Welcome from the 2019 congress president

Dear colleagues,
we welcome you to ESPR Helsinki 2019!
The 41st two-day Post Graduate Course (May 14–15) and the 55th three-day Annual Meeting (May 16-18) will be held in Marina Congress Center seaside in the very heart of the Helsinki city.

The Post Graduate Course (May 14–15) is directed to the radiologists working with children, soon graduating and the ones already having hands on experience. The topics will cover all organ systems, trauma, vascular anomalies, organ transplantation and fetal imaging.
Concurrent sessions for the radiographers working with children is organized for the same two days May 14-15, 2019. The themes will cover communication, quality improvement and dose optimization, with all modalities. Both radiologists and radiographers are welcome to visit each other’s’ sessions, which are peppered with the spice of excellence of the medical physicists.

The Annual Meeting (May 16-18) will offer keynote lectures followed by new knowledge in the form of scientific abstracts, also educational and ESPR Taskforce sessions. Scientific posters and information from industry are available in the exhibition area with a view to the harbor.

We welcome you to network during the traditional social events in the classical venues and the light evenings. You are also encouraged to take a cruise around the islands in front of the city, have bath in a public sauna and swim in wild waters. Tours to visit the New Childrens’ hospital (opened September 2018) radiology department are available for those interested. You will be surprised of the mix of liveliness and safety of our city at the best time of the year.
See you soon at ESPR Helsinki, May 2019!

Kirsi Lauerma
On behalf of the local organizing committee ESPR 2019
Chief pediatric radiologist, Helsinki New Childrens’ hospital