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


The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) is the annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology (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.

The next ECR will be held from March 11 – 15, 2020 (Wednesday to Sunday), in Vienna, Austria. 
For more information on ECR meetings and initiatives, see the related sections of this website.

ECR at a glance

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 Congresses

Please find below dates and information about future ECRs.


Programme Team



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

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.

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