Conference and Exhibition Venues




Hilton Metropole Hotel

225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7402 4141, Fax: +44 (0)20 7724 8866


The IPR Conference and Exhibition will be occupying the Kings and Monarch Suites for the main plenary sessions and the large exhibition and hands on 3D/4D training area. With over 400 rooms within this hotel this offers the greatest convenience for delegates.



Travel to the Hilton London Metropole hotel in the heart of central London, just a 10-minute walk from Oxford Street. This major conference hotel is 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport. The Heathrow Express terminates at Paddington Station, which is just 5 minutes by taxi from the hotel.


The nearest underground station is Edgware Road (2 stations - 1 station for Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines and 1 station for Bakerloo line, both directly opposite the hotel). The Hilton London Metropole is located outside of London’s Congestion Zone and boasts a secure car park with 170 spaces.


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St Mary's Hospital
Address: Praed Street, London, W2 1NY
Distance from Hilton Hotel: 0.36 miles ( 5 – 10 minute walk)
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Three of the sunrise sessions will be held in traditional steeply tiered lecture theatres which were built in the last century.  Each one is distinctive and has its own history:


Roger Bannister Theatre: this venue is named after one of St Mary’s most famous graduates. Bannister was the first athlete to break the four minute mile and the lecture theatre has been dedicated to his achievement and includes displays memorabilia including the watch that was used to time the race when he broke the world record in Oxford on 6th May 1954. At the time, Sir Roger was a St Mary's Hospital medical student and used to sharpen his running spikes on the grindstone in the physiology lab


Cockburn Theatre
: named after Henry Dundas Cockburn (1913 – 1998), a former medical ‘superintendent’ at St Mary’s Known and loved by generations of students, graduates, and nurses.  “Cocky”, as he was known, was responsible for the medical care and welfare of students and staff, supervised junior doctors, ensured optimal bed occupancy, dealt with all requests for emergency admissions, and alongside the matron and house governor became a central figure of the hospital.


Clinical Lecture Theatre
: whilst this venue is not currently dedicated to any famous St Mary’s scholar it is an excellent example of a traditional lecture theatre.




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: