Professor Regina Beets-Tan, MD, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Radiology at The Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam.
Professor Beets-Tan's clinical expertise is in oncologic and abdominal imaging. Her research is focused on colorectal cancer imaging, and her department is dedicated to researching cancer, including functional MRI, interventional oncology, and artificial intelligence.
Professor Beets-Tan is the current 1st Vice President of the ESR, President of ESGAR, and Past President of ESOI. She is a member of the EU Mission Board for Cancer and represents ESR in the board of the European Cancer Organisation (ECO). As president of various societies, Professor Beets-Tan has instigated a collaboration between radiological and other medical organisations believing that a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment is the key for better patient outcome. Her goal for ECR 2022 is to create a forum where radiologists can learn not only from their peers but also from expert clinicians to improve their skills and practice.
Professor Beets-Tan is a member of several editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals and books, has authored or co-authored 350 publications that have been cited over 13,000 times, and delivered over 500 lectures in radiological and clinical society meetings. She 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.
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, having been 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 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).
Professor Michael Fuchsjäger is Professor of General Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Medical University Graz, Austria.
Professor Fuchsjäger 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 are 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 President, as well as Chair of the Programme Planning Committee for the ECR 2021. 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.
Maja Marolt Music is Lead Radiologist in the National Screening Programme in Slovenia and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana.
Professor Marolt Music graduated in 1992 from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana. In 2000 she passed the board exam in radiology and went on to obtain a PhD in 2010. From 2017 through to September 2020, she was the head of the Department of Radiology at the Institute of Oncology in Ljubljana.
Professor Marolt Music is a full member and President of the Slovenian Association of Radiology and the Finance and Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson the European Society of Radiology. Her academic and clinical interest is in oncological imaging, with a particular focus on breast and abdomen.
Professor Marolt Music has published articles in various international journals and contributed several chapters in Slovenian books for medical students and institutional treatment guidelines. She has also participated as a radiologist in many clinical phase II and III trials at the Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana.
Dr Apostolos Karantanas is Professor of Radiology and Chairman Dpt of the Radiology-Medical School-University of Crete.
Dr Karantanas undertook musculoskeletal training in metabolic bone disorders in New York University Medical Center and MR imaging-MSK applications in Manchester Medical School/Manchester Royal Infirmary.
His primary research is focused on the imaging of musculoskeletal disorders, including trauma and emergencies, bone marrow, osteoporosis, sports injuries, hip joint, osteoarthritis, spondyloarthropathies, applications of newer MR sequences, and advanced models of data analysis focused on radiomics and precision medicine.
In additional to his responsibilities at the University of Crete, Dr Karantanas is a regular faculty member in the European Congress of Radiology, IDKD, ISS, Erasmus courses MSK MRI, the School of MRI/ESMRMB, ESOR, and ESSR. He is also Chairman of the Dpt of Medical Imaging/Chairman Scientific Committee at Heraklion University Hospital, Affiliated Researcher at the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory and Head Advanced Hybrid Imaging Systems/Institute of Computer Science-Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), President of the Hellenic College of Radiology, Member of the Educational Committee and Research Committee of the European Society of Radiology, Member of the Sports Injuries Subcommittee/ESSR, and Editor-in-Chief of the Hellenic Journal of Radiology.
Additionally, he is a board member of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission and chairs the European Society of Radiology Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee.
Dr Karantanas has given more than 630 invited lectures in 35 countries and is the author of more than 270 publications in peer review journals (>6.200 citations in Google Scholar, H index 42), seven books (three international), and 70 book chapters.
Professor Andrea Rockall is the Clinical Chair in Radiology at Imperial College London and an Honorary Consultant Radiologist at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, working closely across both the university and the clinical facilities.Professor Rockall contributes to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in anatomy and radiology. Her clinical expertise is primarily focused on gynaecologic and urologic cancer imaging; however, her research work includes both imaging studies and machine learning research. She has led several imaging-based prospective multicentre studies, which have included novel contrast media, hybrid imaging, and multiparametric MRI in ovarian cancer. She has worked on the development of machine learning in whole-body MRI in lung cancer, colon cancer, and in multiple myeloma. Professor Rockall has contributed to programme planning for several societies, including ECR, RSNA, RCR, ESUR, and ESMRMB. She is an elected member of the European Society of Radiology Executive Council, as Chair of the National Societies Committee.
Dr Annalisa Trianni works as a medical physicist at Udine University Hospital (ASUFC), 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 she has a particular interest in interventional radiology and CT.
Additionally, she works as a radiation protection expert (RPE), teaching radiation protection, medical radiation physics, and imaging informatics at the universities of Udine and Trieste.
Dr Trianni has been involved in various research projects (i.e., DIMOND and SENTINEL) and, more recently, in EUTEMPE-RX. She is also involved in IAEA missions and expert groups, and several international working groups (Chair of DICOM WG28, member of DICOM WG02, board member of EUSOMII, and radiation protection WG for ESR).
She has been Coordinator of the Working Group on Digital Radiology of the Italian Association of Medical Physics and is currently Secretary of EFOMP Science Committee and Coordinator of the EFOMP WG on QC protocol for angiography systems.
