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Sumbissions for the ESNR Awards 2017 are open until March 1, 2017

Sumbissions for the ESNR Awards 2017 are open until March 1, 2017



Please send your submissions to the attention of the

ESNR Secretary General

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



In 2008, the Executive Committee of the ESNR decided to introduce two new scientific prizes for young neuroradiologists, alongside the existing Lucien Appel Prize of the ESNR, which is awarded annually for the best research paper. The new prizes were created in honour of the Pioneers and Past Presidents of European Neuroradiology, and are awarded for the best papers in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology.


In 2012, the Executive Committee of ESNR decided to give the name of one of the Pioneers of the society and the name of one of its Past Presidents in an order as “ESNR Awards in Honor of”, and to present their short CV and pictures at the Awards Ceremony during the ESNR Annual Congress or during the Symposium Neuroradiologicum.


Among those awards, the proposal of Springer to institute the “ESNR-Springer Award” was also accepted. The prize money of € 1000 will be awarded by Springer to the first-named author (ESNR Member) of the most cited article of the latest impact factor (current year: IF previous years, e.g.: 2016: IF 2015) together with a free registration to the ESNR Annual Meeting of the current year. The Article will be highlighted on the journal webpage (




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.




12 months Research Fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology.

12 months Research Fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology.

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 February 20th, 2017 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 by March 30th 2017.

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


Applications to be sent to:

Application open: Five grants in Interventional Neuroradiology for Italian members of ESNR

Application open: Five grants in Interventional Neuroradiology for Italian members of ESNR

ESNR proudly announces that a grant in Interventional Neuroradiology has been proclaimed for Full, Junior or Institutional Italian members of ESNR to spend at least 10 months in an Italian Neuroradiology Department.

This grant can be realized thanks to a donation attributed to ESNR with the specific target for Italian Neuroradiologist.

The Neuroradiology Department hosting the grant winners, will accept her/him in agreement with the Italian Association of Neuroradiology (AINR), based on workload and case mix of each specific centre.


Eligibility criteria for the applicants comprises:

  • Member of the Italian Association of Neuroradiology (AINR)
  • Full or institutional ESNR member
  • Specialist in Radiology
  • CV showing interest and basic experience in interventional neuroradiology
  • Age <40 years
  • Preferential criteria include holding the EDiNR (European Diploma in Neuroradiology)

The program of the grant will be based on:

  • a program of scheduled lectures
  • angio suite attendance of at least 28 hours/weekly in an Italian Neuroradiology department, as first or second operator in endovascular and spinal interventional procedures, in presence of a senior tutor experienced in Interventional Neuroradiology
  • scientific and research activities

The participants will receive a final diploma from the ESNR and AINR, assessing the training in Interventional Neuroradiology.

The amount of each grant will be around EUR 10.000 for a total of 5 grants; the grant is not exclusive and other activities can be combined, respecting the program of the training proposed by each hosting department.

The commission of the grant is constituted by ESNR President, ESNR Vice President, ESNR Chair of the Subspecialty Committee Interventional Neuroradiology and ESNR Chair of the Subspecialty Committee Spine Neuroradiology.

Based on the eligibility criteria, the winners of the grants will be notified in written.

Complete applications or questions must be sent to Mario Muto MD (

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration and abstract submission for 40th Annual Meeting in Malmö, Sweden is open

PLEASE NOTE: Registration and abstract submission for 40th Annual Meeting in Malmö, Sweden is open

40th ESNR Annual Meeting, 24st Advanced Course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology & 9th Advanced Course in Interventional Neuroradiology of the European Society of Neuroradiology in Malmö, Sweden 14-17/9 2017

The registration and the abstract submission for the meeting is open on the ESNR website. Please note that the abstracts submission starts earlier than previous years and also the deadline for abstracts submission which will be March 15th. Check the website for future updates.

Special for this meeting there will be a pre-meeting on idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus including clinical, diagnostic and interventional procedures on Wednesday 13/9, 2017 afternoon. Do not forget to register for this special session without any extra costs.

