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Paediatric radiology course (Level I-II), 2022 June 28 – July 1, Timisoara (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 and under the patronage of the Medical University “Victor Babes” Timisoara / Romania. Previous editions were held in Cluj-Napoca (2016), Bucharest (2017) and Brasov (2019). This edition was first scheduled for 2020 but postponed two times by one year, because of the CoViD19 Pandemic.

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

The Emergency Children’s Hospital “Louis Turcanu” of Timisoara (Romania) is hosting this fourth 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 first edition of the Level III course was held in Graz (2018).

The Romanian College of Physicians (CMR)  approved 24 CME credits for this course (Nr.3839/12.05.2022).

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 organizers: Simona CERBU  (Emerg. Children’s Hosp. Timisoara), Florin Birsasteanu (Medical University Timisoara). Faculty: Michael RICCABONA (Graz/AT), Joanna KASZNIA-BROWN (Taunton/UK), Annie PATERSON (Belfast/UK), Otilia-Maria FUFEZAN (Cluj-Napoca/RO), Carmen-Ana ASAVOAIE (Cluj-Napoca/RO), Bogdan-Stefan OLTEANU (Bucuresti/RO).

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, North 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. Applicants from Romania are eligible only if they are GRP members! Register now to become a GRP member!

Course registration fee:  200 E. ESPR supports a reduced fee for radiologists in training (proof requested): 100 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 (1000/500RON) – only GRP members are eligible.

You have to make the travel arrangements and book the accommodation on your own. Do not make any arrangements until you receive the answer at your application (that is if you were selected or not), unless the cancellation will be possible till mid May! If you will be selected for the course, you will receive a code to get discounted rooms at Hotel “Timisoara” (single:67E/night, double 77E/night -breakfast and taxes included; availability not granted), but you can choose, of course, any other accommodation.

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. Extra / particular support will be considered for applicats from Ukraine.

Deadline for application (LAST EXTENTION!): April 4, 2022. Selection of applicants till April 15; you will be informed by us immediately thereafter – check your e-mails  (Spam-folder too)! Registration and fee payment for selected applicants must be received not later than April 30, 2022. Registration and fee payment for places left free (a waiting list will be made): not later than  May 15, 2022. Payments will be possible on-line with any major card.

To apply for the course, fill-in the [APPLICATION FORM] !  Deadline reached! Those submitting the form after deadline will be considered only for the waiting list in case of no-shows and for future events.

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Venue: Hotel “Timisoara” and Emergency Hospital for Children “Louis Turcanu” Timisoara

How to arrive:  From the Railway Station (1.5 Km) 20 min straight walk or 5 min drive by Taxi/Uber/Bolt (around 2E=10Lei).  From Timisoara “Traian Vuia” Airport (12 Km) 30 min drive byTaxi/Uber/Bolt (around 6E=30Lei)

Information about VISAS to enter Romania: Click HERE! Find the closest Romanian Embassy/Consulate HERE!



There are no CoViD-related restriction any more in Romania! Anyhow, masks are still recommended indoors and in crowded areas and compulsory in hospitals. Course participants will have to wear mask (surgical or FFP2) during the hands-on sessions and are strongly encouraged to wear it during lectures, workshops, breaks and social activities.

Find bellow updated general information about CoViD restrictions in Romania but be also aware of entry conditions at your return in your own country!

Up-to-date recommendations to be followed during your stay in Romania are detailed here:  (page in Romanian but is reliably translated by browser-applications).

Find here the epidemic situation in Romania:


RESOURCES/DOWNLOADS/LINKS – Just for you, do try them!

Download the  Program !

Download the Flyer 2022!

Childrens’ Hospital and Outpatient Clinic map

Course area map

Tourist attractions in Timisoara

Sightseeing/Tours in Timisoara

Virtual visit in some museums in Timisoara county and other cities in Romania


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 offered their help!


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