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Terms & Conditions

1. General
1.1.
By registering on the ESGAR Website or any other online platform of ESGAR (hereinafter "Website") and the confirmation thereof, the person, corporation or institution using the Website (hereinafter "User") and “Europäische Gesellschaft für Gastrointestinal und – Abdominalradiologie” (hereinafter "ESGAR") enter into an Agreement regarding the use of the Website and the application of its services.

1.2.
This Agreement is based on the following General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter „Terms") which are applicable to:

- All sales and agreements between ESGAR and the User;
- All contracts concluded or made on the Website;
- Each and every transaction concluded or entered into between ESGAR and the User.

All sales are based on a personal account creation process and acceptance of the terms and conditions for the respective product (membership, workshop registration, congress registration).

Other services, such as access to parts of the ESGAR e-education portal are free of charge. A personal account has to be created in order to have access.

2. Information

All of the information on the Website has been carefully compiled. It cannot be entirely ruled out, however, that information contained on the Website is incorrect, incomplete or outdated. ESGAR and its partners shall not be held responsible or liable in such cases.

3. Conclusion of Contract

ESGAR prices as stated on the Website are non-binding offers. By completing the registration process / payment process the User makes an offer subject to this agreement as a purchaser which upon ESGAR’s acceptance becomes legally binding upon the User and ESGAR (§ 864 Austrian Civil Code - ABGB). No contract shall be deemed to exist until the moment of acceptance as defined by the respective present Terms & Conditions.

4. Prices and Payment
All prices indicated on the Website are in Euro. Users are able to make payments electronically to ESGAR by MasterCard (incl. MasterCard Secure Code), VISA (incl. Verified by VISA). If payments are made via bank transfer, any bank charges will be charged to the payer.

5. Obligation to Provide Truthful and Current Information
5.1.

The User is obliged to state truthfully all requested information in the registration process and in any subsequent data request. The User is obliged to update his profile, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, phone or fax number, bank account information, or other data requested in the registration process, in case any of the information requested changes.

5.2.

To the extent the User has provided incorrect or incomplete information in the course of the registration process, ESGAR is entitled to cancel any order, irrespective of whether or not a contract has been concluded.

5.3.

ESGAR will immediately send a confirmation of receipt to the e-mail address provided by the User.

5.4.
The User is obliged to inform ESGAR by sending an e-mail to office@esgar.org if the above mentioned e-mail was not received immediately after placing the order.

5.5.
It is the duty of the User to ensure that the e-mail address provided by him is active and can be accessed by him.


6. Membership

Membership of the Society is open to Physicians, Scientists and other Professionals working in Europe, who have a prime interest in Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology. By this it is assumed that they will spend at least 50% of their time working in the sub-speciality and will have published in the field. Interested radiologists need to apply online by creating a personal account. Membership of the Society is based on terms and conditions and the by-laws of the Society which are available for the applicant during the application process. Membership benefits become effective after payment of the membership fee has been received.


7. ESGAR E-Education Portal

7.1. Content
The content of the ESGAR E-Education Portal is composed of:

  • E-Library: Recorded lectures from previous ESGAR Annual Meetings
  • E-Posters: Poster presentations from previous ESGAR Annual Meetings
  • Case-of-the month: Radiological cases prepared as quiz cases. Cases-are provided by members of the Education Committee.
  • Vintage-Case: Radiological cases prepared as quiz case. Cases are provided by an officer of the Society
  • Journal Watch: A review of a radiological article, provided by members of the Education Committee.
  • Self Assesment Tests


7.2. Access

E-Posters, Journal Watch and Vintage Cases are open access. (no log in required)
The content of the E-Library (recorded lectures) may be accessed by either ESGAR members without limitation. Non-member participants of ESGAR congresses have access to the content of the respective congress they have attended for a limited time after the congress (log in required)
Self-Assessment Tests may be accessed by ESGAR members (log-in required)
Case-of-the-month may be accessed by ESGAR members and non-members based on account creation or log in.

