ECR 2019 will be an extraordinary experience for the European Society of Radiology and all its guests and delegates – it is the 25th ECR in Vienna! To honour this delightful occasion, and true to the ECR’s reputation as the most innovative medical meeting in the world, ECR 2019 will offer a range of novel features, in science, education and social gatherings.

To celebrate this anniversary in style, the former traditional opening ceremony will be completely ‘refurbished’, so to say, and in its new format as a magnificent inauguration, it will embody the ECR 2019 slogan ‘the bigger picture’ and the congress’s perpetual pursuit for excellence and innovation. Furthermore, we have chosen a specific motto for our Grand Opening – ‘Five Senses’. The five senses will permeate the whole Grand Opening; special scents will be created to set a unique atmosphere; the eyes will be entertained with a spectacular stage & light design by the brilliant visual artist Amra Bergman; and there will be music throughout, reflecting the dignitaries’ favourite tunes. Guests of the event will be presented with small gifts so that even the senses of taste and touch will be treated to a distinctive experience.

The Grand Opening will start with a short welcome speech by the ESR President, Professor Lorenzo E. Derchi from Genoa. Subsequently, the 2019 ESR Dignitaries (Honorary Members and Gold Medallists) will be honoured. The whole affair will be accompanied by a full-size orchestra, which will reside on stage throughout the event. And it is with great pleasure that we announce that the famous soul diva Dorretta Carter has accepted our invitation and will regale the Grand Opening guests with her inimitable voice.

Furthermore, we will have the honour to welcome the world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye from London as our keynote speaker at the Grand Opening. He will share with us his thoughts on technology in regards to museums and libraries; how technology can create amazing spaces and how spaces can create an area to heal and reflect.

The ECR 2019 Grand Opening will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 17:45 – 19:15 at the Austria Center Vienna, Hall A. We look forward to welcoming you there!

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