Important Announcements

ECR 2020 Online (July 15-19) has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and by the Österreichische Ärztekammer (Austrian Medical Chamber).

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It is with a heavy heart and much regret that the Board of Directors of the European Society of Radiology has decided not to hold an onsite European Congress of Radiology in 2020.

In our continued commitment to our congress attendees, we are pleased to announce that ECR 2020 will go ahead as an online congress taking place on July 15-19, 2020.

As you can imagine, this serious decision was not taken easily. The choice not to hold ECR 2020 onsite presents a significant burden for the European Society of Radiology and will also influence future congresses and endeavours.

However, as a medical community, we have a social responsibility to our members, partners, staff and the general public. In the current crisis, the ESR must lead by example, and it is clear that your safety will always be our No.1 priority and we sincerely hope for your understanding and support of our decision.

Please read our full statement by clicking on the link below:
Full statement (PDF|122 KB)

Imaging databases and registries are essential for diagnosis in radiology, as well as for the development of artificial intelligence tools for machine-based diagnosis. EIBIR has compiled a preliminary list of open access COVID-19 datasets, which can be used for teaching, training and/or research (depending on their license and available format). We will continually update this page with new databases and registries.

The table below provides a summary of curated COVID-19 imaging datasets. More information on each dataset, including the license, is available by clicking on the name of the dataset or scrolling down.

COVID-19 imaging datasets ↗

We have created an overview of cancelled radiology events, including events hosted by the ESR and its subspecialty societies, the European School of Radiology and other non-related societies. The list will be updated regularly. 

Click below to see the list of cancelled events.

List of cancelled events 

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) joined forces in tackling the global issue of COVID-19. This document highlights the most important imaging features and findings of COVID-19, aiming to expedite diagnosis and classification of the disease, as well as educate radiology departments worldwide on management issues.

ESR - ESTI Statement ↗

In addition to being available on ESR Connect, all recent Covid-19 streaming events have also been published on YouTube to guarantee easy sharing and simple accessibility. 

Please share these videos with your colleagues and everyone interested. 

ESR YouTube channel ↗

Please see our list where we collect rebooking and cancellation policy information provided to us by various airlines. 

If your carrier is not listed, please check the websites of your respective airline for information regarding their policies. This is also important as the policies of airlines are changing rapidly.

Airline Policies

We are currently creating a page to collect important resources for radiologists including information on guidelines, publications, research and support measures. 
Contents will be added continuously, make sure to check the page regularly.

If you want to be part of the discussion and help to connect imaging professionals from all over the world, please do so via our
Twitter discussion thread

Important resources for radiologists regarding COVID-19

European Society of Radiology

Founded in 2005, by merging the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and the European Association of Radiology (EAR), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) is an apolitical, non-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening and unifying European radiology.

With 121,608 members across the globe, it has grown to become the largest radiological society in the world and hosts one of the biggest and most innovative scientific meetings in Europe, the European Congress of Radiology, in Vienna each year.

The Society works closely with national radiological societies across Europe and further afield, while establishing relationships with major international organisations from other related fields. It also monitors developments on the EU level which could have an impact on research and practice in radiology, with the best interests of the patient as its overriding goal.

The mission of the European Society of Radiology is to serve the healthcare needs of the general public by supporting scientific research, education and training while constantly striving to improve the quality of radiological practice.


Contact information

ESR Office
Am Gestade 1
1010 Vienna

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