The ESPR Education Committee

The ESPR Education Committee aims to develop, implement and evaluate an excellent quality of education and professional development opportunities for paediatric and other radiologists both within ESPR and wider field.

The Commitee is responsible:

  • To coordinate and update training curricula
  • To provide a communication channel between national, international and subspecialty societies and the ESPR on matters relevant to education
  • To advise on and agree upon the society’s policy on continuing professional education (CME, CPD) and to liaise with (inter)national authorities and EACCME
Chairperson and members

Chairperson 2018-2021
Maria Raissaki, Heraklion/GR

Rutger Nievelstein, Utrecht/NL
William Ramsden, Leeds/UK
Jean-François Chateil, Bordeaux/FR
Andrea Rossi, Genoa/IT
Ignasi Barber, Esplugues de Llobregat/ES
Samuel Stafrace, Al Waab/QA
Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/IT
Annie Paterson, Belfast/UK
Thomas Augdal, Tromsø/NO
Eilish Twomey, Dublin/IE
Susan Shelmerdine, London/UK
Julian Jürgens, Hamburg/DE
Michael Paddock, Barnsley/UK

ESPR Online Teaching Network

Starting with May 2020, ESPR is proudly organising a series of montly or bi-monthly webinars facilitates by all ESPR Taskforces one by one as well as invited speakers. Each webinar lasts around one hour long, including a short Q&A session. Furthermore, the webinars are free-of-charge and welcome both ESPR members and non-members.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
Erich Sorantin, Graz/AT (CT&Dose Taskforce)
Hidden dose factors in paediatric CT

Registration opens September 29

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
Catherine Owens, Doha/QA
Interstitial lung diseases in children: Basics and updates

Registration opens October 15

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Juliette Garel, Montreal/CA (Fetal Imaging Taskforce)
Enlarged pericerebral fluid of the posterior fossa

Registration opens October 27

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Karen Rosendahl, Bergen/NO
Ultrasound screening of Developmental Dysplasia of the hip

Registration opens November 10

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Premal Patel, London/UK (Inteventional Radiology Taskforce)
Interventional radiology of vascular anomalies

Registration opens November 24

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, from 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Felice D’Arco, London/UK
Imaging of inner ear malformations

Registration opens December 1

September 22, 2020
Maria Raissaki, Heraklion/GR – Ultrasonography of the paediatric pancreas: What to look for

September 8, 2020
Diego Jaramillo, New York/US –
Bone Fractures: Clues for and against an underlying disease

July 21, 2020
Rutger Jan Nievelstein, Utrecht/NLImaging of lymphoreticular disorders

July 7, 2020
Fred Avni, Brussels/BE  – Congenital esophageal malformations: Perinatal assessment

June 23, 2020
Pierluigi Ciet, Rotterdam/NL  – Paediatric lung MRI: How I do it

June 9, 2020
Andrea Rossi, Genova/ITNeonatal inborn errors of metabolism: When to suspect them, how to image them

May 19, 2020
Giulia Perucca, London/UKThe forgotten patient: What radiologists need to know about liver disease in Fontan circulation

EDiPR - European Diploma in Paediatric Radiology


The ESPR launched the European Educational Curriculum & Diploma in Paediatric Radiology (EDiPR) in 2017. The Education and Professional Development Committee of the ESPR is responsible for the organization of the educational curriculum, examinations and diploma.

The EDiPR:

  • represents a significant qualification in paediatric radiology
  • is the first step towards transnational harmonisation of paediatric radiological standards in Europe
  • will assist paediatric radiologists in the promotion of their skills and experience when dealing with other colleagues and with the general public
  • stands for a standard of paediatric radiology education across Europe through attendance of eligible courses. Proof of knowledge in paediatric radiology is provided by passing four individual course examinations followed by a final examination covering the whole curriculum.
  • confirms proof of subspecialized education in addition to national qualifications and fellowships and by no means can replace these national qualifications or fellowships.
  • is endorsed by the European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) and all courses are accredited by the European Board of Radiology (EBR) and European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

Download here the full ESPR Diploma outline

Upcoming examination

Due to the cancellation of the ESPR 2020 Annual Meeting, there is currently no EDiPR examination scheduled.

In case of any questions, please contact the ESPR Office (

ECPR - European Course in Paediatric Radiology

ECPR – European Course in Paediatric Radiology

Each year ESPR organizes one course with the aim to cover the ESR training curriculum as much as possible on one of the following specific topics:

  • Paediatric chest imaging including neck and cardiovascular
  • Paediatric musculoskeletal imaging including systemic diseases
  • Paediatric abdominal imaging

Emergencies, fetal and interventional level I and II lectures are all delivered within these topics.

Every two years, an additional Paediatric Neuroradiology (Module 1) course is organised in cooperation with ESNR – European Society of Neuroradiology.

Coming next:

ECPR 2020 – Musculoskeletal
October 14-16, 2020

ECPNR 2021 – Paediatric Neuroradiology (Module 2)
January 23-27, 2021