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 also a University Fellow in Teaching and Academic Development.
His research interests include medical and healthcare education, optimisation and benefit-risk communication, neuroimaging, and forensic imaging.
He was elected President of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) in November 2017 (2017-2021), having sat on the board since 2014, where he has chaired the Educational Wing, a network of 66 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, former Chair of the Erasmus Radiography Group, a consortium of 16 academic institutions from across Europe, former Chair of the Radiographers Scientific Subcommittee for ECR, and a member of the ECR 2019, 2020, and 2021 Postgraduate Educational Programme (PEP) Subcommittee of the Programme Planning Committee (PPC).
He has delivered over 140 conference presentations, contributed to over 70 journal articles, and has held significant national and international research grants.
Richard Bowtell is Professor of Physics and Director of the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre at the University of Nottingham. His research is focused on the development and application of new techniques and hardware for MRI.
Professor Bowtell joined the University of Nottingham as a PhD student under the supervision of Sir Peter Mansfield in 1984 and has spent his research career in Nottingham, serving as the Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy from 2008-2014.
Professor Bowtell served as President of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology in 2019 and is a Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the UK Institute of Physics (IOP). He was awarded the IOP's James Joule Medal and Prize in 2020.
His recent work has focused on ultra-high-field imaging and quantitative susceptibility mapping.
Angel Alberich-Bayarri has a PhD in biomedical engineering, is the Scientific-Technical Director of the Biomedical Imaging Research Group of the Polytechnics and University Hospital La Fe, and Founder and Director of the spin-off company QUIBIM (Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers in Medicine), which is dedicated to the advanced analysis of medical images.
He is an active member of several scientific societies, including participating as a member of the Board of Directors of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EUSOMII) and a member of the e-Health Committee of the European Society of Radiology.
In 2015, he was appointed as one of the young innovators under the age of 35 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In the field of research, he has authored more than 60 scientific articles in prestigious international journals and has invented three patents. He has also written more than 80 communications for international congresses, edited of two international books, authored 15 book chapters, and participated in a large number of research projects and clinical trials.
Dr Julia Camps-Herrero is a breast radiologist and Corporate Chief of Breast Health in four Ribera Salud hospitals (University Hospitals of Torrejon, Torrevieja, POVISA, and Vinalopó).
Since 1999, she has been an active researcher in multimodality breast radiology, with a particular interest in MRI. From 2006 to 2019, she served as Head of the Radiology Department at the University Hospital de la Ribera in Alzira (Valencia).
Dr Camps-Herrero was the Breast Section Editor for EURORAD from 2007 to 2019, Chairman of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in 2012, Chairman of the Breast Subcommittee and Spanish Senology Congress in 2015, and a member of the Programme Planning Committee for ECR 2015 and 2016. Currently, she is the Vice President of SEDIM (Spanish Breast Imaging Society) and Past-President of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI).
Dr Camps-Herrero is an active speaker in Latin America and Europe, where she has been invited to lecture in more than 270 presentations. She has authored 19 papers, seven book chapters, and 75 scientific posters and oral presentations.
After an initial residency in internal medicine commencing in 1985, Professor Helmberger started his radiological career in 1988 and was board certified in diagnostic radiology in 1993. After a research fellowship in abdominal imaging at the Department of Radiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, USA, that he completed in 1995, he became an attending at the Department of Clinical Radiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, where he concentrated his work on abdominal and oncological imaging and radiological interventions with a focus on oncology.
In 2001, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Radiology and Vice Chairman of the department. From 2004 to 2007, he was Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Clinic for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Luebeck, Germany.
In 2007, Professor Helmberger moved back to Munich, where he currently holds the positions of Director of the Institute of Radiology, Neuroradiology, and Minimal-Invasive Therapy, Munich Klinik Bogenhausen, and Professor for Radiology at the Technical University of Munich.
Professor Helmberger's current primary topics of research and interest are imaging strategies for abdominal organs and oncology, as well as minimally invasive techniques for tumour therapy.
He is a reviewer of several national and international journals, including Radiology, European Radiology, Hepatology, Investigative Radiology, European Journal of Radiology, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, JVIR, CVIR, Interventional Oncology, is a member of the editorial board of CVIR, Interventional Oncology, Der Radiologe, and is continuously serving on several boards and committees of national and international societies, including DRG, DeGIR, ESR, CIRSE, and ESGAR, having served as congress president of IROS, ECIO, and CIRSE.
Professor Helmberger has authored or co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed papers, more than 25 book chapters, and approximately 1000 oral presentations.
Dr Elmar Kotter graduated in medicine from the University of Montpellier, France, and in computer science from the Université René Descartes in Paris, France. After receiving his MD and MS in 1993, he went on to complete radiology training at Freiburg University Hospital 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. Dr Kotter became a senior consultant in 2002 and Vice Chair and Head of Imaging Informatics at the Department of Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg, in 2003. 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 and is currently the incoming President of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII). He serves the European Society of Radiology as Chair of the eHealth and Informatics Subcommittee and served the European Congress of Radiology as Chairman of the Imaging Informatics Subcommittee.
