After 20 years, we can say with confidence that we are only now beginning to hit our stride – the precocious child that was our specialty has become a mature and tested young adult – and we are ready, more than ever before, to confront the next 20 years and the increasingly challenging role we have created for ourselves of providing the very best care for all our patients.
LINNC Paris is so much more than a single event, as important as that might be. LINNC Paris, after 20 years of judicious development is inscribed as the benchmark, the symbol and repository of the history – and future – of our specialty, interventional neuroradiology.
LINNC, with its unwavering dedication to quality and scientific and intellectual honesty has become the international reference in our field. LINNC represents more than any individual effort, but captures our common goal and commitment to advancing the care of our patients – and it is little wonder, characterized by this spirit of openness and collaboration, that the LINNC meetings and online community have become indispensable for us and our colleagues worldwide.
And yes, importantly, we know we are not alone in this endeavor. We know we can count on you: as physicians through the critical questions you pose, through your willingness to share clinical experience, through your openness to intriguing ideas and innovations. We know you are there with us. For our industry partners, we know we can depend on your careful attention to our unmet needs, your ability to enter into fruitful and ethical discussions with us as we seek solutions together – we know you are there to help us.
Innovations, were omnipresent. Enhanced artificial intelligence to guide our clinical choices, new iterations of devices or improved imaging, all were presented and experienced during these three days in Paris. The vast new world of 3D modelling and printing was exhilarating with the promise, already in many ways seen during this meeting as a reality, of becoming a useful part of planning our strategies in a very “real-world” setting or as a “hands-on” tool for continuing medical. Our live cases – always undertaken with the strictest respect for the patient’s dignity and safety – were thought provoking and, judging from the lively discussions that followed, were of great interest to all. The special symposiums and the unique social moments were all the perfect mix of learning and professional networking….and all will remain alive and consultable here at LINNC online.
The success of LINNC Paris inspires us to continue with the same high quality in the future, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event, LINNC Singapore Asia Seminar, November 17-18, 2017.
Whether it is here at LINNC online, in Singapore for LINNC Asia, at LINNC USA seminar in New York in March of 2018 or next June in Paris for the 21st LINNC Paris, LINNC will always remain committed to being the vital “link” for all our community.
Every one of you made the 20th anniversary meeting of LINNC Paris 2017 one of our most memorable and we thank you all for your participation, for your presence and for your commitment to the advancement of interventional neuroradiology and neurosurgery.
Jacques Moret and Laurent Spelle
LINNC Course Directors
Professors of Interventional Neuroradiology
NEURI, the Brain Vascular Center
Bicêtre University Hospital