Dear friends and colleagues,

It is a great pleasure and honor to invite you to the next European Course in Paediatric Radiology ECPR 2022 to occur on Wednesday October 5 until Friday, October 7, 2022 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

This year’s topic will be Paediatric Chest, heart and neck Imaging, presented by an international faculty of renowned speakers in the field of paediatric radiology.

The ECPR 2022 follows the ECPR 2021 virtual MSK Course. It will be the second course of the 3-year Paediatric Radiology Educational Curriculum leading to the acquisition of the European Diploma in Pediatric Radiology (EDiPR). For more information about the diploma please visit www.espr.org/app/uploads/EDiPR-outline-August-2021_08-2021.pdf. Trainees interested in education and accreditation in paediatric imaging are encouraged to complete all three ECPR courses along with module I of the European Course of Paediatric Neuroradiology (ECPNR) to be eligible for the final EDiPR test.

The ECPR 2022 course in Heraklion will be a hybrid course, designed to welcome visitors from all over the world but also virtually, on a live-streaming platform. All speakers are expected to lecture onsite.

The venue, Aquila Atlantis Hotel, is situated at the heart of the picturesque city center, within walking distance from characteristic Venetian buildings, the Koules fortress at Old Harbour, the fascinating archeological, historical and natural history museums, beautiful cathedral and churches, many friendly outdoor cafes, traditional and modern cuisine restaurants, welcoming hotels and fashionable shops. The Bronze Age palace of Knossos, is located within 4 kms and the airport within 2 kms.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Heraklion and offer you a high-quality educational event coupled with the renowned Cretan hospitality!

Maria Raissaki, Local Organizer
ESPR Education Committee Chair


Course: 5-7 October 2022
Early registration deadline: September 5, 2022
Application for a junior grant deadline: August 25, 2022

Application for the exam deadline: October 2, 2022
Booking of flights and accommodation is encouraged at your earliest convenience



Speaker 1

Maria Raissaki

Maria Raissaki, Associate Professor in Paediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece


ESPR Education Committee

Chair: Maria Raissaki/GR

Local scientific advisors: Efthymia Alexopoulou, Athens/GR, Georgia Papaioannou, Athens/GR

Speaker 1

Efthymia Alexopoulou

MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatric Radiology,
2nd Department of Radiology,
General University Hospital "Attikon",
School of Medicine, National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Speaker 2

Georgia Papaioannou

MD, PhD, Pediatric Radiologist Head of Pediatric
Radiology Department Mitera Children's Hospital
Athens, Greece

Cardiothoracic ESPR task force Chairs: Dr Pablo Caro Dominguez, SP and Pierluigi Ciet, NL

Speaker 1

Pablo Caro Dominguez

MD, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist,
Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain

Speaker 2

Pierluigi Ciet

MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatric
and Thoracic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine,
Erasmus MC, UMC, Rotterdam Netherlands,
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Cagliari, Italy


