Welcome to ICR 2014
Dear colleagues; It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the ICR 2014 (28th International Congress of Radiology); which will be held in Dubai from 9-12, September, 2014, as a result of cooperation between the Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (ESRNM) with the International Society of Radiology (ISR).
The meeting has all the elements to be a great international success. The story started 5 years ago when the Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine approached the International Society of Radiology to get their approval for their congress to be co-organized by the Egyptian Society. The joined meeting was approved and the two societies finally chose “Dubai (United Arab Emirates)” to be the location for the conjoined effort to come true.
A diverse variety of excellent sessions and up-to-date lectures have been incorporated in the scientific program, including the ISR categorical courses; All over the course, highly qualified experienced professors have been chosen by the ISR board to cover main subspecialties of radiology, teaching the different aspects of daily practice for general radiologists.
Scientific sessions will include keynote lectures and research papers submitted from all-around the world to show recent advances in our field.
Diverse lectures under basic radiology, case based presentations, and hands on workshops, in addition to advanced and hot topics sessions, are included to cover the most important subjects in all subspecialties of Radiology; from basics to the most advanced topics.
Some presentations are organized in a clinical cases base with provocative atmosphere while others will present in a clear way the new international diagnostic and therapeutic guides, Hot and advanced topic sessions will cover new technical development, some of them still under research, with interesting clinical applications in the future.
Two film interpretation sessions, including senior and junior divisions, will be presented with various problematic but educative as well as easier but confusing cases to guide radiologist for a better problem solving ability to serve patients.
Plenary as well as special focus sessions will be presented by honorary international eminent radiologists giving highlight focus on advanced applications in addition to lectures honoring Antoine Béclère and Walther Fuchs.
We started this year a new hopefully successful tradition by adding a new session of “ISR meets clinicians” to open the door for interaction and multidisciplinary approach of diagnosis and therapy with a strong cooperation with other specialties.
We are transferring our knowledge and experience to our young residences and fellows as well as technologists by addressing lectures and teaching sessions dedicated to them. We hope we can pave their way to carry on their professional carrier to evolutes a new radiology era putting radiology and medical imaging in the forefront of the medical practice.
Being under the patronage of the International Society of Radiology, different radiological societies are contributing from all over the world, including societies from different sub-specializations, coordinated by the Egyptian Society of Radiology to cover specific scientific subspecialty program of interest to our colleagues. Speakers from all-around the world either individuals representing their universities and health institutions or through societies are enriching our program by strong lectures and presentations. We wish to thank them very much for their enthusiastic contribution to the congress.
Industry has been always involved in the development of technology, which was always the driving force for our specialty progress. Vendors from different companies have shared by different ways their innovations and developments to our conference and we welcome them all. We hope this conference will be a great leap for a fruitful and prosperous future of radiology in our region.
We welcome all Egyptian and Emirate contributors and also colleagues from all around the world. Being involved in our conference will enrich the scientific content and radiologists’ collaborations.
Finally, we cordially thank the Emirates Society of Radiology and Emirates Medical Authority to welcome us in Dubai. We are really grateful for their overwhelming cooperation to the benefit of our congress.