ESMINT (European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy) and its Foundation (EFMINT – European Foundation of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy) were established in order to promote the benefits of minimally invasive neurological therapies in Europe through training and education for high-quality scientific research.
The society was established in 2009 and its history showed a growing membership and influence in the field of neurointerventions.
ESMINT perceives itself as an interdisciplinary society. It represents medical practitioners and scientists working in the field of neuroradiology, interventional neuroradiology, neurointerventional surgery, endovascular neurosurgery, and vascular neurology.
ESMINT encourages and supports medical practitioners and scientists of these fields working to develop and improve minimally invasive methods for the interventional treatment of neurological diseases. These methods will naturally evolve and currently involve the use of image guidance and highly specialized medical devices such as endovascular catheters to perform treatments with minimum associated trauma.
ESMINT consists of individuals and groups of members working or training in geographical Europe in the field of minimally invasive neurological therapy. The members will determine the organizational structure on the basis of its constitution. They will be expected to aspire to the highest standards of ethical and scientific medical practice.
ESMINT and its Foundation promote the safe application of such techniques and their practice by suitably trained and competent practitioners throughout Europe. ESMINT encourages the setting of international guidelines and research and encourages their use and appropriate implementation.
ESMINT organizes the annual ESMINT Congress, Europe’s leading conference in the field of neurointerventions.
During the annual congress, the General Assembly of ESMINT takes place.
ESMINT joined the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) in their journal JNIS. The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) is the official journal of ESMINT.
The ESMINT Executive Committee consists of the Executive Board, the Standing Committee chairs & members and the Ad-hoc Committee chairs.
The current Executive Board 09/2018-09/2020: