July 2021


Wednesday, July 7, 2021 – Over the course of three days participants enjoyed a packed scientific, educational, and entertaining congress programme at the ECR 2021 Summer Edition. Additionally, those present in Vienna experienced all the benefits of an in-person meeting. With an overall session attendance of more than 3,300, accumulated by 106 onsite and 376 online participants over three days, the meeting turned out to be a great test run for ECR 2022, which will also be held as an onsite and online meeting. 

“It was great to see participants, speakers and industry represents all in one place after such a long time. You could really see just how we have all been craving this return to normality. The meeting was a huge success in terms of its scientific quality, and, with the Oncologic Imaging Course taking place in the same venue at the same time, it provided a perfect opportunity to enjoy a first-class networking event with great synergy. It is not that often, that you meet so many colleagues from different subspecialities in one place, but this is what scientific exchange is all about. For us, this meeting has shown the benefits of in-person meetings and what we have missed about them so much lately,” Programme Director, Prof. Christian Loewe, and coordinators Dr. Dr. Maximilian de Bucourt and Prof. Majda M. Thurnher agreed after the meeting. 

To share a Viennese cultural experience with viewers from all around the world, Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger, Chairman of the ESR Board of Directors surprised attendees with “Vienna Waits for You”, a six-episode series in which he guided viewers through some of the city’s most famous cultural landmarks. “It made me really happy to finally see participants returning to Vienna. For all those who were still unable to join us in this magnificent city, I wanted to create something special to shorten the waiting time until ECR 2022 next March. ECR is a congress that provides a holistic experience of science, culture and friendship, which is the message we wanted to share with the whole world”, explained Prof. Fuchsjäger.  
 
All episodes of “Vienna Waits for You" can be watched on ESR Connect

Twelve exhibiting companies were also present at the congress. Playing an integral part in the meeting, they were directly involved in three simulator training sessions. Participants were also able to use these simulators throughout the meeting, learning directly from the experts present. All exhibitors committed to returning for ECR 2022 to be part of the Cube, the ECR’s interventional radiology feature. 

The ECR 2021 Summer Edition also marked the kick-off to an entirely new approach to the technical exhibition, which will premiere at ECR 2022 and will remove the aerial border between science and industry. Under the guidance of Prof. Regina Beets-Tan, ECR 2022 President, and with Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger, and former Presidents, Boris Brkljačić, Lorenzo Derchi, Maximilian Reiser and Christian Herold present, this concept was tested on a small scale during the Summer Edition and will be further developed at ECR 2022. 

The ESR is thrilled that so many of its Premium Education Package holders, who had live and on-demand access to the Summer Edition included in their subscription, joined online to participate in the meeting and to collect CME credits. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 – Over the course of three days participants enjoyed a packed scientific, educational, and entertaining congress programme at the ECR 2021 Summer Edition. Additionally, those present in Vienna experienced all the benefits of an in-person meeting. With an overall session attendance of more than 3,300, accumulated by 106 onsite and 376 online participants over three days, the meeting turned out to be a great test run for ECR 2022, which will also be held as an onsite and online meeting.

“It was great to see participants, speakers and industry represents all in one place after such a long time. You could really see just how we have all been craving this return to normality. The meeting was a huge success in terms of its scientific quality, and, with the Oncologic Imaging Course taking place in the same venue at the same time, it provided a perfect opportunity to enjoy a first-class networking event with great synergy. It is not that often, that you meet so many colleagues from different subspecialities in one place, but this is what scientific exchange is all about. For us, this meeting has shown the benefits of in-person meetings and what we have missed about them so much lately,” Programme Director, Prof. Christian Loewe, and coordinators Dr. Dr. Maximilian de Bucourt and Prof. Majda M. Thurnher agreed after the meeting.

To share a Viennese cultural experience with viewers from all around the world, Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger, Chairman of the ESR Board of Directors surprised attendees with “Vienna Waits for You”, a six-episode series in which he guided viewers through some of the city’s most famous cultural landmarks. “It made me really happy to finally see participants returning to Vienna. For all those who were still unable to join us in this magnificent city, I wanted to create something special to shorten the waiting time until ECR 2022 next March. ECR is a congress that provides a holistic experience of science, culture and friendship, which is the message we wanted to share with the whole world”, explained Prof. Fuchsjäger.

All episodes of “Vienna Waits for You" can be watched on ESR Connect.

Twelve exhibiting companies were also present at the congress. Playing an integral part in the meeting, they were directly involved in three simulator training sessions. Participants were also able to use these simulators throughout the meeting, learning directly from the experts present. All exhibitors committed to returning for ECR 2022 to be part of the Cube, the ECR’s interventional radiology feature.

The ECR 2021 Summer Edition also marked the kick-off to an entirely new approach to the technical exhibition, which will premiere at ECR 2022 and will remove the aerial border between science and industry. Under the guidance of Prof. Regina Beets-Tan, ECR 2022 President, and with Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger, and former Presidents, Boris Brkljačić, Lorenzo Derchi, Maximilian Reiser and Christian Herold present, this concept was tested on a small scale during the Summer Edition and will be further developed at ECR 2022.

The ESR is thrilled that so many of its Premium Education Package holders, who had live and on-demand access to the Summer Edition included in their subscription, joined online to participate in the meeting and to collect CME credits.


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