Programme Team
for ECR 2025


Andrea G. Rockall
Prof.Dr. Andrea G. Rockall
Programme Planning Committee - Chairperson (ESR President)

Andrea Rockall is Clinical Chair in Radiology at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Radiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, with clinical expertise in genito-urinary imaging.

After graduating from medical school at King's College London, and completion of MRCP (internal medicine), she trained in radiology at St Mary's Hospital and University College Hospital, London. She was awarded the Rohan Williams Medal (Gold Medal) for the FRCR examination. In 2000, she was appointed as Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University London and Honorary Consultant Radiologist at Barts and The London NHS Trust. Following appointments at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden Hospital, Professor Rockall was appointed as Clinical Chair of Radiology, Imperial College London. She has served as Chair of the Female Pelvic Imaging group of ESUR, member of ORADS steering committee, Chair of the ESR National Societies Committee and is currently ESR 1st Vice President.

Professor Rockall's special interests are in genitourinary cancer, image-based clinical trials, and machine-learning applications in radiology, being Chief Investigator on CRUK and NIHR funded studies in these areas. She contributes widely to undergraduate, postgraduate, and specialist radiology education and is passionate about sustainability in healthcare.

Minerva Becker
Prof.Dr. Minerva Becker
Programme Planning Committee - ESR 1st Vice-President and Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee – Chairperson

Professor Minerva Becker, MD is Head of the Unit of Head and Neck and Maxillo-facial Radiology, Diagnostic Department, at the Geneva University Hospitals.

Her clinical expertise includes imaging in head and neck oncology, the skull base, orbit, salivary glands, and inner ear, with a strong tertiary multidisciplinary activity in the respective fields.

Being widely recognised as an enthusiastic academic teacher, she is in charge of a part of the undergraduate radiology programme at her faculty of medicine. On a national and international level, she has given over 450 invited lectures focusing on head and neck radiology. Over many years, she has chaired the Education Committee of the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ESHNR), overseeing the European subspecialty training curriculum and the subspecialty examination in head and neck radiology. She is the Past President of the ESHNR. From 2021 to 2023 she has served on the Executive Council of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) as chair of the Education Committee.

As a leader of the Research Group on Head and Neck Radiology at the University of Geneva, she has led multiple research projects as a primary scientific investigator with competitive public grants funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Her scientific work has mainly focused on advanced oncologic imaging in the head and neck with MRI, CT, PET CT, and PET MRI. Professor Becker's most recent research projects are dedicated to multiparametric imaging and texture analysis. Her academic record includes over 200 scientific articles. She is the recipient of 30 prestigious international or national awards for her scientific and educational work. Professor Becker has served on the editorial board or in the review process of 12 international scientific journals in radiology, oncology, and otorhinolaryngology.

Mathias Prokop
Prof.Dr. Mathias Prokop
Programme Planning Committee - ESR 2nd Vice-President

Mathias Prokop is Professor of Radiology and Chairman of two departments in the Netherlands, Nijmegen and Groningen.

He had studied Medicine and Physics in Germany and trained at Hanover Medical School. His career took him to Vienna, Austria and Utrecht in the Netherlands, where he established himself as one of the pioneers of novel CT technologies and lung screening. He published more than 400 scientific articles and is a prolific speaker at international conferences.

His department in Nijmegen focusses on impactful innovations in care and now hosts one of the largest research groups in Europe. Together with Groningen he aims to implement AI-supported cross-hospital workflows and integrated care concepts. His goal is to build a blueprint for healthcare in which work remains satisfying and care affordable. As president of Dutch Society of Radiology, he initiated a strategic re-orientation of Radiology away from pure reporting to better positioning it within future healthcare environments. He considers meaningful use of AI a necessary enabling factor in this process.

Carlo Catalano
Prof. Carlo Catalano
Programme Planning Committee - Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors

Professor Catalano is a full professor of radiology and chairs the Department of Radiological, Oncological and Pathological Sciences at the Sapienza University of Rome, Policlinico Umberto I.

He obtained his medical degree at the Sapienza University of Rome in 1990 and completed his training in radiology at the University of L'Aquila in 1994.

Professor Catalano's main clinical interests are cardiovascular and oncological imaging. He leads research in digital health and innovations at the Sapienza University of Rome, focusing on integrating digital health data to develop precision medicine and digital and biological twins, to improve diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. His research track record is in digital health in cardiovascular and oncological diseases, for which he collaborates with numerous centres worldwide. He has been awarded several grants as a principal investigator coordinating numerous centres.

Professor Catalano is the Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors. He has also chaired the ESR Educational Committee and has served in numerous other committees and sub-committees of the ESR and ESR sub-speciality societies.

Professor Catalano represents the ESR on the Board of the European Cancer Organisation (ECO), in which he co-chairs the committee Digital Health.

He has authored or co-authored more than 500 papers, which have been cited over 13,000 times. He has authored numerous chapters, edited several books, and is also a part of the editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals.

Professor Catalano has delivered more than 500 invited lectures, including the Josef Lissner lecture at ECR 2013.

Adrian Brady
Prof.Dr. Adrian Brady
Programme Planning Committee - ESR Past President

Adrian Brady is a consultant radiologist and clinical professor of radiology at University College, Cork, Ireland, with particular interests in interventional radiology and abdominal (GI and GU) imaging.

After medical school and radiology training in Dublin, he undertook fellowship training in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, before becoming a staff radiologist in the University Hospital system in Toronto. In 1995, he moved to his present post in Cork.

Professor Brady is also the Medical Director of the National Centre for Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) in Ireland and has a particular interest and expertise in the management of pulmonary AVMs. He has served in many posts within the Irish National Radiology Society (which also runs nationwide specialist radiology training) - the Faculty of Radiologists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - having been Dean (President) of the Faculty from 2010 to 2012. He has been involved in ESR activities for many years, chaired the ESR Quality Safety and Standards Committee from 2017 to 2020, was ESR President from 2022 to 2023 (including ECR 2023), and was the Chair of the ESR Board of Directors from 2023 to 2024.

Professor Brady has published and spoken widely on professional issues, including radiologists' workload, errors and discrepancies in radiology, radiology reporting style and structure, value-based imaging, and artificial intelligence in radiology (with a particular emphasis on ethics).

Marion Smits
Prof.Dr. Marion Smits
Programme Planning Committee - ESR Research Committee Chairperson

Marion Smits is a Professor and Neuroradiologist at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.

Professor Smits combines clinical work with scientific research into applied physiological MR neuroimaging, such as functional MRI, diffusion, and perfusion imaging. She uses these techniques to visualise the brain's function and microarchitecture and to study the pathophysiological and regenerative processes in various neurological diseases. Her primary focus is neuro-oncology.

Professor Smits applies her clinical expertise with scientific research and active participation in key international organisations, such as the ESR, EORTC, and ESMRMB. She uses this unique combination of affiliations to establish productive connections between relevant clinical research questions and implement scientific innovation in clinical practice while disseminating knowledge and expertise through her numerous national and international teaching activities.

Annemiek Snoeckx
Prof.Dr. Annemiek Snoeckx
Programme Planning Committee - ESR Education Committee Chairperson

Annemiek Snoeckx, MD, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Antwerp and Chair of the Radiology Department of the Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium.

Professor Snoeckx's clinical and research interests are in the field of chest imaging, in particular thoracic oncology (in general), lung cancer, pulmonary nodules, lung cancer screening and implementation of artificial intelligence.

She is an active member of numerous committees within the European Society of Thoracic Imaging, European Society of Radiology, European Respiratory Society and Belgian Society of Radiology. She was the organiser and presenter of the Junior Image Interpretation Quiz at ECR 2017. She served as a member of the Chest Subcommittee of the European Congress of Radiology in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and was part of the Programme Planning Committee for ECR 2023 and 2024. She is ad interim chair of the ESR Education Committee.

