Press Release https://myesr.org/ en Setting a new standard for medical meetings - ECR 2020 dazzles over 15,000 participants from across the world with outstanding online congress format https://myesr.org/article/3260 <span property="schema:name">Setting a new standard for medical meetings - ECR 2020 dazzles over 15,000 participants from across the world with outstanding online congress format</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-07-21T11:27:35+00:00">Tue, 07/21/2020 - 13:27</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Tuesday, July 21 2020 - The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is proud to announce that ECR 2020 proved to be an outstanding success in overcoming COVID-19, attracting a record 15,265 professional delegates to its online sessions, an increase of 5% on the previous year. The online meeting saw viewers tuning in from over 130 countries across the world to participate in the society’s first ever online congress. With a vast mix of educational, scientific, interactive and industry-related content available for participants, this year’s ECR was truly a unique experience that sought to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic and succeeded. </strong><br /> <br /> <strong>A congress packed with highlights</strong><br /> The congress featured many special highlights throughout the week. A phenomenal Opening Ceremony on Wednesday saw Chairman of the ESR Board of Directors and ECR 2020 Congress President, Prof. Boris Brkljačić, play host as he awarded exemplary members of the radiology community with Honorary Membership and Gold Medallist awards.<br /> <br /> Over the course of the week, attendees were treated to over 50 live sessions. From exciting plenary lectures and special focus sessions to state-of-the-art talks on COVID-19 and a special live stream dedicated to radiographers, there was educational content for all, with 28 CME credits available for participants. Over 2,000 people tuned in on Thursday morning to take part in a long-standing ECR tradition, the Imaging Interpretation Quiz, which was broadcasted live from Australia and hosted by former President of the ESR, Prof. Paul M. Parizel. And attendees experienced a charming and fitting end to the congress in the form of the Closing Ceremony with more delightful talks and music from the Vienna Boys’ Choir.  <br /> <br /> <strong>Congress innovations and opportunities</strong><br /> With the new online format came new opportunities for innovation. The Virtual Exhibition, which saw 216 companies in attendance, gave participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in an entirely digitalised expo centre. With a heavy focus on interactivity and usability, companies had the opportunity to demonstrate their products, host webinars and invite these attendees to visit their very own digital booths. Many industry partners also had the opportunity to inform and educate audiences through special satellite symposia, which ran throughout the course of last week.<br /> <br /> Another debut feature, which was made possible through the high-tech nature of the congress whilst demonstrating the promise and potential of a digital meeting, was the ESR Table Talks. Covering the more social and light-hearted side of the congress, Prof. Boris Brkljačić and Prof. Lorenzo Derchi hosted these talks directly from the House of European Radiology in the heart of Vienna. With over 25 special guests involved in the Table Talks, this new format provided attendees with the opportunity to ask questions to some of the big names in radiology and gain insights into numerous topics related to the field.<br /> <br /> <strong>Insights from the congress president </strong><br /> Prof. Boris Brkljačić, shared his thoughts on the online congress. ‘When we decided to convert ECR 2020 into an online-only congress, there was a lot of uncertainty about how this would look and whether it would still be possible to capture the magic of ECR in a digital format. After an incredible congress week, I am extremely pleased to say, there are no longer any doubts. ECR 2020 has been an outstanding event with so much interactivity and inclusivity from our attendees that truly kept the magic alive. The educational content at this year’s congress has been of an extremely high standard and, although I hope that we can all meet together in Vienna again soon, I think this congress has proved that online conference formats are possible and that the ESR has successfully set an industry standard with last week’s meeting. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this incredible meeting, from our programme planning committee and ESR staff to all congress speakers and, of course, all our attendees’.</p> <p><strong>ECR 2020 to continue until the end of the year</strong><br /> Although the central part of ECR 2020 took place last week, the congress will continue to educate and entertain attendees throughout the rest of the year through its special Highlight Weeks. In total, there will be ten ‘Highlight Weeks’, with each week exploring a set of carefully chosen topics. The first week, focussed on Artificial Intelligence, started on July 20 and includes a range of live and pre-recorded educational sessions, as well as company pitches. Also included is a premium event by the the European School of Radiology (ESOR), 'INTELLIGENCE. INNOVATION. IMAGING. AI IN ONCOLOGIC IMAGING', which is supported by Siemens Healthineers. A detailed overview of all Highlight Weeks can be found <a href="https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmyesr.us16.