ESR President lays out clear vision for ECR 2020



It is a well-established tradition that on the final day of the congress, ECR Today looks ahead to next year’s ECR. We therefore spoke with Professor Boris Brkljačić from Zagreb, Croatia, the incoming ESR President, who is in charge of ECR 2020. He shared with us some of his ideas and plans for the next European Congress of Radiology.

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Date & Location

ECR 2020 will be held March 11 – 15, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. The congress venue's address is: Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna, Austria.

ECR 2020 Timeline

July 1 – October 10, 2019

Abstract submission open for Scientific Papers (oral presentations)
EPOS™ (posters)
Student papers (oral presentations)

July 1 – October 10, 2019

Application open for Support Programmes
Invest in the Youth
Shape your Skills

July 1 – November 14, 2019 Abstract Submission open for Clinical Trials in Radiology
August 31, 2019 ESR Membership Application Deadline
for reduced ECR 2020 fees
September 2019 Online Registration Open
November 30, 2019 ESR Membership 2019 Final Application Deadline
December 15, 2019 Submission Deadline for Case-Based Diagnosis Training
March 11 – 15, 2020 ECR 2020

Congress Poster

Every year the ESR Office suggests several congress poster concepts, created by professional designers, to the Congress President and PPC members, which then select their favourite. The poster you can see here was the best of the proposed options.

It resembles Rembrandt’s artwork, with sharp light and dark contrast, and is in good accordance with the slogan for ECR 2020: ‘A Clear Vision for Radiology’. The small floating object represents artificial intelligence, which will be an important topic at the congress, and the names of the ECR 2020 ‘ESR meets’ countries are visible at the bottom of the poster. The 2020 poster contains fewer colours and illustrations compared to the 2019 poster and is concordant with the visual style of the ESR’s main scientific publication, the journal European Radiology.


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We proudly present YOU - ESR Connect

Countless contributions at the ESR Connect studio and everywhere in the ECR City resulted in almost 100 clips, interviews, round table discussions and image videos, covering all major activities on site. Have alook if you can spot yourself or one of your colleagues.

ESR Connect

Programme Team

The ECR 2020 Programme Team Brochure includes all the Programme Planning Committee Members, the Scientific Subcommittee Chairpersons and the staff members of the ECR Scientific Programme Department.


ECR 2020 Programme Team Brochure

Participation Statistics

The 2019 European Congress of Radiology took place on February 27–March 3 (Wednesday to Sunday) 2019.

The ECR 2019 hit a new record in participation: 30,259 total participants.

Best Scientific Paper Presentation Award

The best scientific paper presentations of ECR 2019 have been selected. The selection criteria focused on the scientific content, quality of presentation and overall impression of the performance.

We would like to congratulate the best paper presenters:

Todd C. Soesbe; Dallas, TX/US
Heera Yoen; Seoul/KR
Matthias Lavens; Leuven/BE
Thekla Helene Oechtering; Lübeck/DE
Martine Rémy-Jardin; Lille/FR
Daniel Rubin; Stanford, CA/US
Marc Kachelrieß; Heidelberg/DE
Mirjam Gerwing; Münster/DE
Philippa Lee; London/UK
Anja Bernaerts; Bonheiden/BE
Aina Kratovska; Riga/LV
David J. Wilson; Oxford/UK
Gil Zur; Haifa/IL
Susan Cheng Shelmerdine; London/UK
Irene Hernandez-Giron; Leiden/NL
Masaki Tsuda; Yonago-Shi Tottori-Ken/JP
Franz Wegner; Lübeck/DE
Benedikt Michael Schaarschmidt; Essen/DE
Patrik Rogalla; Toronto, Ontario/CA

To see an overview of the scientific papers please click here.
To view the abstracts and presentations of the best papers click here.

ECR 2019 Cases of the Day Quiz Winners

The Cases of the Day Quiz featured 20 challenging cases covering different sections of radiology.
The cases were shown during ECR 2019 and attendees were encouraged to submit their diagnosis.
From the 374 participants, the following solved most cases correctly:

Elliott Rees; Sawston, Cambs/UK
Filip Vanhoenacker; Antwerp/BE
Ümit Tüzün; Istanbul/TR
Artur Komorowski; Owczary/PL
Manabu Minami; Yokohama/JP
Jan Balak; Prague/CZ
Martina Slamova; Nove Mesto Na Morave/CZ
Diogo Roriz; Coimbra/PT
Veronika Pesti; Budapest/HU
Timothy Sadler; Cambridge/UK
Miguel Correia da Silva; Porto/PT
Vendoti Nitheesha Reddy; Bengaluru/IN

To view the cases of ECR 2019 please click here. 

Congratulations to all winners!

CME at ECR 2019

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

To obtain CME credits, you have to fill the evaluation forms for attended sessions and the Overall Congress Evaluation by Sunday midnight (March 03 23:59 CET, 2019). No evaluation is possible and no CMEs can be obtained after this date.

CME credits will be awarded if:

  • You are logged into with your:
    •  Username and Password OR
    •   Last Name and Personal ID (printed on your badge)
  • You have fully completed the electronic questionnaire for each session you attended in full in order to claim CMEs.
  • You have completed the electronic "Overall Congress Evaluation" questionnaire.

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

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