Professor Snoeckx is passionate about education on thoracic oncology topics. She authored or co-authored more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured at many national and international meetings and courses. She is the principle investigator of the Flemish lung cancer screening implementation study ZORALCS.

Ioana Gheonea
Prof.Dr. Ioana Gheonea
Programme Planning Committee - Young ESR Committee Chairperson

Ioana-Andreea Gheonea, MD, PhD, is Professor at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova and President of the Romanian Society of Radiology and Imaging (2021-2023).

She served as Romanian delegate in ESR Quality, Safety and Standards Committee and also Research Committee and has been appointed as Vice-President of Radiology Specialty Committee for Romanian Ministry of Health. Professor Ioana Gheonea is a member of several national and international societies, guest editor of a special issue of Life Journal, author of a national patent, has (co)authored numerous publications and delivered lectures in radiology and imaging and also at other clinical specialty meetings. Her research interest is suggested by her participation as project director and also as member in national and international projects.

Dr. Ioana Andreea Gheonea especially interest includes Abdominal Imaging, Breast Imaging and Artificial Intelligence, but also General Radiology and Imaging.

Professor Ioana Gheonea is committed to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and delivering innovative solutions for patient care. Another interest is seeking opportunities to contribute to cutting-edge research, education, and clinical practice.

Konstantin Nikolaou
Prof.Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou
Programme Planning Committee - Digital, AI and Emerging Technologies Committee Chairperson and Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Prof. Konstantin Nikolaou is a Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Eberhard-Karl-University in Tübingen, Germany.

His main fields of interest are multimodality and multi-parametric imaging modalities in oncology as well as noninvasive imaging of cardiovascular diseases, focusing on advanced CT, MR, and Hybrid Imaging techniques for multiparametric tissue characterisation. Prof. Nikolaou is president of the German Roentgen Ray Society (DRG), a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR), and a member of the International Society of Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R), among others. Prof. Nikolaou has been involved in a number of national and international publicly funded grants and is currently one of the principal investigators within the Cluster of Excellence (BMBF) project on "Image-Guided and Functionally Instructed Tumor Therapies (iFIT)".

Andrew England
Dr. Andrew England
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member (EFRS Representative)

Dr. England is a senior lecturer in diagnostic radiography in the Discipline of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy at the University College Cork, Ireland, where he is the MSc research coordinator for diagnostic radiography and radiation therapy and teaches across a range of under- and postgraduate courses.

Dr. England's research interests include digital radiography, computed tomography (CT), interventional radiology, and dose optimisation.

He was previously elected Chair of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) Educational Wing, having been a member of the EFRS Educational Wing since 2015, a network of 66 educational institutions. He is an Executive Board member of the EFRS and was appointed President in November 2022.

Dr. England is a former member of the United Kingdom Society and College of Radiographers' Research Committee and former Chair of the Radiographers Scientific Subcommittee for ECR.

He has delivered over 100 conference presentations, contributed to over 100 journal articles, and has held significant national and international research grants.

Patricia Figueiredo
Dr. Patricia Figueiredo
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member (ESMRMB Representative)

Professor Patricia Figueiredo is an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, where she has been the Chair of the Medical Imaging and Neuroimaging Courses and Vice-Coordinator of the MSc Programme in Biomedical Engineering.

Professor Figueiredo is also a principal investigator of the Biomedical Engineering Lab at the Institute for Systems and Robotics, Lisboa. Her research is focused on imaging human brain function non-invasively. She seeks to obtain more quantitative measures of brain physiology, including perfusion and cerebrovascular reactivity, through advanced MRI techniques. She also combines EEG with functional MRI to help disentangle multiple physiological phenomena and assess the spatiotemporal dynamics of brain networks. Her methodological developments have been applied in epilepsy, dementia, migraine, and schizophrenia. Professor Figueiredo is currently the Vice-President of the Executive Board of the ESMRMB.

Mika Kortesniemi
Prof.Dr. Mika Kortesniemi
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member (EFOMP Representative)

Prof.Dr. Mika Kortesniemi is the chief medical physicist and adjunct professor at the HUS Diagnostic Center, University of Helsinki, Finland.

His professional focus is on quality assurance, dosimetry, optimisation, and radiation protection in x-ray modalities, especially in the evolving CT technology. His research focuses primarily on radiological optimisation, utilising anthropomorphic phantoms, Monte Carlo simulations, and artificial intelligence. 

In addition to his position at the HUS Diagnostic Center, he is actively involved in IAEA, ICRP, and EFOMP and has a lot of experience in quality audits in radiology and medical diagnostics.

Bert De Foer
Dr. Bert De Foer
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Bert De Foer graduated as an MD from the KU Leuven, Belgium, in 1990.

He completed his radiology residency at the University Hospital Leuven in 1995 and performed supplementary training in MRI at the University Hospital Antwerp during the period 1995-1997.

In 1997, he became a consultant radiologist at the Department of Radiology of the GZA Hospitals, Antwerp, Belgium, where he took over the responsibility for Head and Neck and Neuroradiology. 

In 2011, he obtained a PhD at the KU Leuven with a dissertation entitled "The value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the preoperative evaluation and the postoperative follow-up of middle ear cholesteatoma", for which he also received the scientific price Emeritus Prof.Dr. A.L. Baert in 2012.

In 2013, he obtained his -ESR endorsed- European Diploma in Head and Neck Radiology (EBDiHNR). In 2016, he obtained his European Diploma in Neuroradiology (EDiNR).

In September 2017, he was assigned as Vice-President of the ESHNR for the period 2017-2020 and in September 2020, he became President of the ESHNR for the period 2020-2023. In October 2023, he became ESHNR Past-President. He is still a member of the ESHNR Executive Committee.

His current scientific interest focuses on the field of the value of MRI in the diagnosis of Ménière's disease.

He is the author of over 75 peer-reviewed papers in various radiology and ENT journals and the author of 5 chapters in books. He is co-editor of the book "Temporal bone imaging" by Springer Verlag (2016).

Elena E. Drakonaki
Assist.Prof.Dr. Elena E. Drakonaki
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Elena Drakonaki is a clinical radiologist and an assistant professor of anatomy at the Medical School of the University of Crete, Greece.

She trained in radiology as a resident at the University Hospital of Heraklion and as a musculoskeletal and PET/CT fellow at the Oxford Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Oxford Churchill Cancer Centre. She has been a visiting lecturer of anatomy at the European University Medical School in Cyprus and has worked as a radiology consultant in the NHS system and the private sector in Greece and the UK.

She serves as the current Chairperson of the Educational Committee of the European Society of Skeletal Radiology (ESSR), managing the ESSR Diploma in MSK radiology (EDiMSK). She is also the vice-chair of the Hellenic Society of Skeletal Radiology and an active member of the ESSR Intervention and Ultrasound Subcommittees. She has been a faculty member at several ESSR, ECR and Euroson meetings and in several MSK ultrasound courses, having delivered more than 80 invited lectures in meetings and workshops. She has contributed to numerous book chapters, guidelines and highly-cited papers (PubMed papers> 78, Scopus citations> 2600, h-index> 19). Her research and clinical interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound and intervention, imaging anatomy, orbital imaging, MRI for thalassemia (PhD thesis) and sarcoma (PostDoc) and ultrasound elastography.

Maria Manuela França
Prof.Dr. Maria Manuela França
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Professor Manuela França is a Head of the Radiology Department at the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António, in Oporto, Portugal, and invited full professor at the University of Porto (ICBAS).

