During the 46th ESNR (European Society of Neuroradiology) Annual Meeting in September 2023, Prof. Tarek Yousry, ESNR President, initiated a meeting with leaders of the EAN (European Academy of Neurology) and EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies) to discuss potential areas of cooperation between the three societies, as they share many goals and interests with respect to research, education, professional development and clinical practice.
Prof. Tarek Yousry, Prof. Cem Calli (ESNR Treasurer) and Prof. Andrea Rossi (ESNR Vice President) participated on behalf of the ESNR. The EAN was represented by Prof. Thomas Berger (EAN Board Member & Chair of the Scientific Committee), and EANS by Prof. Torstein Meling (EANS President Elect).
The development of joint clinical practice recommendations and guidelines, joint sessions at each other’s congresses and courses, as well as joining forces for advocacy activities were identified as areas of collaboration. Close cooperation with the National Member Societies was emphasised and best practices in this regard were exchanged. Due to the fruitful discussions, a follow-up meeting by leaders from the three societies will be planned for the end of this year.