S E C T I O N S O F T H E S O C I E T Y
O F H U N G A R I A N R A D I O L O G I S T S
Osteology Section of HSR (HSR-OS) was founded 16 years back, in 1998, three
years before the ESSR (European Musculoskeletal Society). The members are not
only radiologists, but all specialists interested in skeletal diagnostics are
welcome. Annual meetings were organized in Budapest, Miskolc, Salgótarján.
Since recently (1999), the congress has a permanent venue: Balatonfüred. In the
last six years, the annual meeting has become one of the most popular
events in the country, with joint meetings organized with the Hungarian
Osteoporosis and Osteoarthrology Society. These joint meetings, with CME
accreditation, offer interdisciplinary approach of musculoskeletal diseases,
including diagnostics, therapy and patient education. Refresher courses,
scientific sessions, categorical courses, special focus sessions, posters,
workshops and a large industrial exhibition offer numerous parallel activities.
Annually, the most visited session is the “case reports in three minutes”. Other
popular occasion is the ultrasound hands-on course during the meeting days.
There are regular parallel morning and afternoon sessions as well. Along with
the annual meeting, the Osteology Section started an additional new annual
special focus postgraduate course with CME accreditation since 2002: Radiology
of metabolic bone disorders.
The Osteology Section has its own peer reviewed quarterly Journal in the
Hungarian language for 12 years: “Oszteológiai Közlemények” with an
international Editorial Board. The journal offers forum for scientific
activities on the one hand and broad scientific information service via reports
about national and international meetings for those, who could not participate.
The journal is a forum, first of all, for Hungarian articles. There is a
tradition every year: the winner of the “Best Paper Prize” gets financial
support to participate in the ESSR meeting. Some high level papers from Europe
are published in the journal as well, in English.
The electronic version of the journal can be reached at www.mrt-os.hu page.
Active participation of the Osteology Section is evident in courses for both
residents in training and postgraduate education of radiologists, in strong
collaboration with radiology departments of various universities. The Osteology
Section has been active by giving numerous talks in the frame of Regional
Postgraduate Education Program of the HSR and for specialists of other medical
disciplines. A strong historical collaboration with ESSR is the important goal
of the Osteology Section. There were two founding members of ESSR in Bonn
Sándor Forgács was elected and re-elected as Chancellor of the Executive
Committee. Later, Ádám Mester was elected to the post of Chancellor.
Annual Meeting was organized in
Hungary, Budapest, in 2001.
was choosen Vice President, and then
President in 2002– 2003.
was elected honorary member
of the Society in 2004. Active bilateral collaborations with other European
societies and universities exist. We have especially long and strong links with
the Royal College of UK. Numerous excellent invited speakers from Europe and USA
have given refresher courses. A few of them are:
Judy Adams, Alain Chevrot,
Mark Davies, Ljubomir Djankov, Harry Genant, George Greenfield, Adam Greenspan,
George Hermann, Herwig Imhof, Vladimir Jevtic, Kjell Johnson, Franz Kainberger,
Carlo Masciocchi, Iain McCall, Simon Ostlere, Holger Pettersson, Victor
Cassar-Pullicino, Thomas Rand, Maximilian Reiser, Jenö Sebes, Daniel Vanel
There is a long history
of the Osteology Section participation in ISS (International Skeletal Society).
The ISS is a special society, since its membership is based on elections, unlike
most other organizations.
is currently not only member of the
society, but he is also a member of the “Committee for Promotion of refresher
course outside of North America”.
The HSR-OS, chaired by
represents in all its activities the interest of HSR and has very active
collaboration with HSR and other subdiscipline societies. Last year, at the 22nd
Meeting of HSR, a
musculoskeletal precongress course was organized in English with UEMS CME
dr. Sándor Forgács, dr. Ádám Mester
Sándor Forgács, president of the Osteology SectionDr. Sándor Forgács PhD,
radiologist-in-chief, Uzsoki Hospital, Department of Radiology, Budapest
Ádám Mester, general
secretary of the Osteology Section
Dr. Ádám Mester PhD, associate professor, Semmelweis University, Department of
Diagnostic Radiology and Oncotherapy, Budapest