Patient in Focus

Patients In Focus

Patients in Focus will be an exclusive series of live lectures, presentations and panel discussions dedicated to the biggest stakeholder in healthcare — the patient. Through a mixture of headline sessions, open discussions and brand-new session formats, this series will focus on exploring and enhancing the relationship between healthcare professionals and patients, with a particular focus on the role of radiology in patient care.

Patients in Focus will feature inspirational and insightful talks from patients, radiologists, and radiographers, as well as clinicians and representatives from other medical fields. It will seek to pinpoint exactly what patients want from their doctors and how our care for them can be improved.

The event is open for free to the public to anyone wishing to learn more about healthcare, radiology and patient care. There will be sessions in both English and German (view programme and our special highlights below for more information).


July 14 – 10:30 – 18:00
July 15 – 11:00 – 16:30
July 16 – 10:30 – 17:00


Tech Gate Vienna,
Donau-City-Straße 1,
1220 Vienna

The programme is being coordinated by Erik Briers and Caroline Justich in collaboration with the ESR Patient Advisory Group.

Special highlights

Official Opening of Patients in Focus

Thursday, July 14 – 16:00 – 18:00

The official opening of the Patients in Focus programme at ECR 2022 will provide a preview of what is to come over the course of the rest of the event, asking if the patient really is in focus and looking to see how communication between doctor and patient can be improved.

Be accepted

Friday, July 15 – 11:00 – 16:30

Be accepted is an upcoming female cancer patient and radiologist awareness campaign.
It offers filtered, scientifically proven and summarized information and resources to women diagnosed with cancer to instantly receive the big picture to become an active, well-informed patient with a positive mindset.

The campaign will provide advice on everything a patient needs to know and offers guidance by showing patients how to stay physically and mentally strong for their treatments.

The campaign will include the distribution of a publication featuring a health and lifestyle magazine, as well as the launch of a patient avatar and website consisting of many inspirational tool, classes, workshops and practical tips that will assist in transferring theoretical knowledge into practical daily life.

The Be accepted launch will feature a full day of special talks, interactive exhibits and heathy refreshments and promises to be a unique learning experience for patients and medical professionals alike. It will be free-of-charge to attend. All sessions on this day will be held in German.

Be accepted was founded by Ms. Caroline Justich and Ms. Judith Tscheppe and is proudly supported by the European Society of Radiology.

Virtueller Besuch in der Radiologischen Abteilung, Alles, was Sie schon immer über Radiologie wissen wollten

Saturday, July 16 – 16:00 – 17:00

The final session of Patients in Focus is aimed at local patients from Vienna wishing to learn more about radiology and its relevance to the patient during their care.

Led by a group of experienced Austrian radiologists, this session will feature an exclusive virtual visit to a radiology department. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask real radiologists any questions they might have about radiology or healthcare.

All Patients in Focus sessions held in the Tech Gate Vienna are
free-of-charge and open to the public.
We look forward to seeing you there.