December 2017


In recognition of her major contributions to radiology and nuclear medicine, especially in the field of hybrid imaging, Professor Katrine Riklund from Umeå, Sweden, will present the Marie Curie Honorary Lecture at ECR 2018.

Katrine Riklund is a full professor, consultant in diagnostic radiology and pro-vice-chancellor of Umeå University. Prior to her current positions, she headed both the Clinical Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Umeå University Hospital and served as deputy dean of the medical faculty between 2008 and 2011.
She graduated from Umeå University in 1988, and licensed in radiology and nuclear medicine in 1994 and 1997, respectively. She defended her PhD thesis about radioimmunoscintigraphy and radioimmunotherapy in 1992.
Prof. Riklund started her work in translational research in immunology and nuclear medicine by developing and evaluating monoclonal antibodies in the diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological cancers. She soon became interested in hybrid imaging, particularly to carry out research in cognition, neurodegeneration and movement disorders. She also works in prostate and colorectal cancer imaging research.
To pursue all her interests, Prof. Riklund has been using SPECT/CT, PET/CT and PET/MR extensively, with a special focus on dopamine in pre- and postsynaptic neuronal activity imaging.
She has served in many leadership roles for the European Society of Radiology (ESR) since 2009. She was chair of the Finance Committee, member of the Education Committee and the European Training Assessment Programme (ETAP), and sat on the ESR Board. She was the first chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors and Executive Council, and is immediate past-president of the society. She is also the founding president of the European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging.
Prof. Riklund has made many contributions to the society’s annual meeting, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), notably by serving as its president in 2016 and as a member of the Congress Committee before that.
At home, she is past president of the Swedish Society of Radiology and the Swedish Society of Nuclear Medicine. She is also chairperson of the Centre for Medical Image Science and Visualisation at Linköping University, and the Centre for Functional Brain Imaging and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University, Sweden.
At ECR 2018, Katrine Riklund will present the Marie Curie Honorary Lecture, titled ‘Hybrid imaging: the story so far and what to expect next’.


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