8. ESGAR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course (Congress)
The Annual Meeting, the most important event of the Society's calendar, is held in a different European country each year. The Postgraduate Course covers a specific topic each year but all annual meetings are devoted to the main theme of "Abdominal Imaging and Intervention".
The meetings consist of invited educational lectures, workshops, scientific presentations and satellite symposia structured in conjunction with our industrial partners. The duration of the congress usually lasts 4 days.

ESGAR acts as the organizer of the Congress. The congress is organised by the Central ESGAR Office together with a local committee chaired by the meeting president. The scientific programme of the meetings is developed by the Programme Committee and Executive Committee.

Radiologists interested in hosting a congress should contact the ESGAR office and will be supplied for guidelines on how to submit an application.


9. ESGAR Workshops
ESGAR organizes a number of workshops throughout the year to different topics in Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology. The workshops are announced on the ESGAR website.

ESGAR acts as the organizer of the workshops. Radiologists interested in hosting a workshop should contact the ESGAR office and will be supplied for guidelines on how to submit an application.

10. ESGAR Summer School
ESGAR organizes in regular intervals Summer Schools aimed at Radiologists in Training.
Information on how to apply is provided periodically on the ESGAR website and announced to members only by Newsletter.

11. Registration Fees

Participation at the ESGAR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate course and Workshops is open for Members and Non-Members, participation in the Summer school is open for Members only. Participation in the ESGAR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate course, Workshops and Summer School are subject to a registration fee. Registration for ESGAR activities and booking of services are binding for the attendee. The fees must be paid in advance on the dates specified. Detailed information about registration for the congress, workshops and summer school as well as participation, cancellation and liability are regulated in specific terms and conditions which are available during the registration process. Registration Fees and deadlines are published on the ESGAR website together with instructions on how to register. There is no registration fee to access to the ESGAR E-Education portal. Access is regulated through membership or annual meeting attendance of based on complimentary account creation as described in point 7.2.

12. Programme Changes
ESGAR reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme at short notice. There will be no pro rata refund of registration fees for cancelled papers or changes to the programme.

13. Disclosure Policy
13.1
ESGAR is committed to ensuring scientific rigour and objectivity in all of its educational activities. These include all aspects of the educational programme at the ESGAR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course and during its workshops.

13.2.
All presenters, whether invited faculty (speaker or moderator) and abstract (oral or poster) presenters at the congress (hereinafter "Presenter(s)") are required to disclose to those organising and attending meetings any relevant financial or other relationship that may lead to a potential bias. ESGAR reserves the right to review the information disclosed for potential conflicts of interest. Please note that the sole responsibility for the content of each presentation lies with the Presenter.

13.3.
Conflicts of interest may exist through a financial relationship or when the individual has the opportunity to influence the content of a presentation, and can involve grants, honoraria, shares, paid positions on advisory boards, etc. Conflicts of interest are frequent and expected, and do not preclude an individual from making a presentation, provided the conflict is disclosed. If there is any doubt about the relevance of a potential conflict of interest, ESGAR requires all Presenters to act responsibly and to disclose such potential conflict of interest.

14. Liability of ESGAR
ESGAR is the owner of the Website and the organiser of all ESGAR activities. It is liable within the scope of the laws of Austria. Its liability - regardless of the legal cause - is limited to cases of gross negligence and willful misconduct.

15. Queries/Complaints
In the case of queries or complaints, or if you request information about the data stored about you, or if you would like to have adjustments made, please contact ESGAR at the following addresses:

Central ESGAR Office
European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
Europäische Gesellschaft für Gastrointestinal und Abdominal Radiologie

Eßlinggasse 2/Top 3
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 535 89 27
Fax: +43 1 535 89 27 - 15
E-Mail: office@esgar.org

ZVR Nr: 209922020 (Austrian Register for Associations)


Last updated: May 23, 2018

Membership Benefits

  • Reduced fees at Annual Meetings and Workshops of the Society
  • Exclusive right to participate in Society sponsored activities
  • Free access to “European Radiology” on-line
  • Substantially reduced subscription rate to "Abdominal Radiology"
  • Eligibility to participate in Guideline Working Groups
  • Subspecialty Recognition Certificates
  • Personal ESGAR Account
  • ESGAR e-Newsletter and Annual Report
  • Unlimited access to the ESGAR e-Education Portal
  • Educational and networking activities

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