Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We invite you to join us in Edinburgh at the 45th Annual Meeting and 31st Postgraduate Congress of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology from June 4th to June 7th 2008. In response to comments from many members of the Society you will see a number of changes to the usual format of previous meetings. The total length of the meeting has been reduced to 4 days by incorporating the postgraduate course into the programme of the annual congress. The meeting will run from Wednesday to Saturday in a further attempt to reduce the number of days that delegates will have to take away from service. The Association of Paediatric Radiographers has been invited to join us so that we can forge new links with radiographers from all over Europe.

The meeting will be held in the splendid Edinburgh International Conference centre. The EICC is a short walk from Princes Street, and the Royal Mile, and is within easy walking distance of the conference hotels. On each day there will be a series of update lectures and scientific sessions, with opportunities to walk around the poster exhibits and technical exhibition. Given the ever increasing scope of multiple modalities for investigation of the sick child, we have invited an internationally renowned faculty of speakers to examine the scientific evidence to justify “Why, When and How” we should evaluate a wide range of clinical problems including sessions on non-accidental injury, imaging of the skull vault, the orbit and brain, with further sessions evaluating thoracic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and fetal imaging.

A marvellous social programme has been arranged, including a welcome reception at Edinburgh’s historic Royal Castle, an evening at one of Edinburgh’s contemporary exhibitions: “Our Dynamic Earth”, and a gala dinner at the classic Balmoral Hotel in the heart of the city. Sightseeing trips will be arranged for accompanying guests during the day and a post congress tour will be offered for delegates wishing to relax and enjoy some of Scotland’s wonderful scenery.

We do hope you will join us in Edinburgh for what will be a most memorable congress.

Dr Steve Chapman Dr Rosemary Arthur
President ESPR 2008 Secretary
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