ECR 2020 Online - Programme Overview

The scientific programme consists of the following parts:

  • The ECR 2020 Online Congress Programme taking place between July 15-19, 2020
  • More than 1,000 recorded abstracts and electronic poster presentations (online by July 15, 2020)
  • The ECR 2020 Highlight Weeks taking place between July 19 and the beginning of December with each week highlighting a set of carefully chosen topics.

ECR 2020 Online - Scientific Programme


Wednesday, July 15
08:30-09:30 BS 15a - Hybrid imaging  
10:00-10:45   Satellite Symposium
11:15-12:15 E³ 120 - Artificial intelligence in radiology: the basics you need to know  
12:45-13:30   Satellite Symposium
14:00-15:00 SF 2a - Prostate embolisation  
15:30-16:30 SF 1a - Evaluating oncologic treatment response in clinical practice and trials  
17:30-18:00 Plenary Lecture: COVID-19: lessons and questions from a pandemic  
18:30-19:00 Opening and Awards  


Daily Schedule July 15


Thursday, July 16
08:30-10:00 Image Interpretation Quiz: Live from Australia  
10:30-11:15   Satellite Symposium
11:45-12:15 Plenary Lecture: Liver resilience  
12:45-13:30   Satellite Symposium
14:00-15:00 SF 12 - Update in head and neck cancer imaging  
15:30-16:30 NH 13 - Alzheimer's disease and neurodegeneration: visualising the invisible  
17:00-18:00 E³ 320 - Artificial intelligence and translations to clinical practice  
18:30-19:30 CoV 1 - Non-pulmonary aspects of COVID-19  
19:45-20:45   Satellite Symposium


Daily Schedule July 16


Friday, July 17
08:30-09:30 BS 3 - Musculoskeletal: essentials of trauma imaging  
09:45-10:15 ESR Meets: Messages from the Presidents  
10:30-11:15   Satellite Symposium
11:45-12:15 Plenary Lecture: Digitalisation: the journey to a more human healthcare  
12:45-13:30   Satellite Symposium
14:00-15:00 RC 1508 - Skull base  
15:30-16:30 SF 9d - Cardiac imaging to drive clinical decision making  
17:00-18:00 NH 17 - MRI of the future  
18:30-19:30 CoV 2 - COVID-19: experience from Italy, Spain and England  


08:30-09:30 RC 1714 - Leadership and management in radiography
09:45-10:15 EFRS/ISRRT meets (message from the presidents/representatives)
11:30-12:30 RC 1614 - Practical computed tomography tips for radiographers
14:00-15:00 BS 5b - Career opportunities for radiographers
15:30-16:30 RC 414 - Practical magnetic resonance imaging tips for radiographers
17:00-18:00 EFRS/ISRRT - Artificial intelligence and the radiographer profession
18:30-19:30 BS 16 - The importance of good patient positioning in imaging


Daily Schedule July 17


Saturday, July 18
08:30-09:30 E³ 518 - The role of radiology in the management of mass casualty incidents  
10:15-11:00   Satellite Symposium
11:30-12:30 SF 7c - BasiCardiac for non-cardiac radiologists  
13:00-13:45   Satellite Symposium
14:30-15:30 SF 13 - The abused child: the key role of imaging  
16:00-17:00 NH 16 - Lung cancer screening implementation in Europe: is it inevitable?  
17:30-18:00 Plenary Lecture: Building the human brain: molecular logic of neural circuit formation  
18:30-19:30 CoV 3 - COVID-19: the radiographers’ perspective  


08:30-09:30 SF 7a - Addressing challenges in imaging of larger patients
11:30-12:30 BS 9b - Bone health and osteoporosis imaging
14:30-15:30 EFRS WS4 - Public and patient involvement (PPI)
16:00-17:00 BS 17 - Communication as a safety tool
17:30-18:30 PC 9 - Postgraduate and speciality training for radiographers


Daily Schedule July 18


Sunday, July 19
08:30-09:30 E³ 24C - Basics of breast MRI  
10:00-10:45   Satellite Symposium
11:15-12:15 SF 8a - How to diagnose and manage abdominal,
retroperitoneal and pelvic incidentalomas
12:45-13:30   Satellite Symposium
14:00-15:00 E³ 218 - Pregnancy and postpartum abdominal acute conditions  
15:30-16:30 SA 9 - Immunotherapy: what the radiologist needs to know  
17:00-18:00 SF 5 - MRI of rectal carcinoma  
18:30-19:30 EDiR Quiz - Challenge Yourself  
19:40-20:00 Closing Ceremony  

Daily Schedule July 19

ECR 2020 Online Highlight Weeks

The highlight weeks will take place from July until the beginning of December, and each week is dedicated to exploring a set of carefully chosen topics.

