Please let us introduce “Young ESGAR (YE)”, an exciting initiative to promote active participation of young ESGAR members within the vibrant ESGAR community. The main goal of Young ESGAR is to generate a forum of enthusiastic young ESGAR members and to represent the interests of young residents, radiologists and researchers within the ESGAR community. We aim to create an informal and interactive platform to network, exchange ideas and to promote active participation.
Young ESGAR was initiated in 2019 by Prof. Regina Beets-Tan, President of ESGAR and is advised by Prof. Michael Laniado and the chairs of the research, educational, workshop and membership committees.
Since the launch in 2019 over 50 young ESGAR members from more than 20 different countries worldwide have joined Young ESGAR and now form a dynamic community with various active subcommittees and (online) activities.
Young ESGAR is currently coordinated by an international team of 10 YE members who are also representing YE as delegates in the research, educational, workshop and membership committees:
Doenja Lambregts (NL) – Chair (Research Committee)
Casper Mihl (NL) (Workshop Committee)
Damiano Caruso (IT) (Educational Committee)
Cäcilia Reiner (CH) (Membership Committee)
Carmelo Sofia (IT) (Membership Committee)
Manil Chouhan (GB)
Katja de Paepe (GB) (Workshop Committee)
Verena Obmann (CH)
Francesca Castagnoli (IT)
Pablo Rodríguez Carnero (ES)
There are several active subcommittees within Young ESGAR that organize a range of (online) activities:
The online and social media committee organizes YE’s social media activities and communications and provides input of behalf of YE for the ESGAR newsletter and website.
The e-education committee develops new online education initiatives for residents and radiologists, including the Young ESGAR anatomy e-tutorials that were successfully launched during the ESGAR annual meeting in 2020 and are now permanently available via the website.
The School of ESGAR (SOE) committee helps coordinate the School of ESGAR program for the annual meetings including the organization of the cases of the day quiz.
The membership and social activities committee actively promotes YE aiming to attract new members. They also organize (online) social events and form the link between YE and young groups of other societies such as UEG. In January 2021 they launched the first ever online YE event in the form of an online pubquiz!
In addition, Young ESGAR is involved in the ESGAR research mentorship program that was launched in 2020-2021 and is organized by the Research Committee in collaboration with YE.
Finally, Young ESGAR is represented with delegates in the ESR Radiology trainee’s forum and friends of the UEG’s Young Talent Group.
Young ESGAR is always looking for new members!
Would you like to join our active Young ESGAR community and let your voice be heard within ESGAR?