Education

CARDIOVASCULAR Webinars

Webinars 2019 – Join the upcoming webinar!

Case based cardiac assessment on ungated chest
December 18, 2019, 18:00 CET

Speaker 1
Prof. Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH
How to approach the ungated heart?

Speaker 2
Dr. Iacopo Carbone, Rome/IT
Great vessel diseases of the chest

Moderator
Dr. Lauran Stöger, Vleuten/NL (ESCR Young Club member)

Webinars 2020 – Get ready for the next edition!

BASIC WEBINARS 2020

BASIC WEBINARS

Webinar 1 – January 15
Cardiac stress MR: Avoiding stress at cardiac stress MR
Speakers: Alexis Jacquier, Marseille/FR; Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH

Webinar 2 – March 18
Myocardial tissue characterization
Speakers: Maja Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR; Marco Francone, Rome/IT

Webinar 3 – May 15
When every step counts: Imaging in peripheral artery disease
Speakers: Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE; Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT

Webinar 4 – September 16
Primer of congenital heart disease
Speakers: Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE; Bernd Wintersperger, Toronto/CA

Webinar 5 – November 18
Should cardiac CT be the new chest pain doctor?
Speakers: Konstantin Nikolaou, Tuebingen/DE; Maja Pirnat, Maribor/SI

ADVANCED WEBINARS 2020

ADVANCED WEBINARS

Webinar 1 – February 12
AI in cardiovascular imaging – to be or not to be
Speakers: Klaske Siegersma, Amsterdam/NL; Carlo De Cecco, Atlanta/USA

Webinar 2 – April 15
Myocardial strain – tool or toy?
Speakers: Tilman Emrich, Mainz/DE; Elie Moussaux, Paris/FR

Webinar 3 – June 17
Imaging in vasculitis: MR, CT and more
Speakers: Francesco de Cobelli, Milan/IT; Thorsten Klink, Würzburg/DE

Webinar 4 – October 21
Panta rhei: Everything you should now about flow
Speakers: Gert Reiter and Ursula Reiter, Graz/AT; Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Rouen/FR

Webinar 5 – December 16
Upcoming trends and techniques in cardiac CT
Speakers: Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Budapest/HU; Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL

Webinar recordings

Please note that only active ESCR members, having balanced their membership fee for the current year, will be able to watch the recordings. In order to access the recordings, kindly click on the button below. In case you are not an active member of ESCR, renew your membership here.

ABOUT THE WEBINARS

Description

The online lectures are held in English language and on set dates and time. The duration of each session is approximately 60 minutes. Two presenters and one moderator will be present during the session. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Participation

The ESCR Educational Webinars are free of charge and open for every active ESCR member.
Webinar places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is recommended

Coordinators

C. Loewe, Vienna/AT
M. Francone, Rome/IT 
ESCR Office

For active ESCR members in good standing the recordings of the past Educational Webinars are available and can be accessed here.

ESOR (European School of Radiology)

ESCR is happy to announce its collaboration with the European School of Radiology (ESOR) – an institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education. One of its main goals is to assist in harmonising radiological education in Europe. With its wide range of activities ESOR additionally aims to raise standards in the field of scientific radiology, to extend and coordinate teaching resources worldwide and to help young radiologists to achieve the knowledge and skills to fulfil tomorrow’s requirements.

For more information about ESOR activities, please visit the official website.

CARDIOVASCULAR SCHOLARSHIP

More information

For more information on how to apply, please visit the ESOR website.

Aim

The ESOR Visiting Scholarship Programme (Europe) offers qualified trainees the opportunity to get to know another training environment and to kick off an interest for subspecialisation in radiology. During three months of training the scholars will be provided with a structured, modular introduction to different subspecialties and will be supervised by a specialised tutor in a pre-selected, highly esteemed academic training centre in Europe.

Number of available scholarships

During 2019, up to 36 scholarships are available on different topics and will be realised in partnership with Bracco and ESR. One additional scholarship for Spanish residents in partnership with the Spanish Foundation of Radiology and three scholarships for Greek residents supported by the Hellenic Radiological Society will be offered. Furthermore, two of the available scholarships will be provided for residents from Georgia within the ESR Support Initiative.

Eligibility

1. These scholarships apply to residents in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year of training in radiology who desire to get the benefit of a mentored modular training of a specific subspecialised topic in radiology.
2. Completion of the training curriculum from at least the first two years of residency is required, verified by the head of the department. Competence in producing a radiological report and communicating with clinicians and patients is appreciated, as well as knowledge of the principles of administration and management applied to a clinical department with multi-disciplinary staff and high-cost equipment.
3. Previous exposure in any field of special interest, including basic knowledge of imaging methods, indications for imaging and clinical expectations, is advantageous.
4. Applicants must be proficient in English.
5. ESR membership fees for 2019 must be settled.

Applicants who were selected for this programme or the Visiting Scholarship Programme USA in the past cannot be considered again.

Duration of scholarships and funding

The training will start in the second half of the year and last for three months. The scholar will receive a grant (€3.500,-) upon completion of the training, delivery of a final report and submission of original flight tickets and accommodation receipts. The grant is intended to contribute in part to travel and accommodation expenses during the training period. ESOR cannot guarantee that the grant will cover these costs in full. During the period of the training the scholar is responsible for covering his/her expenses and his/her own health insurance. The training itself is offered for free. Please note that in particular cases administrative charges may arise, which are to be covered by the grant.

