Much more than other disciplines and specialties in medicine, radiology is teamwork. The team consists of certified radiologists, residents/registrars in training, radiographers, nurses, physicists, technical support staff, managers, etc.
The working relationships between these various professional groups are much closer than in almost all other hospital departments. And, at the end of the day, the quality of our performance depends on the strength of the entire team.
In our efforts to promote and develop our profession, both in Europe and beyond, the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) recognises the need for ever closer cooperation with the European Society of Radiology (ESR). In hospitals and imaging centres, such cooperation, and effective relationships between radiographers and radiologists are vital to ensuring we provide the highest quality services to our patients. This must be based around team-working.
We look forward to progressing our relationship with the ESR across a range of areas, one of which is the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) which is now the official annual scientific meeting in medical imaging for radiographers for both organisations. This collaboration has seen the radiographers programme, and ECR itself, continue to grow. Key objectives of the EFRS include: the promotion and dissemination of radiographer research, the development of evidence-based practice and of radiographer-led research. ECR is an important tool in helping us work towards these objectives for our profession.
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.
Custom-made scientific programme, special fees and support programmes, dedicated abstract submission category - find out everything the ECR has to offer for radiographers.
The new 'Shape your Skills' programme has been installed and exclusively financed by the ESR in view of the continued professional development of radiographers.
It is dedicated to radiographers at the beginning of their career and supports 500 professionals by giving them free registration for the ECR and two nights hotel accommodation.
Are you a radiographer in your first five years of practice? Then you are eligible to apply!
Application is now closed.
The 'Invest in the Youth' programme supports 1,000 young professionals by giving them free registration for the ECR and up to four nights hotel accommodation.
Are you a radiographer in training under the age of 30? Then you are eligible to apply!
Application is now closed.
ESR membership includes various exclusive benefits.
The ESR offers 3 different membership types for radiographers:
Full Membership for Professionals of Allied Sciences
for radiographers residing in Europe
€ 11 per year
Membership in Training for Professionals of Allied Sciences
for radiographers in training
€ 11 per year
for radiographers or radiographers in training residing outside Europe
free of charge
The following ESR's educational services are free of charge for ESR members and offer a variety of contents which are also suitable for radiographers:
The EFRS is officially involved in 5 ESR bodies and can thereby actively contribute to professional and political issues within ESR:
ESR Patient Advisory Group (PAG)
Bodil Andersson (EFRS representative)
ESR Subcommittee on Professional and Economics in Radiology (PIER)
Graciano Paulo (ordinary member)
Jonathan McNulty (EFRS Representative)
ESR Audit & Standards Subcommittee
Håkon Hjemly (EFRS Representative)
ESR Radiation Protection Subcommittee
Graciano Paulo (in individual capacity as co-opted member/advisor)
EuroSafe Imaging Steering Committee
Graciano Paulo (in individual capacity & as EFRS representative, Leader “Ask EuroSafe Imaging” Subgroup)
The ESR and EFRS have joined efforts in various European Commission funded projects. Recently, the societies have jointly contributed as project coordinator or consortium member to the implementation of the below projects. New endeavours are continuously evaluated and pursued.
The EFRS is a shareholder organisation of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR).
The European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED) is a joint initiative of EIBIR. The EFRS is represented in the alliance by Graciano Paulo.