Enjoy a premium educational experience, free for charge, that fits into your busy schedule. The ESSR live webinars are designed for radiologists and residents in radiology with an interest in musculoskeletal imaging. Beside selected open access videos, past webinars can be viewed at the ESSR eLearning Platform. The aim is to promote the society’s mission in education and research of the imaging of musculoskeletal diseases with a focus on the European tradition of problem solving in this field. New knowledge should be brought from science into clinical practice. The webinars contain interactive lectures given by opinion leaders in their field, clinical case vignettes, live discussions, and practice tips. Presentations are optimized for micro e-learning, i. e. for the comfortable use with mobile devices. The learning objectives are oriented on the requirements of the ESSR Diploma and the musculoskeletal part of the ESR board examination.

Programme Directors

Webinar Programme Directors:
E. Drakonaki (Education Committee)
D. Dalili (Education Committee)
M. Rupreht (Executive Committee)
B. Horehledova (Young Club)
– further supported by the ESSR Educational Committee, the ESSR Young Club, and the ESSR Subcommittees


Webinar Series 2022&2023 
Each ESSR webinar is granted 1 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®). CME credits will be awarded for live viewing only (completion of the online evaluation is mandatory).

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Upcoming Webinars 2023

Advances and value of MR imaging in early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
Monday, October 23, 2023, 19:00 CET
Speaker: Monique Reijnierse, Leiden/NL (Advances of MR imaging of the hand and foot in early RA detection)
Speaker: Annette van der Helm-van Mil, Leiden/NL (Value of MRI for early diagnosis of RA)
Case Presentation: Sanne Boeren, Rotterdam/NL
Moderation: Winston Rennie, Leicester/UK

Soft tissue tumors in children
Monday, November 06, 2023, 19:00 CET
Speaker: Emilio Inarejos, Barcelona/ES
Moderation: Ana Vieira, Porto/PT

Hip involvement in inflammatory rheumatic diseases
Monday, December 04, 2023, 19:00 CET
Speaker: Vasco Mascarenhas, Lisbon/PT
Moderation: Ana I. Garcia, Barcelona/ES

Past Webinars 2023

Monday, January 09, 2023, 19:00 CET
Speakers: Connie Chang, Boston/USA
Moderation: Danoob Dalili, London/UK

Advances in MR Imaging of the Painful Hip Arthroplasty
Monday, February 06, 2023, 19:00 CET
Speaker: Christian Pfirrmann, Zurich/CH
Case Presentation: Florian Schmaranzer, CH
Moderation: Ana I. García, Barcelona/ES

MR imaging of pediatric growth plate disturbances
Monday, March 13, 2023, 19:00 CET
Speaker: Saira Haque, London/UK
Moderation: Paolo Simoni, Brussels/BE

Cryoablation in the musculoskeletal system: twelve years of experience
Monday, April 03, 2023, 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Thomas Le Corroller, Marseille/FR and Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Strasbourg/FR
Case Presentation: Antoine Moutiez, Marseille/FR
Moderation: Danoob Dalili, London/UK

Ultrasound of the distal biceps brachii tendon
Wednesday, May 03, 2023, 19:00 CEST
Speakers: Yacine Carlier, Bordeaux/FR: Clinical and surgical features
Jean-Baptiste Pialat, Lyon/FR: Normal US anatomy
Antoine Moraux, Verlighem/FR: US aspects of biceps brachii distal tears
Lionel Pesquer, Bordeaux/FR: Complications and re-tears
Moderation: Elena Drakonaki Crete/GR

Ultrasound Elastography in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Monday, June 05, 2023, 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Žiga Snoj, Ljubljana/SI
Moderation: Elena Drakonaki Crete/GR

INTERSOCIETY WEBINAR organised by EUSOBI: Imaging of musculoskeletal involvement in breast cancer
Wednesday, June 07, 2023, 18:00 CEST
Speaker: Carmelo Messina
Moderation: Iva Biondic

INTERSOCIETY WEBINAR organised by ESOI: Atypical presentations of bone mets
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 18:00 CEST
Speaker: Frederic Lecouvet, Brussels/BE
Imaging of chest wall and abdominal wall in athletes
Monday, September 04, 2023, 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Javier Arnáiz, Doha/QA
Moderation: Ana Vieira, Porto/PT

Past Webinars 2022

Spondylodiscitis infectious and non-infectious
January 10, 2022, 19:00-20:00 CET
Speaker: Antoine Feydy, Paris/FR

The Limping Child
Tuesday, February 01, 2022, 19:00 CET
Speaker: Alberto Bazzocchi, Bologna/IT

Injuries of the hand and pulleys
Monday, March 14, 2022, 19:00 CET
Speaker: Andrea B. Rosskopf, Zurich/CH

News in peripheral nerve imaging
Monday, April 11, 2022, 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Marie Faruch, Toulouse/FR

Overuse sport lesions in children-imaging findings
Monday, May 02, 2022, 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Alberto Vieira, Porto/Portugal

US-Guided carpal and cubital tunnel release
Monday, June 20, 2022, 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Alexander Loizides, Innsbruck/Austria

