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ECR 2021 Programme Team Brochure

The ECR 2021 Programme Team Brochure includes all the Programme Planning Committee Members, the Scientific Subcommittee Chairpersons and the staff members of the ECR Scientific Programme Department.

Programme Team Brochure

ECR 2021 Programme Team


Prof.Dr.
Michael H. Fuchsjäger
Prof.Dr. Michael H. Fuchsjäger
Programme Planning Committee - Chairperson (ESR President)

Professor Michael Fuchsjäger is Professor of General Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Medical University Graz, Austria.

He received his MD degree from the University of Vienna and completed his residency at the Medical University of Vienna, Department of Radiology. He was a research fellow at the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, and served as Chair of the Clinical Imaging Institute at Al Ain Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Professor Fuchsjäger’s clinical work and research is dedicated to diagnostic and interventional breast radiology, with a focus on minimally invasive therapy. He serves on various committees for national and international radiology and senology societies, first and foremost the European Society of Radiology, where he is the current 2nd Vice President, as well as Chair of Evaluation of the Programme Planning Committee for the ECR. Furthermore, he is a member of the executive boards of the European Society of Breast Imaging, the Austrian Roentgen Society, and the Austrian Society of Senology.

Professor Fuchsjäger is a member of the editorial boards of several of the most prestigious radiology journals, including Radiology and European Radiology. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, review articles, and book chapters, and has also presented more than 400 educational lectures at the most prestigious radiology conferences worldwide.

Prof.Dr.
Regina G.H. Beets-Tan
Prof.Dr. Regina G.H. Beets-Tan
Programme Planning Committee - Deputy Chairperson (ESR 1st Vice-President)

Professor Regina Beets-Tan, MD, PhD, chairs the Department of Radiology at The Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. Her clinical expertise is in oncologic and abdominal imaging, and her current research focuses on colorectal cancer imaging, while her department researches functional MR imaging, interventional oncology, and artificial intelligence.

Professor Beets-Tan is 2nd Vice President of the ESR, President of ESGAR, and Past President of ESOI. She is a member of the EU Mission Board for Cancer, ESTRO, the research boards of the Dutch Organization of Science and the Dutch Cancer Society, and the Chilean Colorectal Surgical Society, and represents ESR in the board of the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO).

As ESOI president, she instigated a collaboration between ESOI and ESMO, ESTRO, ESSO, ESDO and EACR, believing that multidisciplinary is the key for better patient care. She has also served in the Educational and Strategic Committees of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG).

She is part of editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals and books, has authored or co-authored over 300 publications, over 40 book chapters, and has been cited over 9500 times.

Professor Beets-Tan has delivered over 500 lectures in Radiological and Clinical Society meetings and has received several scientific and teaching awards, including the 2013 ESOR Best Teacher Award and the ISMRM Outstanding Teacher Award in 2008, 2009, and 2014.

Prof.Dr.
Boris Brkljačić
Prof.Dr. Boris Brkljačić
Programme Planning Committee - President of the Preceding Congress

Boris Brkljačić is Professor of Radiology, Cathedra Chair, and Vice-Dean of the University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia.

Born in 1963, he graduated from UZSM in 1988 and became a board-certified radiologist in 1994. Since 2001 he has been Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University, Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb. He studied abroad at the Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC.

Since 2005 he has been Head of the Advisory Board for National Breast Cancer Screening Programme; an Education and Professional Standards committee member of EFSUMB (2008 to 2011); President of the Croatian Society of Radiology (2008 to 2012); Chairman of the Finance and Internal Affairs Committee, ESR (2011 to 2014); Chairman of the Communications and External Affairs Committee, ESR (2014 to 2017); Second Vice President, ESR (2017 to 2018); First Vice-President, ESR (2018 to 2019); President of the European Society of Radiology (2019 to 2020); and Chairman of the Board of European Society of Radiology (2020 to 2021).

He is a fellow of ESUR and member of EUSOBI and CIRSE, an honorary member of the Hungarian Society of Radiology, Romanian Society of Radiology, Bulgarian Society of Radiology, Belarus Society of Radiology, Israel Association of Radiology, Slovakian Society of Radiology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the Slovenian Society for Ultrasound, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ultrasound, an International Editorial board member of Ultraschall in der Medizin, publisher of 2 textbooks, 59 chapters, and over 110 papers in peer-reviewed magazines, and presented over 3260 invited lectures and 280 meetings internationally.

His fields of expertise include breast imaging, vascular, and interventional radiology.

Prof.Dr.
Deniz Akata
Prof.Dr. Deniz Akata
Programme Planning Committee - ESR Finance and Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson

Deniz Akata is Chair and Professor of the Department of Radiology at Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Her expertise is in abdominal imaging and oncologic imaging of the female pelvis and abdomen. She completed her fellowship in abdominal and digital imaging at the Medical College of Wisconsin, US, in 2000.

She has published more than 100 articles in professional journals, has given more than 40 invited lectures for international organisations, and presented more than 100 invited lectures for national conferences.

Furthermore, she has duties with professional organisations, primarily as an executive council member with the European Society of Radiology and with the International Society of Strategic Studies in Radiology. She is also a member of ESGAR and ESUR. She was Co-chair of the Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Subcommittee (Abdominal Viscera) for ECR 2014, a member of the Program Planning Committee of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in 2011, 2012 and 2017, and President of the Scientific Committee of TURKRAD 2008, the National Congress of Turkish Society of Radiology.

She has served as Chair of the National Societies Committee and Chair of the Finance and Internal Affairs Committee in the Executive Council of ESR.

Prof. Carlo Catalano
Prof. Carlo Catalano
Programme Planning Committee - ESR Education Committee Chairperson

Carlo Catalano, born in Rome, Italy, is Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Sapienza University of Rome Policlinico Umberto I.

After his residency in L’Aquila, Italy, he attended the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston MA, researching cardio-vascular MR imaging under the guidance of Professor Robert Edelman. He started clinical activity in Rome at Policlinico Umberto I at the Radiology Emergency Department and then in interventional radiology. He then became Assistant Professor in 1999, Associate Professor in 2006, and full Professor in 2011.

His main clinical and research interests are cardiovascular imaging, oncologic imaging, specifically of abdominal and genitourinary diseases, and interventional radiology, primarily in image-guided therapy. He has been among the first users of MR angiography and more recently of MR guided interventions.

As an educator, he has been Chair of the Radiology Training Program at Sapienza, the largest in Italy, for more than ten years. He is currently Chairman of the Education Committee of the ESR and a member of the RSNA Committee on International Radiology Education (CIRE). He is a board member of several of the most prestigious radiological journals and a member of numerous societies, having been President of the Italian Society of Cardiac Radiology, a member and treasurer of the Executive Committee of the ESCR (European Society for Cardiac Radiology), and he is currently on the board of the Italian Society of Radiology representing International Relationships.

He is a proud member of the PPC for ECR 2021.

Prof.Dr.
Christian Loewe
Prof.Dr. Christian Loewe
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Chairperson

University Professor Dr Christian Loewe, EBCR, was born 1971 in Vienna, Austria.

He is currently Chairman of the Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Bioimaging and Image-Guided Intervention at the Medical University of Vienna. He currently serves as Chairman of the European Board of Cardiovascular Radiology (EBCR) and as Chairman of the Educational Committee within the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR).

He was President of the Annual Meeting of ESCR in Vienna, 2014, and of the Annual Meeting of the Austrian Roentgen Ray Society Meeting, 2018, and Chairman of the Postgraduate Educational Programme Planning Committee of ECR 2019. He was also a member of the Editorial Board of European Radiology (2002 to 2011) and Associate Editor of Radiology (2011 to 2017).

The main focus of his clinical and scientific work is non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic (MSCT and MRT of the heart, CT angiography, and MR angiography). Christian Loewe has given more than 350 invited lectures, has authored or co-authored more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is the author of 5 book chapters.

Prof.Dr.
Ustun Aydingoz
Prof.Dr. Ustun Aydingoz
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member

Dr Ustun Aydingoz has been a dedicated musculoskeletal radiologist since 1996 and is currently Professor of Radiology at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey.

He has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and lectured in 25 countries as an invited speaker at scientific meetings, including the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Between 2005 and 2009, Dr Aydingoz served as Visiting Professor of Radiology in Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, where he was twice elected "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by radiology residents.

