It is with great anticipation that we count down to the start of the European Society for Radiology’s fully online European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2021 from 3-7 March 2021. ECR is also going global with its “Pop-up World Tour–Online – On demand”, thus embracing a new way of connecting the radiology community across the world.
After a year of lockdowns and isolation, we are all yearning for human contact. So,what better way to symbolise this need than choosing an embrace? Host country, Austria, has chosen The Kiss by Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt, as the leitmotiv in this year’s congress “Embracing”, the old and the new. As befitting a Congress of standing, ECR will offer participants a new, online experience with many added features.
“If you cannot come to us due to the situation, we will bring ECR to you,” reaffirmed Michael Fuchsjäger, ESR President.
Some of the programme highlights include: advanced training courses, basic training courses and the In Focus programme, which will be especially relevant as it will look at mental and physical wellbeing, resilience, mindfulness and coping with stress.
The Lancet Oncology Commission will, for the first time, present results of research on Ensuring Sustainable Healthcare Systems.Multidisciplinary and special focussessions will deal with a broad range of topics, including lung cancer screening, rectal cancer treatment, sarcoma, fibrotic lung disease, and many more.
During the ESR meets countries sessions the focus will be on India, Armenia, Austria, Arabian Peninsula (Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates).
New Normal, New Features at ECR
One of the benefits of the online Congress is around-the-clock presentations. So, both for Education and Science, different sessions will take place at various times throughout the day and night. Four, live parallel streams will be available. So, early birds and night owls can tune in whenever they have the time. Moreover, there will be live, interactive and semi-live presentations throughout. Whatever your time zone, there will be a presentation on offer for you.
Pop-up World Tour- Online – On-Demand
Channel N° 1 is a brand-new feature at ECR 2021, acting as the central point around which all the events will revolve. This exciting new addition will be broadcast live from a dedicated studio, including Table Talk interviews, daily yoga, mindfulness, Qigong and Aikido sessions. This promises to be a real treat!
Moreover, Channel N° 1 will host the Pop-Up World Tour events which will be taking place in various cities all over the world, sharing information on radiology practice and research. It’s new; it’s different; it’s the future.https://www.myesr.org/congress