Professor França graduated from the University of Porto in 2002 and she was board-certified in radiology in 2011. She obtained her PhD degree at the University of Porto in 2017, with distinction. Her current research interests focus on imaging of liver and pancreatic diseases, mainly imaging of liver tumours and iron overload disorders. She is also focused on health management and medical education.

Professor França is a researcher at the 3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto. She is a member of the Board of the Portuguese Radiological Society (SPRMN) and a member of the Board of the College of Radiologists at the Portuguese Medical Association (Ordem dos Médicos).

She is an active fellow of the ESGAR and a member of the Education Committee, and a member of the ESR programme planning committee. She is a member of the European Network of rare haematological diseases (EuroBloodNet) and an honorary member of the Sociedad Española de Diagnóstico por Imagen del Abdomen (SEDIA). She was also a member of the ESR EIBALL subcommittee (2019-2022).

Professor França authored 25 publications and seven book chapters, and she has given more than 60 invited lectures, mainly on abdominal imaging.

Stéphanie Franchi-Abella
Prof. Stéphanie Franchi-Abella
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Professor Stéphanie Franchi-Abella received her medical degree from the University of Paris-Saclay, France, where she completed her residency in radiology.

She joined the paediatric diagnostic and interventional radiology department at Bicêtre Hospital (Public Hospital of Paris - Paris-Saclay University) 2001 and was appointed Head of this department in 2022.

She works in close cooperation with paediatricians, especially hepatologists and surgeons. Her two major clinical activities are paediatric and foetal abdominal diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology. Her research focuses on paediatric liver transplantation, congenital hepatic vascular malformations, paediatric tumours and the development of imaging biomarkers for liver disease, such as liver and spleen elastography and foetal liver imaging. She serves in several societies and task forces and is the European Society of Paediatric Radiology Treasurer.

Musturay Karcaaltincaba
Dr. Musturay Karcaaltincaba
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Dr. Musturay Karcaaltincaba is currently a radiology professor, at Hacettepe University Hospitals.

He did a body imaging fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2001. Dr. Karcaaltincaba is the chief of CT and also leads the liver imaging team. He has 230 articles on PubMed and has given more than 460 lectures in 50 countries, including significant meetings such as ECR, ESGAR, RSNA, ARRS, ACAR, ASEAN, APASL, and he was a RSNA International Visiting Professor. He is a member of the ESGAR Executive Committee and LIRADS International Working Group.

His articles have been downloaded more than 550.000 times. Dr. Karcaaltincaba is a reviewer for more than 40 journals. His h-index is 41. He is listed among the top researchers in the world, according to the modified Scopus database (for the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022), published recently in PLOS Biology by Stanford University researchers.

Miltiadis Krokidis
Dr. Miltiadis Krokidis
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Miltiadis Krokidis is a vascular and interventional radiologist at the Areteion University Hospital and an associate professor at the Medical School of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

He also works in Switzerland and lectures as a visiting professor at the Medical School of the University of Bern. He has also previously received an Honorary Professor Chair at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK.

He worked for several years as a consultant at the Cambridge University Hospitals and as a senior clinical tutor at the Clinical School, Cambridge University, UK.

He is a board-certified practitioner of Vascular and Interventional Radiology in Europe (EBIR) and Endovascular Procedures (EBIR-ES) practitioner. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR), a Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (FCIRSE), a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR) and of the European Society of Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology (FESGAR). He has served in various leadership positions in major international radiological societies (CIRSE, ESGAR, ESOI) and as President of the Hellenic Medical Society UK from 2018 to 2020. He is currently the Vice Chair of the IASIOS Accreditation Organisation.

He is the Assistant Editor of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology journal and editor of one book. So far, he has authored and co-authored more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, including international guidelines and has delivered more than 100 invited lectures in national and international meetings.

Carlos Nicolau
Dr. Carlos Nicolau
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Carlos Nicolau is a specialist in radiology since 1993 and a doctor in medicine since 2000. He has worked as a senior consultant in the Radiology Department of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and has been the Head of the Urogenital Radiology Section since 2006.

The Hospital Clinic is a reference hospital in Spain and Europe for urological cancers (including kidney, bladder and prostate), renal transplants, gynaecology oncology and endometriosis. He is a professor of radiology at the University of Barcelona of Medicine and was a professor at the Radiology Technician School of the Hospital Clinic.

Professor Nicolau is an active member of the Spanish and European radiology societies. He was scientifically involved in and a member of the Spanish Society of Radiology (SERAM) and the Board of the International Society of Radiology. He is a member of the Renal Tumours Working Group and the Female Pelvic Imaging Working Group of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR). He participated in the creation of several EFSUMB Guidelines related to interventional ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound.

Professor Nicolau participated in the scientific committees for several Spanish and European meetings and was the President of the ESUR meeting in 2018. He authored over 100 international articles and over 25 book chapters related to abdominal radiology.

Yelda Özsunar
Prof.Dr. Yelda Özsunar
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Yelda Özsunar, MD, works as a Professor of Radiology, a European Board Certified Neuroradiologist and Chief of the Neuroradiology Division at Adnan Menderes University Medical School, Aydin, Türkiye.

She published around 150 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters that received more than 2600 citations. She was the co-editor of the book "Atlas of Brain Tumor Imaging", and the writer of the popular science books "Universal Symphony I and II".

She acted as a European Board of Neuroradiology examiner and international speaker and worked or performed research at the organisation community of international MRI meetings and at various important hospitals or research institutions, including Harvard University MGH, Yale, Oxford University, University of Copenhagen and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

She is the CEO and founder of "Universal Symphony Health Garden" in Turkey and the Betavist companies in Switzerland ( and She is a member of the Management Committee of the European Commission COST Action GliMR2.0, European Society of Neuroradiology, Turkish Society of Neuroradiology and European and Turkish Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Her main research interest is imaging of brain tumours, ASL imaging and developing MR contrast media, for which she has a patent.

Daniel Pinto dos Santos
Dr. Daniel Pinto dos Santos
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Daniel Pinto dos Santos is a consultant radiologist and assistant professor of radiology at the University Hospital of Cologne and the University Hospital of Frankfurt, with a particular interest in imaging informatics and abdominal imaging.

He graduated in medicine from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, where he also completed his radiology training at the University Medical Center. After a visiting research fellowship at the Hospital Universitari La Fe in Valencia, Spain, he moved to his position at the University Hospital of Cologne. Since 2021, he moved his clinical focus to the University Hospital of Frankfurt while maintaining a lecturing and research position at the University Hospital of Cologne.

Dr. Pinto dos Santos is the past chair of the Information Technology Committee of the German Radiological Society, vice-president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics, chair of the ESR's eHealth and Informatics Subcommittee and serves as Deputy Editor for European Radiology.

Helmut Prosch
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Helmut Prosch
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Helmut Prosch, MD, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

He serves as the Deputy Head of the Division of General and Paediatric Radiology and is the Section Chief of Thoracic Imaging. His research primarily focuses on the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer, as well as the application of deep learning in diagnosing diffuse parenchymal lung diseases. He is the Vice President of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) and serves as the Deputy Editor of the journal European Radiology. He has published more than 220 articles, reviews, and book chapters.

Rodrigo Salgado
Dr. Rodrigo Salgado
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Rodrigo Salgado is a staff radiologist at the Holy Heart Hospital Lier and a consultant radiologist at the Antwerp University Hospital.

His main field of interest is the non-invasive CT/MR imaging of cardiovascular disease, with a special focus on valvular and coronary artery imaging. He holds a PhD in this field from the Faculty of Medicine of Antwerp University.

