Welcome Words

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 34th Annual Meeting and Refresher Course of the European Society of Head and Radiology, taking place in Tallinn, Estonia from October 6-8, 2022. The meeting will be organized in collaboration with the Estonian Society of Radiology and the Baltic Congress of Radiology.

Our Scientific Programme will offer a wide spectrum of lectures covering the scope of head and neck radiology, including spatial anatomy, cancer imaging, the orbit, sinonasal and nasopharyngeal region, temporal bone, larynx and hypopharynx, thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands, led by distinguished speakers from our society and worldwide. As always, there will be sessions dedicated to scientific presentations where you can familiarize yourself with the latest developments in head and neck radiology.

This year we will have a special focus on dentomaxillofacial imaging with a whole day of parallel sessions dedicated to this topic. Together with the Baltic Congress of Radiology and guest speakers from the ASHNR we will have joint highlight sessions on emergency imaging and guidelines in H&N radiology. As a novelty, a special session on education in head and neck radiology, will be aimed at our junior colleagues with deeper interest in the field. Our collaboration session with the ESNR will have its focus on meningeal diseases.

It is the first time for the annual meeting of ESHNR to be held in the north-eastern part of Europe and we hope that you take the opportunity to explore its hidden treasures! Tallinn, a medieval hanseatic town and the capital of Estonia, is a perfect destination if you are looking for a combination of modern comforts in a unique, historical setting: the Old Town is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

The meeting venue, located in the North Tallinn district, is engulfed by the Baltic Sea from north and overlooked by the St. Olav’s Church in the picturesque old town from the south. From the congress venue you can stroll along the seaside to enjoy the many museums and cafes of the old Kalamaja neighborhood – an ancient fishing harbour that today is known for combining its industrial heritage with bohemian charm. In just as five minutes you can also reach the famous Old Town to discover the well-preserved limestone wonders of its rich medieval architectural legacy.

We will keep our fingers crossed to be able to host you onsite and offer you the Social Programme, including Welcome and Gala Dinners as well as sightseeing tours to nearby destinations of interest. Your presence at our conference will be much appreciated!

On behalf of the local organizers, we look forward to seeing you in Tallinn!

Riste Saat – President of the ESHNR 34th Annual Meeting and Refresher Course
Martin Reim – President of the Estonian Society of Radiology and the 8th Baltic Congress of Radiology