Editorial

July 28, 2014

ESMINT is a scientific society dedicated to minimally invasive neurological therapies (interventional neuroradiology). Historically, and for the present as well, one of the most important activities for interventional neuroradiology is the management of vascular diseases of the brain, including aneurysms, brain AVMs and stroke. The treatment of these diseases is multidisciplinary involving, not only interventional neuroradiologists, but also neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroanesthesiologists, and others subspecialties dealing with brain disease.

Confident in the inherent value of this multidisciplinary approach, ESMINT has opened its annual congress to others specialities in order to generate constructive and interactive discussions around the modalities involved in the management and treatment of vascular diseases of the brain.

Beginning last year, a one-day joint meeting was organized with the vascular section of EANS (European Association of Neurosurgeons). Our first experience with this special joint meeting was very positive, and this year’s edition will deal with a series of key important topics including the management of unruptured brain AVMS, MCA aneurysms and SAH vasospasms.

New this year to ESMINT, a joint session will be organized on Friday morning with the ESO (European Stroke Organization). Stroke is the third leading cause of death worldwide, and endovascular techniques are... Read more