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Application for 2020 November 15, 2019 - February 15, 2020

How to apply

To apply for the programme, applicants must send an e-mail to the ESOR Office and provide the following documents (as PDF files:

  • Letter of motivation including previous
    experience in the field
  • ESOR Curriculum Vitae Template* (DOC) 
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (by the
    head of department of the current
  • Certificate of recent board certification from the relevant authority
  • Language certificate
  • List of five most important/relevant
    publications in international peer reviewed journals
  • List of references to be contacted if necessary
  • ESR membership proof
  • Copy of passport 

*Each candidate is required to submit the provided ESOR CV. Any application with another CV will not be considered.

Please note that only complete applications can be considered. To ensure equal opportunities candidates should apply only to institutions outside of their country of residence/work.

The candidate will be asked to provide additional documents to the training centre for administrative purposes. The fellow is further asked to take care of his/her working permit and insurance. Please note that he/she is responsible for his/her visa. The training centre will help the fellow with all organisational details.

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Evaluation Committee

J.-P. Pruvo
X. Leclerc

Clinical/Research Fellowship in Neuro-inflammatory Disorders

Hospital Roger Salengro, Lille/France

The department of neuroradiology at the University Hospital Roger Salengro (Lille, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lille) in France (head: Prof. Jean-Pierre Pruvo, MD, PhD) performs all fields of diagnosis and interventional neuroimaging associated to clinical research. Clinical imaging comprises the whole spectrum of diagnostic imaging in adult and children using MRI (1.5T, 3T), CT, ultrasonography (using contrast-enhanced techniques). A comprehensive technical platform for interventional neuroradiology is available. A strong collaboration between all departments of neurology (outpatient clinic – especially neuro-inflammatory disorders -, intensive care unit for stroke, neuropaediatrics, neuroendocrinology, etc.) and neurosurgery (intensive care unit, outpatient clinic, neuro-oncology, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations, etc.) allows optimal management of the adult and children and fruitful research. The intensive relations with two research labs (U1171 “cognitive troubles and neurodegenerative diseases” and U995 “Inflammation”) favour transnosographic research. In addition, within CI2C lab (, the department of neuroradiology develop strong lines of research in human connectome and development of diagnosis and prognosis imaging biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases (vascular dementia, parkinson syndromes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer disease). Within the interventional neuroradiology department, 400 aneurysms, 300 thrombectomy and 100 arterio-venous malformation/fistula are performed each year with many and various endovascular technics. 

Number of available places

During 2020/2021 one place will be available for a recently board-certified radiologist, who is a Full member or Corresponding member of ESR.


  1. This programme applies to European radiologists within the first three years after certification
  2. The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in neuro-inflammatory disorders.
  3. He/She should have excellent knowledge of neuroradiology as well as basic skills in image interpretation.
  4. He/She should also have an interest and basic skills in medical database handling and scientific presentations and publications.
  5. Knowledge of the English language (level C1) is a definite prerequisite.
  6. The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an interview via Skype.
  7. ESR membership fees for 2020 must be settled.

Please note that each candidate can only apply for one ESOR fellowship programme and one of the available topics at once. 

Duration and funding

The fellowship will start on November 1st, 2020 and will last for 12 months. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated as any postponement is not possible. The fellow will receive a grant (€23.000,-) directly from the training centre, which will be paid out on a monthly basis.

Programme structure

Based on daily learning, the trainee will familiarise him/herself with the institution’s imaging equipment and with pathologies. He/She will then learn to become qualified not only at imaging examinations but also at the diagnostic strategies and choice of the diagnostic tools. Participation in multidisciplinary meetings is also part of the activity of the fellow and will complete the learning.

The research duties are mandatory. The topic will be chosen together with the trainee and under the responsibility of one of the senior staff. The fellow should be able to select patients, organise and monitor the examinations, collect and analyse the data, under supervision, including demographics and other clinical data and write scientific articles. Collaborations with research engeneers and other physicians will be necessary. 

A detailed individual programme is determined at the beginning of the fellowship in consultation with the fellow. 


After successful completion of the one-year training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and Hospital Roger Salengro. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.