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you may have received a couple of e-mails from one of the ex-presidents regarding the recent leadership of the ESNR. I initially accepted this initiative as a democratic right to forward their decision for the elections even though the majority of the Executive Committee has had opposite opinions and I did not react earlier. Today, it has come to my attention that you have received another message with "voting instructions" from the same ex-president of our society.
This is unheard of in the history of our society, and it is a matter of deep concern. I hesitate to mention what the equivalent of this would be in the political world, but it is far from democratic decision making, when members are "instructed" how to vote.
I also would like to emphasize that the "Neuroradiology Future Forum" is not an official ESNR forum and is not supported by the ESNR. It is a private initiative endorsed by some ex-presidents and ex-officers of the ESNR.
On behalf of the leadership of the ESNR and the Executive Committee, I would like to express how sorry I am for this unfortunate incident. I would strongly encourage you to make your own choices, without any external influence.
However, it may be useful to put this matter into a historical context. In all organizations there comes a time when one generation leaves the stage, and another generation takes over the torch. Sometimes this happens in harmony, sometimes not, nevertheless older generations tend to cling to power. The current leadership of our society has an excellent track record by all standards: we have increased the membership of our society from 315 paying members 8 years ago to more than 1,300 individual members today, and an additional more than 2,000 institutional members. We have continued building a successful postgraduate educational program in diagnostic NR, pediatric NR, spine NR, interventional NR, which many other societies envy. We have normalized relations with other societies (ESR, ESPR, ESMINT, EANM, EANO, Eurospine, etc.) and we have moved from a model of conflict and opposition to a model of collaboration and shared opportunities, mainly from an irregular club to a well-structured society. We have defended the profession of neuroradiologists against other disciplines who tend to take over our field, such as neurology, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery and cardiology.
The ESNR is growing and thriving, and our current leadership has a proven track record that has moved our society from a "niche player" to a large, well-respected, mainstream society, with a large membership database and a very successful scientific and educational program.
We consider our members to be mature and motivated professionals, and we have faith and confidence in the democratic election process, without the need for "voting instructions" given by a previous generation of our leadership.
As my final comment, I would like to ask all of you to vote for whomever you think is right, and take some time to check the background of the candidates.
The electronic voting will start on August 12, 2014 and will end on September 12, 2014 at 0:00 CET (1:00 EET). You will be informed about the electronic voting soon.
With all my best wishes.
Prof. Dr. E. Turgut Tali, President
On behalf of the ESNR Executive Committee
|24/06/2014||Candidates that applied for the positions of the Executive Committee of the ESNR|
|10/06/2014||First Irish Neuroradiology Meeting|
|17/04/2014||1st Croatian Neuroradiology Meeting|
|27/03/2014||The website is open now for applications to sit for the European Diploma in Neuroradiology|
|24/03/2014||MSc in Advanced Neuroimaging UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK|
|22/08/2014||Zurich Course on Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology||Zurich, Switzerland|
|07/09/2014||XXth Symposium Neuroradiologicum||Istanbul, Turkey|
|24/09/2014||Advanced Course of HQ in Endovascular Interventional Neuroradiology, 5th Cycle, Course 2b Arterial stenosis and stroke||Bern, Switzerland|
|06/10/2014||Advanced Course of HQ in Endovascular Interventional Neuroradiology, 5th Cycle, Course 3a AVMs, Dural AV Fistulas, and spine||Naples, Italy|
|06/10/2014||Erasmus Course on MRI: Central Nervous System II||Riga, Latvia|
Prof. Turgut Tali and Prof. Majda Thurnher attended the First Croatian Neuroradiology Meeting which was held in Split from April 11-12, 2014.
On behalf of the ESNR Prof. Tali congratulated the establishment of the Croatian Section of Neuroradiology.
The Sekcija za neuroradiologiju, Hrvatsko društvo radiologa became Institutional Member of ESNR.
September 17-20, 2015
October 6 - 8, 2014
The Neuroradiology Subgroup of the Radiological Society of South Africa became Institutional Member of ESNR
The British Society of Neuroradiologists became Institutional Member of ESNR
The website is open now for applications to sit for the European Diploma in Neuroradiology (EDiNR) on Sunday 7th of September 2014, the day before the XXth Symposium Neuroradiologicum in Istanbul, Turkey.
For those of you who want to sit for the EDiNR the website is now open. Please read the guidelines at www.esnr.org > Diplomas and Exams to find out if you are eligible to sit for the final written and oral Board examination for the EDiNR.
ESNR Vice-President prof. Majda Thurnher was awarded by ESOR with the "ESOR teaching Award". The European School of Radiology (ESOR) is an institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education.
September 15-18, 2016
September 7 - 12, 2014
The Österreichische Gesellschaft für Neuroradiologie became Institutional Member of ESNR.
The Norsk Nevroradiologisk Forening became Institutional Member of ESNR.
The Utruzenje Neuroradiologa Srbije became Institutional Member of ESNR
November 17 - 19, 2014
August 22-27, 2014
The Neuroradiology Section of the Association of Radiology of Bosnia & Herzegovina joined ESNR
September 8 - 10, 2014
The Latvijas Neiroradiologu Asociacija became Institutional Member of ESNR.
January 26 - 29, 2015
The Svensk förening för Neuroradiologi became Institunional member of the ESNR
October 6 - 10, 2014
The Suomen Neuroradiologit became Institutional Member of ESNR.
November 17-21, 2014
Today, Saturday, March 1, 2014, the application process for the ESOR Exchange Programme for Fellowships and Visiting Scholarship Programme will be opened.
Please find some information on both programmes below:
This exchange programme applies to radiologists within the first three years after certification, who desire to become subspecialist radiologists.The following topics are available: Abdominal Radiology, Breast Radiology, Cardiac Radiology, Head and Neck Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuroradiology, Paediatric Radiology, Thoracic Radiology. The programme takes place in the second half of the year and lasts for three months. A list of possible training centres can be found on the ESOR website.
The scholarships apply to residents in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year of training in radiology who desire to get the benefit of a mentored modular training of a specific subspecialised topic in radiology. The following topics are available: Abdominal Radiology, Breast Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Chest Radiology, Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound, Emergency Radiology, Head and Neck Radiology, Molecular Imaging, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuroradiology, Oncologic Imaging, Paediatric Radiology, Urogenital Radiology.
The programme takes place in the second half of the year and lasts for three months. A list of possible training centres can be found on the ESOR website.