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 an opinionated live discussion by experts in the respective field.

E³ – Advanced Courses

The E³ – Advanced Courses are a series of sessions covering subjects of great relevance. This year’s courses will see topics around the cycle of life theme, including foetal and paediatric radiology, the imaging of ageing, sports and forensic imaging as well as paleoradiology.
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.

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.

E³ – The Beauty of Basic Knowledge Sessions

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 sports injuries and screening, allowing anyone from new residents to board-certified radiologists to strengthen their understanding in these essentials of radiology.

E³ – Young ECR Programme

The E³ – Young ECR 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.

EFRS Meets Session

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 Ireland.

ESR at Work Sessions

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

ESR Meets Sessions

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 Ireland, Canada and Romania.

EuroSafe Imaging Sessions

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

ISRRT Meets Session

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 India.

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.

(Junior) Image Interpretation Quiz

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

New Horizons Sessions

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.

Open Forum Sessions

The Open Forum (OF) sessions are an opportunity to discuss important topics. A large part of the session is dedicated to the discussion. The lectures are kept very short, and the discussion aims at promoting a free flow of ideas. This year’s Open Forums are dedicated to Trainees, Radiographers, and ESR activities.

Plenary Lectures

ECR 2023 will feature excellent plenary lectures, presented by Sarah Sheard, Risteárd Ó Laoide and Raym Geis.

Professional Challenges Sessions

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.

Refresher Courses

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.

Research Presentation Sessions

This year’s Research Presentation (RP) sessions will feature the best abstracts of each topic submitted for ECR 2023.

Round Table Sessions

The Round Table sessions (RT) feature a panel of experts who will engage and challenge each other in a live discussion on the most relevant topics in radiology.

Special Focus Sessions

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.

State of the Art Symposia

The State of the Art symposia (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.

The Cube

The Cube, ECR’s popular interventional radiology event, focuses on the following four topics in an engaging and hands-on environment: peripheral, central, oncological, and neurological interventional radiology. It offers a balanced combination of short lectures from experts in the field and a large number of simulation-based activities at the popular Simulator Adventure Park, where participants get the chance to work with devices and simulators under the guidance of tutors.

Trainees in Focus Programme

At ECR 2023, the next generation of medical imaging professionals will take centre stage.

Trainees in Focus will offer professional and personal insights into topics and issues that affect young radiologists and radiographers in their educational and working environments.

How can we make the most of mentoring in radiology? What innovative digital learning tools are available to improve education in imaging? How can we reduce reporting errors and set up successful multidisciplinary meetings? Residents, students, mentors, mentees and experts in the field will share their views on these issues and many others in this series of interactive sessions, which will give younger participants an open platform to discuss the topics most important to them.

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 on the imaging of neurodegenerative disorders.