Press Release http://www.myesr.org/taxonomy/term/47 en European Society of Radiology (ESR) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) join forces on justification and appropriate use of imaging http://www.myesr.org/article/1178 <span property="schema:name">European Society of Radiology (ESR) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) join forces on justification and appropriate use of imaging</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-11-20T08:54:49+00:00">Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:54</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Monday, November 20, 2017 (ESR, Vienna/Zagreb) – The ESR co-organised an IAEA regional workshop on justification and appropriate use of imaging in Zagreb from October 26-28. Part of an ongoing collaboration on issues of common interest with IAEA, the workshop, led by the IAEA’s Radiation Protection of Patients Unit (RPOP), allowed the ESR to present its work on justification, imaging referral guidelines and clinical decision support to radiologists and officials from 18 European countries. </strong></p> <p>The workshop served as a forum for radiologists and representatives from regulatory and health authorities to exchange information on challenges and solutions for improving justification and the utilisation of diagnostic imaging, in the context of implementing the EURATOM basic safety standards directive (mandatory in EU member states from February 2018) and the international basic safety standards for radiation protection and safety of radiation sources, published in 2014.</p> <p>Under the umbrella of <a href="http://www.eurosafeimaging.org/">EuroSafe imaging</a> the ESR offers guidance, educational materials and various tools to its individual and institutional members to promote best practice and help them meet the requirements of European legislation and international guidelines on radiation protection.</p> <p>Among the issues most commonly cited are the availability and accessibility of evidence-based and up-to-date referral guidelines in clinical practice to aid referrers and practitioners in the justification process. The ESR considers referral guidelines for medical imaging essential for improving appropriateness and justification of radiological procedures.</p> <p>To address gaps in the availability of imaging referral guidelines and the lack of guideline use in Europe, the ESR has developed <a href="https://www.myesr.org/quality-safety/esr-iguide">ESR iGuide</a>, a clinical decision support (CDS) system for European imaging referral guidelines, in cooperation with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and National Decision Support Company (NDSC). Embedding European referral guidelines in a CDS system providing actionable recommendations at the point of care is the most effective way to ensure imaging is used appropriately, and studies have shown that the implementation of CDS and guidelines leads to a reduction in unnecessary radiation exposure.</p> <p>„The<strong> </strong>ESR is very supportive of regional workshops and with our large pool of experts we are happy to be involved in future events. For improving justification by using guidelines, the problem is not availability but those guidelines hardly being used for lack of incentives and user-friendly tools. Education is crucial to solving this problem, with a lot of room for improvement in the field of justification. ESR iGuide and EuroSafe Imaging’s open access materials are the ESR’s solution to make imaging referral guidelines readily available and easily usable everywhere in Europe,“ summarised Prof. Boris Brkljacic, 2nd ESR Vice-President and local host of the workshop, the society’s efforts.</p> <p>The collaboration between the two organisations will continue later this year in Vienna with the ESR being a cooperating organisation for the <a href="http://www-pub.iaea.org/iaeameetings/50820/International-Conference-on-Radiation-Protection-in-Medicine">IAEA’s International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice</a> (December 11-15).</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.myesr.org/article/1178" data-a2a-title="European Society of Radiology (ESR) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) join forces on justification and appropriate use of imaging"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:54:49 +0000 myESR 1178 at http://www.myesr.org European Society of Radiology looks back on successful International Day of Radiology 2017 http://www.myesr.org/article/1176 <span property="schema:name">European Society of Radiology looks back on successful International Day of Radiology 2017</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-11-14T11:59:45+00:00">Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:59</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>The International Day of Radiology (IDOR) was celebrated for the sixth time on November 8, this year focusing on emergency radiology and was joined by supporters all around the world.  </strong></p> <p>More than 160 radiology-related professional societies from around the world participated in the International Day of Radiology 2017, holding a range of different events to celebrate, such as public lectures, department open days, national media appearances, and press events. A comprehensive list can be found on the <a href="https://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/events/">IDOR homepage</a>.