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
  • to coordinate and prepare the ECPR and EDiPR examinations
Chairperson and members

Chairperson 2021-2024
Eilish Twomey, Dublin/IE

Members
Maria Raissaki, Heraklion/GR
Rutger Nievelstein, Utrecht/NL
Maria Argyropoulou, Ioannina/GR
Ignasi Barber, Barcelona/ES
Samuel Stafrace, Ontario/CA
Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/IT
Julian Jürgens, Hamburg/DE
Joanna Kasznia-Brown, Bristol/UK
Shivaram Avula, Liverpool/UK
Emilio Inarejos Clemente, Barcelona/ES
Jovan Lovrenski, Novi Sad/RS
Peter Slak, Ljubljana/SL
Silvia Costa Dias, Porto/PT
Volodia Dangouloff-Ros, Paris/FR
Monica Rebollo Polo, Geneve/CH
Goran Roić, Zagreb/HR
Greg Chambers, Leeds/UK
Gabrielle Colleran, Dublin/IE
Alexia Dabadie, Marseille/FR

ESPR Webinars

Starting with May 2020, ESPR is proudly organising a series of bi-monthly webinars facilitated by all ESPR Taskforces 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 for both ESPR members and non-members. The registration is communicated on the ESPR website, via the members’ newsletter and on all ESPR social media channels. The webinars are recorded and can be accessed by the ESPR members on the ESPR website under “Education – Elearning material”.

Webinars 2024

Our webinar schedule for this year will follow shortly.

December 5, 2023
Helen Woodley, Leeds/UK – PRETEXT radiological staging system for primary malignant paediatric liver tumours – update and challenges

November 21, 2023
Thekla v. Kalle, Stuttgart/DE – Scoliosis – What radiologists need to know

November 7, 2023
Thierry Huisman, Texas/US – Pediatric Neuroradiology: cases with a twist

October 17, 2023
María Navallas, Madrid/ES – Imaging vasculitis

October 3, 2023
Leonor Alamo, Lausanne/CH – MRI of the fetal pelvis

September 5, 2023
Charlotte de Lange, Göteborg/SE – Imaging of patients with Fontan circulation

August 15, 2023
Oystein Olsen, London/UK – How to review a paper

August 1, 2023
Kshitij Mankad, London/UK – Abusive Head Trauma: beyond reasonable doubt!

June 20, 2023
Claudio Granata, Bogliasco/IT – Update on radiosensitivity in children – what do we really know?

May 16, 2023
Bianca Schor & Emma Kallina, Cambridge/UK – Ethical/Responsible AI

May 09, 2023
Carlos Ugas & Claudia Lazarte & Mariana Rodero, SLARP – Imaging of Endemic Infections in South America

April 18, 2023
Marie Cassart, Brussels/BE – Fetal digestive tract

April 4, 2023
Kassa Darge, Philadelphia/US – Ectopic ureters: beware and be aware

March 21, 2023
Annemieke Littooij, Utrecht/NL – Thoracic tumors – a practical approach

February 21, 2023
Maria Raissaki, Heraklion/GR – Imaging of pediatric chest trauma and foreign body aspiration

February 7, 2023
Mai-Lan Ho, Ohio/US – Intelligent Pediatric Neuroimaging

January 17, 2023
Joanna Kasznia-Brown, Bristol/UK – Paediatric Abdominal x-ray – what to look for

December 6, 2022
Joanna Kasznia-Brown, Bristol/UK – Imaging in paediatric rheumatology

November 15, 2022
Andrés García-Bayce, WFPI – Ultrasound of pediatric thorax: pleura, lung, diaphragm

November 1, 2022
Tatiana Fazecas, SLARP – MR evaluation of fetal lung diseases

October 18, 2022
Annmarie Jeanes, Leeds/UK – Skeletal Manifestations of Child Abuse- what every radiologist should know

September 20, 2022
Irmina Sefic Pasic, Sarajevo/BA – Imaging of pelvic tumors

September 6, 2022
Maria Beatrice Damasio, Genova/IT – Radiological/anatomical correlation in complex CAKUT : a case series

July 5, 2022
Efthymia Alexopoulou, Athens/GR Basic and Advanced Imaging of Congenital Lung Lesions

May 17, 2022
Michael Aertsen, Leuven/BE – Fetal MRI in cytomegalovirus infection

May 3, 2022
Lil-Sophie Ording Müller, Oslo/NO – Bone marrow imaging

April 19, 2022
Alistair Calder, London/UK – Neonatal Chest Radiograph

April 5, 2022
M.J Vollmer-Sandholm, Oslo/NO – The Controversy: Abuse or BESS? Case reviews of patients seen by the department of Forensic Pediatrics in Oslo Norway

March 15, 2022
Annemieke Littooij, Leiden/NL – Imaging of upper abdominal tumors

March 1, 2022
Erich Sorantin, Graz/AT – Advanced optimisation of special CT protocols

February 15, 2022
Claudio Granata, Trieste/IT – The basis of CT protocols optimisation

February 1, 2022
Juliette Garel, Montreal/CA – Fetal dysraphisms

September 21, 2021
Ola Kvist, Stockholm/SE – Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, from prenatal MRI to post-operative radiographs

July 20, 2021
Süreyya Burcu Görkem, Adana/TR – MRI of the fetal body

July 13, 2021
Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/IT – Top five cardiac malformations: What a general paediatric radiologist should know

June 15, 2021
Elida Vazquez, Barcelona/ES – Imaging of paediatric orbital tumours

June 1, 2021
Marcello Napolitano, Milan/IT – Practical approach in Biliary Atresia suspicion

May 18, 2021
Christian Kellenberger, Zurich/CH – MRI of congenital heart disease: Classic and new sequences including clinical application of 4D flow

May 4, 2021
Alan Daneman, Toronto/CA – Sonography of Neonatal Bowel

April 20, 2021
Gabrielle Colleran, Dublin/IE – Advantages and Challenges of Fetal Imaging at 3 Tesla

April 6, 2021
Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, Chandigarh/IN – Current TB Imaging Trends in Children and Future Directions

March 23, 2021
Thekla von Kalle, Stuttgart/DE – Imaging in rhabdomyosarcoma: What do we need?

