In his laudatio, Prof. Francis Joffre explained the significant work perfomed by Prof. Chiesa throughout his distinguished career, not only within Italy but all across Europe. Furthermore he drew attention to Prof. Chiesa's devotion to the crucial importance of good management practices in ensuring the future of radiology.
Prof. Bruno Silberman then gave an account of the professional achievements of Prof. Iain McCall. In his role as the the Vice-President of the European Society of (ESR), he continues to unify and promote the cohesiveness of the profession of radiology. He also pointed out McCall's dedication to the importance of good management practices, demonstrated by his role as Editor-in-Chief of IMAGING Management.
Prof. McCall thanked the SFR for this honour and pointed out his own personal close ties to France, having spent time there during his early career.
Finally, welcoming its third new Honorary Member, Prof. Norbert Vasile praised Prof. Elias Zerhouni as an international leader of his profession. Having studied in Algeria, his exemplary career path brought him to leading medical institutions such as Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
Three medals of honour were awarded to Prof. Denis Aucant, Prof. Patrick Garance and Prof. Jacqueline Vignaud.