March 2017

In recognition of her contribution to paediatric imaging and her involvement in the advancement of the field, especially in Latin America, Professor Gloria Soto Giordani from Santiago, Chile, will be awarded ESR Honorary Membership at ECR 2017.

Prof. Gloria Soto Giordani is a paediatric radiologist at the German Hospital in Santiago, having previously headed the department of radiology of Roberto del Río Children’s Hospital in the same city.

She graduated with the best graduate award from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. After completing her residency in radiology at Roberto del Río Children’s Hospital, she did a one-year fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Back in Chile, Prof. Soto played an active role in the implementation of paediatric ultrasound in her country. Her main fields of interest are whole-body imaging, paediatric ultrasound and foetal MRI.

She took on the role of president of the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI) in 2016, and she has also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, filling in as an invited speaker during the 68th World Health Assembly side event ‘Imaging for Saving Kids – the Inside Story about Patient Safety in Paediatric Radiology’.

Prof. Soto has also served as president of the Chilean Society of Radiology, the Latin American Society of Paediatric Radiology and the Inter American College of Radiology, where she is currently Director of Education. She sits on the executive committee of LatinSafe, an initiative to promote imaging safety in the region.

Prof. Soto has lectured in most Latin American countries, and at the ECR, RSNA and international paediatric radiology meetings. She has published numerous papers and authored or co-authored six books.

At ECR 2017, Gloria Soto Giordani will be awarded Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology.