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Dotter Interventional Institute

Prague Workshops

The Prague International Workshop on Intervention Radiology was an important extension of the Institute's education, focusing on radiologists and interventionalists in Central and Eastern Europe. It was organized annually since 1994 to 2002.

The Interventional Workshop were held in June at the Intercontinental Hotel in Prague. The meetings were organized together with Dr. Jan Peregrin and other members of the radiology department of the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague and were three-day events. Programs consisted of presentations and discussions, and hands-on experience with prominent interventionalists updating participants on recent developments in interventional radiology. Popular topics have included the didactic transmissions of live cases. For the 2001 and 2002 Workshops, live case transmissions and televideo panel discussions were from 12 institutions in Europe, the USA, and Australia. These meetings were broadcasted on the Internet and CME credits were available for this cyber or archive attendance.

The average attendance of the Prague Workshops were approximately 500 participants per year. Thirtysix countries were represented. Attendees usually consisted of about 360 physicians, 60 industry representatives and 80 accompanying persons. To encourage participation of young radiologists from Eastern European countries, the Institute established a special travel fund to help with their lodging and congress expenses. Since 1995, donations from the Institute and several companies have enabled 612 young physicians from 16 Eastern European countries to attend.