European Congress of Radiology (ECR)

ECR in General

  • The ECR is an international meeting and one of the leading events in radiology.
  • The ECR is one of the largest medical meetings in Europe and the second-largest radiological meeting in the world.
  • The ECR is held annually at the end of February or early March.
  • The ECR attendees span all areas of the radiology arena including: radiology professionals, radiographers, physicists, industry representatives, and press reporters for both the medical and consumer press.
  • The next ECR will be held in Vienna, Austria from March 11 – 15, 2020. The congress venue's address is: Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna, Austria

ECR 2020

ESR President and ECR PPC Chair

2019 Lorenzo E. Derchi Genoa/IT  
2018 Bernd Hamm Berlin/DE  
2017 Paul M. Parizel Antwerp/BE  

ECR Presidents

2016 Katrine Riklund Umea/SE
2015 Bernd Hamm Berlin/DE
2014 Valentin Sinitsyn Moscow/RU


2013 José Ignacio Bilbao Pamplona/ES  
2012 Lorenzo Bonomo Rome/IT  
2011 Yves Menu Paris/FR  
2010 Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska Lublin/PL  
2009 Borut Marincek Zurich/CH  
2008 Maximilian F. Reiser Munich/DE  
2007 Christian J. Herold Vienna/AT  
2006 Andy Adam London/UK  
2005 Antonio Chiesa Brescia/IT † 2009
2004 Helen M.L. Carty Liverpool/UK † 2017
2003 Nicholas Gourtsoyiannis Iraklion/GR  
2002 Philippe A. Grenier Paris/FR  
2001 Holger Pettersson Lund/SE † 2011
2000 Rolf W. Günther Aachen/DE  
1999 Roberto Passariello Rome/IT † 2013
1997 Hans G. Ringertz Stockholm/SE  
1995 Albert L. Baert Leuven/BE  
1993 Albert L. Baert Leuven/BE  
1991 Josef Lissner Munich/DE † 2006
1987 Maria Emilia Silvestre Lisbon/PT  
1983 Guy Delorme Pessac/FR † 2010
1979 Walter Frommhold Tübingen/DE † 2011
1975 E. Samuel Johannesburg/ZA † 1997
1971 Johann R. Von Ronnen The Hague/NL † 1995
1967 F. Galvez-Armengaud Barcelona/ES † 1975

Future & Past Congresses


Programme Team



ECR 2020 Programme Team for ECR 2020 Vienna, AT March 11 - 15, 2020
ECR 2021   Vienna, AT March 3 - 7, 2021

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

Past Congresses

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.

Our ECR Online platform attracted 7,020 online viewers in 2019, a development that is very much in the spirit of green meetings. This particular project will be extended further over the coming years.

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