December 2017

In recognition of his major scientific achievements, especially in the field of gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology, and his continued contributions to the development of the ECR’s scientific programme, Professor Filipe Caseiro Alves from Coimbra, Portugal, will be presented with the ESR Gold Medal at ECR 2018.

Filipe Caseiro Alves is head of the Imaging Department at Coimbra University Hospital and full professor of radiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal.
He is also chairman of the commission for curricular undergraduate reform and coordinator of the medical undergraduate course at Coimbra University.
Prof. Caseiro Alves received his medical degree from the University of Coimbra in 1982 and his radiology board certification in 1990. A year later, he obtained his European certificate of clinical sonography and in 1998 completed his PhD in internal medicine and radiology.
He has been involved with the European Society of Radiology for many years, especially for the organisation of its annual meeting, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR). He was successively chairman of the subspecialty committee for gastrointestinal radiology in 2005, member of the Congress Committee and chairman for scientific papers in 2013 and chairman of the postgraduate educational programme within the ECR 2014 Programme Planning Committee.
Prof. Caseiro Alves has also served in many leadership roles within the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR), notably as president in 2012–2013, president of the ESGAR annual meeting and postgraduate course in 2007, and member of the ESGAR Executive Committee between 2004 and 2013. In 2016 he was awarded the society’s Gold Medal in recognition of his contribution to the development of the society and gastro-abdominal radiology in Europe.
At the national level, he currently serves as president of the Portuguese Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (Sociedade Portuguesa de Radiologia e Medicina Nuclear – SPRMN) and is a full member of the Portuguese National Academy of Medicine.
At ECR 2018, Professor Filipe Caseiro Alves will be presented with the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology.