Congress and workshops


ESR meets South Africa
07 March 2013 - 11 March 2013 
Vienna, Austria -


Dear Member,


South Africa has the pleasure and honour of being invited by the European Society of Radiology to be a guest country at the ECR 2013 in Vienna.

We will be one of three countries taking part in the congress’s very popular ‘ESR meets’ programme, which aims to form bonds between radiological societies around the world.

The RSSA will represent the nation at the congress, co-hosting a unique session entitled ‘ESR meets South Africa’.

Please see for more information.

On this special occasion, I would like to strongly encourage all South African radiologists to participate, especially in the form of abstract submissions.

The submission system for ECR 2013 opened on the 5th of July and will remain open until the 18th of September 2012.

On behalf of the organising committee of ECR 2013 I would like to invite you to make use of the remaining time and submit your abstracts.

Please note the preliminary programme of our ‘ESR meets South Africa’ session is included below.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Vienna.

Sincerely yours,


Dr Clive W. Sperryn

RSSA President



Preliminary programme


Saturday, March 9, 10:25–12:00

ESR meets South Africa

EM 3: Imaging HIV and TB


J.I. Bilbao; Pamplona/ES

C.W. Sperryn; Cape Town/ZA

  • ‘Big Five’ video
  • Introduction
    • C.W. Sperryn; Cape Town/ZA
  • HIV-related neurovasculopathies: the South African experience
    • V. Mngomezulu; Johannesburg/ZA
  • Interlude: Radiology training in South Africa
    • Z. Lockhat; Pretoria/ZA
  • New concepts in the pathogenesis of cerebral TB
    • P. Janse van Rensburg; Stellenbosch/ZA
  • Interlude: South Africa: the country, its people, its diversityand its attractions
    • Z. Lockhat; Pretoria/ZA
  • Spinal tuberculosis in children
    • T. Kilborn; Cape Town/ZA
  • Chronic chest radiographic changes in a cohortof HIV-infected South African children
    • R. Pitcher; Cape Town/ZA
  • Panel discussion:
    • HIV and TB: What impact do they have on health careworkers?


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