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CBR at the European Congress of Radiology

Many activities and new partnerships marked the participation of the College in this edition

The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) is one of the largest and most important world events in the specialty and, this year, it took place from February 27th to March 3rd. The ESR, chaired by Lorenzo Derchi, announced a record attendance, with the participation of a total of 30,259 participants on site, with 23,239 registered participants, including a record number of 14,602 speakers, which represents an increase of 5% in relation to ECR 2018 and a total of 8,637 participants who are employees of companies in the imaging area that were exhibitors at the event.
ECR 2019 Entrance - Photo credit: Disclosure
In addition, streaming platform ECR Online had 7,020 registered viewers who were not present at the venue. ECR 2019 was characterized by the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the congress held in Vienna, which has been held in the city since 1991. CBR, as a representative of Brazilian Radiology and a partner of ESR, was present and carried out several important activities, reaffirming the importance of the entity in Brazil and in the world. CBR had a stand for assistance with the availability of promotional materials, such as a folder, to reinforce communication regarding the Brazilian Congress of Radiology (CBR19), which will take place in Fortaleza, from October 10th to 12th, when it will receive 10 of the best speakers of ECR 2019 in an unprecedented partnership. “Brazil will be the first country in the world to receive the 'Best of ECR'”, says Dr. Maria de Fátima Vasco Aragão, second secretary of the CBR, who worked together with Dr. Manoel Rocha, former president of CBR, and to Dr. Alair Sarmet Santos, current president, for this partnership to be signed.
CBR booth at ECR 2019 with Dr. Adonis Manzella, AVR Course Coordinator, Dr. Valdair Muglia, Scientific Director, Dr. Alair Sarmet Santos, President of CBR, Dr. Teresa Santos, member of the CBR Radiological Protection Commission, Dr. Maria de Fátima Vasco Aragão, Suzana Bonolo, executive director of CBR, and Dr. Henrique Carrete Junior, former president of CBR and current president of CIR
CBR and ESR: successful partnership This year ESR launched an initiative called ESR Connect, which aimed to disseminate recorded interviews with participants of various nationalities during the event. CBR directors were invited to be interviewed representing Brazil. The topics addressed were the agreement between the CBR and the ESR, the first “Best of ECR” to be held in Brazil during the Brazilian Congress of Radiology (CBR19) in Fortaleza, and interactions between the two societies. The interview was aired on Saturday, March 2nd during the congress and broadcast on multiple video monitors throughout the ECR.
Interview for ESR Connect
On Saturday, March 2, important meetings with the ESR will also take place. The first of the day was held with the director of the European School of Radiology (ESOR), Dr. Valerie Vilgrain, in which the last details of the ESOR Course 2019 in Brazil were defined, another result of this partnership. ESOR 2019 will take place in August, in the cities of Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro, and will have Neuroradiology as its theme. On the occasion, the theme of Thoracic Imaging was chosen for 2020, with the cities still being defined. Some possibilities for increasing exchange between the two institutions were also discussed. There was also a meeting with the board of ESR, represented by Prof. Dr. Bernd Hamm, Chairman of the Board, Michael Fuchsjager, Head of the International Relations Committee and Vice-Chairman-elect, Boris Brkljačić, Chairman-elect, Martina Szucsich, Secretary, and Peter Baierl, Executive Director. The “Best of ECR 2019” class program was approved and it was agreed to jointly evaluate the edition of the event right after the Brazilian Congress of Radiology (CBR19). ESR reported that the next “Best of ECR” will be in Canada.
ERS board meeting with CBR board
A promotion of the Brazilian Congress of Radiology with the “Best of ECR” was prepared for the ECR period, with exclusive discounts for all categories of participants, which was extended until May 15th. Access the website Congressocbr.com.br to register. international partnerships Among the activities with this focus, a meeting was held with the Federation of Radiology Associations of Argentina (Faardit), with the presence of the president of the entity, Dr. Carlos Cardiel. On the occasion, a cooperation between the two institutions was agreed, with the sending of professors to the Brazilian and Argentine Congresses of 2020. In addition, Faardit members received a discount for registration in the Brazilian Congress of Radiology (CBR19).