Dr Kotter has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and has given more than 200 invited lectures.
Anna Rita Larici is Assistant Professor of Radiology for the Department of Radiological Sciences and Hematology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, and a clinical radiologist for the Department of Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Hematology of Policlinico Universitario "A. Gemelli" IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
From January 2001 to July 2001, she was a visiting postdoctoral research fellow in chest radiology for the Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, and from December 2001 to October 2004 she was a research fellow in chest radiology for the Department of Radiology, University of Chieti, Italy,
Professor Larici was a member of the Chest Subcommittee of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in 2008, 2009, and 2010, Chairman of the Chest Subcommittee of ECR in 2017, and a member of the Program Planning Committee for Chest at ECR 2018. She has been President of Italian College of Chest Radiology of SIRM (Italian Society of Medical and Interventional Radiology) from 2017 to 2020. Currently, she is Vice President of European Society of Thoracic Imaging for 2020 to 2021.
Professor Larici's research activity is focused on chest imaging with a particular interest in lung cancer diagnosis and management and imaging of interstitial lung diseases with a focus on CAD and AI applications.
She has authored and co-authored 65 scientific papers, ten book chapters, and more than 100 scientific and educational communications and posters. She has also given more than 150 lectures as an invited speaker in many national and international meetings.
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.
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. She trained at University Hospital in Tromsø, Norway, and at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, UK.
Dr 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 and non-accidental injury. She is responsible for paediatric non-cardiac body MRI protocols 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, in 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 currently the primary investigator for a research project on whole-body magnet resonance imaging in children, which focuses on age-related normative findings to better identify pathology, and includes the application of deep learning methods to explore the potential for automatic segmentation of bone marrow signal.
Dr 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 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 research in the musculoskeletal field.
Dr Parkar 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.
Evis Sala is Professor of Oncological Imaging at the University of Cambridge, UK, and co-leads the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Advanced Cancer Imaging Programme and the Integrated Cancer Medicine Theme.
Professor Sala's research focuses on the development and validation of functional imaging biomarkers to rapidly evaluate treatment response using physiologic and metabolic tumour habitat imaging. Her research in the field of radiogenomics has focused on understanding the molecular basis of cancer by demonstrating the phenotypic patterns which occur as a result of multiple genetic alterations that interact with the tumour microenvironment to drive the disease in several tumour types. Her work integrates quantitative imaging methods for the evaluation of spatial and temporal tumour heterogeneity with genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics.
She is also currently leading multiple research projects focusing on the development and implementation of artificial intelligence methods for image reconstruction, segmentation, and data integration.
Professor Sala is an outstanding educator, orator, and mentor. In recognition for her contribution to education and research in oncological imaging, she received the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) Honoured Educator Award in 2014, 2017, and 2020. Her leadership extends to the most important international bodies in the field, with Professor Sala currently acting as Chair of the RSNA Oncologic Imaging Track, Fellow of the International Cancer Imaging Society, Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and Fellow of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology.
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.
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 a variety of neurological diseases. Her primary focus is neuro-oncology.
Professor Smits applies her clinical expertise with scientific research and active participation in key international organisations, including as Chair of the Publications Committee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and as Past-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.
Valérie Vilgrain is Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University Beaujon Hospital and Professor of Radiology at the University of Paris, France.
Her primary research interests are diagnostic and interventional imaging of the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts, with a particular interest in multidetector CT and MR imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and functional imaging (CT perfusion, dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging, and diffusion-weighted MR imaging).
Professor Vilgrain received her MD from the Rene Descartes University of Paris, Medical School, in 1985. She was resident in radiology at Paris University and completed a fellowship in radiology at the University Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France (1987-1988).
Professor Vilgrain is member of several international and national societies, including ESR (European Society of Radiology), ESGAR (European Society of Gastro Abdominal Radiology), EASL (European Association for the Study of Liver), RSNA (Radiological Society of North America), and SFR (French Radiological Society).
She was Chairperson of the Education Program Committee of the SFR annual meeting from 2000-2008 and was Vice Chairman of the French Society from 2010 to 2014. She chaired the RSNA Regional Committee for Europe from 2015 to 2018 and has been the Scientific/Educational Director of ESOR (European School of Radiology) since March 2018.
Dr Vilgrain has published 450 peer-reviewed papers (H-Number: 74, Scopus) and has been the principal investigator of several large multicenter clinical trials, including the SARAH study of SIRT vs sorafenib in primary liver cancer.
Since 2012 she has participated in many European guidelines, including liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma, the management of patients with neuroendocrine liver metastases, the management of benign liver tumours, the management of hepatocellular carcinoma, and consensus statement on liver MR imaging and clinical use of liver-specific contrast agents.
She has served on the Editorial Board of Radiology (Associate Editor 2007-2012, Consultant to the Editor 2012-2017) and she is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hepatology and Abdominal Radiology. She is a reviewer for several radiological journals, including Radiology, European Radiology, AJR, and the European Journal of Radiology, as well as clinical journals, including Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Gut, Liver Transplantation, and European Journal of Cancer.
Rozemarijn Vliegenthart (MD, PhD, EBCR, FNASCI, FICIS) is Professor of Cardiothoracic Imaging and a radiologist at the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands.
