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Best abstract prize for ESNR Junior Members

Best abstract prize for ESNR Junior Members

ESNR proudly announces that a prize has been proclaimed for Junior Members of the ESNR in relation to the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting in Rotterdam, 19-23 September 2018. This grant can be realised thanks to a donation attributed to ESNR to support the active participation of Junior Members within the ESNR.


The best abstract of ESNR Junior Members per abstract category will get a monetary prize of € 400 to be used for travel expenses as well as a free registration to the ESNR Annual Scientific Meeting in Rotterdam.




ESNR will offer a €400 travel grant and waive the registration fee to the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting in Rotterdam to the five best abstracts to be presented by ESNR junior members (one per each abstract category)


The conditions are the following:


-          Candidates must be ESNR Junior members at the time of the abstract submission (pending or active)

-          Due date for abstract submission is April 12th, 2018

-          The candidate must be the presenter of their oral presentation

-          The five categories are diagnostic brain, interventional, paediatric, spine, and head and neck. If there is no appropriate junior member submission in one of the 5 categories, a winner will be selected from another category

-          The winners need to send bank account details to within 1 month after notification by Central Office; otherwise the prize will not be awarded.


The winners will be selected by the 2018 scientific committee based on their abstract scores and review of the individual abstracts. Winners will be informed by the ESNR Central Office within one week of the notification of abstract acceptance. In case the registration fee for the Congress is already paid, this will be reimbursed within one month after notification to the winners.


For all questions, please contact the ESNR Central Office at:


Application for the 2018 Exchange Programme for Neuroradiology Fellowship

Application for the 2018 Exchange Programme for Neuroradiology Fellowship

The application for the 2018 Exchange Programme for Neuroradiology Fellowship will open on February 19th, 2018. More information can be found here.

OPEN APPLICATION : Research Fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology

OPEN APPLICATION : Research Fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology

ESNR Research fellowship 2018


The ESNR Neuroradiology Diagnostic Committee is delighted to announce that, with support of the ESNR Executive Committee, we can offer a

12 months Research Fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology.

Purpose of this fellowship is to stimulate cross-border research exchange in Neuroradiology within Europe.

The fellowship amounts to €25.000, intended to cover costs for living during the fellowship. Host institutions are expected to cover all potential other costs related to carrying out the research project.

Eligible are ESNR junior or full members up to the age of 40 years, who have been residing in Europe at the time of application for the past 24 months (with respect to membership see also ESNR regulations 7.12.2014).

Candidates will be selected based on their potential for scientific development, including the capacity to carry out the proposed research project, the quality of the research project, and the appropriateness of the host institution for the proposed project.

A minimum of 1 (submitted) manuscript is expected to result from the Fellowship.


Applications can be submitted until April 3rd, 2018 and should include:

1.      Curriculum vitae of the applicant, including information on previous publications and awards.

2.      Letter of invitation by the host institution, including mention of the intended supervisor for the project.

3.      A detailed research proposal, including background, methods and work plan and expected deliverables at the end of the Fellowship. Maximum of 5 A4 pages, including references, at minimum font size 11.


Selection will be performed by the ESNR Neuroradiology Diagnostic Committee and announced in June 2018.

When awarded, the Fellowship is to commence within 6 months of announcement.

The official announcement of the winner will be in Rotterdam during the ESNR 2018.


Applications to be sent to:


Call for Neuroradiology Editor-in-Chief Candidates

Call for Neuroradiology Editor-in-Chief Candidates

The European Society of Neuroradiology and the publisher Springer are seeking applications and nominations for the position of the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Neuroradiology, a journal dedicated to Neuroimaging and Interventional Neuroradiology. Neuroradiology is the official journal of the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), the Japanese Neuroradiological Society and more than 20 national Neuroradiology societies.

Neuroradiology aims to cover all aspects of adult and pediatric brain, spine and skull base neuroradiology (e.g. Diagnostic, Interventional, Morphological, Advanced Imaging, Head & Neck), with emphasis on clinical research; important advances and findings on neuroanatomy, neurobiology and neurophysiology that affect neuroradiology are also presented. The journal publishes papers that offer critical guidance in neuroradiology and includes the application of the latest techniques. Technical and clinical results in the field of Interventional Neuroradiology are also presented. The journal receives submissions on all aspects of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology from all over the world and publishes scientific articles and review articles on timely topics.


The Editor-in-Chief, working in consultation with Section Editors, is responsible for encouraging and commissioning submissions of scientific manuscripts to the journal, for setting high standards for scientific integrity, for release of accepted manuscripts on a timely basis, for formulating and interpreting editorial policies and philosophy and for cooperating with the ESNR Publication Committee, the ESNR Executive Committee and the publisher in the production of a self-supporting, peer-reviewed journal. The Editor-in-Chief adheres to standards of editorial good practice as recommended by organizations such as the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE). Furthermore, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for maintaining close contact with the latest trends in electronic media and for ensuring that the journal is able to serve its scientific and educational purposes in multiple formats, as the demands of communication evolve. The Editor-in-Chief works with members of the neuroradiological community, including authors, editors, readers, etc. to reinforce strong relationships within the neuroradiological field.


