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ESOR Steering Committee

ESOR Scientific / Educational Director

Valérie Vilgrain

ESOR Steering Committee Members

Boris Brkljačić

Vicky Goh

Christian Loewe

Marie-Pierre Revel

Koenraad Verstraete

Ex-Officio Members

Andrea Rockall, London/UK
2nd Vice President of ESR

Nikoleta Traykova, Plovdiv/BG
Chairperson of the Communication and External Affairs Committee

Minerva Becker, Geneva/CH
Chairperson of the Education Committee

Martin Reim, Tartu/EE
Chairperson of the RTF Subcommittee

Peter Baierl, Vienna/AT
Executive Director ESR

Brigitte Lindlbauer, Vienna/AT
Administrative Director ESOR

ESOR Programme
Planning Committee Members

Maria Argyropoulou

Minerva Becker

Regina Beets-Tan

Clemens Cyran

Annamaria Deganello
London, UK

Thomas Helbich

Elmar Kotter

Ioana Lupescu

Celso Matos

Andrea Rockall

Valentin Sinitsyn

Andrea Rossi, Genova/IT
ESNR European Course of Neuroradiology

Carlo Cosimo Quattrocchi, Rome/IT
ESMRMB School of MRI

Kai Vilanova, Girona/ES
ESMRMB School of MRI

About ESOR


The European School of Radiology (ESOR) is an institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education. One of its main goals is to assist in harmonising radiological education in Europe. With its wide range of activities ESOR additionally aims to raise standards in the field of scientific radiology, to extend and coordinate teaching resources worldwide and to help young radiologists to achieve the knowledge and skills to fulfil tomorrow’s requirements.


  • to assist in harmonising radiological education in Europe
  • to support the implementation of the European Training Curricula
  • to kick off an interest for subspecialisation in radiology
  • to support the development of subspecialty fellowships in radiology through structured training
  • to serve professional development by continuing radiological education
  • to extend and coordinate educational activities in radiology in Europe and beyond

The Owl – ESOR’s mascot

Greek: Γλαύξ
Latin: Strix, nuctea

The Greek owl symbolises the inner sight which penetrates and lightens the darkness of ignorance. The owl is sacred to the Greek goddess of learning and wisdom, Athena, and is depicted on Greek and Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and wealth.

In ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds, being the ruler of the night, seer of souls and keeper of the spirits.

The owl’s eyes see through deception, external appearances and illusion, revealing hidden truths. Beliefs hold that the owl puts an end to doubt and offers better vision and clarity of the truth of events, and all aspects of learning.