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Scientific Programme


Dive into the ECR 2019 scientific programme with our interactive programme planner. Explore the depths of our sessions and topics, assemble your personal schedule, and pre-register for our streaming service ECR Online!

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CME at ECR 2019

ECR uses a fully digital CME acquisition system. Visit sessions and evaluate them afterwards via your smart phone, tablet or laptop or via one of the 130 laptops on the 1st level in the ECR Online and EPOS™ Lounge.

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Exhibition Opening Hours

Duration of Exhibition

February 28–March 2 10:00–17:00
March 3 10:00–14:00

February 27 14:00–17:00
February 28–March 2 10:00–17:00
March 3 10:00–15:30

The Party


Join the party of the year to dance and celebrate with your friends and colleagues from all over the world.

But you better hurry, we only have a few tickets left.  

The party will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 20:30 at the Gasometer

Guglgasse 6 
1110 Vienna 


Book your spot at the party of the year for only €55 in the MyUserArea

Non-alcoholic drinks, wine and beer are included in the ticket.

Arts &
at ECR 2019

The ESR proudly presents an extensive and distinguished cultural programme for your time at ECR 2019.

In our Arts & Culture Brochure, you will find information on Vienna's cultural highlights such as exclusive opera performances, delightful concerts, captivating theatre and dance productions, retrospectives of masters of the cinema, and the fascinating exhibitions in Vienna's most important and remarkable museums.

Pick up your personal print copy of the Arts & Culture Brochure at the Arts & Culture Desk in the entrance hall.

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Welcome by Professor Derchi

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

Since 1991 the European Congress of Radiology has been the driving force behind the development of a community of dedicated professionals in the field of medical imaging and image-guided therapy that has grown to become the largest radiological society in the world.
ECR 2019 will be the 25th held in Vienna, the right moment to rethink about what we, as radiologists, radiographers, medical physicists and allied scientists, have achieved over the years following the sea of opportunities created by our many congresses over time.
Come and be part of ‘the bigger picture’ by celebrating the 25th anniversary of ECR in Vienna, learning new things, presenting the results of scientific projects, discussing, liaising, collaborating and creating friendships with colleagues from all over the world!
From a long history of dedication, innovation and attention to patients’ care, we can build up our future and ready ourselves to meet the emerging clinical, technological and social challenges of our discipline.

Lorenzo E. Derchi
ESR President

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Dare to take on the Escape Room?

Test your ability to solve radiological puzzles and challenges in the Young Radiologists Escape Room, open February 27 to March 2, Level 3, DC Tower, ECR City

To book, email us identifying your preferred time to escape. Bookings can be made for 1-4 people, and each escape will take approximately 20 minutes.

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Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code ATZQQFN in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

Access code: ATZQQFN

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NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to and providing the access code as a reference."

Public Transport

Tickets for public transportation are available online at or at any underground station.

Accommodation specials

Book your room now and benefit from the best deals on accommodation for ECR 2019.

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To provide you with the biggest variety of hotels we proudly present as our accommodation partner.

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Exhibit at ECR

The ECR 2019 presents for exhibitors the perfect opportunity to reach large numbers of end users to update and give them vital advice on how to make the most of the equipment and products on which they depend.

Show up, be remembered! 

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Congress Poster

The poster design for ECR 2019 is inspired by two concepts – the city of Genoa, hometown of the ESR President, and the fact that ECR 2019 will be the 25th European Congress of Radiology to take place in Vienna. Genoa is on the Mediterranean Sea, and has one of the largest aquariums in Europe. It is both an entertaining and a scientific institution that attracts many visitors, even from abroad.

Choosing the colour of the Mediterranean as the background, with a number of fish swimming in it, was an easy choice. But, if you look more in detail, you can see that each fish has been designed with the colours of one of the posters of the past ECRs and that they, together, delineate the number 25.

Furthermore, the number 25 at the top of the poster and the logo surrounding it are written with the same font used for the ECR posters of the first years. These details try to recall the past and to underline that the new congress is carrying on along the same lines as earlier ones. Again, the concept of continuity of ESR's activities over time (and over presidencies).

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Programme Team

The ECR 2019 Programme Team Brochure includes all the Programme Planning Committee Members, the Scientific Subcommittee Chairpersons and the staff members of the ECR Scientific Programme Department.

Last update: 29.10.2018

ECR 2019 Programme Team Brochure

Green Meeting

In 2014, the ECR was awarded the Austrian Ecolabel (Österreichisches Umweltzeichen) for the first time, making it the largest officially certified green congress in Europe. This achievement followed the implementation of numerous measures designed to reduce the congress’ environmental impact, and it reflected a deepened commitment on the part of the ESR to making the congress sustainable. Every year we strive to expand our efforts by applying our green approach to all major activities related to the congress. Find some examples below.

Minimising the CO2 emissions is of central concern when running a green congress. Large congresses are by their nature power hungry events. Our venue, the Austria Center Vienna, prioritises green energy, which is essential to limiting a congress’ carbon footprint. Among other things, our venue, which also bears the Austrian Ecolabel, features a 120 square metre solar array, which supplies thermal energy used to heat water in its kitchens and toilets.

Encouraging and enabling the use of public transport by congress attendees is another means by which the ECR’s carbon footprint can be diminished. Vienna’s fully integrated public transport network makes getting to and from the congress simple no matter where attendees stay in the city.

Improving waste management is another important goal for any green congress. To reduce unnecessary waste, the ESR works with environmentally certified caterers who utilise reusable plates, drinking vessels and cutlery. Exhibitors are encouraged to reuse their stands and decoration and discouraged to distribute giveaways. Further, the amount of printed material used at the congress has been reduced by making more materials, such as the congress’ programme, easily accessible online. For printed materials environmentally friendly paper is used.

Through a major expansion of the ECR Online programme, ECR 2018 attracted 6,415 online viewers, a development that is very much in the spirit of green meetings. This particular project will be extended further over the coming years.


Please support us in our endeavour to keep our congress green!

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We would appreciate your feedback on our Green Meeting activities.




If you have any questions, please contact our Green Event Coordinators:

Maria Doppler, +43-1-5334064-326,
Deirdre Lagomatis, +43-1-5334064-526,

ECR 2019 Timeline

July 2 – October 15, 2018 Abstract Submission Scientific Papers
July 2 – October 15, 2018 Poster Abstract Submission to EPOS™
(Electronic Presentation Online System)
July 2 – October 15, 2018 Student Abstract Submission Scientific Papers
July 2 – October 15, 2018 Invest in the Youth Programme
Application Closed
July 2 – October 15, 2018 Shape Your Skills Programme
Application Closed
July 2 – November 12, 2018 Abstract Submission Clinical Trials in Radiology
November 30, 2018 ESR Membership 2018 Final Application Deadline
Deadline: December 12, 2018 Submission for Case-Based Diagnosis Training
Deadline:  January 9, 2019   Poster Upload to EPOS™ (for accepted abstracts)
February 27 – March 3, 2019 ECR 2019

Dates & Location

ECR 2019 will be held February 27 – March 3, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. The congress venue's address is: Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna, Austria.

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