September 2020

Monday, September 7 – Last Friday, the European School of Radiology (ESOR) hosted the first in its series of autumn GALEN courses on ESR Connect. The course, which was titled ‘MR Imaging of the Abdomen’ saw a total of 306 registered participants in attendance. This is ten times higher than the average number of attendees at ESOR’s onsite courses, representing a fantastic record and highlighting the growing potential of online educational content that the school can offer.

The CME-accredited course was designed to update attendees’ knowledge on state-of-the-art MR imaging, including all aspects of liver, pancreas, GI and GU, as well as the pivotal role of MR in abdominal and pelvic disorders. The course saw a total of 9 speakers sharing their expertise with topics ranging from MR imaging of the spleen and prostate to imaging of Crohn’s disease and anorectal cancer. It was moderated by Prof. Patrick Chevallier from Nice, France. In a continuation of ESOR’s desire to promote audience interaction during all its courses, the opportunity to ask live questions was also available to viewers with a total of 100 questions and 2,500 poll votes posed throughout the event.

ESOR was also pleased to see a growing diversity in the range of attendees participating in today’s course. There were registrations from 60 countries worldwide, a further testament to the potential of online courses to deliver education to areas where attendance to an onsite course would be impossible. ESOR will continue to expand its digital offerings in the future so that radiologists and other imaging professionals, not only from Europe but other parts of the world too, will be able to take advantage of its educational offerings.

Today’s course was one of five day-long events that make up ESOR’s autumn course series. All courses are hosted exclusively on ESR Connect and discounts are available to all ESR members. Upcoming events will cover Neuroradiology (Sept 11), Cardiac MR Imaging (Sept 18), Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (Sept 25) and Urogenital Radiology (Oct 2).

To register for a course, or find out more about their content and speakers, click here.