Asian - Oceanian Society of Neuroradiology and Head & Neck Radiology
There has been a growing need for the foundation of a society in the Asian and Oceanian countries to promote neuroradiology and head and neck radiology. This has been accelerated by the organization of the World Federation of the Neuroradiological Societies. At the time of the International Congress of Radiology in Singapore in January 1994, the representatives of the countries and regions of the Asia and Oceania met for the first organizational meeting of Asian and Oceanian Society of Neuroradiology and Head & Neck Radiology(AOSNHNR) and discussed the organization of the Society and its constitution. Prof. M Takahashi was named as the president-elect and asked to organize the first scientific meeting at the time of the XV Symposium Neuroradiologicum in Kumamoto in 1994. The constitution of the Society was carefully discussed by the representatives and finally adopted through mail ballots.
The final organizational meeting was held at the Hotel New Otani, Kumamoto, on September 25, 1994. More than 30 representatives of countries and regions of the Asia and Oceania participated and founded the society. The office of the Society will be located at the Department of Radiology, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan. Officers and council members were selected as follows: president, Mutsumasa Takahashi(Japan); vice president, Tsuen Chang(Republic of China); treasurer, Michael Mu-Huo Teng(Republic of China); and secretary, Mutsumasa Takahashi(Japan).
In the future, meetings will be held every 3 or 4 years in various cities of Asian and Oceanian countries. It was also decided that the Society should join the World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies as well as the International Congress of Head & Neck Radiology, which has met every 3 years under the sponsorship of American as well as European Societies of Head and Neck Radiology.
Mutsumasa Takahashi, MD.
Ist President of AOSNHNR
Professor & Chairman , Department of Radiology
Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Japan