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Information for Junior Members

Who is eligible?

All Radiology residents may apply for Junior Membership at any point during their training in General Radiology and/or sub specialization in Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology and/or Interventional Radiology.

Is there anything else required apart from filling in the online Application Form?

Application must be accompanied by confirmation letter regarding residency status of the applicant, signed by the head of the Department.

How long may someone be a Junior Member of ESGAR?

Junior Membership is valid for maximum three years or will end once the residency in Radiology is terminated.

What are the rights of Junior Members?

Junior Members have the right to vote but not to hold office. They shall be subject to congress fees and shall pay a reduced membership fee.

Membership fee: 55 EUR per year

The trend toward increasing subspecialisation led the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR), supported by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European School of Radiology (ESOR), to take the initiative in establishing an exchange programme for fellowships or subspecialisation training in abdominal imaging.


The application of new technologies to abdominal and gastrointestinal radiology has resulted in amazing breakthroughs, with rapid development and refinement of sophisticated diagnostic imaging tests. These technologic advances over the past decade have affected the requirements for the practice of abdominal imaging.

The Exchange Programme for Abdominal Imaging Fellowship offers an opportunity to complement subspecialisation training in abdominal imaging or an existing structured fellowship programme, through exchange, in this field of radiology. The three months exchange programme will provide an intense modular training in all areas of abdominal imaging, including conventional radiology and fluoroscopy, sonography, CT, MRI, and image-guided biopsies and therapeutic interventions.

The exchange programme is organised through ESOR and will expose trainees to all aspects of abdominal imaging under the supervision of an assigned mentor who is fellow member of ESGAR, in a pre-selected European reference training centre.

Number of available places

There are several places offered and organised through ESOR and the successful applicant will receive a grant jointly provided from ESR/ESOR and ESGAR.


  1. This exchange programme applies to radiologists within the first three years after certification, who desire to become subspecialist radiologists.
  2. The applicant must have knowledge of current clinical practice in radiology with regard to cross-sectional imaging. 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 are essential. Understanding the medicolegal implications of uncertainty and errors in diagnostic radiology is necessary.A clinical background in other disciplines which was achieved through clinical experience and training prior to entering the fellowship is important, whereas, clinical experience in gastroenterology, oncology or visceral surgery would be a benefit.
  3. Applicants must be proficient in English.
  4. ESR and ESGAR membership fees for the respective year must be settled.

We would like to congratuate:

Elo Efe-Aluta  (Ekpan/NG)
→ Hôpital Saint-Joseph, Paris/FR

Aleksandra Jankovic (Belgrade/RS)
→ Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Amsterdam/NL

Imre Csemez (Budapest/HU)
→ Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital, Paris/FR

Mohamed Adel Abdelatty  Elsayed  (Cairo/EG)
→ University College London Hospital - Centre for Medical Imaging, London/UK

Martina Caruso (Naples/IT)
→ Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon/PT

Taha Yusuf Kuzan (Istanbul/TR)
→ European Institute of Oncology, Milan/IT

Training Centre:  Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon/PT

I am very grateful to ESOR and ESGAR for giving me the opportunity to spend three months at the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon for the Abdominal Radiology research program. It has been an unforgettable life and learning experience, that I absolutely suggest to all my colleagues. A special thanks to my tutor, Prof. Celso Matos, and his fantastic team who warmly welcomed me since the beginning, involved me in the department life and shared their up-to-date knowledge. During this period, I had the opportunity to attend the weekly multidisciplinary meetings and reporting activity, in this way I deepened my knowledge about hepato-biliary-pancreatic diseases and colon-rectal cancer in a very stimulating environment.

Training Centre: Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital, Paris/FR

First of all, I am terribly grateful to ESOR and ESGAR for awarding me with this great opportunity. I am currently undergoing a three-month exchange programme fellowship on the topic of abdominal radiology at the Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital, which is a renowned center in the heart of Paris. I would like to express my gratitude to the entire staff of the department, especially Prof. Olivier Lucidarme and Dr. Mathilde Wagner for giving me a warm welcome and involving me in their daily activities. I have attended multidisciplinary boards and teaching sessions with an emphasis on oncological radiology. Besides learning new skills in hepatobiliary imaging, I have also managed to extend my knowledge in the field of rectum and prostate imaging. Moreover, Paris is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world, which also contributes to the unforgettable experience.

Training Centre: University College London Hospital - Centre for Medical Imaging, London/UK

As a firm believer in the necessity of exchange of knowledge and expertise for the sake of continuous improvement, I was thrilled to be chosen to participate in the ESOR/ESGAR exchange program fellowship for the year 2019. I cannot begin to describe how fruitful those three months of practice at University College London Hospital were in terms of pursuing my goal to specialize in abdominal imaging. Through the remarkable support of my dear tutors Prof. Steve Halligan and Dr. Andrew Plumb, I was exposed to various cases of different imaging modalities that altered my understanding of colorectal cancer staging, inflammatory bowel diseases, perianal diseases as well as pelvic floor dysfunctions. In addition to the comprehensive analysis of CT Colonography with Dr. Plumb and the numerous MDT meetings I have attended which truly advanced my clinical and radiological proficiency. It was a tremendous experience and I am forever grateful to ESOR, ESR and ESGAR as well as the abdominal radiology consultants at UCLH for this once in a lifetime opportunity.           

