e-Learning Subcommittee

The subcommittee on e-Learning takes care of the review and maintenance process of the ESR's e-Learning platform Education on Demand (learn.myESR.org)

Radiology Trainees Forum Subcommittee (RTF)

The Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF) was established as an organisation to represent the views of radiology trainees.  

It is coordinated by its board and invites all ESR member countries to appoint a trainee representative. The current list of delegates can be viewed below.

RTF Subcommittee Board


Chairperson Atis Svare (LV)
Chairperson of the ESR Education Committee Carlo Catalano (IT)
ESR Past-President Paul M. Parizel (BE)
Member Francesco Gentili (IT)
Member Paloma Largo Flores (ES)
Member Žiga Snoj (SI)
Member Tsvetelina Teneva (BG)

Aims and Objectives of the RTF

The RTF’s objective is to represent the interests of radiology trainees within the ESR, especially with regard to education, careers, research and exchange programmes. The RTF’s most important goal is to provide an equal level of radiological knowledge and skills for radiology trainees all over Europe

What are the RTF’s objectives?

Ø  To stimulate discussion on educational matters within the ESR.

Ø  To help with the development and assessment of common standards and to promote equal opportunities for trainees throughout Europe to broaden and develop their experience early in their careers.

Ø  To promote research as a regular part of the radiological training curriculum and to encourage the development of paid research jobs.

Ø  To aid and encourage the ESR to facilitate and increase the exchange of knowledge and experience among radiology trainees in different European countries.

Ø  To represent European radiology trainees and young radiologists in the:

  • ESR Education Committee
  • ESR Research Committee
  • ESR e-Learning Subcommittee
  • ESR Undergraduate Education Subcommittee
  • ESOR Steering Committee

Ø  To develop surveys to assess different aspects of our above mentioned aims and activities.

Ø  To organise specific activities for radiology trainees during the European Congress of Radiology (Highlighted Lectures, Rising Stars Lounge, Meet and Greet Sessions).

RTF Documents

Please find below some information on the past and current activities of the RTF and other interesting documents for trainees:

Further, two opinion papers developed by two working groups of the Research Committee in which an RTF representative was involved have been published in Insights into Imaging:

Medical imaging in personalised medicine: a white paper of the research committee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR)

DOI 10.1007/s13244-015-0394-0

Research education in Europe: an opinion paper by the European Society of Radiology 

DOI 10.1007/s13244-015-0397-x

History and Past Chairpersons of the RTF

Find out more about the History and the Past Chairpersons of the RTF in the document below!

If you wish to get in touch with the members of the RTF Board, an individual national delegate or if you want to receive more information, please send us a message!


Undergraduate Education Subcommittee

Chairperson  Vlastimil Válek (CZ)
Chairperson of the Education Committee  Carlo Catalano (IT)
Chairperson of the RTF  Atis Svare (LV)
Representative for ESOR Malgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska (PL)
Representative for the PPC  Roberto Iezzi (IT)
Co-opted member  TBC
Co-opted member  Fatih Seker (DE)
Co-opted member

Carmelo Messina (IT)


The Undergraduate Education Subcommittee has developed "Becoming a radiologist", a guide for those interested in a career in radiology, medical imaging and interventional radiology. Please click here to view the booklet.