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Df0e155f988768a8aa22785eab%26id%3Dc4c2afef7c%26e%3D793dda7943&amp;data=01%7C01%7C%7Cc1ced14049dc42b1010c08d82d5ba7c5%7C74db0ebba2c64d6a8733c8974e9e3225%7C0&amp;sdata=YXgWF%2Bx5FYDcEfo7hEZBC8ei5XlEJVj5TNmUCu75%2F8U%3D&amp;reserved=0">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image force-fullsize"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=n6Xj-NB0 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://myesr.org/article/3260" data-a2a-title="Setting a new standard for medical meetings - ECR 2020 dazzles over 15,000 participants from across the world with outstanding online congress format"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Tue, 21 Jul 2020 11:27:35 +0000 myESR 3260 at https://myesr.org ECR 2020 Online - where thousands of imaging professionals come together https://myesr.org/article/3250 <span property="schema:name">ECR 2020 Online - where thousands of imaging professionals come together </span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-07-10T07:35:34+00:00">Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:35</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>The European Congress of Radiology 2020 will bring a first-of-its-kind meeting format to attendees from July 15-19 and is, with thousands of attendees already registered, one of the largest online events in medical imaging. Over the course of five days, the online programme will impress attendees with a live scientific programme featuring over 50 streamed sessions. Some of the most beloved ECR events will be included, from Plenary Lectures and an ESR Meets (message from the presidents) session to Satellite Symposia and Special Focus sessions. With sessions dedicated to radiologists, radiographers and medical physicists, the entire programme will be streamed via ESR Connect and up to 28 CME credits can be collected.</strong></p> <p>Prof. Brkljačić, who is Chairman of the ESR Board of Directors and ECR 2020 Congress President, stated, ‘I cannot wait to welcome you all to the congress via this exciting and innovative online format. For months, we have been working to adapt all of our congress highlights into an online spectacle and I am looking forward to seeing you all at this one-of-a-kind event’.</p> <p><strong>ECR all year long</strong></p> <p>ECR 2020 Online not only takes place in July but also beyond throughout the rest of the year. In addition to the week-long programme, there will be ten ‘Highlight Weeks’ throughout the rest of 2020, with each week exploring a set of carefully chosen topics. These will be freely accessible live and on-demand to all registered attendees. A detailed overview of all Highlight Weeks can be found <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/live/">here</a>.<br /> <br /> Additionally, <strong>over 1,800 abstract and poster presentations</strong>, recorded and uploaded remotely by presenters from across the world will be available to access from July 15 until December 31 for all congress attendees.</p> <p>Radiographers attending the congress can expect a personalised professional programme taking place on July 17 and 18, with two full-days’ worth of scientific and educational sessions dedicated to radiography.</p> <p><strong>Spectacular ceremonies and a thrilling quiz</strong></p> <p>Of course, attendees can also expect an <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/course/opening-and-awards/">Opening</a> and <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/course/closing-ceremony/">Closing Ceremony</a>, both of which will be free-of-charge to attend. During the Opening Ceremony, Professor Boris Brkljačić will be inviting attendees to join him on his exploration through the grand forest of radiology, providing his unique insights into scientific programme, the adaptation of the congress into an online format and the current pandemic. The ceremony will include energetic visual effects and outstanding music by Croatian singer and songwriter Lana Janjanin and her band, as well as the Wiener Symphoniker orchestra, and will take place at 18:30 CEST on Wednesday, July 15.</p> <p>With the special theme of Children in Focus attached to the Closing Ceremony, the finale of the congress is set to be an event with fantastic energy, beautiful music and interesting talks. An additional congress highlight, which will also be free to all, will be the <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/course/image-interpretation-quiz-live-from-australia/">Imaging Interpretation Quiz</a>, a fully interactive radiology quiz, hosted live from Australia by Prof. Paul M. Parizel and taking place at 08:30 (CEST) on Thursday, July 16.</p> <p><strong>Huge Virtual Exhibition and industry programme</strong></p> <p>Finally, ECR 2020 Online will also feature a virtual exhibition taking place on July 15-21 which is open to all visitors. The interactive exhibition will host hundreds of companies, providing visitors with the opportunity to visit 216 virtual booths, watch product demonstrations and talk live with company representatives. Through a wide range of satellite symposia and lectures, industry partners will also be discussing the latest issues throughout the congress in the industry programme. To see the full industry programme click <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/ecr-2020-industry-programme/">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Table Talks with Professors Lorenzo Derchi and Boris Brkljačić</strong></p> <p>Alongside the scientific programme, ESR Past President Professor Lorenzo Derchi and ESR Chairman of the Board of Directors Boris Brkljačić will be hosting daily table talks where they will discuss the programme, explore current issues in radiology and encourage everyone to be as interactive as possible during the meeting. They will also be inviting special guests to join them during the talks and congress attendees will have the chance to pose their questions to the professors.</p> <p><strong>Register now</strong></p> <p>Participants already registered for the onsite event in March 2020 are automatically registered for ECR 2020 Online and for all upcoming ECR 2020 Highlight Weeks. For new participants, registration is now open via the following <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/package/ecr2020/">link</a>. Groups, institutions and societies will have the opportunity to purchase a larger amount of ECR 2020 Online tickets with discounts offered to support scientific exchange and training.</p> <p>For a full overview of the programme or to register for the congress, click <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/ecr-2020/">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image force-fullsize"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=n6Xj-NB0 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://myesr.org/article/3250" data-a2a-title="ECR 2020 Online - where thousands of imaging professionals come together "><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:35:34 +0000 myESR 3250 at https://myesr.org New IMPACT FACTORS are here for the ESR Journals! https://myesr.org/article/3242 <span property="schema:name">New IMPACT FACTORS are here for the ESR Journals!