European societies/organisations

European Society of Radiology (ESR)

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) was founded in December 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, exclusively and directly dedicated to promoting and coordinating the scientific, philanthropic, intellectual and professional activities of Radiology in all European countries. ESPR, as an European Subspecialty Society of Radiology whose activities are associated with radiology or an allied discipline as accepted by the Executive Council, is an institutional member of ESR. As an institutional member of the ESR, the ESPR membership fee is calculated per full ESPR member head. This membership secures representational rights at the ESR’s general assembly and our participation in ESR committees (including subspeciality, education, self-assessment and research).


European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR)

The European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR) is a non-profit limited liability company that was founded in 2006 by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), dedicated to the co-ordination of research.
EIBIR has the aim of co-ordinating and supporting the development of biomedical imaging technologies and the dissemination of knowledge with the ultimate goal of improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. The platform supports networking activities in research and is key to spreading good practice, promoting common initiatives and interoperability in the field of biomedical imaging research. This will generate critical mass and help coordinate research into new instrumentation, new methods, concepts and technologies.
The ESPR became a shareholder of EIBIR in 2011.


European Paediatric Association  (EPA)

The European Paediatric Association (EPA) is a pan-European scientific association for clinically practicing general paediatricians. Founded 35 years ago, it now represents 40 national Paediatric Societies. It operates on a non-profit basis and promotes child health and comprehensive paediatric care. The organisation provides a common platform for all general paediatricians in Europe, offering them the tools required to stay up-to-date and empowered to achieve their personal professional endeavours. The EPA’s primary aims include encouraging inter-actions between National Paediatric Associations in Europe, stimulating collaborative research into paediatrics in Europe, improving the quality of paediatric patient care in all European countries, promoting the exchange of national experiences in the various fields of patient care and co-operating with paediatric associations worldwide, the WHO and UNICEF.
The ESPR became a member of EPA/UNEPSA in 2011.


European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP)

The European Academy of Paediatrics: The EAP comprises of paediatricians, and national and specialist paediatric societies from every European country. It is also the Paediatric Section of the Union of European Medical Specialities (UEMS). The aim of the EAP is to promote child health and to harmonise standards of paediatric training and services throughout Europe. It promotes research and continuing professional development through conferences and meetings. Its European Board of Paediatrics and groups for primary, secondary and tertiary care work on common standards for training and services on which every country can build its needs. Other working groups cover issues such as adolescent health and ethics.
The ESPR became an associated member of the EAP’s “Tertiary Care” group in October 2011.


Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

SIR Foundation is dedicated to advancing the clinical needs of interventional radiology by specializing in developing investigators trained in conducting pivotal basic and clinical trials research
SIR is comprised of more than 6,000 members involved in all aspects of interventional radiology.