September 2018


The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is pleased to announce an official new record of 82,000 members worldwide. The milestone comes after the society ramped up its efforts to increase its membership application numbers this year through increased collaboration and outreach with national and allied science societies.

The record has occurred just as registration for the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2019 opens, with many people looking to benefit from reduced fees to attend Europe’s largest annual radiology meeting. Every ESR member that applied for membership by the end of August, will benefit from a special reduced fee to attend ECR 2019 which will take place on 27 February – 3 March, 2019.

Recently, the ESR has worked hard to strengthen its relations with national societies, particularly with countries outside of Europe. Outreach to South America, Asia and Africa has increased significantly over the last year, with thousands of non-Europeans applying to become corresponding members. This type of membership is free and comes with a huge number of benefits, including free access to the ESR journal family, unlimited use of the ESR Education on Demand platform and the opportunity to attend a variety of courses run by the European School of Radiology (ESOR), held all over the world.

This record could not have been achieved without the continued, strong support from all national and allied science societies, who play a vital role in promoting the ESR to their own members. Through cooperation with these societies, the ESR is proud to claim one of the most diverse membership bases of any medical society in the world, with members from 161 countries, working in a wide range of professions including radiology, radiography and medical physics.

The European Society of Radiology is already the largest radiological society in the world. However, it hopes to build on its membership record in the coming months, aiming to reach 100,000 members by the end of November, when membership application for 2018 ends.

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