Vienna, November 17, 2023 – The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is pleased to announce the establishment of two new ESR Committees: the Young ESR Committee and the Digital, AI, and Emerging Technologies Committee. These initiatives come in response to significant developments in the field of radiology and reflect the ESR’s commitment to providing fresh opportunities for its members.
The Young ESR Committee will focus on identifying, defining, and promoting activities and topics of particular importance for the next generation of radiologists. Among its activities, this new committee will oversee two subcommittees: one dedicated to Sustainability and another to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). The Young ESR Committee aims to shape the future of radiology by engaging and empowering young professionals in the field.
Adrian Brady, Chair of the ESR Board of Directors, highlighted the significance of the Young ESR Committee, stating, “The future of radiology lies in the hands of the next generation of professionals. By establishing the Young ESR Committee and its subcommittees, we are investing in the development of future leaders who will drive our field forward.”
The Digital, AI, and Emerging Technologies Committee will be responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy on emerging technologies, to enable the society to keep pace with rapidly-developing trends. This committee will provide educational and scientific content to be disseminated to the radiology community through the annual congress and other ESR channels, fostering innovation and expertise in the rapidly evolving technological landscape. Over time, responsibility for issues relating to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other newly-emerging trends will devolve to this new Committee.
Adrian Brady also emphasized the importance of the Digital, AI, and Emerging Technologies Committee, stating, “AI and emerging technologies are transforming the field of radiology. This committee will play a pivotal role in guiding our community through these changes and ensuring that we stay at the forefront of technological advancements.”
Konstantin Nikolaou from Germany has been appointed as the incoming Chair of the Digital, AI, and Emerging Technologies Committee, while Ioana Gheonea from Romania will lead the Young ESR Committee. Anagha Parkar from Norway will chair the Subcommittee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and Sarah Sheard from the UK will head the Subcommittee on Sustainability.
Both the Young ESR and the Digital, AI, and Emerging Technologies Committee will operate as non-statutory committees during their initial phase. The ESR Board of Directors is actively working on the necessary statutory changes, which will be submitted for approval at the ESR General Assembly in the near future.
In addition to these committee initiatives, the ESR will expand the scope (and adapt the title) of its current Communication and External Affairs Committee, chaired by Marie-Pierre Revel, in an effort to enhance the ESR’s multidisciplinary agenda and increase the visibility of radiology on a global scale. The Value Based Radiology Subcommittee will move under the umbrella of the Communication and Interdisciplinary Affairs Committee and Jacob Visser from the Netherlands will take over as new Chair.
For more information about the European Society of Radiology and its committees, please visit the Committees & Statutes page.