ESSR Meets the Hellenic Society of Skeletal Radiology

Course on Peripheral Joint Imaging

30 September - 1 October 2023 Athens Greece

Welcome Message

Dear colleagues,

The "ESSR meets Greece" course is co-organized by the European Society of Skeletal Radiology (ESSR) and the Hellenic Society of Skeletal Radiology (HSSR) under the auspices of the Hellenic Society of Radiology, the Hellenic College of Radiology and the Medical School of the University of Crete.

The course aims at radiologists, in academic, hospital and private settings, with a special interest in musculoskeletal imaging. The course topic is Peripheral Joint Imaging, covering refreshing and latest topics on Joints and Soft tissue MRI, Ultrasound and Intervention as well as Ultrasound Masterclasses, Interactive and Hands-On Sessions, presented by an international faculty of renowned experts in the field of musculoskeletal imaging.

The members of HSSR are proud and honored to welcome five distinguished ESSR members and outstanding radiologists to Greece; Professor Carlo Martinoli, Dr Eva Llopis, Professor Andrea Klauser, Dr Miraude Adriaensen and Dr Andrea Rosskopf. The aim of the course is to offer high-quality teaching in the field of musculoskeletal radiology and, at the same time, to encourage active participation and establish liaisons.

After a long period of predominantly online education, we have prepared everything for a face-to-face meeting, and hope to advance the exchange of knowledge and experiences, by bringing together experts from both societies and combining high-quality lectures with interactive hands-on workshops. The venue, Royal Olympic Hotel, is situated at the heart of the historic centre of Athens, a few minutes away from the Acropolis, with easy access to underground and ground transportation.

On behalf of ESSR and HSSR, we are looking forward to welcoming you to Athens for a high-quality educational event as well as a friendly get-together.

ESSR lead Speaker/Local Organizer

Assistant Professor Elena Drakonaki,
ESSR Education Committee Chair
HSSR Vice-President

Course Chairpersons

Professor Carlo Martinoli, ESSR President
Dr. Konstantinos Pikoulas, HSSR President

Course Program

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Elena Drakonaki

ESSR lead Speaker/Local Organizer

Assistant Professor Elena Drakonaki,

Department of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Crete, Greece
ESSR Educational Committee Chair
HSSR Vice President

Carlo Martinoli

Course Chair

Professor Carlo Martinoli

Department of Radiology, Medical School, University of Genoa, Italy
ESSR President

Kostas Pikkoulas

Course Chair

Dr. Konstantinos Pikoulas

Department of Radiology, KAT Accident Hospital, Athens, Greece
HSSR President

Local Scientific Committee

  • George Delimpasis
  • Konstantinos Lymperopoulos
  • Olympia Papakonstantinou
  • Athena Plagou
  • Ioanna Staikidou
  • Marianna Vlychou

Under the auspices of

Hellenic Radiological Society

Hellenic Radiological Society

Hellenic College of Radiology

Hellenic College of Radiology

University of Crete Medical School

University of Crete Medical School


Name City / Country
Adriaensen Miraude Heerlen - Netherlands
Balanika Alexia Athens - Greece
Bintoudi Antonia Thessaloniki - Greece
Delimpasis Georgios Bern - Switzerland
Drakonaki Elena Heraklion - Greece
Filippiadis Dimitrios Athens - Greece
Kakkos George Heraklion - Greece
Karantanas Apostolos Heraklion - Greece
Kelekis Alexios Athens - Greece
Klauser Andrea Innsbruck - Austria
Klontzas Michael Heraklion - Greece
Llopis Eva Valencia - Spain
Mantzikopoulos Georgios Athens - Greece
Martinoli Carlo Genoa - Italy
Natsika Margarita Athens - Greece
Neroladaki Angeliki Geneva - Switzerland
Papakonstantinou Olympia Athens - Greece
Papoutsi Dimitra Athens - Greece
Perdikakis Evangelos Thessaloniki - Greece
Pikoulas Konstantinos Athens - Greece
Plagou Athena Athens - Greece
Psaras Konstantinos Rhodes - Greece
Raissaki Maria Heraklion - Greece
Rigopoulou Aspasia Patras - Greece
Rosskopf Andrea Zurich - Switzerland
Soldatos Theodoros Kalamata - Greece
Staikidou Ioanna Athens - Greece
Tzalonikou Maria Athens - Greece
Vlychou Marianna Larissa - Greece


UEMS/EBR for CME accreditation of this event/material will be applied for.
Further information will be available on the website in due time.


