ESSR 2019


Dear colleagues and friends,

on behalf of the ESSR, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Annual Scientific Meeting of our society, to be held June 26-29, 2019, in the city´s Congress Center in our sunny Lisbon.

The Congress Centre is ideally located on the Tagus river side and the historical and cultural heritage of Belem. With nearby diversificated offers on hotels, restaurants, leisure activities and just a few minutes from the city center and the city´s airport, this congress center will provide optimum convenience and comfort for our meeting.

The Scientific program will focus on “Hip and Advanced imaging”. We will be reviewing the most significant advances in musculoskeletal imaging with an emphasis on the hip joint over the last 15 years and explore new innovations in our field.

The most significant advances in musculoskeletal imaging in the last years have involved the hip joint.  Different technical innovations are now usual clinical routines not only in the athlete, but also for postoperative imaging, such as MRI of hip implants.

Research trends and worldwide experts underline how Artificial Intelligence will revolutionize radiology in the long term as it holds the potential for improved diagnosis, and many other types of decision making. Improving performance is very important to radiology and we will be discussing our role in healthcare in the future during our sessions.

The pre-congress course is structured to fully address the educational needs of musculoskeletal imagers. With two parallel tracks in “Ultrasound hands-on course” and “Learn with the Masters advanced tutorials”, attendees will have a wide selection of activities to fulfill their individual educational needs

Lisbon is a historical city full of stories to tell, where the sun shines 290 days a year, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and loves to receive people from around the world. Here you will have the opportunity to walk on the river side, go to the beach, golf, have a taste of our cuisine and our renowned wines, visit ancient monuments and palaces and listen to our UNESCO´S world cultural heritage song, Fado.

We hope to see you in our welcome reception on the 28th for a glass of Porto wine by the river side. An excellent opportunity for us to begin our meeting making new friendships, new scientific collaborations and having a glance at the future of MSK radiology with AI.

We are looking forward to receive you in our city!
“Bem vindos!” – Welcome!

Dr. Vasco Mascarenhas
ESSR 2019 Congress President

ESSR 2019 Local Committee

Vasco Mascarenhas (President)
Alberto Vieira (Vice-President)
Miguel Oliveira Castro
P. Diana Afonso
Ana Vieira (ESSR Young Club)


Lisbon is decidedly lively: A wide glittering river, steep cobbled streets, palaces, churches, a castle, tiles in pink, mint and indigo, and culinary surprises. The area of Belém has to offer many big attraction, all in very close distance to the ESSR congress center.
The Jardim da Praça do Império is Europe’s biggest plaza, the Museu dos Coches holds one of the world’s biggest collection of royal coaches, and Jerónimos monastery has arches and columns as intricately carved as the filigree silver in every Lisbon jewellers. Also impressive is the private art collection of 20th-century masterpieces at the Museu Coleção Berardo inside Belém Cultural Centre. All of this should be combined with a visit to the iconic  16th-century Torre de Belém, resplendent on the wide and dazzling waterfront.


ESSR 2019 builds on the spirit of previous years and we look forward to an international discussion with renowned experts.

Congress Venue

Centro de Congressos de Lisboa
Praça das Indústrias
1300-307 Lisbon


We are happy to announce that several rooms have been reserved in different hotels in Lisbon. Bookings are subject to availability.

Please note this is a third party service provided by an external company. In case of any questions and inquiries kindly contact Loveevent using the below indicated details. ESSR may not accept any liability for external services.
Mr. James Evans

CME Accreditation – Continuing Medical Education

An application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.


Registration to the ESSR Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 is to be made electronically by completing the respective registration form. Registrations without full name, complete email, postal address and date of birth cannot be processed. Registration fees depend on the date your payment is received at the bank account and will be considered as incomplete and adjusted accordingly if the payment is not received by the relevant deadline.

Registration fee for delegates includes:

– admittance to all scientific sessions
– admittance to the technical exhibition
– congress documents
– certificate of attendance
– coffee breaks

Abstract Submission opens in November 2018!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 (23:59 CET)
Accepted abstracts for oral presentation will be invited for a lecture within the scientific programme.
Accepted abstracts for poster presentation will be invited to submit their posters to the EPOS Poster Submission System.
Notifications will be sent end of January 2019!

Oral Presentation

The abstract should be separated in “Purpose”, “Methods & Materials”, “Results” and “Conclusion”. The body limit is 400 words.
Authors of accepted oral presentations will be invited for a presentation within the Scientific Paper Sessions. Presentation time will be up to 10 minutes (depending on the final programme).
The presenter of an oral presentation has to be registered for the ESSR Annual Scientific Meeting.
Accepted abstracts will be published (as submitted to the system, without further notification) in Thieme, partner journal of ESSR.

Scientific Poster Presentation

The abstract should be separated in “Purpose”, “Methods & Materials”, “Results” and “Conclusion”. The body limit is 400 words.
Authors of accepted scientific posters will receive the login details for the EPOS Submission System in order to upload their posters.
The presenter of the poster has to be registered for the ESSR Annual Scientific Meeting.

Educational Poster Presentation

The abstract should be separated in “Learning Objectives”, Background”, Imaging Findings or Procedure Details” and “Conclusion”. The body limit is 400 words. Authors of accepted scientific posters will receive the login details for the EPOS Submission System in order to upload their posters.
The presenter of the poster has to be registered for the ESSR Annual Scientific Meeting.


By submitting an abstract to ESSR 2019 you need to agree to the following affirmations:

Authors agreement
You confirm, that all authors mentioned in the author block of this abstract have been informed about, and agreed to this submission.

This work has not been published or presented at any other meeting prior to June 2019.

Presentational Issues
Only digital projection material will be allowed. It will not be possible to use any personal computer or laptop for presentation.

Publication by ESSR
ESSR (European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology) may publish your abstract in the printed programme brochure and display the abstract at the website after the ESSR Annual Scientific Meeting 2019.

Copyright Publication
Accepted abstracts for short oral presentation are published under the copyright of Thieme journal. The author has to obtain permission to re-use it.

Congress Registration
The presenter of this abstract has to register for the ESSR Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 in order to present the abstract and/or to have the digital poster displayed during and after the congress in the EPOSTM system.

EPOSTM Presentation
ESSR 2019 will stage a fully electronic poster exhibition. If the abstract is accepted for poster presentation (educational or scientific), the poster material has to be uploaded to the EPOSTM System. There will be no dedicated session for poster presentation.

Material used
The submitter affirms to the ESSR that the abstract does not contain any material that is libellous, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful, and that it does not contain any material that invades the right of privacy, any proprietary or copy-rights.

Notification of acceptance
Notifications will be sent end of January 2019. All submitters of one or more accepted abstracts are asked to confirm their presentation(s) within two weeks after receipt of the notification(s).

Sponsoring 2019 – What to expect?

We have the honour and the pleasure to welcome you to participate to the next Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology, in the wonderful city of Lisbon. This year the theme will be “Hip & Advanced MSK Imaging”. A second lecture stream will cover a wide range of themes in MSK radiology, such as Sports, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Pediatric, Tumours and Imaging Guided Interventions.

•    Participate and present your products and research in the exhibition to an international audience
•    Stimulate and discuss new research: Use the unique debates concept to stir discussion and create awareness
•    Encourage and promote education and public awareness
•    Cooperate and network with opinion leaders
•    Support and assist opinion leaders to reach the best clinical recommendations for current therapeutic dilemmas
•    Inform and update international participants on clinical and technological developments

Besides our standard options, we will be happy to create your very own sponsor package or discuss further/other options that might be interesting to your company. We would be delighted to welcome you as a partner of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology in 2019.

For further information please contact