IPR LONDON 2011

Task Force Programme

 

 

All delegates are welcome to join these meetings.

 

Date

Time

Topic

Location

Saturday 28th May

14:00 – 16:00

Child Abuse Task Force

Hilton A / B

Saturday 28th May

16:00 – 18:00

Uro-radiology Task Force

Hilton A / B

Sunday 29th May

14:00 – 16:00

Dysplasia of the Hip Task Force

Hilton A / B

Sunday 29th May

16:00 – 18:00

Dose Task Force

Hilton A / B

 

Detailed Task Force Programme

Saturday 28th May

Child Abuse Task Force

14:00 – 16.00                  

Chaired by R. Van Rijn

 

Objective of the meeting

Child abuse is a universal, and unfortunately sometimes underestimated, socio-medical problem. Paediatric radiologists not only play a vital role in the primary detection of physical child abuse but also in the differential diagnostic process.

The aim of this taskforce is to come to a harmonization of the imaging approach throughout Europe, create social bonds between paediatric radiologists involved in this field, and to support international cooperation in research projects.

 

Programme:

1. Introduction: Aim of the taskforce, R. van Rijn

2. Guidelines, rationale and adherence, A. Offiah

3. Experiences from the USA, the role of a societies taskforce, J. Perez-Rossello.

4. Vitamin D deficiency - myth or reality, a position statement A. Offiah - J. Perez-Rosello - R. van Rijn

Uro Radiology Task Force

16.00 – 18.00

Mini-Symposium and public session: ESPR Pediatric Uroradiology Task Force                            (120 min)

Joint ESPR task force and ESUR pediatric work group

Chair: Riccabona M, Avni F.

Content and description:

This ESPR uroradiology task force mini-symposium aims at presenting and discussing new essential problems in paediatric GU imaging in order to complete and supplement existing recommendations of the group. The results of the public discussion after the individual presentations on imaging in paediatric cystic renal disease and imaging in childhood renal transplantation will be integrated into the proposals, and these will then again be presented and discussed at the annual ESUR meeting by the ESUR paediatric work group for discussion before being finalised and published. All existing recommendations as well as the new proposals can be found at the poster area for information, every comment is welcome.

A special focus of this session is the use of ultrasound contrast media (US-CM) in children. In order to promote the licensing of US-CM for paediatric use, an extensive meta-analysis and data form an Europe-wide questionnaire will be presented to back-up existing recommendations on indications and (at present off-license) use for paediatric contrast-enhanced US. These data and the result of the discussion will then be brought forward to the official bodies asking them to consider registering US-CM for paediatric applications, as a joint effort of ESPR, ESUR, GPR and EFSUMB. 

 

How to image and classify paediatric cystic kidney disease – an update (Avni / Riccabona)  
(10 + 5 min)

Content and objective:

  • Which imaging modality to use when for assessing suspected cystic renal disease in infancy and childhood
  • How to classify cystic renal disease based on new theoretical insights and their respective imaging appearance
  • To learn about the natural course of paediatric cystic renal disease
  • To list the implications of new and accordingly adapted imaging based classification of cystic kidney disease on modern therapeutic approaches

 

Imaging in children with renal transplantation (Damasio / Ordning / Riccabona / Willi)
(10 + 5 min)

Content and objective:

  • Try to homogenize imaging in childhood renal transplantation
  • Propose a minimum standardised imaging algorithm and protocol for the various stages and queries during and after childhood renal transplantation
  • To learn about the basic needs and problems in renal transplantation and its implication on necessary imaging
  • To discuss efficient use of imaging not only to reduce costs, abut also to minimize invasiveness
  • To define pre-transplant imaging in recipient and donor, peri-operative imaging during and briefly after transplantation, as well as follow-up imaging (including value of US, ce-US, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and imaging guided interventional procedures)

 

Pediatric US contrast media (US-CM) session

Content and objective:

  • Try to define and analyse the present stage of pediatric use of US-CM
  • To propose indications for off-license US-CM applications during childhood
  • To summarize what we know about the use and safety of US-CM applications during childhood
  • To present the results from an ESPR survey on the use of US-CM in Europe with its safety implications
  • To discuss what can and needs to be done by the task force and the ESPR to promote and push for paediatric registration of US-CM

 

a) How to promote and apply ce-(V)US in children – considerations on present state (Avni)
(7 + 5 min)

b) Meta-analysis of ce-VUS applications based on a literature research (Papadopoulou/Darge)
(10 + 5 min)

c) Present state on contrast US beyond Europe, particularly in the United States (Darge)
(3 min)

d) General consideration concerning indications for and applications of SonoVue® and US-contrast media applications in children – present state (Claudon)
(10 + 5 min)

e) Safety aspects of SonoVue® and US contrast media in childhood – results of an ESPR survey and questionnaire (Riccabona)
(10 + 5 min)

Panel discussion with public contribution:

ESPR statement on the use of SonoVue® (and other ultrasound contrast agents) in children

Panel: Avni, Claudon, Darge, Papadopoulou, Riccabona
(10 + 10 min)

 

 

Sunday 29th May

Dysplasia of the Hip Task Force

14:00 – 16.00                  

 Chaired by K. Rosendahl, P. Tomà

 

14.00-14.10           Hip screening – status Europe. Short summary of the presentations in Bordeaux 2010. Prof. Paolo Toma

14.10-14.40           New research that might inform screening policies. From the Dutch (Ass.prof. Magda Boere-Boonekamp) and Norwegian/UK (PhD fellow Lene Bjerke Laborie) research groups.  

14.40–15.00         Screening for DDH – from a clinical perspective. Ms Deborah Eastwood, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

15.00-15.20           Recommendations on hip screening (from the DDH task force working group). Prof. Karen Rosendahl

15.20-15.40          Training, accreditation / competency assessment, report forms etc. Consultant Paediatric Radiologist  Rosemary Arthur

15.40- 16.00           Discussion – steps forward

 

Dose Task Force

16.00 – 18.00

Chaired by Richard Fotter, Catherine M Owens

 

 1/Introduction – CT phantom studies – resources and costs (15 min.) R. Fotter

 

2/ “Fit for purpose” (15 min.) C. Owens

 

3/Optimising the CT imaging chain for paediatric use – from scout view to automatic exposure control (15 min.) E. Sorantin

 

4/Iterative reconstruction in Multidetector-CT – another step forward in dose reduction (15 min.)

R. J. Nievelstein

 

5/An EENPR multicenter trial: can WB-MRI replace CT and/or PET/CT in diagnosis and follow up of paediatric malignant lymphoma? (15 min.) R. J. Nievelstein

 

6/ Discussion (15 min.)

 

 

This programme is subject to change

 

 

This programme is subject to change

 

 



IPR LONDON 2011

6th Congress and Exhibition
of the joint Societies of Paediatric Radiology
27-31 May 2011, Metropole Hilton Hotel, London

 

Organised by:

 

European Society of Paediatric Radiology

 

The Society for Pediatric Radiology

Supported by:

AOSPR

SLARP