</p> <p>The new IDOR book ‘<a href="https://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/books/">HELP - Emergency Medical Imaging</a>’ was published on November 8 as downloadable pdf and has already been downloaded more than 1,500 times within the first five days. Under the editorial leadership of Professor Robert F. Dondelinger from Liège, Belgium, 42 authors from all over the world contributed to the book, with further chapters provided by the ESR’s EuroSafe Imaging initiative, the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and the ESR Patient Advisory Group. In addition, <a href="https://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/expert-interviews/">30 interviews with emergency radiology experts</a> from different countries, conducted by the ESR, have been published on the IDOR webpage.<br /><br /> On social media, the International Day saw tremendous feedback throughout various platforms. The <a href="https://www.facebook.com/internationaldayofradiology/">IDOR Facebook page</a>, which shared a variety of events, fan posts and general IDOR information, attracted 7,800 likes on IDOR related posts and gained over 2,000 new fans with a peak during the days before the actual event.<br /> On Twitter, which has traditionally seen the biggest buzz for IDOR related social media activities, 5,200 tweets including the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&amp;vertical=default&amp;q=%23idor2017&amp;src=typd">hashtag IDOR 2017</a> have been tweeted, generating a user feed reach of 24.3 million. In comparison to last year, the IDOR hashtag appeared three million times more often in Twitter users’ feeds.<br /> For the fourth time, the ESR organised a Thunderclap campaign for IDOR 2017. Thunderclap is a tool for amplifying a message on social media. By supporting the Thunderclap, users agreed to share the same message at the same time as everyone else on their Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr pages, giving the message much more prominence and priority on social media feeds than individual posts. The Thunderclap message was released on November 8, 14:00 CET by 423 supporters to a combined audience of 667,537 people.</p> <p>To bring the IDOR 2017 main topic emergency radiology to the public’s attention, the ESR has created a mini website acting as an <a href="http://er.internationaldayofradiology.com/">online emergency room</a> to show examples of emergency cases, with images and explanations of how radiologists’ expertise comes into play. Content and cases were developed in cooperation with Dr. Elizabeth Dick, President-Elect of the European Society of Emergency Radiology. Users can explore four body regions – abdomen, chest, head &amp; neck, limbs – with three different cases/modalities for each region.</p> <p>The same application is currently running on a touch screen window on the ground floor of the ESR office in Vienna where interested passers-by can find out more about emergency radiology and its daily use.</p> <p>The ESR celebrated IDOR 2017 with an internal staff event at its office and was joined by participants of the ESOR for EDiR Courses, which took place throughout the week in the ESR learning centre located on the same premises. Professor Michael Fuchsjäger, from Graz/Austria, gave introductory words in his capacity as chair of the ESR Communication &amp; External Affairs Committee and a temporary IDOR 2017 projection was visible on a building opposite the ESR office during the event. </p> <p>IDOR 2018 will be celebrated on November 8, 2018 and will feature cardiac imaging as its main topic.<br /><br /><strong>About IDOR</strong><br /> The International Day of Radiology is an annual event held with the aim of building greater awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, and improving understanding of the vital role radiologists play in the healthcare continuum. The day is a joint initiative of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR).</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.myesr.org/article/1176" data-a2a-title="European Society of Radiology looks back on successful International Day of Radiology 2017"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:59:45 +0000 myESR 1176 at http://www.myesr.org European Congress of Radiology (ECR) keeps on growing http://www.myesr.org/article/1172 <span property="schema:name">European Congress of Radiology (ECR) keeps on growing</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-11-03T08:17:55+00:00">Fri, 11/03/2017 - 09:17</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Monday, October 30, 2017 (ESR, Vienna)</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span> – Abstract submission for the forthcoming ECR 2018 closed on October 15, with a <strong>record of 7,200 submitted abstracts.</strong> A stunning <strong>increase of almost 20% in submitted papers</strong> puts the ECR above the previously unreached 3,000 papers mark. Taking into consideration that the European Society of Radiology (ESR) already saw a high in abstract submission for its previous congress (ECR 2017), this is an outstanding result in times where most congresses are experiencing shrinking submission and participation figures. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>The new record includes abstracts submitted for both scientific papers for oral presentations and electronic posters for the ECR’s EPOS™ exhibition, the latter of which maintained its great submission figures from last year. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>“The new high in submitted abstracts, especially the increase in paper abstracts, means a great success for the ESR and for me personally. Increasing submission figures show the active participation of colleagues from all around the world, which is what keeps a congress thriving and is the keystone of every successful meeting. I would like to use this opportunity to extend my thanks to all submitters for taking their chance to shape the scientific face of ECR 2018,” stated ESR President, Prof. Bernd Hamm from the</span></span> <span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Charité, Berlin.