Programme structure

The programme offers a structured modular training in a highly esteemed training centre. The trainee will have the opportunity to follow and participate in the core knowledge training programme through tutorials and lectures, followed by hands-on teaching on routine clinical cases and/or modality techniques and protocols, led by an assigned tutor.

In non-native English speaking training centres teaching would be in English, while major radiological conferences and reporting may be in the local language. Some knowledge of the local language may be an advantage.

The trainee will be able to observe clinical activities, but will not have direct patient care responsibilities.

It is the trainee’s responsibility to communicate with the centre regarding the details of the training and whether more responsibilities than observer status can be obtained. ESOR solely acts as facilitator and coordinator between the training centre and the trainee.

Certification

After completion of the training programme, the resident receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR. In order to receive this, the scholar must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.

CARDIOVASCULAR FELLOWSHIP

More information

For more information on how to apply, please visit the ESOR website.

Aim

Recent advances in CT and MR technology and clinical research have rapidly expanded the range of applications of these imaging modalities, particularly in imaging of the heart.

The need to sufficiently qualify further young radiologists to render confident diagnosis in cardiovascular radiology using multi-detector CT and MRI studies, led the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) to take the initiative in establishing an exchange programme for fellowships or subspecialisation training in cardiovascular radiology.

It offers an opportunity to complement subspecialisation training in cardiovascular radiology or an existing structured fellowship programme, through exchange, in this field of radiology. Through three months of training the trainee will be provided with intense modular training in cardiovascular radiology and will be supervised by a specialised tutor in a pre-selected, highly esteemed, academic training centre in Europe.

Number of available places

During 2019, two places will be offered and organised through ESOR and the successful applicant will receive a grant jointly provided by ESR/ESOR and ESCR.

Eligibility

1. The programme applies to radiologists within the first three years after certification, who desire to become subspecialist radiologists.
2. Basic knowledge of current clinical practice in radiology with regard to CT and MRI. Competence in producing a radiological report, in communication with clinicians and patients, and knowledge of the principles of administration and management applied to a clinical department with multi-disciplinary staff and high-cost equipment is essential. Understanding the medicolegal implications of uncertainty and errors in diagnostic radiology is necessary. A clinical background in other disciplines, which has been achieved through clinical experience and training prior to entering the fellowship. Clinical experience in cardiology, angiology or cardiovascular surgery is advantageous.
3. Applicants must be proficient in English.
4. ESR and ESCR membership fees for 2019 must be settled.

Applicants who were selected for this programme in the past cannot be considered for a second time.

Duration and funding

The training will start in the second half of the year and last for three months. The fellow will receive a grant (€3.500,-) upon completion of the training, delivery of a final report and submission of original flight tickets and accommodation receipts. The grant is intended to contribute in part to travel and accommodation expenses during the training period. ESOR cannot guarantee that the grant will cover these costs in full. During the period of the training the fellow is responsible for covering his/her expenses and his/her own health insurance. The training itself is offered for free. Please note that in particular cases administrative charges may arise, which are to be covered by the grant.

Programme structure

Based on weekly training programme modules, the trainee will familiarise him/herself with the institution’s imaging equipment. He/She will then learn data handling and post-processing at different workstations, followed by case-by-case hands-on teaching on routine clinical cases with different modalities offered by an experienced staff.

With reviewing at least 100 cardiac cases that require CT and/or MRI evaluation at the end of the training programme, the trainee should be fluent in discussing the appropriate imaging modality and imaging technique with referring clinicians and be able to interpret different cardiac examinations on his/her own.

In non-native English speaking training centres teaching would be in English, while major radiological conferences and reporting may be in the local language. Some knowledge of the local language may be an advantage.

The trainee will be able to observe clinical activities, but will not have direct patient care responsibilities.

It is the trainee’s responsibility to communicate with the centre regarding the details of the training and whether more responsibilities than observer status can be obtained. ESOR solely acts as facilitator and coordinator between the training centre and the trainee.

Certification

After successful completion of the three-month training the trainees receive a certificate from ESR/ESOR and ESCR. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.

JOURNALS

The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (iJCVI)

 

The journal can be ordered with your Membership application or Membership payment.

Reduced price for ESCR members: 50€ (online version)

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY

 

The flagship journal of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) continuously updates scientific knowledge in clinical radiology by publishing original research articles of general interest and importance as well as state-of-the-art reviews, and short communications written by leading radiologists.

Members of the ESR receive free electronic access to the journal, which is Europe’s No.1 journal for general radiology.

More information at www.european-radiology.org

 

INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING

 

This online gold open access journal specialises on critical reviews, guidelines and policy statements, and is dedicated to education and strategies in radiology.

Article Processing Charges for publication in Insights into Imaging are covered for all corresponding authors who are active members of the ESR.

More information at www.i3-journal.org

 

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY EXPERIMENTAL

 

The youngest member of the ESR journal family concentrates on basic scientific discoveries, novel approaches and techniques in experimental settings in the field of medical imaging. It is an online gold open access journal.

Article Processing Charges for publication in European Radiology Experimental are covered for all corresponding authors who are active members of the ESR.

More information at www.er-x.org