The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is happy to announce that the first stop on its Best of ECR tour will be the Brazilian Congress of Radiology (CBR), taking place in Fortaleza in October 2019. The city is located in the northeast of Brazil and served by an international airport. The project will see some of the best speakers from the European Congress of Radiology 2019 (ECR) travelling to Brazil to present their work to a new audience.
The decision to begin the tour in Brazil comes during a period of increased collaboration between the ESR and the Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging (CBR). The two societies have been working closely together and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed to develop long term cooperation strategies which will see an increase in the sharing of radiological knowledge and practices between Europe and Brazil. ESR Chairman of the Board of Directors and project initiator, Prof. Bernd Hamm, expressed his delight at taking the Best of ECR to Brazil: ‘It is the perfect place to start our tour. We know that despite their strong engagement with radiology, the ECR is too far away for many members of the Brazilian imaging community. The Best of ECR is a great way to bring some of the highlights of Europe’s largest radiology meeting to this community’.
Prof. Manoel Rocha, President of the CBR agreed, stating, ‘we are very happy to be hosting the very first Best of ECR here in Brazil. The project is a perfect example of what our two societies can achieve when we work together and I look forward to seeing some of my favourite parts of the ECR integrated into the CBRs ever-growing programme’.
The Best of ECR is an initiative to increase the ESRs global presence. The project will send some of the finest speakers from the European Congress of Radiology to national congresses all around the world to share their experience with those who were unable to attend ECR in person. The initiative is expected to continue its tour across the world year by year. The ESR will be promoting the tour through their Best of ECR hot air balloon theme, hoping, like explorers, to find adventure, spread scientific discoveries, increase academic cooperation and create many happy memories on its travels around the world.
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