Training Centre: Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Amsterdam/NL

I am very honoured to get this unique opportunity to learn and work in this respectable hospital for three months. I’m thankful to ESOR for the chance to improve my experience in different oncological areas, in the field of research as well as in clinics. It was certainly one of the most precious experiences in my professional life. I would like to express my gratitude to Professor Regina Beets-Tan and all her team made of experienced and brilliant radiologists, with profound thanks to my mentors Dr. Doenja Lambregts and Dr. Annemarie Bruining for their time and knowledge they have unselfishly shared with me. I would also like to mention the great PhD team, with the individuals always ready to help, with special thanks to Lisa Anna Min for the huge support in different everyday situations. At the end, I have to say that Amsterdam is an extraordinary place and one of the most beautiful cities with the great energy, and from now on, it will have a special place in my heart.

Training Centre: European Institute of Oncology, Milan/IT

I am very grateful to ESR/ESOR and ESGAR for giving me the chance to participate in a three-month fellowship on abdominal radiology in one of the leading oncology institute in Italy. During this period, I was able to participate in all activities of the department: multidisciplinary meetings, radiology reporting of all modalities and educational lectures. As this institute is regarded as an oncology center, I had a chance to gain my knowledge and skills in subspecialties such as neuroendocrine tumor imaging, whole-body MRI and multiparametric prostate MRI. I am very appreciative of my tutor Dr. Luigi Funicelli, and the remaining members of the radiology team for their support during the fellowship.

ESGAR Top 20

The ESGAR Programme Committee takes great pleasure in congratulating the “ESGAR TOP 20” authors. The “ESGAR TOP 20” are the best abstracts, submitted by residents, who appear as the first author on the respective abstract and actually presented their presentation in the course of the Virtual Congress. The oral prensentations have been published in the Book of Abstracts, which is accessible for ESGAR Members and ESGAR 2020 participants via the ESGAR Personal Account.

Poster Prizes

The ESGAR Programme Committee takes great pleasure in congratulating the “Poster Presentation Prize” winners. The evaluation of the poster presentations was completed in advance of the meeting by a jury and was based on novelty, accuracy, educational value and design. Some of the awarded posters can be viewed HERE.


Radiological Imaging of the Digestive Tract in Infants and Children - 2nd edition
Stafrace,Samuel, Blickman, Johan G. (Eds.) Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Imaging and pathology of pancreatic neoplasms A pictorial atlas
D'Onofrio, Mirko, Capelli, Paola, Pederzoli, Paolo (Eds.). Springer Verlag Italia 2015

Radiology Illustrated: Gastrointestinal Tract
Choi, Byung Ihn (Ed.) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Cross-Sectional Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis

Elsayes, Khaled M (Ed.); Springer 2015

Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology, 2-Volume Set
Gore, Richard; Levine, Marc; Elsevier Health Sciences 2014

Imaging of Small Bowel, Colon and Rectum. Series: A-Z Notes in Radiological Practice and Reporting
Paolantonio, Pasquale; Dromain, Clarisse; Springer Verlag 2014


Radiology of the Post Surgical Abdomen
Brittenden, John; Tolan, Damian J.M. (Eds.); Springer 2012

Learning Abdominal Imaging
Luna, Antonio; Vilanova, Joan C.; Ros, Pablo R. (Eds.);  Springer 2012

Clinical MRI of the Abdomen, Why, How, When
Gourtsoyiannis, Nicholas C. (Ed.); Springer Verlag 2011

Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging, Applications in the Body

Koh, Dow-Mu; Thoeny, Harriet C. (Eds.); Springer 2010

MRI of the Gastrointestinal Tract (Medical Radiology / Diagnostic Imaging)
Stoker, Jaap (Ed.); Springer Verlag 2010


The European Training Curriculum for Radiology (former European Training Charter for Clinical Radiology) is designed to provide a valuable template for training radiologists and to enhance the quality of care for patients throughout Europe.

In response to the rapid expansion of the role and diversity of radiology in recent years, in 2005 a revised version of the previous charter of 2003 had been elaborated. With the intention to clarify and update certain areas, and incorporate new knowledge requirements within the radiology curriculum an updated version of the curriculum of 2005 is now available.

New elements in the revised curriculum include specific sections dealing with communication skills, molecular imaging, good radiology report writing, multidisciplinary conferencing, trainee logbook procedures and CME.

This existing current version is seen as a living document which is subject to continuous update and revision and is therefore at the moment only available in electronic format.

European Training Charter

Membership Benefits

  • Reduced fees for Annual Meetings (virtual & face to face)
  • Reduced fees for Workshops (virtual & face to face)
  • Exclusive right to participate in society sponsored activities
  • Free access to “European Radiology” on-line
  • Reduced subscription rate to "Abdominal Radiology"
  • Eligibility to participate in Guideline Working Groups
  • Subspecialty Recognition Certificates
  • ESGAR e-Newsletter and Annual Report
  • Access to the ESGAR e-Education Portal
  • Educational and networking activities

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