Professor Vliegenthart obtained her MD degree (cum laude) at the University of Groningen in 2005. She holds an MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (Rotterdam) and a PhD degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research focuses on screening and early detection of cardiothoracic diseases, in particular lung cancer, COPD, and cardiovascular disease (the Big-3).
Professor Vliegenthart has obtained numerous grants in cardiothoracic imaging as an applicant or co-investigator and is the principal investigator of the ImaLife study (Imaging in the Lifelines cohort), CONCRETE study (CT calcium scoring in GP patients with chest pain), and B3care project (Imaging biobank to validate AI tools for Big-3 imaging biomarkers).
Professor Vliegenthart is the current Chairman of the cardiovascular section of the Radiological Society of the Netherlands and the current Vice President of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology.
She has authored or co-authored of over 225 papers (H index 43) and is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Radiology. She has held invited lectures at numerous international conferences including ECR, RSNA, and WCLC.
Marc Zins is a radiologist and Chair of Department at the Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint Joseph Hospital, Paris, and Le Plessis Robinson, France, with particular interests in abdominal imaging and artificial intelligence.
Dr Zins graduated from Medical School in Paris, France. He completed his radiology training with a fellowship position in Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, before becoming a staff radiologist in Montsouris Institute, Paris. In 2003, he was appointed to his present position.
Dr Zins's main areas of clinical expertise and research include pancreatic and liver diseases and imaging of the acute abdomen. He reviews for numerous scientific journals and acts as Associate Editor for Radiology and Abdominal Radiology.
Dr Zins currently serves as Vice President of the European Society of Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology and as Vice President of the French Society of Radiology in charge of Artificial Intelligence. He is a proud member of the PPC for ECR 2022.
Nikoleta Traykova is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology, St. George University, Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment (UMHAT), Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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. She also chairs the ESR Communication and External Affairs Committee, the Bulgarian Society of Neuroradiology & Head and Neck Radiology, and the BSR Bylaws Committee.
Professor Traykova 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 from 2015 to 2018, Chairperson of Program Planning Committee of the Balkan Congress of Radiology from 2017 to 2018, host organiser of the Visiting Professorship Programme, Bulgaria, in 2015 and 2019, a member of the ECR Program Planning Committee from 2019 to 2021, a lecturer at the European School of Radiology (ESOR), and a lecturer at the Erasmus Teaching Mobility Program in Spain (2007), Portugal (2011), and Ireland (2012).
Her primary clinical and research interests are head and neck imaging and oncologic imaging. Professor Traykova is a proud member of the PPC 2022.
Mariana Benegas is Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of Barcelona and a member of the Thoracic Radiology Department of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.
Professor Benegas trained at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona from 2011 to 2015, additionally completing a three-month training stay at the Cardiothoracic Imaging Department of the University of Washington in 2014-2015.
Her area of expertise is thoracic imaging, with a particular focus in interstitial lung diseases, airways diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, and imaging in thoracic oncology.
Professor Benegas is an active member of the Interstitial Lung Disease Multidisciplinary Team and the Thoracic Multidisciplinary Tumor Board at Hospital Clínic, working closely with clinicians as part of the multidisciplinary team to improve diagnosis and management of pulmonary diseases.
She is a past member of the Program Planning Committee for the European Congress of Radiology of 2020 and a current member of the Spanish and European scientific radiology and thoracic radiology societies SERAM, SEICAT, ESR, and ESTI.
Professor Benegas has authored or co-authored more than ten scientific articles and four book chapters. She has been a speaker in multiple invited lectures and moderator at national and international meetings and courses. For her work, she has been awarded more than ten scientific communications presented in national and international congresses. She has contributed as a reviewer of national and international journals and is currently interested in teaching residents who are undergoing speciality training.
Marc Dewey is Heisenberg Professor of the German Research Foundation and Vice-Chair of Radiology at Charité, Universitätsmedizin, Berlin.
Professor Dewey's primary 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.
Professor Dewey was Secretary of the 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, from 2019 to 2020, a member of the e-learning editorial board, and ESR Research Chair Committee from 2019 to 2022.
His team has more than 200 publications with an impact factor of 1,450, and his h-index is 43. 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.
Professor Ferdia Gallagher is an academic radiologist and Senior Research Fellow funded by Cancer Research UK, leading the Clinical Molecular Imaging Group in the Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge.
His laboratory 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 especially interested in methods of probing cancer metabolism non-invasively, such as clinical hyperpolarised carbon-13 MRI. He is applying these methods to monitor treatment response in a range of settings and is particularly interested in the application of these techniques to renal cell carcinoma.
Professor Gallagher has held several positions on international committees and scientific advisory boards, such as the European Society for Hybrid Molecular and Translational Imaging, the MR of Cancer Study Group of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and both the Research and Education Committees of the European Society of Radiology.
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 and an Editorial Board Member for the Gastrointestinal Imaging Section in European Journal of Radiology. She has edited two textbooks on GI and abdominal radiology and given more than 90 invited lectures on abdominal and GI radiological topics.