The ideal candidate should have a vision of how to lead the journal and increase its impact in the international community. The successful candidate should have a broad interest and experience in neuroradiology and research, a commitment to leading this journal to a preeminent position in the specialty, and a clear idea of the pragmatic issues involved in accomplishing this mission. Eligible for this position are ESNR members with full membership for at least five years.


The new Editor in Chief will be appointed by the publisher in consultation and agreement with the ESNR. The Editor in Chief is expected to work closely with the publisher on all aspects of publishing, to be an active member of the ESNR, and to liaise with the ESNR executive committee.









Interested individuals should prepare and submit an application via e-mail. The application must include the following:

· Letter of application that describes your qualifications for the role of Editor-in-Chief, such as past experience as an editor or member of an editorial board, history of scholarship in the field (publication list, H-index, teaching activities), and demonstrated capacity to manage deadlines and to attract and retain contributors to projects.

· Vision statement that provides a clear description of your vision for Neuroradiology under your leadership. The statement should set forth goals and plans for the content of the journal and how to put the plan into action.

· Curriculum vitae that accurately portrays your experience, indicates your current affiliations, and lists your current contact information.


Applications will be reviewed by members of the ESNR Executive Committee and the publisher immediately after the submission deadline.


The selected candidate will be expected to disclose any potential conflicts of interest prior to appointment and annually thereafter throughout his or her term of service.


Deadline for submissions: 31 August, 2018



Send curriculum vitae and introductory letters of intent to:


Andrea Spies

ESNR Executive Assistant

Sumbissions for the ESNR Awards 2018 are open until March 1, 2018

Sumbissions for the ESNR Awards 2018 are open until March 1, 2018



Please send your submissions to the attention of the

ESNR Secretary General

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

More information can be found on

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.





Season's Greetings from the ESNR

Season's Greetings from the ESNR

PLEASE NOTE: Registration and abstract submission for 41st Annual Meeting in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is open

PLEASE NOTE: Registration and abstract submission for 41st Annual Meeting in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is open

41st ESNR Annual Meeting, 25th Advanced Course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology & 10th Advanced Course in Interventional Neuroradiology of the European Society of Neuroradiology in Rotterdam, Netherlands – 19-23 September 2018

The registration and the abstract submission for the meeting is now open on the ESNR website. Please note that the deadline for abstracts submission will be 12th April 2018. Check the website for future updates.

Prepare to be inspired by world-renowned keynote speakers, the latest scientific insights, and most importantly: your colleagues! With advanced courses in ‘Imaging techniques in Neuroradiology: here and beyond!’ and ‘Neurovascular lesions: to treat or not to treat?’ an inspiring educational programme is kicked off on 20 September, which will continue throughout the annual meeting. In honour of the opening of the newly built Erasmus MC as the most modern hospital in Europe, the pre-conference symposium on 19 September is themed ‘Hospital of the Future’.

Rotterdam is a wonderfully dynamic city in the southwest of the Netherlands. It has recently been named by both the New York Times and Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 places to visit, boasting fascinating modern architecture, including the brand new train station and its surroundings, world-class museums and festivals, top bars and restaurants, amazing river views, and a stunning market hall. Rotterdam is very easy to reach from Schiphol Airport with fast trains every 15 minutes taking you to the centre of Rotterdam in less than 30 minutes. English is spoken widely in the Netherlands.

The congress centre ‘De Doelen’ and the adjoining congress hotel (Marriott) are located directly opposite the train station, right within the city centre.More information will be presented in the website within a few weeks.

Follow @ESNRad and @MarionSmits on Twitter to stay informed on the latest #ESNR2018 updates!

WFNRS offers Travelling Grants for upcoming XXI Symposium Neuroradiologicum.

WFNRS offers Travelling Grants for upcoming XXI Symposium Neuroradiologicum.

The upcoming XXI Symposium Neuroradiologicum will be held in Taipei, at the International Convention Center, between March 19-23, 2018. 

The WFNRS offers three Travelling Grants, which are only eligible for applicants from NON-Asian-Oceanian regions. 


The deadline for application is 4 months before the first day of the Congress/meeting.


