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
Joanna Kasznia-Brown, Bristol/UK

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 for each webinar opens one week in advance and the registration link 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”.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
ESOI webinar on Pediatric GI or GU tumors: a primer for the “adult radiologist”.
Annemieke Littooij, Utrecht/NL & Irmina Sefic, Sarajevo/BA.
Free registration for ESPR members will be offered.


Maria Argyropoulou, Ionnina, GR
Neuroimaging of Inflicted Injuries: Pathology and Potential Mimickers

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

The ESPR launched the Diploma in Paediatric Radiology (EDiPR) in 2017, based on the European Educational Curriculum The Education Committee of the ESPR is responsible for the organisation 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 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.


The next examination will be held in 2022 – more information will be provided soon.
For the eligibility criteria and application form, please click here.

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

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.