Katarzyna Katulska is Professor of Radiology and Head of the Department of Neuroradiology at the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland.
Professor Katulska graduated from the Medical University of Poznan in 1997, received her PhD in medical radiology in 2004, and became a board-certified radiologist in 2005. In 2014, she became an associate professor in radiology and a full professor in 2020.
Her primary research interest is in emergency radiology and neuroradiology, with a particular scientific focus on imaging demyelinating diseases, dementia, stroke, and trauma.
Professor Katulska was a member of the Program Planning Committee for the European Congress of Radiology as the Scientific Subcommittee Chairperson of Emergency Radiology for ECR 2020, and a member of the European Society of Emergency Radiology (ESER) annual meeting in 2018. She is a current ESR member, a board member of ESER (2018, 2019, 2020) and Vice President of the Polish Medical Society of Radiology (2019-2022).
Professor Katulska has been an invited speaker at many domestic and international radiology symposiums and congresses. She has moderated ECR scientific sessions and was an invited speaker at ECR. She has authored or co-authored 113 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and several book chapters in textbooks of radiology, laryngology, and gastroenterology.
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 366 peer-reviewed scientific papers, five books, and 80 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).
Associate Professor Florian Wolf is Vice Chairman of the Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Intervention, at the Medical University of Vienna.
Professor Wolf was born in 1975 in Vienna, Austria. He received his medical degree from the University of Vienna in 2000 and completed his radiological residency in 2008. In 2011, he successfully passed the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) and the European Board of Cardiovascular Radiology (EBCR), and in 2014 graduated with an MBA in "Health care management" at the University of Economics in Vienna. Since 2017, Professor Wolf has been a Fellow of the CIRSE (Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology).
The main focus of his clinical and scientific work is in cardiovascular and interventional radiology.
Professor Wolf also acts as a reviewer for numerous international peer-reviewed journals, such as Radiology, CVIR, and European Radiology, he is Senior Editor of the British Journal of Radiology Open for the section Interventional Radiology, a member of the Editorial Board of European Radiology – Interventional Radiology, and was Chair of the vascular subcommittee for ECR 2020. He is in the planning committee for the IDEAS meeting 2021 (Interdisciplinary Endovascular Aortic Symposium) and was a local organiser of ET 2020 (European Conference on Embolotherapy) in Vienna.
He has given more than 200 invited lectures in national and international meetings, has authored and co-authored more than 60 articles in peer-review journals, and is co-author of several book chapters.
Dr Judith Babar is Lead for Thoracic Imaging and a consultant radiologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, having been appointed in 2007.
She received her medical degree from the University of Birmingham in 1998, going on to complete 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. She is involved in teaching radiology and supervising anatomy and acting as 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 worked previously in the roles of Coordinator and Thoracic Team Leader from 2011 to 2016.
She has been published across 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.
Sue Barter is a consultant radiologist at Bedford Hospital, UK.
She was a consultant radiologist at Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals from 2003 to 2015 and 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 also represented the College at European meetings on audit and the NICE familial breast cancer guideline group.
Dr 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.
She is currently Chair of the E-learning Subcommittee, manages the Editorial Board, and is commissioning e-learning courses for the e-learning platform, Education 0n Demand.
She has been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings and has been published widely in many peer-reviewed journals.
Professor Michele Bertolotto was Born in Genoa, Italy. After completing medical biophysics training, he graduated in medicine and completed his residency in radiology at the University of Genoa.
Professor Bertolotto married in 1993, has two daughters, and is currently serving in the Department of Radiology of the University of Trieste, Italy. He joined the department in 1996 as a staff member, then worked his way up to Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor. Since 2010, he has been the Chief of Ultrasound. He is also Associate Editor for Ultrasound of Abdominal Radiology.
Professor Bertolotto currently devotes the majority of his time to clinical practice as a senior consultant in genitourinary radiology. His research activity is focused on the fields of diagnostic imaging, with contributions primarily towards abdominal and genitourinary radiology, the use of colour Doppler modes, and CEUS.
Professor Bertolotto has had several commitments in the Italian and European Societies of Radiology, the Italian and European Societies of ultrasound, and, particularly, in the European Society of Urogenital Radiology. He is currently serving as the ESUR secretary/treasurer.
Professor Bertolotto has published 209 full papers, 85 book chapters, and four books and has been an invited speaker at 453 national and international meetings.
Dr Giuseppe Brancatelli received his medical degree from the University of Palermo, Italy, and completed his residency at the Medical University of Palermo, Department of Radiology. He was lucky enough to pursue further training in abdominal radiology through two one-year research fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, under the mentorship of Mike Federle and Rich Baron, and at the Hospital Beaujon, University of Paris, under the mentorship of Valérie Vilgrain.
Dr Brancatelli's clinical work and research are dedicated to abdominal radiology, with a focus on liver imaging, and he feels privileged to be involved in teaching radiology to undergraduates and radiology residents and to work collaboratively with patient-focused multidisciplinary teams.
He has been an invited speaker at both national and international meetings and has been published in clinical and radiology peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Brancatelli lives in Palermo, Sicily. In his free time, he enjoys the great outdoors as well as spending precious time with his wife and two daughters.
