Postponement ECR 2020

Dear Congress Participant,
Dear Friend,

ECR 2020 is postponed to July 15–19, 2020 – please mark your calendars!

Please note that this postponement is a fully equivalent replacement for the planned event originally scheduled for March 11–15.

It goes without saying that registration fees for the event as well as for the online services will remain in place for the new congress date. Registration to the ECR 2020 remains open.

After careful evaluation of the spreading corona virus epidemic, and considering the recent statements issued by the WHO and the ECDC, and the related evolving world-wide restrictions and crisis, the ESR was forced to make this decision. Above all, we have analysed the recommendations from the Austrian health authorities for large-scale events and came to the conclusion that we are not in a position to fulfil their requirements and guarantee a safe congress for our participants and industry partners at this time. The safety, health and well-being of our delegates and partners will always be the highest priority for the ESR.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to our participants and industry partners for their understanding, continuous support and flexibility. The majority of our industry partners have already expressed their ongoing commitment and are fully on board for ECR 2020 in July.

Please rest assured that in these turbulent and challenging times, the entire ESR and ECR team are doing their best to respond to any query at the earliest possible time and to make ECR 2020 a spectacular and memorable event for all.

We are already looking forward to welcoming you to Vienna in July!

Yours sincerely,

Boris Brkljačić, ESR President

and
the ECR team 

How can I obtain CMEs for ECR 2020?

ECR uses a fully digital CME acquisition system. Visit sessions with your ECR SmartTag and evaluate them afterwards via your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or via one of the 120 laptops on the 1st level in the EPOS Lounge.

If you have purchased a ‘Participate from home' ticket or an 'EPOS Only' ticket you can use our online evaluation platform via your web browser.

For more details, please see below.

CME acquisition in general

Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form.

CME credits will only be awarded if

  • You have attended sessions in full, wearing your ECR SmartTag
  • You have fully completed the electronic questionnaire for each session you attended
  • You have completed the electronic “Overall Congress Evaluation” questionnaire

Online evaluation of the sessions is possible from Wednesday, July 15 until Monday, July 20 (23:59 CET), 2020.

How many CME credits can I earn for ECR 2020?

  • You are only entitled to CME credits for sessions which you attend in full, wearing your ECR SmartTag and which you evaluate online. The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME. Please note that CME credits cannot be earned for attendance of industry workshops, satellite symposia, the ECR 2020 Opening Ceremony and the Grand Finale.
  • A maximum of 3 hours of attendance at the scientific exhibition (EPOS™) will be listed if the participant has entered the exhibition at http://epos.myesr.org and completed and submitted the electronic evaluation form for EPOS Educational Exhibition.
  • Europe: ECR 2020 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) for a maximum of 35 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

    The Österreichische Ärztekammer (Austrian Medical Chamber) has granted a maximum of 46 DFP (Diplom-Fortbildungs-Programm der Österreichischen Akademie der Ärzte) credits for ECR 2020.
  • USA and Canada: Through an agreement between the UEMS and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credits to AMA credits can be found here.

    Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada and recognized by the UEMS-EACCME® as eligible for ECMEC®s, are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Participate from home / EPOS Only

You will be able to claim CME for the sessions you attend online via our live streaming platform ESR Connect.

CME credits will only be awarded if

  • You have purchased a Participate from home ticket or an EPOS Only ticket
  • You have attended sessions online via live stream in full length
  • You have fully completed the electronic questionnaire for each session you attended
  • You have completed the electronic “Overall Congress Evaluation” questionnaire

 Online evaluation of the sessions is possible from Wednesday, July 15 until Monday, July 20 (23:59 CET), 2020. 

Online Evaluation System

How do I use the online evaluation system?

Access the online evaluation system at eval.myESR.org during ECR 2020. You must

  • Log in with your Username & Password or Last name & Personal ID (printed on your badge).
  • Complete the electronic questionnaire for each session you attended in full in order to claim CMEs.
  • Complete the electronic "Overall Congress Evaluation" questionnaire.

Or via the ECR 2020 app (available here).

Evaluation and CME acquisition will also be possible on 120 laptops in the EPOS Lounge, located on the 1st level.

The online evaluation of the sessions is possible from Wednesday, July 15 until Monday, July 20 (23:59 CET), 2020. Evaluation is not possible and no CME credits can be obtained after this date. Note that the respective online evaluation sheets are available only after the session has started. Make sure to submit your evaluations of the sessions before the deadline!

Confirmations

Two confirmations can be obtained after the congress – Confirmation of Attendance and CME Confirmation.

Confirmation of Attendance:

  • This document confirms attendance of the ECR 2020, without listing specific sessions you have attended.
  • Available for every ECR delegate in the My User Area after the congress.
  • Other option: from July 17, printing stations will be available to print out this confirmation onsite in the registration area.

CME Confirmation

  • This document lists in exact detail all the sessions you have visited and evaluated during the congress. It also states the number of hours attended and the number of CME credits you have been awarded for ECR 2020.
  • in the My User Area. To log in, please use your username and password (if you forget these, please use your Last Name and Personal ID as indicated on your badge).
  • CME Confirmation for ECR 2020 will be available for download for two years (until March 2022).

The list of sessions is sometimes not identical to the total amount of CMEs earned. This may have several reasons:

  • ECR 2020 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) for a maximum of 35 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. According to the UEMS-EACCME® accreditation, a maximum of 8 CME credits can be awarded each for Wednesday to Saturday and up to 3 CME credits for Sunday. The maximum for the entire congress is 35 CME credits, so the ‘Total hours earned’ on your ‘CME Confirmation’ document will never show more, even if the sum of all hours attended may be greater.

So, if you, for example, attend 10 hours of sessions on a given day this will be listed on your ‘CME Confirmation’, but only 8 credits will be calculated into your total.

  • Please note that there are 0 CME credits available for industry workshops and satellite symposia, although they are also listed on the ‘CME Confirmation’. In addition, CME credits cannot be earned for the ECR 2020 Opening Ceremony and the Grand Finale.
  • Although participants may partially attend multiple concurrent sessions, the total number of hours limits the credit to the equivalent of a single session during that time slot.

Definition of CME & CPD

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Continuing Medical Education in Diagnostic Radiology is a programme of educational activities to guarantee the maintenance and upgrading of knowledge, skills and competence following completion of postgraduate training. CME is an ethical and moral obligation for each radiologist throughout his/her professional career, in order to maintain the highest possible professional standards.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This deals with the acquisition and maintenance of new knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, in order to ensure that radiologists are able to maintain and improve their competence to practice in their specialist area, as well as in any area of additional responsibility in education or management. This improves the overall quality of service to patients.

Contact us

Whom can I talk to if I have questions or experience problems with the online evaluation system or the ECR SmartTag?

You can contact our staff onsite at the “CME & SmartTag Helpdesk” in the entrance hall or you can reach out to us via email.