Please visit and send all application documents to: 

Ms Mary Beth Hepp, Executive Director, WFNRS (


For the Application following documents are required:

·      Applicant’s curriculum vitae including detailed information of applicant’s institution

·      Letter certifying that the candidate is a certified or in-training radiologist/neuroradiologist

·      Support letter from the head of his/her department

·      Letter of intention from the candidate

·      Expected scientific presentations at the congress to attend Only electronic submissions will be accepted 



Final Welcome Malmö

Final Welcome Malmö





Dear all,


don't miss the 40th ESNR annual meeting, 24th Advanced Diagnostic Course in Neuroradiology focused on “Neurodegenerative diseases” and the 9th Advanced Course in Interventional Neuroradiology on “Update in Stroke imaging” in Malmö, Sweden 13-17/9 2017.

For the first time, we will host a free pre-course in CSF diseases on Sep 13 starting in the afternoon.

At this time more than 700 international neuroradiologists from 60 countries worldwide are registered for the meeting.

For all of you that still want to come it is NOT too late to register.

Registration can be done on Although the Congress Hotel, the Clarion Hotel, is fully booked several hotels in walking distance from the congress venue, have rooms available. The ESNR Central office, DEKON, our PCO Company and I are happy to assist you with names of surrounding hotels if you do not find what you are looking for.

Malmö is a great, diverse city. There are plenty of things to do after the end of a long day at the congress. The Congress venue is at the centre of the city, one block from the Little Square with restaurants and bars. If you want to enjoy the free air, stroll, or go for a run, the large Slottsparken is just across the street from the venue.

Some highlights and Information regarding this year´s meeting:

We have the honour and pleasure of H.M. the Queen of Sweden’s who will be officially opening the Advanced Courses and the meeting on September 14. Due to our distinguished guest, H.M the Queen, the doors to the main congress hall will close 5 minutes before the opening ceremony – so be on TIME for the opening ceremony. Those arriving LATE will NOT be allowed to enter the Congress Hall for the opening ceremony. Please review the time schedule in the program.

This years distinguished Keynote speakers are among others professors Mauricio Castillo, Anne Osborn, Mark van Buchem, and Staffan Holmin – you do not want to miss their lectures.

The pre-course in CSF diseases is free for those who have registered for the meeting.

The Farewell party is planned to be in the SLAGTHUSET, a well-known party venue within minutes walking distance from the congress venue. Tickets are still available and can be bought at the registration site at website or on site at the Congress venue Malmö Live from 13/9 2017.

I wanted this farewell party to be a party and not a formal seated dinner, so you will have the opportunity to eat, drink, meet, and chat to all your friends and international colleagues while you are listening and dancing to my favourite Big Band Orchestra Salongsorkestern under the leadership of Sune Larsson. They will give you many opportunities to dance and have fun. If you thought that was the end of the evening, forget it. The party and the night will continue with a DJ, Kent Larsen, who will be playing your favourite hits as well as ABBA, of course, until the end of the night (morning).

For further information and registration visit

I hope you all will have a great time with a lovely combination of science, education and social life during you stay in Malmö.

Last thing, let us cross our fingers for great weather!

I wish you all welcome the 40th ESNR Annual meeting in my hometown Malmö.


Pia Sundgren

Congress President ESNR Annual meeting 2017


Interview with Prof. Pia Sundgren, president of the 40th Annual Meeting of the ESNR

Interview with Prof. Pia Sundgren, president of the 40th Annual Meeting of the ESNR


A member of ESNR Social Media Committee, Yelda Özsunar, interviewed Prof. Pia Sundgren, who is the President of the 40th Annual Meeting of ESNR. The 40th Neuroradiology Meeting, which also covers the 24th Advanced Course on Diagnostic Neuroradiology and the 9th Advanced Course in Endovascular and Interventional Neuroradiology, will be held between the 13th and 17th of September 2017 in Malmö, Sweden.

To inform the neuroradiologists, who wish to attend the meeting, she gave the following information regarding the congress.

Yelda Özsunar: Could you briefly explain why the city of Malmö is selected for this Congress?

Pia Sundgren: I think one reason for the selection of Malmö, which is the third largest city in Sweden, is the great connections to Europe as Malmö is just 20 min from Scandinavia’s largest airport, Copenhagen Airport. Malmö Airport and Copenhagen Airport together offer direct flights to 142 destinations throughout the world. In addition, Malmö is a vibrant, multicultural city with a great location at the sea with the beach just minutes from the city centre. Famous for its many parks, it is often called the ‘green city’, with interesting architecture like Turing Torso and the newly build areas at the previous docks in the harbour, galleries, pubs and high-star restaurants, and for its outdoor life. All this offers the Congress delegates a variety of things to visit and do in the evenings. I think many delegates will find the congress venue Malmö Live and congress hotel Clarion appealing as they are in the middle of the city, just a few walking minutes from Malmö railway station and one block from the old part of town.

Yelda Özsunar: Could you please tell us how Swedish scientists or neuroradiologists have contributed to the field of neuroscience or neuroradiology?

