The European Society of Radiology (ESR) was founded in February 2005 by merging the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and the European Association of Radiology (EAR), thus establishing a single house of radiology in Europe.


The European Society of Radiology is an apolitical, non-profit organisation, dedicated to promoting and coordinating the scientific, philanthropic, intellectual and professional activities of Radiology in all European countries. The Society's mission at all times is to serve the health care needs of the general public through the support of science, teaching and research and the quality of service in the field of Radiology.


The idea was taken in order to strengthen and unify European radiology and to ensure competitiveness compared to other radiological events and institutions. Furthermore, the ESR will safeguard the general interests of European radiology.

Statutes of ESR

Approved by the ESR General Assembly on March 4, 2018.

  1. Name, Registered Office, Working Language
  2. Purpose of the Society
  3. Activities to Achieve the Purpose of the Society
  4. Methods of Raising Funds
  5. Membership
  6. Rights and Duties of the Members of the Society
  7. Organs of the Society
  8. General Assembly
  9. Powers of the General Assembly
  10. Board of Directors

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ESR Leadership

Do you know what Lorenzo Derchi from Genoa, Bernd Hamm from Berlin, Paul M. Parizel from Antwerp, Katrine Riklund from Umeå, Luis Donoso from Barcelona, Lorenzo Bonomo from Rome, Guy Frija from Paris, Gabriel P. Krestin from Rotterdam, András Palkó from Szeged, Maximilian F. Reiser from Munich, Christian J. Herold from Vienna, Iain W. McCall from Oswestry, Andreas Adam from London and Nicholas Gourtsoyiannis from Iraklion have in common?

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ESR Annual Report 2018

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ESR is a member of ...

  • European CanCer Organisation
  • EC eHealth Stakeholder Group
  • EC expert group on Cancer Control
  • EC Initiative on Breast Cancer
  • EC Medical Software Working Group of DG Sanco
  • EMA's Healthcare Professionals Working Group
  • IHE Europe - Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise
  • ISR - International Society of Radiology
  • Joint Action on Cancer Control

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ESR Affiliates

The ESR Affiliates section offers a list of links to related societies, organisations and institutes at the European, national and regional levels.

You will find the list of ESR member societies under Institutional Member Societies and Associate Institutional Member Societies.

If you are a representative of a national or regional radiological organisation and would like to add your organisation to the list, please contact us.

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ESR Guiding Principles

The ESR has adopted guiding principles governing its activities and conduct, as well as its interaction with external stakeholders, including industry.

  • The ESR is guided by the principles of independence, quality, objectivity, and transparency when carrying out its mission.
  • The ESR statutes and information on the ESR’s funding sources are publicly available on its website.
  • The ESR members, convened in the General Assembly, are its ultimate decision making body.
  • The members of ESR’s Executive Council, committees, subcommittees and working groups work for the society on a voluntary basis and do not receive remuneration other than coverage of their travel expenses.
  • The ESR developed a code of ethics for its members, which represents a set of ethical principles and professional responsibilities to guide radiologists’ conduct in their relationships with patients, colleagues, employers, industry, authorities and society.

ESR Guiding Principles

Careers @ ESR

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Congress Calendar

To view our congress & event schedule, please click "ESR Congress Calendar".
As of October 2014, only events from ESR institutional/associate member societies and/or from societies with whom the ESR has a Memorandum of Understanding and events organised by the ESR Office will be announced