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We take great pleasure in announcing the 2nd RSSA/SASPI Paediatric Imaging Congress which will take place at Spier Estate, Stellenbosch from 3 – 6 November 2016.

The International Faculty of 5 renowned Paediatric Radiologists consists of Professor Kassa Darge (Body Imaging, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,USA), Professor Edward Lee (Thoracic Imaging, Harvard University, USA), Professor Beverley Newman (Cardiac Imaging, Stanford University, California, USA), Professor Kimberly Applegate (Image Gently and Body Imaging, Emory University, Atlanta, USA) and Professor Savvas Andronikou (Thoracic Imaging, University of Bristol, UK) supported by South African Paediatric Radiologists, co-ordinated by Dr Jaishree Naidoo, President of the African Society of Paediatric Imaging and Head of Division of Paediatric Radiology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

The Congress is also part of the ISMRM (International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine) Global Outreach Program: the ISMRM faculty consists of Proff Kasa Darge,Edward Lee and Kimberly Applegate. The RSSA greatfully acknowledges generous financial support from the ISMRM.

Radiologists and radiographers require a comprehensive knowledge of advances in all imaging modalities pertaining to children. The renewed emphasis and public awareness of issues pertaining to radiation exposure and dose reduction techniques, makes this event extremely timely and relevant to our daily practice.

The programme covers four categories namely Abdominal, Thoracic, Cardiac Imaging and Radiation Protection in Children.
The chosen topics will give insight and guidelines into the management of both common and challenging conditions encountered in the paediatric patient.
We are proud to bring you a special Masterclass dedicated to all aspects of Emergency Paediatric Radiology which will be held on Thursday, 3 November and will require a separate registration. There will also be an interactive case-based interpretation sessions in the afternoons led by the international faculty and lectures on new horizons in paediatric abdominal, cardiac and thoracic imaging.

The free paper session for the 2016 RSSA Travel Award of R50 000.00 will take place during the course. There will also be a scientific and poster exhibition with prizes of R15,000.00, R10,000.00 and R5,000.00 respectively.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of all our sponsors. Without sponsors events like these cannot be hosted and their commitment to Radiology training and teaching is appreciated and indispensable. Thank you very much.

We extend a special word of gratitude and welcome to the Faculty members; Kassa Darge, Edward Lee, Beverley Newman, Kimberly Applegate and Savvas Andronikou.