September 2022

Vienna, Austria – September 9, 2022 – The ESR Board of Directors proudly announced today that the European Congress of Radiology 2023 will now take place on March 1-5, 2023. This decision was made following careful consideration of all stakeholder feedback regarding the annual congress and after re-evaluating the requirements that made a summer congress necessary in 2022. ESR leadership look forward to welcoming participants back to Vienna for a Spring congress, with abstract submission and registration for the meeting due to open shortly.

The decision to change the dates of the congress, which was previously scheduled to take place in July 2023, was made based on the valuable feedback received from the many stakeholders in the congress following ECR 2022, which took place on July 13-17 of this year. Although feedback from the congress was overwhelmingly positive, many stakeholders also indicated that they would prefer future ECRs to again be held in March instead of July, due to the clash of commitments that arise during a summer meeting. Industry partners also expressed a considerable desire to move the dates of the annual meeting back to March.

ECR provides countless opportunities for learning, networking, and socialising that are only available onsite when colleagues in radiology come together in Vienna. Creating a hybrid meeting, accessible both online and onsite will remain a priority of all ECRs. However, congress organisers also wish to ensure that the opportunity to enjoy an onsite meeting experience remains available to as many attendees as possible in the future. For this reason, a return to the traditional March dates for the congress was determined to be the most practical solution.

“At ECR 2023 we will immerse ourselves in the congress slogan, “The Cycle of Life”, and continue to develop themes of previous congresses, including the “building bridges” multidisciplinary theme in 2022”, said ESR President Prof. Adrian Brady. “The entire ECR 2023 Programme Planning Committee are currently building a unique and exciting scientific and educational programme for the congress, and we cannot wait to welcome attendees back, sooner than expected, for a spectacular meeting next March”. 

Abstract submission for ECR 2023 will be opened on Monday, September 14. Registration for the congress will be opened on Wednesday, September 21. Information on these key congress events will be sent out to ESR members soon.