The new 'Shape your Skills' programme is exclusively financed by the ESR to support the continued professional development of radiographers.

It is dedicated to radiographers at the beginning of their career and supports successful applicants by giving them free registration for the ECR and two nights hotel accommodation.


Application was possible until October 15, 2017.


Your application in 3 steps

Application procedure

Application is open to radiographers

  • in their first five years of practice
  • who are active ESR members for 2017
  • who are submitters of a 'Shape your Skills' radiographer abstract


  • Interested radiographers must be submitting and presenting author of an EPOS abstract for ECR 2018.
  • Make sure to select the abstract type 'Radiographer abstract' and select the respective affirmation ('Shape your Skills Application').
  • After abstract submission, the applicant's copy of the final exam / diploma must be sent to stating the date of the finalisation of training.

If accepted to the programme, the ESR will waive the registration fee and arrange hotel accommodation (two nights will be paid directly by the ESR).


Decision notifications will be sent by December 2017.


Submissions welcome on the following topics:

  • Advanced practice
  • Cardiology
  • Care and compassion
  • CT
  • Education and training
  • Image quality
  • Infection control
  • Information technology
  • Interventional radiography
  • Mammography
  • MRI
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Patient experience
  • Patient safety
  • Professional issues
  • Projection radiography
  • Radiation protection
  • Research
  • Ultrasound

Presentation at The Voice of EPOS

Accepted abstracts will be presented as EPOS™ posters within the Scientific Exhibition of ECR 2018, as well as in dedicated radiographer sessions within the Voice of EPOS™ session programme.

They will be grouped into scientific, educational and professional topics following the suggested submission topics, as well as by country/region with the option to present in their native language.

We look forward to welcoming many radiographers at ECR 2018. Spread the word of this new and unique initiative!

ESR Supporting Members