Dear colleagues,
Dear friends,

With the holiday season now upon us, we would like to take the time to thank you for your dedication to our field, as well as the support you have shown the European Society of Radiology over the past year.

This year has been one of a kind for our society. Not only did we deliver a highly successful online ECR 2021, but also an online ECR Summer Edition packed with countless scientific sessions, industry involvement and exceptional entertainment. We also continued to expand our educational opportunities this year, providing a growing number of online courses and events and debuting the ESR Premium Education Package, which proved to be a huge hit. In November, we enjoyed another successful International Day of Radiology and saw greater interaction from the global radiological community than ever before with departments, societies and companies all over the world coming together to celebrate our profession. These are just a few of the highlights amongst many that we have enjoyed in 2021.

As we look towards 2022, we see challenges but also numerous opportunities. In July, our congress will return to Vienna in true style, with the first ECR to be held in summer since 1993. ECR 2022 will be a perfect opportunity to reunite with our dearest colleagues and friends and we cannot wait to see you all there for our first ever SMART congress focussed on multidisciplinarity, interactive learning and, of course, building bridges.

Before that time, we also have the ECR 2022 Overture to look forward to in March, an online event featuring multiple streams for scientific and educational sessions, special content on interventional technology and live talks beamed directly from our studio in Vienna.

On behalf of the ESR, we would like to thank our members, our industry partners and the radiological community as a whole for participating in our many events, activities and projects throughout 2021.

We wish you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.

Kind regards,

Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Prof. Regina Beets-Tan
ESR President