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Meeting President's Invitation

Dear colleagues,

We are all going through difficult times that affect each and every area of life and although social distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns have somehow become part of our daily lives and routines, still we all long for being together and connected.

Nevertheless, what matters most, is to stay healthy and safe, and therefore, the ESGAR Executive Committee decided to organise a Virtual Meeting also in 2021.

Whether face-to-face or online, ESGAR, the largest Society in Abdominal and GI Radiology worldwide, offers quality and excellence in education and I am proud to invite you to participate in the 32nd ESGAR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, the 2nd Virtual Meeting, taking place from June 15 – 18, 2021.

The ESGAR 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course offers the traditional structure and high-quality programme, brought directly into your home via the ESGAR streaming platform.

The Postgraduate Course in 2021 will deal with “Consensus and controversies in imaging of liver and pancreas” and will be delivered in a plenary format on Tuesday, June 15.
On the following days, three parallel live streaming channels will provide you with Lecture SessionsTutorials, Research Tutorials, School of ESGAR sessions, and Anatomy e-tutorials prepared by YOUNG ESGAR. There will be highlighted Plenary Sessions each day and we look forward to presenting these to you in an entertaining, interactive way. All sessions will cover a wide spectrum of topics, such as Colon Cancer, Liver Cirrhosis, Radiomics, Acute Abdomen, Abdominal Protocols, Hybrid Imaging, and whole-body MRI in GI cancer and Artificial Intelligence. The sessions will include ample time for Q&A to enhance the learning experience.

I am proud to announce a new feature for this 2nd Virtual Meeting which are small classroom live case discussion sessions in the early morning and late evening with some of the most renowned ESGAR experts in the field.

Scientific Session presenters - we give you the stage!

It is my privilege to invite you to actively contribute and share your recent research work with the world! Abstract submission for scientific presentations as well as scientific and educational posters is now possible, the submission deadline is January 15. The best scientific papers will be streamed live.

The programme will be brought to you from 07:00 – 19:00 hrs to serve as many time zones as possible for our members and colleagues from around the world. All live-streamed content will be made available on-demand immediately after the congress.

Registration will open on March 10 - the Executive Committee decided on very attractive registration fees! I hope to welcome you all at the 2nd Virtual ESGAR Meeting!

I would like to express my gratitude to the Programme Committee members for their support, for their creative ideas and encouragement. I also thank the faculty members for serving the Society and all members and participants of ESGAR for being part of our family. Last but not least, I would like to mention and especially thank our Corporate Partners, Bayer, Bracco, GE Healthcare, and Guerbet for their continuous support of our activities.

Let’s stay healthy but also together and connected at the ESGAR Virtual Meeting!

Yours sincerely,

Marc Zins
ESGAR 2021 Meeting President and Programme Committee Chair

Important Dates

January 18, 2021
Abstract Submission DEADLINE

February 2021
Notification of acceptance to authors

March 2021
Registration opens

April 15, 2021
Early Registration DEADLINE

May 5, 2021
Deadline ESGAR X Factor Contributions

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