Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the 12th Cycle, 1st Module of the European Course in Pediatric Neuroradiology!

As is the tradition, the European Societies of Neuroradiology (ESNR) and Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) have come together once again to organize a two-module course whose structure has, however, been modified to adapt to the evolving needs of the societies’ membership and to the new challenges of subspecialty certification.

Instead, ESNR members wishing to obtain the European Diploma in Pediatric Neuroradiology must attend this module 1, which will take place in Porto (Portugal) on 3-7 February 2024 and the second one next year. A special certificate will be awarded to all those who, while not qualifying for the European Diploma in Pediatric Neuroradiology, will attend both modules and successfully pass the final written examinations.

While anyone interested is welcome to register for the courses, ESNR and ESPR members will enjoy special member fares that will hopefully encourage applicants to become members of one (or hopefully both!) societies. The written examination is subjected to a separate 70 EUR fee covering administration expenses.

Despite these changes, the course will retain its friendly atmosphere and the traditional interactive structure, in which as much as 50% of the teaching offer consists of workshops where interesting cases and real-life situations are discussed face-to-face with the faculty. In order to guarantee a high level of interaction, participants will be divided into smaller, more numerous groups than in past courses.

Porto is famous for its port wine, stunning Douro River views, historic Ribeira district, and its impressive bridges like Dom Luís I Bridge.

Porto will offer participants plenty of opportunities to relax in between sessions, and to get away from examination pressure as much as possible. Participants from all over the world will have the opportunity to renew old friendships and to strike new ones, and will certainly feel part of a new, growing generation of young pediatric neuroradiologists. The quality and fun of our social program will facilitate interaction and will make your stay memorable.

Join us in Porto… don’t miss it!

The ECPNR Board of Directors