The ESR brings you a first glance at the ECR 2022 programme!

ECR 2022 is focused on multidisciplinarity and building bridges between radiologists and clinicians. The value of imaging and image interpretation lies beyond diagnostics. It impacts treatment decisions and outcomes and plays a vital role in the healthcare continuum.

The ECR 2022 programme aims to reflect multidisciplinarity by introducing shorter lectures and longer case-based discussions, and through welcoming a wider variety of clinicians to share their insights.

The published programme will be complemented by open forum sessions and research presentation sessions, to be announced soon!

ESR meets 

Starting in the Netherlands, the home country of the ESR President, Professor Regina Beets-Tan, the ESR will then make visits to Ukraine, China and Malaysia. Be sure not to miss the latest developments in radiology from these countries, as well as taking the opportunity to meet some of their most prominent radiologists.

EFRS and ISRRT meets 

The European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) are proud to present the Netherlands and the United States as their “meets” countries this year. These sessions will address various topics, from professional issues to radiotherapy.

Courses and Sessions 

If you’re seeking to refresh your knowledge, advance it, or discuss your experiences with your colleagues, ECR 2022 is the place to be!

With more than 200 sessions in this section, spanning from Refresher Courses, E³ (Excellence in Education) programmes featuring Advanced Courses, EDiR Prep Sessions, Interactive Teaching Sessions, and Basic Sessions, as well as New Horizon Sessions, State of the Art Symposia, Special Focus Sessions, and Professional Challenges Sessions, you are sure to experience some of the most exceptional educational formats that medical imaging has to offer.

Pros & Cons debates within Refresher Courses and E³ - Advanced Courses  focussing on multidisciplinary teaching, case presentations and spotlight discussions are not to be missed.

Among these sessions, there are specific series developed by and dedicated to radiographers and medical physicists.

Be sure not to miss the plenary lectures given by visionary leaders from different backgrounds.

ESR@Work 

The ESR@Work sessions offer an opportunity for the ESR to present its engagement with other societies to you, as well as exploring the many activities carried out by the ESR’s Subcommittees. These sessions are another opportunity for the ESR to showcase its multidisciplinary work and its continued commitment to tackling professional and political issues in the pursuit of improved healthcare delivery worldwide.

All of this and more is waiting for you at ECR 2022! Stay tuned for updates!

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Patients In Focus

Inspired by the ECR 2022 motto 'Building Bridges', next year's congress will feature Patients in Focus, an exclusive programme dedicated to the biggest stakeholder in medical imaging — the patient. Through a mixture of headline sessions, open discussions and brand new session formats, this series will focus on exploring and enhancing the relationship between medical imaging professionals and patients. 

Patients in Focus will feature inspirational and insightful talks from patients, radiologists, and radiographers, as well as clinicians and representatives from other medical disciplines. It will highlight the critical role radiology has in the healthcare continuum whilst seeking to pinpoint exactly what patients want from their doctors and how our care for them can be improved. The programme is being coordinated by Erik Briers and Caroline Justich in collaboration with the ESR Patient Advisory Group.

ECR 2022 Programme Planning Committee (PPC)

Meet your 2022 programme planning team on our new digital brochure site or by clicking the link below! 

ECR 2022 PPC

Case-Based Diagnosis Training session - Interlude

Test your knowledge

ECR 2022 will see the return of the popular session 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 session will offer an interactive way to test your knowledge in a range of subspecialty areas.

If you have any questions, please contact cbdt@myESR.org.

Imaging signs related to food

It is not only for nutritional purposes that food plays a major role in all our lives!
Eating together as a family or with friends serves a large social function. We enjoy chatting and connecting over – ideally – lovingly prepared meals. Some of us also derive fun from planning meals, shopping for the selected ingredients, either with an emphasis on regional products or certain exotic additions, and then cooking together. It links generations, accompanies celebrations, hands over traditions, and marks seasonal changes during the year where hardly anyone can refrain from relishing the first fresh fruit of the year or early sweet baby carrots from the garden. We associate certain meals with our childhood or trips to foreign countries and can catch a glimpse from other cultures by getting to know their food. Some are better than others in preparing a feast for all senses, where taste and smell are as important as colours and consistency. Consequently, food plays a paramount role in building bridges, which is also the main focus of ECR 2022.
It is not surprising that we radiologists use imaging signs reminding us of certain food items to help us remember the diseases they are typically associated with. Each subspeciality and every body part offers a whole variety of fruit, vegetables, spices, or processed food. We only see what we have learnt to see and, therefore, it is extremely useful to have these bold, eye-catching associations.
Watch out for pancakes, doughnuts and cookies, mints and chocolate, spaghetti and linguine, rice and popcorn; show us the difference between sandwiches and hamburgers, head cheese and Swiss cheese, coffee beans and coconuts, ginkgo and holly leaves, onion skin and celery stalk, or salad oil versus salt and pepper and you can rest assured, not only will you learn a lot by looking into this whole universe of striking signs, but it will also help you to scrutinise your images with the eagerness of a detective looking for the culprit and, hopefully, your patients will profit from a more comprehensive report.

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Figure 1: Temporal bone fracture with ossicular dislocation: a) ice cream (head of malleus) on cone (body of incus), b) CT with dislocated ossicles, c) dislocated ice cream from cone

Are you now tuned in to look for imaging signs related to food and tempted to send us your best cases to be highlighted in the interlude presentation of our case-based diagnosis session? Submit your highly instructive cases with signs related to food, ideally with a photograph or painting of the original food item, using the template below to cbdt@myesr.org by December 12, 2021, at the latest.

As an extra incentive, all submitters will receive a recipe sheet with a distinct Austrian flavour that is sure to satisfy.

Come and join us and maybe you will win the award for your excellent work-up. Before and after the Interlude, you can try to solve clinical cases from ten different fields in radiology, where specialists then help to highlight typical characteristics and differential diagnostic entities.

Download the Template