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European Society of Radiology (ESR)

The European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) is an official subspecialty society of the European Society of Radiology (ESR).

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) was founded in February 2005 by merging the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and the European Association of Radiology (EAR), thus establishing a single house of radiology in Europe.

The idea was taken in order to strengthen and unify European radiology and to ensure competitiveness compared to other radiological events and institutions. Furthermore, the ESR will safeguard the general interests of European radiology.

The European Society of Radiology is an apolitical, non-profit organisation, dedicated to promoting and coordinating the scientific, philanthropic, intellectual and professional activities of Radiology in all European countries. The Society's mission at all times is to serve the health care needs of the general public through the support of science, teaching and research and the quality of service in the field of Radiology.

Here you will find current publications of ESR, composed in an effort to further radiologists' interest and improve radiology structure througout Europe. They address the most important issues of radiology today as for example education and teleradiology.

United European Gastroenterology

ESGAR is Member of United European Gastroenterology - UEG.

UEG is a professional non-profit organisation combining all the leading European societies concerned with digestive disease. UEG represents over 22,000 specialists, making it the most comprehensive organisation of its kind in the world, and a unique platform for collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.

UEG aims continually to improve standards of care in gastroenterology, and promote ever greater understanding of its field - among the public and medical experts alike.



The Abdominal Radiology Group Australia and New Zealand (ARGANZ) organisation is a not-for-profit group uniting radiologists from Australia and New Zealand with an interest in imaging and image guided treatment of patients with diseases of the abdomen.

ARGANZ presents an annual scientific meeting, which caters to all general and specialist practitioners in Abdominal Imaging.

For more information: www.arganz.org

The Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology is dedicated to promoting and coordinating the scientific, intellectual and professional activities of radiology in all Asian countries. The society's mission is to serve the health care needs of the general public through the support of science, teaching and research and the quality of service in the field of Asian radiology.

For more information: www.abdominalradiology-asia.org

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) started as a small group of 70 hepatologists from 15 European countries who came together to share best medical practice in April 1966.

50 years later EASL has evolved into a major European Association with international influence dedicated to the liver and liver disease.


The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), founded in 2001 to improve the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Europe, is now the largest forum for specialists in IBD in the world.

ECCO’s mission is to improve the care of patients with IBD in all its aspects through international guidelines for practice, education, research and collaboration in the area of IBD.



Dealing with digestive cancer as a multidisciplinary disease, the European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO) addresses a broad panel of different subspecialities and experts for the purpose of a real interdisciplinary discussion.

For more information visit www.esdo.eu

The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) represents national societies of endoscopy in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa.

For more information: www.esge.com


ESCP (European Society of Coloproctology) is dedicated to promoting and advancing the science, knowledge and practice of coloproctology in Europe. ESCP was formed in 2005 from a merger of EACP (European Association of Coloproctology) and ECCP (European Council of Coloproctology). It is registered in Scotland under the UK Companies Act 1985, as a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, and not having a share capital.

For more information www.escp.eu.com

European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR), as a non-profit society, is organised to promote interest in the advancement of urogenital imaging and intervention, and to stimulate the study of the normal and abnormal kidney, urinary tract and genital organs with emphasis upon the integration of roentgenology, ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, and any new imaging techniques as well as research on contrast media.

For more information: www.esur.org

The purpose of the Society of Abdominal Radiology is - among others -  to furnish leadership and to foster advances in diagnosis and intervention within the areas of gastrointestinal and genitourinary radiology; to afford a forum for the exchange of knowledge; to stimulate investigation and teaching in the methods of preventing and treating diseases within the abdomen and pelvis and to enhance the study and practice of abdominal radiology by establishing lectureships, scholarships, and foundations in abdominal radiology.

For more information: www.abdominalradiology.org

SAR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting and Educational Course

Presented by the Society of Abdominal Radiology

March 4 - 9, 2018 • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess • Scottsdale, Arizona


For presentation at the SAR 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting and Educational Course
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Orlando, Florida

Submission Deadlines

Paper/Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5 PM CDT

Power Science Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 5 PM CDT
(Power Science submission open to new Clinical Abdominal Radiology Fellows only – Click here for details.)