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Of special note are increases in submissions from the <strong>radiographer community</strong> where <strong>submitted abstracts went up by 37%.</strong> The newly established radiographer support programme ‘Shape your Skills’ took off well and the ESR is excited to see how this will evolve in the coming years. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Several traditional ECR abstract powerhouses also saw notable increases in submissions, such as Portugal (+36%), China (+33%), Turkey (+21%), United Kingdom (+13%) and Italy (+5%), proving that the appeal of playing a part in one of the world’s biggest medical imaging events is as high as ever. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>With almost 300 submitted abstracts, student abstract submission was again a success; the ESR will invite the 32 best submitters to the ECR, covering their congress registration, accommodation, and hotel costs. </span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2017-11/Absubmission-banner_1.png?itok=uQgofFDp 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2017-11/Absubmission-banner_1.png?itok=uQgofFDp 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/png"/> <source 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lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Contact</span></span></strong><br /><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>ESR Press Office</span></span></span><br /><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>David ZIZKA</span></span></span><br /><span><span><span>Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria</span></span></span><br /><span><span><span>Phone: + 43 1 533 40 64-545</span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><a href="mailto:press@myESR.org">press@myESR.org</a> | <a href="www.myESR.org">www.myESR.org</a></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source 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class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:17:55 +0000 myESR 1172 at http://www.myesr.org European Congress of Radiology (ECR) – A meeting not only for radiologists http://www.myesr.org/article/1170 <span property="schema:name">European Congress of Radiology (ECR) – A meeting not only for radiologists</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-10-23T08:23:32+00:00">Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:23</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) has long been regarded as the annual scientific meeting for radiologists. However, as some might not know, it is also the official scientific congress for medical imaging of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS). With a record participation of nearly 2,000 radiographers from over 60 countries at ECR 2017, the ECR has further strengthened its position as also a truly international congress for radiographers active in the field of medical imaging in Europe.  </strong></p> <p>“Daily clinical radiology involves teamwork and radiographers are crucial members of the team. I see it as an obligation to commit ourselves even more to this endeavour in the future to achieve the best benefit for the patient. On a personal note, I am delighted that, besides an all-time high in submitted abstracts for ECR 2018, there also is a promising increase in radiographer submissions, something we very much hoped to see happening for the upcoming congress“, emphasised Prof. Bernd Hamm from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, who serves as ESR President and Chair of the ECR 2018 Programme Planning Committee.</p> <p>One of the major goals laid down in the current Memorandum of Understanding between the ESR and the EFRS is to promote research among radiographers and to strengthen collaboration in areas of common interest.<br /><br /> To meet this goal, many efforts have been undertaken to provide an even more attractive programme for radiographers at ECR 2018 (February 28 – March 4, Vienna/Austria). The scientific <a href="http://ipp.myesr.org/ecr2018/index.php?p=elasearch&amp;t=browsesessions&amp;session-topic%5B%5D=9e5cd7cb-4b80-469b-a0e4-4a471bf12ba1&amp;scrollX=0&amp;scrollY=0">radiographer programme</a> will include 21 sessions featuring 111 presentations over 5 days. Most of these sessions will be translated simultaneously from English into German, French, Italian, and Spanish. New at ECR 2018 are the ESR/EFRS joint awards, which recognise achievements in various categories.</p> <p>“Apart from its rich scientific, professional and educational programme, the ECR offers not only a great possibility for continued professional development, but also a great opportunity to network with colleagues and friends from all over the world,” added Dr. Shane Foley from Dublin (Ireland), who functions as radiographer co-chair of the ECR 2018 Scientific Subcommittee ‘Radiographers’ and represents the EFRS in the Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee of the ECR 2018 Programme Planning Committee.</p> <p>In addition to its successful ‘<a href="https://www.myesr.org/congress/rising-stars">Invest in the Youth’ programme</a>, which has supported more than 7,000 young professionals (radiology residents, medical physicists undertaking PhDs, radiographers in training) over the last 15 years, the ESR, under the presidency of Prof. Hamm, has introduced a new initiative exclusively dedicated to radiographers at the beginning of their career  called the ESR <a href="https://www.myesr.org/congress/shape-your-skills">‘Shape your Skills’</a> programme. This supports 500 early-career radiographers by giving them <strong><span><span>free registration</span></span></strong> for the ECR and <strong><span><span>two nights’ hotel accommodation</span></span></strong>.