ECR all set to become annual meeting for radiographers too

A steady rise in the number of radiographers attending the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), and in particular their enthusiastic feedback, has led the ESR to offer more to cater especially to their needs and make the ECR the annual meeting and the place to be for all radiographers from 2017 onwards. The greatly expanded scientific programme reflects this development: nine Refresher Courses, two Professional Challenges sessions (both about different aspects of the significance of teamwork between radiologists and radiographers), and one Special Focus session about the role of radiographers in pediatric imaging constitute the core of this programme. A dedicated Pros & Cons session on ultrasound service, and the EFRS Workshop, organized by the European Federation of Radiographer Societies and dealing with authorship and reviewing, will add to the diversity of the sessions on offer. The EFRS meets’ session, which has been a regular part of the congress for the last four years, will feature Belgium as its guest country at ECR 2017, with the Association des Professionnels en Imagerie Medicale and the Vereniging Medisch Beeldvormers presenting radiographers’ achievements in their home country. The ESR’s well-established Rising Stars’ programme, which has aimed to reach trainee radiographers from the very beginning, has added the EFRS Radiographers’ Basic Session to its programme. The Voice of EPOS, the ECR’s platform for poster authors to present their work in moderated poster sessions, will also offer a separate session for radiographers for the first time.