General Information

During the 50th International Diagnostic Course Davos, March 25-29, 2018, the participants will attend 21 different workshops which cover the current medical imaging approach to the diagnosis of the diseases of the abdomen and pelvis. During this course, interventional techniques will also be discussed. The instruction will be in groups of approximately 50-60 participants.


The target audience of this year's abdominal radiology course includes:

  • Radiologists / Nuclear Physicians
  • Radiology / Nuclear Medicine residents and fellows
  • Interested clinicians
  • Radiology technicians with advanced competences / interests

Course objectives:

  1. Teach the participants effective approaches in analysing diagnostic imaging challenges in patients with diseases of the abdomen and pelvis
  2. Allow the participants to recognize key imaging features of various diseases through guided self stud
  3. Teach the participants the most effective imaging examination in various types of settings
  4. Offer participants to interact with top international experts in the fields of imaging of diseases of the abdomen and pelvis


IDKD Workshops

Typically, a workshop consists of some introductory remarks on musculoskeletal radiology by the teacher, self-study of the case material, and discussion of the cases with the teacher in the remaining time. The teachers guide through the cases, discuss different diagnoses, present additional material and ask pertinent questions to participants. Workshops 2018


IDKD Lectures

In addition, there are Highlight and Special Lectures presented daily by senior experts on "hot topics", new developments or political issues in radiology or associated sciences. Lectures 2018


Film Reading Panel is a diagnostic competition open to all participants and teachers, based on selected cases with answers. Quiz answers need to be handed in prior to the Film Reading Panel. Prizes will be awarded to the participants with the best answers.


The case viewing is supported by a special software, uniquely developed for IDKD and drawing from the extensive expertise with electronic teaching accumulated by IDKD over the last years.
In 2018, IDKD will no longer provide the opportunity of renting a laptop. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops (PC or Mac) to view cases. 220V electric outlets will be available in the classrooms. Please make sure, that you have tested the IDKD Software on your computer before the Course.

The Syllabus containing the condensed version of the presented workshops is included in the registration fee. The IDKD Course participants will receive a printed version as well as access to the online files.


QR code reader for your smartphone

The Teachers will have an opportunity to conduct surveys, and the participants - to vote.
In order to participate in polls we recommend that you install a QR code reader for your smartphone.
For Android:
For iPhone: download QR code reader from the Apple Store or Google Play for free.

Future Courses

50th IDKD Davos 2018 Diseases of the Abdomen and Pelvis March 25 – 29, 2018

8th IDKD Asia 2018 Diseases of the Brain, Head and Neck and the Musculoskeletal Diseases June 8 – 10, 2018, Beijing
June 15 – 17, 2018, Hong Kong

3rd IDKD South America 2018 Diseases of the Chest, Heart and Vessels including     special track on Cardiac Imaging August 30 – September 2, 2018, Sao Paulo 

11th IDKD Greece 2018 Musculoskeletal Diseases September 7 – 9, 2018, Athens

51st IDKD Davos 2019 Diseases of the Chest, Breast, Heart and Vessels March 31 – April 4, 2019  

52th IDKD Davos 2020 Diseases of the Brain, Head and Neck, Spine March 21 – 26, 2020

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