European Society of Paediatric Radiology ESPR

Alexopoulou E MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatric Radiology, 2nd Department of Radiology, General University Hospital "Attikon", School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece
Cassart M MD, PhD, Radiology and Fetal Medicine Departments, Iris South Hospitals and CHU St Pierre, Brussels Belgium
Ciet P MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Thoracic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Associate Professor of Radiology with the University of Cagliari, Italy Netherlands
De Lange C MD, PhD, Department of Paediatric Radiology, Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg Sweden
Deftereos S MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Pediatric Radiology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace Greece
Dominguez P C MD, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla Spain
Garcia-Peña P. MD, PhD, Vice President of The International Society of Pediatric Thoracic Imaging, Past President of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Radiology, Professor Emeritus of the Catalan Health System, Paediatric Radiology University Hospital Materno - Infantil Vall d´Hebron, Barcelona Spain
Germanakis I Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Pediatric Cardiology Faculty of Medicine University of Crete Greece
Görkem Burcu S Associate Professor in Paediatric Radiology, Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Adana Turkey
Hirsch W Prof. Dr. med, Head of the Department for Paediatric Radiology, University Hospital of Leipzig Germany
Karantanas A Professor of Radiology, University of Crete, Chair "Dpt of Medical Imaging, Heraklion University Hospital" Ηead "Advanced Hybrid Imaging Systems, ICS - FORTH" Greece
Lobo L MD, Consultant radiologist / pediatric radiologist, Invited Assistant Professor of Radiology, General Imaging Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN), Lisbon Portugal
Lovrenski J MD,PhD, Professor in Radiology, Institute for Children and Adolescents Health Care of Vojvodina, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad Serbia
Mazioti A MD, PhD, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, 2nd Department of Radiology, General University Hospital "Attikon", School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece
Navallas Irujo M Paediatric Radiologist, Paediatric Radiology Department, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid Spain
Nievelstein R J Professor in Paediatric Radiology | Vice-director, local residency program | Division Imaging & Oncology, Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine | University Medical Center Utrecht & Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, Utrecht Netherlands
Papaioannou G MD, PhD, Pediatric Radiologist Head of Pediatric Radiology Department Mitera Children's Hospital Athens Greece
Paraskakis E MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School, University of Crete Greece
Paterson A Dr, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast United Kingdom
Perucca G MD, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Foundation Trust London United Kingdom
Raissaki M MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Pediatric Radiology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Medical School, University of Crete Greece
Riccabona M MD, Prof of Radiology and Paediatrics, Division of Paediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, University Hospital and Medical University Graz Austria
Secinaro A MD, Consultant Radiologist, Advanced Cardiothoracic Imaging Unit, Department of Imaging, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome Italy
Sudhakar SV MD, Consultant Pediatric Neuroradiologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London (Former Professor of Radiology, CMC, Vellore, India)) UK
Twomey E Dr, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI), Temple Street, Dublin Ireland
Vakaki M MD, PhD, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, Head of Ultrasound Unit, Paediatric Radiology Department “P&A.Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital, Athens Greece
Xydis V MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Medical School, University of Ioannina Greece


The course language is English. The time zone is Athens time. Make sure you are in the correct time zone here: 24timezones.com/difference/


Transportation: There are direct flights from numerous European countries to Heraklion. You need to consider booking your flights as early as possible. Alternatively, you may fly in through Athens Airport, a passenger-friendly airport. The Course PCO may assist you, when required.
The airport is approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the course venue. You are encouraged to take a taxi, which will cost approximately 20 euros.

Currency: The official currency in Greece is the Euro.

Language: The official language spoken in Greece is Greek. Travelers will find that most locals speak English, especially those who work in restaurants, hotels and other places associated with tourism.

Climate: During October the average high temperatures are approximately 23°C (73°F) and the length of the day in Heraklion is usually 11:19. The sun rises at 06:25 and sets at 17:44. October is an ideal month to visit Heraklion [you may visit https://www.windy.com/].

Electricity and plug: In Greece the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz [you may visit https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/greece/ ].

Important telephone numbers: Police: 100. Emergencies: 112. Sanitary emergencies: 166. Country code for Greece: +30-. Area code for Heraklion: +30 2810-.

TRAVEL ADVICE FOR GREECE: If you are a non-EU citizen, please visit the Embassy of Greece's website for the most current visa information. Passports should have at least six months remaining validity beyond your departure date. U.S. citizens may enter Greece for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Should you require a letter of invitation for travel VISA application, please note that the processing time for the letter will be up to 1 week and should be requested well in advance. Please make your request after you have completed the registration process. In order to issue a letter of invitation by the course organizer please provide the following information:
Copy of passport, Institutional Address, Personal Address, Registration to the event
Please send your request to: congress@mikatravel.eu).

ΑCCOMMODATION: There are many city hotels within walking distance from the venue.

