Final Programme & Industry Programme

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Welcome by Professor Hamm

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

I am happy to introduce to you the outstanding scientific programme for ECR 2018. Carefully selected by the Programme Planning Committee, the programme offers something for everybody; from basic knowledge and hands-on workshops for our younger colleagues to innovations throughout all subspecialties and the most recent and fascinating research. Special features in hybrid imaging and interventional radiology, new session formats in a relaxed atmosphere, like ‘Coffee & Talk’ and ‘My Thesis in 3 Minutes’, and a dedicated radiographers’ programme round off an exceptionally all-encompassing agenda.
I would like to thank all abstract submitters; it’s also your work that helps us ensure the high quality of our programme.
Enjoy the very best in science and education at ECR 2018!

Prof. Bernd Hamm
ESR President


Headline Sessions

Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, February 28, 17:45

ESR/EFRS meets Sessions – EM

Junior Image Interpretation Quiz – JIIQ
One of the traditional highlights of every ECR, the Junior Image Interpretation Quiz entitled ‘Young radiologists in the landscape of artificial intelligence’ provides both education and entertainment.

Honorary Lectures – HL
Katrine Riklund (Umea/SE)
Agnieszka Trojanowska (Lublin/PL)
Marc Dewey (Berlin/DE)

15th Anniversary of Invest in the Youth – IITY

Image Interpretation Quiz – IIQ
In this year’s Image Interpretation Quiz, the panellists will compete with each other in two panels of distinguished radiologists … with a magical twist.

NEW at ECR 2018

‘My Thesis in 3 Minutes’ – MyT3
‘My Thesis in 3 Minutes’ (MyT3) is a special format for residents and young radiologists who would like to present their scientific thesis (MD or PhD) results as a first author very briefly in a very special and entertaining session.

Coffee & Talk (open forum) – C
The new and attractive ‘Coffee & Talk’ session format will take place in one of the stylish lounges at the congress venue providing an informal atmosphere. Participants are invited to stop by and contribute to the informal discussions while sipping their coffee or tea.

Hands-on Workshops – HoW
At ECR 2018 two series of educational 'Hands-on Workshops' will take place, dealing with the topics ‘MRI in the Prostate’ and ‘Ultrasound Elastography’. The number of participants at each session is restricted to 30. Attendance places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interventional Radiology at the Cube
Enter the captivating world of Interventional Radiology (IR) at ECR 2018!

Artificial Intelligence
More information coming soon

Interactive Programme Planner

E³ - Rising Stars Programme

The Rising Stars Programme is designed especially for residents, students, radiographers and trainee radiographers.

15th Anniversary of Invest in the Youth – Session

Friday, March 2, 2018/12:15-13:00/Room A

Chairperson: Malgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska; Lublin/PL

Introduction Malgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska; Lublin/PL
An introduction by the ESR President Bernd Hamm; Berlin/DE
Former participants (A) in the programme Carmelo Messina; Milan/IT
Former participants (B) in the programme Marijana Basta Nikolic; Novi Sad/RS
Molecular imaging in oncology Gary Cook; London/UK
New era in ischaemic stroke treatment Klaus A. Hausegger; Klagenfurt/AT



The Voice of EPOS – VoE



EPOS™ is the ESR’s Electronic Presentation Online System; and the Voice of EPOS provides a platform for poster submitters to present their work at the congress in person. With three stages and more than 80 sessions, The Voice of EPOS™ will substantially add to the scientific programme of the congress.


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The Voice of EPOS Final Programme

Radiographers’ Programme

The ECR is recognised as the official annual scientific meeting in medical imaging for radiographers by both the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR). ECR 2018 offers a comprehensive and perfectly tailored programme for radiographers in various stages of experience.
All sessions in Room K will be simultaneously translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish.

ESR Dignitaries

Honorary Members



Gold Medallists



Honorary Lecturers

ESR Supporting Members