ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

Dear Colleagues, dear Friends

After the COVID pandemic cancelled the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) Annual Meeting 2020 in Dubrovnik, it is my honour and pleasure to welcome you to the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2024, which will take place from October 24 to 26, 2024, in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The ESCR 2024 Annual Meeting programme includes many state-of-the-art educational sessions for experienced cardiovascular radiologists, but also for young (and not so young) radiologists just entering the field, and for radiographers who are a very important part of the cardiovascular imaging team. A special part of the programme will be dedicated to imaging pediatric and congenital heart disease, which is playing an increasingly important role in the management of these patients. We are again planning to strengthen our collaboration with the ESCR partner societies through joint sessions and to offer CT and MRI workshops for those who wish to improve their practical experience in using different software applications in their daily clinical routine. During scientific sessions, you will be able to share your latest research results in the form of oral or poster presentations and discuss them with your colleagues. The EBCR diploma exam will be offered to radiologists wishing to obtain Level 3 certification in cardiovascular radiology. During the meeting, you can meet world-renowned experts in cardiovascular radiology in a warm and friendly atmosphere and learn about the latest technological achievements at symposia organized by our industry partners.

The ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 will take place in Croatia, in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. The old town of Dubrovnik, then known as the Republic of Ragusa, was an important naval power in the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. You will be able to walk on the famous medieval stone walls of Dubrovnik and visit the oldest quarantine in the world, one of the oldest pharmacies, numerous churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as filming locations of “Games of Thrones” scenes. The congress venue is located on the quiet Babin kuk peninsula, just 15 minutes from the old town of Dubrovnik.

Welcome to Dubrovnik, the ”Pearl of the Adriatic”!


Assist. Prof. Dr. Maja Hrabak Paar
ESCR 2024 Congress President

GENERAL INFORMATION

The ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 will be organised as in-person event. No online/on-demand participation will be offered.

DISCLAIMER/LIABILITY

Education Congress Research GmbH/ESCR 2024 cannot accept any liability for the acts of the suppliers to this meeting or the attendees’ safety while travelling to or from the congress. All participants and accompanying persons are strongly advised to carry adequate travel and health insurance, as Education Congress Research GmbH/ESCR 2024 cannot accept liability for accidents or injuries that may occur. Education Congress Research GmbH/ESCR 2024 is not liable for personal injury and loss or damage of private property.

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

An application to UEMS for CME accreditation will be submitted.

CONFERENCE LANGUAGE

The meeting is held in English.

DATE

October 24-26, 2024

Congress Venue

Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik
Ul. Iva Dulčića 34
20000, Dubrovnik
Croatia

CONGRESS PRESIDENT

Assist. Prof. Dr. Maja Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR

OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Boris Brkljačić
Goran Roić
Slavica Kovačić
Antonio Bulum
Vilma Kosović
Miroslav Muršić

ORGANISING SECRETARIAT

Education Congress Research GmbH
Am Gestade 1
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 5334064-909
Email: office@escr.org

ACCOMMODATION

We are happy to announce that ESCR 2024 delegates will be offered a special rate at Valamar Hotels Dubrovnik. Please note that rooms offered at a special rate are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that this is a third party service provided by an external company. In case of questions and/or inquiries, kindly contact Valamar Hotels directly. Education Congress Research Gmbh/ESCR 2024 cannot accept any liability for external services.

PROGRAMME

Kindly note that the programme will still be subject to changes.

Please note that all fees are excluding 25% VAT which will be added during the registration process.

  Early registration
until June 30
Late registration
until October 23
Onsite registration
until October 26
Regular Registration 460,00 € 560,00 € 630,00 €
Regular Registration – Radiographer/Nurse/Physicist 240,00 € 300,00 € 370,00 €
Regular Registration – Resident 240,00 € 300,00 € 370,00 €
       
Full Member Registration 385,00 €  485,00 € 555,00 €
Full Member Registration – Nuclear Medicine 385,00 € 485,00 € 555,00 €
Corresponding Member Registration 385,00 €  485,00 € 555,00 €
Associate Member Registration 385,00 € 485,00 € 555,00 €
Associate Member Registration – Radiographer/Nurse/Physicist   190,00 €   250,00 €   320,00 €
Resident Member Registration  190,00 €  250,00 €  320,00 €
       
Student Registration 25,00€ 25,00€ 25,00€
       
ESCR Evening 80,00€ 80,00€ 80,00€

All individuals interested in cardiovascular radiology (applicable for non-members).

