ECR 2022

ECR 2022 on July 13-17, 2022

This will mark the proper return to a congress in Vienna that so many have been anticipating. This event will be fully onsite, streamed online and offer CME credits. Our SMART congress will deliver an ECR experience like no other, with a highly multidisciplinary programme, exciting summer social events, and a buzzing industry exhibition that will absolutely be worth the wait. 

ECR 2022 Overture on March 2-6, 2022 

This event featured a series of trailer sessions offering a glimpse of some of the biggest highlights to be held at ECR 2022. These trailer sessions were held alongside an exciting scientific and educational programme, a studio dedicated to interventional education and technology, and a small onsite element where leading figures in radiology and industry partners gave talks. The event is now available on-demand on ESR Connect


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ECR 2022 Programme

A Message from the Congress President

Read a personal statement by Professor Regina Beets-Tan on what to expect at ECR 2022 onsite in July.

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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


  • 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

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 – June 12, 2022

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

January 19 – March 16, 2022

Late-breaking abstract submission open for oral presentations

March 2-6, 2022

ECR 2022 Overture

July 13-17, 2022

ECR 2022