ECR 2021 Scientific Programme

The Scientific Programme of this year's congress brings you a rich and diverse assortment of lectures. You will find educational sessions exploring basic to advanced levels in all subspecialties, research sessions, and EPOSTM sessions comprised of your abstract submissions.

Read below to discover in detail what you can expect.

ESR meets

The ESR is excited to meet Austria, Armenia, the Arabian Peninsula, and India in the always popular session format "ESR meets". These sessions tackle not only challenges and advances in radiology education and practice but also present the history of radiology of these nations.

The ESR is also proud to host the "EFRS meets Austria" and "ISRRT meets Singapore" sessions. The speakers of these sessions will cover current professional issues in radiography, on both the national and international level.

Courses & Sessions

More than 60 Refresher Courses and Master Classes organised by the ECR Scientific Subcommittees will be made available, focusing on refreshing knowledge and providing you with updates on the newest developments in your subspecialty. These sessions cover everything from imaging techniques and differential diagnosis, to treatment follow-up. Some of the chosen topics include liver lesions, musculoskeletal ultrasound, radiography, physics in medical imaging, imaging informatics, paediatric radiology, and oncologic and vascular imaging.

Complementary to the Refresher Courses and Master Classes are the E³ - Advanced Courses, E³ - The Beauty of Basic Knowledge, and E³ - Rising Stars programmes, comprising of more than 60 sessions. These programmes offer a series of lectures that take an in-depth look at topics such as artificial intelligence, cardiothoracic and neuroimaging, breast imaging, MRI safety, and the basics in radiology and radiography.

A highlight of ECR 2021 will be the New Horizons Sessions, State of the Art Symposia, Special Focus Sessions, Professional Challenges Sessions, and the Multidisciplinary Sessions. Composed of over 50 sessions, this unique section of the scientific programme provides attendees with a compact overview of the cutting-edge research taking place in the field of radiology, as well as in-depth discussions pertaining to professional issues and multidisciplinary collaboration. The selected topics include obesity, polytrauma, cranial nerves, chest radiograph, diagnostic errors, gadolinium, male erectile dysfunction, organ transplantation, oral and maxillofacial radiology, safety and challenges in daily practice, communication with patients, and sarcoma and rectal cancer treatment.

ESR@Work

The ESR @ Work sessions showcase the active engagement of the ESR with other societies and the activities of the ESR subcommittees. These sessions provide insights into political and professional issues, collaborations, and bring multidisciplinary to the ECR. Through this platform, ECR 2021 will explore the newest audit and standards regulations and the activities of the Lancet Oncology Commission, as well as providing the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) organised workshops for radiographers and medical physicists.

Workshops & Quizzes

The ESR is always concerned with ensuring the programme is engaging and interactive for attendees, and as such, ECR 2021 will offer workshops on cardiac CT and quizzes in the usual grand ESR style.


All of this and more is waiting for you in 2021! Stayed tuned for further details!

In Focus

Following a difficult year for professionals across the world, the In Focus programme for ECR 2021 will focus on our own physical and mental wellbeing. Issues related to resilience, mindfulness and coping with stress as a professional will be explored.

Given the wide-reaching impact of these topics, this special programme is not only aimed at radiologists, but anyone wishing to improve their own wellbeing or the wellbeing of others in their organisation. In Focus 2021 will feature a keynote lecture, several educational sessions and a number of interactive workshops with the involvement of speakers and teachers from numerous professional and academic backgrounds.

The organisation of the programme is being led by M.G. Myriam Hunink, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Radiology at the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

ECR 2021 Programme Planning Committee (PPC)

Meet your 2021 programme planning team on our new digital brochure site or by clicking the link below!

ECR 2021 PPC