This registration type is limited to nurses, radiographers and physicists without any academic title (applicable for non-members).
Nurses, radiographers/radiological technologists and physicists have to send or email a letter, written on official hospital paper and signed by the head of department, confirming their status as such within 5 working days after completed online registration. In case this confirmation is not received, the registration fee will automatically be adjusted to a regular fee.

Resident registration will be offered to residents (applicable for non-members).
Residents have to send or email a letter, written on official hospital letter paper and signed by the head of department, confirming their status as such within 5 working days after online registration. In case this confirmation is not received, the registration fee will automatically be adjusted to a regular fee. The age limit for a registration as resident is set at 35 years (incl. the age of 35).

Full member registration is available to all active ESCR full members 2024.

Corresponding member registration is available to all active ESCR corresponding members 2024.

Full member nuclear medicine membership is available to all active ESCR full members – nuclear medicine 2024.

Associate member registration is available to physicians other than Radiographers/Nurses/Physicists, members of other scientific disciplines and individual members of commercial companies with a special interest in cardiovascular radiology with an active ESCR associate membership 2024.

This registration type is limited to radiographers, nurses and physicists without any academic title who are active ESCR associate members 2024. Radiographers, nurses and physicists have to send or email a letter, written on official hospital paper and signed by the head of department, confirming their status as such within 5 working days after completed online registration. In case this confirmation is not received, the registration fee will automatically be adjusted to a regular fee.

Resident member registration will be offered to active ESCR resident members 2024.

Student registration will be offered to students without any academic title. Students are kindly asked to send an email to the ESCR Office with a copy of their valid student picture ID and a copy of their passport. The age limit for a registration as student is set at 30 years (incl. the age of 30). For further information or registration kindly contact office@escr.org.  


TERMS & CONDITIONS

Click here to download the Terms and Conditions (Cancellation Policy).

In case of cancellation, neither Education Congress Research GmbH nor ESCR will refund any registration fee(s). Education Congress Research GmbH/ESCR 2024 offers all interested persons the option of taking out an insurance with our partner ‘Europäische Reiseversicherung’. The insurance fee depends on the selected ticket and can only be booked during online registration. After payment and finalisation of the registration, insurance can no longer be selected. All cancellation requests must be issued to the ‘Europäische Reiseversicherung’ directly. Refunds will be given according to the terms and conditions of the ‘Europäische Reiseversicherung’. Neither Education Congress Research GmbH nor ESCR are responsible for any refunds of registration fees.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstract Submission is closed.
We would like to thank all abstract submitters for their contribution!
Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent mid-June.

General Information
We are happy to invite all interested persons to submit an abstract for this year’s ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2024. Authors of the best oral abstracts will be invited to present their work during the Scientific Sessions in Dubrovnik. Abstracts that cannot be accepted for oral presentations may be invited to be presented as online poster. Presenters of accepted abstracts (oral presentation or poster) must be registered for the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2024.

Awards for the best oral presentations
– Magna Cum Laude – 300€ + Free registration to the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2025
– Cum Laude – 150€ + Free registration to the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2025
– 3x Certificates of Merit – Free registration to the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2025

Please note, that attendance at the award ceremony is mandatory. Presenters who are unable to attend the award ceremony are ineligible to receive an award.

Abstract Structure
Abstract content is limited to a maximum of 2750 characters (including spaces). Accepted abstracts may be published in the final programme brochure, the ESCR journals, an online syllabus and/or on the ESCR website.
More information regarding abstract guidelines can be found here

Short Oral Presentation

The abstract should be separated in “Purpose/Objectives”, “Methods and Materials”, “Results” and “Conclusion”. The body limit is 2750 characters. Authors of accepted oral presentations will be invited for a presentation within the ESCR Scientific Sessions. Presentation time will be up to 8 minutes (depending on the final programme). The presenter of an oral presentation has to be registered for the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2024.
Accepted abstracts may be published in the final programme brochure, an online syllabus and/or on the ESCR website as well as in partner journals of ESCR.

Scientific Poster

The abstract should be separated in “Purpose”, “Methods and Materials”, “Results” and “Conclusion”. The body limit is 2750 characters. The presenter of the poster has to be registered for the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2024.
Accepted abstracts may be published in the final programme brochure, an online syllabus and/or on the ESCR website as well as in  partner journals of ESCR.

Educational Poster

The abstract should be separated in “Learning Objectives”, “Background”, “Imaging findings OR Procedure details”, “Conclusion” and “References”. The body limit is 2750 characters. The presenter of the poster has to be registered for the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2024.
Accepted abstracts may be published in the final programme brochure, an online syllabus and/or on the ESCR website as well as in partner journals of ESCR.