He has worked as a member (and most recently as the chairperson) of the Musculoskeletal Scientific Subcommittee of the ECR for four years and as the musculoskeletal subspecialty member of the Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee of the ECR 2020. He also served in the Education Exhibits Awards Committee of the RSNA. Professional interests of Dr Aydingoz include, aside from musculoskeletal imaging, imaging informatics, workflow management, and decision support systems.

Dr. Adrian Brady
Dr. Adrian Brady
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member

Adrian Brady is a consultant radiologist and Head of Department at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, with particular interests in interventional radiology and abdominal (GI & GU) imaging.

He graduated from Medical School in Dublin, Ireland, and completed his radiology training in Dublin and Hamilton, Ontario (Canada), before becoming a staff radiologist in Toronto. In 1995 he moved to his present post in Cork.

Dr Brady is also 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), and the Faculty of Radiologists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He was Dean (President) of the Faculty from 2010 to 2012. He has been involved in ESR activities for many years and chaired the ESR Quality Safety & Standards Committee from 2017 to 2020.

Aside from his subspecialty interests, Dr Brady is particularly active in radiology professional issues. He has published and spoken widely in recent years on radiologist workload, errors and discrepancies in radiology, radiology reporting style and structure, value-based imaging, and artificial intelligence in radiology (with particular emphasis on ethics).

Prof.Dr.
Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
Prof.Dr. Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member

Hans-Ulrich Kauczor studied medicine at universities in Bonn, Heidelberg, and Cologne, Germany. After his graduation, he completed his residency in radiology and received his "Habilitation" degree from the University of Mainz in 1998. After having been Associate Professor in Mainz, he became full Professor for Radiology in 2003 and led the Department of Radiology at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. Since 2008, he holds the positions of Chairman of Radiology and Medical Director of the Clinic of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Heidelberg.

He is especially known for his clinical and scientific work applying computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to the fields of chest diseases and oncology.

He has served as President of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (2011), the German-Japanese Radiological Affiliation (2011 to 2013), the International Workshop of Pulmonary Functional Imaging (2011 to 2015) and the Fleischner Society (2015). He has also served as Chair of the Research Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Radiology (2013 to 2016). Since 2018, he has been Chair of the Translational Lung Research Center, Heidelberg, and a member of the board of directors of the German Center of Lung Research (DZL).

Prof.Dr.
Elmar Kotter
Prof.Dr. Elmar Kotter
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member

Dr Kotter studied medicine and computer science at the University of Montpellier, France, and the Université René Descartes in Paris, France. After receiving his MD and MS in 1993, he moved to Germany for his radiology residency at Freiburg University Hospital, which he completed in 2000.

Since 1994, he has been Director of the Freiburg PACS-Project, and since 1997 he has been Head of Information Technology at the Department of Radiology. Since 2003, Dr Kotter has been Deputy Director of the Department of Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg, and since 2008 he has been Associate Professor of Radiology at Freiburg University.

Dr Kotter served as Chair of the "Information Technology" working group of the "Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft" (German Society of Radiology) from 2006 to 2015. He is currently Vice President of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII). Dr Kotter served the European Society of Radiology as a member of the eHealth and Informatics Subcommittee, and the European Congress of Radiology as Chairman of the Imaging Informatics Subcommittee. Dr Kotter has authored or co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers.

Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Jonathan McNulty
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Jonathan McNulty
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member (EFRS Representative)

Associate Professor McNulty is Associate Dean (Postgraduate Studies and Continuing Professional Development) in the School of Medicine, University College Dublin, where he oversees more than 75 postgraduate programmes and continuing professional development activities across the school. He is a university fellow in teaching and academic and has delivered over 140 conference presentations, contributed to over 70 journal articles, and has held significant national and international research grants.

His research interests include medical and healthcare education, optimisation and benefit-risk communication, neuroimaging, and forensic imaging.

In November 2017 he was elected President (2017 to 2020) of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), having sat on the board since 2014 where he chaired the Educational Wing, a network of 61 educational institutions. He is Associate Editor (Europe) for Radiography (Elsevier), the official journal of the EFRS. He is a former council member of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, a former chair of the Erasmus Radiography Group, a consortium of 16 academic institutions from across Europe, and a former chair of the Radiographers Scientific Subcommittee for ECR. He was also a member of the ECR 2019 Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) Subcommittee of the Programme Planning Committee (PPC).

Prof.Dr.
Konstantin Nikolaou
Prof.Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member

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

Professor Nikolaou received his MD from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich in 2000, then went on to become Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Radiology, University Hospitals, Munich, after finalising his PhD-thesis on the topic of modern cardiovascular computed tomography techniques in 2007. He was also Vice-Chair of the Department of Clinical Radiology from 2007 to 2014. He joined the Eberhard-Karl-University, Tübingen, in April 2014 as a chairman of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.

Professor Nikolaou’s main fields of interest are multimodality and multi-parametric imaging modalities in oncology, as well as non-invasive imaging of cardiovascular diseases. He has authored or co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications.

Professor Nikolaou is a member of the Executive Board of the German Roentgen Ray Society (DRG), the Executive Committee of the European Society of Hybrid, Molecular and Translational Imaging (ESHI-MT), the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR), the International Society of Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R), and an honorary member of the Greek Society of Radiology.

Dr. Lil-Sofie Ording Müller
Dr. Lil-Sofie Ording Müller
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member

Lil-Sofie Ording Müller is a consultant paediatric radiologist at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet (the national hospital) in Norway. Rikshospitalet is a tertiary care centre for most paediatric diseases including oncology, transplantations, congenital heart disease, rheumatic diseases, neonatal surgery and complex malformations, and paediatric disorders.

Lil-Sofie Ording Müller’s main fields include paediatric abdominal and oncological radiology and paediatric musculoskeletal radiology with a focus on infectious and inflammatory disorders of the musculoskeletal system. She is Head of Paediatric Non-Cardiac Body MRI at the National Hospital in Norway, Co-chair of the ESPR abdominal task force-group, and Chair of the Norwegian Society for Paediatric Radiology.

Her academic qualifications include a PhD from Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway, 2012, with a thesis titled "Establishment of normative MRI standards for the paediatric skeleton to better outline pathology, focused on juvenile idiopathic arthritis".

She is a radiology specialist from Norway and registered specialist in the UK, receiving her MD from the Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway, in 2001.

As well as being a consultant paediatric radiologist at Oslo University Hospital, Norway, she is also a PhD student and consultant radiologist at University Hospital North Norway, and a locum consultant radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, having received training at the University Hospital North Norway, Tromsø, and the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK.

Prof. Marie-Pierre Revel
Prof. Marie-Pierre Revel
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member

Marie-Pierre Revel is Professor of Radiology and Head of Cardiothoracic Imaging Unit at Cochin Hospital, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France. She is the past president of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) and currently PPC Chairperson for the ECR meeting 2020.

She graduated from Necker-Enfants Malades Faculty of Medicine, Paris Descartes University in 1989 and obtained her PhD degree in science at Lille 2 University in 2007. She spent one year at Calmette Hospital in Lille in the radiology department, chaired by Professor Martine Remy Jardin, to get more expertise in integrated cardiothoracic imaging.

Her area of expertise is thoracic imaging, with a special interest in thromboembolism and lung cancer, and she has published 90 articles referenced in PubMed.

Professor Revel is in charge of the Lung Cancer Screening (LCS) certification programme, which is endorsed by the European Society of Radiology. She believes it is important to ensure to practise LCS at a similar quality level to the trials that have proven its value, thereby ensuring that there is the maximal benefit from its introduction. Her current project is to start a pilot LCS study in France, combining breast and lung cancer screening for women who are eligible in terms of age and smoking history.

Prof.Dr.
Andrea G. Rockall
Prof.Dr. Andrea G. Rockall
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member

Professor Andrea Rockall, MRPC, FRCR, graduated from King’s College Hospital, London, in 1990 and 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 Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging 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, she was appointed Clinical Chair of Radiology, Imperial College, London, in April of 2018.

Her special interests are in genitourinary cancer, image-based clinical trials, functional imaging in response assessment, and machine-learning applications in radiology.

She is currently Chief Investigator of the CRUK MAPPING trial in cervical and endometrial cancer, the NIHR trials MALIBO, MALIMAR (machine learning studies) and the NIHR MROC study (multicentre UK trial in ovarian cancer). She is Associate Editor of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence and sits on the Royal College of Radiologists Faculty Board and ESR Executive Council.

