From the January/February issue of HealthCare Business News magazine
The European Congress of Radiology, scheduled for Feb. 28 through March 4 in Vienna, has always had something new to offer to its participants, and this will also be the case in 2018.
Possibly the most spectacular of the new ECR offerings will be “Interventional Radiology at the Cube.” The program is intended to introduce young radiologists to the subspecialty of interventional radiology, and to provide enhanced knowledge to radiologists who need it in their everyday professional life. Lectures and hands-on workshops will focus on interaction with the participants, simulating clinical routine and concentrating on practice-oriented contents. For the new project, rooms in a nearby church have been rented, a contemporary architectural gem in a cuboid form, made of dark chromium steel, hence the term, “The Cube.”
The “Coffee & Talk” sessions are another new format. In a relaxed atmosphere in one of the Austria Center's stylish lounges, short lectures and discussions will be offered on topics such as clinical decision support, challenges for department chairs, undergraduate teaching of radiology, radiation protection and imaging biobanks. Participants are welcomed and encouraged to stop by and contribute to the informal discussions while sipping their coffee or tea.
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To make it more widely accessible, the ECR will again broadcast nearly every lecture via live web streams on ECR Online, a service delegates have used increasingly since its introduction four years ago.
The ECR is the annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology, which represents more than 75,500 members worldwide. The ECR is one of the largest medical congresses in the world, attracting more than 25,000 participants with 300 companies exhibiting.