Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging and the Fleischner Society, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to Paris, France from May 09-11, 2018, to the joint meeting of our two societies.

The conference will take place at Maison de la Chimie (the House of Chemistry), a beautiful building from the XVIII century dedicated to chemistry but also an international congress center in the very heart of Paris. It is located within walking distance of the National Assembly and Les Invalides, and within easy reach of Charles de Gaulle Airport.

The scientific programme will focus on all aspects of Thoracic Imaging of Respiratory Disease, with lectures on state-of-the-art CT, MRI, interventional radiology together with multidisciplinary scientific presentations on the most recent advances in our specialty. Among evolving topics, lung fibrosis, lung cancer screening, response evaluation criteria and the role of artificial intelligence in thoracic imaging will be covered in detail.

Workshops on chest X-ray reading, lung nodule management and high resolution CT will take place the day before the main meeting.

Paris is one of the world’s most visited cities, with famous museums, architectural masterpieces, beautiful boulevards and parks, not to mention wonderful cafes and restaurants. Since the 17th century, it has been one of Europe’s major centers of commerce, fashion, science and art. In Paris, you will be able to visit the Louvre and its huge collections, to enjoy French Impressionist art at the Musée d’Orsay or modern and contemporary art at the Pompidou Centre.  The Eiffel tower and Notre Dame Cathedral can be reached within just 20 minutes from the conference venue.

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 backgrounds and horizons, to exchange ideas, compare notes and learn from each other. Above all, we hope that you find this joint meeting to be an enjoyable and stimulating occasion and that you can also find time to have fun in this wonderful location!

Welcome to Paris!

Marie-Pierre Revel
ESTI 2019 Congress President

Charles Powell
Fleischner 2019 Congress President