Prof.Dr.
Marion Smits
Prof.Dr. Marion Smits
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member

Marion Smits is Professor and Neuroradiologist at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, and Honorary Consultant at University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. She 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 pathophysiological and regenerative processes in a variety of neurological diseases. Her main focus is neuro-oncology.

Professor Smits combines her clinical expertise with scientific research and active participation in key international organisations, including the European Society of Radiology (ESR) as Chair of the Publications Committee, and as Vice President of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB). She uses this unique combination of affiliations to establish productive connections between relevant clinical research questions and to implement scientific innovation in clinical practice while disseminating knowledge and expertise through her numerous national and international teaching activities.

Prof.Dr.
Jacob Sosna
Prof.Dr. Jacob Sosna
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member

Professor Jacob Sosna earned his MD from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, with distinction in 1989. He completed his residency in radiology at Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem in 2001, then travelled to Boston to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School, for research and clinical fellowships in abdominal imaging and advanced cross-sectional imaging.

Professor Sosna returned to Hadassah as a senior radiologist, Head of CT, and Director of the 3D Imaging Laboratory in 2003. He has served as Radiology Research Coordinator since 2004, established and heads the Experimental CT, and is Co-director of the Applied Radiology Laboratory. In 2011 he became Chairman of Radiology at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, and in 2016, the Director of the Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Division. He serves as Vice Dean of the Hebrew University, Hadassah Faculty of Medicine.

Professor Sosna has published over 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is an active speaker in international conferences on radiology and diagnostic imaging. He was selected by the board of directors of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) as the Eyler Editorial Fellow for 2006, acting as Associate Editor for Radiology. In 2017 he was awarded an honorary fellowship of the ACR and in 2018 an honorary membership of the RSNA. He is currently President of the Israeli Radiological Association.

His research focuses on advancing clinical applications in cutting edge CT technology and collaborating with other experts in image-based diagnosis and therapy in the US and Europe.

Dr. Annalisa Trianni
Dr. Annalisa Trianni
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member (EFOMP Representative)

Dr Annalisa Trianni works as a medical physicist at Udine University Hospital (ASUIUD), Udine, Italy. Her primary field of application is medical imaging, with a focus on dose and image quality optimisation for the different X-ray imaging modalities and a special interest for interventional radiology and CT. She also works as a radiation protection expert (RPE).

Dr Trianni teaches radiation protection, medical radiation physics, and imaging informatics at the universities of Udine and Trieste. She has been involved in various research projects (i.e., DIMOND and SENTINEL) and, more recently, in EUTEMPE-RX.

Additionally, Dr Trianni is involved in IAEA missions and expert groups, and in several international working groups (Chair of DICOM WG28, member of DICOM WG02, board member of EUSOMII, radiation protection WG for ESR). She has been Coordinator of the Working Group on Digital Radiology of the Italian Association of Medical Physics and currently coordinates the EFOMP WG on QC protocol for angiography systems.

Dr Trianni is the secretary of EFOMP Science Committee.

Prof.Dr.
Matthias J.P. van Osch
Prof.Dr. Matthias J.P. van Osch
Postgraduate Educational Programme Subcommittee - Member (ESMRMB Representative)

Matthias van Osch studied applied physics at the University of Twente from 1991 to 1997. He then moved to the Image Sciences Institute (ISI) of the UMC Utrecht for his PhD-research on bolus-tracking perfusion MRI (DSC-MRI). His main focus was to improve the absolute quantification of the technique, particularly by improving arterial input function measurements.

In 2005 he moved to the Leiden University Medical Centre, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007. In 2006 and 2007 he was Technical Manager of the installation of a whole-body human 7Tesla MRI scanner, and in 2018 was promoted to full Professor.

His research focus includes all perfusion MRI techniques, high-resolution anatomical imaging, and clinical applications of 7 Tesla MRI. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and is currently Scientific Program Committee Chair of the 2019 congress of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology in Rotterdam.

Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Nikoleta Ivanova Traykova
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nikoleta Ivanova Traykova
Scientific Programme Subcommittee - Chairperson

Nikoleta Traykova is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology, St. George University, Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment (UMHAT), and Director of the Medical College at the Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

She graduated from the Medical University, Plovdiv, with honours in 1994, received her PhD in medical radiology in 2002, and became a board-certified radiologist in 2004. In 2006 she became an associate professor in radiology, and in 2010 received a master’s degree in health care management.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of Bulgarian Association of Radiology, the National Commission for State Exams in Radiology, the Executive Committee of the Balkan Society of Radiology (BSR), the ESR Executive Council, the ESOR Steering Committee, and the ESNR and ISMRM. She also chairs the Bulgarian Society of Neuroradiology & Head and Neck Radiology, the ESR Communication and External Affairs Committee, and the BSR Bylaws Committee.

She was President of the National Congress of Radiology in 2015, Consultant Radiologist and Vice Director of Educational Activities and International Cooperation at Uni Hospital, Panagyurishte (2015 to 2018), Chairperson of Program Planning Committee of the Balkan Congress of Radiology (2017 to 2018), host organiser of the Visiting Professorship Programme, Bulgaria (2015 and 2019), a member of the ECR Program Planning Committee (2019 to 2020), and a lecturer at the Erasmus Teaching Mobility Program in Spain (2007), Portugal (2011), and Ireland (2012).

Professor Traykova is a lecturer at the European School of Radiology (ESOR) and has published more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Prof.Dr.
Marc Dewey
Prof.Dr. Marc Dewey
Scientific Programme Subcommittee - Member, MyT3 and CTiR Coordinator

Marc Dewey is Heisenberg Professor of the German Research Foundation and Vice-Chair of Radiology at Charité, Universitätsmedizin, Berlin. His main research interest is cardiac imaging: he coordinates the Pan-European randomised DISCHARGE trial, is Editor of Cardiac CT, Section Editor of Cardiac of European Radiology, and a consultant to the editor of Radiology.

His team has more than 200 publications with an impact factor of 1,450, and his h-index is 43.

Professor Dewey received the two highest scientific awards of the German Röntgen Society: the Röntgen Award in 2009 and the Curie Ring in 2012. He was the secretary of congress of the German Röntgen Society in 2010 and was President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Radiological Society from 2011 to 2013. He initiated the Clinical Trials in Radiology sessions at ECR 2015 and the My Thesis in 3 minutes sessions together with Dr Marc Zins in 2018. He has taken on several roles within the European Society of Radiology, notably as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee (2019 to 2020), a member of the e-learning editorial board, and ESR Research Chair Committee (2019 to 2022).

Dr. Ferdia A. Gallagher
Dr. Ferdia A. Gallagher
Scientific Programme Subcommittee - Member

Dr Ferdia Gallagher is an academic radiologist and senior cancer research fellow at Cancer Research UK (CRUK). He studied medicine at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford before training as a radiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He undertook a PhD in biochemistry in Cambridge as part of a CRUK Clinical Research Training Fellowship.

He is currently a university reader in molecular imaging and an honorary consultant radiologist. His research group develops new functional and molecular imaging methods to detect cancer and early response to therapy, with the aim of translating these techniques into humans. His team is particularly interested in methods to probe cancer metabolism non-invasively, such as hyperpolarised carbon-13 MRI. The group is also interested in the application of proton spectroscopy to study tumour metabolism, as well as multinuclear, multimodality, and hybrid approaches to cancer imaging, such as sodium MRI, PET/CT, and PET/MRI. These methods are being used to monitor treatment response in a range of settings, including the use of immunotherapy. His laboratory is also studying novel cell labelling methods to complement more conventional approaches to monitor immune infiltration into tumours.

Dr Gallagher sits on a number of international committees and is currently Chair of the Research Committee of the European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging, a board member of the European Society of Radiology Research Committee, and was previously Chair of the MR of the Cancer Study Group of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

Assist.Prof.Dr.
Sofia Gourtsoyianni
Assist.Prof.Dr. Sofia Gourtsoyianni
Scientific Programme Subcommittee - Member

Sofia Gourtsoyianni is a Greek board-certified radiologist, having trained in LMU, Munich, Germany, and at the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece. She spent a year as a research fellow in body CT applications at BIDMC, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA, and 11 months as a clinical research fellow at the Department of Cancer Imaging, King’s College London. She worked as a consultant radiologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK, and at Konstantopouleion Hospital in Athens, Greece.