March 9, 2021
Jovan Lovrenski, Novi Sad/RS – Paediatric lung Ultrasound

February 23, 2021
Volodia Dangouloff-Ros, Paris/FR – Advances in imaging of paediatric brain tumours

February 9, 2021
Jose Lipsich, Buenos Aires/AR – Imaging of paediatric liver infections

January 26, 2021
Oscar Navarro, Toronto/CA – Sonography of paediatric vascular anomalies

January 12, 2021
Amaka Offiah, Sheffield/UK – Skeletal Dysplasia: What you should know

December 8, 2020
Felice D’Arco, London/UK – Imaging of inner ear malformations

December 1, 2020
Premal Patel, London/UK – Diagnosis and radiological management of vascular malformations

November 17, 2020
Karen Rosendahl, Tromsø/NO – Ultrasound screening of Developmental Dysplasia of the hip

November 3, 2020
Juliette Garel, Montreal/CA – Enlarged pericerebral fluid of the posterior fossa

October 20, 2020
Catherine Owens, Doha/QA – Interstitial lung diseases in children: Basics and updates

October 6, 2020
Erich Sorantin, Graz/AT – Hidden dose factors in paediatric CT

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/NL – Imaging 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/IT – Neonatal inborn errors of metabolism: When to suspect them, how to image them

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

EDiPR - European Diploma in Paediatric Radiology

ABOUT
The ESPR launched the Diploma in Paediatric Radiology (EDiPR) in 2017, based on the European Educational Curriculum https://www.myesr.org/media/2840. The Education Committee of the ESPR is responsible for the organisation of the educational curriculum, examinations, and diploma.

UPDATE 2023

The ESPR Education Committee and the ESPR Board have decided to extend the learning process in Pediatric Radiology by organizing Module 1 (M1) and Module 2 (M2) courses, running two courses (one M1 and one M2) per year. This modification aims to cover the ECR training curriculum in detail and provides the opportunity for more workshops.
Module 1 (basic) course is a 2-day (Friday-Saturday or weekend) exclusively “on-line” course, designed to include Basics like Technology, Physics, techniques, how-to-do procedures and tips, postprocessing techniques, embryology, anatomy, common nosology. M1 courses aim to attract residents, general radiologists with experience in paediatric radiology and paediatric radiologists at the beginning of their fellowship/career. Module I course attendance is recommended and is associated with relevant cerificates (Fig.1) but is not obligatory for those interested in taking the M1 test, which is a 30 Multiple choice question (MCQ)/Multiple response question (MRQ)-exam, run electronically on-line, a few hours to a few days after the course.
Module 2 (advanced course) will run hybrid (on-site and on-line) over 3-4 days, followed by a 50 MCQ-exam run electronically on-line 1-3 days after the course. M2 Courses will elaborate on level II and III knowledge in abdominal, MSK and Cardiovascular/chest/neck imaging through cutting-edge lectures and relevant workshops/Quiz sessions. Attendance of M2 courses is a requisite for taking the M2 test.

Applying for the final Exam:
Candidates must have attended a complete cycle of required eligible M2 ECPR courses, plus one Module 1 ECPNR course. Only module 1 ECPNR courses will be acceptable. Candidates must have passed the written examination at the end of each module 1 (3 ECPR and 1 ECPNR) and module 2 (3 ECPR), seven tests in total, before applying for the final EDiPR examination. No longer than 6 years must have passed from commencing the cycle of courses to sitting the final EDiPR examination.


PUBLICATIONS:

The European Diploma of Paediatric Radiology: the officers’ perspective
published online in Pediatric Radiology

The European Diploma in Paediatric Radiology: a candidate’s experience
published online in Pediatric Radiology

 

The EDiPR:
• represents a significant qualification in paediatric radiology.
• is the first step towards transnational harmonisation of paediatric radiologic standards in Europe.
• will assist paediatric radiologists in the promotion of their skills and experience when dealing with other colleagues and with the 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 subspecialised education in addition to national qualifications and fellowships but 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 the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

Download here the full ESPR Diploma outline

 

UPCOMING EXAMINATION
The next examination will be held in June 2025 on occasion of the Bucharest conference.
For the EDiPR Terms and Conditions_2023 (=eligibility criteria) and application form, please click here.

Important Dates:
Application Deadline: May 01, 2025
Part 1 – MCQ Examination – Date TBC
Part 2 – Oral Examination – Date TBC

In case of any questions, please contact the ESPR Office (office@espr.org).

ECPR - European Courses in Paediatric Radiology

Each year ESPR organizes two courses, one fundamental (M1) and one advanced (M2) 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 (M1 and M2)
  • Paediatric musculoskeletal imaging including systemic diseases (M1 and M2)
  • Paediatric abdominal imaging (M1 and M2)

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

Two different topics are delivered each year through one M1 and one M2 Course.
Every two years, an additional Paediatric Neuroradiology (Module 1) course is organised in cooperation with ESNR – European Society of Neuroradiology.