The World Federation for Pediatric Imaging
Providing a united platform to address global challenges in pediatric imaging
July 2018  
Volume 8, Issue 2

 
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Ricardo Faingold's Report:  Outreach in Mozambique

 

Recently, I had the opportunity to return for a second visit to Maputo Central Hospital and spent a week in the Department of Pediatrics, including NICU, PICU, Radiology and hematology between  July 9-14, 2018.  This was an initiative of the UCLA Global Health Project in partnership with The World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI).
 
During this time, I interacted with Residents, neonatologists, pediatricians, surgeons and radiologists.
A total of 11 lectures and case show sessions were held (5 talks at Grand Rounds), as well as clinical, surgical, PICU and radiology rounds. Case discussions and consultations were held daily.
 
Bedside Ultrasound exams (US) were performed in the PICU, pediatrics, hematology, radiology and NICU.  Two workshops of neonatal US were done at the NICU with focus on Head US and also introduction to abdominal US. One workshop of  FAST US at the PICU. The US equipment remains functional at the NICU and PICU. Some of the pediatricians are able to perform exams by themselves. This helps the intensive care departments manage their patients, since radiology is extremely busy.
 
I interacted with hard working and fantastic physicians and health care providers during this time. They were encouraged to access the WFPI and SPR websites.
 
Residents from all departments at HCM were involved (Pediatrics, NICU, PICU, Radiology, General surgery) and 2 HCM radiology residents and 3 residents from pediatrics (from other provinces: Nampula and Sofala) spent most of the time with me during this week.
I was really fortunate to be back in Mozambique and this was again a humbling experience. I believe that radiologists should be involved in outreach and education.
 
I am truly grateful to the leadership of the WFPI to support this fantastic project.
I would like to thank Drs. Boechat and Silva from the WFPI and Dr. Buck from UCLA Global Health for this opportunity.

 

 

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Dr. Faingold Teaching 

 
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Dr. Faingold with Hospital staff


WFPI Welcomes New Board Members
 
The WFPI welcomes it's new Board members at the ESPR Meeting in Berlin, Germany July 22, 2018. 

·        Dorothy Bulas (SPR),  Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA - Vice President
·        Tatiana Fazecas (SLARP),  - Vice Treasurer
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Joanna Brown (ESPR), Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, UK - 5th Organizational Board Member
·        Rutger Jan Nievelstein, Representative Director (ESPR)
·       
Martin Stenzel,  Representative Director (ESPR)
·        Pilar Dies, Representative Director (SLARP)

 
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Dr. Dorothy Bulas
Children's National Medical Center
Washington,DC, USA

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Dr. Joanna Brown
Musgrove Park Hospital
Taunton, UK

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Dr. Rutger Jan Nievelstein
Representative Director (ESPR)

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Dr. Martin Stenzel
Representative Director (ESPR)

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Dr. Pilar Dies
Representative Director (SLARP)


Mark Your Calendar - SPR 2018 Oncologic Imaging Course

The SPR 2018 Oncologic Imaging Course will take place from November 9-11, 2018 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennesse, USA.  Registration and hotel information for the course can be obtained via the SPR website,  http://www.pedrad.org/Events/SPRMeetings


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WFPI has partnered with the Global Initiative for Children Surgery (GICS) 

This group  formed  to address previously overlooked children’s surgical issues. The group aims to bring together providers and implementers of surgical services for children with health, advocacy, and policy experts to analyze the current state of surgical care for children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Together they would develop global, regional, national, and local priorities to improve the delivery of surgical care for children in LMICs, to create action plans, and to identify and bring together resources to accomplish these plans.  

GICS held its inaugural meeting in London last year, with 52 surgical providers from 21 countries (including 18 low- and middle-income countries). 

 

WFPI has put together a team of radiologists to liaise with GICS, led by Tatiana Fazecas from Brazil and Samuel Espinoza from Mexico, also including Sridhar Gibikote from India. They will lead the GICS Radiology Workgroup, and have already developed imaging recommendations to be included in the GICS document "Optimal Resources for Children's Surgical Care".   For more information please refer to:  http://www.globalchildrensurgery.org/

Dorothy Bulas receives SPR Gold Medal 

Dorothy Bulas, M.D. F.A.C.R., F.A.I.U.M., F.S.R.U., chief of diagnostic imaging and radiology in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology at Children’s National Health System, is being recognized at the 2018 Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting with their most distinguished honor, the Gold Medal.

The Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR) Gold Medal is awarded to pediatric radiologists who have contributed greatly to the SPR and their subspecialty of pediatric radiology as a scientist, teacher, personal mentor and leader.

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Dr. Wendy Lam receives recognition for her contribution as President of WFPI

Dr. Dorothy Bulas presents Dr. Wendy Lam the Presidential recognition plaque at the SPR meeting in May.  

                                                
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Dr. Dorothy Bulas presents plaque to Dr. Wendy Lam  at SPR Conference


Sister Societies Annual Meetings


Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) - April 30 - May 4, 2019 in San Francisco, California
https://www.pedrad.org/events/sprmeetings


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European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) - May 14 - 18, 2019 in Helsinki, Finland
https://www.espr2019.org/

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Sociedad Latino Americana de Radiologia Pediatrica (SLARP) - November 8-10, 2018 in Lima, Peru
http://slarp.net/


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Asian & Oceanic Society for Pediatric Radiology (AOSPR) - September 14 - 16, 2018 in Chandigarh, India
http://www.aospr.com/

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WFPI Supports World TB Day  

The World TB Day took place on March 24, 2018 in Manila, Philippines.  TB Group of WFPI, a conglomerate of paediatric radiologists from around the world who are experts in childhood TB imaging

The aim is to make an impact on Childhood TB diagnosis using radiology in low resource areas.

It was formed in May 18, 2013 during the 56the SPR Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA. This meeting was attended by then WFPI President, Maria Ines Boechat, Savvas Andronikou (designated as the TB GRoup Leader), Omolola Atalabi (Nigeria), and Bernard F. Laya (Philippines).

In September 2015, Dr. Bernard F. Laya assumed the leadership role. During this time, membership of the TB Group haas expanded from a handful to almost 20 active participants.

1. There is constant activity posted in the TB corner of the WFPI Newsletter.

2. The Telereading particularly for the Lao Friends Hospital for Children continues.

3. Every other month, an online article on various topics related to Childhood Tuberculosis, authored by TB Group members was released on the WFPI website.

4. A special TB minisymposium composed of various articles on childhood TB was released on Pediatric Radiology Journal on September 2017

5. International Congress for Imaging of Childhood Tuberculosis and Other Pulmonary Infections on March 24, 2018

 


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