October 2016

In recognition of his significant expertise in the field of neurointervention and his great achievements in research, Professor Staffan Holmin from Stockholm, Sweden, has been invited to give the Sven-Ivar Seldinger Honorary Lecture ‘Imaging and micronavigation – time to redraw the map?’ at ECR 2016.

Staffan Holmin is the Söderberg professor of clinical neuroimaging at Karolinska Institutet. He is also a consultant in endovascular neurointervention and vice chairman of the neuroradiology department at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

Prof. Holmin leads the research group in neuroradiology at Karolinska Institutet, working on clinical and experimental projects in stroke management and endovascular technique development, and is responsible for the imaging research facilities in the planning of the new Karolinska Hospital.

After graduating with a medical degree from Karolinska Institutet in 1995, Prof. Holmin obtained his doctoral degree in 1997 and his physician certification from the same institution in 1999. In 2006 he did a post-doc and fellowship training at Bicêtre Hospital in Paris, France, under the supervision of Professor Pierre Lasjaunias.

In 2005 he passed the Swedish and European specialist neurosurgery examinations and two years later the Swedish specialist neuroradiology examination.

Prof. Holmin is the main inventor of an endovascular device for transvasal passage (Extroducer), a project he developed together with Karolinska Institutet Innovations AB between 2008 and 2014. The project resulted in granted patents in USA, Japan and Europe.

He has been responsible for human and animal imaging facilities in the research building of the New Karolinska Hospital since March 2013. He is the Karolinska Institutet’s representative for neuroradiology in the preparation for the New Karolinska Hospital. He is the principal investigator and co-principal investigator for a number of different national and international research projects, and is currently developing additional new applications for endovascular techniques.

At ECR 2016, Prof. Holmin will present the Sven-Ivar Seldinger Honorary Lecture, titled ‘Imaging and micronavigation – time to redraw the map?’