requires Google login)

Abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft Word document (*.docx). The body of the abstract should contain the following sections:

  • Introduction “Why was this study/research performed? What unsolved problem are you addressing?”

  • Methods “How did you study this problem?”

  • Results “Report the data, analyses and/or outcomes”

  • Discussion “How do you interpret the results?”

  • Conclusion “What is the relevance to clinical practice or future research?”

  • References (not part of the body of the abstract)


  • Title: max 125 characters
  • Body of the abstract: max 850 words
  • Arial 10.5pt
  • Maximum of 5 figures only, with maximum 500 character caption.

Abstract Template

Download a template here.

Program committee

The program committee is responsible for selecting topics, speakers, and proffered papers from submitted abstracts.

Lejla Aganovic, MD, PhD
UC San Diego
San Diego, USA
Lena Berchtold, MD, PhD
Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève
Genève, CH
Sophie De Seigneux, MD, PhD
Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève
Genève, CH
Pieter De Visschere, MD, PhD
Ghent University Hospital & Ghent University
Gent, BE
Ilona Dekkers, MD, PhD
Leiden University Hospital
Leiden, NL
Alexandra Ljimani, MD, PhD
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, DE
Pim Pullens, PhD
Ghent University Hospital & Ghent, University
Gent, BE

Local Organising committee

Pim Pullens PhD vice-chair
MR Physicist at Ghent University Hospital & Ghent University
ISMRM renal MRI studygroup member
Pieter De Visschere, MD PhD
Urogenital radiologist Ghent University Hospital
active ESUR member
Marijn Speeckaert, MD PhD
Nephrologist Ghent University Hospital


Latest update: Aug 30, 2023

Monday, September 11

8:30-9:00 Coffee desk upon arrival  
9:00-10:00 Opening  
09:00 Welcome and Objectives Pieter De Visschere and Pim Pullens (Ghent, Belgium)
09:15 Alexandra Ljimani (Duesseldorf, Germany)
09:30 Renal imaging in ESUR Geert Villeirs (Ghent, Belgium) (chairman radiology department Ghent University Hospital and president elect of ESUR)
09:45 Renal imaging in ISMRM Eric Sigmund (NY, USA)
10:00-10:30 Break  
10:30-12:10 Renal urological imaging  
10:30 Speed dating Radiology/Urology: clinical needs of the urologist Tim Muilwijk (Ghent, Belgium)
10:50 Imaging solid renal lesions: new developments in US, CT and MRI Rebeca Miron Mombiela (Kopenhagen, Denmark)
11:10 Imaging in urological interventions Pieter De Backer (Ghent, Belgium)
11:30 MR urography: adults + pediatric Sila Kurugol (Boston, USA)
11:50 How to protect kidney: contrast agent safety and novel developments Aart van der Molen (Leiden, NL)
12:10-13:30 Lunch and poster session  
13:30-14:00 Power pitch session 1 (3 minutes talks)  
14:00-16:30 Imaging renal function  
14:00 Speed dating Radiology/Nephrology: clinical needs of the nephrologist Marijn Speeckaert (Ghent, Belgium)
14:20 Development and Validation of a Modified Full Age Spectrum Creatinine-Based Equation to Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate Hans Pottel (KU Leuven-Kortrijk, NL)
15:00 MRI: opportunities for functional renal imaging Iosif Mendichovsky (Cambridge, UK)
15:20 Functional imaging using Renal DCE Ebony Gunwhy (Sheffield, UK)
15:40 US: Functional reserve imaging using CEUS and other techniques Menno Pruijm (Lausanne, CH)
16:00 MRI: New developments in targeted MRI tracers for renal filtration and perfusion Kevin Bennet (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
16:30-17:00 Break  
17:00-17:40 Power pitch session 2 (3 minutes talks)  
17:40 Closure  
19:30-22:30 Meeting dinner Volta, Nieuwewandeling 2b, Gent (walking distance)

