Prof. Maximilian Reiser meets young radiologists in the Rising Stars Lounge at ECR 2011
‘Invest in the Youth’ (IITY) is a name that speaks for itself. Not only does it describe the programme’s own purpose extremely clearly, but it also serves as an excellent reminder to all the ESR’s officers, committees, and members of one of the main objectives of the ESR: inspiring and supporting future generations of radiologists.
The programme has given thousands of students and residents the chance to experience Europe’s foremost radiological congress for free, and this year a record number of places will be available thanks to the personal commitment of our ‘ECR VIPs’. Dignitaries, speakers, moderators, awardees and other invited guests attending ECR 2012 have generously donated their own reimbursement payments to the IITY budget, in an extremely encouraging show of support for the ESR’s rising stars.
If you’ve visited the ESR website in the last couple of months you may well have been greeted by a short but graceful animation of floating flowers and fruit, accompanied by the sounds of birdsong and a glimpse of lilting accordian music. This little clip has been put together as a ‘teaser movie’ for ECR 2012, and the more observant among you may even have noticed the visual connection with the ECR 2012 poster, which uses Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s painting Spring (a figure composed entirely of seasonal vegetation) placed back-to-back with a ‘radiographic’ mirror image. This teaser movie takes individual elements of the original painting to make an airy collage that hints at the poster and hopefully conjures up a slightly more conventional springtime atmosphere than Arcimboldo’s nonetheless fascinating creation!
Wondering who is really behind the ESR? In actual fact, it’s our members; radiologists who have proven their ability and passion for the specialty and who want to help us move forward. Each year the ESR is placed in the responsible hands of a different group of these highly dedicated and extremely experienced European radiologists.
To give you a better idea of who these people currently are and exactly what they do, we interviewed both the ESR President, Prof. András Palkó, and ECR 2012 Congress President, Prof. Lorenzo Bonomo, and we also created profiles for a selection of key characters from the ESR Executive Council. Find out more via the links below…