Erik Briers holds a doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Leuven, Belgium. Since his promotion in 1979 he has been involved in laboratory medicine.
In 1982, he founded the diagnostic company Eco-Bio diagnostics and served as its CEO until 1990. In this function, he developed a diagnostic test for the detection of Aspergillus antigens with a fast assay allowing the potential curative treatment of patients with disseminated aspergillosis, a deadly disease. This test has been approved by the FDA.
He has been a guest lecturer for the subject “Applied immunology” within the Master study programme Biochemical Engineering at the University of Leuven 2009-2016.
Erik Briers was the Executive Director of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) (2012-2013) and ad interim executive director of EPPOSI (The European Platform for Patient Organizations Science and Industry) (2014).
He was active at the European Medicine Agency (EMA) at the Patient and Consumer working party (PCWP), and was later appointed by the EU commission as an alternate patient member of the Committee on Advanced Therapies (CAT) (2016-2019).
He is board member and vice chair of Europa Uomo.
Since 2013, he has been a member of the Guidelines Committee on the treatment of prostate cancer of the European Association of Urology (EAU) and a member of the patient advisory board of the European Society of Radiology (ESR-PAG), having given many presentations on the occasion of the annual European Congress of Radiology.
He is vice-president of Us Too Belgium and the chief editor of PROSTAATinfo, the magazine of the organization.
He serves as a member of advisory boards of several scientific organizations.
Dr Victor Cassar-Pullicino is a consultant Radiologist and Clinical Chair at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry.
He is a dedicated MSK radiologist with a particular interest in the spine, tumours, and sports injuries, and lectures both nationally and internationally.
Dr Melvin D'Anastasi is a consultant radiologist, with a special interest in oncologic imaging, working at the Medical Imaging Department of Mater Dei Hospital in Malta and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.
Dr D'Anastasi undertook his radiology training at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital in Munich, which he completed in 2015. 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. In Munich, he was Deputy Lead of the CT Clinical Study Centre where he was responsible for criteria-based reporting of oncological clinical trial examinations and training and supervising other team members.
Dr D'Anastasi has a strong interest in oncologic imaging education and served as the ESOI Education Committee Chair from 2017 to 2021. He is the co-founder of the ESOI Webinars and has 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 also lectures for the Masters in Oncologic Imaging Programme at the University of Pisa.
Dr D'Anastasi is a board member of the Malta Association of Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine Physicians (MARNMP) and the Medical Association of Malta (MAM). He has authored/co-authored over 60 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 with a special focus on tumour response assessment.
Marianna Gardarsdottir is Adjunct Professor of Radiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Assistant Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Landspitali University Hospital, Director of Diagnostics, Laboratories and Blood Bank at the Division of Diagnostics and Support Services, and a senior radiologist in Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland.
She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Iceland in 1999 and completed her training in radiology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2007. She was on the board of the Radiological Society of Iceland from 2007 to 2019, acting as President from 2009 to 2019, and has served on the board of the Nordic Society of Radiology since 2009, acting as President from 2006 to 2007.
Dr Gardarsdottir was Program Director for the Residency Program of Radiology at the Department of Radiology from 2012 to 2014 and Chief of Cardiac Imaging at Landspitali University Hospital from 2014 to 2019
Her main interests in radiology are thoracic imaging, cardiac imaging and oncologic imaging.
Dr Gardarsdottir has served in various committees for the ESR on behalf of the Radiological Society of Iceland and served on the Cardiac Scientific Subcommittee from 2009 to 2013, as Chairman from 2011 to 2013, and as Co-Chairman of the Radiographer Subcommittee from 2017 to 2019. Dr Gardarsdottir has been Section Coordinator for Cases of the Day for ECR 2020 and 2021.
She is currently a PhD student at the University of Iceland, studying cerebral blood flow in atrial fibrillation.
After graduating from ‘Höhere Lehranstalt für Tourismusberufe’ at Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, Caroline spent five years in the United States of America. There she worked at the Austrian National Tourist Office in Los Angeles and as the personal assistant for the CFO of American Express in New York.
Afterwards, she studied Industrial Psychology at MDCC and FIU, Miami and European Languages (English & Spanish) and Business & Law at Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria.
She started her professional career at Meinl Bank in Graz and later moved to Vienna where she worked in institutional banking and institutional sales and organized institutional client events, also taking on the role as 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 for real estate investments.
Enticed by the investment boutique Q Advisors, she supported the team as director. Her main focuses were real estate investments in Berlin and former eastern Germany, special situation investments, IPOs, club deals, growth financing and start-ups. She also acted as a company officer with statutory authority of Informica - real Invest AG.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39 and is an active member of the ESR Patient Advisory Group and a regular speaker at the ECR.
Together with her partner Judith Tscheppe she founded and publishes BE accepted, a project to be launched at ECR 2022.
Ioana Gabriela Lupescu 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 the Head of the Discipline of Radiology, Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology Department, of the 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 cotutelle PhD in Medicine from 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.