Secretariat & Travel Agency

For any information regarding the Sponsorship, Accommodation and Registration please contact the Secretariat of the Course

PRC Travel
Address 105,Michalakopoulou str 11527, Αthens, Greece
Tel +30 210 7711673 Fax +30 210 7711289
Email Web Site

Course Venue

Royal Olympic Hotel
Athanasiou Diakou 28-34 117 43 Athens Greece
+30 21 0928 8400

Registration Fees

Registration categories Early Registration till May 31st 2023 Late Registration from June 1st 2023
Consultant Radiologists 130 € 150 €

Residents –in-training 65 € 87 €
Technologists Radiologists 50 € 75 €
Company Representatives 100 € 124 €
Accompanying Persons 62 € 90 €

Registration fee VAT is included.

Registration fees cover participation at the Lectures, Masterclasses and Workshops, and certificate of attendance.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Congress Secretariat by email: Please note that all Congress Registration fees are subject to the Cancellation & Refund Conditions below

Time Period Cancellation Fee
Up to July 20th, 2023 Full refund
From July 21st, 2023 onwards No refund will be granted

All refunds will be made within two months after the end of the Congress. Bank charges will be deducted.



To register, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill in the Registration Form. If your registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email containing your registration ID
  2. Deposit the registration fee to the IBAN below including your name and registration ID (included in the confirmation email)
  3. Send the proof of deposit to
You will receive a confirmation email stating that your registration is final upon successful clearance of your payment.
(Please note that it may take a few days to get the confirmation email)

Please pay attantion to enter your email correctly.

Bank account details (Account is in EUR)

Account Number130 00 2320001056
IBANGR 6001 4013 0013 0002 3200 01056

Registration Form


In which group would you prefer to be included, if possible:

Due to limited number of places, registrations for the hands-on workshops will follow order of priority (first-come first-served).
Early registration is advised.

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Scientific and Commercial Exhibition

A comprehensive Exhibition will run during the Congress. The Exhibition will be at the Course venue.

Course Material

Upon registration, participants will receive the Course material with their names written on. Delegates are requested to wear their badge during all sessions. Entrance to the Course hall, will not be permitted to any persons without a congress badge, which will be scanned with a barcode system.

Certificate of Attendance

The certificate will be send to all registered participants by email after the Course after completing the evaluation form

Course Secretariat Opening Hours

Saturday, September 30th 202308.00 - 18.30
Sunday, October 1st 202308.00 - 18.30

Speakers Ready Desk

A Speakers Ready Desk will be available for presenters, every day during Course. Please note that you need to bring your presentation (PPT or PDF format) on a CD (not a ZIP disk!) or on a USB stick. Personal laptops are not allowed.
We advise you to do this the day before your presentation or, if not possible, early in the morning of the day of your presentation.

Wireless Access

The wireless network will be freely available by all the course venue public areas.


Smoking is not allowed within the Congress Venue.

Travelling - Passport and Visas

Visas are required from citizens of some foreign countries. Participants should check with their travel agents, Greek consulate offices or diplomatic missions in their own countries whether or not visas are required.

Liability and Insurance

The organizers cannot be held responsible for accidents which may occur to participants or accompanying persons, or for any damage, loss of personal property or cancellation expenses. Participants are kindly advised to carry out their own insurance arrangements during their stay in Greece.

Course Language

The Course will be presented entirely in English

On Site Course

The course is planned as an on-site activity.

Useful Information


GMT+2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).


The climate in Greece is typically Mediterranean with warm and dry summers and mild winters. Athens has a typically Mediterranean climate.
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Electric Current

Electricity in Greece, as in the rest of Europe, comes out of the wall socket at 220volts alternating at a 50cycles per second. The sockets are for plugs with two or three round pins in a row (CEI 23-16/VII and CEE 7/4 German style Schuko). Appliances from North America require a transformer and British ones an adaptor.


Euro is the official currency in Greece. Money exchange is available in most of banks. There are plenty of cash dispensers in Heraklion. Major international credit cards are widely but not always accepted in Greece (check in advance is small restaurants), and are not commonly used for small amounts. Banks are open from Monday to Thursday 08:00-14:30 and on Friday 08:00 – 14:00.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in almost all hotels, shops and restaurants. Stickers in the front windows will advise you as to which cards are accepted.

Banks and ATMs

Banks are open from Monday to Thursday, 8:00-14:30 hrs and on Friday, 8:00-14:00 hrs; on Saturdays and Sundays they are closed. ATMs are widely available all over the country. For further details while in Greece please consult your hotel concierge.

International Calls

Dial 00 + country code + area code + phone number. The international code number from abroad is + 30 followed by the number code of the person you are calling, comprehensive of the ‘210’ Athens region.

Transfer from Athens Airport to the city centre

The airport is situated about 25km away from Athens city center. You can travel from Athens airport to the city centre using three different means of transport; metro, bus and taxi. The cheapest transportation option is the public bus, at only 6€ per person for a one-way ticket. The fastest option is an Athens airport taxi, which comes at a cost of 38€ per ride. Another means of transportation is the metro, which leaves every 30 minutes and costs 10€ one-way.

Contact us

If you need more information or assistance, you can contact us via the secretariat of the course by the means below :

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