In recognition of his significant expertise in the field of hybrid imaging and his great achievements in the field of research, Professor Gerald Antoch, from Düsseldorf, Germany, has been invited to deliver the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Honorary Lecture at ECR 2015.
Gerald Antoch is professor of radiology and chairman of the department of diagnostic and interventional radiology at Düsseldorf University Hospital.
After completing his medical training, Dr. Antoch began working in general surgery before starting his training in diagnostic and interventional radiology at Essen University Hospital. He became a board certified radiologist in 2004. From 2004 to 2008, he worked as a consultant radiologist and became vice chairman of the department of radiology at Essen University Hospital in 2008. In 2010 he was appointed chairman of the department of diagnostic and interventional radiology at Düsseldorf University Hospital.
Prof. Antoch’s scientific research focuses on clinical hybrid imaging. He has published 209 original scientific articles and reviews, as well as 20 book chapters. He has received widespread recognition for his work with a number of awards. In 2003, he received the Alavi-Mandell Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine, United States, and that same year he won Aunt Minnie’s Best Scientific Paper Award, which he won again in 2004. In 2005 he was awarded the Lodwick Award at Harvard Medical School followed by awards from the Bavarian Association of Nuclear Medicine and the German Cancer Research Center in the same year. In 2007 the German Radiological Society presented Prof. Antoch with the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Award.
Apart from his scientific and clinical work, Prof. Antoch is an active member of several scientific societies including the German Radiological Society, the German Society for Interventional Radiology, the Röntgen Society of North-Rhein-Westfalia, the German Society for Radiation Protection in Medicine, the German Society for Interdisciplinary Medicine and, of course, the European Society of Radiology. He is also no stranger to the ECR, where he has lectured and served on the ECR 2015 Programme Planning Committee.
At ECR 2015, Prof. Antoch will deliver the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Honorary Lecture entitled ‘Hybrid imaging: let the two worlds of radiology and nuclear medicine come together’.