Professor Lupescu is one of the pioneers in the field of MRI training through her implementation of the MRI school in Romania. For her work, she has been awarded distinctions in radiology at SRIM congresses and abroad. She was the SRIM President from 2015 to 2017 and President of Oncological Imaging group. She is also a founding member of the Romanian Society of MRI and the Romanian ISMRM.
Professor Lupescu has authored more than 107 articles in medical journals, over 31 book chapters, and participated in more than 610 communications/lectures and posters.
Professor Riccardo Manfredi, MD, MBA, is Chair of the Department of Diagnostica per Immagini ed Interventistca Generale at the Poclinico Universitario “A. Gemelli” – IRCCS, which is a part of the Univerisità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy.
Professor Manfredi trained in radiology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome and, after his residency, became Assistant Professor of the Radiology Department. In 2004, he became Associate Professor at the University of Verona. From 2016, he has been Professor of Radiology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome.
Professor Manfredi's clinical expertise is in oncologic and abdominal imaging, and his current research focuses on pancreatic cancer imaging and gynaecologic oncologic imaging.
Professor Manfredi is a fellow of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology (ESGAR) and Chair of the ESUR Female Pelvic Imaging Working Group. He has served as President of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging section of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM).
Professor Manfredi is part of several editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals and books, has authored or co-authored over 270 publications, over 30 book chapters, and has been cited over 8500 times. He has delivered over 400 lectures in radiological and clinical society meetings and has received several scientific and teaching awards, including the 2017 ESOR Best Teacher Award.
Ritse Mann is breast and interventional radiologist at the Radboudumc in Nijmegen and the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. He is group leader of the Breast Imaging Group, performing clinical breast imaging research at both institutions.
Dr Mann has been a member of the executive board of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) since 2015 and is the current Chairperson of the Scientific Committee and Chair of the Program Planning Committee of its annual meeting. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF), the Clinical Advisory Board of the Oncode Institute, and a member of the EuroAIM working group on evidence-based radiology.
Dr Mann is also the Course Director of the annual "Nijmegen advanced breast imaging course" and a regular speaker at various national and international courses and conferences.
Yves Menu is Professor of Radiology and former Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Saint-Antoine Hospital, a part of the Sorbonne-University Hospitals group in Paris, France
Professor Menu was trained in Paris, became board-certified in 1981, and was appointed Full Professor of Radiology in 1989. He has been Chairman of Radiology Departments in Hospitals Bichat, Beaujon, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, and Saint Antoine. Since 2018, he has worked as a consultant in Hospital Saint-Antoine, Paris, and since 2020 at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus, Villejuif.
Professor Menu's main fields of interest include abdominal radiology and oncologic imaging. He served as President of ECR 2011 and was a member of the ESR Executive Committee from 2011 to 2013. He was President of ESGAR from 2009 to 2011, President of the 2015 ESGAR meeting in Paris, Scientific Director of the EBR from 2013 to 2015, and President of the 2016 Congress of the French Society of Radiology.
Professor Menu is a Gold Medalist of ESR, ESGAR, and AOCR, received the Shinz Medal of the Swiss Society of Radiology, and Honorary Membership of the RSNA. Since 2018, he is the Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology.
Dragos Negru is 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, obtained his license in radiology in 1994, and defended his PhD thesis on the topic of CT in malignant renal tumours in 1999. His main clinical interests are urogenital and oncological imaging.
Professor Negru was President of the Romanian Society of Radiology from 2006 to 2013 (elect, in charge, and past), Vice Rector of the Gr.T.Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy from 2006 to 2008, and General Manager of the University Hospital Sf.Spiridon from 2004 to 2006. He was Scientific Director of EBR - ACI (Accreditation Council on Imaging) from 2015 to 2017 and is a member of the Education Committee of ESR.
He is currently Scientific Director of EBR - ETAP (European Training Assessment Programme) and the ESR Rising Stars Programme Coordinator for 2020 and 2021.
He has authored or co-authored more than 250 papers, seven chapters, and nine speciality books, as well as receiving several awards including the Jacques Sauvegrain Prize of the French Society of Radiology in 1996 and the Herman Fischgold Jubillee Medal in 2006.
Dr Frank Pameijer is a head and neck radiologist at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands.
He received his MD degree from Utrecht University, where he also completed his residency. He went on to complete a clinical fellowship at the Dutch Cancer Society, which allowed him to spend two years in oncological imaging, focusing on the head and neck. He then attended visiting fellowships in head and neck radiology in the United States (University of Florida, Gainesville) and the Netherlands (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Free University and the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam). He obtained his PhD from the University of Utrecht with his thesis "Pre- and Post-radiotherapy computed tomography in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer".
After working as a staff radiologist in the Netherlands Cancer Institute for 12 years, Dr Pameijer returned to his present position at the University Medical Center Utrecht where he divides his time between head and neck radiology and working as a consulting radiologist at the Department of Radiation Oncology.
He has served on the board of the Head and Neck Radiology Section of the Dutch Society of Radiology and is currently Coordinator for the Dutch Society of Radiology of the National Head and Neck Radiology Training Program for fourth- and fifth-year residents.
With a strong commitment to education, Dr Pameijer serves on the faculty of several national and international courses, has given numerous lectures inside and outside Europe, and has written several book chapters in the field of head and neck radiology. In 2013, he received the ESOR Best teacher award.
