On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 20th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology to be held in conjunction with the 78th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Radiology (AOCR 2022 & KCR 2022) from September 20 (Tue) to 24 (Sat), 2022 in Seoul, Korea.
The world is still going through an unprecedented period, with the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic thrusting everyone into an era of the New Normal. These changes are affecting not only our lives but also the medical field.
In response, the Organizing Committee has coined the new theme “Together! Toward a New Era of Radiology.” Now in this digital age, the capacities for global medical development and international cooperation are required more than ever to prepare for the future and strengthen our competitiveness.
In line with the above, the Organizing Committee is designing the best possible program with high quality scientific sessions that will provide a great opportunity for all participants to keep up-to-date with the latest research findings. To serve this purpose, AOCR 2022 & KCR 2022 is not only organizing Joint Symposiums with the leading 11 Asian radiology associations as well as various AI-related sessions including AI Special Focus, AI Hands-on Workshop, and AI Keynote Lecture, but we are also planning to invite a large number of world-renowned speakers and delegates to share their insights and achievements.
The Korean Society of Radiology (KSR), the organizing society, successfully hosted KCR in a virtual format in 2020 and a hybrid format in 2021 with a total of more than 3,500 participants attending the congresses. As such, organizing committee is confident that we have the experience to overcome this uncertain situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare a most successful AOCR 2022 & KCR 2022 that participants can fully engage in and enjoy whichever way they may choose to attend it.
It is the wish of the KSR to have the privilege again this year to share its experience and knowhow with colleagues from all over the world through AOCR 2022 & KCR 2022. We cordially urge the members of the radiology societies in each Asian country to extend your unsparing support and interest to help us make AOCR 2022 & KCR 2022 a great success, and deeply hope that the COVID-19 situation will have improved significantly by the time of the congress so that we may meet in person and have a true festival of academic exchange and friendship.
Please stay safe and healthy until we meet at AOCR 2022 & KCR 2022!
Jeong Min Lee, MD, PhD
President, Organizing Committee
The 20th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology in conjunction with
the 78th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Radiology