Dear friends and colleagues,
It is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 37th Postgraduate course and 51st Annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR2014) that will be organized in Amsterdam, June 2-6, 2014.
The theme of ESPR 2014 will be “Back to the future”. With this the local organizing committee wants to emphasize that they recognize the numerous technical innovations that pediatric radiology will benefit from in the near future, without ignoring the roots and basic techniques that are still very valuable for imaging children worldwide. The scientific program will include state-of-the-art plenary and keynote lectures, as well as several interactive (hands-on and case-based), protocol, educational and research sessions. Furthermore, selected presentations and electronic poster sessions from submitted abstracts will be included with ample opportunity for interactive discussion. During the meeting, there will be a special focus on “infectious diseases of the world”, as this diagnosis is an increasing worldwide radiological challenge. This topic lends itself for a global interactive communication where first world paediatric radiologists can learn from the experiences of third world paediatric radiologists and vice-versa. With several (ludic) historical touches and highlights throughout the meeting and fascinating social events we want to create the optimal atmosphere to meet with professionals from all over the world that are dedicated to the many aspects of paediatric radiology.
During ESPR 2014, a one-day Radiographers symposium will be organized exclusively for radiographers and technicians, which is scheduled for Thursday June 5, 2014. By organizing this dedicated symposium, a unique opportunity is created to bring together expert paediatric radiologists in the field and radiographers with special interest in paediatric radiology. Preliminary topics will include imaging technique optimization, new innovations, and outreach in paediatric radiology.
The ESPR 2014 will be held in the 5-star Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, located on the Dam Square in the middle of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a beautiful city in which history, art, culture and an open, friendly atmosphere come together. It is ranked the number 2 best in travel city of the world for 2013 by Lonely planet, so we are confident that this meeting will attract many colleagues from all over the world.
We look forward to meet you in Amsterdam in June 2014!
On behalf of the local organizing committee,
Rutger A.J. Nievelstein
President ESPR 2014