She is currently Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Athens and works in the 1st Department of Radiology in Areteion Hospital, Athens, and is an honorary clinical lecturer (research) at the Cancer Imaging Department at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King’s College, London.

She is also a member of the ESGAR and ESOI Executive Committee, an Editorial Board Member for the Gastrointestinal Imaging Section in European Journal of Radiology, and has edited two textbooks on GI and abdominal radiology. She has given more than 90 invited lectures on abdominal and GI radiological topics.

Assoc.Prof.Dr
Katarzyna Gruszczynska
Assoc.Prof.Dr Katarzyna Gruszczynska
Scientific Programme Subcommittee - Member

Dr Katarzyna Gruszczynska is Assistant Professor of Radiology and Head of the Division of Diagnostic Imaging at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (one of three divisions within the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine).

She received her MD in 1991 and her PhD in 2003, both from the Medical University of Silesia. She started her medical career in internal medicine, and since 1996 has worked at the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital no 6 (John Paul II Upper Silesian Child Health Centre), where she became Head of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging & Interventional Radiology in 2011. This hospital is a university paediatric centre, so the everyday clinical practice is dedicated to paediatric radiology, including cardiovascular imaging.

Dr Gruszczynska has published 50 scientific papers and 15 book chapters, has participated in numerous research projects, both in Poland and internationally, and from 2006 to 2007, completed a one-year-fellowship in cardiac radiology at the Department of Radiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

She has been a member of the ESR since 1999, is a member of the Membership Committee of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR), and served as Chairperson of the ESCR Annual Meeting in Krakow, Poland, in 2016.

Ass.Prof.Dr.
Elena Mershina
Ass.Prof.Dr. Elena Mershina
Scientific Programme Subcommittee - Member

Dr Elena Mershina is Associate Professor of Radiology and Head of the Radiology Department at Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia. She is an ESR member, and a board member of the ESCR, the Russian Society of Radiology, and the Russian Society of Cardiovascular Radiology.

She is an internationally renowned expert in cardiac imaging, with a primary research interest is CMR in cardiomyopathies, searching for radiologic‐genetic correlations, CMR and CCTA in CAD, and MRI and dual-energy CT (DECT) in pulmonary hypertension.

Dr Mershina has authored or co‐authored 30 peer‐reviewed publications and has given numerous invited lectures at national and international meetings (ECR 2013, ECR 2014, ESCR 2016, ESCR 2017, and ESOR 2018). During ECR 2018, she organised and moderated the multidisciplinary session, "The heart team: coronary imaging and treatment." From 2011 to 2013, she was an ECR Cardiac Subcommittee Member, and from 2014 to 2016, a Thoracic Subcommittee Member.

Prof. Emanuele Neri
Prof. Emanuele Neri
Scientific Programme Subcommittee - Member

Emanuele Neri is Associate Professor of Radiology and Head of the 3rd Diagnostic Radiology Unit (with a special interest in oncologic imaging) at Pisa University Hospital. He leads the Radiomics Lab of the Radiology Unit and the Local Research Unit of the PRIMAGE project (PRedictive In-silico Multiscale Analytics to support cancer personalised diaGnosis and prognosis, Empowered by imaging biomarkers), Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No. 826494.

Additionally, he is Director of Masters in Interventional Radiology and Masters in Oncologic Imaging at the University of Pisa, Member of the Board, and Chair of the Research Committee of the European Society of Oncologic Imaging. He serves as a member of various committees in the field of eHealth and informatics for the European Society of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. He is Scientific Committee President of the Foundation of the Italian Society of Medical and Interventional Radiology (SIRM), a fellow member of ESGAR and Past President of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics.

Professor Neri has spent the majority of his clinical and scientific career in oncologic, head and neck and GI tract imaging, and in imaging informatics, has published 134 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, co-edited four books, and held more than 150 invited lectures for international congresses and educational courses.

Prof.Dr.
Daniela Prayer
Prof.Dr. Daniela Prayer
Scientific Programme Subcommittee - Member

Daniela Prayer is Neuroradiology Professor and Head of the Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology Department at the Medical University of Vienna, where she has worked since 1982.

She received her medical degree from the Medical University of Vienna in 1981, worked in neuroradiology, MRI, and foetal MRI, and completed her medical residency in neurology and psychiatry in 1991. She then specialised in radiology in 1996.

In 1993 she completed a fellowship with Professor Barkovich at the Department of Neuroradiology/Paediatric Neuroradiology at the University of San Francisco, California, focusing on paediatric neuroradiology, hereditary and acquired foetal and paediatric central nervous system diseases, diffusion, and the development of fast MRI sequences for application in foetal MRI.

Since 1996 she has been the reference radiologist for CNS involvement in Langerhans cell histiocytosis for the international LCH study group and the Austrian reference radiologist for CNS tumours in children. She has served on the Austrian Medical Association (FOA) committee, the industry relations and coordination committee for the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB), the paediatric radiology subcommittee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), is a past-president, board member, and chairperson for the finance committee of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Neuropediatrics (ESMRN), a board member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics of Gynaecology (ISUOG), and a member of the Austrian Society of Neuroradiology and the Austrian Society of Perinatology.

She has published more than 330 peer-reviewed articles, numerous books, book chapters, exhibits, abstracts, and editorials.

Prof.Dr.
Filip M.H.M. Vanhoenacker
Prof.Dr. Filip M.H.M. Vanhoenacker
Scientific Programme Subcommittee - Member

Filip Vanhoenacker is a staff radiologist in the Department of Radiology at General Hospital Sint-Maarten Mechelen, and Guest Professor of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Service, University of Antwerp, and at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University.

He graduated as a medical doctor from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, in 1987, and is a board-certified radiologist with extensive international experience.

Filip Vanhoenacker has authored or co-authored 346 peer-reviewed scientific papers, five books, and 77 book chapters. He is an active member of many national and international societies, including the ESR, and has served as Secretary and President of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR).

Dr. Judith Babar
Dr. Judith Babar
European Excellence in Education (E³) Section Coordinator - European Diploma Prep Sessions

Dr Judith Babar is the lead for thoracic imaging and consultant radiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, having been appointed in 2007.

She received her medical degree from the University of Birmingham in 1998, then completed her radiology residency in Birmingham, and her thoracic fellowship in Vancouver, Canada, under the direction of Dr Nestor Muller. She is currently an examiner for the Final FRCR 2b exam for the Royal College of Radiologists, and an associate lecturer for the University of Cambridge, involved in teaching radiology and supervising anatomy, and a facilitator on the Professionalism Course for Undergraduates.

Dr Babar became Chair of the Written Evaluation Committee for the European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) in 2018, having previously taken on the roles of Coordinator and Thoracic Team Leader (2011 to 2016).

She has been published on a variety of thoracic diseases, including interstitial lung disease, COPD, and primary immunodeficiencies. She is an active teacher at many scientific meetings and courses, and a member of the Bylaw Committee for the European Society of Thoracic Imaging.

Dr. Sue Barter
Dr. Sue Barter
Section Coordinator: e-Learning

Sue Barter is a consultant radiologist at Bedford Hospital, UK.

Previously, she was a consultant radiologist at Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals from 2003 to 2015, as well as Director of Breast Imaging and Director of the Cambridge and Huntingdon Breast Screening Service (C&HBSS) from 2007 to 2010. She was elected as Medical Director for Professional Practice at the Royal College of Radiologists from 2012 to 2015 and has represented the College at European meetings on Audit and the NICE familial breast cancer guideline group.

She has been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings and has been published widely in many peer-reviewed journals.

Sue Barter has had many roles serving the ESR, having been a member of the Examining Board of the European Diploma in Radiology, and responsible for delivering the written content of the European Diploma in Radiology examination. She also chaired the Self-Assessment Committee of the European Society of Radiology, coordinating, writing and editing modules on self-assessment in radiology.

Currently, she is Chair of the E-learning Subcommittee, manages the Editorial Board, and is commissioning e-learning courses for the e-learning platform, Education 0n Demand.