</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-07-01T12:45:10+00:00">Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:45</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><span style="font-size: 175%">NEW IMPACT FACTOR!</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 150%"> European Radiology 4.101<br /> Insights into Imaging 3.579</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Vienna, July 1, 2020 - The European Society of Radiology is pleased to announce the results of the recent Impact Factor 2019 release for its scientific journals. The rise of European Radiology beyond the important 4.0 mark, as well as the meteoric premiere of Insights into Imaging directly to the upper third of the ranking, underline the excellence of the ESR Journals and their important role in not only the European but global field of radiology.</strong></p> <p>The ESR Journal family comprises of three different scientific journals complementing each other in covering the broad spectrum of medical imaging. <em>European Radiology</em>, founded in 1991, focuses on original research in clinical radiology; <em>Insights into Imaging</em> was founded in 2010 with a strong focus on education as well as guidelines, strategic and professional issues; the youngest member, <em>European Radiology Experimental,</em> joined the ESR Journal family in 2017 and covers pre-clinical research and novel approaches in medical imaging. The family collaborates daily on an organizational and editorial level by holding regular editor meetings and offering direct article transfers in case another journal is more suited for publication of an article.</p> <p>As of now, the ESR Journal family includes two Impact Factor-ranked journals: as before, <em>European Radiology</em> leads with an Impact Factor 2019 of 4.101 (up from 3.962 in the previous year) and now ranking 21st in the category ‘Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging‘. <em>Insights into Imaging</em> received its first ever impact factor, an astounding 3.579, and is now ranked 28<sup>th</sup> in the category.</p> <p>“It is a long-waited reward for the hard work of all the voluntary reviewers to finally receive an Impact Factor; I am also honored to achieve such a great result and be included directly in the upper third of the entire ranking. This proves that we are on the right track, not only offering high quality educational material, but also offering critical perspective and reflecting on the things we do daily in our practice”, says <em>Insights into Imaging</em>’s Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Luis Martí-Bonmatí from Valencia, Spain.</p> <p>The JCR Impact Factor, released this week as “Impact Factor 2019” counting articles published in 2017 and 2018, and cited in 2019, is an important parameter for journals in the field of academic publishing. However, it is just one of many measures of journal performance and not a measure of research quality. This is why the ESR fully stands behind its publisher Springer Nature’s recent signature of the Declaration on Research Assessment (<a href="https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsfdora.org%2F&amp;data=01%7C01%7C%7C11545f3994f9465e449408d8087824a7%7C74db0ebba2c64d6a8733c8974e9e3225%7C0&amp;sdata=86yu1nAMHx%2FvSi%2BnvrnXtQn%2FwRPH7PLxr3FLyNE16dw%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">DORA</a>) in late May 2020, as it recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated. More information can be found <a href="https://www.springernature.com/gp/researchers/dora" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>On this note, it is important to mention that downloads and social media interaction have also been increasing substantially over the past year: <em>European Radiology</em> articles have been accessed 945,000 times in 2019 (+18%), <em>Insights into</em> <em>Imaging</em> articles 770,000 times (+64%) and <em>European Radiology Experimental</em> 83,000 (+49%), showing that the journals are an important and integral part of the radiologic community.</p> <p>“Obviously this achievement is a team effort”, underlines Prof. Yves Menu from Paris, France, Editor-in-Chief of <em>European Radiology</em>, and sends his sincere words of thanks to the reviewers and editors who all dedicate their time and expertise to the journal. The continuing increasing trend in submissions (+10% from 2018 to 2019 and continued in a huge increase of +50% in the first half of 2020), social media interactions, and downloads, as well as the growing <em>European R</em>adiology editorial team – now consisting of deputy editors, junior deputy editors and review fellows – shows that the journal is truly a community affair, which cannot and should not be measured by a single parameter. “To see all these aspects of our journal activities growing, it makes me very proud being a part of this unique family”, he adds.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image force-fullsize"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=n6Xj-NB0 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://myesr.org/article/3242" data-a2a-title="New IMPACT FACTORS are here for the ESR Journals!"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:45:10 +0000 myESR 3242 at https://myesr.org ESR emphasises imaging’s role in the fight against COVID-19 and renews call for collaboration https://myesr.org/article/3209 <span property="schema:name">ESR emphasises imaging’s role in the fight against COVID-19 and renews call for collaboration</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-04-15T09:15:59+00:00">Wed, 04/15/2020 - 11:15</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Wednesday, April 15</strong> - On the occasion of the World Health Day 2020, the <a href="https://www.myesr.org/">European Society of Radiology (ESR)</a> wrote a statement reminding politicians in the European Union that medical imaging contributes to the fight against COVID-19.</p> <p>The statement calls for healthcare systems to implement multidisciplinary and integrated solutions to offer the right diagnostic and treatment options to patients, highlighting that medical imaging plays an important part in this endeavour by offering expertise to accurately diagnose and treat COVID-19 patients.