22:51 CET
EM 1 - Radiology in Africa: facing challenges and opportunities
Education EuroSafe Imaging General Radiology Management/Leadership Physics in Medical Imaging
Thursday, February 28, 10:30 - 12:00
Type of session: ESR meets Africa
Topic: Education, EuroSafe Imaging, General Radiology, Management/Leadership, Physics in Medical Imaging
Moderators: L. E. Derchi (Genoa/IT), H. A. Gharbi (Tunis/TN)

10:30
Chairpersons' introduction (part 1)
L. E. Derchi; Genoa/IT
Learning Objectives

1. To give an overview of radiology in Africa.
2. To list the existing cooperation programmes of the European Society of Radiology in Africa.
3. To point out what African radiologists can do for the ESR and what the ESR can do for radiology in Africa.

10:35
Chairpersons' introduction (part 2)
H. A. Gharbi; Tunis/TN
Learning Objectives

1. To give an overview of radiology in Africa.
2. To list the existing cooperation programmes of the European Society of Radiology in Africa.
3. To point out what African radiologists can do for the ESR and what the ESR can do for radiology in Africa.

10:40
Structured strategies to combat radiation protection challenges in Africa. What can the ESR do?
D. Husseiny Salama; Cairo/EG
Learning Objectives

1. To give an overview on the situation of imaging referral guidelines and clinical decision support (CDS) in Africa.
2. To update on the European societies' activities in the region in regard to guidelines.
3. To give tips from African radiologists on solutions and the way forward.
4. To present the bilateral strategic planning with the ESR to improve the performance of radiation protection.

10:50
Is imaging underused in Africa? East Africa as an example. Solutions: what can the ESR do?
S. Vinayak; Nairobi/KE
Learning Objectives

1. To present the current situation in Eastern Africa.
2. To describe what we are doing to promote radiology in Africa.
3. To present what we would like to request from the ESR.

11:00
Interlude 1: Enjoy the difference between African and European music
11:05
How to promote radiation protection in West Africa. Needs and expected role of the ESR
E. H. Niang; Dakar Fann/SN
Learning Objectives

1. To summarise the radiation protection situation in West Africa, discuss workforce aspects and present an overview of educational facilities and maintenance services.
2. To update on the role of European societies in our region, what is done in general and in the field of radiation protection in particular.
3. To explain what we, as African radiologists, can offer to European societies.

11:15
Most important challenges for imaging in North Africa
L. Rezgui Marhoul; Tunis/TN
Learning Objectives

1. To give an overview of the radiology situation in North Africa.
2. To enlist the cooperation programmes between North African societies and the European societies with bilateral exchanges in radiodiagnosis and interventional radiology.
3. To understand what North African radiologists can bring back to the table for European radiology.
4. To propose a plan for the promotion of collaboration between North Africa and ESR.

11:25
Interlude 2: Enjoy the difference between Arabic and European music
11:30
The WHO's programme in Africa: the past, the present and the future
M. d. R. Perez; Geneva/CH
Learning Objectives


1. To present the WHO's role, objective, core functions, structure and where/how radiology fits into them.
2. To explain the WHO's programmes in Africa and the place of radiology and radiologists in the context of the current priorities in the global public health agenda.
3. To understand the WHO's views about radiation protection in Africa.
4. To present the WHO's radiology programmes/activities in Africa. What has been done? What is currently being done? What is planned in the future?

11:40
Panel discussion: Radiology in Africa, reality and dreams
G. Frija1, L. E. Derchi2, H. A. Gharbi3, D. Husseiny Salama4, S. Vinayak5, E. Niang6, L. Rezgui Marhoul3, M. d. R. Perez7, B. Mansouri8, K. M. Naidu9; 1Paris/FR 2Genoa/IT 3Tunis/TN 4Cairo/EG 5Nairobi/KE 6Dakar Fann/SN 7Geneva/CH 8Algiers/DZ 9Cape Town/ZA
11:55
Conclusion (part 1)
L. E. Derchi; Genoa/IT
11:57
Conclusion (part 2)
H. A. Gharbi; Tunis/TN
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