EUROPEAN FORUM FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OF MUSCULOSKELETAL RADIOLOGY


ESSR 2022

ESSR 2022

June 9-11, Rostock/Germany

We have the honour and the pleasure to welcome you to participate to our next Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from June 9-11, 2022.
The Hanseatic city of Rostock will host our eagerly awaited event and we are looking forward to welcoming again face to face MSK radiologists from all over Europe.
This year’s special focus will be on Post-Treatment Imaging, 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.

The ESSR Annual Meetings are happy to welcome more than 1.000 congress delegates each year, coming together from all continents and sharing their experience and expertise within the ESSR community. Obviously, we aim to continue such successful path with our event in 2022.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

Post-Treatment Imaging

The ESSR 2022 main topic will be post-treatment imaging. Special aspects of established and most recent treatment procedures and the principal questions the radiologist has to answer following musculoskeletal interventions will be approached. Thus, we learn about treatment methods, we will learn hints and tricks, and understand the needs and expectations of our clinical partners like orthopaedic and trauma surgeons and of our musculoskeletal interventional radiologists.

Learning Objectives

Focus 1: How to monitor systemic skeletal disorders?
a. To understand the role of monitoring arthritis with plain films
b. To learn about findings in MRI and ultrasound concerning the monitoring of modern treatment schemes in arthritis
c. To get acquainted with seronegative spondyloarthropathy and its treatment monitoring
d. To intensify knowledge about how to monitor SKIBO (skin and bone) diseases

Focus 2: How to monitor healing of fractures, of muscle as well as tendon tears?
a. To understand the role of radiology in assessing bone healing
b. To learn about delayed fracture healing
c. To get acquainted with the assessment of muscle tears and the healing of tears
d. To be aware of cartilage repair techniques and their appearance in imaging

Focus 3: How to monitor tumours?
a. To understand the tumor surgeon’s role of stabilizing primary and secondary bone tumors
b. To learn how to obtain sufficient samples from imaging-guided biopsies
c. To get acquainted with collateral effects of radiation- and chemotherapy on the musculoskeletal system with focus on bone marrow seronegative spondyloarthropathy and its treatment monitoring
d. To intensify knowledge about Postoperative and posttherapeutic changes in soft tissue tumors
e. To learn the specific issues and requests when monitoring bone tumours
f. To deepen the understanding for the specific issues and requests when monitoring bone metastases

Focus 4: How to evaluate hardware complications?
a. To get acquainted with the types of endoprotheses a radiologist should know
b. To understand the role of stabilization regarding post-treatment imaging of the vertebral column
c. To learn the radiological assessment of rotational malalignment of endoprosthesis
d. To get acquainted with the radiological assessment of loosening of endoprosthesis
e. To be aware of the imaging findings of postoperative infection of endoprostheses

Focus 5: How to evaluate post-treatment imaging of the lower limbs?
a. To get acquainted with surgical techniques in ligament, meniscal and cartilage repair
b. To understand the role of imaging for evaluating the ankle joint after treatment
c. To learn about postoperative findings after cruciate and collateral ligaments repair
d. To get acquainted with postoperative and post-interventional musculoskeletal imaging findings following hip preservation surgery, deformity correction, and hip arthroplasty
e. To be aware of the imaging findings of meniscal repair techniques

Focus 6: How to evaluate post-treatment imaging of the upper limbs?
a. To get acquainted with repair techniques of the rotator cuff and glenoid rim and what the orthopedic surgeon wants to know from the radiologist
b. To understand the role of imaging for evaluating rotator cuff repair
c. To learn about normal and abnormal imaging findings after surgery of the glenoid and glenolabral complex
d. To get acquainted with post-treatment imaging of the elbow
e. To be aware of the imaging findings of the hand and wrist after treatment

Focus 7: How to evaluate post-treatment imaging of the spine?
a. To get acquainted with the radiological appearance of the normal spine after treatment
b. To understand the role of imaging for evaluating the vertebral column after surgery of discs
c. To learn about post treatment imaging findings of new treatment techniques for the intervertebral discs
d. To get acquainted with post-treatment imaging of the spondylodiscitis
e. To be aware of the imaging findings of the treated scoliosis

WELCOME MESSAGE

On behalf of the ESSR, it is a great pleasure for me and the German local organizing committee to invite you to the 29th Annual Meeting of our society to the Hanseatic City of Rostock, Germany. The venue will take place from June 9th until June 11th with a superb view of the Baltic Sea Coast.

