Dear colleagues,

Paediatric imaging and dedicated radiological care of children has become an integral part of modern paediatric healthcare.
It is with great pride, that we welcome you to the 53rd Annual Meeting and the 39th Post Graduate Course of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology, which will be held in Davos/Switzerland, from May 30 – June 03, 2017!

It has been more than 20 years since our meeting was held in Lugano/Switzerland, and so much has changed in the world of paediatric radiology, but the only thing that has remained constant is the commitment and the talent of the ESPR community!
We sincerely hope that this meeting will provide a platform for networking, will advance education and provide the frame for both, making new and renew old friendships in our alpine city.

The ESPR 2017 course builds on the spirit of previous years and is structured around six pathology-based sessions with functional correlation, one session dedicated to neonatal imaging and one session focused upon radiation protection. The highlight of this course is an international discussion panel with renowned experts who will demonstrate the clinical and radiological features in a case-based session dedicated to child abuse and genetic-metabolic mimickers.

We are living in a rapidly evolving world, in which new diseases and an intensive population exchange across countries are deemed to have a long lasting and global financial and epidemiological impact. We will have two special focus sessions dedicated to emerging infectious diseases like ZIKA virus and to the problem of age assessment in juvenile migrants, highlighting the clinical and radiological aspects of these two new and poorly investigated topics.

To underscore the importance of international communication, two “ESPR meets CHOP” Mini-Symposia will be held, in which eminent European and American experts will exchange their radiological experience and knowledge about various specific diseases including neuroblastoma, sarcoma and many more.

This exciting, thoughtful and stimulating programme would not be possible without the commitment of dozens of members, non-members and vendors willing to support the ESPR by sharing their expertise, time and resources. We are confident that you will find the venue and networking, research and educational opportunities inspirational and fun.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Davos!

Jacques Schneider & Georg Eich
ESPR Congress President & Congress Secretary