Calf injuries
Monday, September 05, 2022, 19:00 CEST
Speakers: Jaime Isern-Kebschull and Gil Rodas, Barcelona/ES

Giant cell tumour of bone: diagnosis and post denosumab findings from a radiology and pathology perspective
Tuesday, October 04, 2022, 19:00 CET
Speakers: Kirsten van Langevelde and Pancras Hogendoorn (pathologist), Netherlands

Imaging of axial spondyloarthritis – a practical approach
Monday, November 07, 2022, 19:00 CET
Speaker: Patrick Omoumi, Lausanne/CH
Co-Moderator: Chiara Giraudo, Padova/IT
Discussant Rheumatologist: Augusta Ortolan, Padova/IT
Case presentation: Massimo Donalisio, Lausanne/CH

Ultrasound imaging of skin tumors: Clues to the differential diagnosis
Monday, December 05, 2022, 19:00 CET
Speaker: Elena Gallardo,Spain
Case Pesentation: Elena Julián Gómez, Spain

Past Webinars 2021

MSK Interventional Oncology
January 18, 2021, 19:00-20:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Strasbourg/France

Imaging of Shoulder Instability
February 8, 2021, 19:00-20:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Christoph Schäffeler, Chur/Switzerland

Artificial Intelligence in MSK, recent developments
April 12, 2021, 19:00-20:00 CEST
Speaker: Michael Recht, United States of America

Congenital skeletal pathology: In search of the skeleton key
May 10, 2021, 19:00-20:00 CEST
Speaker: Pilar Aparisi Gomez, New Zealand/Spain
Case Presentation: Matina Boitsios, Brussels/Belgium

Imaging the Menisci: The Basics, Pitfalls and What Not to Miss
June 22, 2021, 19:00-20:00 CEST
Speaker: Andrew Grainger, United Kingdom
Case Presentation: Holly Christopher, United Kingdom

Clinical Dilemmas in MR Neurography
September 13, 2021, 19:00-20:00 CEST
Speaker: Shivani Alhawat, United States of America
Case Presentation: Ryan Ortez

Possible traps in evaluating bone and soft tissue tumours
October 11, 2021, 19:00-20:00 CET
Speaker: Hatice Tuba Sanal, Turkey
Case Presentation: Kitija Nulle, Latvia

Role of imaging in Body composition analysis
December 21, 2021, 19:00-20:00 CET
Speaker: Amanda Isaac, United Kingdom

Past Webinars 2020

Imaging of Elbow Instability
January 13, 2020 | 19:00 – 20:00 CET
Speaker: Dr. Reto Sutter, Zurich/CH
Case Presenter: Florian Huber, Zurich/CH

Early-onset OA of the hip joint
February 10, 2020 | 19:00 – 20:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Apostolos Karantanas, Heraklion/GR

Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Common Applications
March 2, 2020 | 19:00 – 20:00 CET
Speaker: Jon A. Jacobson, MD, Michigan/US

Rheumatoid Arthritis
April 6, 2020 | 19:00 – 20:00 CEST
Speaker: Prof. Iwona Sudol-Szopinska, Warsaw/PL
Case Presentation: Dr. Grzegorz Pracon, Warsaw/PL

Imaging of cruciate ligaments
May 18, 2020 | 19:00 – 20:00 CEST
Speaker: Dr. Anagha P. Parkar, Bergen/NO
Case Presentation: Magdalena Chmiel-Nowak, Cracow/PL

ESOI-ESSR Webinar The MSK – soft tissues tumours
June 30, 2020| 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
Speaker: F. Vanhoenacker, Antwerp/BE

Metal artifact reduction – MRI: from principle to practice
Monday, October 12, 19:00 – 20:00 CEST
Speaker: Jan Fritz, Baltimore/US

Care, learn, innovate: The role of imaging professionals in the management of osteoporosis patients
Monday, November 9, 2020 | 19:00-20:00 CET
Speaker: Eleni Kariki, Manchester/UK

Imaging of Osteoarthritis
Dezember 14, 2020 | 19:00-20:00 CET
Speaker: Dr. Edwin Oei, Rotterdam/NL

Past Webinars 2019

MRI of the pediatric knee
Monday, January 14, 2019 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Lennart Jans, Ghent/BE
Case Presentation: Dr. Bert Degrieck, Ghent/BE

Exploring the jungle of the posterior triangle of the neck with ultrasound
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Carlo Martinoli, Genoa/IT
Case Presentation: Federico Zaottini, Genoa/IT

Sports Imaging: Imaging athletic groin pain
Monday, April 8, 2019 | 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Dr. Philip Robinson, Leeds/UK
Case Presentation: Dr. Hardi Madani, Leeds/UK

Subtle and Manifest Signs of Spinal Injury
Monday, May 13, 2019 | 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Dr. Victor Cassar-Pullicino, Oswestry/UK
Case presentation: Dr. Timothy Woo, Oswestry/UK

Imaging and response assessment of multiple myeloma
ESOI/ESSR Young Radiologists Joint Webinar
Monday, May 20, 2019 | 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Prof. Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Munich/DE

