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Amazing! More abstracts than ever before

We are very proud to announce that this year's abstract submission was a huge success. Thanks to you, this is our biggest abstract submission total ever!

We have a new record of 7,198 submitted abstracts – and an almost 20% increase in scientific papers.

As ESR President I would like to extend my personal thanks to all submitters.

I look forward to seeing you at ECR 2018.
Bernd Hamm 
ESR President

PLEASE NOTE: Abstract Submission for Clinical Trials in Radiology (CTiR) is open until November 20, 2017. Submission for our Case-Based Diagnosis Training Programme is open until December 12, 2017.

ECR 2018 Online Registration

Our online registration tool for ECR 2018 is now open! Be among the first to register and benefit from the reduced early fee. Find more information here!

ECR 2018 Preliminary Scientific Programme – available now!

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.

ECR 2018 European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR)

The European Board of Radiology (EBR) is pleased to announce that it will offer a European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) exam at ECR 2018.

Hospitals and heads of departments wishing to register their last year residents will benefit from a 20% discount on the examination fee and free admission to ECR 2018 for their candidates. Get more information here!
In Memoriam – Fridon Todua     |    In Memoriam - Erik Boijsen    |    IDOR 2017    |    Albert L. Baert Editorial Fellowship    |    Insights into Imaging – Call for submissions    |    Radiation Protection – Basic Safety Standards    |    EuroSafe Imaging webinar – ‘Clinical Decision Support’    |    ESR thematic network and joint statement in the EU Health Policy Platform    |    IAEA Regional Workshop on Justification
In Memoriam - Fridon Todua (1944 – 2017)

The ESR is sad to report that Prof. Fridon Todua, the president of the Georgian Association of Radiologists (GAR) passed away on October 7, at the age of 73. Prof. Todua became president of the GAR in 1997, remaining in the position for a remarkable two decades, and he was the GAR’s long-standing delegate to the ESR National Societies Committee. His contribution to radiology in Georgia was tremendous and he will be greatly missed by his many colleagues and friends throughout the discipline. 

In Memoriam - Erik Boijsen (1922 - 2017)

It is our sad duty to announce that Prof. Erik Boijsen, former president of the ESR’s forerunner, the European Association of Radiology (EAR), passed away in June this year, at the age of 94. Prof. Boijsen served as EAR president from 1987 to 1989 and his huge contribution to European radiology, including his pioneering work in angiography, was later recognised with both the ESR Gold Medal (1993) and the Boris Rajewski Medal (2003). He will be remembered with enormous gratitude for his achievements and with great affection by all in the field.

IDOR 2017

The International Day of Radiology (IDoR) will be celebrated for the sixth time on November 8, this year focusing on emergency radiology.

As in previous years, more than 150 radiology-related professional societies from around the world will participate in the IDoR, holding a range of different events to celebrate, such as public lectures, department open days, national media appearances, and press events.

To keep up to date with the latest announcements about the IDoR, visit the International Day of Radiology Facebook page or the IDoR website

Albert L. Baert Editorial Fellowship

The European Radiology Private Foundation announces the application period of the ESR Albert L. Baert Editorial Fellowship in 2018. This editorial fellowship programme aims to provide training in editorial skills, such as manuscript evaluation, manuscript editing, organisation of peer review, manuscript production and publishing, including electronic publication.

The fellow will be selected each year and will be announced by the editor-in-chief of European Radiology at its editorial board meeting, held during the annual European Congress of Radiology. Find more information here

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.

Radiation Protection – Basic Safety Standards

Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom is laying down basic safety standards against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. It introduces and changes a number of requirements that affect healthcare professionals in radiology. Read more here.
EuroSafe Imaging is providing guidance and practical tools to support the implementation of the BSS Directive, e.g. ESR Clinical Audit Tool and ESR iGuide

EuroSafe Imaging webinar – ‘Clinical Decision Support’

The ESR and EuroSafe Imaging are pleased to announce another free webinar organised together with the IAEA. It is scheduled for November 2, 2017, at 15:00 (CET).
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Clinical Decision Support! Find out more here.

ESR thematic network and joint statement in the EU Health Policy Platform

The ESR is leading a thematic network on medical training and continuing professional development in the EU Health Policy Platform. We welcome comments on the draft joint statement from interested individuals, and encourage organisations to endorse our joint statement! Read more.

IAEA Regional Workshop on Justification

An IAEA regional workshop on Justification and the Appropriate Use of Imaging, hosted by ESR 2nd Vice-President Prof. Boris Brkljačić and co-organised by the ESR, will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, from October 26-28. Read more on the workshop here.

ESOR    |    ACI Survey Results

ASKLEPIOS Course on Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatic Imaging Biomarkers, December 11–12, 2017; Valencia, Spain
This course aims to familiarise fourth and fifth year radiology residents and board-certified radiologists with cutting-edge clinical and quantitative imaging technology. It addresses the definition and development of imaging biomarkers in clinical practice, focusing on the multivariate and multiparametric analysis of liver tumours, diffuse liver diseases and bilio-pancreatic conditions. It will also cover the clinical needs, technical solutions and practical implementation aspects as well as the main biases in validating and reporting imaging biomarkers. Find more information here!

ACI Survey Results

In July 2017, the Accreditation Council in Imaging (ACI) conducted the survey ‘Accreditation Systems in Europe’. The results provide relevant data on the different accreditation systems across Europe and reveal certain preferences of the European radiological community regarding Continuing Medical Education (CME). Click here to read the full report.

PanCan Model, Lung-RADS and NCCN guideline: a comparison    |    Value-based radiology paper    |    An increase in lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography?    |    Acute kidney injury incidence and contrast use after percutaneous coronary intervention    |    Tumours in a solitary kidney: percutaneous cryoablaton versus partial nephrectomy
PanCan Model, Lung-RADS and NCCN guideline: a comparison

The authors of this article aim to establish a comparison between the PanCan model, Lung-RADS and the 1.2016 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for differentiating malignant from benign pulmonary nodules on baseline screening CT scans and how diameter measurement methods affect the performance. Read more here. (Eur Radiol)

Value-based radiology paper

The working group on Value-Based Imaging of the European Society of Radiology was created to establish a holistic value-based radiology programme which would aid European radiologists in dealing with changes in the evolution from volume- to value-based evaluation of radiological activities. Read more about its concept paper and join the discussion on value-based radiology here. (Insights Imaging)

An increase in lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography?

This research letter studies a possible increase on screening for lungs cancer with low-dose computed tomography following the recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force for an annual screening for asymptomatic people aged 55 to 80 years. Read further here. (JAMA Oncol.)  

Acute kidney injury incidence and contrast use after percutaneous coronary intervention

The focus of this cross-sectional study was to examine the US national variation in acute kidney injury (AKI) incidence and contrast use among US physicians and the variation’s association with the risk of a patient of developing AKI after a percutaneous coronary intervention. Read more here. (JAMA Cardiol.)

Tumours in a solitary kidney: percutaneous cryoablaton versus partial nephrectomy

The goal of this article is the comparison between percutaneous cryoablation (PCA) and partial nephrectomy for tumours in a solitary kidney. Read the complete article here. (European Urology)
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