Scientific Programme

Here is our event programme


Welcome to ECPR 2022

M. Raissaki/GR



E. Paraskakis/GR

The paediatric chest radiograph: patterns and pitfalls

M. Raissaki/GR

Ultrasonography of the chest: technique, semiology and contribution to management

J. Lovrenski/RS

Thoracic CT: techniques and indications

A. Mazioti/GR

Thoracic MR: techniques and indications

F. W. Hirsch/DE




M. Raissaki

The lungs in the newborn: Normal appearances, retained fetal lung fluid, neonatal pneumonia, meconium aspiration

M. Riccabona/AT

The lungs in the newborn: Surfactant deficiency, short-term and long-term complications (air-leaks and BPD)

L. Lobo/PT

Congenital pulmonary anomalies I - Antenatal imaging

M. Cassart/BE

Congenital pulmonary anomalies II - Postnatal imaging

G. Papaioannou/GR

Welcome reception

Evening free



S. Deftereos

Viral pneumonia/ bronchiolitis, Covid-19 and MIS-C

P.C. Domínguez/ES

Bacterial and mycoplasma pneumonia: Imaging and complications

E. Alexopoulou/GR

Mycobacterial infection

S. B. Görkem/TR

Infection in the immunocompromised child

G. Perucca/UK



G. Papaioannou

The large airway diseases

E. Alexopoulou/GR

Small airway diseases

P. Ciet/NL

Imaging the chest in ICU

E. Twomey/IRL

Chest trauma and foreign body aspiration

M. Raissaki/GR



V. Xydis

Interstitial lung disease in children

P. Garcia-Peña/ES

Cystic fibrosis and PCD

P. Ciet/NL

Childhood Vasculitis, including Kawasaki disease

M. Navallas/ES

Round lesions in the paediatric chest: what can it be?

A. Mazioti/GR



A. Karantanas

Chest wall and posterior mediastinum lesions

R.J. Nievelstein/NL

Primary and secondary thoracic tumours in children (Excl posterior mediastinum)

F. W. Hirsch/DE

The paediatric breast

A. Paterson/UK


V. Xydis/GR

Social event (optional): Get together - course dinner, registration required


I. Germanakis

The CXR in congenital heart disease: Do not miss findings and diagnoses

A. Paterson/UK

Vascular rings and slings

A. Secinaro/IT

Imaging of Cardiomyopathies

P.C. Dominguez/ES

Imaging of Tetralogy of Fallot and Fontan Circulation

C. De Lange/NO



E. Alexopoulou

Imaging of thyroid and thymic disease

M. Raissaki/GR

The lumps on the paediatric neck: emphasis on US findings and location

M. Vakaki/GR

Imaging of the oropharynx, nasopharynx and larynx: paediatric specificities

S. Sudhakar/UK


V. Xydis/GR

Light lunch, adjourn, have a safe trip back home and….

ON-LINE multiple-choice test organized by ESPR-Education Committee and EBR

Mon 10th October 2022 10:00-11:00 (Athens' time)

EXAM Registration required through ESPR website



-The European Course in Paediatric Radiology (ECPR) 2022, Heraklion - Crete, Greece, 05/10/2022- 07/10/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

-Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at http://www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

-Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

-Τhe event will be live-streamed and on-line attendance will be electronically recorded and claimed identically to on-site attendance.

Event Venue

Event venue location info

Hotel Aquila Atlantis 5*
Heraklion-Crete, Greece

The venue is within walking distance from the port, the city center, local shops, cafés, restaurants, the archaeological museum and a nice walk from the “Koules” Venesian castle, the historical and the natural history museum.


Registration fee includes

On-site participants: Name badge, access to the lecture rooms, syllabus/teaching material, lunch as described in the programme, coffee breaks, welcome reception on Wednesday. Course materials will be available at the registration desk at the course venue during the course. Please note that for the get together event on Thursday evening, a separate fee and registration through the website is kindly requested.

On-line participants: Access to the lecture rooms on-line through live-streaming, syllabus/teaching material.

