Philips and the European Society of Radiology to host Ultrasound Academy at ECR 2020

February 27, 2020 

Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Vienna, Austria – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and the European Society of Radiology (ESR), today announced a collaboration to host an Ultrasound Academy at the European Congress of Radiology, ECR 2020 (Vienna, Austria, 11-15 March). Taking place on 12 March, the educational program will be led by experts in the field, with classes dedicated to clinical education in four fields of ultrasound: vascular, musculoskeletal, interventional radiology and liver shear wave elastography.

“With advances in fields such as 3D visualization, automated workflows and the application of machine learning, the role of ultrasound continues to expand into new clinical domains,” said Boris Brkljačić, ESR President. “Collaborating with Philips, a leader in ultrasound and in health technology more broadly, we look forward to providing a rich and insightful program at ECR 2020.”

“At Philips, we are committed to transforming healthcare and that includes evolving ultrasound to be a more intelligent solution to enable swift and more confident decision making, for more people in more places,” said Bich Le, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ultrasound, Philips. “Working together with the ESR, the Philips Ultrasound Academy will provide practitioners with the latest updates from pioneers in some of the fastest-advancing clinical fields.”

At ECR2020 Philips will highlight its premium Philips Ultrasound System (EPIQ Elite), which combines the latest advances in transducer innovation and enhanced performance to improve clinical confidence and the patient experience. The system offers a range of diagnostic ultrasound solutions tailored to the needs of specific medical specialties, including for vascular assessment and diagnosis.

The Philips Ultrasound Academy at ECR2020 will take place from 8:00 to 16:45 at TechGate (19th floor), a short walk from the congress venue. ECR2020 attendees can register to attend the academy via the ESR online tool. More information on Philips’ presence at ECR2020 can be found here.

For further information, please contact:

Mark Groves
Philips Global Press Office
Tel: +31 631 639 916
Twitter: mark_groves

European Society of Radiology, Director of Communications
Tel: +43 1 5334064 545

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 80,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

About the European Congress of Radiology

The ECR is the annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), which represents more than 120,000 members worldwide. The ECR is one of the largest medical congresses in the world, attracting more than 30,000 congress participants. With 300 companies exhibiting across more than 26,000m², its exhibition is also one of the largest medical exhibitions in Europe.


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