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Luigi Manfrè is Director of the Mini-Invasive Spinal Interventional Operations Unit of the Oncological Institute of the Mediterranean-IOM.

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Curriculum Vitae

Luigi Manfrè is Chairperson for Spine of the European Society of Neuroradiology, as Executive Committee of the European Society of Neuroradiology, with specific delegation for the spine (2017) and Member of the Interventional Spine Committee of the American Society of Neuroradiology (2019).

He was born in Catania, in 1965, on March the 31st. He attended the Classic High School diploma during the 1983 at the "M. Cutelli" Lyceum, in Catania, graded with the highest score. He got Medical  Degree  in 1989 and Specialization  in Diagnostic  and Interventional  Radiology in 1993, working   as   a   Researcher   from   1993   to   2001   at   Palermo   University,   and   as   an   Interventional Neuroradiologist from 2001 at "Cannizzaro Hpt", in Catania, Italy. From the 2011 to 2016 directed the Haed of Minimal Invasive Spine Therapy Unit, at the "Cannizzaro Hpt" , Catania, Italy.  He is professor in charge at the Institute of Radiology of the University of Palermo. He is the Director of the Minimal Invasive Spine Therapy department at the Instituto of Oncology in Mediterranean (IOM).

His main interest is in percutaneous minimal invasive spine surgery using X-ray & CT-guided techniques, a field in which he personally perfomed more than 5000 procedures from 1999, mainly in local anesthesia only, including 3rd generation interspinous spacers, all augmentation procedures for the spine  (Vertebro/Kypho/Vesselplasty/Vertebral   stent),   posterior   interspinous   spacers,   posterior interbody   fusion, radioablation, percutaneous discectomy   and   coblation, pain  radicular block, transarticolar and intraarticular fixation, sacroiliac joint fusion, radio- and cryoablation of vertebral tumors.

- He was   one   of   the   Founding   Member   of   the   European   Vertebroplasty   Research   Team (EVEREST) in 2004.

- He has   teached   Neuroradiology   to   medical   students   at   the   Medicine   Faculty   of   Palermo, Dentistry Faculty of Palermo University, Radiology, and Neuroradiology at the Medicine Faculty of Catania University.

- He teaches from June 2015 as Invited Professor at the Radiology Institute of the University of Palermo.

- He has been a Boarding Member of the Haed & Neck section of Italian Society of Radiology (2000-2004).

- He has been a Boarding  Member of the Italian Association of Neuroradiology (2004- 2006).

- He won 16 international and national prizes.

- He won for three times the best paper of the year prize at the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) in 2007 and 2009, 2012.

- He has been invited  speakers in 238 international  and national congresses, attending 320 national and international congresses and courses.

In particular, he was invited for a lecture at the following international meetings:

- American Society of Spinal Radiology Meeting- ASSR (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

- American Society of Neuroradiology - ASNR (2004, 2007, 2018)

- World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology- WFITN (2004, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)

- Joint Society of American & European Spine Radiology ASSR-ESNR (2009, 2011)

- European Course of Neuroradiology (1998, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017,  2018).

- Advanced Course of HQ European Course in Spine Intervention (2009, 2011, 2017).

- Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les biomaterriaux osteo-articulaires injectable GRIBOI (2010, 2013, 2017).

- American Society of Spinal Radiology (ASSR) end European Society of Neuroradiolog (ESNR)  joint neeting (2013)

- World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies (WFNRS) (2014).

- Advanced Course of HQ in Spine Neuroradiology, diagnostic and interventional (2016, 2017, 2018).

- Congress of the European Society of Neuroradiology – ESNR (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).

- 31 st Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society-NASS (2016)

- 2 nd Qatar Neuroscience Conference (2018)

- XIV Congresso Nacional Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurorradiologia (2018)

- European Congress of Radiology ECR (2019)

- 46° Congres Annuel de la Societè Francaise de Neuroradiologie SFNR  (2019)

- European Course in Neuroradiology: Tumors. 15th Cicle, Module 2 (2019).

- Society of Neurointerventional Surgery SNIS (2019).

