ESSR 2021

ESSR 2021

Main Topic: Wrist & Hand
Place: ICE Congress Center, Krakow/PL
Dates: Pre Course Workshops: June 10 | Congress: June 11-12
Congress President: Prof.Dr. Iwona Sudol-Szopinska


Dear Friends
I write on behalf of the ExCom to keep you up to date with planning for the 2021 Congress. It remains our fervent wish that we can have a face to face meeting this year. I think all would agree that, at this time, it is too early to be optimistic about being able to meet in June. The Congress Center is Crakow have agreed to keep our reservation open without penalty until the end of March, consequently we will review the situation mid March and come to a decision.
If we feel we cannot proceed with a face to face meeting in June, we will consider our second favoured option which is to plan a face to face meeting from the 26th- 28th August. Although this is not our traditional meeting time, we feel the possibility of being able to meet face to face after such a terrible year overcomes some of the disadvantages of meeting at this time
Finally, if it transpires that we are still unable to meet together at the end of August, we will hold a virtual meeting. In support of these plans, we are making some final adjustments to the program so that it is adaptable to both the face to face and virtual plans.
I wish you all a happy (and better) new year,
Eugene McNally FRCR FRCPI
President European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology


Submission deadline: February 15, 2021 (23:59 CET)

Thank you very much for submitting your abstracts to the ESSR Online System.
We expect the acceptance notifications by end February/beginning March, all submitters will be informed via email.

Abstracts are to be submitted through our online submission system. (Abstract Text only, no image upload).
ESSR members can access using their membership login data, new applicants will be asked to create a new account.

This year’s special focus will be on Hand & Wrist, cutting-edge research outcomes and latest developments in that field. Next to that, our subcommittees have prepared special sessions on Arthritis, Tumours, Interventions, Sports, Osteoporosis and Paediatric MSK studies.

Click here for general information on abstract submission to ESSR meetings



The programme overview is currently revised and will soon be available.
Highlights will include

  • Bone lesions of the hand & wrist
  • TFCC
  • Carpal Instability
  • Tendons and lesions of the wrist and fingers
  • Young Club Session
  • Subcommittee Sessions (Arthritis, Sports, Osteoporosis, Tumours, Pediatric, Interventions)



The registration system for ESSR 2021 will open as soon as details on the congress date are confirmed.
Reduced fees will be available for active society members of the ESSR, young colleagues in training and students.