ECR 2019 paints the bigger picture

The upcoming European Congress of Radiology (ECR) is is taking place from February 27-March 3, 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

This year’s motto ‘the bigger picture’ does not only relate to the congress poster celebrating the 25th ECR in Vienna and consisting of elements from the past 24 ECRs, but also to the ESR’s vision that its annual meeting is more than just a radiology congress. It is the event where radiologists, radiographers, nuclear medicine physicians, medical physicists and professionals from related professions come together under one roof to discuss, explore, and present every aspect medical imaging has to offer.

Education, science and training at the highest level are an ECR trademark and the 2019 congress will again offer insights into the latest trends in radiology. “The ECR programme committees have worked hard to present a programme that includes every aspect of medical imaging, including the latest highlights and trends, but also basic training and refresher courses for professionals of all career stages. The famous New Horizons Sessions put the spotlight on the role of imaging in the era of liquid biopsy, artificial intelligence driven by radiologists and the tumour board of the future. Artificial intelligence will run as a common thread through the entire programme and will also be presented in its own area within the technical exhibition called the ‘AIX’.

The AIX is the best place to explore how machine learning, deep learning and big data are reshaping medical imaging and to find out what the future holds. Meet the innovative SMEs at the forefront of the field, take in sessions on the big issues at the AIX Theatre, and start your very own AI adventure thanks to self-paced training provided by NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute.

Some of the most popular and interesting sessions, which I highly recommend to attend, will be the multidisciplinary sessions, in which radiologists and clinicians together, will discuss their diagnostic and therapeutic approach to patients with a specific pathologic condition,” said ESR President Professor Lorenzo Derchi, from Genoa, Italy, providing a preview to some of the ECR 2019 scientific highlights.

The European Congress of Radiology is taking place from February 27 – March 3 in Vienna, Austria.

Source: European Society of Radiology