October 2021

Wednesday, September 21, 2021 – The European Society of Radiology has counted 6890 abstracts submitted for the European Congress of Radiology’s grand return to Vienna on March 2-6, 2022. This marks a significant increase of 74% from ECR 2021, highlighting the renewed confidence in and enthusiasm for an onsite congress following the pandemic.

As ever, abstracts were received from across the world from a huge range of international submitters from 96 different countries.Furthermore, submissions were received, not only from radiologists but also radiographers, medical physicists and experts from other medical disciplines.

This arrayof internationally and professionally diverse submitters will certainly help to embody the spirit and theme of next year’s congress, ‘Building Bridges’. Through this theme, ECR 2022 will take a multidisciplinary approach to radiology, focussing not only on its many subspecialties but also on exploring medical disciplines outside of the ECR’s traditional scope. The congress will aim to find common ground and share scientific developments with clinicians, patients, global healthcare stakeholders and industry leaders.

“I want to thank everyone who submitted an abstract for ECR 2022”, stated ESR President, Prof. Regina Beets-Tan. “The strong sense of excitement fora return to an onsite congress format is a feeling I have had for a longtime, and it is truly wonderful to see that this same feeling is shared by so many inour community. A high number of abstracts is key to creating an academically and culturally diverse congress and the submissions we have received over the past few months have guaranteed just that for ECR 2022.”

Several traditional ECR abstract powerhouses, such as China, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain saw notable submissions increases in the triple-digit percentage range showing that the appeal of playing a part in one of the world’s most significant medical imaging events is as high as ever.

ECR 2022 will be held in Vienna on March 2-6, 2022. You can now register for the congress for a special early fee here.