The European Congress of Radiology will be bringing the next ‘in Focus’ programme, Children in Focus, to ECR 2020. Over the course of a multi-session programme, Children in Focus, will explore a range of healthcare issues affecting children and young people. With a focus on non-scientific content, topics will include, bringing healthcare to children in impoverished areas, using imaging in cases of child abuse, and improving radiation protection for the young. The programme is being coordinated by Dr. Lil-Sofie Ording Müller, Paediatric Radiologist at Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, and Dr. Catherine Owens, Consultant Radiologist at Great Ormund Street Hospital, London.
Women in Focus was a brand new initiative at the 2019 European Congress of Radiology (ECR). The event consisted of a series of special, non-scientific sessions dedicated to women working in healthcare. Organised by Prof. Hedvig Hricak, the programme included a diverse array of inspiring speakers from across the world and from a variety of healthcare industries. These speakers shared their views on a range of topics related to gender and healthcare, tackling issues such as female leadership, mentoring, the generational progression of women in medicine, and work in challenging environments.
Intended to be educational as well as inspiring, Women in Focus explored and celebrated the crucial role that women play in healthcare, whilst offering advice and insights to those wishing to advance their caregiving skills and careers within this sector. Through an interactive session style, including live audience polling and panel discussions, attendees were encouraged to share their own views on a variety of important issues. As the programme was intended to be relevant and interesting to everyone, and not only to the radiological community, it was also open to the public.
The programme took place on Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1 in The Church, located near the Austria Center Vienna. The first sessions on each day were followed by a networking coffee break in the basement lounge area of The Church with complimentary refreshments and accompanying live music.