It is with great sadness to announce that Dr. Daniel Nolan, the first President of ESGAR, died on 15th June 2018, after a long illness borne with characteristic resolve and dignity. His contribution to the founding and establishment of ESGAR was unrivalled and it is fitting that the Society has now met twice in his native and beloved Ireland. He will be greatly missed.
The ESGAR Family in this terrible and sad moment is devasted. We lost a great friend and a unsurpassed master of Radiology. It is for me a great honour to outline the milestones of his exceptional career. He obtained his Medical degree in '76 at the Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his Residency in Radiology and his Fellowship in Abdominal Radiology at the Mallinkrodt Institute at Washington University. Regarding his academic and professional curriculum, he started his teaching career at the University of Pennsylvania and in Seattle. In 1990 he became Professor of Radiology in Pittsburgh and in 1992 he was appointed as Chairman of the same Department. In 2002 he moved to Chicago University where he became Chairman of the Department of Radiology. He was actively involved in leading positions in many National and International Scientific Societies. The last and most important success was the Presidency of the 2016 RSNA. The Opening Cerimony, thanks to his masterly direction, will remain in the history of the Congress. His outstanding scientific production was mainly centred on Abdominal Radiology and in particular on new developments in CT and MR applications in liver studies. He was considered a bright star among us. Many of his articles are considered as standard of reference for any Radiologist in the field. In addition to his radiological expertise, Richard was a happy family man with his lovely wife Shirley, his son Timothy and his daughter Christine. Richard was always willing to enjoy life and conviviality, radiating exceptional human values. For many years we have welcomed him in ESGAR events: these were occasions in which we spent enjoyable hours both during and after scientific sessions. In such a warm atmosphere, Richard was able to build a strong friendship with many of us, establishing an overseas bridge that guaranteed a strong relationship between Radiologists on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Dear Colleagues, this is a very sad moment, however our consolation is to know that Richard will always stand beside us.
On behalf of his ESGAR friends, Carlo Bartolozzi