I am happy to report that we had an outstanding Annual Leadership Meeting which took place last week in my hometown of Genoa.
The vibrant discussions held on a variety of issues concerning our Institutional Member Societies and our community allowed us to feel the pulse of European radiology and shed light on important topics for the future of medical imaging on the continent. I am especially grateful for the participation of the patient groups’ representatives whose unique perspective and input broadened our understanding of many significant aspects of radiology and healthcare delivery.
Prof. Lorenzo E. Derchi
Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors
ESR looks back on successful International Day of Radiology 2019
The International Day of Radiology (IDoR) was celebrated for the eighth time on November 8, this year focusing on sports imaging, and joined by individual supporters and more than 170 radiology-related professional societies from all over the world.
The new IDoR book, ‘Imaging of MOTION & PERFORMANCE. Stress & Strain’, which was produced in cooperation with the ESSR, is available on the website as a downloadable PDF. In addition, we have created a dedicated sports imaging microsite, which uses examples of top global athletes to show the general public how radiology is used in the diagnosis and management of sports injuries. Furthermore, 40 interviews with sports imaging experts from different countries, conducted by the ESR, have been published on the IDoR webpage.
With the trees around us donning their golden garb, the autumn season also plays host to a plethora of important radiological congresses where members of the ESR Executive Council are working tirelessly to promote our society and the upcoming ECR 2020. From Russia and Egypt to Brazil and Australia, the ESR is making the voice of European radiology heard, whilst building strong partnerships with our friends across the world.
Stay up to date with upcoming events with our Congress Calendar!
ESR and EIBIR to launch Seed Grants for researchers
Together with the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), the ESR recently launched a new seed funding programme for innovative one-year projects and pilot studies on AI or cardiac imaging.
EU Commission opens call for membership to European Reference Networks
The European Commission has opened a call for new members to join the existing 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs). ERNs are cross-border networks that bring together centres of expertise and reference of European hospitals to tackle rare and complex diseases requiring highly specialised healthcare. The application deadline is November 30, 2019.
ESR supports broad and integrated public-private partnership on health
The ESR welcomes the establishment of a new public-private partnership on health, as part of the forthcoming Horizon Europe programme for research and innovation, entitled the ‘Innovative Health Initiative’ that succeeds the Innovative Medicines Initiative.
ESR and ERS join forces to advocate for EU lung cancer screening programmes
On the occasion of the ECCO Quality Cancer Care Week, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) called for EU level initiatives supporting targeted and effective lung cancer screening programmes in a multi-stakeholder event at the European Parliament.