1. EDiR - European Diploma in Radiology
The examination is open to radiologists and radiology residents
in their fifth year of training in compliance with the
requirements. EDiR has been recognised in some countries, e.g.
Poland as equivalent to specialization diploma in radiology and
diagnostic imaging. Furthermore, EDiR is significantly expanding
far beyond the boundaries of Europe.
Prof. Hildo Lamb represents the Section of Radiology in EDiR
For full information about EDiR, please visit the European Board
of Radiology (EBR) at myEBR.org
2. ACI - Accreditation Council in Imaging
EBR - European Board of Radiology is an organisation dedicated
to the investigation, development and implementation of
certification and accreditation activities and programmes,
including examinations and other instruments of
qualification/certification for general and sub-specialised
physicians, programme evaluation and accreditation of continuing
medical education activities, accreditation of training
institutions and similar organisations, as well as monitoring and
harmonising qualification and training standards in the field of
radiology, imaging diagnosis in Europe.
The specialist body of EBR, which is carrying out the proceeding
of the accreditation in collaboration with the EACCME, is called
Accreditation Council in Imaging.
ACI Scientific Director: Prof. Paolo Ricci
ACI Policy Committee - UEMS Representative: Prof. Paolo
ACI Reviewing Committee - UEMS Representatives: Prof. Hannu
Aronen, Dr. Remy Demuth
According to ACI Rules of Procedure, mandate of ACI Committee
members is now biannual.
January 2016: ACI started its activities.
August 2016: Signature of ACI Terms and
Conditions agreed by the EBR and the UEMS.
September 2016: draft of the EACCME 2.0 was
received and feedback by the ACI Leadership sent back to the EACCME
January 2017: EACCME revised criteria to come
into effect and ACI Terms and Conditions to be adapted.
March 2017: Prof. Paolo Ricci - President of
the Radiology Section - took on the position of ACI Scientific
A total of 322 applications received as
of January 31, 2018.
For full information about ACI, please visit the webpage: www.myebr.org/aci/terms
Since European accreditation systems differ not only from
one another, but also with regard to their equivalence to ECMEC
credits, the ACI recently conducted the survey
"Accreditation systems in Europe" in an attempt to collect relevant
data on accreditation systems in Europe, and regarding significant
preferences of the European radiological community on Continuing
Medical Education (CME). You can find it in the attachments.
The European Training Assessment Programme
(ETAP) was established in 2001 as a joint initiative between the
EAR (European Association of Radiology) and the UEMS/Radiology
Section. In March 2017 it was agreed to shift the project to the
EBR. Its specialist body, in charge of the undertaking of the
aforesaid aims in collaboration with the UEMS Radiology section is
called European Training Assessment Programme 2.0 (hereafter, ETAP
2.0). This body is equally represented by the UEMS Radiology
section and EBR members.
It is now a partnership project between the Section and the
European Board of Radiology (EBR).
It aims to:
• improve and harmonise the standards of radiology training in
• provide institutions that offer postgraduate radiology education
with objective assessment
of their training programmes by external assessors nominated by
• develop assessment systems and guidelines for use by
postgraduate education authorities at a national level.
The new ETAP 2017 has been officially presented at the ESR
Annual Leadership Meeting in Barcelona on November 18, 2017 and it
will start its activities at ECR 2018.
The ETAP Working Group responsible for the new
ETAP concept is composed by:
Chair: D. Negru (Romania)
Assessors/ Co-assessors (on a rotating
- EBR: L. Oleaga (Spain), V. Valek (Czech Republic), I. Tyurin
- UEMS: M. Adriaensen (Netherlands), H. Aronen (Finland), J.P.
Trainees organisations/advisory role:
- A. Svare (Latvia) - Radiology Trainees Forum
- A. Montvila (Lithuania) - European Junior Doctors
Collaborators/ Verification of information and
documentation provided: Society Delegate to the ESR Education Cte.
(from the country of the institution to be assessed) and UEMS
National Delegate (from the country of the institution to be
The European Union of Medical Specialists established the
European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
(EACCME), in January 2000, with the aim of encouraging high
standards in development, delivery and harmonization of continuing
medical education (CME). This was to be achieved through the
international accreditation of CME events, and the establishment of
a system for the international acceptance of CME points.
Agreements in place with the American Medical Association (AMA)
and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
for mutual recognition of credits enhance the international status
In April 2009 the UEMS-EACCME launched the accreditation of
e-learning materials. By e-learning is meant the delivery of
CME-CPD by methods including: recorded audio, recorded visual,
recorded on Compact Disc (CD), recorded on Digital Versatile Disc
(DVD), available on Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), available
online via an educational website, or any mixture of the preceding.