Pia Sundgren: Swedish radiologists and neuroradiologists have been pioneers in our field, and the list of contributions could be long. Swedish colleagues early took a key position in this development, not the least due to the close collaboration with the industry, resulting in, for the time, advanced equipment such as the Lysholm skull table and the stationary grid introduced by him, AOT film changer, Mimer, and Orbix, just to name some. The Swedish School of Neuroradiology, at the time in its leading institution at the Serafimer Hospital in Stockholm, was regarded as the Mecca of neuroradiology in the 1940s and for some decades to come. A specific reason for the success of Swedish Neuroradiology is the close collaboration between referring physicians, especially neurologists and neurosurgeons, which was established already in the 1920s. Many internationally famous neuroradiologists have been trained in Sweden during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Just a few examples of early Swedish pioneers were Erik Lysholm, Ingmar Wickbom, Erik Lindgren, Sven Seldinger, and Torgny Greitz. Torsten Almen, from Malmö, introduced nonionic contrast media 1969 allowing for wide use of myelography and angiography. Interventional neuroradiology has been pioneered in Sweden mainly by Pål Svendsen who led his team from Gothenburg. Just one example of the developments by Swedish colleagues related to neuroradiology was the introduction of electronic subtraction which is useful in angiography, and almost indispensable in interventional neuroradiology. It was developed in a collaboration between Wickbom, Wallman, and Quiding. The Swedish Society of Neuroradiology was established in 1971, and since 1992, neuroradiology is considered its own subspeciality in Sweden. Until the introduction of dedicated journals such as Neuroradiology and AJNR, the Journal Acta Radiologica, initially edited by Erik Lindgren, was initially the leading and only neuroradiological journal.

Yelda Özsunar: Do you think that 40th Annual Meeting of ESNR will be an interesting congress for neuroradiologists? If so, why do you think that would be?

Pia Sundgren: I am absolutely sure that the 40th Annual Meeting of ESNR will be an interesting and exciting meeting as it creates a great opportunity for friends from all over the world to meet up, discuss, and enjoy a great scientific program. This year, it will be a stronger focus on scientific and new advances in neuroradiology. We will have keynote lectures by Prof. Anne Osborn, Prof. Mauricio Castillo, Prof. Staffan Holmin, and Prof. Mark van Buchem and several other wellknown national and international speakers will be present.

Yelda Özsunar: Could you tell us about distinguishing features or topics of the scientific program in this Congress?

Pia Sundgren: We will, for the first time in the course of annual meetings, start 1 day earlier with a half-day precourse session on CSF disease: the neuroradiological impact in diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH)—is there a need for neuroradiology. The advanced diagnostic course focuses on neurodegenerative diseases and the advanced interventional course on the latest news and advances in stroke imaging. In general, the program will focus on new advances in neuroimaging and the latest treatment options and devices for endovascular treatment.

Yelda Özsunar: What do you think about the social events? Will this Congress be memorable?

Pia Sundgren: I really hope so as I have tried to select venues that are well-known in Malmö (Presidential dinner in City Hall, farewell party in the well-known club Slagthuset) and, most importantly, in walking distance from hotels so delegates can come and go without having to wait for transport. I have selected musical arrangements that, in part, reflect me and represent great artists from the region. At the welcome reception that will be held at the congress venue to please our sponsors and vendors, the delegates will have the opportunity to stroll around, chat with friends, grab some food and drinks, meet vendors, and listen to soft music. The farewell party is more in my style with a well-known big band orchestra Salongsorkestern that I already, as a student and resident, had opportunities to dance to their music and songs; later in the evening, this will be followed by a DJ playing ABBA among other great artists from 1970s to 1990s which I hope will be appreciated not only by us of 50+ but also our younger delegates so that the dance floor will be crowded.

Yelda Özsunar: What are your recommendations for attendees to enjoy Malmö?

Pia Sundgren: As the Congress venue is in the centre close to the harbour and the old city with all its restaurants and pubs—just take the opportunity to stroll around, enjoy the atmosphere, stop for beer or drink, or have your evening meal at one of the restaurants at the Little Square just across the small canal from the congress venue. If you like to enjoy the sea and/or enjoy a dip in the water—just visit the beach which is only15 min of walking from the congress venue. For those that want to shop—take the local commuter train or bus to Emporia, the largest shopping mall in North Europe. Malmö has a beautiful location with great communications to Lund, the oldest college/university city with a beautiful cathedral, small streets, and a lot of students, and to Copenhagen—so if time permits, take a tour. South of Sweden, the region of Scania, is well known for its fresh food so take the opportunity to eat seafood, and Malmö is a very diverse and multicultural city so there is a taste for everybody.

In behalf of my committee, I would like to thank you very much for this interview and all your efforts for the ESNR meeting. I wish a productive, joyful, and unforgettable ESNR meeting in Malmö.


Prof. Yelda Özsunar