October 2016

In recognition of his service to the discipline, French neuroradiologist Professor Claude Manelfe from Toulouse, France, will receive the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2016.

Claude Manelfe is professor emeritus at Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France. He was professor and chairman of diagnostic radiology at Paul Sabatier University for thirty years, and head of the diagnostic and therapeutic neuroradiology department at Purpan University Hospital in Toulouse.

In 1969, Prof. Manelfe received his medical degree from Toulouse University, where he subsequently completed fellowships in neurology and radiology, and a specialisation in neuropsychiatry.

His main interests were interventional neuroradiology and endovascular occlusions at the beginning of the 1970s, and MRI and imaging of the spine and spinal cord later.

Prof. Manelfe is a founding member, former president and secretary general of the French Society of Neuroradiology, as well as a former president of the European Society of Neuroradiology (1998 to 2000). He also served as Secretary General and President of the International Society of Radiology from 2002 to 2008.

He was a visiting professor at the University of California, San Francisco in 1981–1982, and at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in 1982.

He has published more than 235 publications in neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology. Seventy of his articles have been devoted to MR, mainly to the field of neuroimaging. He also served as Editor in Chief of Neuroradiology from 1993 to 2004.

He retired from his activities eight years ago but is still working part time in a general hospital.

Prof. Manelfe has been awarded many distinctions over his long career, including the Gold Medal of Toulouse Faculty of Medicine and the scientific prize of the European Society of Neuroradiology for his medical thesis on vascular supply of the human spinal dura mater. He was also laureate of the Medical Research Foundation for his work on therapeutic endovascular occlusions. His achievements have been recognised with various honours, including the Schinz medal of the Swiss Society of Radiology, fellowship of the American College of Radiology, and honorary membership of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Radiological Society of North America, and the European Society of Neuroradiology.

At ECR 2016, he will receive the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology.