As a small substitute for Euroson 2020 not being held in Bergen this week, we have arranged a webinar on gastrointestinal ultrasound from 2 pm-4pm on this Thursday coming. Press here to see the program and register.

EFSUMB Young Investigators’ Award 2020, Friday 12 June 2020, 10.00 to 12.00 CEST

The EFSUMB Young Investigator presentations will be judged for the 3,000 euro prize for the best clinical and/or best technical presentation. The judges will consider the abstracts in terms of clinical and scientific relevance, methodology, results, interpretation and presentation. There are 8 presenters in total who have been nominated by their National Society and each has 7 minutes to present and 3 minutes for discussion.

Please use this page for information on this WEBINAR LIVE BROADCASTS: EFSUMB Young Inverstigators’ Awards 2020, taking place on Friday 12 June 2020, 10.00 to 12.00 CEST. Once you have supplied your details an email with connection information will be sent out before the event takes place.

Please follow this link to register

Regarding reimbursement of paid expenses for EUROSON 2020

Dear colleagues,

As previously announced, due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the upcoming Euroson 2020, that was to be held 11th-13th of June 2020 in Bergen, Norway, had to be cancelled. This was a very heartbreaking decision to make. As a consequence of this very unfortunate situation, we were faced with claims and bills for approx. 100.000 USD due to all preparational work that was already done. Sadly, we had to spend lots of time in the last months to resolve all economical and legal issues.  

We have consulted both legal and national expertice before reaching the conclusion having to restrict refunding to 80% of the registration fee. The current situation is a clear-cut force majeur situation beyond our control and intent. A registration fee for a congress is supposed to take care of administration and planning  costs running from long before the congress starts. However, we still face a considerable negative balance, with no other place to claim reimbursement as organisers. Students and trainees will receive full reimbursement. Delegates that have already registered and paid for the scheduled meeting in June, will receive 80% of their registration fee. This is due to the administration cost and various costs that have already occurred. 


Although 20% will be withhold, the organizing committee will have a negative balance and the Norwegian society of Ultrasound and the National Advisory Unit of Ultrasound in Gastroenterology will have a considerable deficit. If you have booked accommodation this will also be refunded. The congress dinner will also be fully refunded.

We are deeply sorry for this situation, that has been far out of our control and intention, and we kindly ask for your understanding.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee we deeply regret any inconvenience and disappointment caused by cancellation of Euroson 2020, and we share your disappointment.

All delegates will recieve an email on May 19th with details on how to proceed with the refund claim. If you do not receive this email, please contact our PCO, Bergen Kongress & Kultur AS, at email


Practical information

 Early bird registration from 2 January 2020 to 1 March 2020Regular registration from 2 March 2020  
EFSUMB member5000 NOK (500 Euro)6000 NOK (600 Euro) 
Non-members6000 NOK (600 Euro)7000 NOK (700 Euro) 
Trainees4000 NOK (400 Euro)4500 NOK (450 Euro) 
Students1000 NOK (100 Euro)1000 NOK (100 Euro) 

The fee includes admission to all scientific sessions, lunch and refreshments.  

Invitation letter for visa application

If you need an invitation for your visa application you can email us at 

The following information is necessary to create your invitation letter:

  1. Full name
  2. Passport number
  3. Date of expiry
  4. Date of birth
  5. Nationality

 Please include this information in your email to us.

Abstracts – 

Accepted abstract presenters will get a reduction of the conference fee of 100 Euro.


This event will take place Wednesday June 11th. 

Conference dinner
The conference dinner will take place Friday June 12th in the Fløien Restaurant. This is a ticketed event and will be available on a first come-first served basis. Please note that registration for the dinner is binding. 



We are currently offering accomodations at four different hotels. You need to book your accommodation via the registration form to obtain the listed room rates. All rates include a full Norwegian-style breakfast.

Zander K

Zander K is conveniently located adjacent to the railway station, and with airport bus and parking nearby. Bicycles available for use – free of charge. Excellent atmosphere.

Read more about Zander K here

NOK 1390 – Single room
NOK 1590 – Double room

Magic Hotel Solheimsviken

Magic Hotel Solheimsviken is located in the popular Damsgårdssundet, close to the newly opened walk and cycle bridge to the city center. With a walking distance of 1,7 km you can follow the seafront towards the Science Center, downtown and the famous Bryggen.

Read more about Magic Hotel Solheimsviken here

NOK 1260 – Single room
NOK 1460 – Double room

Scandic Ørnen

The hotel is centrally located near the Bystasjonen station in Bergen, close to Grieghallen concert hall and cultural attractions. Enjoy fantastic views from their restaurant Roast and Sky bar on the 12th floor.

Read more about Scandic Ørnen here

NOK 1740 – Single room
NOK 1940 – Double room 

Bergen Børs Hotel

Located by Torgalmenningen and occupying the upper floors of the old stock exchange dating back to 1862, Bergen Børs is one of Bergen’s most fashionable hotels – with one of the city’s very best restaurants.

Read more about Bergen Børs Hotel here

NOK 1650 – Single room
NOK 1850 – Double room

Montana Family & Youth Hostel

If you are traveling on a budget, the Montana Family & Youth Hostel is a great option.

