Ukraine has become the latest country to benefit from the European Society of Radiology (ESR) Support Initiative, which plans actions to boost educational opportunities for imaging professionals and trainees in Europe.
Support Initiative activities in Ukraine began on 21 March, one day before the Ukrainian Congress of Radiology in Kiev, with the ESOR Visiting Professorship Program on Advanced Oncologic Imaging. During this one-day program, well-known European faculty members in their field delivered a teaching program for 70 young radiologists, including lectures and interactive workshop presentations.
Ukraine, after Bulgaria and Romania, is the third country to receive benefits supported by the ESR, such as the ESOR Visiting Professorship Program, reserved places on the ESOR Visiting Scholarship Program for trainee radiologists, and the ESOR Exchange Program for Fellowships for recently board-certified radiologists, as well as allocated places for the ESR's Invest in the Youth program, enabling young radiologists to attend ECR free of charge with hotel costs included.
Starting in 2015, the ESR Support Initiative has been improving access to radiological training and educational resources for aspiring physicians and scientists in less affluent regions in Europe. The project focuses on one country each year, with the ultimate goal of ensuring better healthcare for future generations, the ESR said.