Board

Chairperson
Marc Dewey (DE)

EIBIR Scientific Director
Gabriel P. Krestin (NL)

Members at Large
Steve Halligan (UK)
Luís Curvo Semedo (PT)
Alejandro Rovira (ES)
Anne Cotten (FR)

RTF representative (co-opted)
Eoin O'Malley (IE)

ESR 2ⁿᵈ Vice-President
Adrian P. Brady (IE)

 

Chairperson of the European Imaging Biomarkers Alliance - EIBALL (ex-officio full member)
Nandita deSouza (GB)

Co-opted member: Imaging Biobanks Liaison
Aad van der Lugt (NL)

Deputy User Co-Chair of IHE-Europe (invited)
Peter Mildenberger (DE)

Society Delegates to the Committee

Armenia Kostan Galumyan Austria Richard Nolz
Belarus Natallia Sopich Belgium TBA
Bosnia & Herzegovina Marijana Karlovic-Vidakovic Bulgaria Gueorgui Hadjidekov
Croatia Krešimir Dolić Cyprus Maria Andronikou Zouvani
Czech Republic Tomáš Andrašina Denmark Michael Bachmann Nielsen
Estonia Pilvi Ilves Finland Ritva Vanninen
France Laure Fournier Georgia Mikheil Baramia
Germany Frank G. Wacker Greece Kyriakos Stringaris
Iceland Marianna Gardarsdottir Ireland Peter Beddy
Israel Eli Konen Italy Massimo Midiri
Kazakhstan Tairkhan Dautov Latvia Maija Radzina
Lithuania Jurate Dementaciviene Malta Melvin D'Anastasi
The Netherlands Anouk Van Der Hoorn Norway Karen Rosendahl
Poland Agata Majos Portugal Hugo Marques
Romania Sorin Dudea Russia Konstantin Zavadovsky
Serbia Mirjan Nadrljanski Slovakia Jana Polakova Mistinova
Slovenia Peter Popovic Spain Antonio Luna Alcala
Sweden Erik Hedström Switzerland Jean-Paul Vallée
Turkey A. Utku Senol Ukraine Nataliya Deresh
United Kingdom Luc Bidaut    

 

CIRSE Peter Reimer ESCR Marco Francone
ESER Maureen Dumba ESGAR Jaap Stoker
ESHIMT Ivo Rausch ESHNR Bert De Foer
ESMRMB Andrew Webb ESNR Sven Haller
ESOI Emanuele Neri ESPR TBA
ESSR Mario Maas ESTI Mario Silva
ESUR Laurence Rocher EUSOBI Pascal Baltzer
EuSoMII Wiro Niessen

Objectives

  • Periodic survey of the research communities’ needs
  • Development of recommendations for radiologists to engage with different fields of research and innovation
  • Provide strategic recommendations for the research field to the ESR Executive Council
  • Leverage cooperation between research disciplines
  • Provide the liaison of the ESR with the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR) and help to promote its services and activities
  • Foster networking and liaising with scientific biomedical European societies
  • Provide recommendations and guidelines for lung cancer screening jointly with the European Respiratory Society
  • Coordinate activities related to imaging biobanks and biomarkers (see EIBALL):
    • To promote the development of imaging biobanks and intelligent tools for the analysis and processing of imaging biomarkers
    • To promote the standardisation, validation and benchmarking of the imaging data included in those biobanks
    • To stimulate the linking and integration of existing (national and regional) image data repositories related to populations, screening /early detection and disease
    • To stimulate the link between imaging biobanks and traditional biobanks through the development of standards and liaison with BBMRI-ERIC (Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure)
    • To explore the economical, ethical/legal issues for the management of imaging biobanks
  • Coordinate activities aimed to foster research education:

European Imaging Biomarkers Alliance - EIBALL

Subcommittee

European Imaging Biomarkers Alliance - EIBALL

Chairperson
Nandita deSouza (UK)

Research Committee Chairperson
Marc Dewey (DE)

Ex-Officio Members
Elmar Kotter (eHealth and Informatics Subcommittee Chair)
Edwin Oei (ESMRMB)
Olivier Clément (ESHIMT)
Dan Sullivan (QIBATM)
Anders Persson (EIBIR)

Co-opted members with specific expertise
Laure Fournier

Members at Large
Aad van der Lugt (NL)
Nathalie Lassau (FR)
Christian Loewe (AT)
Maria Franca (PT)
Anna Caroli (IT)
James O'Connor (UK)
Marius Mayerhöfer (AT)
Rashindra Manniesing (NL)
Angel Alberich-Bayarri (SP)
Ronald Boellaard (NL)
Lena Costaridou (GR)
Karen Rosendahl (NO)

The activities of the former ESR Subcommittee on Imaging Biomarkers, ESR Working Group on Personalised Medicine and ESR-EORTC Working Group were merged into EIBALL.

  • Coordinate all ESR activities concerning imaging biomarkers
  • Prepare an inventory of all activities and projects in the field of imaging biomarkers where the ESR is involved
  • Serve as a tool box that provides information about current projects, centres involved in clinical trials and educational activities
  • Define possible imaging biomarkers in different human body regions; oncologic as well as non-oncologic
  • Establish a functional biomarker profile that is current and relevant through the development of an online inventory of biomarkers
  • Enable and encourage the clinical use of biomarkers by setting standards for data acquisition and image processing
  • Closely collaborate with EIBIR to maintain an updated list of European centres of excellence (core institutions) for the implementation and clinical validation of imaging biomarkers
  • Closely collaborate with the EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) and its Imaging Group with regard to the inclusion of radiologists in multicentre trials and the development of a biomarker inventory
  • Closely collaborate with QIBA (technical validation synergies) to avoid duplication of development and EORTC (biological validation) to coordinate strategies, find complementarity, and benefit from synergies

EIBALL Mission Statement