The Boards of the ESPR and the SPR have closely monitored and assessed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and potential vaccine development on the 2021 IPR meeting in Rome. At this stage it seems likely that if the IPR meeting were held in June, the attendance would be limited and the meeting would be predominantly online. The organizing committees along with the ESPR and SPR boards feel strongly that the IPR should be an in-person meeting if at all possible. With these uncertainties in mind, the two boards decided to postpone the IPR until October 11-15th 2021. The meeting will still be held at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel.
Although there is great hope for an in-person meeting in October, preparations will also be made for a hybrid and/or online meeting if the pandemic still prevents the meeting.
We are currently updating the program and the IPR 2021 website. The deadline for abstract submissions will be extended until March 22nd 2021. If you have already submitted your work, thank you. Please know that you may access your submission to incorporate amendments if needed, but be sure to finalize the submission by March 22nd.
We again invite you to Rome as we have planned outstanding scientific, educational and social programs that offer unique opportunities to learn, discuss and celebrate pediatric radiology with colleagues from around the world. The motto for the 2021 IPR remains, “Building on the Classics: History, Innovation and Inspiration” and highlights the continuity of growth in knowledge in the pediatric imaging field.
An outstanding international faculty has been assembled. There will be two concurrent categorical courses covering all aspects of pediatric radiology – one is designed as an introductory or refresher course and the other for the experienced pediatric radiologist. There will also be scientific sessions with as many as 250 oral presentations, as well sunrise and poster sessions. The IPR Olympics will be a highlight as teams from Europe and North America compete in a jeopardy style forum. A unique feature of the 2021 IPR will be five expert colloquiums to be held on Sunday and Monday October, 10th and 11th prior to the official start of the IPR. The topics of the colloquiums are Advanced MR imaging in Children, Fetal and Placental imaging, World Federation of Pediatric Imaging, Imaging in Child Abuse and Post-Mortem Imaging in Pediatrics.
We recognize that the decision to postpone the IPR will cause difficulties for some and apologize for any unexpected complications that are caused by this decision. However, we hope you understand that the decision was made to maximize the chances of having a truly safe and in-person spectacular IPR meeting.
Welcome to Rome and… “ a presto! “
Andrea Rossi, MD – ESPR; IPR Co-President
J. Damien Grattan-Smith, MD – SPR; IPR Co-President
Future ESPR congresses
ESPR 2022 Marseille/FR, June 6-10, 2022
ESPR 2023 Belgrade/RS
ESPR 2024 Seville/ES
ESPR 2025 Bucharest/RO
ESPR 2027 Harrogate/UK
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