Meeting of the Board of Directors of the CBR and the Federation of Radiology Associations of Argentina (Faardit)
A meeting was also held with the BRICS Association of Radiology (BAR), an entity that brings together the national Radiology societies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa and which, in the future, should be one of the most active in the area. . “We discussed the practical activities of this alliance and how to make it more inclusive, including other countries, as proposed by the South African societies and defended by the CBR”, says Dr. Valdair Muglia. In the end, a new meeting was arranged in three months, which will be held online and will discuss new proposals in this regard, after verification with the respective boards.
Meeting with the BRICS Association of Radiology (BAR)
With the Portuguese Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, represented by its next president, Dr. Antonio Madureira, the partnership with CBR was reaffirmed. The College will send representatives to teach at the SPRMN Genitourinary Imaging course, which will take place from May 9th to 11th, in the city of Porto.
Meeting with the Portuguese Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Radiological Protection On the 27th of February, the celebration of the five years of Eurosafe Imaging was held, with the presence of Prof. doctor Afshin Gangi, one of the founders, and Prof. doctor Boris Brkljačić, representing ESR. Prof. doctor Donald Frush, coordinator of Image Gently, participated as a guest.
Monica Bernardo, member of the CBR Radiological Protection Commission, Fátima Aragão, CBR second secretary, Teresa Santos, member of the CBR Radiological Protection Commission, Donald Frush (Image Gently), Gui Frija (EuroSafe), Laura Bancroft (Image Wisely) Dolores Bustelo, president of the SRP, and Valdair Muglia, scientific director of the CBR
doctor Valdair Muglia, Dr. Maria de Rosario Perez, Dr. Alair Sarmet Santos
Another important meeting was the meeting with the Japanese Society of Radiology (JSR), with the approval of the meeting held at the RSNA in 2018 and following the signing of an agreement between the two entities. “In 2020, CBR will send two representatives to the Japanese Congress of Radiology, from April 9 to 11, in Yokohama, to participate in lectures and other activities of the congress and, in October 2020, two Japanese professors will come to the Brazilian Congress of Radiology”, highlights Dr. Alair Sarmet Santos.
Japanese Society of Radiology (JRS)
Signing ceremony of the CBR-JRS (Japanese Society of Radiology) agreement
During the congress, another important activity with this focus was the meeting with Dr. Donald Frush, from Image Gently, with the presence of members of the CBR board of directors and representatives of the initiative in Latin America and Brazil, as well as members of the Radiological Protection Commission of the College. On that occasion, it was decided to unify the different radioprotection initiatives under development in Brazil and Latin America, such as LatinSafe, Image Gently and Image Wisely, under the organization of the Radiological Protection Commission of the CBR. ECR's 25th Anniversary Celebration The Opening Ceremony took place on February 27th with emotional tributes with several tributes to the doctors below: Federico G. Lubinus (Colombia) Michael G. Kawooya (Uganda) Vijay M. Rao (United States) Anna-Maria Belli (England) Luís Donoso-Bach (Spain) Valentin Sinitsyn (Russia) Regina Beets-Tan (Netherlands) Nahum Goldberg (Israel) Paul S. Sidhu (England) There was also a party with the theme “Dancing with the Sharks” to mark the 25th anniversary of the ECR in Vienna. The ECR is the annual Congress of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), which represents more than 101,000 members worldwide. The ECR is one of the largest medical conferences in the world, attracting over 30,000 delegates. With 300 companies on more than 26,000 m2, its exhibition is also one of the largest medical exhibitions in Europe. ECR 2020 will take place from 11 to 15 March 2020 in Vienna. Don't miss ECR 2020!!! New in this issue “The Cube”, ECR's interventional radiology space, which doubled in space compared to ECR 2018, saw a further increase in participation and interest. Over four days, it offered interactive presentations, challenges and quizzes led by international experts in the field of Interventional Radiology (IR). The offered sessions were watched more than 1,200 times, which represents an incredible increase of 50%. “Women in Focus” was one of the scientific highlights of ECR 2019 and featured four sessions under the guidance of Professor Lorenzo Derchi and Professor Hedvig Hricak, Chair of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. For two of those four sessions, which revolved around women in health care and women's leadership, attendees had to be redirected to dedicated live streaming areas as the Church reached capacity.