The meeting and course will be held at Malmö Live, located in the middle of the city just few walking minutes from Malmö railway station. The congress hotel are located in direct conjunction with the Congress Centre and several other hotels are within less than 5 minutes walking from the Congress Centre.

Malmoe is beautifully located at the sea and is known for its beautiful parks, restaurants and bars, and outdoor life. It is easy to access by flight to Copenhagen airport and express train (less than 25 minutes) to Malmö Railway station and Congress Centre Malmö Live.

More information will be presented in the website within a few weeks.

Get ready for Malmoe and ESNR Annual meeting in September 2017

Milosh Perovitch Travel Grant Application:  Deadline – December 10, 2016

Milosh Perovitch Travel Grant Application: Deadline – December 10, 2016

Milosh Perovitch was a Yugoslav physician who spent several years of his academic career in the Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution (JHMI) in the 1960′s and 1970′s. Upon his death in 2006, Dr. Perovitch made a bequest to the JHMI Neuroradiology Division, in honor of Dr. Perovitch’s close ties to Europe, to offer reverse sabbaticals to Europeans willing to visit Johns Hopkins for a period 2-4 weeks. The goal of the visit is to exchange knowledge and develop collaborations. The stipend would be used to defray the visitors’ expenses for the month as a travel grant. Expenses over the allotted amount ($10,000 US) would have to be covered by the grantee.

The Division of Neuroradiology is now accepting applications for a visit for calendar year 2015. The application process is a 1-2 page letter addressed to David M. Yousem, Division Director at, detailing:

  1. Proposed material (educational, clinical, research) to be exchanged with Johns Hopkins Faculty and fellows and residents in the area of neuroradiology
  2.  If appropriate, proposed technique (interventional or otherwise) which could be taught/shared
  3. Months of availability in 2015 and length of stay requested (up to one month)

 Contact information for one professional reference letter of recommendation.

Please include a CV and any reprints or PDF files appropriate for us to evaluate the proposal.

Decisions will be made based on merit and a vote of the JHMI Neuroradiology faculty. Decisions will be made by December 31, 2014.


Deadline for receipt of application for 2015 is November 30, 2014. For any questions please contact David Yousem at Please distribute to appropriate society newsletters.

ESNR Presidential Address

ESNR Presidential Address

I am honored to become ESNR’s 19th president, 47 years after the naming of its first President, Dr. George B. Ziedses des Plantes, and 12 years since another Spanish neuroradiologist, Dr. Jordi Ruscalleda, occupied this position. 

Assuming the presidency of ESNR is certainly a huge responsibility and a challenging task, and despite being a bit nervous, I am excited and full of enthusiasm for the job ahead.  The work of my predecessors, the creative input and energy of my colleagues on the Executive Committee, and the professionalism and efficiency of the ESNR staff at the Central Office will clearly facilitate my task.

ESNR is in good health. Membership in our society has grown from 315 paying members 10 years ago to almost 1300 individual members today. Moreover, more than 2800 institutional members from 25 countries are now represented in the ESNR Institutional Members Council. The Society’s financial situation is also quite sound, enabling ESNR to promote educational, scientific, and research activities among our members.

The excellent educational and certification programmes provided by ESNR are one reason for the almost exponential increase in the membership to our society. In fact, our postgraduate educational program in diagnostic, paediatric, spinal, and interventional neuroradiology is probably the best in Radiology and the envy of other European radiological societies. I believe this may be the most important achievement of the Society in the last few years, and I must acknowledge the keen vision of Professor Marco Leonardi as the founder of this great programme.

Within the educational programme, the European Course of Neuroradiology (ECNR) is our most important activity. The 14th cycle of ECNR, under the Chair of Majda Thurnher and Johan van Goethem, was initiated in October 2016, in Dubrovnik (Croatia). More than 320 students from 51 countries (88 students from 23 non-European countries) attended the first module of this 14th cycle, reflecting the high scientific level and excellent organization of the ECNR.