He is the Editor of the book series “New procedures in spinal interventional neuroradiology” (Springer 2015,2016,2017). He was one of the Authors of "Spine Imaging" (Educational Symposia, USA) in 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014 as well as "Spine Radiology" (Springer, 2007), "Minimally Invasive Therapy of Spine and Nerves" (Springer 2011), Interventional Neuroradiology of the Spine (Springer 2013), Imaging Spine after treatment (Springer 2013).

He published 229 papers, 52 cited on Medline ® and was one of the Author of the CD-ROM titled “Imaging of the upper cranial nerves”, sponsored by the European Society of Neuroradiology, Lasion Ed, Vol.I e II, Brugge, Belgium 1999, winning the “Magna Cum Laude” prize at the annual ASNR meeting in Atlanta, April 2000.

He organized the following meetings as Director: "Course on Neuroradiology" (Palermo, November 8-10 1994), "Seminars on Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology" (Palermo, May 26-28 1997), "Advanced MRI" Caltanissetta, June 19-20 1998), "1st Italian Course on Spinal Interventional Neuroradiology" (Catania, 21-22 June 2002), "Italian Course of the Haed & Neck Radiological Society" (Catania 12-13 December 2003), "Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery "(Palermo, June 23-24, 2017).


He has been invited as a speaker to give masterful lectures on Spinal interventional techniques (Instability, Vertebroplasty, Sacroplasty, Bone Remodeling, Percutaneous Osteoinduction) at the Congress of the American Society of Spinal Radiology ASSR (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), of the American Society of Neuroradiology ASNR (2004, 2007, 2018), of the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology WFITN (2004, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2019 ), of the Joint Society of American & European Spine Radiology ASSR-ESNR (2009, 2011, 2013), Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les biomaterriaux osteo-articulaires injectable GRIBOI (2010, 2013, 2017), of the World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies (WFNRS ) (2014), of the North American Spine Society (NASS) (2016). He has been invited as Moderator and Chairman to the Congress of the American Society of Spinal Radiology ASSR (2005, 2017), and Speaker at the European Course of Neuroradiology (1998, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2018), European Interventional Course Spinal (2009, 2011, 2016, 2017). He is a member of the teaching body of the European Society of Neuroradiology and was speaker at the VII, VIII and IX Advanced Course of HQ in Spinal Neuroradiology, at the 39th European Congress of Neuroradiology (2016), 8th Advanced Course of HQ in Spinal Neuroradiology, 40 European Congress of Neuroradiology (2017) and 2nd Qatar Neuroscience Conference (2018), European Course of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, 14th cycle, 4th module, Antwerp 6-10 May 2018, 41st Annual Congress of the European Society of Neuroradiology (2018), XIV Congresso Nacional Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurorradiologia (2018), European Congress of Radiology ECR (2019), 46 ° Congres Annuel de la Societè Francaise de Neuroradiologie (2019), European Course in Neuroradiology: Tumors. 15th Cicle, Module 2 (2019), European Congress of Neuroradiology (2019). • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (2019).

He participated in the foundation of the European Vertebroplasty Research Society called European Vertebroplasty Research Team (EVEREST), held in Turin in 2004.

He has participated as Invited Speaker at 238 International and National Courses and Congresses. He has taken part in the congress work of 320 International and National Courses and Congresses and courses.

In particular, he was invited for a lecture at the following international meetings:

  • American Society of Spinal Radiology Meeting- ASSR (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • American Society of Neuroradiology- ASNR (2004, 2007, 2018)
  • World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology- WFITN (2004, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  • Joint Society of American & European Spine Radiology ASSR-ESNR (2009, 2011)
  • European Course of Neuroradiology (1998, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017,  2018).
  • Advanced Course of HQ European Course in Spine Intervention (2009, 2011, 2017).
  • Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les biomaterriaux osteo-articulaires injectable GRIBOI (2010, 2013, 2017).
  • American Society of Spinal Radiology (ASSR) end European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR)  joint neeting (2013)
  • World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies (WFNRS) (2014).
  • Advanced Course of HQ in Spine Neuroradiology, diagnostic and interventional (2016 2017, 2018).
  • Congress of the European Society of Neuroradiology – ESNR (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
  • 31 st Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society-NASS (2016)
  • 2 nd Qatar Neuroscience Conference (2018)
  • XIV Congresso Nacional Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurorradiologia (2018)
  • European Congress of Radiology ECR (2019)
  • 46° Congres Annuel de la Societè Francaise de Neuroradiologie SFNR  (2019)
  • European Course in Neuroradiology: Tumors. 15th Cicle, Module 2 (2019).
  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery SNIS (2019).

