ABC WIN Seminar

Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

The 2023 session of the ABC WIN meeting has again been a great success and has allowed around 500 participants coming from all over the world to meet at the Centre Henri Oreiller in Val d’Isère last January. We thank all participants for their dedication, faithfulness and interest in this unique meeting. We are sure that Professor Luc Picard, founder of the WIN, and Professor Pierre Lasjaunias, founder of the ABC, would have been particularly proud and moved by the success of these recent editions that have regrouped our scientific community.

So, be ready now for the ABC WIN sessions that we prepare for January 14-19, 2024, during which we will keep the usual frame of the Val d’Isère meeting:

Sunday January 14, 2023: ABC session dedicated to an extensive study of "the tentorium cerebelli" from both anatomical and pathological aspects. Distinguished international renowned speakers will share with us their experience and will enrich our knowledge about that important anatomical structure that can be the cradle of several pathologies.

In order to pay tribute to Professor Anton Valavanis who unfortunately passed away May 30, 2023, a special session will be dedicated to him Sunday January 14, 2024 at the beginning of the afternoon session at 4PM. Anton Valavanis has been an outstanding and faithful contributor to the ABC with unforgettable lectures that have fascinated us by their didactism and innovative aspects.

During this tribute, some of the most important life long coworkers of Professor Valavanis will speak about their collaboration with this pioneer of Interventional Neuroradiology and will share with us his legacy, so that we will be able to follow his paths. All details will be given to you later on the website. Please be present to this unique event to honor him.

From Monday January 15 to Friday January 19, 2024: usual WIN sessions dedicated to the free discussions of abstracts that have been submitted.

You are also cordially invited to the friendly dinner that will be held Tuesday January 16, 2023. More information will be shared with you later on.

Do not hesitate to consult regularly our website. You will find all details concerning the registrations, hotels, and abstracts. Please consider to send the abstracts of the topics you would like to present far in advance as noted on the website: this allows us to prepare properly the various sessions of the WIN and respect the free discussions that we all expect to arise.

We sincerely hope that you will look forward to come back to Val d’Isère in 2024 and participating to more thrilling sessions!

Stay safe in the meantime!


Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends

We have the deep sadness to announce you that Professor Luc Picard, founder of the WIN meeting in Val d'Isère, has passed away Monday April 12, 2021.

It is a huge loss for our community and for interventional neuroradiology. Without him, his ongoing dedication, involvement and enthusiasm about the future of our speciality, the ABCWIN meeting would not have reached the level it has achieved and would not be what it is: an assembly where science, friendship, humanism and ethical concerns have met every January for nearly 40 years. All qualities that Luc Picard infused in his daily practice and behaviour.
Interventional Neuroradiology has lost one of his fathers. His legacy will never be forgotten.

Serge Bracard
Georges Rodesch