Congress

Welcome

Dear colleagues,
Dear friends,

It is my honour and pleasure to invite you to the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2020, the most important meeting of non-invasive cardiovascular radiologists in Europe, that will be held in the beautiful town of Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15-17, 2020, with the general topic „The heart connected“.

Taking into account the needs of already established experts in cardiovascular radiology, but also of radiologists and radiographers with less experience in this field, the ESCR 2020 programme will be well-balanced between advanced and basic level, including continuation of the ESCR Young Club Sessions that were introduced last year with great success. Cardiovascular imaging hot topics, including multiparametric cardiac MRI, functional CT techniques, imaging in cardio-oncology and neurocardiology, artificial intelligence and machine learning will be discussed, partly also through collaboration with ESCR partner societies. CT and MRI workshops will again be offered to those who would like to improve their practical experience using different software applications in the daily clinical routine. During the meeting, participants will be able to meet world-renowned experts in cardiovascular radiology and to share the knowledge and experience with them in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 will for the first time take place in Croatia, in the beautiful town of Dubrovnik. The Old City of Dubrovnik, at that time known as the Republic of Ragusa, used to be an important Mediterranean sea power in the Middle Ages, and has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1979. You will be able to walk on Dubrovnik famous medieval stone walls and see the world’s oldest quarantine, one of the oldest pharmacies, numerous beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains, as well as the real-world filming locations of “Games of Thrones” scenes. Seafood lovers may taste the fresh food from the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

I am really looking forward to meeting you at the ESCR 2020 in Dubrovnik! I hope that you will enjoy the professional part of the meeting and the beauty of the town called the ”Pearl of the Adriatic”!

Assist. Prof. Dr. Maja Hrabak Paar

ESCR 2020 Congress President

GENERAL INFORMATION

It is our pleasure to already invite you for the ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2020, which will be held from October 15-17, 2020, in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Below you can find more information about the congress.

DATE

October 15-17, 2020


CONFERENCE LANGUAGE

The meeting will be held in English.

DISCLAIMER/LIABILITY

Education Congress Research GmbH/ESCR 2020 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 2020 cannot accept liability for accidents or injuries that may occur. Education Congress Research GmbH/ESCR 2020 is not liable for personal injury and loss or damage of private property.

ACCREDITATION

An application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.
Please note that due to UEMS regulations, attendees can only claim CME credits for the sessions that have actually been attended during the event. You will need to evaluate each session that you attended and would like to receive credits for on the event evaluation form. As part of this process partcipants’ attendance will be monitored throughout the event.

Furthermore, an application to Croatian Medical Chamber will be submitted.

VENUE

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

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Assist. Prof. Dr. Maja Hrabak Paar (Congress President)
Prof. Dr. Davor Miličić
Prof. Dr. Boris Brkljačić
Prof. Dr. Damir Miletić
Dr. Božo Ćurčija
Dr. Slavica Kovačić
Dr. Iva Žuža

ORGANISING SECRETARIAT

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

ACCOMMODATION

We are happy to announce to have secured a number of rooms in different Valamar hotels in Dubrovnik.
Please visit the hotel booking website in order to find a suitable accommodation during your stay. 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 Valamar Hotels. ESCR cannot accept any liability for external services.

PRELIMINARY TIMETABLE

December 2019

Membership system opens for 2020 applications/renewals.

March 2020

Congress Registration system opens.
Abstract Submission system opens.

April 2020

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

May 2020

Middle of May – Abstract Submission stops.
Middle of May – Abstract Rating starts.

June 2020

Beginning of June – Abstract Classification
Beginning of June – Notification of acceptance/rejection
End of June – Early Registration stops.

July 2020

Beginning of July – Late Registration Fee starts.
Beginning of July – Poster Submission starts.

August 2020

End of August – Poster Submission stops.

October 2020

October 15-17 ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting

PROGRAMME

Taking into account the needs of already established experts in cardiovascular radiology, but also of radiologists and radiographers with less experience in this field, the ESCR 2020 programme will be well-balanced between advanced and basic level, including continuation of the ESCR Young Club Sessions that were introduced last year with great success. Cardiovascular imaging hot topics, including multiparametric cardiac MRI, functional CT techniques, imaging in cardio-oncology and neurocardiology, artificial intelligence and machine learning will be discussed, partly also through collaboration with ESCR partner societies. CT and MRI workshops will again be offered to those who would like to improve their practical experience using different software applications
in the daily clinical routine. During the meeting, participants will be able to meet world-renowned experts in cardiovascular radiology and to share the knowledge and experience with them in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the ESCR 2020 Congress will open soon.

Early registration Late registration Onsite registration
until 30.06.2020 until 14.10.2020 15-17.10.2020
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

IMPORTANT: Reduced member registration is available to all active ESCR 2020 members in good standing, who have paid for their membership until April 30, 2020, at 23:59 CEST.

RESIDENT

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).

NURSE/TECHNOLOGIST/ PHYSICIST

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

Student registration will be offered to students without any academic title. Students have to send an email to the ESCR Office with a copy of their valid student picture ID and 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).

HOSTING CITY

ESCR Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 will for the first time take place in Croatia, in the beautiful town of Dubrovnik. The Old City of Dubrovnik, at that time known as the Republic of Ragusa, used to be an important Mediterranean Sea power in the Middle Ages, and has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1979. You will be able to walk on Dubrovnik famous medieval stone walls and see the world’s oldest quarantine, one of the oldest pharmacies, numerous beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains, as well as the real-world filming locations of “Games of Thrones” scenes. Seafood lovers may taste the fresh food from the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

Need more information?

Visit the website of Dubrovnik Tourist Board to get useful information about the city of Dubrovnik. You can also download the PDF brochure below.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Submit your abstract and be part of the scientific programme!

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SUBMISSION TIMELINE

Abstracts need to be submitted to the online submission system by Thursday, May 14, 2020 (23:59 time zone of the submitter). Late submissions are not possible.

Prizes

On occasion of the 2020 Antwerp congress, we are happy to award the best oral presentations. The winners will be announced in the awarding session. Please note that presence at the closing session is obligatory to receive the prize.

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 2020 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 2020 congress with a complimentary registration and will benefit from an accommodation grant.

 

YAPP 2020 – COURSE OF ACTION

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Submit your abstract

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

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Accept the "YAPP Application" affirmation

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

RESULTS

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).