December 2018

December 2018 - The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is pleased to announce a brand new event at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in 2019, Women in Focus. This series of special, non-scientific sessions will celebrate female contributions to medicine, exploring a variety of issues such as female leadership, mentoring and generational differences amongst female healthcare professionals. 

Envisioned by ESR President, Prof. Lorenzo Derchi, the programme will include a diverse range of inspiring speakers from across the world and from a variety of healthcare professions and backgrounds. Providing some insights into the planning behind Women in Focus, Derchi stated, ‘At ECR 2019, we wanted to celebrate female accomplishments in the medical community and inspire younger female attendees by enabling them to engage and learn from experienced role models. Women in Focus has emerged as the product of these intentions. The programme offers a platform for speakers to share their experiences, offer constructive advice and debate the often-difficult issues surrounding gender and healthcare. I have no doubt that Women in Focus will be one of the most special highlights of ECR 2019 and I encourage everyone to celebrate women in the medical community by attending these sessions’.

The programme is being coordinated by Prof. Hedvig Hricak, an ESR Gold Medallist and Chair of the Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Each of the four sessions will be interactive, featuring live electronic audience polling and a panel discussion, which will provide plenty of opportunities for attendees to direct their questions to the speakers. The sessions are intended to be both inspiring and educational, providing practical advice to all those looking to improve their career, their patient care and their overall experience working in healthcare. Candidates will be able to claim CME credits for attending the sessions. Furthermore, unlike the rest of the ECR, this event will be open not only to congress attendees but also to the public. To view the full programme click here.

The event is dedicated in memoriam Prof. Alexander R. Margulis. As well as being one of the most outstanding investigators in medical science, he was an ESR Honorary Member and a champion of female leadership.

The programme will take place on Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1 in The Church, located near the Austria Center Vienna. The first sessions on each day will be followed by a coffee break in the basement lounge area of The Church with complimentary refreshments and accompanying live music.

For further information about the event, click here.