</p> <p>The ESR also offers <a href="https://www.myesr.org/about/membership">membership</a> to radiographers for €11 per year, which grants access to a wide range of e-learning and other educational offers, as well as significantly reduced registration rates for the ECR. Radiographers who have subscribed for ESR membership before August 31, 2017 can register for ECR 2018 for <a href="http://www.myesr.link/Mailings/ECR2018_Reg_Radiographer/">only €99 until December 14, 2017</a>.<br /><br /> The EFRS is not only involved closely in the annual meeting, but also contributes actively to professional matters via their direct involvement in five ESR bodies, in particular as regards quality and safety aspects in radiology. Furthermore, the two societies have joined efforts in various European Commission funded projects in the area of radiation protection, such as the <a href="http://www.pidrl.eu">European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging (PiDRL)</a> and the <a href="http://www.eurosafeimaging.org/medrapet">MEDRAPET project</a>, <span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>the results of which have become reference documents for the professions in Europe. The EFRS is a major stakeholder and contributor to </span></span><a href="http://www.eurosafeimaging.org/medrapet">EuroSafe Imaging</a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>, the ESR’s flagship initiative to promote medical radiation protection and quality and safety at large</span></span>.  </p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.myesr.org/article/1170" data-a2a-title="European Congress of Radiology (ECR) – A meeting not only for radiologists"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:23:32 +0000 myESR 1170 at http://www.myesr.org European Society of Radiology (ESR) publishes concept paper on value-based radiology http://www.myesr.org/article/1159 <span property="schema:name">European Society of Radiology (ESR) publishes concept paper on value-based radiology</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-10-09T06:53:25+00:00">Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:53</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>October 9, 2017 (ESR, Vienna) – The ESR has recently published a </strong><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13244-017-0566-1?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst"><strong>concept paper on value-based radiology</strong></a><strong> in response to trends in healthcare that increasingly emphasise value-based aspects in relation to quality of care, patient safety and reimbursement systems. The society and its working group on value-based imaging, established in 2016, are seeking to contribute to the discussion on this important issue and move it to the next level.</strong></p> <p>Value-based healthcare (VBH) concepts focus on ‘outcomes’ as the cornerstone for evaluating healthcare processes, cost effectiveness and healthcare professionals’ performance. What has been lacking so far is the inclusion of the diagnostic process, which constitutes the integral first part of every care cycle. The ESR argues that the <strong>diagnosis should be recognised as the first ‘outcome’ for patients</strong>.</p> <p>“Within existing VBH frameworks, value measurements start at the beginning of therapy; the whole diagnostic process is disregarded, and is considered only if it is the cause of errors or complications. Making the case for a new, multidisciplinary organisation of healthcare delivery centred on the patient, this paper establishes the diagnosis of disease as a first outcome in the interrelated activities of the healthcare chain. Metrics are proposed for measuring the quality of radiologists’ diagnoses and the various ways in which radiologists provide value to patients, other medical specialists and healthcare systems at large. The ESR strongly believes value-based radiology (VBR) is a necessary complement to existing VBH concepts”, Professor Lorenzo Derchi, chair of the ESR Value-Based Imaging Working Group and ESR 1st Vice-President, sums up the main message of the paper.</p> <p>The ESR has long fully identified with the quality imperative of providing the best possible patient care in any circumstance. The budgetary constraints in many health systems in recent years have given the need to re-evaluate healthcare delivery a new urgency, and value-based approaches have rapidly been gaining currency. From a radiology point of view, the biggest concern is that the measurement of health outcomes starts at a point <strong>where most of the radiologists’ and other diagnosticians’ work has already happened.</strong> Not only has no radiologist been involved in the creation of the current framework nor is radiology as a whole considered in value-based healthcare concepts; <strong>the diagnosis is taken for granted.</strong> Current value measurement is based on a three-tier model comprised of sustainability of health, process of recovery and health status achieved or retained. So far, the diagnostic progress is only considered in the second tier, and even then solely as having a negative effect on outcomes in case of any errors or complications.</p> <p>Derchi points out the <strong>fundamental flaw in the current framework:</strong> “Radiologists’ work is key to the diagnostic process of modern healthcare delivery and therefore the establishment of a correct diagnosis is the first outcome that must be considered in the healthcare process. I would also like to point out that great benefit to patients comes from the exclusion of significant disease and that none of these outcomes is being reflected or even taken into consideration in any of the current value-based healthcare models.”</p> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13244-017-0566-1?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> ESR concept paper on value-based radiology </span> </a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <h5>Contact</h5> <p><strong>ESR Press Office</strong><br /> David ZIZKA<br /> Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria<br /> Phone: + 43 1 533 40 64-545<br /><a href="mailto:press@myESR.org">press@myESR.org</a> | <a href="http://www.myESR.org">www.myESR.org</a></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.myesr.org/article/1159" data-a2a-title="European Society of Radiology (ESR) publishes concept paper on value-based radiology"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:53:25 +0000 myESR 1159 at http://www.myesr.org International Day of Radiology 2017 to focus on emergency radiology http://www.myesr.org/article/1151 <span property="schema:name">International Day of Radiology 2017 to focus on emergency radiology</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/67" lang="" about="/user/67" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_David</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-09-28T13:31:13+00:00">Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:31</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Thursday, September 28, 2017 (ESR, Vienna) – The International Day of Radiology (IDoR) will be celebrated for the sixth time on November 8, this year focusing on emergency radiology.</strong></p> <p>As in previous years, more than 150 radiology-related professional societies from around the world will participate in the International Day of Radiology, holding a range of different events to celebrate, such as public lectures, department open days, national media appearances, and press events. Following on from recent themes such as paediatric imaging and breast imaging, this year the focus will be on radiology in emergency settings.</p> <p><strong>Emergency radiology</strong> is quite young as a subspecialty within the imaging field, but it has gained enormous significance in recent years. Emergencies constitute a substantial portion of radiological cases and require efficient, effective handling with correct diagnoses and decisions in a timely manner. In the majority of hospitals today, radiologists are integral members of the emergency unit, and are in charge of sequencing, prioritisation and management of imaging services. Wherever this is the case, the outcome is impressive; not only is trauma imaging improved, with resulting lower morbidity and mortality, but all emergency patients benefit from the closer relationship between radiologists and the emergency department team. IDoR 2017 highlights this essential role that radiologists play in the emergency room, increasing the quality of care and treatment of patients.</p> <p>To underline the significance of emergency radiology in various regions of the world and to show its current place in today’s medical healthcare spectrum, the ESR has conducted numerous <a href="http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/expert-interviews/">interviews with experts</a> from throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States.</p> <p>The European Society of Radiology is happy to announce that the <a href="http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com"><strong>IDoR website</strong></a> has been completely redesigned and relaunched. The stunning new design reflects the colours of this year’s <a href="http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/help-us-spread-the-word/">poster</a> and the invitation to celebrate the IDoR together throughout the world.</p> <p>A publication on this year’s main theme is currently in the making; books from previous years on breast imaging, paediatric imaging, brain imaging and thoracic imaging are still <a href="http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/books/">available for download</a> on the IDoR website.</p> <p>The International Day of Radiology was launched in 2012 and is a joint initiative of <strong>the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). </strong>It is an annual event held with the aim of building greater awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, and improving understanding of the vital role radiologists play in the healthcare continuum.</p> <p><strong>November 8, the day that Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the existence of x-rays in 1895,</strong> was chosen as a day of action and awareness. The organisers hope to alert the world to the stunning medical, scientific and even artistic possibilities of medical imaging, the essential role of the radiologist as a part of the healthcare team in countless medical scenarios, and the high educational and professional standards required of all staff working in medical imaging.</p> <p>To keep up to date with the latest announcements about the International Day of Radiology, visit the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/internationaldayofradiology" target="_blank">International Day of Radiology Facebook page</a> or the IDoR website <a href="http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/">idor2017.