American Society of Neuroradiology
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American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) was established in 1962 to ensure that neuroradiologists in the United States could freely exchange ideas and act with a common voice. It publishes the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR).
At the VIth Symposium Neuroradiologicum held in Rome in 1960, Juan M Taveras (1919-2002) 2 was awarded the Presidency of the VIIth Symposium, to be held for the first time in the United States, in New York in 1964. Dr Taveras was Director of Neuroradiology at the Neurological Institute of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.
Dr Taveras was keen to found a formal learned society to bring together American neuroradiologists, and he sent invites out for a meeting over dinner at Keen's English Chop House in New York for the night of April 19th 1962. His fourteen invitees encompassed a small group of full-time practising neuroradiologists from around the US.
The foundations of the American Society of Neuroradiology were established at this dinner. Its first President was to be Juan Taveras, the unanimous choice of those in attendance that evening.