</p> <p>Key points of the statement, which is divided into six parts, include the importance of using medical imaging for an accurate diagnosis, having sufficient PPE and adequate working procedures during the crisis, and also highlight the need to maintain high-quality levels of care for corona and non-corona patients with continued free circulation of medical goods between hospitals to ensure ongoing care. Further key points include the need to acknowledge the contribution of medical societies to education, clinical practice and research in order to translate this into actionable support measures, and the need to ensure that healthcare systems are resilient enough to withstand similar crises in the future.</p> <p>The statement also highlights a document published in European Radiology in collaboration with the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI), which summarises the most important imaging features and findings of COVID-19. This document is freely available to access via the following <a href="https://www.myesr.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/COVID%20and%20Radiology%20departments_Website%20version%20April%202-2.pdf" target="_blank">link</a>. Further measures by the ESR to support radiologists and other healthcare practitioners at this time include weekly episodes on COVID-19 on <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/" target="_blank">ESR Connect</a>, involving a number of leading radiologists and other health experts, the establishment of a <a href="https://www.myesr.org/covid-19-resources" target="_blank">COVID-19 Resource Hub</a> on its website and the dissemination of useful material via its social media channels.</p> <p>The ESR calls on the EU institutions and Member States to act in a spirit of collaboration to jointly overcome the unprecedented challenge that they are currently facing.</p> <p>To read the full statement addressed to the EU institutions and Member States, please click <a href="https://www.myesr.org/media/5549" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image force-fullsize"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=n6Xj-NB0 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://myesr.org/article/3209" data-a2a-title="ESR emphasises imaging’s role in the fight against COVID-19 and renews call for collaboration"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Wed, 15 Apr 2020 09:15:59 +0000 myESR 3209 at https://myesr.org European Society of Radiology makes high-quality educational services free to all to aid the fight against COVID-19 https://myesr.org/article/3197 <span property="schema:name">European Society of Radiology makes high-quality educational services free to all to aid the fight against COVID-19</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-03-25T13:07:58+00:00">Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:07</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The <a href="http://www.myesr.org/" target="_blank">European Society of Radiology (ESR)</a> has made the decision to make its high-quality content on <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/">ESR Connect</a> and <a href="https://learn-myesr.talentlms.com/index">Education on Demand</a> free for all. This decision comes amidst a growing need for radiology to unite as a profession in order to tackle the great challenges that the world is currently facing. The services, which will include full access to quality e-learning content, will be available for the next four weeks. The ESR has worked as fast and efficiently as possible to ensure that the services are available at very short notice.</p> <p>The ESR understands that radiologists have a very significant role to play in the fight against COVID-19, helping to diagnose the disease, track its development and assess the effectiveness of various trial treatments for the virus. In keeping with its commitment to supporting the radiological profession, the ESR will offer free access to services which were previously only accessible with a subscription. On ESR Connect, entire topic packages with hundreds of hours of video material will be accessible, whilst on Education on Demand an extraordinary range of self-assessment, literature, video and European School of Radiology (ESOR) courses have been moved from the premium section to the free-to-use section with more content set to be added regularly.</p> <p>Please see detailed information on how to access both platforms further below.</p> <p>It is the society’s hope that this content will be used by radiologists and other healthcare practitioners across the world to help further educate themselves and others in a diverse and interesting selection of imaging disciplines and subspecialties.</p> <p>The European Society of Radiology thanks all those who are currently working in healthcare for their service, bravery and commitment to fighting COVID-19 at this time. Even though much of the world is now engulfed in an unparalleled struggle with this novel disease, the society trusts that together we will overcome it, emerging stronger and more united than ever before.<br />  </p> <h5>How to access Education on Demand for free</h5> <p>To make it as convenient as possible we have moved an extraordinary range of self-assessment, literature, video and European School of Radiology (ESOR) courses from the premium section to the <a href="https://learn-myesr.talentlms.com/index" target="_blank">free-to-use section</a> with more content set to be added regularly.</p> <p>Just scroll through the course catalogue and choose from more than 100 courses.<br />  </p> <h5>How to access ESR Connect for free</h5> <p>Just login with your ESR MyUser account or if you do not have one yet, create an account directly on the <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/" target="_blank">ESR Connect platform</a>. </p> <p>Once you are logged in, all topic packages with hundreds of hours of video material and all other on-demand recordings are available free of charge</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image force-fullsize"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=n6Xj-NB0 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://myesr.org/article/3197" data-a2a-title="European Society of Radiology makes high-quality educational services free to all to aid the fight against COVID-19"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:07:58 +0000 myESR 3197 at https://myesr.org United behind science – World leading geneticist to give lecture on potential COVID-19 treatment https://myesr.org/article/3194 <span property="schema:name">United behind science – World leading geneticist to give lecture on potential COVID-19 treatment</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-03-09T15:15:08+00:00">Mon, 03/09/2020 - 16:15</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Addressing the ongoing developments and challenges for public health related to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the <a href="https://myesr.