✧✧ MSK Imaging Summer School - Meeting Report ✧✧

The first ESSR Summer School in MSK Radiology was held in San Giovanni Rotondo, FG (Italy) at hospital  “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”. 30 hours lesson, 20 delegates, more than 10 hours of practice sessions, delegates from 3 continents attended the “MSK Imaging Summer School”

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✧✧ Brainstorming on future councillor elections ✧✧

ESSR is asking all members for valuable suggestions for a well-balanced geopolitical representation of future councellors in our society.
Although the procedure of the previous electronic voting of councilors is conform the statutes and has been discussed at previous ExCom meetings, the ExCom acknowledges that electronic voting among the membership may favour candidates from big countries with substantial more ESSR members. Although the result of electronic voting of councillors underscores the democratric power reflecting the number of active ESSR members in each country, there may be some concerns about potential future underrepresentation of some countries within the ExCom. 

After careful consideration, the ExCom suggests the following solution:
To limit the number of officers from the same country in the ExCom to a maximum of 2 instead of 3 (see Article 11.2 of the current statutes).
This procedure would require minor modifications of the statutes, to be approved by the General Assembly.

Alternative suggestions should be sent to the ESSR secretary by January 15, 2016 to be discussed on the ExCom meeting in Vienna 2016.

✧✧ Obituary Prof. Vladimir Jevtic 1944-2015 ✧✧

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Prof. Vladimir Jevtic, who passed away on March 11, 2015.
Prof. Jevtic was widely respected for his work and research. Widely admired, he was former president and honorary member of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology. He will be missed by his friends and peers.

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✧✧ Hellenic Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology ✧✧

The Hellenic Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology has been formally constituted on December 21, 2014.

The society has currently 55 members, most of them dedicated on imaging of musculoskeletal disorders and trained abroad.
The Executive Committee of the society consists of the following
President: A. Karantanas
Vice President: G. Delimpassis
Secretary: M. Vlychou
Treasurer: K. Pikoulas
Councillor: E. Drakonaki
Contact person: Elena Drakonaki (

✧✧ ESSR introduces an Outreach Program ✧✧

The basic idea of the ESSR outreach programme is to send out a team of experienced speakers to run a teaching course in a country, where musculoskeletal radiology is still developing.

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✧✧ ESSR 2016 - "Knee & Ankle" ✧✧
Save the date: June 9-11, Zurich/CH

The ESSR 2016 meeting will be held from June 9-11 in the city of Zurich/CH.
The main topic will be "Knee & Ankle", besides a wide range of more general themes in MSK radiology including tumours, arthritis, trauma, metabolic conditions and sports imaging.

November 2015: Start Online Registration & Abstract Submission (oral presentations, educational and scientific posters)

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✧✧ Insights into Imaging Awarding ✧✧
ESSR Education Chairman Prof. Carlo Martinoli awarded at ECR

Prof. Martinoli's paper entitled “Musculoskeletal ultrasound: technical guidelines ”, published in Insights into Imaging in 2010, has received 4,345 downloads in 2014 and was therefore awarded a "Insights into Imaging Most Downloaded Paper Award 2014" for receiving the second highest number of downloads.


Munich Sports Imaging Course 2015 (Fully booked - no more places)
October 16-17, 2015
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Hip Symposium - 2nd Lisbon International Edition
Hospital da Luz, Lisbon/PT
November 13-14, 2015
20% discount for ESSR members
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Sports & Arthritis MSK International Conference
November 13-14, 2015
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