The ECR is recognised as the
official annual scientific meeting in medical imaging for radiographers
by both the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
2020 offers a comprehensive and perfectly tailored programme for
radiographers in various stages of experience with some new and exciting
things to look forward to.
Submit your Abstract for ECR 2020
Deadline for all submissions is
October 10, 2019.
The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) is the official scientific congress for medical imaging of the EFRS. With this in mind The
EFRS Board is keen to see more and more radiographers, and radiography students, actively participating. A record of 2,254 radiographers from 84 countries attended
ECR 2019 where the EFRS hosted the biggest ever radiographers programme with:
five full days of Refresher Course sessions, Professional Challenges
sessions, Scientific sessions, Voice of EPOS sessions, Rising Stars
sessions (aimed specifically at radiography students and new graduates),
My Thesis in 3 Minutes sessions, EFRS meets session,
and an EFRS Workshop. The EFRS also helped develop the
programme for the Cube (an interventional radiology showcase) and
participated in the Women in Focus programme. On top of this we also
host the EFRS Educational Wing Annual Meeting and our
EFRS Student Session during ECR.
also offers excellent networking opportunities and a fantastic social
programme including a Radiographers’ Evening in the Fuhrgassl-Huber
winery which over 500 radiographers attended at ECR 2019.
would also like to bring a number of opportunities for current
radiography students and also for qualified radiographers to your
Invest in the Youth – Support programme for radiography students
For ECR 2020, 1,000 places are again available to young professionals in training (radiology residents, radiographers in training,
and medical physicists in training) including free registration to ECR
and an accommodation voucher
through the Invest in the Youth
programme. Applicants must submit an abstract for ECR 2020 and must be
an active member (€11 for radiographers) or ESR Friend (free for student
radiographers) for 2019
(must become a member or friend before the August 31, 2019 deadline).
Shape Your Skills – Support programme for radiographers
For ECR 2020, support is again available for qualified radiographers by granting them
free registration to ECR
and an accommodation voucher through the
Shape your Skills support programme. Applicants must submit an abstract for ECR 2020 and must be an active member (€11
for radiographers) for 2019 (must become a member before the August 31, 2019 deadline).
Applications for both schemes are now open to Active
ESR Members or ESR Friends (for
student radiographers) in 2019.
Find out more about the eligibility criteria and application procedure via the above links to each scheme.
Discounted ECR Registration for Radiographers
We are also pleased to confirm that radiographers, who are Active ESR
will again be able to register for the discounted rate of €99 when ECR registration opens in September.
ECR 2020 Timeline
Please follow this
link and take note of all key dates for ECR 2020.
If you know any current students or qualified radiographers who have been involved in research projects,
them and support them in submitting an abstract for ECR 2020. Please
also discuss the above support schemes with them. For those who are
anxious about delivering an oral presentation in a full Scientific
Session, please remember that there are also the
Voice of EPOS sessions, which are less formal, and also the option to give a very brief oral presentations in the
My Thesis in 3 Minutes sessions.
On behalf of the EFRS Executive Board, I look forward to seeing you in Vienna for ECR 2020.
How to become an ESR Member (qualified radiographers) or ESR Friend (students)
ESR is the largest radiological society in the world with over 113,000
members from 182 countries including thousands of radiographers and
Qualified Radiographers are in the
ESR member category of
Professionals of Allied Sciences
(€11 per year).
Full allied sciences members have the right to vote in the ESR General Assembly but may not stand for office.
ESR Friends: students can become a member for free as an
ESR Friend with many of the above benefits.
The deadline for 2019 membership is
August 31, 2019, which will guarantee
discounted ECR 2020 registration fees
and also allow submissions under the
Invest in the Youth and
Shape your Skills support
ESR Membership Benefits include:
Reduced registration fees for ECR 2020
(provided that ESR 2019 membership is activated and approved by August 31, 2019).
Free access to all contents of
Education on Demand,
the ESR e-learning platform (over 750 lectures have been reviewed by
the EFRS. Relevant topics for radiographers are categorised as: RI =
Bachelors Level and RII = Postgraduate
Level. There are also topics also of interest to Nuclear Medicine and
Discounted participation in:
EFRS Diplomas in Radiography
Training courses offered by the European School of Radiology (ESOR) and other affiliated societies.
Unlimited use of all features of
EURORAD, the largest peer-reviewed online teaching database of radiology - myESR.org/eurorad
Free electronic access to European Radiology (incl. monthly contents alert via e-mail), and the exclusive option to subscribe to the printed version
at highly reduced rates.
Coverage of Article Processing Charges for accepted articles in Insights into Imaging and European Radiology Experimental.
Access to your personalised and secured account: MyUserArea.
Free receipt of various communications.
Voting rights at ESR General Assembly.