***Message on behalf of IPR 2021 Organising Team***

After having received the preferences along with precious comments from all the on-site participants, the International Committees are glad to to confirm that the congress will be kept hybrid as it is.

We would like to thank you once again for your kind patience and we look forward to meeting you in Rome very soon.

Hybrid events became an important and successful method of hosting events before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Due to our current situation, the spotlight is increasingly turning to hybrid events as a mean for organizations to hold an in-person event adhering to the social distancing rules while offer the virtual option. A hybrid event allows in-person participants to benefit of social gatherings and those who cannnot attend, to enjoy the flexibility of a virtual engagement. The goal is to make the experience equally riveting for both groups.

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. An outstanding international faculty has been assembled. 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.