Important Announcements

ECR 2020 dazzles over 15,000 participants from across the world with outstanding online congress format

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is proud to announce that ECR 2020 proved to be an outstanding success in overcoming COVID-19, attracting a record 15,265 professional delegates to its online sessions, an increase of 5% on the previous year. The online meeting saw viewers tuning in from over 130 countries across the world to participate in the society’s first ever online congress. 

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It is with a heavy heart and much regret that the Board of Directors of the European Society of Radiology has decided not to hold an onsite European Congress of Radiology in 2020.

In our continued commitment to our congress attendees, we are pleased to announce that ECR 2020 will go ahead as an online congress taking place on July 15-19, 2020.

As you can imagine, this serious decision was not taken easily. The choice not to hold ECR 2020 onsite presents a significant burden for the European Society of Radiology and will also influence future congresses and endeavours.

However, as a medical community, we have a social responsibility to our members, partners, staff and the general public. In the current crisis, the ESR must lead by example, and it is clear that your safety will always be our No.1 priority and we sincerely hope for your understanding and support of our decision.

Please read our full statement by clicking on the link below:
Full statement (PDF|122 KB)

The European Society of Radiology is pleased to announce that the ECR 2020 Virtual Exhibition will return to its online stage from September 4, remaining open to visitors until the end of the year. Following its immense popularity during the week of ECR 2020 Online in July, the decision was made to go live with the exhibition once more, giving visitors another chance to explore and enjoy the many features it has to offer for a longer period of time.

The re-opened Virtual Exhibition will have the same navigation and floorplan, as it did during the event in July. Over 300 companies/societies will be present at the expo, all of whom have been given the opportunity to update the booths and their digital content.

The Virtual Exhibition is a brand-new concept for ECR 2020, providing an innovative solution to the challenges of organising an online-only event due to the current global pandemic. It provides industry partners with the opportunity to showcase their products and services to visitors, who can attend from anywhere in the world from the comfort of their own home. The exhibition offers participants the chance to visit personalised digital booths, watch product demos and chat live with company representatives.

The Virtual Exhibition is free for everyone to visit and can be accessed at any time between September 4 and December 31, 2020 here.

European Society of Radiology

Founded in 2005, by merging the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and the European Association of Radiology (EAR), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) is an apolitical, non-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening and unifying European radiology.

With 121,608 members across the globe, it has grown to become the largest radiological society in the world and hosts one of the biggest and most innovative scientific meetings in Europe, the European Congress of Radiology, in Vienna each year.

The Society works closely with national radiological societies across Europe and further afield, while establishing relationships with major international organisations from other related fields. It also monitors developments on the EU level which could have an impact on research and practice in radiology, with the best interests of the patient as its overriding goal.

The mission of the European Society of Radiology is to serve the healthcare needs of the general public by supporting scientific research, education and training while constantly striving to improve the quality of radiological practice.

 

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ESR Office
Am Gestade 1
1010 Vienna
Austria

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