February 2022

Vienna, Austria – February 21, 2022 - The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and GE Healthcare announce today the renewal of their partnership for the online European Congress of Radiology (ECR Overture) on March 2-6, 2022, and onsite ECR 2022 on July 13-17 in Vienna, Austria. The partnership includes a complete 2,000m² new area and joint sessions.

The Covid-19 crisis has put healthcare systems under immense pressure and exposed some of their most gaping problems. At the same time, it has also demonstrated the critical need to reimagine how healthcare is delivered and has accelerated the pace of change.

In cooperation with ESR, GE Healthcare’s participation at ECR 2022 will be centered around Building a World that Works. Specifically, GE Healthcare will focus on three strategic pillars: Digital & Artificial Intelligence, Patient Experience and Sustainability & Resilience.

“Our partnership with GE Healthcare is the perfect example of Building Bridges, which will be a central theme of ECR 2022” said Prof. Regina Beets-Tan, ESR President. “At the congress we will learn that radiologists must redefine their approach to patient care, adopting a multidisciplinary approach and building strong cooperative ties with all partners in the healthcare continuum, including those in the industry, to deliver the best results for the patient. Partnerships such as this one with GE Healthcare are a critical part of how we grow as a medical profession”.

“We are thrilled to be renewing our partnership with ESR for the ECR 2022 congresses. It has been a challenging year for most and now more than ever, radiologists need innovative solutions and smart technology to help tackle the challenges that we are facing. We are proud to partner with ESR to help bring the solutions to light,” said Rob Walton, President & CEO, GE Healthcare EMEA.

During ECR 2022 Overture (March 2-6) GE Healthcare is getting heavily involved with several sessions, including:

The Future of Healthcare – Accelerated Pace of Change
Interview with Rob Walton, CEO of GE Healthcare Europe, Middle East and Africa.
March 2, 10:45 - 11:00 CET

Accelerating Cancer Care Pathways - 5 Ways to Detect and Diagnose Earlier
March 2, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

The future of clinical evidence generation
March 2, 15:30 - 16:30 CET

MR in 2022 - When innovation meets expectation
March 3, 09:15 - 10:00 CET

Key Enablers of Better Patient Care in a (Post)-COVID World
March 3, 13:30 - 14:30 CET

Let’s talk about the future of X-ray: Get to know Definium Tempo and AMX Navigate your personal X-ray experts.
March 4, 08:00 - 09:00 CET

Post Covid-19 recovery: Investments into diagnostic imaging to drive resilience in Europe
March 4, 09:30 - 10:30 CET

AI in CT – Make an impact on your exams!
March 4, 11:30 - 12:30 CET

How latest ultrasound innovations can improve patient care by impacting on clinical decisions
March 4, 13:30 - 14:30 CET

Clinical excellence and operational efficiency - The promise of AI & Analytics
March 4, 15:00 - 16:00 CET

About the European Congress of Radiology
The ECR is the annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), which represents more than 125,000 members worldwide. The ECR is one of the largest medical congresses in the world, attracting more than 30,000 congress participants. With 300 companies exhibiting across more than 26,000m², its exhibition is also one of the largest medical exhibitions in Europe.

About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare is the $17.7 billion healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE). As a leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostics and digital solutions innovator, GE Healthcare enables clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by its Edison intelligence platform. With over 100 years of healthcare industry experience and around 47,000 employees globally, the company operates at the center of an ecosystem working toward precision health, digitizing healthcare, helping drive productivity and improve outcomes for patients, providers, health systems and researchers around the world.

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Media Contacts:

Mr. David ZIZKA
Director of Communications
Am Gestade 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +431 533 4064545[email protected] | myESR.org

Ms. Delphine BENOIT
Communications Director, Europe
Phone: +33 6 29 30 00 73[email protected]