IN MEMORIAM, Prof. Daniel Vanel.

Dear ESVONC Members and Participants to our 2021 Virtual Congress,

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Prof. Daniel Vanel yesterday after a long fight against cancer.

Prof. Vanel honoured us with his presence at our last Congress where he co-presented with Dr. Maia Vanel, his daughter, a fantastic presentation on "Osteosarcoma. From Imaging to Therapy, and from Therapy to Imaging. Is it different between humans and dogs?".

I had the privilege of meeting Prof. Vanel a few years ago at one of his inspiring lectures and our committee could not resist the opportunity to invite him for our Congress, initially scheduled for 2020, an invitation he accepted immediately. Prof. Vanel was a World renowned and enthusiastic radiologist and his relationship to our veterinary profession, via his daughter Maia, a veterinary radiologist, made him passionate about our field and comparative radiology too.

Maia kindly shared with me yesterday that Prof. Vanel’s commitment to participating in our Congress helped him immensely through the course of his disease until his last days. His courage, generosity and sense of duty made him able to be with us all, a few days ago, to share his knowledge, to answer questions, to interact with the other speakers and to continue to inspire us during the question and answer session. 

On behalf of the Executive Committee and all of us, friends of ESVONC, may our thoughts and prayers be with Prof. Vanel’s family and particularly his wife Catherine and his children.

Prof. Daniel Vanel, Radiologist:

  • Former chairman of Radiology - Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif, France.
  • Former chief of research and teaching imaging of musculoskeletal tumours - Rizzoli Institute, Bologna, Italy.
  • Past-President of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Past-President of the International Cancer Imaging Society
  • Gold medallist of the International Skeletal Society.

EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology
President of the European Society of Veterinary Oncology (ESVONC)