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p><strong>European Society of Radiology</strong></p> <p>Julia Patuzzi | ESR Media &amp; IDoR Management</p> <p>David Zizka | ESR Press Office<br /> Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria<br /> Phone: + 43 1 533 40 64-545<br /><a href="mailto:press@myESR.org">press@myESR.org</a> | <a href="http://www.myESR.org">www.myESR.org</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com">www.internationaldayofradiology.com</a></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.myesr.org/article/1151" data-a2a-title="International Day of Radiology 2017 to focus on emergency radiology"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:31:13 +0000 moderator_David 1151 at http://www.myesr.org European Society of Radiology (ESR) and European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging (ESHI) celebrate successful second joint course on Hybrid Imaging http://www.myesr.org/article/1144 <span property="schema:name">European Society of Radiology (ESR) and European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging (ESHI) celebrate successful second joint course on Hybrid Imaging</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-09-12T13:55:15+00:00">Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:55</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (ESR, Vienna) – The second ESR-ESHI course on hybrid imaging in oncology, organised by the European School of Radiology (ESOR), exceeded all expectations and will serve as a model for the ESR’s cooperation with the IAEA.  </strong></p> <p>The day-and-a-half long course took place in Vienna from August 31 to September 1 and provided final-year residents, general radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and oncologists an opportunity to engage with a world-class faculty and update their knowledge on new applications and state-of-the-art hybrid medical imaging of cancer. Due to higher than expected demand the course had to be moved to the Messe Vienna in order to accommodate the <strong>157 attendees from 34 countries</strong>.</p> <p>In line with its commitment to education and its particular focus on promoting hybrid imaging, the ESR decided to lift the original attendance cap of 100 places for the fully subsidised course, enabling more participants to learn about this important field of radiology. In addition, 12 participants from low and middle income countries were able to take advantage of a joint sponsorship package from the ESR and the <strong>International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)</strong>. This was part of the organisations’ cooperation on education in diagnostic imaging, governed by a <a href="https://www.myesr.org/article/1025">practical arrangement</a> concluded earlier this year.</p> <p>“The second course on hybrid imaging co-hosted by ESOR and ESHI was an even bigger success than last year’s meeting and brought a great number of professionals from various countries to Vienna, demonstrating the high demand for hybrid medical imaging education and training possibilities. The ESR and ESHI have made great efforts to meet this demand, and are determined to expand their offerings in the future. On a personal note, I was very happy to see so many radiology residents attending the course in Vienna and I was delighted about our close collaboration with the IAEA”, concludes Prof. Dr. Katrine Riklund from Umeå, Sweden, current ESHI President and ESR Past-President.<br /><br /> On November 14, an <a href="http://www.esor.org/cms/website.php?id=/en/programmes/esor_courses_for_edir/hybrid_imaging.htm">ESOR course for EDiR on hybrid imaging</a> will take place in the ESR Learning Centre in Vienna. This foundation course aims to prepare prospective candidates for the <a href="http://www.myebr.org">European Diploma in Radiology</a> (EDiR). Board-certified radiologists wanting to update their knowledge are also welcome.</p> <p>ESHI is offering <a href="http://eshi-society.org/webinars/">four more educational webinars on hybrid imaging</a> this year, which are <strong>free of charge</strong> for members, and past webinars are also available on demand, in which prominent experts in the field of hybrid imaging share their knowledge about various modalities and subspecialties related to the fusion of nuclear medicine and radiology as well as molecular imaging. The next webinar on September 18 focuses on combined PET/MRI methods and applications.<br /><br /> Furthermore, another <a href="http://eshi-society.org/courses/">ESHI educational course on hybrid imaging in oncology</a> will take place in Vienna on December 14-15. The two-day course offers lectures, interactive workshops and a guided tour through the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Department at the Medical University of Vienna, focusing on the daily work with PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/MR scanners.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Contact</strong>:<br /> ESR Press Office<br /> David ZIZKA<br /> Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria<br /> Phone: + 43 1 533 40 64-545<br /><a href="mailto:press@myESR.org">press@myESR.org</a> | <a href="http://www.myESR.org">www.myESR.org</a></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.myesr.org/article/1144" data-a2a-title="European Society of Radiology (ESR) and European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging (ESHI) celebrate successful second joint course on Hybrid Imaging"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:55:15 +0000 myESR 1144 at http://www.myesr.org ECR 2018: Registration and Scientific Programme online now http://www.myesr.org/article/1145 <span property="schema:name">ECR 2018: Registration and Scientific Programme online now</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-09-12T13:52:47+00:00">Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:52</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Friday, September 1, 2017 (ESR, Vienna)</strong> – Carefully selected by the Programme Planning Committee, the ECR 2018 <a href="http://www.myesr.org/congress/scientific-programme">scientific programme</a> offers something for everybody; from basic knowledge and hands-on workshops for younger colleagues to innovations throughout all subspecialties and the most recent and fascinating research. Special features in hybrid imaging and interventional radiology, new session formats, and a dedicated radiographers’ programme round off an exceptionally all-encompassing agenda.