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