Since 2017, he has been a member of the Execute Committee of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR), and will be its President in 2025. He's Past Chair of the Cardiovascular Section of the Belgian Society of Radiology. He serves on the Scientific Editorial Board of Insights Into Imaging and sits on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging. He is currently also section editor of the cardiovascular division for ESR Eurorad.

Previously, he was a member and eventually chair of the Cardiac Scientific Subcommittee for the European Congress of Radiology in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Dr. Salgado is a member of the European Congress of Radiology programme team for the editions 2021, 2023 and 2024. In 2019, he was ESCR Congress President.

Dr. Salgado has been a frequent invited speaker at international meetings for over a decade and has written several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.

Sophia Zackrisson
Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) and Scientific Programme (SP) Subcommittee - Member

Sophia Zackrisson, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, is head of diagnostic radiology in Malmö, Department of Translational Medicine at Lund University, Sweden, and senior consultant radiologist at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö.

She obtained her medical degree at Lund University, Sweden, in 1999, became board-certified physician in 2002 and radiologist in 2009. She completed her PhD in epidemiology in 2006 with a thesis on mammography screening. In 2011, Zackrisson did a postdoc in molecular imaging at the Gambhir Lab, Stanford University, California, USA.

Professor Zackrisson has initiated several clinical and epidemiological studies within breast cancer imaging, with the most significant achievements as PI of the Malmö Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Trial, MBTST. The MBTST is a prospective, population-based screening trial of 15,000 women, set to investigate the use of digital breast tomosynthesis in screening. Applications of artificial intelligence in screening, mechanical and optical imaging of the breast are areas of the group's current investigations. Metastatic disease, prostate and colorectal cancer are other areas of interest. She is currently the Director of the Lund University Cancer Center, one of the strategic research areas, assembling all cancer researchers at the university.

Professor Zackrisson is the author of more than 140 journal papers and several book chapters. She is President of the Swedish Society of Breast Radiology and a European Society of Breast Imaging board member. In 2020, she was named "Cancer Researcher of the Year" by the Swedish Cancer Society for her achievements in cancer imaging and has received numerous research awards over the years.

Deniz Akata
Prof.Dr. Deniz Akata
Section Coordinator: Image Interpretation Quiz

Deniz Akata is a Professor of Radiology at the Hacettepe University Hospitals in Ankara, Türkiye.

She completed her radiology residency at the same institution. She did her clinical fellowship in abdominal and digital imaging at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, US. She became a full Professor in 2004 at Hacettepe University School of Medicine, where she also served as the Head of the Department between 2015 and 2021.

She has served in many posts during her career nationally and internationally. She was the Congress President of TURKRAD 2008. She has been involved in numerous ESR activities for many years and chaired the National Societies Committee and the Finance and Internal Affairs Committee at the ESR. She chaired the European Training Assessment programme from 2016 to 2017. Currently, she has been co-leading the Education Activities Working Group of EuroSafe Imaging.

She has been a member of the ECR Programme Planning Committee several times.

Dr. Akata's areas of expertise are multimodality imaging of the abdomen, urogenital oncology and radiation protection. She is involved in several multi-institutional EU-funded research projects related to these areas. She contributes widely to undergraduate, postgraduate and specialist radiology education.

Clemens C. Cyran
Prof.Dr. Clemens C. Cyran
Section Coordinator: E³ - Advanced Course

Clemens Cyran is a professor of radiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany.

After graduating from medical school in Munich, Professor Cyran assumed a position as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Pharmaceutical and Molecular Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, from 2006 to 2007, with a research focus on imaging biomarkers of therapy response in experimental oncology. He completed his residency in radiology in Munich in 2013 and is also board-certified in diagnostic nuclear medicine.

Between 2017 and 2019, Professor Cyran served as Vice-Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and was Section Chief of the hybrid imaging department. Following a period in private practice, he returned to academia in July 2020, reassuming his position as Vice-Chair at the Department of Radiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.

Professor Cyran's research focuses on developing and validating imaging biomarkers of therapy response in oncology using multimodality hybrid imaging techniques, including MRI, multi-tracer PET, and optical fluorescence imaging, with a strong translational focus. His current projects investigate automated image analysis methods of digital molecular imaging data using artificial intelligence-based algorithms and artificial intelligence-based analytics for multidisciplinary diagnostic data in integrated diagnostics.

Marc Dewey
Prof.Dr. Marc Dewey
Section Coordinator: E³ -The Beauty of Basic Knowledge

Marc Dewey is a Heisenberg Professor of the German Research Foundation and Vice-Chair of Radiology at Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin.

Professor Dewey's primary research interest is cardiovascular imaging. Marc Dewey is the editor of the textbook Cardiac CT. He coordinates the Pan-European randomised DISCHARGE trial, comparing invasive and noninvasive coronary angiography published in NEJM and BMJ, the COME-CCT consortium, and the Quantitative Cardiovascular Imaging Study Group and its publications on coronary imaging, myocardial imaging, and AI. He also leads the interdisciplinary GUIDE-IT project on data sharing and co-holds with Florian Michallek, a US & EU patent on fractal analysis of perfusion imaging.

Professor Dewey was Secretary of the Congress of the German Röntgen Society in 2010 and President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Radiological Society from 2011 to 2013. He initiated the Clinical Trials in Radiology sessions at ECR in 2015 and the My Thesis in 3 Minutes sessions with Dr. Marc Zins in 2018. He has taken on several roles within the European Society of Radiology, notably as Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee from 2019 to 2020, a member of the e-learning Editorial Board, Chair of the ESR Research Committee from 2019 to 2022, and Chair of the ESR Publications Committee from 2022.

His team has more than 270 publications, with an impact factor of more than 2,000, and his h-index is 59. Professor Dewey has received the two highest scientific awards of the German Röntgen Society, the Röntgen Award in 2009 and the Curie Ring in 2012.

Amy Eccles
Dr. Amy Eccles
Section Coordinator: Junior Image Interpretation Quiz

Dr. Amy Eccles is a radionuclide radiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London.

She specialises in oncological radionuclide therapy and imaging. Her therapy interests include the treatment of prostate cancers, using Radium223 di-chloride and Lutetium 177-PSMA and Lutetium 177-DOTATATE for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours. She reports oncological and non-oncological PET/CT imaging, using FDG and non FDG tracers as well as gamma camera imaging and conventional CT.

She studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, gaining distinctions in Medicine and Surgery. She undertook her radiology training in London, completing her radionuclide subspecialty training at Imperial College. She continues to play an active role in research and developing radionuclide therapy services to expand patient treatment options.

Dr. Eccles is a current module lead for the Nuclear Medicine MSc programme at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Marco Francone
Prof.Dr. Marco Francone
Section Coordinator: E³ - European Diploma Prep Sessions

Marco Francone is a full professor of radiology and director of the residency programme at Humanitas University in Milan, Italy.

For the past ten years, he has been frequently invited to lecture at major radiological and cardiological conferences such as the ESOR, SCMR, ESCR, CIRSE, RSNA, and ECR.

He served as cardiac subcommittee chairperson at ECR 2020 after being consecutively involved as a subcommittee member and was a member of the PPC for ECR 2024. Professor Francone has also been involved in the RTF Quiz's organisation in the ECR's last three editions. At RSNA, he lectured at refresher courses for five consecutive years. Moreover, he was a radiographic panellist and Educational Exhibit Awards Committee member.

His research is dedicated to cardiovascular imaging with CT and MR, explicitly focusing on coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction and cardiomyopathies. He authored more than 180 indexed papers with an impact greater than 900. He chairs the Guidelines Committee of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology. He has previously been on the board of trustees of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and acted as Past President of the Italian College of Cardiac Radiology.