Prof. Michele Bertolotto
Prof. Michele Bertolotto
European Excellence in Education (E³) Section Coordinator - Advanced Courses

Professor Bertolotto was Born in Genoa, Italy. After training in medical biophysics, he graduated in medicine and completed a residency in radiology at the University of Genoa. He married in 1993 and currently has two daughters, and since 1996 he has worked in the Department of Radiology of the University of Trieste, Italy. He has been Chief of Ultrasound since 2010 and presently is Editor for kidneys, ureters, and bladder of Abdominal Radiology.

He currently devotes the majority of his time to clinical practice as a senior consultant in genitourinary radiology. His research activity concerns several fields of diagnostic imaging, with contributions primarily focused on abdominal and genitourinary radiology, looking at the use of colour Doppler modes and CEUS.

Professor Bertolotto had several commitments in the Italian and European Societies of Radiology, in the Italian and European Societies of Ultrasound and, especially, in the European Society of Urogenital Radiology. He is currently serving as ESUR Secretary/Treasurer. He is Chairman of the ESUR Membership Committee, a member of the ESUR Rules Committee, the ESUR Contrast Media Safety Committee, the ESUR Examination Committee of the Level III European Diploma in GU Radiology, and the Scrotal and Penile Imaging Working Group.

He has published 171 full papers, 85 book chapters, and three books, and has been an invited speaker to 420 national and international meetings.

Dr. Marianna Gardarsdottir
Dr. Marianna Gardarsdottir
Section Coordinator: Cases of the Day

Maríanna Garðarsdóttir is a senior radiologist at Landspítali, the National University Hospital in Reykjavík, Iceland. She is currently Chief of Cardiac Imaging and Vice Chief of the Department of Radiology, Adjunct Professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Iceland, and Clinical Associate Professor at the National University hospital, where she takes great interest in training residents in radiology and teaching medical students.

Her main clinical interest in radiology, in addition to cardiac imaging, are oncological imaging of the thorax and abdomen, specifically lung cancer and diseases of the chest and lungs. She is an expert advisor to the National Task Force on Fabry disease in Iceland and a national delegate to the UEMS, European Union of Medical Specialists, Section of Radiology.

Dr Garðarsdóttir is President of the Radiological Society of Iceland and a board member of the Nordic Society of Medical Radiology, of which she was the president from 2016 to 2017. She has been involved in the work of the ESR and ECR since she was a resident in radiology, first with the Radiology Trainee Forum, and then in scientific subcommittees and several society committees on behalf of the Radiological Society of Iceland.

Dr Gardarsdóttir lives in Reykjavík, Iceland, with her two teenage daughters where she enjoys the Icelandic nature, sailing, golfing, and working on her research in the field of atrial fibrillation and brain perfusion.

Ms. Monika Hierath
Ms. Monika Hierath
Section Coordinator: ESR Advisor on “European and International Affairs”

Prof.Dr. M.G.
Myriam Hunink
Prof.Dr. M.G. Myriam Hunink
European Excellence in Education (E³) Section Coordinator - Advanced Courses

Myriam Hunink, Professor, MD, PhD, completed a BSc in applied mathematics, an MD degree, and a PhD in health decision sciences. She trained as a radiologist in Amsterdam (VUMC), did sub-speciality training in interventional and cardiovascular radiology in Boston (BWH/Harvard), and did a research fellowship at Harvard (HSPH/BWH/HMS).

Currently, she is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Radiology and Director of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES), at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In addition, she is Adjunct Professor of Health Decision Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston.

Her vision is to optimise medical decisions by combining the best-available quantitative evidence on risks and benefits from diverse sources and integrating patient values, preferences, quality of life, and costs. Her research interests include technology assessment of imaging tests and image-guided therapies, evidence- and value-based use of imaging tests, optimising the design of randomised controlled clinical trials, and lifestyle interventions to alleviate chronic stress and prevent burnout among healthcare professionals.

In the ESR, she chairs the subcommittee on Imaging Referral Guidelines. She has been honoured with the Swiss Society of Radiology Honorary Corresponding membership, the Society of Medical Decision Making Career Achievement Award, and the Radiology Health Services Research Achievement Award. Her passions include research, teaching, mentoring, the martial art aikido, and classical music improvisation on the piano.

Prof. Alexandre Krainik
Prof. Alexandre Krainik
ESR Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee - Chairperson, Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Neuro

Alexandre Krainik was born in Paris, France, in 1970. He graduated from the Medical School of La Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris in 1993. He completed his residency and his fellowship in radiology in Paris, in 1998 and 2002 respectively. He received his PhD in neurosciences from the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, in 2004. After post-doctoral work in the Max-Plack Institute of Brain Cognitive Neurosciences in Leipzig, Germany, he moved to Grenoble in the French Alps, one of the most innovative cities in the world.

He is currently full Professor of Radiology at the University Grenoble Alps, Head of the Department of Neuroradiology, and Director of IRMaGe, an MRI research platform in the Grenoble University Hospital.

His main scientific activities focus on functional imaging of the brain, with clinical applications in the management of vascular steno-occlusive diseases, dementia, and brain tumours. He has published approximately 100 original scientific articles and presented over 200 scientific communications in international congresses.

His teaching activity is dedicated to the basic and most advanced techniques of diagnosis neuroradiology. He has published approximately 40 review articles and book chapters. He has given over 100 lectures in national and international meetings and organised over 50 neuroradiology courses and workshops, including some for the European School of Radiology (ESOR).

Professor Krainik was president of the French Society of Neuroradiology and currently serves the French Society of Radiology, the European Society of Neuroradiology, and chairs the Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee of European Society of Radiology.

Prof.Dr. Ioana G. Lupescu
Prof.Dr. Ioana G. Lupescu
Section Coordinator: EPOS Editor

Lupescu Ioana Gabriela is Professor of Radiology at the Discipline of Radiology Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology Fundeni I- Department 8, Faculty of Medicine, UMPh "Carol Davila", Bucharest, and Head of the Discipline of the Radiology, Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology Department of Fundeni Clinical Institute.

Graduating in medicine in 1989 at the UMPh "Carol Davila", Bucharest, she completed her residency in radiology in 1994. She has a co-tutelae PhD in medicine of the UMPh "Carol Davila" and at the University Claude Bernard Lyon I. She has completed all the hierarchical steps at the UMPh "Carol Davila", becoming a professor in 2013.

Her main areas of imaging and research include gastrointestinal and retroperitoneal space pathology, reno-urinary system and prostate, transplantation imaging, hemato-oncological diseases, and neuroimaging. She is involved in multidisciplinary research focused on liver hepatocellular and pancreatic carcinoma, liver and kidney transplantation, reno-urinary tract and prostate tumours, and lymphomas.

She has authored more than 103 articles in medical journals, over 30 book chapters, and participated in more than 600 communications, lectures and posters.

Professor Lupescu is one of the pioneers in the field of MRI training through her implementation of the MRI School in Romania and has also contributed to CT development. For her work, she has been awarded distinctions at radiology SRIM congresses and abroad. She was SRIM President from 2015 to 2017 and Vice President of the Oncological Imaging Group. She is also a founding member of the Romanian Society of MRI and the Romanian ISMRM Chapter.

Prof.Dr.
Dragos Negru
Prof.Dr. Dragos Negru
European Excellence in Education (E³) Section Coordinator - Rising Stars Programme

Dragos Negru is full Professor of Radiology and Head of the Department of Radiology at the Gr.T.Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Romania. He received his MD degree in Iasi in 1989, was licensed in radiology in 1994, and defended his PhD thesis about CT in malignant renal tumours in 1999. His main clinical interests are urogenital and oncological imaging.

Professor Negru was the president of the Romanian Society of Radiology between 2006 and 2013 (elect, in charge and past), Vice-Rector of the Gr.T.Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy between 2006 and 2008, and General Manager of the University Hospital Sf.Spiridon between 2004 and2006.

He is currently Scientific Director of EBR - ETAP (European Training Assessment Programme) and the ESR -Rising Stars Programme Coordinator for 2020 and 2021. He was Scientific Director of EBR - ACI (Accreditation Council on Imaging) between 2015 and 2017 and is also a member of the Education Committee of ESR.

He has authored or co-authored more than 250 papers, seven chapters, and nine speciality books.

Professor Negru has received several awards including the Jacques Sauvegrain Prize of the French Society of Radiology in 1996 and the Herman Fischgold Jubillee Medal in 2006.

