ESMINT was inaugurated August 21, 2009 by the founding members: Prof. J. Byrne (represented by M. Iliopoulos), Prof. J. Fiehler and Prof. Rüfenacht. Dr. A. Notter was the notary present.The first annual Congress was held in Nice in 2009 and the Constitution of the Society was agreed at that time. In December 2009, the second ESMINT Training Course, under the direction of Dr. I. Wanke, moved to Barcelona.

The first Executive Board comprised Prof. J. Moret (President), Prof. J. Byrne (General Secretary), Prof. D. Rüfenacht (Treasurer) and M. Iliopoulos (Executive Director).

During this period, the membership grew from less than 100 European physicians to over 500 members the Society now serves. The current Executive Board was elected in 2016, electronic elections determined the Chairmanships’ of the Executive Committees in 2014.

Establishing an interactive members forum the peer-reviewed journal EJMINT and a device direcotory has been a Society goal since inception. The Editors and Officers hope that the Portal and eJournal will become a modern means for European Interventional Neuroradiology to express itself on the world’s stage.