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0e155f988768a8aa22785eab&amp;id=5df29eb9a8&amp;e=5d1926846e">European Society of Radiology (ESR)</a> will be hosting a top-class online event on the disease on March 12, featuring Prof. Josef Penninger, a world-leading geneticist and immunologist. </strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Despite the <a href="https://myesr.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0e155f988768a8aa22785eab&amp;id=91916d4836&amp;e=5d1926846e">postponement of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2020</a>, the ESR remains fully committed to supporting the fight against COVID-19 through science and research. For this reason, the session on COVID-19 will be made available to all, streamed live and free-of-charge from the ESR studio in Vienna on Thursday, March 12 at 17:00 CET.</strong><br /> <br /> The event will feature the lecture, “ACE2 – a rational frontline therapy for COVID-19” given by Austrian scientist Prof. Josef Penninger, one of the world’s leading geneticists and molecular immunologists. He will aim to shed light on the discovery and function of ACE2 (angiotensin converting enzyme 2) and will also cover the relationship between ACE2 and the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), a hormone system responsible for systemic vascular resistance and for regulating blood pressure and fluid-electrolyte balance in instances of lung injury. He will highlight the predisposition of ACE2 as a SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 receptor and therefore as a potential treatment approach.<br /> <br /> A recipient of numerous prestigious prizes, Penninger established the Viennese Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, and is the current Director of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. The main focus of his work has been autoimmune, bone, heart and lung diseases, and cancers. APEIRON Biologics AG, a company Penninger founded, is currently tackling the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in China and started a pilot clinical trial for their newly developed drug that is supposed to decrease mortality in those affected by the virus.<br /> <br /> The session at the ESR Studio will be hosted by Austrian radiologist, Prof. Christian Loewe and will include the opportunity for viewers to ask live questions. For further details about the session, click <a href="https://myesr.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0e155f988768a8aa22785eab&amp;id=a44eb14531&amp;e=5d1926846e">here</a>.<br /> <br /> The decision to make this event publicly available is in keeping with the ESR’s continued commitment to bringing the latest scientific developments to its members and the public. During these challenging times, not only for the ESR and ECR but also for the world over, the society wishes to help in any way it can to fight the coronavirus outbreak, and its commitment to science and public health remains its No.1 priority.<br /> <br /> The online event will be streamed live via ESR Connect. You can register for the event now by clicking <a href="https://myesr.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0e155f988768a8aa22785eab&amp;id=a207f57ceb&amp;e=5d1926846e">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image force-fullsize"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=n6Xj-NB0 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://myesr.org/article/3194" data-a2a-title="United behind science – World leading geneticist to give lecture on potential COVID-19 treatment"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:15:08 +0000 myESR 3194 at https://myesr.org Guerbet offers a unique experience at Tech Gate during ECR 2020 https://myesr.org/article/3179 <span property="schema:name">Guerbet offers a unique experience at Tech Gate during ECR 2020</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-17T19:00:55+00:00">Mon, 02/17/2020 - 20:00</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p> </p> <img alt="Guerbet logo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8c176ba4-bddc-4981-b21b-705355c325fe" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/guerbet.png" class="align-center" /> <p> </p> <p><strong>Villepinte (France), February 19, 2020 — </strong>Guerbet, the global specialist in contrast media and solutions for diagnostic and interventional imaging, will attend ECR (European Congress of Radiology) 2020, from March 11<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> in Vienna (Austria). This year, healthcare professionals will be able to experience the Group's latest innovations, its patient pathway and its comprehensive educational program, at the Tech Gate Building near the Austria Center Vienna.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <a href="https://myesr.org/sites/default/files/styles/original_image/public/2020-02/guerbet_at_ECR2020.png?itok=XdmGJiO3" title="" class="square magnific-popup-image"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2020-02/guerbet_at_ECR2020.png?itok=mhAbN-lJ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2020-02/guerbet_at_ECR2020.png?itok=mhAbN-lJ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2020-02/guerbet_at_ECR2020.png?itok=mhAbN-lJ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2020-02/guerbet_at_ECR2020.png?itok=mhAbN-lJ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2020-02/guerbet_at_ECR2020.png?itok=mhAbN-lJ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2020-02/guerbet_at_ECR2020.png?itok=mhAbN-lJ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/png"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2020-02/guerbet_at_ECR2020.png?itok=mhAbN-lJ" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </a> </i> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <h5>Women’s Health and Augmented Intelligence in focus </h5> <p>This immersion will begin with the discovery of two new areas dedicated to Augmented Intelligence and Women's Health.