Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the European Societies of Cardiovascular Radiology and Thoracic Imaging, it is our great pleasure
to invite you to join us in Switzerland for the very first joint meeting in the fields Cardiovascular and Thoracic

The meeting will be held in Geneva, from 24th to 26th May 2018, at the Centre International de Conférences
Genève (CICG). The conference centre will provide optimum convenience and comfort for our meeting.
The centre is ideally located just off the Place des Nations, home to the European headquarters of the
United Nations, and within easy reach of Geneva Airport and Geneva main train station. The World Health
Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are within a few minutes walk.

The scientific programme will focus on all aspects of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Imaging, with an emphasis
on lively inter-disciplinary discussion. We will review current best clinical practice and explore future
developments in our field. We will offer sessions with the WHO on radiation protection and justification of
medical imaging and a large number of joint sessions of the two Societies, with a blend of standard formats
and subjects and novel approaches, which we hope you will find stimulating and enjoyable.
The programme will encompass state-of-the-art scientific presentations; lectures on molecular imaging, CT,
MRI, interventional radiology, leadership and management, medico-legal issues, teleradiology and Big Data;
inputs from cardiologists and pulmonologists on how imaging helps plan and monitor patient treatment and
follow-up. Poster sessions and popular “hands-on” courses will take place throughout the meeting.

Geneva is a truly international city. In Geneva, you will be able to enjoy the pleasures of urban life, with
excellent museums, varied cultural events and world-class gastronomy and the quieter aspects of our
delightful countryside, beautiful lake or even a hike on a nearby mountain.

We hope that you will appreciate the more informal features of the meeting, where there will be many
opportunities for discussion outside the lecture sessions, to meet colleagues from many different horizons
and backgrounds, to exchange, compare and learn. Participation in this event will give you the possibility of
establishing new scientific collaboration and new friendships.

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva.
Nigel Howarth
ESTI 2018 Congress President

Jens Bremerich
ESCR 2018 Congress President