EBNR / European Diplomas / European Diploma in Interventional Neuroradiology / 2. Eligibility Criteria and Terms & Conditions
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The EBNR must ensure that a candidate fulfills all requirements before participating in the final examination. The decision of the EBNR to accept a candidate for the examination is based on a completed online registration, documentation, and records. Those who take the examination agree that they are bound by the EBNR’s rulings regarding credentials and examination scores.

The requirements to be eligible to sit for the final examination for the EDiINR are the following:

- The candidate must be a certified radiologist, neuroradiologist, neurologist, or neurosurgeon (see note 1)

- The candidate must hold either the European Diploma in Neuroradiology (EDiNR) or have successfully completed the vascular module of the level II European Course in Neuroradiology (ECNR) and should have completed diagnostic neuroradiology training for a minimum of 12 months (see note 2)

- The candidate must be a full or associate member of the ESNR (see note 3)

- Radiologists must be ESR members. (see note 4)

- The candidate must have successfully attended and passed a complete cycle of the European Course in Interventional Neuroradiology (ECINR) (see note 5)

- The candidate must exhibit proof of training at an institution with a recognized neurointerventional training program and/or is actively practicing neurointervention and present a log-book (see note 6)

- The candidate must have participated in at least two episodes of International Live Case Discussion Meetings, such as the World Live Neurovascular Conference (WLNC), the Live Interventional and Neurovascular Course (LINNC), or the Advanced Live Interventional Course of Essen (ALICE) (see note 7)

- Completion of online registration

- Payment of examination fee

Additional notes:

1. The candidate must be a certified radiologist, neuroradiologist (Portugal), neurologist, or neurosurgeon. In other words, he/she must have completed their radiology/neuroradiology/neurology/neurosurgery training according to her/his local national regulations. Proof of completion of specialist training by the national certifying body must be submitted with the application. Certifications must be officially translated into English.

1.1. A candidate who has completed her or his training in a non-European country is welcome to sit for the examination when this training or experience is deemed adequate by the EBNR.

2. The candidate must either:
a) hold the EDiNR, or
b) have successfully completed the vascular module of the level II European Course in Neuroradiology (ECNR) AND provide proof of completion of the diagnostic neuroradiology training for a minimum of 12 months, as attested to by the Chief of the Radiology department.

3. Individual full or associate membership to the ESNR is a prerequisite for application. Junior or institutional membership is not accepted.

4. Candidates that are Radiologists must be ESR Individual Members. ESNR Full Members that have agreed to allow ESNR to share their information with third parties are automatically ESR Individual Members.

5. The candidate must have attended a complete cycle of the European Course in Interventional Neuroradiology (ECINR), presently consisting of three modules, and must have passed the written examination administered at the end of each module. There must not be an interval longer than five years between attendance at the ECINR and the final diploma examination.

6. The candidate must have undergone training in neurointervention to be eligible for the EDiINR. Participation in a neurointerventional training program as attested to by a document, or actively practising neurointervention, as documented by their institution, for a period of 24 months or more, is required. All certifications must be in English, or officially translated into English.

7. The candidate must have participated in at least two episodes of International Live Case Discussion Meetings from 2019 and onward ((World Live Neurovascular Conference (WLNC), Live Interventional and Neurovascular Course (LINNC) or Advanced Live Interventional Course of Essen (ALICE))

8. The candidate must have sufficient ability in the English language to communicate with foreign colleagues, to study international literature, and to master the examination.