April 2021

Professor Hedvig Hricak from New York, United States, will present the Plenary Lecture titled ‘A global perspective on oncologic imaging: why should we care?’ at ECR 2021.

Professor Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, Drhcm is Chair of the Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering, a member of the Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, and Professor of the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

The hallmark of her research career has been the development, validation, and dissemination of new diagnostic imaging techniques, particularly for oncology. She is actively engaged in the dissemination of evidence-based uses of cancer imaging and in promoting national and international education in oncologic imaging.

To support these aims and represent her specialty of radiology, Professor Hricak has served or is currently serving  on a number of national and international advisory boards and councils, including the National Institutes of Health Board of Scientific Counselors, the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute, the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences, the External Advisory Board, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins, the International Advisory Board, University of Vienna, Austria, and the Scientific Committee, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany, among others. She is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine).

Hedvig Hricak

For her research accomplishments and her efforts to promote national and international education and collaboration in oncologic imaging, Professor Hricak has won numerous awards, including the David Rall Medal for Distinguished Leadership, National Academy of Medicine, five gold medals including a gold medal from the European Society of Radiology, Radiological Society of North American, Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology, and other prominent societies, and honorary memberships or fellowships in 22 international radiological societies.

Professor Hricak is a “foreign” member of both the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and she holds honorary doctorates from the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, and the University of Toulouse III, Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.