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The World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology is chartered as an international scientific non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the interventional and therapeutic neuroradiology discipline focussed on endovascular neurosurgery throughout the world.
19th to 24th January 2014 (Sunday to Friday) at the Centre Henri Oreiller in Val d´Isère, France
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The 2013 WFITN meeting is now over, having gathered nearly 1200 participants. It has been a large success from both scientific and social points of view. We all have to thank Luis Lemme Plaghos and Pedro Lylyk for organizing this meeting in vivid Buenos Aires that showed the current status of the multidisciplinary aspects of our specialty. I am sure that Winston Chong and his team for the 13th meeting of the WFITN in Gold Coast Australia will now add a further and original link to the chain of knowledge that Interventional Neuroradiology represents.
It is indeed already time again to look at our future and to continue to reinforce the WFITN, our society in which we believe and that we all want to promote.
By taking over the responsibility as President of the WFITN at the end of this General Assembly, I measure the work that has been achieved by all the previous presidents of our society since 1990, date of its creation, in order to build such a strong scientific organization. They have shown a tremendous enthusiasm and an incredible energy, and I would like to pay tribute to all of them and thank them for the contribution they have made to Interventional Neuroradiology, working hard to establish it as an original specialty, building up training paths, strengthening the future of our discipline and allowing it to find its proper place within neurosciences. Our sincerest gratitude therefore goes to Alex Berenstein, Luc Picard, Fernando Vinuela, Makoto Negoro, Karel TerBrugge, Michel Mawad, Bernd Richling, In Sup Choi, Pierre Lasjaunias (†), Toshio Hyogo, and Jurgen Reul.
I consider this presidency not only as an honor but mainly as a responsibility, and I hope that I will be equal to the task that expects me. I am very happy to work with the newly elected Executive Committee, constituted by committed physicians and excellent friends (Michael Soderman as Secretary General, Serge Bracard as Treasurer, Sirintara Pongpech as Vice President and Darren Orbach, Allan Taylor as well as René van den Berg as the new Members at large) as with Past-President Jurgen Reul and Honorary President Luc Picard. I have also proposed to ask those candidates of the member at large position who have not been elected to assist the Executive Committee in tasks that we will determine.
We have already organized a first “New Excom” meeting in Buenos Aires the day after the General Assembly in order to continue rapidly to work for our Society, define the future orientations and projects we have in the interest of allowing the WFITN to continue its life and duties. This first meeting was full of vitality, allowed exchanges of ideas and demonstrated the definition of projects. I hope that the first results of this collaboration will be exposed to you during our next General Assembly in Val d’Isère in January 2014.
Dear colleagues and friends, thank you for your support and for allowing me to occupy this position. I hope that after these two years of presidency we will all be happy of the work we have done and that you will be proud of being a member of the World Federation of Therapeutic and Interventional Neuroradiology.
MD PhD, President of the WFITN, November 2013