Tuesday, September 12

8:30-9:00 Coffee desk upon arrival  
9:00-10:30 CKD imaging  
09:00 Clinical trials on added value of MRI in CKD Iris Friedli (Uppsala, Sweden)
09:20 MRI: fibrosis imaging and possibilities for the kidney Julia Stabinska (Hopkins, USA)
09:40 Imaging in ADPKD: beyond total kidney volume Michela Bozzetto (Bergamo, Italy)
10:00 Validation of MRI biomarkers by histopathology Ilona Dekkers (Leiden, NL)
10:30-11:00 Break  
11:00-11:30 Power pitch session 3 (3 minutes talks)  
11:30-12:30 AKI imaging  
11:30 General talk on AKI Lena Berchtold (Geneve, CH)
11:45 Multiparametric MRI assessment of renal structure and function in acute kidney injury and renal recovery Sue Francis (Nottingham, UK)
12:00 NUC: Renal scintigraphy to predict kidney rejection Jouret Francois (Liege, Belgium)
12:15 Multi-modality renal imaging (CEUS/scintigraphy/mpMRI) in dogs (and humans) Amber Hillaert (Ghent, Belgium)
12:30-13:30 Lunch and poster session  
13:30-14:00 Power pitch session 4 (3 minutes talks)  
14:00-15:30 Transplant imaging and imaging of DKD  
14:00 Diagnostics in renal transplant care and imaging opportunities Suraj Serai (Philadelphia, USA)
14:20 mpMRI before and after kidney transplantation? -> overview of clinical trials Lena Berchtold (Geneve, CH)
14:40 Prognostic imaging biomarkers for diabetic kidney disease (iBEAt) Steven Sourbron (Sheffield, UK)
15:00 Renal maging biomarkers in oncological diseases Romans Zukovs (Düsseldorf, Germany)
15:30-16:00 Break  
16:00-17:00 Image processing in the clinic  
16:00 Image processing in a clinical environment: where do we stand? Siemens: Andreas Pohlmann
16:20 Image processing in a clinical environment: where do we stand? Philips: Hans Peeters
16:45-17:15 Closing (+voting host next meeting) Pieter De Visschere, Pim Pullens, Alexandra Ljimani, Eric Sigmund

Location and Travel

City of Ghent/Gent, Belgium

“There’s no better place to acquire and share knowledge than Ghent.”

Belgium’s conference hotspot excels, both on a national and on an international level, in sectors ranging from art to agro, food, technology and biotech. Ghent is home to various educational institutions, research centres and knowledge clusters and is simply a nice place to organise a conference: hospitable, charming, historical, sustainable and innovative. In short, a city on a human scale.

City of Gent

Why Gent?

Conference Center “Het Pand”

Conference Center “Het Pand” is located in the historic center of Ghent. Hotels, restaurants, and bars are within walking distance.


Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent
T: 0032 9 264 83 05

Conference center Gent

Safety and Stability

Ghent is well known for its open minded people and positive attitude towards diversity and inclusivity.


Cities are increasingly making efforts to limit their environmental impact. In Ghent, sustainability is more than a buzzword, it is a call for action. For many years, Ghent has been committed to protecting the environment with initiatives ranging from vegetarian capital of Europe (since 2009) to the largest low-traffic pedestrian zone in Europe (since 2017). As a result, discovering Ghent on foot or by bike is an absolute must! It is a city on a human scale, easily navigable by pedestrians.


  • Centrally located in Belgium, the heart of Europe
  • Less than 1 hour by direct train from Brussels Airport
  • Close to other famous historic cities like Bruges & Antwerp
  • Direct 1 hour train from Brussels Airport to Ghent Central station
  • London UK accessible by high speed train (3.15 hrs)
  • Paris FR accessible by high speed train (2.5 hrs)
  • Flights to Amsterdam NL have direct train connections to Gent (2 hrs)

Location Gent