</p> <p>On this occasion, Guerbet reaffirms its ambition to extend its portfolio of digital AI solutions with the launch of icobrain<sup>®</sup>. Demos will be performed on this Saas (Software as a Service) artificial intelligence-based medical imaging solution, designed to help radiologists and neurologists diagnose and monitor patients with neurological disorders. </p> <p>The Women’s Health space will be the opportunity to learn more about the use of Lipiodol<sup>®</sup> Ultra Fluid for Hysterosalpingography within infertility management and Patent Blue V for sentinel node identification before biopsy in patients with operable breast cancer.<br />  </p> <h5>A Patient Pathway to practice on Guerbet’s solutions</h5> <p>In addition to this focus, Guerbet will exhibit its current range of contrast media, injections systems, medical devices and digital solutions for CT, MR, Cath Lab and interventional radiology. Throughout a patient pathway, visitors will interact with many demonstrations to discover our solutions.<br />  </p> <h5>A comprehensive educational program with 16 courses and 2 symposia  </h5> <p>From Wednesday to Friday, Guerbet will be launching a new and unique program called “On the Pathway to Knowledge”. This shall give the opportunity to radiologists, residents, radiographers, scientists involved in routine or research medical imaging the chance to improve their knowledge in various areas of interest, such as Artificial Intelligence, emerging radiological techniques, safety and innovation in contrast agents. The audience will meet international experts, key opinion leaders and pioneers in different fields.<br />  </p> <p>The two Guerbet symposia will focus on:</p> <p><strong><em>“Challenges and pitfalls of current clinical practice: where will Augmented Intelligence bring value?”</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Thursday, March 12 at 12:45pm</li> <li>Auditorium at Tech Gate</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>“Challenge Your Expertise in GI (gastro-intestinal) Advanced Clinical Cases”</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Friday, March 13 at 12:45pm</li> <li>Auditorium at Tech Gate<br />  </li> </ul> <h5>Two communications about gadopiclenol</h5> <p>The results from two clinical studies on gadopiclenol, Guerbet’s new macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent in development, will be presented during the ECR scientific sessions:</p> <p><strong><em>“Impact of the novel contrast agent gadopiclenol on decision making in patients with brain metastases” </em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Oral presentation in session “Gadolinium retention and neurovascular imaging”</li> <li>Wednesday, March 11 at 2pm</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>“Pharmacokinetics and safety of gadopiclenol in healthy volunteers and in patients with impaired renal function” </em></strong></p> <ul> <li>ePoster in The Voice of EPOS session</li> <li>Thursday, March 12 at 9am</li> </ul> <p class="text-xs-center"> <a class="btn btn-lg btn-icon" href="https://www.guerbet.com/ecr-2020/" target="_blank" > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> Learn more </a> </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <h5><br /> About Guerbet</h5> <p>Guerbet is a pioneer in the contrast-agent field, with more than 90 years' experience, and is a leader in medical imaging worldwide. It offers a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical products, medical devices and services for diagnostic and interventional imaging, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients. With 8% of revenue dedicated to R&amp;D, Guerbet is a substantial investor in research and innovation. Guerbet (GBT) is listed on Euronext Paris (segment B – mid caps) and generated €790 million in revenue in 2018. For more information about Guerbet, please visit <a href="www.guerbet.com" target="_blank">www.guerbet.com</a>.</p> <p> <strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Contacts</strong><strong><em> </em></strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p><strong><em>Guerbet</em></strong><br /> <strong>Anne-Laure Delasalle</strong><br /> <strong>Communications Director</strong><br /> + 33 (0)1 45 91 50 03<br /> <a href="mailto:anne-laure.delasalle@guerbet.com">anne-laure.delasalle@guerbet.com</a></p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p><strong><em>Media Relations</em></strong><br /> <strong>Alize RP</strong><br /> <strong>Caroline Carmagnol</strong><br /> +33 (0)6 64 18 99 59<br /> <a href="mailto:guerbet@alizerp.com">guerbet@alizerp.com</a></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image force-fullsize"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=n6Xj-NB0 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://myesr.org/article/3179" data-a2a-title="Guerbet offers a unique experience at Tech Gate during ECR 2020"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:00:55 +0000 myESR 3179 at https://myesr.org European Radiology and Respiratory Societies team up to promote organised lung cancer screening in Europe https://myesr.org/article/3175 <span property="schema:name">European Radiology and Respiratory Societies team up to promote organised lung cancer screening in Europe</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/67" lang="" about="/user/67" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_David</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-12T15:00:27+00:00">Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:00</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><span><span><span><strong>February 2020 - The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is pleased to announce the publication of an important joint statement with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) on lung cancer screening (LCS) in Europe. Endorsed by both societies, the paper contains a contemporary, non-systematic review of the literature and common practice in lung cancer screening in Europe and also refers to the important NELSON study results. </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Intended to be an update of a past ESR-ERS working group white paper on lung cancer screening, published in 2015, the statement was published simultaneously in <em>European Radiology</em> and the <em>European Respiratory Journal</em>. Focussing on new findings and current discussions surrounding screening programmes, it reviews the evidence from LCS trials, offering a description of the current practice of LCS, as well as aspects that have not received adequate attention until now. Both the ESR and ERS anticipate that the publication of the paper will stimulate further discussion and action on the implementation of lung cancer screening programmes in European countries.