ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2019









Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is my honour and pleasure to welcome you at the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, this time taking place in the city of Antwerp, Belgium.

As always, this event constitutes the most important meeting for non-invasive cardiac and cardiovascular radiologists in Europe, bringing together colleagues from all over the world to share their knowledge and experience in a friendly atmosphere.

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 on contemporary topics. 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.

We are also very proud to, for the first time, provide special sessions co-organised by our new ESCR Young Club. This Young Club, introduced during the ESTI/ESCR 2018 meeting, constitutes the latest initiative of the ESCR to reach out to young members, giving them a platform for discussion and education. While the ESCR meeting remains an event covering the latest imaging insights, basic refresher courses will not be forgotten, delivered with the same high quality and attention to detail as you are used from the ESCR.

Finally, together with the rest of the local faculty, I am especially proud to welcome you to my home town of Antwerp. As you will undoubtedly experience, Antwerp is one of Europe’s top destinations for a city trip, offering an irresistible mix of high-end gastronomy, culture, history and a shopping area stretching all the way from the venue’s location to the harbour. Given the excellent location of the chosen venue, you can experience all this without the use of any public transportation.

We hope that you will share our enthusiasm for ESCR 2019, and wish you a very fruitful and exciting stay in Antwerp.

Dr. Rodrigo Salgado

ESCR 2019 Congress President



October 24-26, 2019


Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp
Koningin Astridplein 20
2018 Antwerp

Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp (FMCCA) is a unique convention center, conveniently located in the heart of the city, next to the 19th century Antwerp ZOO. The conference center is surrounded by nature, tropical animals and a beautiful garden. The venue combines the best of two worlds: Modern facilities and technology are integrated in the breathtaking façade of the rooms that have been there for decades.


The city is in close proximity to Brussels airport, which is one of the biggest airports in Europe. There is a direct 34-minute rail connection from Brussels International Airport to Antwerp. Together, Brussels & Antwerp International Airports serve 200 destinations with 300 direct flights per day.

The Antwerp Central railway station, which operates direct connections from various European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, London or Cologne, is located within 2 minutes walking distance from FMCCA – the venue of ESCR 2019.

On the road in and to Antwerp? Find practical information here.


Antwerp offers a lot different tastes and activities: From trendy fashion stores to the famous Belgian chocolate and beers. The city flourished culturally thanks to painters like Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck, Jordaens and Teniers where the Baroque style dominated. Antwerp is a great harmony of contemporary style of living well fitted with the old roots of the city.


We are happy to announce to have secured a number of rooms in different hotels in Antwerp.
Please visit the hotel booking website in order to find a suitable accommodation during your stay in Antwerp, Belgium. Click the link below to see the different options and book directly.

Please note that this is a third party service provided by an external company. In case of questions and/or inquiries, please kindly contact the Antwerp Convention Bureau. ESCR cannot accept any liability for external services.


Dr. Rodrigo Salgado (Congress President)
Prof. Dr. Alain Nchimi (Local Committee Member)
Dr. Daniel DeVos (Local Committee Member)
Dr. Olivier Ghekiere (Local Committee Member)
Dr. Kristof De Smet (Local Committee Member)
Dr. Stefaan Gryspeerd (Local Committee Member)
Dr. Pieter Waer (Local Committee Member)


Since 1 February 2017, the entire city centre of Antwerp is a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). Before travelling to Antwerp with a car, check whether your vehicle is suitable to enter the LEZ.


Education Congress Research GmbH/ESCR 2019 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 2019 cannot accept liability for accidents or injuries that may occur. Education Congress Research GmbH/ESCR 2019 is not liable for personal injury and loss or damage of private property.

Continuing Medical Education

The ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Antwerp, Belgium, 24/10/2019-26/10/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Continuing Education Credits
For Belgian Specialists

We have secured 20 RIZIV/INAMI accreditation points, including 3 Ethics & Economy points and 6 points from the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC/AFCN).


The meeting will be held in English.


Education Congress Research GmbH
c/o ESCR Office
Am Gestade 1
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 5334064-909


In order to access the latest version of the programme, please click on the overview below.


Please contact the information desk onsite in Antwerp in order to register for the workshops.

ESCR is offering several workshops on occasion of the ESCR 2019 congress. Workshops are organised on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each workshop will last approx. 75 min. Workstations will be available to participants.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Attendance to one or more workshops requires an active/paid congress registration. An additional workshop fee amounts to 10,00€ per workshop. Due to the limited number of places, early booking is recommended. Please note that workshop tickets cannot be refunded and changes in regard to the workshop selection may only be considered upon availability.



CMR Blitz: Case Review and Analysis

Thursday, October 24, 15:00-17:00

Steven WOLFF (New York/US)
Tilman EMRICH (Mainz/DE)



CMR flow analysis, 4D Flow and tissue tracking

Friday, October 25, 10:00 – 11:15

Alexandros KALLIFATIDIS (Thessalonik/GR)
Aurelio SECINARO (Rome/IT)


TAVI planning: How to do it

Friday, October 25, 14:15 – 15:30

Ricardo BUDDE (Rotterdam/NL)
Jean-Nicolas DACHER (Rouen/FR)


T1 and T2 mapping clinical applications

Friday, October 25, 15:45 – 17:00

Nicola GALEA (Rome/IT)
Giuseppe MUSCOGIURI (Milan/IT)



CMR flow analysis, 4D Flow and tissue tracking

Saturday, October 26, 08:30 – 09:45

Steven WOLFF (New York/US)
Alexandros KALLIFATIDIS (Thessalonik/GR)


T1 and T2 mapping clinical applications

Saturday, October 26, 10:00 – 11:15

Steven WOLFF (New York/US)
Nicola GALEA (Rome/IT)


The imaging and analysis of valve disease

Saturday, October 26, 11:30 – 12:45

Steven WOLFF (New York/US)
Ricardo BUDDE (Rotterdam/NL)


Registration for the ESCR 2019 Congress is to be made electronically by completing the respective registration form. Registration forms without full name, complete email, postal address and date of birth cannot be processed.

