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Snow in Vienna fails to dampen ECR attendees' enthusiasm

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Freezing temperatures, snow showers, and travel delays did not deter delegates at ECR 2005. The total attendance figure rose above 14,000, although the number of professional delegates declined slightly (8422 compared with 8677 in 2004). More than 1000 professional attendees traveled from Italy for this year's congress. Also present were 823 participants from Germany, 726 from Austria, 378 from the U.K., 332 from Poland, 311 from Greece, 303 from Hungary, 274 from Spain, 267 each from Norway and Sweden, 234 from France, 216 from the Netherlands, and about 200 each from Switzerland, Russian Federation, Denmark, the U.S., Japan, and the Czech Republic.

Freezing temperatures, snow showers, and travel delays did not deter delegates at ECR 2005. The total attendance figure rose above 14,000, although the number of professional delegates declined slightly (8422 compared with 8677 in 2004). More than 1000 professional attendees traveled from Italy for this year's congress. Also present were 823 participants from Germany, 726 from Austria, 378 from the U.K., 332 from Poland, 311 from Greece, 303 from Hungary, 274 from Spain, 267 each from Norway and Sweden, 234 from France, 216 from the Netherlands, and about 200 each from Switzerland, Russian Federation, Denmark, the U.S., Japan, and the Czech Republic.

Next year's ECR will include a foundation course on musculoskeletal radiology and a categorical course on cancer staging. The host countries will be the U.K., Russia, and Singapore, and the president will be Prof. Andy Adam from Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' Medical School, University of London.

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