Monday, August 21, 2017 (ESR, Vienna) – Ten years ago, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) started a membership drive under the motto “The bigger we are, the better we can serve you”. Back then, just two years after its foundation in 2005, the ESR was still an upcoming society with close to 27,500 members, second only to the RSNA in membership figures and with an ambitious goal of reaching 50,000 members in the future. Today the ESR is – by far – the biggest radiological society in the world, having reached a new high of 70,000 members on August 17, 2017.
The ESR offers ‘full’ or ‘in training’ membership to radiologists, radiology residents/registrars, and professionals of allied sciences, within the boundaries of Europe, as determined by the Executive Council, at a cost of only €11 per year. In this way, the ESR ensures that its services are fully accessible to younger radiologists and those from less affluent regions. For radiologists, radiology residents/registrars, or professionals of allied sciences engaged in practice, teaching or research and residing outside Europe, the ESR offers ‘corresponding’ membership completely free of charge.
All members are eligible for special congress fees for the ESR’s annual meeting, the European Congress of Radiology, which attracts more than 26,000 attendees each year. On top of that, 1,000 young professionals in training can benefit from the Invest in the Youth support programme, which offers free registration, and up to four nights hotel accommodation.
To improve its ties with the radiographer community even further, the ESR has also announced a dedicated radiographer support programme called Shape Your Skills, which supports 500 young radiographers at the beginning of their careers by providing them free registration for the ECR and two nights hotel accommodation.
About the ESR
With 70,000 members across the globe, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) has grown to become the largest radiological society in the world, and it hosts one of the biggest and most innovative scientific meetings in Europe, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), in Vienna each year.