WP0 Management

This Work Package focuses on Project Management and serves as point of contact with the European Commission in administrative and financial issues.

The kick-off meeting to the EC Tender took place in Luxembourg on January 19, 2012. After an overview of the project and the constitution of the Steering Committee, experts outlined their view on the project. Each Work Package was then introduced and discussed. The timetable for the tender was introduced and a detailed project plan was delivered in this meeting.

This work package was led by ESR (Dr. Denis Remedios, Monika Hierath).

WP1 Management

Within Working Package 1 (WP1), a questionnaire to assess the current situation in EU member states was compiled in Survey Monkey and sent to representatives of competent authorities (regulatory bodies) and national societies. The content was discussed and agreed at the meeting of the project consortium on March 5, 2012 at the ECR in Vienna.

The survey was opened end March 2012 and kept open for 8 weeks. A report of the survey analysis was included in the project interim report due in August 2012 and was presented at the project workshop in September 2012.
Click here for the pdf file of the survey questions.
This work package was led by the RCR (Dr Peter Cavanagh), supported by ESR (Dr Denis Remedios).
The analysis of the survey was carried out by the SFR.

WP2 Workshop

WP2 Workshop Now and the Future - Imaging Referral Guidelines in Europe 
September 20-21, 2012, Vienna/Austria

In order to discuss the survey results as well as to provide information about the development and implementation of referral guidelines and availability of guidance, a 1.5 day workshop was organised from September 20 to 21, 2012 in Vienna.

Target audience: Representatives of the key stakeholder organisations, members of the Expert Advisory Panel, representatives of national radiology societies and competent authorities (regulatory bodies), experts and all interested parties in referral guidelines in medicine. 

This work package was led by ESR (Dr. Denis Remedios).

This workshop has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide CME activity for medical specialists: The EC Referral Guidelines Workshop is designated for a maximum of 9 European CME credits (ECMEC).
The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

WP3 Conclusion

The main objective of this work package was the development of conclusions from the Workshop regarding the need for national and/or community action related to referral criteria for medical imaging.

The outcomes of the study as well as the discussions at the workshop form the basis for the conclusions. In addition, the consortium took into account the relevant recommendation and advice received from the Expert Advisory Panel, whose representatives were invited to contribute to the elaboration of the conclusions.

This work package was led by ESR (Dr Denis Remedios).