Presidentís Message

Dear Colleagues, Members and Friends,

Another year, 2021, passed by as the wind, with few opportunity to reconnect in person. Our life and social activities are still far from back to normal. In many countries tough restrictions and new lock-downs are still in place, our members are expected to work from home, if possible, and most of us avoid traveling abroad and if we decide to try RSNA as I did it was with quite a lot of restrictions and regulations.

During 2021 all ESNR onsite meetings have been changed to successful on-line courses. I am proud to say that ESNR has successfully been able to continue our educational courses on-line such as the ECPNR, the ECNR, the European Course in Spine Radiology, a joint event between ESNR and ESSR, as well as our interventional neuroradiology course, and our newly established ESNR Head and Neck courses over the past 12 months. All these courses draw a lot of participants and have been a great success. This due to a devoted faculty, devoted participants and with the strong support from ESNR Central Office and the staff as well as our partners to make these courses a success. Certainly not the same as to meet face to face, chat, network and have a good time in the lecture hall as well as outside on spare time but the ESNR attempt to provide educational content and courses despite the situation have highly appreciated.

During the past year ESNR has continued to hold 16 webinars, created and successfully presented the first three webinar of “the Four Season Pediatric webinars” with over 200 attendances/ session as well as started the first of four specific ESNR-ESMRMB webinars on Advanced MR imaging techniques. But not everything was on-line. Professor Manfre was able to hold the spine hands-on course in October in Catania with 35 onsite attendees which was a huge success.

ESNR and the ESNR annual meeting Congress President Professor Karl-Olof Lovblad could welcome you to a successful 44th Annual Meeting of the ESNR and the 27th Advanced Course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology as well as the 12th Advanced Course in Interventional Neuroradiology a hybrid meeting that was successfully held in Geneva 29 September to 3 October 2021 with 250 onsite and 550 online attendees.

ESNR has been able to hold several Diploma examinations on-line. This could not have been done without the commitment from the EBNR committees and the EBNR chair Professor Thurnher, our faculty examiners, and the Central Office staff, and of course with all of you, the examinees that still despite these crazy times were ready to take their Diploma exam. I wish to express my sincere thank you to all. Congratulations to those of you who sat your Diploma exams and passed. We are preparing for new diplomas examinations during 2022.

The 2022 is ahead of us and several courses are planned such as ECPNR (online), Spine Hands-on Qatar, our Spine Course in Porto, as well as Head and Neck course and our interventional neuroradiology course, and the next module of the 16 cycle of the ECNR that will be in Berlin, Germany.

The 45th Annual Meeting of the ESNR and the 28th Advanced Course in Diagnostic Neuroradiology as well as the 13th Advanced Course in Interventional Neuroradiology will be held in Lisbon, Portugal 15-18 September, 2022 organized by the Congress President Professor Pedro Vilela. So please mark this date in your calendar.

I cannot thank enough the ESNR ExCom members, our subcommittee members, our Central Office under the lead of Onur Yeniyigit; Gennaro D´Anna, our social media guru, and our devoted faculty for their work and effort during 2021.

A special thank you goes to all of you, our members, for supporting and appreciating the efforts from ESNR during these crazy times.

As a last word I would like to remind you all to renew your membership to continue to have all benefits and I can tell you more will come during 2022.

I wish you all Happy Holidays and Happy Wishes for 2022

Sincerely yours

Pia Sundgren
ESNR President

Presidentís Message