ESPR 2012 Athens
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Letter from M Argyropoulou
ESPR 2012 is just under 3 months away and with the Greek debt crisis reaching a resolution Athens continues as a premier destination for both business and leisure; a fitting location for our annual conference.
Click Here to read a letter from the Mayor of Athens, Yorgos Kaminis, welcoming ESPR to his city and his reassuring words will help alleviate any remaining fears about visiting Greece and allow us to focus on the magnificent conference on offer.
ESPR 2012 features expert speakers from all areas of paediatric radiology on both the two day postgraduate course and subsequent three day congress. With an exciting social programme, to include a welcome reception, concert and gala dinner along with sightseeing tours, makes ESPR 2012 the educational and social highlight of the year.
If you haven’t already booked to attend ESPR 2012 don’t delay, book online at: www.espr2012.org
The 5 day ESPR 2012 follows the typical meeting format, with the first two days providing the 35th Annual Postgraduate Course. The course programme provides comprehensive sessions to include; chest and heart, gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, skeletal, fetal, oncology, neuroimaging and skull base, along with a number of special lectures.
Following the 2-day course, is the 3-day 49th Annual ESPR Meeting. An exciting programme includes scientific sessions on; chest-cardiovascular, urogenital, digestive, brain and spinal MR, muskoskeletal, oncology, head and neck – antenatal, and dose. Concurrent task force on; uroradiology, functional, child abuse, oncology, neuro, dose and hip ensures that there is something on the programme for everyone.
This stimulating 5 day programme offers essential education for anyone working in the field of paediatric radiology, and is supported with a wide range of oral presentations and posters.
ESPR 2012 is taking place at the Athens Hilton Hotel in the heart of the city. The hotel offers state of the art conference facilities along with modern, spacious accommodation and superb restaurants and spa.
Located only 25 minutes from Athens International Airport by direct subway, the Hilton provides the perfect base for the ESPR congress and for exploring the nearby wonders of ancient Greece. With accommodation also available at a range of nearby hotels, there is something to suit every budget.
Greece is an exciting destination, a wonderful combination of ancient archaeology and a modern, vibrant culture. It is easy to see why Greece is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
ESPR 2012 offers the perfect opportunity to experience Greece from the comfort of the Hilton Hotel. The social tours all depart from the Hotel and provide the perfect overview of this spectacular country, on offer are full–day and half-day tours to; Delphi; Epidaurus and Mycenae; Aegina, Poros and Hydra; Cape Sounion; along with a sightseeing tour of Athens. Full details are on the ESPR website.
The social evenings utilise some of Athens’ most famous venues, the welcome reception is taking place at the pool area within the Hilton Hotel, allowing delegate to get their bearings. A Byzantine concert will take place in the stunning Agios Dionysios Aeropagitis Church, which is only a 5 minute taxi ride from the Hilton Hotel. ESPR 2012 is concluded with the Gala Dinner, a round trip transfer from the Hilton Hotel to the Oinotria Gi place in Kapandriti for an evening of food, drink, laughter and dancing, will provide the perfect finale to what promises to be another memorable congress.
I look forward to welcoming you to Athens in May,
Professor Maria I Argyropoulou, President of ESPR 2012