At the top of the ECR 2023 poster is the trispiral (triskelion), or "Spiral of Life," an ancient motif carved in the Irish neolithic passage tomb at Newgrange, Ireland, built around 3200 BC. One suggestion is that the motif represents the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The clock is shown at 20:23, the year of the congress. "One life ends and another begins — the cycle goes on," Brady says. Brady is now gearing up for ECR 2023, which begins in Vienna on 1 March and for which he’s selected a cycling theme. In this Q&A interview, he speaks about his biking adventures and memories.
Q: You’ve chosen a cycling theme for ECR 2023. What do you love about cycling?
A: The ECR 2023 theme and poster started as a personal, self-indulgent joke; I was determined to get a bike on the poster. When thinking about how to achieve that, I came up with the "Cycle of Life" idea, emphasizing the role of imaging and radiology throughout (and even beyond) life. Actually, the specific bicycle pictured is one of mine — I’ll leave it to bicycle obsessives to work out the make and model — but, sadly, I don’t look anything like the cyclist pictured.
I used to run for exercise and fitness, but repetitive injuries eventually forced me to stop. I’ve always liked cycling, and I have used it as my main mode of local transport for decades. When I stopped running, I increased my cycling distances, joined […]
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