The meeting will have a focus on post-treatment imaging. Special aspects of established and most recent treatment procedures and the principal questions the radiologist has to answer following musculoskeletal interventions will be approached. Thus, we learn about treatment methods, we will learn hints and tricks, and understand the needs and expectations of our clinical partners like orthopaedic and trauma surgeons and of our musculoskeletal interventional radiologists.
During the meeting, a state-of-the art technical exhibit will be available to give an insight into the latest developments in radiological equipment, supplies, technologic advances and services. The conference venue with the neighbouring spacious and beautiful hotel area is well prepared with hygiene concepts to host participants in a face-to-face format given the ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease. The venue will offer scientific sessions and educational lectures presented in two parallel sessions allowing delegates to plan the programme best suited for their individual needs. Of course, the always well-attended ultrasound course, as well as various sessions organized by the ESSR Committees and Subcommittees, will not be left behind and will enrich the programme.
The 29th ESSR annual meeting cordially invites radiologists, orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, oncologists, rheumatologists, radiographers and all other musculoskeletal related disciplines, both members and non-members of our society. Especially young members are heartily welcomed and the Young Club of our society will provide an ideal platform for sharing ideas and experiences and this independently of different nationalities and traditions.

I very much thank my colleagues of the German local organizing committee, the team of the ESSR office as well as all colleagues in ESSR Committees and Subcommittees for their continued fantastic support in putting up the meeting programme together. Moreover, I am especially grateful to all clinicians, who inform us about the treatment procedures we should know as musculoskeletal radiologists.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock is situated at the German Baltic Sea coast. The University of Rostock is the oldest university in the Baltic Sea region and was founded in 1419. Tradition and innovation is the university’s motto, which can also serve the ESSR annual meeting as one of the most significant scientific events in the exciting field of musculoskeletal radiology. Actually, musculoskeletal radiology is the oldest field of radiology given the fact that the very first X-ray was performed of the hand of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s wife Bertha in 1895. Rostock has something to offer for everyone. A homely and historic city, Middle Age architecture, magical coastal landscapes, paintings, theatre and large ships. There are plenty of options to have a nice stroll with old and modern ships and many restaurants right next to the water. In addition, social events are planned to make this a convivial, cultural and social experience. Therefore, I look forward to welcome you to the city.

Marc-André Weber

ESSR Congress President 2022

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

The Congress Chair is supported by, and should closely cooperate with, a local organizing committee (LOC) consisting of a well-balanced choice of representatives of the national society of MSK radiology or of a national MSK working group approved by the ESSR.

Local Organizing Committee 2022:
Marc-André Weber || Andrea Baur-Melnyk || Thomas Grieser || Andreas Heuck || Theresa Pehlke || Christoph Schäffeler || Frank Roemer

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Timeline: November 15, 2021 – February 7, 2022

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.

Click here for general information on abstract submission to ESSR meetings

 

MEETING VENUE & HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

ESSR 2022 CONGRESS VENUE

Yachthafenresidenz Hohe Düne GmbH
Am Yachthafen 1
D-18119 Rostock-Warnemünde

The conference center is located in Warnemünde, offering a breathtaking view over the Baltic Sea.
More than 3.000sqm will offer space for 2 main lecture rooms, breakout rooms for the ESSR subcommittee meetings, dedicated workshop rooms for more interactive teaching and our traditional exhibition area.
A public ferry (about a five minute ride) connects the conference center area with Warnemünde.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

In cooperation with Rostock Convention Bureau, a large number of hotel rooms (approx 700 rooms) have been blocked for ESSR congress participants. Various hotels in Warnemünde (including the congress venue hotel) and Rostock city will be made available via a special booking link soon.