Professor Francone is active in national and international imaging societies. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of European Radiology (as cardiac imaging section chief), International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, and Radiologia Medica.

Professor Francone seeks to advance cardiovascular imaging technology and educate physicians in its use to provide optimal outcomes for our patients. He strongly advocates fruitful cooperation between radiologists, cardiologists and physicists towards this goal.

Ferdia A. Gallagher
Dr. Ferdia A. Gallagher
Section Coordinator: Clinical Trials in Radiology (CTiR)

Professor Ferdia Gallagher is Head of the Radiology Department at the University of Cambridge, an Honorary Consultant Radiologist, and a Cancer Research UK Senior Research Fellow.

He is particularly interested in translating new imaging methods to improve patient survival in oncology. He obtained his undergraduate medical degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, returning to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge to train as a radiologist. He subsequently undertook a PhD in molecular imaging before taking up a position as an academic radiologist interested in oncological imaging. Professor Gallagher leads the Clinical Molecular Imaging Group and the preclinical imaging facility on the Cambridge Biomedical campus. His research group develops new imaging techniques for the early detection of cancer and response to therapy, particularly using MRI, and has pioneered novel methods to image tumour metabolism. Professor Gallagher contributes widely to undergraduate and postgraduate education and has been involved for many years with the ESR, ECR and ESHI.

Thomas H. Helbich
Prof.Dr. Thomas H. Helbich
Section Coordinator: E³ -The Beauty of Basic Knowledge

Professor Thomas Helbich, MD, MSc, MBA, finished his medical degree at the Medical University of Vienna in 1998.

From 1990 until 1996, he was trained as a radiologist at the Department of Radiology at the Medical University of Vienna. He was a research fellow at the Department of Radiology, Center of Molecular Imaging of the University of California in San Francisco from 1996 to 1998. In 2007, Professor Helbich became Division Head of the Breast Imaging Department of the University of Toronto and Full Professor of Radiology of the University of Toronto. Since 2008, he has been a professor of Molecular and Gender Imaging and Vice Chair of the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy at the Medical University of Vienna. Professor Helbich's research interest is the clinical and experimental investigation on a cellular and sub-cellular level to diagnose cancer earlier, more accurately, minimally or non-invasively. His working group developed and optimised several methods based on MRI, different molecular imaging tools, and minimally invasive diagnostic techniques.

He is the author/co-author of more than 215 scientific articles. Professor Helbich was honoured with several national and international awards. He serves as a section editor and reviewer of several medical journals. He is a board member of the European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology (ESMOFIR), the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI), and the Austrian Society of Senology (ÖGS). From 2009 to 2012, he served as the president of the EUSOBI and ÖGS. He has been a member of the Medical University of Vienna Senate since 2016.

Caroline Justich
Mrs. Caroline Justich
ESR Patient Advisory Group (PAG) Representative

Mrs. Justich is a current chair of the ESR Patient Advisory Group (PAG) and founder of Be accepted, a communication tool for radiologists and female cancer patients.

She started her professional career at Meinl Bank in institutional and investment banking, as she was engaged at events and took on the role of a speaker. She then moved with her entire team to a daughter company of the GRAWE insurance group and built up their distribution network and team. She moved on as a director with Q Advisors, executing special situation deals in M&A, real estate, IPOs and start-ups as she held an authorised signatory of Informica Immobilien Ges.

Fleur Kilburn-Toppin
Dr. Fleur Kilburn-Toppin
Section Coordinator: e-Learning

Dr. Fleur Kilburn-Toppin has been a consultant radiologist in Cambridge since 2015, having graduated from Cambridge University in 2006.

She is a Fellow, Medical Lecturer and Director of Studies in both Anatomy and Clinical Medicine at St. John's College, University of Cambridge and is the Subspecialty Training lead for breast imaging for the East of England Imaging Academy Health Education England.

She is on the Executive Board and Educational Committee for the European Society for Breast Imaging and is an examiner for the European Diploma in Breast Imaging. She is the current Chair of the e-Learning Editorial Board for the European Congress of Radiology.

Her research interests are on various aspects of breast imaging, and she has published on a range of breast imaging topics and written multiple book chapters on breast imaging. She is on the Editorial Board for Acta Radiologica and has advised on national and international guidelines for breast imaging, including the ECR referral Guidelines Subcommittee. Dr. Kilburn-Toppin was the Visiting Professor for the Royal College of Radiology and British Society of Breast Radiology in 2023.

Silvia Magnaldi
Dr. Silvia Magnaldi
Section Coordinator: E³ - Advanced Course

Silvia Magnaldi is a radiologist with 40 years of experience.

She received her medical degree from the University of Trieste and completed her residency at the Department of Radiology of the University of Trieste. In 1990, she was a fellow of the Neuroradiology Division of Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland, USA).

From 1983 until 1995, her clinical work and research were dedicated to neuroradiology, and she published several papers in this field. From 1996 until 2005, her clinical work was focused on oncologic, pelvic and skeletal radiology. Since 2000 her main interest has been pelvic imaging, and she has been organising courses on this topic since 2014.

From 1986 until 1995, Dr. Magnaldi was a clinical researcher at the Radiology Department of the University of Trieste. She served as an attending radiologist in several hospitals and was Director and Chief Department, with budget (and result) responsibility, of the Radiology Units in Bergamo (1996-1997), Brescia (2011-2017) and Pordenone (2017-2020). From 2009 until 2011, Dr. Magnaldi worked in the Radiology Department of the University of Vienna, where she won the "Teacher of the Year" award in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Since 2020 she has been a freelance radiologist.

Dr. Magnaldi has been a moderator, speaker and organiser in several national and international courses and conferences. She is President of the Contrast Media Section of the Italian Radiological Society (SIRM) in 2023 and 2024. She has a personal website (

Anagha P. Parkar
Dr. Anagha P. Parkar
Section Coordinator: EPOS Editor

Anagha P. Parkar, MD, PhD, is a radiologist at Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital in Bergen, Norway.

She received her medical degree from the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, in 1998. After the obligatory clinical internships in surgery and medicine, as well as general practice in Northern Norway from 1999 to 2001, she commenced her radiology training in Bergen. She completed her radiology training in 2007 and stayed on for a year at the Haukeland University Hospital in the Department of Thoracic Radiology.

Since 2008, Dr. Parkar has worked as a general radiologist with a particular interest in musculoskeletal imaging, chest imaging, and cardiac CT imaging. She is actively involved in teaching medical students from the University of Bergen and researching musculoskeletal and chest imaging. In 2021, she defended her PhD thesis at the University of Bergen. In 2023, she was appointed the chief radiologist in the department.

Dr. Parkar has served on the boards of the Norwegian Society of Radiology, Norwegian Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology and European Society of Skeletal Radiology. She is currently a part of the Executive Committee of the Norwegian Thoracic Radiology Society and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging.

In the family of ESR/EBR, she is active on several boards and committees and also serves on committees in the International Skeletal Society.

James Shambrook
Dr. James Shambrook
Section Coordinator: Hands-on Workshop

Dr. James Shambrook is a consultant cardiothoracic radiologist at University Hospital Southampton, UK.

He was appointed 2009 after general radiology and subspeciality cardiothoracic training in the Wessex deanery.

His clinical work is focused exclusively on cardiac and thoracic imaging, including adult and paediatric cardiac MR and CT, thoracic oncology imaging, lung cancer screening and image-guided thoracic procedures.

Dr. Shambrook is the immediate Past President of the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging and the British Society of Cardiovascular CT (BSCI/BSCCT). He is currently a member of the scientific programme committee for the Society of Cardiovascular CT as a chair of the congenital imaging track. Dr. Shambrook is the current RCR/BSCI travelling professor for cardiac imaging.