The UEMS-EACCME sets itself as the central link between the
National Accreditation Authorities (NAAs), the UEMS Specialist
Sections and Boards (S&Bs), the European Specialty
Accreditation Boards (ESABs) and the Providers of CME
Key aspects of EACCME 2.0 - presented during
3rd UEMS CME Conference (Amsterdam, 12th November 2016):
Application-review-accreditation: faster / more
Brand new IT platform
Accreditation portfolio: new forms of CME/CPD
Implementation of "Trusted Provider" status
Accreditation / recognition activities
More emphasis on quality control
Please find in the attachments below the new EACCME 2.0 Criteria
and EACCME 2.0 Recognition of CPD/CME activities (applicable as of
The recognition of CPD/CME activities includes:
- Reviewing scientific and educational material
- Publishing scientific and educational material
- Learning by teaching
- Taking part in a UEMS exam as an examiner
EACCME Platform: https://eaccme.uems.eu/home.aspx
5. EBIR - European Board of Interventional
Activated in 2010, the European Board of Interventional
Radiology has obtained UEMS-CESMA recognition in March 2017.
Supplemental to any other national qualifications, the EBIR also
aims to facilitate the free movement of Interventional Radiologists
across and beyond Europe.
The EBIR is under the supervision of CIRSE (the
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe),
the ESR (European Society of Radiology) and the UEMS Division
of Interventional Radiology.
The 2nd edition of the Curriculum and Syllabus
(attached) will serve as the basis for the EBIR Examination from
More information about EBIR available below:
6. EUROPEAN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (ETR)
At the UEMS Council meeting in Granada, it was agreed that it
would be important for Specialists Sections and Boards to possess
certain guidelines regarding contents and formats of the UEMS
European Training Requirements (ETRs) with the aim to promote the
free movement of medical specialists while ensuring the highest
possible level of medical training.
Most EU member states have their own training requirements based
on their national needs and experience and in 54 specialties
completion of the national programme allows medical specialists to
have their specialist qualifications automatically recognized
in other EU Countries. At present (last update: December 2015) only
19 automatically recognized specialties do exist in all EU
These guidelines aim to provide overall direction for the
development of ETRs and they don't aim to be restrictive. Sections
and Boards have been encouraged to use the principles of the
guidelines and then tailor the development and writing of the ETRs
in a way that matches the character and experience of their own
7. ESR - European Society of Radiology
The European Society of Radiology (ESR) was
founded in February 2005 by merging the European Congress of
Radiology (ECR) and the European Association of Radiology (EAR),
thus establishing a single house of radiology in Europe. It is an
apolitical, non-profit organisation, dedicated to promoting and
coordinating the scientific, philanthropic, intellectual and
professional activities of Radiology in all European countries.
The Society's mission at all times is to serve the health care
needs of the general public through the support of science,
teaching and research and the quality of service in the field of
Radiology. On August 17, 2017, ESR reached the record of 70.000
members and is now by far the biggest radiological
society in the world.
Find ESR on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myesr/
ESR is a major partner of the UEMS/Section of Radiology and many
national delegates hold some of the most important chairs.
ESR Executive Council (2018):
Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors:
Prof. Paul M. Parizel
President: Prof. Bernd Hamm
1st Vice-President: Prof. Lorenzo E.
2nd Vice-President: Prof. Michael
Prof. Katrine Riklund (delegate for Sweden) is the
Prof. Christoph D. Becker (delegate for Switzerland) is
National Societies Committee Chairperson
Prof. Olivier Clément (delegate for France) is the
Research Committee Chairperson
You can find the full composition of the current ESR Executive
Council in the attachments below.
ESR EDUCATION ON DEMAND
ESR Education on Demand, the virtual library for educational
contents in radiology has been renewed! Explore the new website
ESOR - now available in English and Spanish!
ESOR - European School of Radiology - has been created to
fulfill the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in
the field of education. One of its main goals is to assist in
harmonising radiological education in Europe and to raise standards
in the field of scientific radiology, extending and coordinating
teaching resources and helping young radiologists to achieve the
knowledge and skills to fulfil tomorrow's requirements.
In 2017, ESOR is continuing to organise foundation courses to
prepare/assist those entering examinations for the European Diploma
in Radiology (EDiR). These courses may also be attended by
board-certified radiologists, wishing to update their knowledge in
a specific area.
For a complete list of courses available, please visit:
Celebrating Ten Years of ESOR:
Watch the ECR 2017 video interview celebrating the anniversary
Last updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018