Prof.Dr.
Wiro J. Niessen
Prof.Dr. Wiro J. Niessen
European Excellence in Education (E³) Section Coordinator - Advanced Courses

Wiro Niessen is full Professor in Biomedical Image Analysis and Machine Learning at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, where he leads the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam (www.bigr.nl), and at Delft University of Technology. His interest lies in the development, validation, and implementation of quantitative image analysis methods in clinical practice and biomedical research, in linking imaging and genetics data, radio(geno)mics, and image guided interventions. His focus areas are improved diagnosis and prognosis of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, and treatment guidance in oncology using machine learning. He has supervised 50 PhD students in these fields.

He is a fellow and was President (2016 to 2019) of the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions Society (MICCAI), is a member of the International Society of Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R), a board member of the Technological Branch of the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO-TTW), and CTO of Health RI, a national research infrastructure for prevention, personalised treatment, and health.

In 2015 he received the Simon Stevin Master award, the largest prize in the Netherlands in the field of Applied Sciences. In 2017 he was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2012 he founded Quantib, an AI company in medical imaging, and he is currently the scientific lead of Quantib.

Dr.
Emina Talakić
Dr. Emina Talakić
Section Coordinator: Junior Image Interpretation Quiz

Dr. Emina Talakić is a board-certified radiologist with focus on Oncologic Imaging, Abdominal Viscera and Chest. Her particular areas of interest are in advanced CT and MRI techniques for imaging of hepatopancreatobiliary tumours, but also for imaging of the liver before and after liver transplantation, and she continues to be involved in radiologic practice and research. She is an active member of the Transplant Centre Graz, Austria. Her role is to offer high-quality, specialised radiology, and she works closely with the transplant and visceral surgeons and oncologists as part of the multidisciplinary team for patient care at Medical University of Graz.

In addition, she interprets radiologic studies from patients enrolled in oncologic clinical trials to see how they are responding to treatment. She also has an interest in teaching residents and fellows who are undergoing specialty training in the Department.

Her goal is to continuously improve diagnosis and treatment through active research.

Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Majda M. Thurnher
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Majda M. Thurnher
European Excellence in Education (E³) Section Coordinator - Advanced Courses

Professor Majda Thurnher has been Associate Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of Vienna since 2001. Her primary focus is on neuroradiology, especially CNS infections, demyelinating diseases, and spinal imaging.

Her published work includes 80 scientific articles and 44 book chapters. She has contributed as a reviewer and editorial board member to numerous national and international journals and delivered more than 385 invited lectures at national and international meetings.

She has been a regular member of the Program Planning Committee for the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), of the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) annual meeting, and Co-Director of the European Course in Neuroradiology (ECNR).

At ECR 2011, Professor Thurnher gave a prestigious "Pierre and Marie Curie Honorary Lecture." She has been invited as a guest professor at numerous European and American Universities, received the very first "Johns Hopkins Milosh Petrovich Travel Grant" in 2008, and was awarded the European School of Radiology "ESOR Teaching award" in 2013 and 2017.

Professor Thurnher served as President of the European Society of Neuroradiology-Diagnostic and Interventional (ESNR) from 2014 to 2016 and is currently CEO of the European Board of Neuroradiology (EBNR).

Prof. Igor E. Tyurin
Prof. Igor E. Tyurin
European Excellence in Education (E³) Section Coordinator - Advanced Courses

Igor E. Tyurin is Professor of Radiology and Chief of the Department of Radiology at Medical Academy for Postgraduate Education, Moscow, Russia, as well as Chief Scientific Researcher at Russian Cancer Research Centre, Moscow.

After completing his fellowship in 1989, he worked as a radiologist at the Military Medical Academy, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, until 1997, and then the as the head of the Department of Radiology at Regional Hospital, Saint-Petersburg, until 2003. Since 2003, he has worked at the Medical Academy for Postgraduate Education in Moscow.

His main research interests include chest radiology and computed tomography, digital radiography, artificial intelligence, high-resolution CT, pulmonary infections, lung cancer, and interstitial lung diseases.

He is an editor of the Russian Journal of Radiology and is an editorial board member of several Russian medical journals. He is a board member of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging, a member of the European Society of Radiology and the Radiologic Society of North America, and a peer reviewer of several radiological journals including European Radiology. He is Vice-President of the Russian Society of Radiology and a chief expert in radiology of the Russian Ministry of Healthcare.

He has been a speaker in chest radiology at ESR and ISR congresses, ESTI meetings, and ESOR courses.

He was a local organiser of ESOR courses in Russia and is the author of 170 reviewed publications in Russian medical journals, as well as author or editor of several monographs in the field of chest imaging.

Dr. Angel Alberich-Bayarri
Dr. Angel Alberich-Bayarri
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Imaging Informatics

Angel Alberich-Bayarri has a PhD in biomedical engineering, is Scientific-Technical Director of the Biomedical Imaging Research Group of the Polytechnics and University Hospital La Fe, and the founder and director of the spin-off company QUIBIM (Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers in Medicine), which is dedicated to the advanced analysis of medical images.

In the field of research, he is the author of more than 60 scientific articles in prestigious international journals and inventor of 3 patents. He is also the author of more than 80 communications to international congresses, editor of 2 international books, and author of 15 book chapters. He has participated in a large number of research projects and clinical trials.

He is an active member of several scientific societies, among which includes his participation as a member of the Board of Directors of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EUSOMII), and member of the e-Health Committee of the European Society of Radiology. In 2015 he was appointed one of the young innovators under the age of 35 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Prof.Dr.
Viktor Bérczi
Prof.Dr. Viktor Bérczi
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Vascular

Viktor Bérczi is full Professor at the Department of Radiology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, where he graduated in 1983. Due to his interest in vascular research, he worked as a vascular physiologist after graduation, spending 1.5 years in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and two years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

In 1994 he commenced radiology and interventional radiology studies at the Cardiovascular Surgical Clinic, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, acting as Chairman of the Department of Radiology from 2007 to 2019. From 2004 he spent two years as an endovascular fellow at the Sheffield Vascular Institute, Sheffield, UK.

Vascular interventional radiology is his main interest, having completed over 6000 procedures. Other interests include uterine fibroid embolisation, wherein he set up a major centre in Hungary and has completed over 650 UFE cases, and artificial intelligence in radiology.

He became a member of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe (CIRSE) in 1995, has been a fellow member since 2002, became a distinguished fellow in 2019, and Local Host Committee Chairman of the European Congress of Interventional Oncology (ECIO), Budapest, in 2013. He was President of the Hungarian Society of Radiology (2014 to 2018) and Secretary of the Hungarian Society of Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology (2006 to 2011).

He was a consultant to the editors of Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology (CVIR) (2008 to 2018) and was a member of the Oral Examination Board of the Examination Council for EBIR (2012 to 2014). Cumulative impact factor of papers: 164, number of citations, total: 895, independent: 706, Hirsch index: 17.

Prof.Dr.
Thomas Beyer
Prof.Dr. Thomas Beyer
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Hybrid, Molecular and Translational Imaging

Thomas Beyer holds a PhD in physics and is a co-developer of combined PET/CT imaging systems. He has a background in research and project management in academia and the imaging industry.

Thomas graduated in physics from Leipzig University, Germany, and got his PhD in medical physics from Surrey University, UK. During his US-based studies, he became involved in the development and clinical testing of the first PET/CT prototype, 1992 to 2000, before joining Siemens/CTI PET Systems as an international PET/CT specialist. In 2002 he became Research Associate in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology and PET/CT Project Manager at Essen University Hospital, Germany. In 2006 he became a teaching professor (Priv.-Doz.) for Experimental Nuclear Medicine at Essen and joined Timaq Medical Imaging Inc, a Zurich-based imaging CRO. In 2007 he moved to Philips Medical Systems as International Manager of Clinical Science Nuclear Medicine. In 2008 he set up a Zurich-based consulting company offering expert advice in cross-modality imaging and applications.

He was appointed Professor of Physics of Medical Imaging at the Medical University of Vienna in March, 2013. In 2017 he received an MBA degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from WU Vienna (AT).

He is a member of various national and international medical organisations, is a founding member of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Physics Committee, and the European Society of Hybrid Imaging, for which he is Acting President (2018 to 2020).

Thomas Beyer was awarded membership to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Class II Medicine, in 2018.