Sarah Sheard
Dr. Sarah Sheard
Section Coordinator: In Focus Programme

Sarah Sheard is a consultant radiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT), London, UK, specialising in cardiothoracic imaging.

She graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2006, completing her foundation training at Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospitals, London. She subsequently joined the radiology programme at St George's Hospital, London, undertaking additional subspecialty training in cardiothoracic imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital. She was appointed consultant at ICHNT in 2017.

She has numerous publications in the area of thoracic radiology, but more recently has brought her passion for environmental issues to the radiology department, working to examine the role of radiology in the emerging field of sustainable healthcare. At ICNHT she chairs a cross-disciplinary Imaging Environmental Sustainability Group, and sits on the hospital trust Green Advisory Committee. Working with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, she has developed internship opportunities for their masters degree programme, bringing climate science expertise into the hospital setting for collaborative in-depth research into the environmental impact of medical imaging.

Stuart A. Taylor
Prof.Dr. Stuart A. Taylor
Section Coordinator: E³ - Advanced Course

Stuart Taylor is a professor of Medical Imaging at University College London and has a clinical and research interest in gastrointestinal radiology, especially small bowel imaging.

He is an emeritus NIHR Senior Investigator and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He sits on the executive committee of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology and chairs its research committee. He also chairs the UK national NIHR Imaging Group and has published over 280 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters. He lectures widely. He is the immediate Past President of the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology. He is a senior editor for the British Journal of Radiology.

Harriet Thoeny
Prof.Dr. Harriet Thoeny
Section Coordinator: E³ - Young ECR Programme

Harriet Thoeny is an internationally-recognised urogenital and head and neck radiologist, currently Chairperson of Radiology at the Cantonal Hospitals of Fribourg, and full professor at the University of Fribourg, the only bilingual university of Switzerland. She is also an adjunct professor of urology at the University of Bern in Switzerland.

Due to her clinical expertise, she is a consultant at the Department of Urology at the University Hospital of Bern and a consultant at the Department of Radiology at the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland.

Professor Thoeny is originally from Liechtenstein, a tiny principality between Switzerland and Austria. She completed her medical studies in Bern and her residency in radiology in various hospitals in Switzerland. During her clinical fellowship in head and neck and urogenital radiology at the University Hospitals of Leuven (Gasthuisberg) in Belgium, she discovered her love for research thanks to excellent interdisciplinary collaborations, including her clinicians and Frederik de Keyzer, a young, intelligent, and inspiring computer scientist. Together they were instrumental in developing the application of diffusion-weighed MRI outside the brain, which is now part of most MRI exams in daily clinical practice.

Professor Thoeny has always loved foreign languages and cultures (she speaks fluently German, English, French, Italian, and some Spanish and Arabic). Her deep interest in human interactions and research have come together naturally, as her international collaborations show.

Professor Thoeny has held several positions at the RSNA, including Associate Editor of Radiology, Chairperson of the Regional Committee for Europe, a member of the International Advisory Committee, a member of the Margulis Award Committee, and a member of the Scientific Subcommittee of Genitourinary radiology.

Professor Thoeny has contributed to the international guidelines development, including the ESUR/ACR PI-RADS steering committee. She is also a member of various scientific committees, including the European Multidisciplinary Urological Cancer (EMUC) meeting, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), the International Cancer Imaging Society (I.C.I.S), and the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR).

Professor Thoeny has held several leadership positions, including President of the ESUR, where she introduced the European Diploma in Urogenital Radiology, and Executive Board Member and Honorary Secretary of the I.C.I.S. She has been chairperson of the scientific subcommittees of urogenital and head and neck radiology at ECR.

She has several peer-reviewed grants totalling several million Euros, mainly in functional MRI of the prostate, kidneys, lymph nodes, and head and neck imaging. She has published multiple original articles in highly-ranked journals, including four invited state-of-the-art articles for Radiology. Her work has been read more than sixteen thousand times and cited more than ten and a half thousand times, making her a key opinion leader in Radiology.

Professor Thoeny is committed to her clinical work, mentoring, and teaching and has given many invited lectures at national and international meetings in various languages, allowing her to share her knowledge and culture simultaneously.

In recognition of her achievements, Professor Thoeny was appointed an honorary member of the Spanish Society of Abdominal Radiology (SEDIA), an honorary fellow of the Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology (ASAR), an honorary member of the French Society of Radiology (SFR), and an honorary member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Thomas Wagner
Dr. Thomas Wagner
Section Coordinator: Workshop

Dr. Thomas Wagner is a nuclear medicine physician with interests in PET-CT and how to improve the quality of radiological reports.

Galit Aviram
Dr. Galit Aviram
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Chest

Galit Aviram is an associate professor in Diagnostic Radiology at Tel Aviv University School of Medicine, and the Chairman of the Academic Imaging Section at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine since 2020.

She graduated from Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, and did clinical fellowships in chest imaging in the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and cardiothoracic imaging, at the University of Miami, and cardiovascular imaging visiting professorship at Stanford University, USA.

Professor Aviram is the Head of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Unit in Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre. Her main areas of research are pulmonary embolism, and the cardiothoracic unit. She is a member of the diploma committee of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging, the Chest Subcommittee of ECR (since 2019), the Margulis Award Selection Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (since 2021), and the editorial boards of The Journal of Thoracic Imaging (2010-date) and of CHEST (2012-2019).

Stephen E.J. Connor
Dr. Stephen E.J. Connor
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Head and Neck

Dr. Steve Connor was appointed consultant neuroradiologist at the King's College Hospital, London, in 2002.

He also holds an honorary post as a consultant head and neck radiologist at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital. Dr. Connor is a Past President of the British Society of Head and Neck Imaging (BSHNI), was the first Visiting Professor for BSHNI, and is currently the Secretary and Chair of the Education Committee for the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology. He holds the position of honorary and adjunct reader in head and neck imaging at the King's College London. 

He has authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles (h index 36), written 14 book chapters, and acted as deputy or associate editor for three journals. His main research interests are head and neck cancer, skull base and otology imaging, and he is currently the chief investigator for three active studies. 

Melvin D'Anastasi
Dr. Melvin D'Anastasi
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Oncologic Imaging

Dr. Melvin D'Anastasi is a consultant radiologist with a particular interest in oncologic imaging, working at the Medical Imaging Department of Mater Dei Hospital in Malta and as a visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta.

Dr. D'Anastasi undertook his radiology training at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital in Munich. In 2013, he was awarded an ESOR Scholarship in oncologic imaging at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City. During and after completing his training in Munich, his main clinical and research focus was oncologic imaging. 

Dr. D'Anastasi has a strong interest in oncologic imaging education and served as the ESOI Education Committee Chair from 2017 to 2021, as ESOI Secretary from 2021 to 2023 and is currently ESOI President-elect. 

He co-founded the ESOI Webinars and co-organised yearly ESOI/EORTC workshops on assessing tumour response to treatment. He served on the Programme Committee of the Oncologic Imaging Course from 2017 to 2020 and the ECR Oncologic Imaging Scientific Subcommittee from 2019 to 2021. He was a member of the ECR Programme Planning Committee for 2022 and 2023. He also lectures for the Master in Oncologic Imaging Programme at the University of Pisa. 

Dr. D'Anastasi is the President of the Malta Association of Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine Physicians (MARNMP) since March 2023. He has authored/co-authored over 70 publications and is a reviewer for several international radiological journals. He is internationally active and is regularly invited to deliver lectures/workshops and organise courses focusing on tumour response assessment. 