YAPP – Young Abstract Presenter Programme

ABOUT THE YAP PROGRAMME

The European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology appreciates and encourages the submission of abstracts from young radiologists. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that in 2024 the YAP Programme will be revived.

A limited number of accepted oral presenters (no poster presenters, no submitters and no co-authors) below the age of 35 (incl. age of 35) will be able to participate in ESCR 2024 congress with a complimentary registration and will benefit from an accommodation grant of up to 400€ for a maximum number of two nights.

 

YAPP 2024 – COURSE OF ACTION

You will get a notification from the ESCR Office whether your abstract has been accepted for an oral presentation.
Among all accepted oral presenters, the second evaluation in terms of YAPP classification will be done. As soon as the YAPP winners are selected, they will be notified per email about their acceptance.

The European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology retains the right to reject any applicant without giving the reasons. The reimbursement will be granted to the amount of money set by ESCR for a maximum of two nights and only upon presentation of original receipts (the original hotel invoice to be sent to the ESCR office in Vienna via regular mail or handed in to the office representatives onsite at the congress venue).

Sponsoring

ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2024, Dubrovnik/HR

We have the honour and pleasure to invite you to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology – ESCR that will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from October 24-26, 2024.

We are happy to also this year offer various options to our industry partners to perfectly position your company and to reach out to international experts in non-invasive cardiac and cardiovascular radiology coming together from all over the world to share their knowledge in a friendly atmosphere and to benefit from an attractive and exciting congress programme

Main topics 2024

Radiology has always been a rapidly evolving specialty, closely linked to technical innovations but also actively contributing to a better understanding of pathophysiological processes in a wide variety of diseases. This is actually especially true in the field of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging, where new techniques including e.g. parametric MR mapping for tissue characterisation, non-invasive CT-based fraction flow reserve calculations, and evolving insights in the evaluation and treatment of valvular heart disease with CT/MR are leading to improved diagnostic possibilities and better patient care. The current annual meeting will provide plenty of opportunities to learn the latest insights into cutting-edge clinical imaging applications, not only through lectures by respected speakers, but also through a variety of dedicated workshops. Finally, the rise of artificial intelligence and big data is undeniable, with a growing impact on the workflow and position of the radiologist. Dedicated sessions will provide the necessary insights relevant to clinical practice.

 

Supporting the ESCR 2024 – What’s in for the industry?

– Participate and present your products/research in an exhibition to an international audience
– Stimulate and discuss new research: Use this occasion to stir discussion and create awareness
– Encourage and promote education and public awareness
– Cooperate and network with opinion leaders
– Support and assist opinion leaders to reach the best clinical recommendations for current therapeutic dilemmas
– Inform and update international participants on clinical and technological developments

The industry partners are the most important supporters for ESCR enabling us to organise another ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting and to keep the high quality and standard of our meetings.
In return, we would like to offer various different options of a possible cooperation enlisted on the following pages.

Besides our standard options, we will be happy to create your very own sponsor package or discuss further options that might be interesting to your company.

We would be delighted to welcome you as a partner of the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting in October 2024.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS 2024

SCAM WARNINGS – BE VIGILANT!

Delegates, participants, exhibitors and other partners are continually targeted by companies claiming to be, or work with, event organisers. They use existing event branding and may appear genuine. In the past this has included directories and hotel bookings, besides other requests.

Our official partners are listed on the conference website, thus we ask you to retrieve all information and guidance from there only.

ESCR has no impact on possible scam attempts and thus will not assume any liability for such activity. Please do inform us immediately if you receive anything unexpected, looking like potential scam or that you are unsure of.

What to do if targeted by a scammer

In case you encounter or receive scam:
Ignore completely and do not communicate in any way. Writing letters and responding to emails simply confirms that you exist and are available at the address/email address/number they have and therefore to continue or try to pursue a payment.
1. Alert us immediately
2. Do not pay anything
3. Do not communicate with the scammers even when they threaten legal action

Hotel booking agencies

Please beware of hotel booking companies who contact participants, speakers and supporting companies claiming to be either a preferred supplier or, in some cases, working for our event, that demand up-front payment, charge substantial penalties for changes or cancellation and may not even make a reservation with the unapproved hotel.
We advise that you make your arrangements through reputable suppliers and not via unsolicited phone calls or emails.

Unsolicited Marketing Communications

Companies are being targeted by agencies claiming to supply exhibitor/visitor/participant lists and details relating to our events and products at a cost. Be aware that this data is likely fraudulent. If you receive any such unsolicited offers, please do not respond unless you have checked with us first.

If you are unsure of any correspondence received, please contact us directly at office@escr.org.