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Abstract Submission for ECR 2017 is NOW OPEN
Your chance to be a part of Europe's biggest imaging meeting has arrived! Except for the Clinical Trials in Radiology abstracts (deadline: December 18), the submission deadline is the same for everyone: October 15.

To submit a scientific paper abstract, click here
To submit an electronic poster abstract, click here
To submit a Clinical Trials in Radiology abstract, click here
To submit a student abstract, click here

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Invest in the Youth application NOW OPEN! 1,000 places available
This year we are expanding our popular Invest in the Youth programme to offer 1,000 young trainees the chance to attend the ECR free of charge. The programme is open to young trainee radiologists, radiographers and physicists who are ESR members for 2016, and successful applicants will receive free registration for ECR 2017 as well as hotel accommodation for the duration of the congress.

Click here for full criteria and application info.

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3rd Cav. Lav. Fulvio Bracco Award: Innovation in Diagnostic Imaging - Call for applications
The ESR and the Bracco Foundation announce the call for the 3rd Cav. Lav. Fulvio Bracco Award: Innovation in Diagnostic Imaging.  The award is an important opportunity for young European researchers and citizens of EC Member States, or with EC residence permits, qualified as doctors in biomedical science or biomedical engineering.

For more information, please click here.

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Maria Emilia Silvestre (1932-2016)
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the loss of our colleague and former ECR President, Dr. Maria Emilia Silvestre, who passed away on the evening of June 18 at the age of 84, following prolonged illness.

Dr. Silvestre served the Portuguese Society of Radiology for many years as president and as a board member. She was also President of the European Congress of Radiology in 1987 and went on to serve the European Society of Radiology in many other functions.


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ESR successfully renews membership of EMA Healthcare Professionals Working Party
We are pleased to announce that the ESR has renewed its membership of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Healthcare Professionals Working Party (HCPWP) for the term 2016-2019. First established in 2013, the HCPWP provides its expertise to the EMA Management Board and Scientific Committees in all aspects related to medicines.

Watch this video to learn more about the EMA HCPWP.

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Chair of ESR Board becomes Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University
Prof. Katrine Riklund, chair of the ESR Board of Directors, has been named Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University and deputy head of the University.

To read a short interview with Prof. Riklund, click here.

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ESR accepted as a member of the European CanCer Organisation

We are pleased to announce that the European Society of Radiology has been accepted as a member of ECCO (the European CanCer Organisation), a multidisciplinary federation that exists to uphold the right of all European cancer patients to the best possible treatment and care, promoting interaction between all organisations involved in cancer at the European level.

For more information about ECCO, please click here.



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ESR President receives honorary membership of SERAM
The current ESR president, Prof. Paul M Parizel, has been awarded honorary membership of the Spanish Society of Radiology (SERAM). Prof. Parizel received his award in a ceremony at the SERAM annual scientific meeting in Bilbao on May 20.

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ESR Vice-President receives Swiss society’s Schinz Medal
Prof. Bernd Hamm, the current 1st Vice-President of the ESR, has been awarded the Schinz Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the Swiss Society of Radiology. Prof. Hamm received his award at the Swiss Congress of Radiology, in Davos on May 20.

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ECR Online - Watch 1,500+ ECR 2016 lectures, free of charge

Watch more than 1,500 recorded lectures from the European Congress of Radiology, completely free of charge with ECR Online. The platform will be open for the next twelve months, until ECR 2017, meaning you can watch whenever you like, however often you like.

Sign up for free here
  

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ECR 2016 Record of Attendance (CME Confirmation)
To print your ECR 2016 Record of Attendance (CME confirmation), please log in to the MyUserArea with your last name and Personal ID, and go to the 'MyConfirmation' section.

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Join the ESR EuroSafe Imaging Stars network
The European Society of Radiology is launching a new initiative called EuroSafe Imaging Stars with the aim of creating a network of imaging departments who are committed to best practice in radiation protection. Online application for the initiative is already open – just complete the simple self-evaluation to get your stars!

More information: eurosafeimaging.org/stars

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ESR launches Basic Patient Safety Standards and Audit Tool
The ESR is proud to announce the launch of the ESR Basic Patient Safety Standards and Audit Tool.

Together, these services provide clear guidance on how to perform effective audit against 18 Patient Safety Standards that the ESR considers represent essential good practice in any imaging service.

Click here for more info

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Accreditation Council in Imaging goes live in 2016
Beginning January 2016, the Accreditation Council in Imaging (ACI), in collaboration with the EACCME/UEMS, will be responsible for accrediting radiological events, e-learning and other relevant sources of CME in Europe. As a first step, applicants will go through our web portal and be professionally guided by one of our employees to make their application as quick and efficient as possible.

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Education on Demand - the new eLearning platform from the ESR
Experience our new eLearning portal: specially selected content, accredited online learning, handpicked by the ESR's best.
learn.myESR.org

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