ECR 2021 General Information - ESR Connect

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European Congress of Radiology 2021

Session Definitions Frequently Asked Questions
Clinical Trials in Radiology

In Clinical Trials in Radiology (CTiR) sessions, scientific evidence is presented for imaging tests that are very likely to impact a radiologist’s clinical practice in the future. Each CTiR presented during these sessions is accompanied by a 4-minute opinionated live discussion by experts in the respective field.

Tracks: Clinical Trials in Radiology

Coffee & Talk (open forum) Session

The Coffee and Talk sessions (C) are an opportunity for important topics to be discussed. Composed of short presentations aimed at promoting a dialogue of a particular subject, a large part of the session is dedicated to the discussion allowing a free-flowing of ideas and thoughts between the presenters and the audience.

Tracks: Coffee & Talk (open forum) Sessions

E³ – Advanced Courses

The E³ – Advanced Courses are a series of sessions covering subjects of great relevance. This year’s courses include neuro imaging, artificial intelligence, and improvements in cardiothoracic imaging. Conducted by specialists in their discipline, the various sessions within each course demonstrate the multiple facets of these topics while complementing one another to provide an in-depth exploration of the respective field.

Tracks: E³ – Advanced Courses: Artificial Intelligence, E³ – Advanced Courses: How to Improve Your Expertise in Cardiothoracic Imaging, E³ – Advanced Courses: Interactive Teaching Sessions for Young (and not so Young) Radiologists, E³ – Advanced Courses: Neuro

E³ – ECR Master Class

The E3 – ECR Master Classes provide continuous professional development through the exploration of state-of-the-art knowledge and emerging trends of radiological subspecialties. Designed for the lifelong learner, the sessions are conducted by experts in their speciality armed with the most up-to-date information to ensure delivery of the highest level of education.

Tracks: E³ – ECR Master Class

E³ – Rising Stars Programme

The E3 – Rising Stars Programme is tailored for residents, students, radiographers, and trainee radiographers, designed especially to offer a variety of essential knowledge. An assortment of sessions is provided to ensure a thorough examination of the topics, including Basic Sessions, Case-Based Diagnosis Training Sessions, Student Sessions, and the Radiology Trainees Forum Programme including the RTF Highlighted Lectures and the entertaining RTF Quiz.

Tracks: E³ – Rising Stars Programme: Basic Sessions, E³ – Rising Stars Programme: Case-Based Diagnosis Training, E³ – Rising Stars Programme: Students Sessions, RTF – Radiology Trainees Forum, RTF Quiz

E³ – The Beauty of Basic Knowledge

The E3 – Beauty of Basic Knowledge sessions offer participants the chance to refresh their knowledge in fundamental topics of imaging. This year, the Beauty of Basic Knowledge sessions focus on breast imaging and MRI techniques and safety, allowing anyone from new residents to board-certified radiologists to strengthen their understanding in these essentials of radiology.

Tracks: E³ – The Beauty of Basic Knowledge: Breast, E³ – The Beauty of Basic Knowledge: Understanding MRI Technique and MRI Safety

E³ – European Diploma Prep Sessions

The E³ – European Diploma Prep sessions aim to provide a preparation for future European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) candidates and are held in close cooperation with the European Board of Radiology (EBR). They are also suitable for residents wishing to obtain an overview of the various topics relevant to imaging and for those preparing for their national board examinations. The content of the programme reflects Levels I+II European Training Curriculum for Radiology (ETC) learning objectives across a two-year cycle.

Tracks: E³ – European Diploma Prep Sessions

EFRS Meets

The ‘EFRS Meets’ session is organised by the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and provides a platform to introduce and highlight the accomplishments of their member societies in the world of radiography. This year’s session features experts from Austria.

Tracks: EFRS meets Austria

ESR at Work Sessions

The ESR at Work sessions are organised by bodies of the European Society of Radiology to showcase their current activities.

Tracks: ESR Audit and Standards Session, ESR eHealth and Informatics Subcommittee Session, ESR EIBALL Session, ESR QuADRANT Session, Lancet Oncology Commission Session

ESR Meets

The ‘ESR Meets’ sessions are an opportunity for the radiological community to gain a greater insight into the innovations and perspectives of other nations, while also strengthening the bonds between the ESR and its guest societies. This year, the ESR is proud to host the countries of Austria, Armenia, India and the Arabian Peninsula.

Tracks: ESR meets Austria, ESR meets Armenia, ESR meets India, ESR meets the Arabian Peninsula

EuroSafe Imaging

The EuroSafe Imaging sessions highlight quality and safety aspects related to medical imaging wih a focus on radiation protection and related research and regulatory requirements as well as their implementation.

