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4th International Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Training Program is now available!

Shuichiro Shiina, M.D., Ph.D. Organizer representative, Study group of multidisciplinary treatment of gastrointestinal cancer Professor, Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Oncology, Juntendo University April 2, 2017

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to inform you about the 4th International Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Training Program at Juntendo University Hospital.

RFA treatment has become a standard treatment modality for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, its treatment outcomes and skills are different significantly among facilities.

This program is organized to improve these circumstances and to disseminate skills and know-hows for RFA treatment. Until today, we have held domestic training programs eight times, and a total of 130 doctors participated in. We also have held international training programs three times, which were successfully completed with 31 participants in total.  Some articles to introduce previous training programs are posted on our blog.

For those who would like to participate in this program, please fill in the application form, the personal resume, and send them with a recommendation letter from your superior.

【Recommended participants】 Doctor who has experience in RFA operations as a main operator (this training program is designed for intermediate to senior experienced doctors).

【Number of availability】 Maximum 18 doctors (Minimum number of participants: 5 doctors)

【Date】 From July 11th (Tue) to 15th (Sat), 2017 5 days session with lectures, live demonstrations and case studies If you would like to  extend your stay after the 5 days, please contact us beforehand. We are ready to accept you.

【Venue】 Juntendo University Hospital (3-1-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8431, Japan)

【Participation Fee】 60,000 JPY Note: The costs for accommodation, flight ticket, transportation expense, etc. are not included.

【Application due date】 May 1st (Mon)

【Accommodation】 Below is a list of hotels close to our hospital (price and distance as a reference).#Hotel nameDistancePrice (JPY, per person)URL1.Tokyo Garden Palace0.2 km9,700/nighthttp://www.hotelgp-tokyo.com/english/sty01_e.html2.Ochanomizu St. Hills Hotel0.5 km8,800/nighthttp://www.sthills.co.jp/e.index.htm3.Hilltop Hotel0.7 km17,000/nighthttp://www.yamanoue-hotel.co.jp/eng/index.html4.Tokyo Dome Hotel1.0 km22,772/nighthttp://www.tokyodome-hotels.co.jp/e/

【Dietary restriction or allergies】 If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know.

【Required Documents】 ・Juntendo University Application (Observer Application) ・Passport Copy ・Personal Photo ・International Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)Training Program Recommendation Letter ・Employment Certificate ・Pledge ・Health Examination Certificate ・Immunization Records and Requirements ・Personal Health Insurance (may be submitted after acceptance)

Note 1: Please refer to the following link for more information about the application procedures: http://www.juntendo.ac.jp/english/clinical_observership.html Note 2: Juntendo University International Center will contact accepted applicants about the application procedures. Additional items may be required. Note 3: You do not have to fill in any sections if you do not know or understand, such as  Your Whole Names in ひらがな, in カタカナ.

【Immunization requirement (Important)】 For the attendance to the program in our university, all participants are required to submit immunization records on: Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken P), Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis, and Influenza Note: Please see the following link for details: http://www.juntendo.ac.jp/english/juic/doc/immunization_record.pdf

【Place for application】 Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Oncology, Juntendo University 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8421, Japan TEL: +81-3-3813-3111 (Ext. 3382) FAX: +81-3-5684-5960 e-mail: ivo@juntendo.ac.jp

【Training Program Schedule (Tentative)】DateTimeCourses11th (Tue.)AfternoonOpening remarks + Course introduction, LectureEveningCase presentation, Planning & Ultrasound examinations for the next-day live demonstration Welcome party12th (Wed.)MorningLive demonstration of RFALunch timeLunch + Case presentation of newly hospitalized patients at gastroenterology departmentAfternoonWard roundEveningCase presentation, Planning & Ultrasound examinations for the next-day live demonstration13th (Thu.)MorningLive demonstration of RFALunch timeLunch + LectureAfternoonLectureEveningImage evaluation of cases treated with RFA on the previous day Case presentation, Planning & Ultrasound examinations for the next-day live demonstration14th (Fri.)MorningLive demonstration of RFALunch timeLunch + Case studiesAfternoonLive demonstration of RFAEveningImage evaluation of cases treated with RFA on the previous day Case presentation, Planning & Ultrasound examinations for the next-day live demonstration15th (Sat.)MorningLive demonstration of RFALunch timeLunch + Case studiesAfternoonConferment of certificates & Closing remarksEveningFarewell party

<The contents of the lectures (Tentative)> ・The current status of RFA ・RFA devices ・Ultrasonography ・Indications & Complications of RFA ・RFA for metastatic liver cancer

<Clinical case study> ・Presentation & Discussion of difficult to ablate cases from participants’ hospitals or Juntendo University

【Contact】 ・Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Oncology, Juntendo University ・Covidien Japan Corporation (Contact: Jin Minkyu (Mr.), e-mail: Minkyu, Jin <minkyu.jin@medtronic.com>  Tel: +81-90-6481-5763)

Co-sponsored by: ・Covidien Japan Corporation ・GE Healthcare

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