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This course is FREE to ESR members (If you need to renew or apply for ESR membership for 2021, please click here).

On-demand access will be available through the ESR’s Premium Educational Package after ECR 2022. The course will be run on the ESR Connect platform.

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CME accreditation

No CME credits are available for this course.

ESOR/ESR Research Course

FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE |  October 5, November 9, December 8, January 11, February 8, ECR, 2021/2022

Course information

Suitable for any ESR member interested in undertaking research, but with a particular focus on those early in their careers. This course aims to present some of the fundamental aspects of radiological research. The course consists of 5 online sessions of 60 min (40 min talks, 20 min Q&A) which will be led by luminaries in the field plus one on-site session at the ECR 2022, to which attendees of min. 4/5 of the online sessions will be specially invited.

Programme Online

Tuesday, October 5
13:30-14:30 CEST
SESSION 1: Why a career in radiological research?
Moderator: Regina Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/Netherlands
Valérie Vilgrain, Clichy/France
Luis Martí-Bonmati, Valencia/Spain
Maxime Ronot, Paris/France
Jaap Stoker, Amsterdam/Netherlands



• What are the attractions (and difficulties) of a career in radiological research?
• What is radiological research: clinical/preclinical?
• Differing roles in research: Must I always be chief investigator?
• Is it different from other medical disciplines? Yes and no!
• Research and clinical practice: friends or foes?
• How to build/facilitate a research career: experience from a team leader
• Interview of a young academic radiologist: What are the attractions and difficulties?

Tuesday, November 9
13:30-14:30 CET

SESSION 2: Research design
Moderator: Valérie Vilgrain, Clichy/France
Speaker: Patrick Bossuyt, Amsterdam/Netherlands

• Start with: what is the research question?
• What type of study designs can be used to assess imaging tests and control for bias?
• Why are research protocols fundamental?
• What about ethics and research reporting guidelines?
• What is an endpoint?
• How to power my study?
• Why is a statistician your most important collaborator?

Wednesday December 8
13:30-14:30 CET

SESSION 3: Research execution
Moderator: Aad van der Lugt, Rotterdam/Netherlands
Speaker: Steve Halligan, London/UK

• Do I need to get funding? If so, how can I get it?
• Which collaborators do I need and how can I convince them to work with me?
• How to facilitate recruiting subjects and accruing their data`
• How is data quality assessed the best?
• What does an analysis plan look like and which committees are needed for a clinical trial?
• How to set up multicenter studies?

Tuesday January 11
13:30-14:30 CET

SESSION 4: Hot-topic research: Studies of machine learning for image analysis
Moderator: Marc Dewey, Berlin/Germany
Speaker: Julia Schnabel, Munich/Germany

• What is medical deep learning?
• What is radiomics?
• Why will machine learning fundamentally change Radiology?
• How to correctly assess and validate machine learning for imaging analysis?
• How to become involved in machine learning research?

Tuesday February 8
13:30-14:30 CET

SESSION 5: Research dissemination
Moderator: Jaap Stoker, Amsterdam/Netherlands
Speaker: Marion Smits, Rotterdam/Netherlands

• How to prepare an abstract for a conference?
• How to prepare a paper ?
• How to get published in the ESR journals?
• Why reporting guidelines are crucial? The EQUATOR network!

ECR 2022

SESSION 6: Research Networking – Connecting with other ESR Members on Research Projects
Michael Fuchsjäger, Graz/Austria
Regina Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/Netherlands
Gabriel Krestin, Rotterdam/Netherlands
Marc Dewey, Berlin/Germany
Jaap Stoker, Amsterdam/Netherlands
Aad van der Lugt, Rotterdam/Netherlands
Steve Halligan, London/UK