<br /><br /> Amongst the new session formats at ECR 2018 will be ‘<a href="http://www.myesr.org/congress/abstract-submission#paragraph_grid_9942">My Thesis in 3  Minutes</a>’ (MyT3), a special format for residents and young radiologists who would like to present their scientific thesis (MD or PhD) as a first author, very briefly, in a dynamic and entertaining session. Also new is the spectacular presentation location, the Sky High Stage, overlooking the Austria Center and providing a magnificent view of Vienna from the top of the nearby Saturn Tower.<br /><br /> The ‘<a href="http://www.myesr.org/congress/scientific-programme#paragraph_grid_10072">Coffee &amp; Talk’ </a>open forum session format will take place for the first time at ECR 2018, located in one of the stylish lounges at the congress venue, providing an informal atmosphere for short lectures and discussions. Participants are invited to stop by and contribute to the informal discussions while sipping their coffee or tea.<br /><br /> Anyone interested in joining the two new series of educational ‘<a href="http://www.myesr.org/congress/scientific-programme#paragraph_grid_10072">Hands-on  Workshops’</a>, dealing with the topics ‘MRI in the Prostate’ and ‘Ultrasound Elastography’, should be quick, as the number of participants at each session is restricted to 30, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.<br /><br /> Another new project, ‘<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHg5v6Rj6LA">Interventional Radiology at the Cube’</a>, intended to introduce young radiologists to the fascinating subspecialty of interventional radiology, and to provide enhanced knowledge of IR to radiologists who need it. Lectures and hands-on workshops focus on interaction with the participants, simulating clinical routine and concentrating on practice-oriented contents.<br /><br /> The full ECR 2018 scientific programme can be found <a href="http://ipp.myesr.org/ecr2018/?p=elasearch&amp;t=browsesessions">here</a>.<br /><br /><strong>ECR 2018 registration opens on September 1</strong><br /><br /> The highly attractive early fee and special reduced rates for ESR Members will be available from September 1 on the <a href="http://myesr.org/">ESR  homepage</a>.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.myesr.org/congress">ECR 2018</a>, the annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) takes place from February 28 to March 4 in Vienna. It is one of the largest medical meetings in Europe and the second largest radiological meeting in the world.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.myesr.org/article/1145" data-a2a-title="ECR 2018: Registration and Scientific Programme online now"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:52:47 +0000 myESR 1145 at http://www.myesr.org ESR hits 70K member mark and looks back on successful 10-year membership campaign http://www.myesr.org/article/1138 <span property="schema:name">ESR hits 70K member mark and looks back on successful 10-year membership campaign</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/67" lang="" about="/user/67" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_David</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-08-21T07:38:20+00:00">Mon, 08/21/2017 - 09:38</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Monday, August 21, 2017 (ESR, Vienna) – </strong>Ten years ago, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) started a membership drive under the motto “The bigger we are, the better we can serve you”. Back then, just two years after its foundation in 2005, the ESR was still an upcoming society with close to 27,500 members, second only to the RSNA in membership figures and with an ambitious goal of reaching 50,000 members in the future. Today the ESR is – by far – the <strong>biggest radiological society</strong> in the world, having reached a <strong>new high of 70,000 members</strong> on August 17, 2017.</p> <p>The ESR offers ‘full’ or ‘in training’ <a href="http://www.myesr.org/about/membership">membership</a> to radiologists, radiology residents/registrars, and professionals of allied sciences, within the boundaries of Europe, as determined by the Executive Council, at <strong>a cost of only €11</strong> per year. In this way, the ESR ensures that its services are fully accessible to younger radiologists and those from less affluent regions. For radiologists, radiology residents/registrars, or professionals of allied sciences engaged in practice, teaching or research and residing outside Europe, the ESR offers ‘corresponding’ membership completely free of charge.</p> <p>All members are eligible for special congress fees for the ESR’s annual meeting, the <a href="http://www.myesr.org/congress">European Congress of Radiology</a>, which attracts more than 26,000 attendees each year. On top of that, 1,000 young professionals in training can benefit from the <a href="http://www.myesr.org/congress/rising-stars">Invest in the Youth</a> support programme, which <strong>offers free registration, and up to four nights hotel accommodation</strong>. </p> <p>To improve its ties with the radiographer community even further, the ESR has also announced a <strong>dedicated radiographer support programme</strong> called <a href="http://www.myesr.org/congress/shape-your-skills"><em>Shape Your Skills</em></a>, which supports 500 young radiographers at the beginning of their careers by providing them <strong>free registration for the ECR and two nights hotel accommodation</strong>.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>About the ESR</strong></p> <p>With 70,000 members across the globe, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) has grown to become the largest radiological society in the world, and it hosts one of the biggest and most innovative scientific meetings in Europe, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), in Vienna each year.</p> <p>Contact:<br /> ESR Press Office<br /> David ZIZKA<br /> Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria<br /> Phone: + 43 1 533 40 64-545<br /><a href="mailto:press@myESR.org">press@myESR.org</a>| <a href="http://www.myESR.org">http://www.myESR.org</a></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.myesr.org/article/1138" data-a2a-title="ESR hits 70K member mark and looks back on successful 10-year membership campaign"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:38:20 +0000 moderator_David 1138 at http://www.myesr.org Prof. Yves Menu appointed new Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology http://www.myesr.org/article/1093 <span property="schema:name">Prof. Yves Menu appointed new Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/70" lang="" about="/user/70" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-06-23T10:20:21+00:00">Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:20</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Vienna, June 26, 2017 (ESR) – The European Society of Radiology (ESR) announces Prof. Yves Menu of Hôpital Saint Antoine, Paris, as the new Editor-in-Chief of its scientific journal </strong><a href="https://www.european-radiology.org/"><em>European Radiology</em></a><strong>. Menu will take over from Prof. Maximilian F. Reiser, from Munich, who steps down from the position in late 2017.</strong></p> <p>The ESR is “very happy and pleased to appoint such an outstanding and well-respected leader and friend of the ESR to this prestigious position,” said Prof. Paul M. Parizel, Chair of the ESR Board of Directors. Following an application procedure and a thorough review process, Prof. Yves Menu was unanimously appointed by the ESR Executive Council last week and he will assume his position as Editor-in-Chief officially as of 2018. The January issue of <em>European Radiology</em> will contain Menu’s selection of manuscripts. A gradual handover of duties between the current and future Editor-in-Chief will start in autumn 2017.</p> <p>Prof. Yves Menu is an outgoing Professor of Radiology at the Saint Antoine Hospital and University Pierre &amp; Marie Curie, Paris. He will step down from his chairmanship shortly.</p> <p>“It is an honour to follow in the footsteps of such prominent editors. I have had the pleasure of working with Prof. Reiser before, and I am looking forward to taking over from him and to this new and exciting endeavour,” stated Menu.</p> <p>Menu is a long-time member of the ESR and is well known within the radiological community in Europe and beyond. He has served the society in many leading positions, including as Chairman of the ESR Professional Organisation Committee (POC) from 2011 to 2013, and after many years of involvement with the programme team of the ESR’s annual meeting, the European Congress of Radiology, he oversaw ECR 2011 as Congress President. Furthermore, he served as Scientific Director of the European Board of Radiology (EBR) from 2013 to 2015, President of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) from 2009 to 2011, and ESGAR Congress President in 2015.</p> <p>After the official handover, the January issue of 2018 will contain Menu’s first selection of articles. During his initial term of three years, he will focus on further establishing the journal as Europe’s number one general journal for clinical radiology. His editorship will focus on optimising workflows and editorial procedures, as well as strengthening the Impact Factor, which is currently 3.967 for the year 2016, and enhancing compliance with international publishing and research standards. “Competition in scientific publishing is high, and there are a lot of new publications on the market; we must make sure that we maintain our ESR brand and stay on the forefront of quality and science in order to serve our community,” said Menu.</p> <p><em>European Radiology</em> was founded in 1991 and is owned by the European Society of Radiology (ESR). With the support of nearly 70,000 ESR members worldwide, and of Springer Nature, one of the biggest publishing houses in science, the journal is one of the most read publications in its field, with over 620,000 article downloads in 2016 from an international audience.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://myesr.org/sites/default/files/2017-06/Menu_Yves_small.jpeg">here</a> to download a portrait photo of Prof. Menu.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>About the ESR </strong></p> <p>With almost 70,000 members across the globe, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) has grown to become the largest radiological society in the world, and it hosts one of the biggest and most innovative scientific meetings in Europe, the European Congress of Radiology, in Vienna each year.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Contact</strong>:<br /> ESR Press Office<br /> Julia PATUZZI, David ZIZKA<br /> Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria<br /> Phone: + 43 1 533 40 64-545<br /><a href="mailto:press@myESR.org">press@myESR.org</a> | <a href="http://www.myESR.org">www.myESR.org</a></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=GJOZv_0F 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.myesr.org/article/1093" data-a2a-title="Prof. Yves Menu appointed new Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:20:21 +0000 moderator 1093 at http://www.myesr.org