Patients in Focus was an event exclusively dedicated to the most important players in healthcare - the patients.
Inspired by the ECR 2022 motto 'Building Bridges', Patients in Focus delivered an exclusive programme through a mixture of headline sessions, open discussions and brand new session formats. The series focussed on exploring and enhancing the relationship between medical imaging professionals and patients.
The event also saw the launch of Be accepted, a magazine and campaign to help support cancer patients in their first shock after diagnosis and offer them positive perspectives. Be accepted bridges the gap between conventional and complementary medicine and provides holistic support throughout the course of the disease with filtered, summarised information by the most qualified experts.
Patients in Focus was coordinated by Erik Briers and Caroline Justich in collaboration with the ESR Patient Advisory Group.
All Patients in Focus and Be accepted sessions can be access on ESR Connect on-demand and free-of-charge.
Children in Focus at ECR 2020 explored a range of healthcare and social issues affecting children and young people.
Sessions featured a wide variety of speakers from across the spectrum of healthcare industries, both patients and professionals, sharing inspirational stories from their own personal experiences, offering advice, and asking the tough questions about children and the care they receive around the world. Topics included bringing healthcare to children in low-resource areas, using imaging in cases of child abuse, and discussing hotly debated issues such as consent, data use and medicolegal dilemmas in paediatric medicine.
Children in Focus, which was held in memoriam Dr. Helen M.L. Carty, was coordinated by Dr. Lil-Sofie Ording Müller, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, and Dr. Catherine Owens, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.
Children in Focus was organised by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in proud partnership with the European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR).