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Pioneers and Past Presidents of European Neuroradiology

Rules of participation

Article 1: The three prizes reward the achievements of young scientists, under the age of 40 years on the day of application, working in the field of neuroradiology in a European centre and having been accepted as Full, Associate, Junior, or Institutional Member of the ESNR.

Article 2: The prizes, each to the amount of € 4000, are awarded every year at the Awards Ceremony during the annual congress of the ESNR, or during the Symposium Neuroradiologicum when the ESNR Annual Congress does not take place. The Awards Ceremony is a respected event during each congress; other simultaneous ESNR sessions are not allowed, and the ceremony may not be split in two or more parts. The Award Ceremony is conducted by the Chair of the Awards Committee, who also introduces the awardees and presents the prizes together with the ESNR President.


Article 3: The candidate must be the first author of an original work in the fields of research in neuroradiology: diagnostic or interventional neuroradiology. Applications can be placed for a scientific work that was:

a. published online or in print in a peer-reviewed scientific journal listed in SCI within the last 12 months before the date of submission, or

b. submitted, still unpublished, accepted or not yet accepted.

The candidate must not have received any other prize for the same work, and must not have received the ESNR award of the same category previously.

Article 4: All submissions must be in English and should include:

  • application letter indicating the title of the scientific paper upon which the application is based, and reporting its status if not yet published;
  • the scientific paper (unpublished or to be submitted);
  • the full Curriculum Vitae and a photo of the candidate.

These documents must be exclusively submitted, as electronic attachments, via e-mail to the address indicated below. Please note that each submitted article and its relevant images should be included in a separate attachment.

By submitting the work the author agrees, if declared the winner, to present the work at the next ESNR Annual Congress or Symposium Neuroradiologicum. Should the winner be unable to participate because of proven urgent reasons, the presentation can be made by a co-author of the same paper. If no presentation is made, the prize money will not be awarded. Payment of the prize money is made after the relevant ESNR Annual Congress or Symposium Neuroradiologicum has taken place.

Article 5: A single author can apply for more than one prize with scientific papers on clearly different topics as confirmed by the Awards Committee.

Article 6: Authors are requested to indicate to which of the three awards categories each scientific paper is addressed. If the Awards Committee considers another category to be more appropriate, the submission may be re-classified.

Article 7: A Scientific Jury will assess and rate the submitted papers. The Jury is composed of the members of the Awards Committee, plus four internationally known specialists in neuroradiology, who will rate each application independently from each other. If the rating does not give clear results, the prize-winners will be identified by consensus of all jury members.

The members of the Scientific Jury should declare not to have a conflict of interests. In case of conflict of interests, the juror is excluded from the Scientific Jury for the current year and specific prize category, and is replaced by another juror of equal scientific standing.

The Chair of the Awards Committee shall be invited as a Faculty member to the ESNR Annual Meeting or Symposium Neuroradiologicum where the award ceremony takes place.

Article 9: The ESNR will advertise the prizes by a dedicated newsletter and in the society website, as of January 1st each year. The deadline for applications is set at March 1st each year. The Award Committee will designate the laureates after receiving the evaluations of the jurors, as a rule by May1st. Should the Award Committee decide that, in any category, no submission meets sufficient quality requirements, no prize will be awarded in that category.


Article 10: All candidates will be notified in writing of the result of their application. The laureates will be invited to give a six-minute oral presentation at the Award Ceremony during the ESNR Annual Congress, or Symposium Neuroradiologicum when the ESNR Annual Congress does not take place. The congress registration fee of the laureates is waived; the travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The names of the laureates, as well as the titles and abstracts of their scientific works, will be placed on the ESNR website and published in the society pages of Neuroradiology. In case the winning paper is still unpublished, the authors agree that "Neuroradiology”, the official ESNR journal, shall have the right of publication after peer-review.


Article 11: All possible questions and issues regarding the awarding of the Prizes shall be dealt with at the discretion of the Awards Committee and the ESNR Executive Committee. The decision of the ESNR Executive Committee is final.