Artificial Intelligence (Registration Open!) July 20-23
Abdominal and Gastrointestinal / Genitourinary September 15 & 17
Musculoskeletal / Neuro / Head and Neck September 22-24
Cardiovascular / Chest September 29-30
EuroSafe Imaging: Radiation Protection and Patient Safety October 6 & 8
Paediatric / Children in Focus October 20-21
Radiographers / Physics in Medical Imaging October 27 & 29
Interventional and Emergency Imaging November 3-4
Professional Issues: from Education to Research November 10-11
Breast / Hybrid Imaging / Oncological Imaging November 24-26

Highlight Week: Artificial Intelligence

Explore new radiological developments in the world of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Discover how this exciting field can be applied to daily practice and what benefits this evolving domain may offer in the future.

Highlight Week: Paediatric / Children in Focus

Become familiar with the unique challenges faced in paediatric radiology and the prevailing conditions and imaging strategies used within this field. The Children in Focus sessions detail the complex issues involved in the treatment of children from low-resource areas and in various parts of the world.

Highlight Week: Musculoskeletal / Neuro / Head and Neck

Explore the unique elements and complexities that go into imaging the various sections of the body. Discover the ailments most commonly found throughout the musculoskeletal system, the latest developments in neural lesion treatment and neurological imaging, and the anatomy and methods for improving treatment outcomes when imaging the head and neck.

Highlight Week: Cardiovascular / Chest

Partake in a detailed exploration of imaging and intervention in the field of cardiovascular and chest radiology. Review the anatomy of the chest and vascular system, how best to structure a report when imaging the thoracic region, and the modalities and treatment options used in thrombosis management. Discover the latest techniques in cardiac CT and the management of lung nodules.

Highlight Week: Breast / Hybrid Imaging / Oncological Imaging

Examine the vital role radiology plays in the diagnosis and management of breast and oncological conditions, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of hybrid imaging throughout the field of radiology. Familiarise yourself with the identification and interventional treatment options of a wide variety of cancers throughout the body systems, and learn about the recent developments in breast ultrasound and advancements in clinical hybrid imaging.

Highlight Week: Radiographers / Physics in Medical Imaging

Engage in this enlightening series of sessions that puts the spotlight on the vital work of radiographers as well as exploring the world of physics in medical imaging. Take a tour of radiography through the modalities, including radiotherapy, through safety issues, and a collection of different countries. Gain an insight into the importance of radiographer research and publishing. Get a better understanding of computed tomography management and optimisation, and discover the current trends in digital radiography, interventional radiography, and ultrahigh-field MRI.

Highlight Week: Interventional and Emergency Imaging

Explore the absorbing fields of interventional and emergency imaging, from the best tips and tricks in the management of embolisation to the latest innovations in ultrasound-guided intervention procedures. This collection of sessions provides a thorough examination on stroke diagnosis, workup, and treatment, and looks at what strategies may be used for stroke thrombectomy in the future.

Highlight Week: Professional Issues: from Education to Research

Take a deep dive into the many aspects that go into developing a radiological career, from the undergraduate level through each professional stage, covering such topics as quality and standards, research and reporting, education and academia, and the challenges facing the radiological workforce.

Highlight Week: EuroSafe Imaging: Radiation Protection and Patient Safety

Explore the crucial work being done to ensure the health and safety of patients undergoing imaging procedures using ionizing radiation as well as of imaging professionals. Next to this year’s focus on radiation protection in paediatric imaging, advances in the development of clinical diagnostic reference levels, dose management systems, as well as the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in dose optimisation, will be explored. In addition, ESR Patient Advisory Group representatives will discuss patient expectations regarding AI in radiology and present innovative tools to improve the communication between radiologists and patients.

Highlight Week: Abdominal and Gastrointestinal / Genitourinary

Participate in this fascinating series of sessions that will take you through the essentials of imaging the abdomen and the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. Refresh yourself on the fundamentals of radiological anatomy of the abdomen and pelvis and learn about the various cancers found in these regions of the body, as well as the most recent innovations in imaging and treatment options.

Book of Abstracts & Programme Team

From keynote lectures to refresher courses, from interventional hands on training to ultrasound workshops, from ‘Children in Focus’ to the fascinating world of artificial intelligence, ECR 2020 offers a wide range of topics, teaching formats and training opportunities for all.

Book of Abstracts

The ECR 2020 Programme Team Brochure includes all the Programme Planning Committee Members, the Scientific Subcommittee Chairpersons and the staff members of the ECR Scientific Programme Department.

Programme Team Brochure