The ESNR has also been active in other areas. In 2008, thanks to the efforts of many members of the society, the Division of Neuroradiology was created at the UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes). Without a doubt, this achievement reflects the recognition of Neuroradiology as a radiological subspecialty with specific and well-defined characteristics. One of the objectives of my presidency is to improve our relations with the UEMS Division of Neuroradiology, as this will facilitate homogenization of neuroradiology training and practice across Europe, in both diagnostic and interventional areas. More recently, ESNR created the European Board of Neuroradiology (EBNR), presently chaired by Professor Turgut Tali, which has as its core activity organizing examinations that lead to certificates and diplomas in the field of Neuroradiology. The vital mission of EBNR is to establish the European Diploma in Neuroradiology as an internationally recognized certificate of neuroradiological excellence.

We have also strengthened our relations with other societies, and in particular with the European Society of Radiology (ESR), whose current president, Professor Paul Parizel, is a neuroradiologist and past president of ESNR. We are collaborating with ESR in several educational, scientific, and professional activities, with the main purposes of defending neuroradiology, both diagnostic and interventional, as a unified radiological subspecialty, and in promoting education and research in our field.  

Our current relationships with other scientific societies, such as the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR), American Society for Paediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR), and European Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ESHNR), are focussed on learning from each other. To facilitate this goal, we are organizing joint sessions with some of these societies in our Annual Meetings. Recently, we created a Latin American-European Course of Neuroradiology (LATAM-ECNR) in collaboration with the Sociedade Paulista de Radiologia, which will be organized in Sao Paolo (Brazil) over the next four years.  The objective of these efforts by ESNR are to promote Neuroradiology across Europe and in other areas of the world, and to take the lead in education, science, and the professional issues that affect our specialty.

The most important activity of our society is our ESNR Annual Meeting. Another important task of my presidency is to increase the attendance and scientific level of this meeting, and to improve its organization. To accomplish this, we have established new, more transparent rules for organizing the Congress, which have the purpose of objectively selecting the most appropriate venue and Congress president, and providing a highly attractive scientific programme.

This coming year, the ESNR Annual Meeting will take place in Malmo, Sweden (13-17 September, 2017) under the presidency of Professor Pia Sundgren. Professor Sundgren and the members of the ESNR Scientific Programme Committee have worked hard to provide a compelling programme. They have succeeded in putting together an excellent scientific programme and I expect a high attendance, not only of ESNR members but also of other specialists interested in neuroradiology.

Finally, I would like to briefly comment on the situation of our official journal, Neuroradiology. Professor Guido Wilms has been the Editor-in-Chief for the last 6 years. He did an excellent job, in particular at this difficult time when there is a great deal of competition from other journals and other types of publishing resources. At the same time, I would like to welcome the new Editor-in-Chief, Professor Rüdiger von Kummer, a well-known neuroradiologist with an outstanding scientific background and previous experience in editorial tasks. One of the objectives of the new Editor-in-Chief is to make Neuroradiology a real challenger to other neuroradiological journals by increasing the number of editorials on hot topics, pros-and-cons debates, and state-of-the-art reviews. By continually alerting the radiologic and neuroscience community to new publications in Neuroradiology, the visibility of our official journal will improve. The final goal is to increase the scientific quality of the journal, and attract young and senior neuroradiologists from all over the world to publish their research there. We cannot ignore that a significant percentage of the research currently performed in neuroradiology is led by professionals other than neuroradiologists and published in non-radiological journals. The only way to reverse this situation is to promote research activities among our members and increase the quality of our journal and Annual Congress.

Let me conclude this presidential address by inviting all ESNR members to participate in our activities and in the organization of our society. It will be a pleasure for me and for all ESNR executive members to receive any suggestions you consider relevant.

With your support and active participation, I am fully convinced that we will be able to further improve our already successful society.


Prof. Àlex Rovira

5th International Day of Radiology

5th International Day of Radiology

Please remember: on November 8, 2016 we are celebrating the 5th International Day of Radiology.
Changes in the ESNR EXCOM after the Annual General Assembly held on September 18, 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Changes in the ESNR EXCOM after the Annual General Assembly held on September 18, 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia.

