Dear colleagues and friends at SILAN,
It is a pleasure and an honour to have the opportunity to introduce the 31st Congress of the Latin American Society of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (SILAN), which will be held in the Portuguese city of Porto from 24 to 27 September 2019.
The city of Porto was chosen in 2017 for the third time as “European Best Destination.” It is the second biggest city in Portugal, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and located on the banks of the mouth of the River Douro. It is known the world over for its wine, and its historical centre has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1996.
The congress will be held at the Alfândega Congress Centre, located next to the river and also named Europe’s Best Congress Centre by Business Destinations Travel Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Due to the high tourist influx and number of congresses the city has been hosting in recent years, hotels fill quickly so we recommend you book accommodation in advance.
The scientific committee is preparing a scientific programme that will undoubtedly be to your satisfaction. It shall include parallel sessions on diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology and will have the support of illustrious keynote speakers from the Iberian Peninsula, Latin American countries and the United States. In addition, there will be oral communication presentations and electronic poster sessions.
We understand that taking time to socialise is equally important to strengthen personal ties between colleagues from different countries and foster the exchange of experiences; hence, we are striving to develop a programme of activities that will enable such interaction, as well as showcasing our beautiful, ancient city.
I am looking forward to seeing you all in September in Porto!
(President of the Congress)