Accommodation incl. breakfast Per person (NOK) Per room (NOK)
4-bedded room shared bathroom
4-bedded room w/bathroom
2-bedded room w/bathroom
Single room w/bathroom

Please note that bed linen is not included. Rental: NOK 50
For booking please contact and provide the following reference: EUROSON



Topics and highlights

• Point of care ultrasound (POCUS): Euroson meets SonoScandinavia at the grand stage in Grieghallen. For the first time SonoScandinavia takes place as an integrated educational activity in the Euroson congress
• Elastography – A post-graduate course in liver elastography will take place and new guidelines presented.
• Contrast-Enhanced US – are you up to date with the US contrast agents and how they may benefit your practice? Presentation of new guidelines.
• Extensive programme in US in Obstetrics and gynecology

• US in examinations of joints, muscle and tendons
• New clinical guidelines in gastrointestinal ultrasound (GIUS)
• Technical development of US – how US is used in therapeutics (sonoporation, nanotechnology)
• Student programme – how to use US during the clinical examination in the acute admitted patient
• Speed poster presentations. Get 3 min of fame presenting selected abstracts
• Experience Bergen – The gateway to the fjords and a unique historic city.

Foto: Odd Helge Gilja


About the event organizers

Only one National Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, that of the German Democratic Republic, was in existence at the time of the first World Congress held in Vienna, 1969. Two years later there were as many as 8, and the need was felt to join them to a Federation. Such an organization would be in a better position to collaborate on an international base with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine as well as with the Japanese and the Australian Societies and to better represent the European ultrasonic community in the World Federation to be founded. This idea was strongly supported by SIDUO which had been formed, as the first international ultrasonic society, as early as 1964. It was the Swiss Working Group of Diagnostic Ultrasound which, after extensive correspondence with its sister societies, sponsored the foundation meeting.

This will be the 32nd Euroson conference organized by EFSUMB.


• Opening for abstract submission:
1 November 2019
• Registration opens: 2 January 2020
• Deadline for abstract submission:
until midnight on February 29th 2020 (New date!)
• Early bird registration ends: 1 March 2020
• Notification of abstract acceptance and
presentation type (oral/poster): 1 April 2020


Roald Flesland Havre (Chair) , Stein Magnus Aukland, Sigrid Berg, Andreas Diamantopolous, Cathrine Ebbing, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø, Caroline Ewertsen, Odd Helge Gilja, Hilde Berner Hammer, Spiros Kotopoulis, Thomas Langø, Lasse Løvstakken, Anesa Mulabecirovic, Michael Bachmann Nielsen, Anders Nilsson, Kim Nylund, Nils Petter Oveland, Vikas Kumar Sarna, Sara Selstedt, Fredrik Bjorvatn Sævig, Eva Tegnander, Ruth Stocklund Thomsen, Kari Utne, Mette Nåmdal Vesterhus


Odd Helge Gilja (Chair), Anesa Mulabecirovic (Gen.secr.), Birgitte Berentsen, Trond Engjom, Kristin Røen Fauske, Trygve Hausken, Roald Flesland Havre, Elin Myhrvold, Kim Nylund, Nils Petter Oveland, Khanh Cong Do Pham, Elisabeth Steinsvik, Fredrik Bjorvatn Sævik, Mette Nåmdal Vesterhus


Kongress & Kultur AS
Torgallmenningen 1A
Postboks 947 Sentrum
N-5808 Bergen


Grieghallen, Edvard Griegsplass 1, 5015 Bergen

Grieghallen has been a landmark in Bergen since 1978 and has housed major events such as the Eurovision Song Contest
and the annual Festspillene i Bergen (Bergen International Festival). In addition, Grieghallen is a fully developed course and conference centre right in the heart of the city.

About Bergen

Founded more than 900 years ago, Bergen has roots to the Viking Age and beyond. As one of the main offices of the Hanseatic League, Bergen was for several hundred years the centre of prosperous trade between Norway and the rest of Europe. Bryggen, («The Hanseatic Wharf») is the most obvious remnant from this time, and is today home to many of the city’s restaurants, pubs, craft shops and historical museums.

Bergen is famous for the seven mountains surrounding the city centre, the Hanseatic Wharf, the fish market, and one of Norway’s biggest cultural events, the Bergen International Festival, which is held there each year.



Here is the link to  abstract submission for EUROSON 2020.


Abstract submission deadline has been extended to February 29th at midnight.

We accept scientific abstracts and case reports.

As an abstract presenter you must also register for the congress when the registration opens and before  May 1stClick here to register. Accepted abstract presenters will get a reduction on the conference fee of 100 Euro. Abstract presenters who do not register will have their abstract withdrawn after this date.

The abstract and the authors will be transferred to the EUROSON App before the start of the Conference and will be made available at the EFSUMB homepage after the Conference. Up to ten selected abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper in Ultrasound International Open (UiO) free of charge.

A special thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors




Dont miss Euroson 2020

Registration is open

Euroson 2020 will be taking place in Bergen, on 11-13 June, 2020.