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Paediatric radiology course (Level I-II), 2019 June 18-21, Brasov (Romania)




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This course is organized by the Paediatric Radiology Group of the Romanian Radiological Society (GRP-SRIM),  with the help of the Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, Medical University of Graz (MUG) / Austria.

The European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) included the course in its outreach programme and is it’s main sponsor.

The Children’s Hospital of Brasov (ROMANIA) is hosting this third edition of the course.

After two years, an „Advanced” (Level III) course is planned, for a selection of participants that will have completed previous „Essentials” courses.

The Romanian College of Physicians (CMR)  credited this edition of the course with 24 CME credits (Letter no. 5450/06.06.2019).

Course language: English.

Course schedule: Morning Hands-on (participation in clinical routine, in small groups); Morning lectures (the methods and their paediatric applications will be presented – Radiography and Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, CT, MRI and basics for interventions); Afternoon lectures (system and age oriented, specific paediatric challenges -NAI, trauma imaging, etc.); Afternoon workshops (case-based interactive session in small groups, focusing on symptom oriented imaging). Find bellow the link to download the detailed programme.

Course directors: Michael RICCABONA –(Medical University Graz); Bogdan-Stefan OLTEANU (G.R.P.-S.R.I.M.). Local organizer: Carmen OTELEA  (Emerg. Children’s Hosp. Brasov). Faculty: Michael RICCABONA, Sebastian TSCHAUNER (Graz/AT), Joanna Kasznia-Brown (Taunton/UK), Otilia-Maria FUFEZAN, Carmen-Ana ASAVOAIE, Mihaela COSARCA  (Cluj-Napoca/RO), Bogdan-Stefan OLTEANU (Bucuresti/RO). S.R.I.M. Programme coordinator: Prof.dr.Ioana LUPESCU.

Target: The course is mainly aimed for young radiologists who want to commit themselves in a significant proportion to paediatric radiology and work in intermediate-level hospitals where such a need exists and is not yet addressed. Focus countries – Romania and other countries in the region: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine… Eligibility criteria as well as the order of application will be taken into account to select the applicants.

Application/Selection criteria: Maximum 32 participants (about half from Romania and half from the other countries listed above). Young radiologists (first years after certification) or last-year residents, wanting to commit themselves (in a significant proportion) to pediatric radiology, employed (under a long-time or unlimited contract) in a big hospital (county, municipal, or mono-specialty) having at least 1-2 pediatric clinical departments and at least 3-4 radiologists, but no dedicated pediatric radiology. Applicants from areas with the least pediatric radiology service and  training will be given priority. First came first served, if criteria do not allow a ranking of applicants

Registration fee: 100 E. ESPR supports a reduced fee for radiologists in training (proof requested): 50 E. The fee covers the course logistics, the coffee breaks and lunches. Teaching activities and Syllabus will be granted by the ESPR. Romanian participants will pay in local currency (500/250 RON, and for GRP members: 400/200 RON plus the membership due).

Venue: Hotel Q Brasov and Emergency Hospital for Children Brasov

You have to make the travel arrangements and book the accommodation on your own. Do not make any travel arrangements until you receive the answer at your application (that is if you were selected or not), unless the cancellation will be possible by the end of April! By the contrary, it is recommended to book your hotel, but be aware to select an option of free cancellation till end of April! [Suggested Hotels].

How to arrive: Hotel Q is located at no more than 2 km from the Brasov Main Railway Station; Taxi is available. The Children Hospital is at 5 min. walk from the hotel. Airports: Sibiu (1.5 hours drive) and Bucharest-Otopeni (3 hours drive). Some hotels in Brasov have own shuttle to pick you up at the airport. A good option to arrive in Brasov is by train.

Information about VISAS to enter Romania: Click HERE!

A few grants for travel and accommodation (200 E or 350 E) will be provided by ESPR for very-low-income countries, on a first-come first-served basis. You may apply for this grant by filling the dedicated section in the registration form. A proof of overall income  is requested (Revenue tax declaration / Salary sheet / Proof of salaries /…). Be aware that participants have to pay everything in advance and the reimbursement will be made only after the end of the course; proof of costs will be necessary.

Deadline for application: March 31. Selection of applicants till April 15; you will be informed by us immediately thereafter – check your e-mails! Registration and fee payment for selected applicants must be received not later than April 30. Registration and fee payment for places left free (a waiting list will be made): not later than May 15. Payments will be possible on-line with any major card.

To apply for the course, fill-in the [APPLICATION FORM] ! Sorry, Deadline reached!!

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Industrial SPONSORS are invited to participate, promote their products, help with logistics and support some costs for the course participants.

We thank our partners that already offered their help!





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