Tracks: EuroSafe Imaging Session

Hands-on Workshop

This year’s Hands-on Workshop will focus on the evaluation of cardiac CT cases, including contrast (computed tomography coronary angiography) and non-contrast studies (coronary artery calcium scoring). Upon completing this workshop, participants will be able to (1) understand and critically revise appropriate indications for cardiac CT use, (2) develop a systematic approach for reading and reporting of cardiac CT cases, and (3) learn how to establish a suitable diagnosis and consecutive management for the patient.

Tracks: Hands-on Workshop: Cardiac CT

Healthcare Professionals in Focus

Following a difficult year for professionals across the world, the In Focus programme for ECR 2021 will focus on our own physical and mental wellbeing. Issues related to resilience, mindfulness and coping with stress as a professional will be explored. Given the wide-reaching impact of these topics, this special programme is not only aimed at radiologists, but anyone wishing to improve their own wellbeing or the wellbeing of others in their organisation. In Focus 2021 will feature a keynote lecture, several educational sessions and a number of interactive workshops with the involvement of speakers and teachers from numerous professional and academic backgrounds.

Tracks: Healthcare Professionals in Focus


The ‘ISRRT Meets’ session, hosted by the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT), demonstrates the vital role that radiographers play in the medical imaging profession. This is accomplished through the exploration of the practice, research, and unique challenges faced by radiographers. This year’s session features experts from Singapore.

Tracks: ISRRT meets Singapore

Joint Sessions

The Joint Sessions are an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into multidisciplinary collaboration of the ESR with a multitude of other disciplines related to the world of medical imaging. The sessions highlight collaborative efforts in regard to science and professional issues.

Tracks: EFOMP Workshop: New European Quality Controls for State-of-the-Art Innovations in Radiology and Artificial intelligence: The Role of the Medical Physicist, EFRS Workshop, Joint Session of the ESR and EFLM, Joint Session of the ESR and EFOMP, Joint Session of the ESR and EFSUMB, Joint Session of the ESR and EIBIR, Joint Session of the ESR and EORTC, Joint Session of the ESR and ESTRO

(Junior) Image Interpretation Quiz

The Image Interpretation Quizzes, are two traditional interactive highlights of every ECR, provide both education and entertainment. Distinguished radiologists will share their knowledge and diagnosis strategies with the audience.

Tracks: Image Interpretation Quiz, Junior Image Interpretation Quiz

Multidisciplinary Session

The Multidisciplinary sessions (MS) allow experts from a variety of disciplines to come together and discuss a collaborative approach to detection and treatment. Speakers share their expertise on how best to clinically integrate the skills of radiologists and other medical specialists.

Tracks: Multidisciplinary Sessions

New Horizons Session

The New Horizons sessions (NH) provide an insight into recent developments within a specific area of practice, be that innovations in technique, evolvements within a speciality, or improvements in disease treatment. Exploring these topics allows presenters to highlight advancements that may become routine in the near future, or that indicate a whole new area of research and clinical application.

Tracks: New Horizons Sessions

Plenary Lecture

ECR 2021 will feature four excellent plenary lectures, presented by Hedvig Hricak, Josef M. Penninger, Thomas Bubendorfer, and Kieran Murphy.

Tracks: Plenary Lectures

Professional Challenges Session

The Professional Challenges sessions (PC) aim to provide a platform for important issues experienced by those working within the field of radiology. Subjects of current relevance such as training, education, research, networking, and management are presented.

Tracks: Professional Challenges Sessions

Refresher Course

The Refresher Courses (RC) are comprised of a variety of key radiological topics orchestrated by the scientific subcommittees. The aim of the sessions is not only to refresh the audience’s knowledge, but also to review, inform, and offer updates of the various fields through engaging presentations suitable for new radiologists through to experienced doctors.

Tracks: Refresher Courses

Research Presentation Session

This year’s Research Presentation sessions will feature the best abstracts of each topic submitted for ECR 2021.

Tracks: Research Presentation Sessions

Special Focus Session

The Special Focus sessions (SF) explore cutting edge developments within the world of clinical radiology, tackling these complex matters through in-depth analysis and debate.

Tracks: Special Focus Sessions

State of the Art Symposium

The State of the Art Symposium sessions (SA) are an opportunity for experts in their field to educate and inform the audience on essential topics such as anatomical regions, specific diseases, or particular techniques. Presentations are backed by experience, evidence and data of the chosen subjects.

Tracks: State of the Art Symposium

Transatlantic Course of ESR and RSNA

The Transatlantic Course (TC) combines the resources of the ESR and RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) to present a series of sessions concentrated around a central topic. This year’s focus is Stroke Imaging and Endovascular Treatment: Now and the Future, with the sessions delving into the multifaceted considerations that go into current stroke imaging and treatment, as well as looking towards the innovations that can be expected in the coming years.

Tracks: Transatlantic Course of ESR and RSNA (Radiological Society of North America): Stroke Imaging and Endovascular Treatment: Now and the Future