Rok Dežman
Dr. Rok Dežman
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Interventional Radiology

Rok Dežman is interventional and abdominal radiologist working at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana.

He received his medical degree from the Medical University of Ljubljana in 2010. He completed his residency in radiology in 2016 and received his PhD in 2023. Dr. Dežman is currently working as an interventional and abdominal radiologist at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana, performing both vascular and percutaneous procedures. His clinical work is primarily focused on interventional oncology and hepatobiliary procedures.

Dr. Dežman is an active member of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society in Europe (CIRSE). As a member he has served as an CIRSE European Trainee forum deputy chairperson from 2020 to 2023 and has been a member of various CIRSE task forces.

Michel Eisenblätter
Prof.Dr. Michel Eisenblätter
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Hybrid, Molecular and Translational Imaging

Michel Eisenblätter serves as Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital OWL, Campus Lippe and Chair of Clinical Radiology at the Medical Faculty OWL, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

He obtained his medical degree and training in clinical radiology from the University of Münster, Germany. Professor Eisenblätter joined King's College London as a clinical research fellow in 2010, working between the Division of Imaging Sciences and the Dimbleby Department of Cancer Research for five years. He earned a PhD in Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering in 2017.

Before his appointment at the University of Bielefeld, Professor Eisenblätter served as Head of Oncologic Imaging at the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University of Freiburg Medical Center.

In 2019, Professor Eisenblätter was awarded the Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Prize of the German Society of Radiology.

He is an active member of the ESOI, the ESHI Executive Board Member and has also held various offices in the German Society of Radiology.

Tilman Emrich
Dr. Tilman Emrich
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Cardiac

Tilman Emrich is working as an attending radiologist specialising in cardiovascular imaging at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany.

In parallel, he is an adjunct assistant professor of radiology and Director of Photon Counting CT Research at the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Division of Cardiovascular Research, Medical University of South Carolina, USA. 

After his residency in Mainz, he earned his board certification in diagnostic radiology in 2015, followed by cardiac imaging (CT and CMR) certifications in 2017, a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Imaging and the European Board of Cardiovascular Imaging (EBCR) Diploma in 2021. He has been awarded several scientific prizes, including the Barclay Medal of the British Institute of Radiology in 2016, the American Heart Association Young Investigator Award, and the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging Rising Star Fellowship in 2020.

His main scientific interests focus on the implementation of Photon Counting Detector CT for cardiovascular applications and multiparametric cardiac imaging methods in a general population and disease cohorts. 

Besides his scientific interests, Tilman Emrich is one of the Cardiac Imaging Section Editors for the "European Journal of Radiology", an Editorial Board Member of the Journal "European Radiology Experimental" and Editor-in-Chief of "Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging".

Caroline Ewertsen
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Caroline Ewertsen
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Abdominal Viscera

She is a consultant in radiology at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark and an associate professor in radiology at Copenhagen University, Denmark.

She has a PhD in radiology in image fusion and ultrasound. Her interests are abdominal imaging, including trauma, MRI and ultrasound. Professor Ewertsen has previously been in the ESOR-ESGAR exchange programme.

She is the President of EFSUMB and has previously been President of the Danish Society of Diagnostic Ultrasound. Professor Ewertsen is a member of the Publication Committee in WFUMB and the ESR Ultrasound Quality and Standards Committee. She is also a co-editor of Ultrasound International Open (UIO) and a reviewer of several medical journals.

Merel Huisman
Dr. Merel Huisman
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Imaging Informatics / Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Merel Huisman, MD, PhD, is a radiologist at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

She is a clinical epidemiologist by training. She got her PhD on a translational subject (MR-guided HIFU for painful bone metastases) at Utrecht University, where she also completed her radiology residency. Her clinical subspecialty interest is cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal and acute radiology. During her residency, she decided to specialise in Artificial Intelligence. 

She has been EuSoMII (European Society for Medical Imaging Informatics) Board Member since 2019 and founded the EuSoMII Young Club, intended for international interdisciplinary networking. She won the AuntMinnie Award Europe in the category 'Rising Star' in 2021 for her efforts for the AI community. She serves as an Associate Editor of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence and a member of the Trainee Editorial Board Advisory Panel of the same journal. She is involved in several national and international initiatives and committees concerning artificial intelligence in healthcare. Her current research interest is clinical validation of commercially available AI-tools and non-interpretive use cases. She is recognised for having meta-level knowledge, including topics like standardisation, people and processes, and education. She prefers a bigger picture orientation, combining pragmatism and academic rigour, providing overview and inspiration in her lectures. 

She is a connector with a global mindset and speaks Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Milos A. Lucic
Prof.Dr. Milos A. Lucic
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Neuro

Milos Lucic is a professor of radiology, neuroradiology, and diagnostic and molecular imaging at the Medical Faculty, University of Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, working in the field of neuroradiology, paediatric neuroradiology, and neuro-oncology imaging at Diagnostic Imaging Centre, Oncology Institute of Vojvodina, Sremska Kamenica, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia.

His special interests are in neuro-oncology, CSF flow disorders, imaging biomarkers, and machine-learning and AI applications in neuroradiology. He is a holder of European Diploma in Neuroradiology (EDiNR) and European Diploma in Paediatric Neuroradiology (EDiPNR), and acted as an examiner for the EDiNR, but also for the EDiR.

Professor Lucic served as a president of the Junior Radiologists Forum (JRF) of European Association of Radiology (EAR), and as European Board of Radiology (EBR) Accreditation Council in Imaging (ACI) Policy Committee Chairman and EBR ACI Scientific Director.

Currently, he is vice-chairman of Balkan Society of Radiology, president of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Society of Serbia, vice-chairman of Serbian Society of Neuroradiology and past-president of Radiological Society of Serbia.

Professor Lucic is the founder of regional MRI School, held in languages of Serbia/Croatia/Bosnia/Slovenia from 2006. He participated as a speaker in numerous national and international educational events, congresses, courses, and schools, including ESNR, ECR, and ESOR.

Stephanie Nougaret
Dr. Stephanie Nougaret
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Genitourinary

Professor Stephanie Nougaret is currently serving as a full professor at the Montpellier Cancer Institute and leading the PINKCC research lab within INSERM.

Her academic foundation was established at the University of Montpellier, where she received her medical degree in 2011. Professor Nougaret has furthered her expertise through post-graduate fellowships in radiology at prestigious institutions, including McGill University and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has expanded her proficiency in data science with a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In her professional role, Professor Nougaret focuses on the intricacies of gynaecological and gastrointestinal malignancies, merging clinical practice with research innovation. She has been recognised with an ERC starting grant for her pioneering work. The PINKCC lab, under her direction, is dedicated to advancing the field of tumour phenotype analysis through integrating multiomics and in vivo imaging, with the goal of developing non-invasive digital biopsy techniques.

Professor Nougaret's scholarly contributions are extensive, with over 120 publications. She is active in the academic community, delivering more than 100 lectures at various radiological and clinical society meetings. Moreover, her academic leadership is reflected in her role on several editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals and books. Professor Nougaret's work epitomises the intersection of clinical excellence and transformative research in radiology.

Alexandra Platon
Dr. Alexandra Platon
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Emergency Imaging

Alexandra Platon is an assistant professor and the Head of the Emergency Radiology Unit at the Diagnostic Department, Division of Radiology, at the University Hospital of Geneva.

Her clinical activity covers imaging of all traumatic and non-traumatic emergency neurologic and body conditions. She teaches radiology for the undergraduate programme at the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva and for the radiology residents at the Geneva University Hospital. Professor Platon supervises master's and doctoral theses in radiology.

