More than 15,000 professional delegates from 130 countries attended the virtual meeting, an increase of 5% compared with attendance at the virtual portion of ECR 2019. In addition, more than 2,000 people tuned in to the Imaging Interpretation Quiz, which was broadcasted live this year from Australia.
Furthermore, 216 companies exhibited at the meeting’s virtual exhibition, the ESR noted. Through the interactive experience, vendors could hold product demonstrations, host webinars, and invite attendees to visit their digital booths.
The meeting featured online educational, scientific, interactive, and industry-specific content, including more than 50 live sessions, and attendees could earn up to 28 continuing education credits. In a 21 July statement, congress president Boris Brkljačić (University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia) deemed the virtual meeting a success.
“When we decided to convert ECR 2020 into an online-only congress, there was a lot of uncertainty about how this would look and whether it would still be possible to capture the magic of ECR in a digital format,” he stated in a press release. “After an incredible congress week, I am extremely pleased to say, there are no longer any doubts.”