·        Àlex Rovira (Barcelona, Spain), new President 

·        Johan Van Goethem (Antwerp, Belgium) elected new Vice-President 

·        Cem Calli (Izmir, Turkey) elected new Treasurer 

·        Pedro Luis Ferro Vilela (Lisbon, Portugal) elected new Secretary of the Institutional Council 


Prof. Àlex Rovira is the new President of ESNR. After serving as officer of the executive committee of the Society for more than 8 years, he became during the ESNR Annual Meeting that took place in Belgrade, the new president of ESNR after being elected as Vice-President two years ago. Àlex Rovira is Head of the Section of Neuroradiology at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona and Professor of Radiology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is specialised in diagnostic neuroradiology, and head and neck radiology, with particular interest in demyelinating diseases, stroke, neuro-oncology, hepatic encephalopathy, and head and neck tumors. Prof. Rovira has authored or co-authored more than 300 papers, 25 book chapters or monographs, and more than 420 invited conference presentations.


Prof. Johan Van Goethem, after having served the ESNR as Treasurer for 9 consecutive years, was elected as Vice-President of the European Society of Neuroradiology on September 18 at the ESNR General Assembly in Belgrade. Johan Van Goethem is Professor of Medical Imaging at Antwerp University, Belgium, Departmental Head at the Antwerp University Hospital and senior staff member at the General Hospital AZ Nikolaas, both in Belgium. Prof. Van Goethem is an active researcher in the field of neuro-imaging, especially spinal imaging, and he is author or co-author of over 100 manuscripts in neuroradiology. He also co-edited the book Spinal Imaging. He is a distinguished speaker and has delivered more than 300 invited presentations at different international meetings and courses.


Prof. Cem Calli

Prof. Cem Calli, serving as the Chair of the ESNR membership Committee, has been elected as the Treasurer of ESNR in the General Assembly which took place in Belgrade. Prof. Calli is the Head of Neuroradiology Section in the department of Radiology at Ege University Hospital. He has served as Executive Committee member at the European Society of Emergency Radiology (ESER), at Turkish Society of Radiology, and at Turkish Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and he is currently the Secretary General of Turkish Society of Neuroradiology. He is specialized in diagnostic neuroradiology, with particular interest in advanced imaging techniques. He gave more than 150 invited lectures in meetings and courses.


Dr. Pedro Vilela

Dr. Pedro Vilela has been elected as the Secretary of the ESNR Institutional Council.  He is the current President of the Portuguese Society of Neuroradiology (SPNR), and he has served for six years at the Portuguese Medical Association as a member of the Neuroradiology College. Dr. Pedro Vilela is Head of the Neuroradiology Service at Hospital Beatriz Angelo, and is also senior consultant for Diagnostic and Interventional neuroradiology at the Hospital Garcia de Orta and Hospital da Luz.

Dr. Pedro Vilela has served as member of the Interventional Neuroradiology Committee of ESNR and as Chairman of the Membership Committee of ESNR. He is a distinguished speaker and has delivered several invited presentations at different international meetings and courses. Dr. Pedro Vilela´s main research interests include the vascular disorders with a special interest in brain perfusion and cerebrovascular reactivity.





Marco Leonardi (Bologna, Italy) and Paul M. Parizel (Antwerp, Belgium) awarded Honorary Member at ESNR Annual Meeting in Belgrade

Marco Leonardi (Bologna, Italy) and Paul M. Parizel (Antwerp, Belgium) awarded Honorary Member at ESNR Annual Meeting in Belgrade

1,000 places for ECR 2017

1,000 places for ECR 2017

Invest in the Youth application NOW OPEN! 1,000 places available



This year ECR is expanding his popular Invest in the Youth programme to offer 1,000 young trainees the chance to attend the ECR free of charge. The programme is open to young trainee radiologists, radiographers and physicists who are ESR members for 2016, and successful applicants will receive free registration for ECR 2017 as well as hotel accommodation for the duration of the congress. 

Click here for full criteria and application info.