Welcome to the 32nd Euroson Congress in Bergen, 11 - 13 June, 2020

Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite you to Euroson 2020 taking place in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords and mountains of Norway. Bergen is a historic city
beautifully located along the western coastline with a pulsating harbor surrounded by 7 mountains.
The venue of the congress is Grieghallen, named after Norway’s famous composer Edvard Grieg, who was born and lived in Bergen. The congress is organized by the National Centre for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology and Norwegian Society for Diagnostic Ultrasound (NFUD), and this event will be NFUD’s 44th conference.

Euroson 2020 is arranged in collaboration with the Danish (DUDS) and Swedish (SFMU) ultrasound societies, and SonoScandinavia.

Euroson 2020-The gateway to ultrasound
In accordance with the EFSUMB’s motto “Building a European Ultrasound Community”, the congress will create a vibrant, interdisciplinary meeting place for students, doctors, engineers, professors, sonographers, industry and all stakeholders of ultrasound.

The congress will focus on new developments in science and promote educational activities.

Where

Bergen, Norway

When

11-13 June, 2020 Thursday to Saturday

Renowned speakers from all over the world will provide state-of-the-art lectures and live demonstrations. There will be hands-on training facilities where students and young doctors can experience supervision and guidance by experts of various fields. A dedicated student program will enhance the training outcome for young students, enabling a good start of their future careers.

Bergen 2020-The gateway to ultrasound
Ultrasonography is important for correct diagnosis and treatment of many patients, and the doctors base much of their clinical decisions on
information provided by scans. Interventions and ultrasound-directed therapies are also increasingly employed to promote personalized therapy. EFSUMB is a major contributor of new clinical guidelines and recommendations, and many of these will be presented at the congress. We envision that this congress will be important for your personal education and professional development. We look forward to welcoming
you to the 32nd Euroson Congress in Bergen.

ALL THE

Practical information

Prices
 Early bird registration from 2 January 2020 to 1 March 2020Regular registration from 2 March 2020 Registration with abstract submission from 2 January 2020 
EFSUMB member5000 NOK (500 Euro)6000 NOK (600 Euro)4000 NOK (400 Euro)
Non-members6000 NOK (600 Euro)7000 NOK (700 Euro)4000 NOK (400 Euro)
Trainees4000 NOK (400 Euro)4500 NOK (450 Euro)4000 NOK (400 Euro)
Students1000 NOK (100 Euro)1000 NOK (100 Euro) 

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

Reception

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. 
 
 

THESE ARE OUR

Accomodations

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

Prices:
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

Prices:
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

Prices:
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

Prices:
NOK 1650 – Single room
NOK 1850 – Double room

THESE ARE THE

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.

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Foto: Odd Helge Gilja

A FEW WORDS

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

• Opening for abstract submission:
1 November 2019
• Registration opens: 2 January 2020
• Deadline for abstract submission:
15 February 2020
• Early bird registration ends: 1 March 2020
• Notification of abstract acceptance and
presentation type (oral/poster): 1 April 2020

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

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

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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

PCO

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

Venue

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.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Abstracts

Abstracts submissions will be opened on 1 November 2019.

Dont miss Euroson 2020

Registration is opening early 2020

Euroson 2020 will be taking place in Bergen, on 11-13 June, 2020. Registration for this conference is not open yet.