The Garmisch Symposium International - Radiology and Integrated Diagnostics
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you again in person to the Garmisch Symposium International 2022 on site in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Balancing tradition and innovation, high-end imaging and state-of-the-art clinical medicine, the Garmisch Symposium International is a classic among the highlights of the annual meeting calendar.
Radiology plays a central role in medicine and clinical decision making. In a multidisciplinary team, radiologists bear great responsibility in patient care providing optimized therapy guidance with precise diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. The borders between clinical disciplines as well as diagnostic imaging modalities are permeable and in constant flow. Diagnostic information obtained from MRI and CT is often complementary and need side-by-side interpretation to achieve the correct diagnosis and maximize diagnostic added value. In hepatocellular carcinoma, diagnostic information from MRI, CT, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound is frequently integrated with clinical information, laboratory tests, and histopathological analyses (i. e. integrated diagnostics) to enable precise tumor staging and therapy stratification for optimized individual therapy concepts. We have therefore decided to break the annual program borders between MRI and CT, offering you a comprehensive, disease-centered meeting program combining all radiological imaging modalities in perspective to additional diagnostic information.
In addition to comprehensive lectures with up-to-date information directly applicable in clinical routine, technical innovations such as photon counting and low-field MRI will be presented, with focus on the combination of imaging with clinical data (blood parameters, histopathology, radiomics → integrated diagnostics) for therapy guidance.
With the positive feedback after past meetings, we offer additional clinical courses for radiology technicians and residents, focusing on patient care in the emergency room as well as of severely ill patients in the ICU and children. These topics remain very challenging even for experienced colleagues and are therefore highly important.
We are looking forward to an exciting meeting!
J. Ricke H. Hricak A. G. Rockall C. Hess M. F. Reiser