He is the Editor of the book series “New procedures in spinal interventional neuroradiology” (Springer 2015,2016,2017). He was one of the Authors of "Spine Imaging" (Educational Symposia, USA) in 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014 as well as "Spine Radiology" (Springer, 2007), "Minimally Invasive Therapy of Spine and Nerves" (Springer 2011), Interventional Neuroradiology of the Spine (Springer 2013), Imaging Spine after treatment (Springer 2013).

He published 229 papers, 52 cited on Medline ® and was one of the Author of the CD-ROM titled “Imaging of the upper cranial nerves”, sponsored by the European Society of Neuroradiology, Lasion Ed, Vol.I e II, Brugge, Belgium 1999, winning the “Magna Cum Laude” prize at the annual ASNR meeting in Atlanta, April 2000.

He organized the following scientific meetings: "Course on Neuroradiology" (Palermo, November 8-10 1994), “ Seminars on Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology ”(Palermo, May 26-28 1997),“ Advanced   MRI ”(Caltanissetta,   June   19-20   1998),  “1st     Italian   Course   on   Spinal   Interventional Neuroradiology” (Catania,   21-22   June   2002),  " Italian  Course   of   the  Haed   &   Neck   Radiological Society"(Catania 12-13 December 2003), “Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery” (Palermo, june 23-24, 2017).

He organized as Director the multidisciplinary international congress “Sicily Spine 2015”, Catania 29-31 october 2015.

He organized as Director the “8 th Advanced Course of HQ in Spine Neuroradiology, Diagnostic and Interventional”, Italy, Catania 28 june – 1 july 2017.

He organized as Director “9th Advanced Course of HQ in Spine Neuroradiology, Diagnostic and Interventional”, Malta, 8-10 november 2018.

He organized  as Director the “ESNR Spine  Full Hands-On Course –Europe”, Malta, 25-27 october 2019.

He organized as Director the first “ESNR/ESSR European Course in Spine Radiology, 1st Cycle, 1st Module”, Rome, 22-25 January 2020.

He attended several department, as:
- Dept. Neuroradiology of Ancona General Hospital “Le Torrette”

- Dept. Neuroradiology of  Ospedale Niguarda Ca’Grande di Milano.

- Pediatric Neuroradiological Department, Sick Children Hospital di Toronto, Canada.

- Dept. Neuroradiology of  Ospedale S. Maria della Misericordia di Udine

- Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, University Hospital Strasburgo, Francia.

- Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, Pitié-Salpetriere Hopital, Parigi, Francia.

- Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Leiden, Olanda.


From  the  20th  of  June to the 16th of July  1994 he  attended  the department of Pediatric Neuroradiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, directed by Prof. Derec Harwood-Nash.

He is a Full Member of:

- European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR)

- Italian Association of Neuroradiology (AIN)

- Italian Association of Radiology (SIRM)

- European Society of Radiology (ESR)

- American Association of Spine Radiology (ASSR)

- World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN)

Last international meetings organized:

Spine Interventional Neuroradiology: the Full Hands - On Course, Malta 25-27 Ottobre 2019

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- 9th Advanced Course of HQ in Spine Neuroradiology: Diagnostic and Interventional, Malta 8-10 Novembre 2018

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9th European Advanced Spine Course– download the program
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- 8th Advanced Course of HQ in Spine Neuroradiology: Diagnostic and Interventional, Catania 28 June-1July 2017

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8th Advanced Course of HQ in Spine Neuroradiology: Diagnostic and Interventional, Catania 28 Giugno-1 luglio 2017
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