Knee femoropatellar instability: How does CT/MRI contribute to treatment decision?
October 14, 2019 | 19:00 – 20:00 CEST
Speaker: Dr. P. Diana Afonso, Lisbon/PT
Case presentation: Dr. Ana Catarina Vieira

Spinal degenerative disk disease
November 11, 2019 | 19:00 – 20:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Eoin Kavanagh, Dublin/IE
Case presentation: Dr. John Hynes, Dublin/IE

Postoperative Shoulder
December 9, 2019 | 19:00 – 20:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Klaus Wörtler, Munich/DE
Case Presenter: Dr. Benedikt Schwaiger, Munich/DE

Past Webinars 2018

Imaging of early arthritis – new frontiers for multimodality imaging
Monday, May 7, 2018 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Franz Kainberger, Vienna/AT
Case Presentation: Dr. Omar Albtoush, Tübingen/DE

Imaging of osteoporosis and body composition – new techniques, new diseases
Monday, October 8, 2018 | 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Prof. Giuseppe Guglielmi, Foggia/IT
Case Presentation: Dr. Carmelo Messina, Milan/IT

Imaging of the tendons and ligaments of the ankle
Monday, November 12, 2018 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Speaker: Dr. Eva Llopis, Valencia/ES
Case Presentation: Dr. Alexys Perez, Consorci Hospitalary Terrassa/ES

Lumps and bumps of the soft tissue – how to differentiate benign from malignant lesions?
Monday, December 10, 2018 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Filip Vanhoenacker, Antwerp-Mechelen-Ghent/BE
Case Presentation: D. Julie Desimpel Antwerp/BE


European Course on Spine Radiology

This Advanced course is jointly organised between the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) and the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) and is intended to provide a jointly effort to a deeper knowledge of X-Ray and CT guided procedures to give radiologists a wide range of new possibilities in treating the spine, reducing the risk of side effects and complications in comparison to conventional “open surgery”. Each cycle has two modules and will be repeated every two years.

CME Accreditation

The European Course on Spine Radiology is asking for CME accredition for each module.



The ESSR meets * national societies program is directed to the countries in which the MSK discipline has already been structured within the national musculoskeletal radiology society or in case there is no MSK separate society with the national radiology society in terms of specific educational paths or recognized professional subspecialty (from now on, these countries will be called “hosting countries”). The aim of the ESSR meets * national society program is threefold:

  • to offer high-quality advanced teaching in the field of MSK radiology to the members of national musculoskeletal radiology societies, incl. MSK subspecialty groups;
  • to establish liaisons between ESSR and national radiology societies to attract and encourage active participation of their members in the ESSR activities (ie. ESSR membership, use of the educational platform etc.);
  • to forge closer relationships and create the conditions for endorsement and implementation of ESSR guidelines and educational paths.
  • Facilitate of young radiologist in the ESSR young club and in the AVATAR initiative

The ESSR meets * national society program is designed for Europe. Regarding extra-european countries, options to take include a) activation of the outreach program; b) an ad-hoc meets* program following bilateral intersocietal agreement (es. ESSR meets SSR) through the intersociety committee and the different committees and subcommittees of the ESSR.

Full Programme Outline

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ESSR Meets Programme (v5)



The aims of the ESSR outreach program are as follows:

  • to fulfil one of the primary objectives of the ESSR in advancing the knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and to provide a European forum for education and research of musculoskeletal radiology
  • to provide education in European countries where the access to high quality teaching in musculoskeletal radiology may be limited by financial or geographical constraints
  • to support the educational activities of local groups or societies in these countries and to enhance the future cooperation of these groups or societies and the ESSR

Full Programme Outline

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ESSR Outreach Programme (v6)

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ESSR Outreach Programme Reimbursement Form

ESSR Outreach Course Badajoz/Estremadura April 4-5, 2019 Local Organiser: Maria Angeles Fernandez Gil, Eva Llopis Read course report ESSR Outreach Course April 12-13, 2019 Lithuania Local Organiser: Saulius Rutkauskas ESSR Lead Speaker: Gina Allen Read course report ESSR Outreach Course – Ultrasound Course September 26-29 Warsaw, Poland Local Organiser: Iwona Sudol-Szopinska Download Flyer – Outreach Poland september ESSR Lead Speaker: Gina Allen
ESSR Outreach MSK US Course Dubrovnik, Croatia May 10-13, 2018 Local Organiser: Gordana Ivanac, Tilda Bogdanović ESSR lead speaker: Philip O’Connor Report of ESSR outreach meeting Dubrovnik ESSR Outreach Course Skopje, Macedonia December 14-15, 2018 Local Organiser: Violeta Vasilevska-Nikodinowska ESSR lead speaker: Kai Vilanova Report ESSR outreach program – Macedonia
ESSR Outreach Course Yerevan Armenia May 25-26, 2017 Local Organiser: Marina Aloyan ESSR lead speaker: Ara Kassarjian (ES) Read the full report
MSK Magnetic Resonance Basic Course – MSK anatomy and basic pathologies Warsaw, Poland December 4-5, 2015 Local Organiser: Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska