ABC WIN Seminar

Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

The 2022 session of the WIN meeting, associated this year exceptionally to the 5th World AVM congress has been a great success and has gathered more than 500 participants last April at the Centre Henri Oreiller in Val d’Isère. The meeting was exceptional because we all met at a moment of the year that was rather unusual for all of us (April instead of January), and also because of this specific association of two important congresses: Alex Berenstein’s proposal to join the AVM congress initially supposed to be held in New York at the same time of the year to the WIN meeting, has contributed to ignite the sad post Covid period and to regroup our scientific community.

You have thus proven your attachment and interest to the unique Val d’Isère spirit of the WIN, blown by late Professor Luc Picard now more than 40 years ago: we thank you very warmly for your faithfulness . Your presence and support has also been the proof that there is still a real need for presential meetings with live discussions that cannot be replaced properly by virtual manifestations.

So, be ready now for the ABC WIN sessions that we prepare for January 15-20, 2023, during which we will return to the usual frame of the Val d’Isère meeting:

Sunday January 15, 2023: ABC session dedicated to an extensive study of “the limbic system” from both anatomical and pathological aspects. Distinguished international renowned speakers will share with us their experience and will enrich our knowledge about that important part of the brain.

From Monday January 16 to Friday January 20 , 2023: 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 17, 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 2023 and participate 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