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/Greece

Members 2018-2021
Rutger Nievelstein, Utrecht/The Netherlands
William Ramsden, Leeds/United Kingdom
Jean-François Chateil, Bordeaux/France
Andrea Rossi, Genoa/Italy
Ignasi Barber, Esplugues de Llobregat/Spain
Samuel Stafrace, Al Waab/Qatar
Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/Italy
Annie Paterson, Belfast/United Kingdom
Thomas Augdal, Tromsø/Norway
Eilish Twomey, Dublin/Ireland
Pablo Caro Dominguez, Seville/Spain
Susan Shelmerdine, London/United Kingdom

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
  • The EDiPR represents a first step towards transnational harmonisation of paediatric radiological standards in Europe
  • The EDiPR will assist paediatric radiologists in the promotion of their skills and experience when dealing with other colleagues and with the general public
  • The EDiPR represents 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. All tests take place in English
  • The EDiPR confirms proof of subspecialized education in addition to national qualifications and fellowships and by no means can replace these national qualifications or fellowships
  • The EDiPR 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

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:

ECPNR 2020 – Paediatric Neuroradiology (Module 1)
January 25-29, 2020