In January 2020 the ESPR Board decided to establish a new Taskforce within the ESPR. The Cardiothoracic Taskforce will deal with the topics of thoracic, pulmonary and cardiac imaging.

The Cardiothoracic Taskforce aims:

  • to organise a cardiothoracic session during the ESPR meeting (e.g. 3 lectures)
  • to help the Education Committee to organise the Cardiothoracic European Course of Paediatric Radiology (ECPR)
  • to maintain contact with other societies that also deal with imaging of the thorax, lungs and heart, such as:
    • European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI)
    • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)
    • Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)
  • to formulate standards for lung/cardiac imaging in children
  • to organise joint publications on standards in paediatric radiology if necessary
  • to initiate joint European Multicenter Studies

Chairperson 2020-2021
Until a regular election of the chair and co-chair at IPR 2021, Prof. Franz-Wolfgang Hirsch (Leipzig/DE) will act as provisional chair of the Taskforce.

Members of the Thoracic Imaging group
Franz-Wolfgang Hirsch, Leipzig/DE
Pierluigi Ciet, Rotterdam/NL
Hubert Ducou Le Pointe, Paris/FR
Sureyya Burcu Görkem, Kayseri/TR
Alistair Calder, London/UK
Jovan Lovrenski, Novisad/SR
Catherine Owens, London/UK
Maria Raissaki, Heraklion/GR
Julia Geiger, Zurich/CH

Members of the Cardiovascular Imaging group
Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/IT
Pablo Caro Dominguez, Seville/ES
Andrew Taylor, London/UK
Daniel Gräfe, Leipzig/DE
Christian Kellenberger, Zurich/CH
Lucía Riaza-Martin, Barcelona/ES
Maria Navallas, Madrid/ES
Joost van Schuppen, Amsterdam/NL
Marek Kardos, Bratislava/SK

If you would like to become a member of the Cardiothoracic Taskforce, please send your CV to office@espr.org. Please specify which of the groups (Thoracic or Cardiovascular) you are interested in.