ECR 2018: Diverse & United

Professor Bernd Hamm, ESR President.
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The European Congress of Radiology is known for its outstanding scientific programme and high-level radiological education and training. ECR 2018 will put the focus on the latest and hottest topics in radiology as well as on basic knowledge and training on the highest level. But what are current trends in radiology? “The current hot topics in radiology are big data; challenges and risks when dealing with ever larger amounts and varieties of data; artificial intelligence; and radiomics. These are exciting issues that we have to deal with in the near future by recognising the potential these developments have for us in terms of improving the quality of our work and patient care. We need not fear them as threats – I firmly believe that radiologists will always have a pivotal role in both diagnostic and interventional therapeutic patient management. Moreover, I also firmly believe that our specialty will benefit from these developments. Innovations mean advancement – a case in point in radiology is hybrid imaging, which will be another focus at ECR 2018,” ESR President Professor Bernd Hamm from the Charité, Berlin on leading topics at ECR 2018.

Besides its urge for innovation and its mission to offer a platform for radiology and education, the European Congress of Radiology has always understood itself as a congress for everyone and not only for radiologists. A mission that is reproduced in the ECR 2018 congress motto ‘Diverse & United’. “I strongly believe that our specialty has something to offer for all of us and also for future generations of physicians, radiographers and students. However, like in a mosaic, it is the connection of all the pieces that create the big picture. By using this metaphor I wish to express my sincere wish and hope that, despite these different and interesting facets and subspecialties, radiologists should see themselves as a community and join forces to strengthen our specialty in the best interest of our patients,” ESR President Prof. Hamm extends a warm invitation to everyone with an interest in radiology to join the meeting.

Source: European Society of Radiology