October 2016

In recognition of her tireless service to radiology and her dedication to research, Professor Cornelia M. Schaefer-Prokop has been invited to present the Josef Lissner Honorary Lecture ‘The Pulmonary Nodule: Old and New Challenges’.

Prof. Schaefer-Prokop is currently associate professor of radiology at the Hannover School of Medicine and also works at the Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. She also has research affiliations with Radboud University Nijmegen and the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam.

Prof. Schaefer-Prokop was born in Essen, Germany. She served as a resident radiologist at the Lukaskrankenhaus of the Neuss and Hannover Medical School in Germany from 1987 to 1993, when she became a board certified radiologist. She also spent one year, from 1988 to 89 at Harvard University, Boston, as a research fellow. In 1994 she received the Dorothea Erxleben Scholarship for research, which she conducted until 1997. Then in 1998 she became an associate professor of radiology at the Hannover Medical School. She worked at the General Hospital of Vienna (AKH) for six years from 1998 until 2004. She then took up a post at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam in 2005, where she remained until she moved to her current post at the Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

Prof. Schaefer-Prokop has conducted a great deal of research in the areas of digital radiography, computer-aided diagnosis in CT and radiography, high resolution CT of interstitial lung diseases and also diagnosis and staging of bronchogenic carcinoma. She continues to hold research affiliations with both the University of Amsterdam and the University of Nijmegen. Since 2009 she has been a member of the Fleischner Society as well as a board member of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) of which she is scheduled to assume the role of president in 2014. She previously held the post of Secretary-General of ESTI from 2001 to 2005.

In addition to her research, Prof. Schaefer-Prokop has been active in academic publishing. She has been on the editorial boards of both the scientific journals Radiology and European Radiology, as well as having been a guest editor for special issues of the Journal of Thoracic Imagingand the European Journal of Radiology. She has also authored many publications, including over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals and more than 40 book chapters, and she has co-edited one book Computed Tomography of the Body (1998) and edited another Critical Care Radiology (2010). She has given over 200 scientific presentations so far in her career.