Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,
We are honoured and pleased to have you all in Budapest, Hungary to the 50th Anniversary Congress and 36th Postgraduate Course of the European Society of Pediatric Radiology in June 3-7, 2013. The meeting venue is the 5-star Marriott Hotel, which stands in the centre of Budapest metropolitan life, and is the sole hotel in the area offering spectacular views of the Danube river.
It has already been a tradition that ESPR congresses represent high standard of knowledge transfer with a very friendly atmosphere. The postgraduate course will take place on June 3-4. We are very grateful to the international speakers who accepted our invitation to give these lectures. As they are all experts in pediatric radiology and especially in the topics they are going to present we are expecting very instructive lectures.
Up-to-date lectures on chest and heart, gastrointestinal, urogenital, musculoskeletal, oncology, neuroimaging, trauma and ongoing development of imaging methods will be presented.
The 2-day course will be followed by the 3-day 50th Annual ESPR Meeting with lectures and posters on all field of pediatric radiology. Concurrent task forces on uroradiology, child abuse, oncology, neuro, radiation dose and hip ensure that there is something on the program for everyone.
To encourage participation of young pediatric radiologist at the meeting ESPR provides grants for them.
Budapest is a one of the most beautiful cities of Europe with banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world and the world's largest thermal water cave system.
The weather in June is pleasant, the temperature is about 20 C, but higher is not uncommon at this time of the year, rain of course is possible.
A marvelous social program is planned, including a welcome reception at the Marriott Hotel, a concert at the Downtown Parish Church and a gala dinner : boat cruise along the majestic Danube.
On behalf of the organizing committee of the meeting welcome and enjoy the beautiful historic town of Budapest!
President ESPR 2013