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Workshop

Workshop on European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging

The PiDRL Workshop was held in Lisbon (Lisbon School of Health Technology), Portugal, on October 15-17, 2015.
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The aims of the PiDRL Workshop were to
(a) present and discuss the project’s results,
(b) submit the draft European Guidelines for comments and critical review by a larger audience and
(c) identify the needs for further action on DRLs and optimisation of radiation protection of paediatric patients.

The workshop was aimed at key stakeholders in paediatric imaging. The consortium encouraged wide attendance in order to ensure a sound basis of discussion for the proposed Guidelines and to identify the need for further action on DRLs and optimisation of radiation protection of paediatric patients. The workshop brought together around 160 participants from more than 30 countries. It involved many paediatric radiologists, as well as paediatric interventionalists, radiographers and medical physicists, in addition to other stakeholders in the project, with the intention of motivating them to utilise guidelines and implement the use of DRLs to achieve patient protection in day-to-day practice.

Scientific programme:
The scientific programme consisted of oral and poster presentations, round tables, review and keynote lectures and panel discussions. Click here for the final workshop programme.

Book of abstracts:
To access the book of abstracts, please click here.

Scientific Committee:
John Damilakis (ESR, GR), chair
Hannu Järvinen (STUK, FI)
Graciano Paulo (EFRS, PT)
Maria Perez (WHO, CH)
Erich Sorantin (ESPR, AT)
Virginia Tsapaki (EFOMP, GR)
Jenia Vassileva (IAEA, AT)
Peter Vock (ESR, CH), co-chair

Local Organising Committee:
Graciano Paulo (IPC – ESTESC, Coimbra Health School, Coimbra, PT), chair
Maria do Carmo Baptista (Dr. Campos Costa, Porto, PT)
Rita Carneiro (Hospital. D. Estefania, Lisbon, PT)
Luis Lança (Vice-president ESTeSL/Lisbon School of Health Technology, Lisbon, PT)
Joana Santos (IPC – ESTESC, Coimbra Health School, Coimbra, PT)