Prof.
Laura Crocetti
Prof. Laura Crocetti
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Interventional Radiology

Laura Crocetti, MD, PhD, EBIR, is Associate Professor of Radiology at the Division of Interventional Radiology at the University of Pisa. In 1998 she completed the residency program in radiology and interventional radiology at the Medical School of the University of Pisa and was awarded her medical degree cum laude. In 2007 she was awarded her PhD, and she also holds the European Board in Interventional Radiology (EBIR) qualification.

Professor Crocetti teaches the science of sport science at the University of Pisa, and imaging science at the Residency School of Radiology where she is also Vice Director. Her research focuses on interventional oncology, intra-arterial therapies for liver tumours, and ablative therapies for lung, kidney, and bone tumours. She is a member of the Executive Committee of CIRSE (2019 to 2021), acting as Chairperson for the Standard of Practice Committee. She is a scientific advisor for the Italian College of Interventional Radiology and a member of the EBIR Examination Council.

Professor Crocetti has been an invited lecturer in more than 150 international meetings, courses, and conferences. She is Section Editor for the journals Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Associate Editor for the journal Radiology, and a member of the editorial board of Liver Cancer. She has authored or co-authored 64 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, as well as several book chapters in textbooks of radiology, surgery, and hepatology.

Dr. Elizabeth Dick
Dr. Elizabeth Dick
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Emergency Imaging

Dr Elizabeth Dick, MRCP, FRCR, MD, is a consultant radiologist and honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College NHS Trust with expertise in body MRI, emergency, trauma, and MSK radiology, subjects upon which she regularly publishes and lectures nationally and internationally.

She completed a fellowship in body MRI, earning her doctoral degree at Imperial College, as well as an MSK fellowship at Duke University, North Carolina.

She is Head of Trauma Radiology as well as Associate Director of Medical Education at Imperial College Healthcare Trust. She has published several books and set up and taught numerous worldwide postgraduate courses to medical and paramedical specialists.

She is Past President of the British Society of Emergency Radiology and President of the European Society of Emergency Radiology. During 2019, she is Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney and Perth.

Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Vesna Gershan
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vesna Gershan
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Physics in Medical Imaging

Vesna Gershan is Associate Professor at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Physics Department in Skopje, North Macedonia.

She is a clinically certified medical imaging physicist, and her areas of interest are protocol optimisation and patient dosimetry in CT and other radiology modalities.

She was a member of the ECR Scientific Subcommittee of Physics in Radiology from 2016 to 2018.

She is involved in several regional and national projects in the field of medical physics and radiation protection in medicine.

Prof. Alexandre Krainik
Prof. Alexandre Krainik
ESR Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee - Chairperson, Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Neuro

Alexandre Krainik was born in Paris, France, in 1970. He graduated from the Medical School of La Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris in 1993. He completed his residency and his fellowship in radiology in Paris, in 1998 and 2002 respectively. He received his PhD in neurosciences from the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, in 2004. After post-doctoral work in the Max-Plack Institute of Brain Cognitive Neurosciences in Leipzig, Germany, he moved to Grenoble in the French Alps, one of the most innovative cities in the world.

He is currently full Professor of Radiology at the University Grenoble Alps, Head of the Department of Neuroradiology, and Director of IRMaGe, an MRI research platform in the Grenoble University Hospital.

His main scientific activities focus on functional imaging of the brain, with clinical applications in the management of vascular steno-occlusive diseases, dementia, and brain tumours. He has published approximately 100 original scientific articles and presented over 200 scientific communications in international congresses.

His teaching activity is dedicated to the basic and most advanced techniques of diagnosis neuroradiology. He has published approximately 40 review articles and book chapters. He has given over 100 lectures in national and international meetings and organised over 50 neuroradiology courses and workshops, including some for the European School of Radiology (ESOR).

Professor Krainik was president of the French Society of Neuroradiology and currently serves the French Society of Radiology, the European Society of Neuroradiology, and chairs the Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee of European Society of Radiology.

Dr. Elizabeth Loney
Dr. Elizabeth Loney
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Head and Neck

Dr Loney has worked as a consultant head and neck radiologist in the UK for 16 years, and is recent Past President of the British Society of Head and Neck Imaging. She specialises in all things 'head and neck' and frequently lectures in the UK and overseas. She spent three years as Section Editor for EuroRad and reviews for eight journals including European Radiology and Clinical Radiology. She was recently elected by national ballot onto the Faculty Board of the Royal College of Radiology and currently chairs the newly established Leadership and Management Group of the British Institute of Radiology.

As a qualified ENT surgeon, she examines anatomy for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and also sits on the examination Board for the Diploma of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology of the RCR. She has acted as Clinical Director of Radiology and Divisional Director of Specialist Services, including pathology, pharmacy, and therapies. She was previously Imaging Lead for the North East of England and is now Associate Medical Director with a portfolio covering Clinical Standards of Care.

Her other interests, outside head and neck radiology, include leadership, service improvement, technological advances and AI in imaging. In her spare time, she enjoys playing board games with her family and cuddling her Ragdoll cats!

Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Marius E. Mayerhöfer
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Marius E. Mayerhöfer
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Oncologic Imaging

Marius E. Mayerhoefer, MD, PhD, was born in Guessing, Austria. He attended medical school at the Medical University of Vienna, where he graduated in 2004. From 2006 to 2010 he completed graduate research, also at the Medical University of Vienna, and attained his PhD in medical physics for his research investigating the influence of MRI protocol variations on texture features. He completed residency training in radiology at the Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, at the Vienna General Hospital.

Dr Mayerhoefer has been active in research projects and has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles. His main area of expertise is oncologic imaging with PET/CT, PET/MRI, and whole-body DWI, with a focus on blood cancers, particularly lymphoma and leukaemia. He has presented his work at major scientific meetings across Europe, North America, and Asia.

Dr Mayerhoefer serves on multiple editorial review boards of academic journals, such as European Radiology, Investigative Radiology, and Cancer Imaging. He is an executive board member of the European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI), a fellow of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS), and a member of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Since 2013, Dr Mayerhoefer has been Associate Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of Vienna, and Director of the Hybrid Imaging Unit. In 2018 he was a visiting professor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and joined the MSKCC faculty in October 2019.

Prof.Dr.
Olivera Nikolic
Prof.Dr. Olivera Nikolic
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Genitourinary

Olivera Nikolic is a consultant radiologist, an expert in genitourinary radiology, and Head of MRI at the Radiology Centre, Clinical Centre of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia. She has been Associate Professor at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, since 2015.

Dr Nikolic was board certified in 2003, then completed her postgraduate training in genitourinary radiology at University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium, in 2004, the same year she became Msc, and presented her PhD thesis in 2009. In 2018 she became Primarius Doctor.

She has been an invited speaker at many domestic and international radiology symposiums and congresses, including the CT school (organised by the Centre of Radiology and Faculty of Medicine) in Novi Sad, her hometown. She has moderated many ECR scientific sessions and was an invited speaker at ECR 2019.

As a reviewer, Dr Nikolic has contributed to Acta Radiologica, Insights Into Imaging, Abdominal Radiology, and EURORAD. She holds memberships at ECR, ESUR, Association of Radiologists of Serbia, and Serbian Medical Society-Society of Physicians of Vojvodina (Radiology Section).

Dr Nikolic is currently President of Female Pelvis Group and a member of Scrotal group of ESUR. Her mother tongue is Serbian, but she is also fluent in English and Italian. She is an STSM coordinator and active participant in COST Action 16103-MRI biomarkers for chronic kidney disease, as well as participating in the short-term project of the Province of Vojvodina, entitled "The value of mpMRI in the early diagnostics and therapy of prostate and ovarian cancer."

Dr. Anagha P. Parkar
Dr. Anagha P. Parkar
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Chest

Anagha P. Parkar 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, she has worked as a general radiologist, with a special interest in musculoskeletal imaging, chest imaging, and cardiac CT imaging. She is actively involved in teaching medical students from the University of Bergen, and research in the musculoskeletal field.

She has served on the boards of the Norwegian Society of Radiology and Norwegian Society of Musculoskeletal radiology. Currently, she is Treasurer for the Norwegian Society of Thoracic imaging, Secretary of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging, and Councillor on the board of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Society. In the family of ESR, she is active on several boards and committees.

Dr. Philip Robinson
Dr. Philip Robinson
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Musculoskeletal

Dr Philip Robinson is a consultant musculoskeletal radiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust, UK. He is Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, acting as an NIHR investigator in the Leeds Biomedical Research Centre.