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The ESR and ERS agree that Europe’s health systems need to adapt to allow citizens to benefit from organised pathways, rather than unsupervised initiatives, to allow early diagnosis of lung cancer and reduce the mortality rate. The authors argue that now is the time to set up and conduct demonstration programmes focusing, among other points, on methodology, standardisation, tobacco cessation, education on healthy lifestyle, cost-effectiveness and a central registry.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The paper was written by members of the ESR-ERS Working Group who have been collaborating on the statement since early 2018. Chaired by Prof. Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, of the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, and the German Centre of Lung Research, the group consists of 22 representatives from the ESR and ERS including radiologists, pulmonologists, thoracic oncologists, thoracic surgeons, psychologists, epidemiologist, molecular biologists, health care managers and patients. In addition, members of the Patient Advisory Committee of the European Lung Foundation (ELF), also offered their voices to provide the relevant and unique patient perspective on screening programmes in Europe. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On publication of the joint statement, Prof. Kauczor stated, ‘All stakeholders involved are convinced that patients and citizens will benefit largely from early diagnosis of lung cancer and that screening will reduce significantly the mortality of the number 1 killer worldwide - cancer. We emphasise the importance of advocacy by major European and national medical societies and patient organisations to broadly raise public awareness’.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The publication of the paper is another crucial milestone, following a joint event organised by ESR, ERS and Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) at the European Parliament in November 2019, on the occasion of which a <a href="https://www.myesr.org/media/5126"><u>factsheet</u></a> on lung cancer was launched, calling for an update of the 2003 European Council Recommendation on cancer screening, and for Member States to exchange best practices and gradually implement lung cancer screening programmes while upholding the highest standards of care and patient safety. More information about the event can be found <u><a href="https://www.myesr.org/article/2598">here</a></u>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>To read the paper in <em>European Radiology </em>click <u><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00330-020-06727-7" target="_blank">here</a></u>.<br /> To read the paper in the <em>European Respiratory Journal</em> click <u><a href="https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/55/2/1900506" target="_blank">here</a></u>.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image force-fullsize"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=n6Xj-NB0 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://myesr.org/article/3175" data-a2a-title="European Radiology and Respiratory Societies team up to promote organised lung cancer screening in Europe"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:00:27 +0000 moderator_David 3175 at https://myesr.org European Congress of Radiology first major congress to hold dedicated trending topic session on novel coronavirus https://myesr.org/article/3173 <span property="schema:name">European Congress of Radiology first major congress to hold dedicated trending topic session on novel coronavirus</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/67" lang="" about="/user/67" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_David</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-12T13:53:48+00:00">Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:53</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Addressing the ongoing developments and challenges for public health related to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) will hold a special ‘trending topic session’ at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2020. The session will feature first-hand experts, and will be publicly available on-site and online.  </span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>The trending topic session will feature experts from Wuhan, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich and Rome, who have first-hand experience in imaging and treating patients infected with COVID-19 sharing their experience with the audience. The podium not only includes radiologists, but also pulmonologists, epidemiologists, and virologists underlining the need for interdisciplinary work to fight this new disease.  </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Given the ongoing and rapid developments, the final session programme is still a work in progress, but will highlight the different challenges that health care providers are facing at present. This includes imaging specificities in patients in acute and follow-up stages of COVID-19 pneumonia, virologic and diagnostic aspects, how previous outbreaks of similar viruses have influenced the current treatment and imaging strategies, as well as the difficulties for the professionals and public health management in the epicenter of the current outbreak.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Due to this exclusive programme outline, the coronavirus session is expected to be a highly popular and insightful event. In keeping with its commitment to bring the latest scientific developments to its members and the public, the ESR will grant free onsite access to the session in Vienna (no ECR registration required), and in addition will broadcast this session live via <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/package/ecr2020/" target="_blank">ESR Connect</a> free of charge. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>The full coronavirus session programme will be available shortly on <a href="https://connect.myesr.org/package/ecr2020/" target="_blank">ESR Connect</a>. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Present from home made possible</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Due to the fact that many radiologists and medical professionals from China and other concerned areas are required to stay at their hospitals to diagnose and treat patients, the ESR is once again living up to its reputation as the most fast-thinking and highly-adaptable society.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>With ‘Present from home’, the ESR is enabling speakers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to present their ECR 2020 lectures via live streaming remotely from their homes or hospitals abroad. All technical arrangements for this highly innovative endeavour have already been completed in record time and ECR is fully set to feature lectures streamed from abroad. The option to present from home will ensure that these professionals are still able to showcase their work and remain a part of the premiere congress in medical imaging. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>It is the ESR’s endeavour to overcome any obstacles that would hinder colleagues from anywhere in the world being able to share their expertise and to ensure that ECR remains diverse and united for the global radiological community. </span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image force-fullsize"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=n6Xj-NB0 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://myesr.org/article/3173" data-a2a-title="European Congress of Radiology first major congress to hold dedicated trending topic session on novel coronavirus"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Wed, 12 Feb 2020 13:53:48 +0000 moderator_David 3173 at https://myesr.org The ESR raises its voice on AI and digital health in Brussels https://myesr.org/article/2620 <span property="schema:name">The ESR raises its voice on AI and digital health in Brussels</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-12-20T10:53:33+00:00">Fri, 12/20/2019 - 11:53</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The European Society of Radiology (ESR), represented by its President, Prof. Boris Brkljacic, participated in a series of successful meetings and events on the 10<sup>th</sup> of December in Brussels to strengthen the position of medical imaging on the European Union (EU) health policy agenda.</p> <p>In the afternoon, the ESR participated in the event entitled “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan – Better access to cancer care in Europe?” hosted by EU40, a group of young Members of the European Parliament under the age of 40. During the Q&amp;A session, Prof. Brkljacic intervened by highlighting the contribution of radiology towards accurate diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, he called on the EU institutions to act and to gradually implement lung cancer screening programmes following successful clinical trials that have demonstrated their effectiveness on the overall mortality rate.</p> <img alt="EU 40" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d11a6469-46ed-4c38-a9d3-aaa571c3616c" height="351" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/EU40.png" width="264" class="align-center" /> <p><br /> In an interview with EurActiv, Prof. Brkljacic provided the society’s perspective on the digital transformation of healthcare and the uptake of Artificial Intelligence (AI) both in clinical practice and research. It was emphasised that imaging technologies were far ahead from other specialties in embracing AI, with the potential to generate rapid diagnoses as well as targeted and personalised treatments. Despite the potential for transforming healthcare systems, Prof. Brkljacic drew attention to ethical and privacy issues, which require for AI to be introduced alongside a clear framework guiding its development and use.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <img alt="in an interview with EurActiv" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d79ae7b4-3c29-4d5c-8bba-062fe5fd1137" height="267" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/ESRraisesvoice2.png" width="355" class="align-center" /> <p><br /> In the evening, Prof. Brkljacic gave a voice to the medical profession’s views on digital health at the event "Digital Transformation of Healthcare - Unlocking the potential of digital solutions for patients, healthcare providers and health systems", kindly hosted by GE Healthcare and the European Brain Council (EBC). The meeting brought together a panel of experts to discuss pressing issues on the path towards the digitisation of healthcare systems across Europe. Prof. Brkljacic underlined the radiology profession’s support for breakthrough innovation, which should be integrated into healthcare hand-in-hand with ethical and privacy standards, putting the patients’ interests first. <br /> <br /> The productive day illustrated once again that the ESR is ready to constructively engage with the EU institutions, industry, patients and any other stakeholders to harness the potential of digital solutions and Artificial Intelligence in healthcare for patient-centred outcomes and personalised care.<br /> <br /> Please read here the <a href="https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/health-professor-ai-has-huge-potential-provided-ethical-issues-can-be-solved/">EurActiv interview</a> with ESR President Prof. Brkljacic and another <a href="https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/clear-standards-required-for-development-and-use-of-ai-in-healthcare/">EurActiv article</a> in which Prof. Brkljacic is featured.</p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image force-fullsize"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=n6Xj-NB0 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=aYdWy1Y_ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=vhHQT3J9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=5cMWOtvd" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://myesr.org/article/2620" data-a2a-title="The ESR raises its voice on AI and digital health in Brussels"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 10:53:33 +0000 myESR 2620 at https://myesr.org