Article 12: Candidacy implies full acceptance of the rules.

Please send your submissions to the attention of the

ESNR Secretary General
E-mail: info@esnr.org

The object of the email should read: ESNR award submission.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 1ST

Previous Prize Winners:

  • 2009, XXXIV ESNR Annual Meeting and 18th Advanced Course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology, 2nd Advanced Course in Interventional Neuroradiology, Athens, Greece:
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award for Diagnostic Neuroradiology: Sven Haller, Basel, Switzerland, "Can cortical thickness asymmetry analysis contribute to detection of at-risk mental state and first-episode psychosis?"
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award for Interventional Neuroradiology: Vitor Mendes Pereira, Geneva, Switzerland, “Pathomechanisms of symptomatic developmental venous anomalies“

  • 2010, Symposium Neuroradiologicum 2010, Bologna, Italy:
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award for Diagnostic Neuroradiology: Marc-André Weber, Heidelberg, Germany, “Biopsy targeting in gliomas: do functional imaging techniques identify similar target areas?“
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award for Interventional Neuroradiology: Zsolt Kulcsar, Zurich, Switzerland, “Intra-aneurysmal thrombosis as a cause of rupture after flow diversion treatment”

  • 2011, XXXV ESNR Annual Meeting and 19th Advanced Course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology, 3rd Advanced Course in Interventional Neuroradiology, Antwerp, Belgium:
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award for Diagnostic Neuroradiology: Josep Puig Alcantara, Girona, Spain, "Diffusion tensor imaging biomarker of corticospinal tract damage for the prediction of motor outcome after acute ischemic stroke"
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award for Interventional Neuroradiology: The price was not awarded this year.

  • 2012, XXXVI ESNR Annual Meeting and 20th Advanced Course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology, 4th Advanced Course in Interventional Neuroradiology, Edinburgh, Scotland:
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award for Diagnostic Neuroradiology: Marie Tisserand, Nancy, France, "Prevalence of MRI-defined recent silent ischemia and associated bleeding risk with thrombolysis"
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award for Interventional Neuroradiology: Sébastien Soize, Reims, France, "Mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke: prospective pilot trial of the Solitaire FR™ device while under conscious sedation"

  • 2013, XXXVII ESNR Annual Meeting, 21th Advanced Course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology, 5th Advanced Course in Interventional Neuroradiology, Frankfurt, Germany
    • Laureate of the ESNR Award in Diagnostic Neuroradiology 2013 in Honor of Hans Hacker: Joanna Bladowska, Wroclaw, Poland, “Evaluation of early cerebral metabolic, perfusion and microstructural changes in HCV-positive patients: a pilot study” and “Evaluation of metabolic changes within the normal appearing gray and white matters in neurologically asymptomatic HIV-1-positive and HCV-positive patients: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and immunologic correlation”
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award for Interventional Neuroradiology: The price was not awarded this year.

  • 2014, XXth Symposium Neuroradiologicum, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award, Diagnostic Neuroradiology 2014 in Honor of George Ziedses des Plantes: Christian Herweh, Heidelberg, Germany, "Reduced white matter integrity correlates with cognitive deficits in amateur boxers"
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award, Interventional Neuroradiology in Honor of René Djindjian: Vitor Mendes Pereira, Geneva, Switzerland, "Wall Shear Stress Distribution of Small Aneurysms Prone to Rupture: A Case-Control Study"

  • 2015, XXXVIII ESNR Annual Meeting, 22th Advanced Course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology, 6th Advanced Course in Interventional Neuroradiology, Naples, Italy
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award, Diagnostic Neuroradiology 2015 in Honor of Torgny Greitz: Jennifer Linn, Dresden, Germany, "Clinical spectrum, underlying etiologies and radiological characteristics of cortical superficial siderosis"
    • Laureate of the ESNR Founders Award, Interventional Neuroradiology 2015 in Honor of Giovanni Ruggiero: Olvert August Berkhemer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, "A Randomized Trial of Intraarterial Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke"