Ultraschall Med 2024; 45(02): 201-202
DOI: 10.1055/a-2278-9700
EFSUMB Newsletter

6th International Paediatric Advanced Ultrasound School, London, UK 27–28 June


    The European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR), and the European Federation of Societies in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) have come together to present the 6th International Paediatric Advanced Ultrasound Course, to be held once again in London, at King’s College Hospital.

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    The venue is the beautiful Fetal Institute, with outstanding facilities, and with easy connection to central London by public transport.

    The topics are mainly those related to Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) and their application to paediatric practice, but the introduction of more advanced imaging techniques such as liver elastography and fat quantification will be introduced for the first time.

    The organisers in London have presented Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound meetings since 2014, and this is the first time a paediatric onsite face-to-face meeting has been scheduled since the pandemic. We look forward to meeting all the delegates and faculty in London.

    The programme has been well-designed, in collaboration with ESPR, and should appeal to all paediatric imaging specialists, but also contains enough information to interest the adult practitioner.

    The 2-day conference is designed so that on the first day liver imaging is examined in detail, with leading experts in the field presenting clinical aspects and future research prospects. The delegates will be introduced to the concept of CEUS, the position of the European countries in relation to the use of CEUS in paediatric patients, and how to set up a service if you do not already run one. Experienced experts will highlight common and uncommon findings of focal liver lesions in paediatric patients. Physicians and surgeons will join the faculty during the day and present the clinical aspects alongside the imaging expertise offered.

    On the second day, the now established “David Cosgrove Lecture” will be delivered by Dr Christian Greis, who has recently retired, as one of the leading experts in the development of CEUS. He will be looking at aspects of regulatory approval for the use of CEUS in paediatric practice.

    On the second day, less common uses of CEUS will be presented with an emphasis on innovative research, renal disease, bowel, testicular and splenic abnormalities. The day will conclude looking at future prospects for the use of CEUS in paediatric patients in many unexplored areas.

    The faculty lined up is unique, all are experts in their field and have been at the forefront of the development of new ultrasound technology for many years. It would be safe to say that the assembled faculty is probably the “best at the job” in the world. This presents a unique opportunity for delegates to listen, question and socialise with experts in the field.

    To this effect, the faculty and delegates dinner will be on the middle night and is already included in the registration fee, which is being kept at a very reasonable level to attract delegates and to impart knowledge.

    We invite you to London at the time of the year where the weather is kind, to come and listen to experts in the field and develop your own practice of advanced ultrasound techniques for children.

    Refer to the website for further information and full registration.

    We look forward to seeing you.


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    04 April 2024

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