She is a member of the research group in emergency radiology at her faculty of medicine. Her research interests include the development and evaluation of guidelines and strategies for imaging of acute pathologies in an emergency, the quality assessment of the radiology activity in emergency settings, and the clinical evaluation and implementation of AI technologies dedicated to emergency pathologies.

Professor Platon is the President of the Swiss Society of Emergency Radiology and is an active member of the Scientific Committee of the Swiss Society of Radiology; she is a member of the Board of the European Society of Emergency Radiology (ESER) and acted as an expert for the European Emergency Radiology diploma examination. She has been an organiser and a speaker at various national and European radiology meetings and serves as a reviewer for several scientific radiology journals.

Andrew Plumb
Dr. Andrew Plumb
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - GI Tract

Andrew Plumb is consultant abdominal radiologist at University College London Hospitals and an associate professor of medical imaging at University College London.

He trained at St John's College, Oxford University, before completing the MRCP in 2007. His initial radiology training was in Manchester, gaining the FRCR in 2010, for which he was awarded the Frank Doyle Medal. He holds a PhD in CT colonography from University College London and was appointed a consultant in 2014. In 2019, he completed his term as the Royal College of Radiologists Roentgen Professor.

He is a former Research Officer for the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR) and currently sits on the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) and United European Gastroenterology (UEG) research committees. His research interests focus on CT colonography and Crohn's disease, and was chief investigator for the PERFECTS, METRIC-EF and MOTILITY studies, having received over £2M in grant income as lead investigator and £5M as co-investigator. He contributes widely to undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, most recently via the BSGAR virtual education programme and the ESGAR workshops committee.

Ioannis Seimenis
Prof. Ioannis Seimenis
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Physics in Medical Imaging

Ioannis Seimenis is a medical physicist, board-certified in both ionising and non-ionising radiation physics.

He is currently serving as Professor of Medical Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece, whilst in the past, he held a series of posts in the medical industry and in the private healthcare sector.

Professor Seimenis is currently the Elected President of the Hellenic Federation of University Teachers' Associations and the Elected Vice-President of the Hellenic Association of Medical Physicists. He chairs the Committee of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission for the certification of radioprotection experts in medical exposures and is a member of the Ministry of Health Committee for Ionising and non-Ιonising Radiations.

He currently serves as the EFOMP (European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics) representative in the ESMRMB (European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology), while he is one of the founding members of the EFOMP Special Interest Group in MRI. His main research interests lie in the field of medical imaging, mainly MRI and CT, extending from basic physics to modern technology and advanced applications.

Professor Seimenis has co-authored 146 peer-reviewed scientific publications, as well as 165 peer-reviewed abstracts in international conference proceedings and has given numerous invited talks in national and international Scientific Meetings or Congresses. He has participated, as senior investigator or scientific coordinator, in 32 competitive research projects funded by national and international research promoting bodies.

Stavros C. Spiliopoulos
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Stavros C. Spiliopoulos
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Vascular

Dr. Spiliopoulos is an associate professor of diagnostic and interventional radiology at the Second Department of Radiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, "Attikon" University General Hospital, Greece.

His clinical work includes vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology and interventional oncology procedures. He is teaching radiology and interventional radiology in pre- and post-graduate courses at the University of Athens, School of Medicine and participating as a primary investigator or co-investigator in clinical and experimental investigational protocols, including multicentre, European, and global studies.

He is a holder of the European Boards of Interventional Radiology (EBIR), a certified Endovascular Specialist (EBIR-ES) and a Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society Europe (FCIRSE) Radiology. Dr. Spiliopoulos has published more than 200 peer-reviewed PubMed articles (> 4.000 citations in Scopus) and 20 international book chapters. He has given over 100 invited lectures at national and international congresses. He is an elected member of the Board of the Greek Society of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology. He has been an elected member of the Standards of Practice Committee and the Research Committee of CIRSE. He is an associate editor in three PubMed scientific journals, a member of the editorial board of five international peer-reviewed journals and an Editorial Consultant for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Dr. Spiliopoulos has received 32 international awards and distinctions for his research. His main ongoing research interests include the endovascular management of peripheral arterial disease and dialysis vascular access, personalised vascular medicine, and loco-regional treatments of solid organ malignancies.

Iwona Sudol-Szopinska
Prof.Dr. Iwona Sudol-Szopinska
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Musculoskeletal

Prof. Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska MD, PhD has graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw, and obtained specialisation in nuclear medicine in 1998 and in radiology in 2002.

She is the Head of the Department of Radiology in the National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation in Warsaw. 

Since 2012, she is an editor-in-chief of "Journal of Ultrasonography" which is an official journal of the Polish Ultrasound Society. She has been supervisor of 14 PhD postgraduate students. In 2015–2018, she held the function of a chairperson of the ESSR Arthritis Subcommittee. As an radiologist, her main interest is musculoskeletal system imaging with a special focus on rheumatic diseases both in adults and in juveniles. She organises courses and conferences dedicated to musculoskeletal imaging in sports and rheumatology. She authored or co-authored more than 290 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited or co-edited 30 chapters and six monographs, and gave a number of invited lectures.

Laura Tanturri de Horatio
Dr. Laura Tanturri de Horatio
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Paediatric

Dr. Laura Tanturri de Horatio has worked since 2008 as a paediatric radiologist at Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital in Rome, Italy.

She carries out clinical and research activities with a primary scientific interest in musculoskeletal imaging in children, particularly in using MRI in paediatric rheumatological diseases. In recent years, she has participated in several multicentric European projects. During the Health-e-Child Project, together with several radiologists from different European countries, she validated an MR-based child-specific scoring systems for wrists and hips in JIA.

Dr. Tanturri de Horatio has been actively involved in the European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) since 2014 and has been chair of the musculoskeletal task force since 2023. In 2024, she obtained a PhD at the University of Tromsø in Norway on advances in musculoskeletal MRI in the assessment of inflammatory diseases in children. She will chair the ECR Paediatric Subcommittee after being a member from 2022 to 2024.

Dr. Tanturri de Horatio has authored 40 publications in international journals and two book chapters. Over the past ten years, she has given more than 30 invited lectures on paediatric radiology at major international congresses.

Isabelle Thomassin-Naggara
Prof. Isabelle Thomassin-Naggara
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson – Breast

Isabelle Thomassin-Naggara is a radiology professor and department imaging chief at the Tenon Hospital, APHP, Sorbonne University, in Paris, France.

She is the President of the French Women's Imaging Society.

Professor Thomassin-Naggara has published more than 200 indexed publications and has been invited to more than 150 conferences.

Moreno Zanardo
Dr. Moreno Zanardo
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Radiographers

Dr. Moreno Zanardo is a postdoctoral researcher at Policlinico San Donato Research Hospital in Italy and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Milan.

His instructional portfolio spans undergraduate, master, and postgraduate courses, with a primary focus on radiobiology and radioprotection, professional ethics and deontology, as well as person-centred care and research. Dr. Zanardo's research is centred on optimising contrast agents for CT and MRI to enhance safety and efficacy, thereby contributing to personalised and precision medicine. With a commitment to academic dissemination, he is the author and co-author of 40 papers and has presented extensively at both national and international conferences.

In 2020, Dr. Zanardo earned his PhD in integrative biomedical research from the University of Milan, with the prestigious Doctor Europaeus distinction. During the final year of his doctoral programme, he enriched his academic experience as a visiting scholar at the University College Dublin in Ireland.

Since 2021, Dr. Zanardo has been an active member of the EFRS Research Committee, promoting and facilitating research activities among radiographers. Furthermore, he contributes as a member of the Radiographers' Subcommittee for ECR 2022-2024, reinforcing his commitment to advancing the field.

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