General Information


Abstract submission for ECR 2021 is closed.

Submission System

All abstracts have to be submitted online through:

Abstract Type

For the first time at ECR 2021, there will be one abstract type. During the submission process, you will be able to choose your preferred presentation format:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Student Presentation

Abstract language and editing

All abstracts have to be submitted in English. Please make sure that your abstract is properly structured and checked for English spelling and grammar. By following all instructions, you are ensuring that our language and editing standards are met, thereby making your abstract reader friendly.

If you wish to edit or withdraw your abstract after the submission, please contact the abstract submission team at


The abstract has to be submitted by the presenting author. The presenter will receive all notifications and is responsible for the poster upload and/or the oral presentation.

Duplicate submissions

It is not allowed to submit the same abstract to more than one presentation format. The submission of duplicate abstracts will lead to the immediate rejection of the abstract(s) involved.

Case Reports

Case reports will not be accepted. We recommend submitting case reports to the ESR’s teaching case platform EURORAD at

Decision Notifications

Decision notifications (acceptance or rejection, final presentation format) will be sent by email to the presenter in December 2020. Invitations for oral presentations must be confirmed by the presenter within the timeframe indicated in the notification letter.

Support Programmes

During submission, abstract presenters can apply for one of the available support programmes: “Invest in the Youth” for radiologists in training and “Shape your Skills” for radiographers (radiological technologists).

Find more information at

Reduced registration fees

A reduced registration fee of including the "Premium Education Package" for EUR 320,- (excl. country-specific VAT) is available for all presenting authors of accepted oral and poster presentations. For holders/subscribers of the "Premium Education Package", registration is free.

Important Information: This offer will only be available if registration is finalised by January 27, 2021. It only applies to the presenting author (no first or other authors) and is not transferable. Please make sure to use the account with the same Personal ID for registration that you used for the submission of your abstracts.

For further questions related to registration, please refer to the ECR 2021 registration page.


Awards are available for different presentation formats. Find more information at

Reporting Guidelines

When preparing abstracts to be submitted for ECR 2021, please make sure to use the most appropriate reporting guidelines for your work. Compliance with reporting guidelines will have a positive impact on rating scores.

More information can be found at the website of the Equator Network (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) at

Embracing science! Links to a selection of relevant reporting guidelines can be found here:

Presentation formats

Oral presentation abstracts will be considered for different session types:

  • Research presentation sessions will allow a classic oral presentation of 5 minutes.
  • Clinical Trials in Radiology (CTiR) sessions are dedicated to ongoing or recently finished multicentre trials that are likely to have an impact on clinical practice in the future. The following studies are eligible:
    - Multicenter studies of any design
    - Multicenter studies can be submitted with their study design, baseline data, or results
    - Single-center studies only if randomised and results available
  • My Thesis in 3 minutes (MyT3) sessions are dedicated to sharing thesis results in a dynamic and entertaining fashion.

Final presentation formats are decided by the Programme Planning Committee and will be communicated together with the decision notification.

Poster Presentations (EPOS)

General information

EPOS™ is the ESR's Electronic Presentation Online System for scientific and educational posters.

Posters submitted for ECR will be part of the scientific exhibition at the congress, and can also be published permanently on the EPOS™ online viewing platform.

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Presentation formats

Scientific Posters can be submitted for standard scientific studies. Educational posters can be submitted for educational descriptions, e.g. of a particular condition or procedure, or a series of cases.

Poster submissions include:

  • EPOS for Radiologists (standard scientific studies, educational descriptions),
  • EPOS for Radiographers (Radiological Technologists, scientific or educational poster),
  • EuroSafe Imaging (Note: poster abstracts submitted with the topic “Radiation Protection / EuroSafe Imaging” will be reviewed for the EuroSafe poster category).

Final presentation formats are decided by the Programme Planning Committee and will be communicated together with the decision notification.

Posters at ECR 2021

Invitations for the poster upload for accepted abstracts will be sent out in January 2021.

If the presenter registers for the congress, the respective poster will be part of the scientific exhibition at ECR 2021. In addition, it is possible to choose a permanent publication of the poster on

All accepted posters are presented electronically in EPOS™ (no paper printouts).

Student Presentations

Student sessions will take place as part of the student programme of the congress (

Frequently Asked Questions

Submission steps

  • It is recommended that authors prepare their abstracts in advance using any standard word processing system, and then copy and paste the elements from the word processing document into the appropriate spaces in the submission system.
  • Please do not include references, acknowledgements, pictures, graphics, tables or figures in your abstract.
  • Text should be submitted using standard Latin.


Enter the title for your abstract. Titles should be all lower case except for the first letter of the title, acronyms, proper names and after colons. Do not use a full stop at the end of the title. Please spell out any Greek or scientific characters (e.g. beta). Keep titles as long as necessary but as short as possible (max. character count: 200). Company and trade names, special symbols or characters are not allowed in the title.


Select an informative topic for your abstract. Abstract review and session assignment will be based on the topic.

Preferred Presentation Format

Choose your preferred presentation format (Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation or Student Presentation).

Support Programmes

Apply for one of the available support programmes: “Invest in the Youth” for radiologists in training and “Shape your Skills” for radiographers (radiological technologists). Find more information at

Author Block

Add authors to your abstract. To avoid duplicate entries, you have to search before you are allowed to create a new person entry.

The abstract has to be submitted by the presenting author.

A maximum of 9 authors can be listed. For Clinical Trials, more than 9 authors are allowed; in case of acceptance, additional authors can be added after the notification. Only authors who contributed to the work should be listed and gift authorship is not allowed. Note that the system requires contact information (incl. email address) for each author.

Author Disclosures

Please indicate potential conflicts of interest for all authors and outline all relationships (remunerated or not) with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services may be related to the subject matter.

Abstract Body


Enter the abstract text by typing or copying and pasting plain text from a prepared document. The first four abstract sections apply to all abstracts. Limitations, Ethics committee approval and Funding only have to be used if applicable (otherwise, write ‘Not applicable’ or ‘n/a‘ in those abstract body fields).

Word limit

The body of the abstract should summarise the subject in a maximum of 280 words.


Abstracts of accepted Research Presentations, Clinical Trials in Radiology, My Thesis in 3 Minutes, and Student presentations will be published in the Book of Abstracts in Insights into Imaging. Note that posters submitted for ECR can also be published permanently on the EPOS™ online viewing platform, and are therefore not part of the Book of Abstracts.


Select the appropriate keywords from each column in the drop-down menu. This selection will help indexing your subsequent presentation/poster online. You can choose up to 3 keywords per column; one keyword in each category is mandatory.


Confirm all mandatory affirmations.


Finalise your submission by leaving the editing view with the bottom left corner Back to Overview. Review your abstract once more through Preview (and submit) before submitting your abstract with the Submit abstract button.


For any questions regarding abstract submission please contact us via email.