The ECR is the annual meeting of the ESR.
It is a trend-setting, dynamic and service-oriented congress, well-known as one of the most innovative meetings within the scientific community, embedded in a unique and inspiring ambience.


February 28 – March 4, 2018 (Wednesday to Sunday)


Austria Center Vienna
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
1220 Vienna

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CME Accreditation

Each ECR delegate has access to confirmation of all activities attended (CME confirmation and record of attendance).


Scientific Programme

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ECR 2018 is now open for registration!

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Abstract Submission

The submission system for ECR 2018 is now open!

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The submission phase will close on October 10, 2017 for the following categories: Scientific Papers, EPOS (Posters), Student submission, Invest in the Youth, Shape your Skills
For Clinical Trials in Radiology it will close on November 20, 2017.

Abstract Submission

Shape your Skills

The new 'Shape your Skills' programme has been installed and is exclusively financed by the ESR in view of the continued professional development of radiographers.

It is dedicated to radiographers at the beginning of their career and supports 500 professionals by giving them free registration for the ECR and two nights hotel accommodation.

Application is possible from July 3 to October 10, 2017.

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Case-Based Diagnosis Training

ECR 2018 will see the return of the popular sessions for general radiologists and residents at the end of their training looking for a simple update on subjects outside of their usual field.

The Case-Based Diagnosis Training sessions will offer an interactive way to test your knowledge in a range of subspecialty areas, with a special interlude on "Normal variant or disease?".

These sessions promise a highly informative and entertaining experience.

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Your Timeline to ECR 2018

July 3 – October 10, 2017 Abstract Submission Scientific Papers
July 3 – October 10, 2017 Poster Abstract Submission to EPOS™
(Electronic Presentation Online System)
July 3 – October 10, 2017 Student Abstract Submission Scientific Papers
July 3 – October 10, 2017 Invest in the Youth Programme & Shape Your Skills Programme
Application Open
July 3 – November 20, 2017        Abstract Submission Clinical Trials in Radiology
August 31, 2017 ESR Membership Application Deadline for reduced ECR 2018 fees
Beginning of September 2017   Online Registration Open
November 30, 2017

ESR Membership 2017 Final Application Deadline

December, 2017 Notification of Acceptance
Deadline: December 12, 2017

Submission for Case-Based Diagnosis Training

Deadline:  December 15, 2017   Poster Upload to EPOS™ (for Accepted Abstracts)
February 28 – March 4, 2018

ECR 2018

Exhibit at ECR

The ECR 2018 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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ECR 2018: uniting radiologists to show diversity of discipline

ECR Today spoke with the incoming ESR President, Prof. Bernd Hamm, from Berlin, Germany, to learn about his ideas for next year’s congress.

ECR Today: You were already ECR Congress President in 2015. How did you come to be president again in 2018?

Bernd Hamm: This is not the first time that I have been asked: “why are you president again?” It was a great pleasure and responsibility to be the ECR President in 2015. For many years, we had two presidents – one to manage the affairs of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and another to organise the society’s annual congress (ECR). And frankly, in my opinion this was a good division of labour. However, “the times they are a changin’ …” and, therefore, our society changed its statutes, and now we only have one president, who is both President of the ECR and President of the ESR.

This new combined ESR/ECR President begins his or her term of office at the end of each ECR by organising and chairing the next ECR and then the following year, as Chairman of the Board, focuses on professional and administrative business of the ESR. For me, this means a double honour and double responsibility. When I was elected to be the congress president for ECR 2015, I made a great effort to make the ECR a success and I will do my best to make ECR 2018 a success too.

However, I wish to underline that the ECR is a team effort and that the Programme Planning Committee with its brilliant members is a major asset in compiling an attractive scientific programme and that the organisation of a congress like the ECR is not possible without the highly professional staff of the ESR Office. Working together with many colleagues from many countries and different fields of radiology is very inspiring and is what ultimately underlies an attractive congress. This joint effort is rewarding and enlightening.

ECRT: As a motto for ECR 2018 you chose ‘Diverse and United’. Could you tell us a little about this?

BH: Radiology is such a diverse specialty, ranging from more and more refined diagnostic options to image-guided minimally invasive treatment options. Our specialty has something to offer for all of us and also for future generations of physicians, radiographers and students. However, like in a mosaic, it is the connection of all the pieces that create the big picture. By using this metaphor I wish to express my sincere wish and hope that, despite these different and interesting facets and subspecialties, radiologists should see themselves as a community and join forces to strengthen our specialty in the best interest of our patients.

In 2015 we also had a motto – ‘Radiology without borders’. In the beginning of 2015, none of us would have expected to see new fences being erected in Europe and borders becoming important once again. In view of these tendencies, it is even more important for our scientific community to practice radiology without borders and to advance our specialty through free academic discourse and by benefiting from a diversity of ideas.

Read the whole interview on our blog!

ECR 2018 Programme Team

The ECR 2018 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 2018 Programme Team Brochure

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Green Meeting

The ECR is an officially certified green meeting, which makes it the largest congress in Europe to receive the Austrian environmental certification. To achieve the certification, the congress had to ensure environmental sustainability in several different areas. In order to achieve the lowest possible CO² emissions from transport, congress participants are strongly encouraged to use environmental friendly means of transport on their trip to Vienna (please consult the Website of the Austrian train service) and to the Congress Center. Public transportation tickets for Vienna can be booked via the congress website.

By cooperating with two catering companies that also boast eco-friendly credentials, the congress could offer locally-sourced products and avoid the use of disposable plates and plastic bottles.

The congress programme can be accessed online for free via the interactive Programme Planner. For those who prefer the paper version, a printing company was contracted based on its ability to guarantee the highest printing quality while using recyclable paper from environmentally friendly and sustainably managed forests.

Through a major expansion of the ECR Online programme, ECR 2017 attracted 5,687 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.


Past Congresses

The Past Congresses section allows you to access the scientific programmes and participation statistics, including the books of abstracts, of the previous ECR congresses from 2017, 2016 and more.

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