Registration fees depend on the date your payment is received at the ESCR bank account and will be considered as incomplete and adjusted accordingly if the payment is not received by the relevant deadline.

Early registration Late registration Onsite registration
until 30.06.2019 until 23.10.2019 24-26.10.2019
Regular Ticket Non-Member € 420.00 € 530.00 € 590.00
Regular Ticket Member* € 365.00 € 475.00 € 530.00
Resident Non-Member € 180.00 € 235.00 € 290.00
Resident Member* € 125.00 € 180.00 € 235.00
Nurse, Technologist, Physicist Non-Member € 180.00 € 235.00 € 290.00
Nurse, Technologist, Physicist Member* € 125.00 € 180.00 € 235.00
Student € 25.00 € 25.00 € 25.00

Reduced member registration is available to all active ESCR 2019 members in good standing, who have paid for their membership until April 30, 2019, at 23:59 CET.


Reduced resident registration will be offered to residents, who 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).


Registration categorised as nurse/technologist/physicist is limited in general to nurses, technologists and physicists without any academic title. Nurses, technologists and physicists 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 completed online registration. In case this confirmation is not received, the registration fee will automatically be adjusted to a regular fee.


Student registration will be offered to students without any academic title. Students have to send or email a copy of their valid student picture ID together with a copy of their passport within 5 working days after online registration. In case these documents are not received, the registration fee will automatically be adjusted to a regular fee. The age limit for a registration as student is set at 30 years (incl. the age of 30).


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 2019 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.


We would like to thank all abstract submitters for their efforts.

Notifications of acceptance/rejection have been sent out to all abstract submitters. Please note that all accepted oral and/or poster presenters need to have a valid registration for the congress.

Accepted for oral presentation

The presenter of the accepted oral abstract will be invited for a lecture within the scientific session(s). The presenter of an oral presentation has to be registered for the ESCR 2019 congress. Accepted abstracts may be published within the online syllabus and partner journal.


Accepted for poster presentation

The submitter of the accepted scientific poster abstract will receive login details for the EPOS Submission System in order to upload the final version of the poster. The presenter of a poster has to be registered for the ESCR 2019 congress. Accepted abstracts may be published within the online syllabus and partner journal.


On occasion of the 2019 Antwerp congress, we are happy to award the best oral presentations. The winners will be announced in the awarding session on Saturday, October 26. Please note that presence at the closing session is obligatory to receive the prize.


December 2018

Membership system opens for 2019 applications/renewals.

February 2019

Congress Registration system opens.
Abstract Submission system opens.

April 2019

End of April – deadline to apply for/renew ESCR membership in order to benefit from reduced congress fees

May 2019

Beginning of May – Abstract Submission stops.
Middle of May – Abstract Rating starts.
End of May – Abstract Classification

June 2019

Beginning of June – Notification of acceptance/rejection
Mid of June – Poster Submission starts.
End of June – Early Registration stops.

July 2019

Beginning of July – Late Registration Fee starts.

August 2019

End of August – Poster Submission stops.

October 2019

October 24-26 ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting

YAPP – Young Abstract Presenter 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 2019 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 2019 congress with a complimentary registration and will benefit from an accommodation grant.




Submit your abstract

Make sure to submit your abstract within the abstract submission period.


Accept the "YAPP Application" affirmation

Make sure that while submitting an abstract, you tick the box entitled “YAPP Application”.


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).

From ESCR with Love: The taste of Belgium


The event will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Horta Grand Cafe (Hopland 2, 2000 Antwerp/BE).

Price per ticket 59,00 EUR

Course of action
19:45 – Welcome & Aperitif
20:30 – Dinner
21:45 – Chocolate Surprise 🍫
22:30 – Music & Dancing
00:30 – End

Please note, tickets are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


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 Antwerp, Belgium, from October 24-26, 2019.

Various options within an exciting scientific & educational programme focusing on cardiovascular imaging shall help to perfectly position your company and reach about 500 expected international participants. The three day congress will be accompanied by variety of dedicated workshops on contemporary topics.


Supporting ESCR 2019 – What’s in for the industry?


Encourage and promote education and public awareness


Participate and present your products and research in an exhibition to an international audience


Stimulate and discuss new research: Use the unique debates concept to stir discussion and create awareness


Cooperate and network with opinion leaders


Inform and update international participants on clinical and technological developments


Support and assist opinion leaders to reach the best clinical recommendations for current therapeutic

We would be delighted to welcome you as a partner of the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting in October 2019.
For further information and to receive the sponsor options brochure please contact

We would like to thank our industry partners 2019 for their valuable support.

ESCR 2020 – Save the date!

It is our pleasure to already invite you for the ESCR 2020 congress, which will be held from October 15-17, 2020, in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The flyer, as well as promotional slides are available for download via the links below.