February 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the hottest topic in radiology right now and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) together with the European School of Radiology (ESOR) are excited to announce their first premium event on AI. The two-day event entitled ‘Intelligence. Innovation. Imaging - The Perfect Vision of AI. An ESR Premium Event brought to you by ESOR’ will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on April 5-6, 2019.

The main focus of this ESR/ESOR AI event is the basic technical principles of AI and how they are applied to diagnostic imaging and clinical applications. The basic concepts of machine and deep learning will be explored, information about the type and consistency of imaging data processed by AI tools will be taught, and the main potential and emerging clinical applications will be revealed.

The ability of AI algorithms to interpret imaging data will be put to the test in the final sessions when a competition between radiologists and computers will be held.

“This ESR and ESOR joint event will take discussions and AI education to a new level by bringing Europe’s most renowned radiologists together, guaranteeing a programme of outstanding quality as has never before been seen in a radiology related AI event. Europe is a hotspot for AI and similar to the Gault-Millau restaurant guide, which highlights that the best chefs come from Europe, many of the leading universities and institutions are based here.  We are very happy to announce that Professor Toby Walsh, a luminary in the field of AI, will give a keynote lecture on AI and radiology as well as joining a panel discussion on the future of radiology and radiologists”, said Professor Valérie Vilgrain, ESOR Scientific/Educational Director, from Clichy, France.

Toby Walsh is a world-renowned professor on artificial intelligence at the University of South Wales and Data61. He was named by the media as a "rock star" of the digital revolution and is the author of the books, ‘IT’S ALIVE’, ‘Android Dreams’ and the soon to be published release, ‘Machines That Think’.

Registration is open and, as onsite participation is strictly limited, the ESR recommends registering within the next few days in order to secure a place.

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