All participants: The hand-outs of the lectures will be made available on the website for registered participants at least two weeks before the course, to allow preparation for the final exam at the end of the course. Certificate of attendance, CME Credits (subject to confirmation from EACCME) will be delivered following on-line evaluation of the course through a relevant questionnaire.

ESPR members enjoy a discount of 100 Euros (consultants) and 50 Euros (residents). You are cordially encouraged to consider becoming ESPR member (please visit www.espr.org/information/) and enjoy discount for the current and future ESPR scientific activities.

ECPR Oct 5-7 2022
Paid before September 5, 2022
Paid after September 5, 2022
ESPR Member EUR 300 EUR 350
ESPR non-Member EUR 400 EUR 450
Resident/Fellow* ESPR Member EUR 200 EUR 250
Resident/Fellow* ESPR non-Member EUR 270 EUR 320
Student** EUR 80 EUR 100
Get Together*** EUR 35 EUR 35

* Residents/fellows Residents in radiology and fellows in paediatric radiology can register for a reduced fee as indicated. A supportive letter from the head of the department confirming this status should be send to the meeting secretariat directly after registration online (email: congress@mikatravel.eu).

** Students Students of medical schools can register for a reduced fee as indicated. A supportive letter from the university or medical school confirming this status should be send to the meeting secretariat directly after registration online (email: congress@mikatravel.eu).

*** Get Together (optional social dinner) The Get Together dinner activity with faculty and attendees will take place on Thursday, October 6. If you would like to attend this social event, please indicate it on the registration form. For attending the Get Together an additional fee of 35 EUR is required.

Registration Form

Enter the required data in the boxes.

Course Registration Until 5/9/2022 From 6/9/2022
ESPR Member 300.00€ 350.00€
ESPR non-Member 400.00€ 450.00€
Resident/Fellow* ESPR Member 200.00€ 250.00€
Resident/Fellow* ESPR non-Member 270.00€ 320.00€
Student** 80.00€ 100.00€

Get Together*** 35.00€ 35.00€


Any comments or suggestions? (optional)

To register, fill required data and click Submit.

You will receive an e-mail to verify your address. Soon afterwards you will receive a secure payment link/ from Mika Travel (PCO) to pay for your registration.

After payment of the registration fee, in an additional e-mail you will receive the passcode to show that you have completed your registration. This passcode will give you access to the PDFs of the lectures once they are uploaded, to onsite lectures, coffee breaks, lunch, social event and course material as well as to live streaming.

The arrival of the e-mails may take a few minutes or several hours, depending on the hour difference between your Country and Greece.


On occasion of the ECPR 2022, a written examination will occur online, which will be counted towards the EDiPR diploma. A successful completion of this test is a requirement to take the EDiPR examination in the future, therefore we highly encourage you to take this important step. Questions will be based on the presented sessions during the ECPR Course, therefore a valid registration to the ECPR course 2022 is required.

The examination will be held virtually on Monday, October 10 and proctored by the ESPR in collaboration with the EBR.
More information about the test will be e-mailed to participants upon registration for the test.

The fee is 75€.
IMPORTANT: The deadline to register for the examination is OCTOBER 2 2022. After this date no applications will be accepted. Registration for the test will be performed exclusively through the espr website. Please visit ECPR Examination October 2022 - Register


The ESPR will provide grants to encourage attendance at the European course of Paediatric Radiology 2022. Financial support will be provided to eligible radiologists in training (residents/fellows) or young radiologists active in the field of paediatric radiology planning to attend the ECPR 2022.

Junior grants offering at minimum the Course registration fee and the Course test fee will be supported. The final number of grants and amount of Euros per Grant will be decided by the ESPR EC and the Board, depending on the number of applicants. For more Information here.


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PCO Secretariat: Mrs Eva Gouvianaki and Mrs Maria Chatzigeorgiou


Koroneou 23 - Heraklion Crete - Greece

Phone Number

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