Chandigarh,13.09.18-The department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGIMER, Chandigarh is organizing the 18th Annual Meeting of the Asian and Oceanic Society of Pediatric Radiology (AOSPR) combined with the 16th Annual Meeting of the Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology (ISPR) from 14th September to 16th September 2018. It is for the first time that the AOSPR meeting is being held in India. The conference is being organized under the able guidance of Prof. Niranjan Khandelwal, the Head of the Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, and organizing chairperson and Dr. Kushaljit Singh Sodhi and Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena as organizing secretaries.

The Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology was founded in the year 2003 and conducted its first Annual Meeting in Pondicherry. From a humble beginning of less than 50 members, the society can now boast of more than 450 active members. The Asian and Oceanic Society of Pediatric Radiology is a society of pediatric radiologists in the Asian and Oceanic region and aims to promote the specialty in the region through cooperative research, teaching and education.

This conference will bring together the renowned experts of pediatric radiology from across the globe who will share their knowledge and expertise. It will also provide an opportunity for the delegates to interact with the experts and discuss the interesting cases. This three day mega-event will cover most of the important areas of pediatric radiology and will stress on the fact that children are not just miniature adults. More than 25 international faculty members including representatives from USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia and New Zealand will be present in the meeting. This is in addition to the experts in Paediatric Radiology from the Indian Society of Paediatric Radiology. Dr. Tim Cain from Australia, who is the President of AOSPR and Dr. Jayaraj Govindaraj, President of ISPR are also attending the conference.

Apart from didactic lectures, there will be workshops on ultrasound and MRI in pediatric practice and sessions on Interventional Radiology. A clinico-radiological-pathological case presentation is a special feature of the conference, wherein experts will try to correlate the clinical and radiological findings with the pathological findings. The meeting is being attended by about 800 delegates including residents, fellows and practicing radiologists.