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Message from the Chair of the ESR Board of Directors

Dear ESR Member,
Dear Colleague,
Dear Friend,

First of all I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and successful New Year 2018. I hope your New Year is off to a good start, and that, up to now, you were able to keep your New Year’s resolutions ;-).
As you already know, the ESR had a truly awesome and wondrous year in 2017, but the good news is that 2018 promises to be even more amazing for our society. And I am happy to let you know that we were off to a running start, since we already had our first meetings of the ESR Executive Council and the Board of Directors in Vienna and things are looking good.

ECR 2018

Get ready for the next ECR: we are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!

ECR Registration: Register for the congress now! Click here for more information. 

Preliminary Scientific Programme: Start planning your congress! Lots of information about the ECR 2018 Scientific Programme is now online, including our Interactive Programme Planner packed with details of courses, sessions, workshops and symposia taking place in Vienna in March. 

All radiographer sessions in Room K will be simultaneously translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish. 

Travel & Accommodation Service: Arrange your travels via our accommodation partner here.

EBR at ECR 2018

The European Board of Radiology (EBR), the institution dedicated to the harmonisation of standards in Radiology within Europe, is pleased to announce the launch of its new project: the European Training Assessment Programme (ETAP) 2.0. A new version of the website will be released to host all ETAP related information. The website will include contents about the European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) examination and news ways to obtain credits for events and e-learning material through the Accreditation Council in Imaging (ACI).

The EBR staff will be happy to answer all your questions at its booth at ECR 2018 and would also like to invite you to the EDiR teaser session which will take place on Friday, March 2 at 13:30 in Room Z.

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if you need more information.

Results of the ESR Electronic Elections 2018

The Electronic Elections for the ESR 2nd Vice-President and the new Education Committee Chair closed on Sunday, January 28, midnight and we are proud to announce an all-time record turnout of 4,598 equalling 15 percent of the eligible voters. Please click here to read the message from the Chair of the ESR Board of Directors, Prof. dr. Paul M. Parizel, and view the results. 

Insights into Imaging – Call for submissions

Insights into Imaging is the ESR’s gold open access journal dedicated to original articles, reviews, opinions and statements from leading European radiological societies. Take a look at the I3 website and read all its articles here!

Keep in mind that for ESR Members, Article Processing Charges for accepted articles in Insights into Imaging and European Radiology Experimental are covered.

The ESR renews collaboration with COCIR

The ESR has recently renewed the Letter of Intent governing its longstanding collaboration with industry association COCIR (European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry), with a focus on value-based radiology (VBR) and enhancing regulatory harmonisation to improve patient outcomes. Read more about the renewed collaboration and COCIR here.

EDiR examination calendar 2018

The EBR is pleased to announce two new examination dates for the EDiR in 2018! The exams will take place on July 3 and 4 in Barcelona and application will open on February 1. Visit the EBR website for more information.

ESR announces launch of new ESR iGuide portal

ECR 2018 will see the launch of a new ESR iGuide web portal to widen access to the ESR's imaging referral guidelines. Portal access is free for ESR radiologist members, and all other individuals can register for free access until September 30, 2018! Read more here.

IAEA International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine

The ESR was proud to act as cooperating organisation of the IAEA International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice held in Vienna, 11-15 December, 2017. The ESR and EuroSafe Imaging’s activities were presented in different sessions focusing in particular on the new ESR iGuide portal solution, the concept of clinical DRLs and the guidance provided to support the implementation of the new BSS Directive. Read more here.

ESR-led joint statement on medical education for enhanced patient safety

The ESR presented the Joint Statement on Medical Training and Professional Development for Patient Safety, already endorsed by 22 organisations, at the annual Health Policy Platform meeting on November 27, 2017. The joint statement issues recommendations to the EU institutions on how to improve medical education for the European health workforce. Read more here.

Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM)

It is our great pleasure to announce that King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) Riyadh has become the first radiology facility to achieve stage 6 of the Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM). With an average global DIAM score being 3.0, KAMC is well ahead of the curve, and intend to keep climbing as the aim for DIAM 7 within the near future. Join our project to gain access to unique benefits and global benchmarking.

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