He was Clinical Director for Leeds Radiology from 2010 to 2018, is currently President of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists (BSSR, 2018 to 2020), and is a medical advisor to the European PGA Tour. He serves on a number of committees for the Royal College of Radiologists, European Society of Radiology, European Society of Skeletal Radiology, and International Skeletal Society. He is joint Chief Editor of Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, and European Musculoskeletal Editor for the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Dr Robinson has authored over 80 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, and one textbook. His main research interests include sports overuse injuries (particularly groin, hip, knee and ankle pain), clinical effectiveness studies, and sarcoma imaging and management.

Dr. Rodrigo Salgado
Dr. Rodrigo Salgado
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Cardiac

Rodrigo Salgado completed his medical studies at the University of Antwerp, graduating in 2000. From 2000 to 2005 he attended a radiology residency under the supervision of Professor A. De Schepper and Professor P.M. Parizel at the Antwerp University Hospital.

After his residency, he obtained a staff position at the radiology department of the University Hospital Antwerp, chaired by professor Dr P.M. Parizel. Since then, he has specialised in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging using CT and MR. Currently, he is a consultant radiologist at the Antwerp University Hospital, and a staff member at Heilig Hart Hospital Lier.

Dr Salgado is an active member of the Belgian Society of Radiology (BSR), the European Society of Radiology (ESR), and the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR). He is currently President of the Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Section of the BSR and a member of the Executive Board of the ESCR, in which he is also Chair of the Communication and New Media Committee. He has been a member of the ECR Scientific Subcommittee for Cardiac Imaging (2018 to 2020) and serves on the Scientific Editorial Board of Insights into Imaging and the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.

He has been a member of both the executive and scientific board of the BSR, was an editor of the ESR publication on the International Day of Radiology, 2018 (Cardiac Imaging), and was Congress President of the ESCR 2019 congress.

Dr. Asunción Torregrosa Andrés
Dr. Asunción Torregrosa Andrés
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Abdominal and Gastrointestinal (GI Tract)

Asunción Torregrosa Andrés was born in Utiel, a famous region of vineyards and wineries in Spain. She graduated from Valencia University School of Medicine in 1994, and in 2000 finished her training in radiology at Hospital Universitario Dr Peset in Valencia, with Dr Vilar Samper as Chairman and Dr Martí-Bonmatí as MRI Chairman.

She has worked in institutions across Valencia as an abdominal radiologist, always involved in MRI. Her areas of expertise are liver and spleen radiology, inflammatory bowel disease, and prostate cancer.

Currently, she is in charge of abdominal radiology in the Medical Imaging Department at Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, focusing on liver, biliary and pancreatic tumours, prostate cancer, and structured reports.

Asunción Torregrosa Andrés was President of the Spanish Abdominal Imaging Society (2016 to 2017) and currently acts as Executive President. She is an ESGAR fellow involved in educational tasks, has participated as a speaker and panellist in the ESGAR and ECR meetings, and been an ECR Subcommittee Member since 2017.

She is married with three children, one girl and two boys, none of whom wish to be a doctor. She lives next to the River Turia in a beautiful green spot in Valencia. She likes to travel with her family, but not in the summer, when they enjoy the sun and the sea at Cullera beach.

Dr. Berit Verbist
Dr. Berit Verbist
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Radiographers

Dr Berit Verbist is a head and neck and neuroradiologist at the Leiden University Medical and has a research affiliation with Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.

She received her MD degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and completed her residency at the University Hospital in Leuven. She spent visiting fellowships in head and neck radiology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, USA. She obtained her PhD from the University of Leiden. A few years later she received a travelling scientist stipend from the University of Washington.

Her clinical work and research are dedicated to head and neck radiology, with a focus on neurotology and oncology. Committed to education, she has organised several national and international courses, given numerous lectures inside and outside Europe, and has written several book chapters in the field of head and neck radiology.

Previously, she was Editor of Eurorad for head and neck and currently serves on various committees of radiological societies, is a member of the Programme Planning Committee for ECR, a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Head and Neck radiology, and President of the Head and Neck Radiology Section of the Dutch Society of Radiology.

Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Thekla von Kalle
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Thekla von Kalle
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Paediatric

Thekla von Kalle is Head of the Department of Radiology at the Olgahospital Klinikum, Stuttgart, one of Germany’s largest children’s hospitals.

After her medical studies at the University of Bonn, she worked at the Munich Perinatal Study in the development of premature newborns. She became a board-certified paediatrician and neonatologist, and, during her internship in sonography, discovered her interest in imaging. She trained in Munich and Stuttgart, finishing with board certifications in radiology and paediatric radiology. She is currently Privatdozentin (Associate Professor) at the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen.

She is a renowned expert in paediatric musculoskeletal radiology and imaging in paediatric oncology, including neuroradiology, having published several scientific articles and book chapters. She is a reference radiologist for the COSS (Cooperative Osteosarcoma Study) and CWS (Cooperative Soft Tissue Sarcoma Study), and an invited speaker at national and international meetings, including the ECR. Her special interests include whole-body MRI, dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, and ENT imaging.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of Paediatric Radiology, a reviewer for several journals on radiology and rheumatology, and actively involved in commissions of diagnostic guidelines at national institutions for radiation protection of children.

Thekla von Kalle is Vice President of the German Speaking Society of Pediatric Radiology (GPR). She hosted the society’s annual meeting in 2016 and currently organises regular training courses and seminars. She is also an active member of the DRG (German Radiological Society), DEGUM (German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine), and ESPR (European Society of Paediatric Radiology).

Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Sophia Zackrisson
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Sophia Zackrisson
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Breast

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

Sophia Zackrisson is currently a senior consultant radiologist at Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, and Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Radiology at Lund University, Sweden. She was Head of Section of Oncological Imaging at Skåne University Hospital from 2012 to 2017. Her clinical work involves breast and abdominal imaging, and in her role as a senior lecturer, she is responsible for radiology research and radiological undergraduate teaching.

Professor Zackrisson has initiated several clinical and epidemiological studies within breast cancer imaging, with her most important achievements being 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, and mechanical and optical imaging of the breast, are areas of the group's current investigations.

She is an internationally renowned speaker and author of numerous scientific papers and book chapters. She has been Vice-Chair of the Swedish Society of Breast Imaging since 2018 and Chair of the Swedish Translational Research in Breast Cancer. She has been an executive board member of EUSOBI since 2017.

Dr. Francis Zarb
Dr. Francis Zarb
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Radiographers

Francis Zarb received a Diploma in Radiography in 1987 and gained clinical experience in radiography at St Luke's Hospital, Malta. In 1992 he obtained a bachelor’s degree with honours in radiography at the University of Malta, and in 1998 he got his master’s degree in Medical Imaging (MRI) with Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK. In 2008 he registered for Doctoral Studies at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland.

His areas of specialisation include cross-sectional imaging (namely CT and MRI) and optimisation of image quality. In 1996 he began lecturing at the Institute of Health Care at the University of Malta within the Division of Radiography Studies.

Dr Zarb currently holds a full-time post as Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta. He also occupies the position of reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals including Radiography, European Radiology, and British Journal of Radiology (BJR), is Editor in Chief of the Malta Journal of Health Sciences, is a member of the Educational Wing of the European Federation of Radiography Societies (EFRS), is an EFRS representative on the editorial board of the journal Radiography, is a member of the EFRS core group on Radiographer Education, Research and Practice, and Chairperson of the Radiographers Scientific Subcommittee for ECR 2021.

Prof.Dr.
Christoph J. Zech
Prof.Dr. Christoph J. Zech
Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson - Abdominal and Gastrointestinal (Abdominal Viscera)

Dr Christoph Zech is Professor of Radiology at Basel University Hospital, Switzerland. He has worked there since 2012 as the division head of interventional radiology with his main focus being on tumour interventions to the liver. His main areas of research have been abdominal imaging with a special focus on liver imaging and MR hepato-biliary contrast agents. In his field of he has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has given over 100 invited lectures.

Dr Zech has been affiliated with the ESGAR since 2003 when he first attended the annual meeting. He has been a member of various subcommittees and for many years has organised the liver imaging workshop series of ESGAR in his role as a scientific coordinator. He has served on the executive committee of the ESGAR since 2017.

Dr Zech is married and has two boys who are 10 and 13 years old. He spends his free time with his family or on his road bicycle.