To submit an abstract, please click here. The submission link is also posted on the Society website along with updated information regarding the SAR 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting and Educational Course.

Guidelines for Scientific Paper and Scientific and Educational Poster Abstracts

1. At least one author must be an SAR, ASAR, ESUR or ESGAR member. The last day to submit an SAR membership application, in order for an abstract submission to be considered, is Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 5 PM CDT. Consideration of an abstract will be contingent on approval of the membership application.

2. Power Science abstract submitters must be a new clinical abdominal radiology fellow with a fellowship start date of July 1, 2018. Proof of fellowship status must be uploaded during the abstract submission process. If your fellowship began prior to July 1, 2018, you are not eligible for this special new fellows' session and must submit your abstract using the general paper/poster submission roles by the Tuesday, October 2, 2018 deadline.

3. Do NOT submit the same abstract multiple times. All abstracts will be considered equally and placed in the appropriate session. Paper submitters will have the opportunity to indicate their interest in also being considered for poster presentation.

4. Abstracts for papers and posters should be limited to 250 words/1800 characters and divided into four paragraphs with the following headings:

Scientific Papers and Posters (Including Power Science Submissions)
  • Purpose
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results (including statistical significance when needed)
  • Conclusions (including clinical relevance)

Educational Posters
  • Learning Objectives/Aims
  • Background
  • Content
  • Summary and Clinical Implications

5. All posters must be in electronic format. Please carefully review the poster guidelines prior to submitting your abstract to ensure that you can meet the requirements. Electronic Posters will be available for onsite viewing Sunday, March 17 - Friday, March 22, 2019 and posted on the meeting website for a brief period of time before and after the meeting. Click here to view the Electronic Poster Guidelines.

6. Abstracts submitted for consideration as educational poster exhibits must include five content-related slides as well as the abstract. Please submit five slides (without video or animation), which should include a title slide, two or three image and content slides, and a conclusion slide that includes clinical implications. A decision regarding acceptance of the abstract will depend on the review of both the abstract and the slides.

7. Travel Scholarship for Trainees: All fellows, residents and medical students are eligible for the Travel Scholarship for Trainees provided for oral presentation of a scientific abstract at the annual meeting. Awarding of this $1000 scholarship is based on the merit of the abstract. You will have the opportunity to indicate interest in this scholarship during abstract submission.

8. Submission must be in electronic format (hard copy submission will not be accepted). Click here to submit your abstract online. You will receive an email confirmation once your abstract has been submitted. You may revisit the site as many times as needed to revise information and add additional submissions prior to the deadline.

9. Paper and Poster presenting authors will be notified of acceptance decisions via email by Friday, November 9, 2018. Power Science authors will be notified of acceptance decisions via email by Tuesday, December 18, 2018. A list of selected abstracts will also be posted on the SAR website by these dates as well.

10. Papers accepted for presentation will have a strict time limit of 6 minutes for presentation followed by a brief period for questions from the audience. Given the short presentation time and the subspecialization of our audience, we suggest minimizing the use of background slides to one slide only to allow more time to focus on the methodology and conclusion of your research. Scientific sessions may include some commentary from field experts.

11. Power Science abstracts accepted for oral presentation will have a strict time limit of 3 minutes for presentation. A mandatory 5-slide PowerPoint template will be provided for use during oral presentation. Presenters will also be required to submit a poster exhibit to accompany the oral presentation and attend a separate Q&A session scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2019 during the morning break. Click here to view the Electronic Poster Guidelines.

12. At least one author for all accepted presentations must register for the meeting and pay corresponding registration, travel and accommodation expenses.

13. The SAR Scientific Sessions are closed sessions for member attendees. As such, presenting your paper at the SAR Annual Scientific Meeting should not preclude you from presenting elsewhere. Papers and posters that have been presented previously at a closed session of another society are eligible for presentation at the meeting; the SAR does not accept previously published papers or posters.

Society of Abdominal Radiology
c/o International Meeting Managers
4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 342
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713.965.0566 | Fax: 713.960.0488

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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