ECR 2022

The European Congress of Radiology will return on March 2-6, 2022 for a smart congress featuring onsite and online activities showcasing the very best science from the world of medical imaging.

With its theme of ‘Building Bridges’, ECR 2022 will take a multidisciplinary approach to radiology in 2022. Focussing not only on radiology’s many subspecialities, but also 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.

The ECR 2022 Scientific Programme will be packed with informative highlights, insightful sessions including multidisciplinary teaching, and interactive features covering a wide range of topics. It will provide entertainment and education for all attendees, no matter their subspecialty or knowledge level, and no matter whether they attend in person or online.

The In Focus programme will return next year with Patients in Focus, an exclusive series of sessions and initiatives taking a more in-depth look at the relationship between radiologist and patient, and assessing how it can be supported and strengthened.

Returning with style to an onsite format in 2022, the industry exhibition will showcase state-of-the-art technology and innovative services from medical imaging’s biggest and brightest companies.

Further details about the European Congress of Radiology 2022 will be released soon.

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ECR 2022 Congress Venue

Austria Center Vienna 
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
1220 Vienna 

ECR 2022 Poster

The ECR 2022 poster takes the painting ‘Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase, with Shells’ by the Dutch painter Balthasar van der Ast as its central subject. Various aspects of the congress are portrayed within this stunning image.
The painting, which depicts a colourful vase of many different kinds of flowers, highlights the congresses remarkable ability to bring people together. It is a reminder that no matter your age, nationality, gender or medical discipline, the European Congress of Radiology is a place of diversity and inclusiveness. In this way, it ties strongly into the ECR 2022’s theme of ‘Building Bridges’.
The artwork is full of life and vibrancy, just like the ECR. The decision to use a masterpiece painted in the 1620s reminds us that ECR is a place of tradition and history. However, with the added elements of the strands of DNA wrapping themselves around the stems of the flowers, we are also led to understand that the congress is an event of both science and style, interaction and innovation.

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SMART Congress

  • Ground-breaking science with focus on quality over quantity 
  • New session formats  
  • More interactivity with shorter lectures and longer discussions 
  • Industry-led scientific events  


  • ‘Building Bridges’ theme connecting radiology with other medical disciplines, societies, organisations and groups to improve patient care for all
  • Patients in Focus programme
  • Plenary lectures from visionary leaders both inside and outside of radiology
  • ESR Meets Ukraine, China, Malaysia and The Netherlands


  • Advanced congress experience with technologically-driven meeting solutions
  • Live discussions, interviews and entertainment broadcast from a dedicated congress studio
  • Streamlined and personalised industry presentation zones, lecture halls and hands-on experience areas
  • Upgraded virtual congress platform for online attendees


  • Eco-friendly congress with a conscience
  • Expansion of virtual attendance opportunities for those who wish to avoid travel and reduce their carbon footprint
  • Be a Tree campaign returns
  • A COVID-secure event with fast testing facilities and vaccination pass checks


  • Focus on offering each individual their own personalised congress experience
  • Modernized scientific programme schedule with fewer session clashes
  • Increased industry integration and presence at the heart of the congress
  • Personalised approach to industry desires and requests

Patients in Focus

Inspired by the ECR 2022 motto 'Building Bridges', next year's congress will feature Patients in Focus, an exclusive programme dedicated to the biggest stakeholder in medical imaging — the patient. Through a mixture of headline sessions, open discussions and brand new session formats, this series will focus on exploring and enhancing the relationship between medical imaging professionals and patients.

Patients in Focus will feature inspirational and insightful talks from patients, radiologists, and radiographers, as well as clinicians and representatives from other medical disciplines. It will highlight the critical role radiology has in the healthcare continuum whilst seeking to pinpoint exactly what patients want from their doctors and how our care for them can be improved. The programme is being coordinated by Erik Briers and Caroline Justich in collaboration with the ESR Patient Advisory Group.

Meeting Destination Vienna

ECR 2022 Dignitaries

ESR Honorary Membership

Xiao-Yuan Feng
Mary C. Mahoney
Cincinnati, OH/US
Manoel de Souza Rocha
São Paulo/BR

ESR Gold Medallists

Bernd Hamm
Luis Martí-Bonmatí
Laura Oleaga Zufiría

Plenary Lecturers

René Bernards
Severin Schwan

Your Timeline to ECR 2022

July 5 – December 12, 2021

Case-based Diagnosis Training (Interlude) submission open

July 12 – October 10, 2021

Abstract submission open for:

Oral presentations

Poster presentations

Student presentations

July 12 – October 10, 2021

Application open for Support programmes:

Invest in the Youth

Shape your Skills

August 31, 2021

ESR Membership Application Deadline for reduced ECR 2022 fees

September 3, 2021

Online Registration open

November 30, 2021

ESR Membership 2021 Final Application Deadline

March 2-6, 2022

ECR 2022


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