Professor Parizel is the inaugural David Hartley Chair of Radiology at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) and the Director of the Western Australian National Imaging Facility (NIF) node.
Graduating from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, he trained in radiology at his alma mater, with subsequent fellowships in neuroradiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Hôpital Erasme, University of Brussels. He initiated the division of neuroradiology at Antwerp University Hospital. In 1994, he obtained his PhD with a doctoral dissertation.
From 2003 to 2019, Professor Parizel was Professor and Chair of Radiology at Antwerp University Hospital and tenured full Professor of Radiology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Antwerp, representing the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and is currently a member of the Academic Board of the University of Western Australia and the Clinical Staff Association at Royal Perth Hospital.
Throughout his career, Professor Parizel has always been interested in integrating scientific research with patient-oriented clinical applications, focusing on neuroradiology and MRI. He also maintains a strong interest in developing and evaluating artificial intelligence in radiology and serves on medical advisory panels of several companies.
Professor Parizel has authored or co-authored over 450 peer-reviewed scientific papers and more than 40 book chapters, with an h-index of 63 (Google Scholar).
Professor Parizel has served as President of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), President of European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), and President of the Royal Belgian Radiological Society (RBRS). He has been awarded Honorary Membership of the RSNA, ASNR, ESNR, and RANZCR. Moreover, he is an honorary member of the national radiology societies of Russia, Serbia, Romania, Spain, Greece, France, Israel, Algeria, Switzerland, Cuba, Italy, Peru, and Brazil.
Professor Marie-Pierre Revel is currently Head of the Radiology Department at Cochin Hospital, University of Paris, Paris, France.
Her area of expertise is in chest imaging with a particular focus on the field of thoracic oncology and thromboembolic disease, and she has recently been working on thoracic imaging applications of artificial intelligence.
Professor Revel is Past President of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) and organised the 2019 joint meeting of ESTI and the Fleischner Society in Paris in May 2019. She is also the responsible person for the ESTI Lung Cancer Screening certification project, supported by the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
Most recently, Professor Revel coordinated the STOIC project of Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, which made it possible to constitute an annotated database of more than 11,000 chest scanners in patients suspected of COVID-19 to develop diagnostic and prognostic algorithms in this disease using artificial intelligence.
Pascal A.T. Baltzer is Associate Professor and Section Head of Urogenital Imaging at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, with a clinical speciality in gender imaging.
Dr Baltzer was trained by the late Dr Werner Kaiser, MRI-pioneer and godfather of breast MRI, at the University Hospital Jena, Germany. After obtaining his board certification, he served as a consultant and Modality Manager for Breast Imaging before moving to Vienna, Austria.
Dr Baltzer is Secretary-General of the EUSOBI and serves as the EUSOBI representative in the ESR scientific committee. He is a steering committee member of the EUSOBI International DWI Working Group, current spokesman of the Urogenital Working Group, and former spokesman of the Breast Imaging Working Group of the Austrian Röntgen Society.
In 2020, he was elected both as Executive Board Member of the German Röntgen Society's Breast Imaging Working Group and of the Medical Imaging Cluster of the Medical University of Vienna. In July 2020, he took over the position of Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Radiology after serving as Deputy Editor of Women's/Breast Imaging of the European Radiology (2019-2020) and Associate Editor of Urogenital and Breast of the European Journal of Radiology (2016-2020). He has also been an academic editor at PLoS One since 2018.
Dr Baltzer has been a committee member and head of multiple international scientific conferences and courses and has delivered over 200 invited international talks. In addition to more than 200 research papers, Dr Baltzer has published five book chapters and six white/consensus papers and has supervised over 30 theses (PhD, Diploma, postdoctoral qualification "Habilitation").
Jonas Castelijns is Emeritus Professor of Head and Neck Radiology at the Amsterdam UMC in the Netherlands.
Professor Castelijns is currently working at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, combining clinical work and research work focusing on functional MR diffusion and perfusion imaging in head and neck pathology. In a radiomics-approach, he uses conventional and functional MRI-techniques for predicting and monitoring treatment outcome in patients with head and neck cancer.
For many years, Professor Castelijns has been an editor of the American Journal of Neuroradiology and European Radiology. He is co-founder of the European Retinoblastoma Collaboration, a scientific collaboration between expert retinoblastoma centres. Until recently, he had a prominent role in the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology, and in 2017 was honoured the Gold Medal Life-Time-Achievement Award by this society.
He has authored or has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and has a Hirsch-index of above 50.
Gary Cook trained in radiology and then nuclear medicine in London. He initially worked as a consultant, starting the PET service at the Royal Marsden Hospital. After 11 years he returned to King's College London and Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals as a clinical academic in the Cancer Imaging Department as well as a nuclear medicine physician in the KCL and Guy's & St Thomas' PET Centre. His research interests include imaging bone metastases, measuring tumour heterogeneity, evaluation of novel tracers and biomarkers, and refining multimodality imaging for diagnosis and response assessment in oncology.
He has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 40 book chapters, and six textbooks.
While obtaining an MD from the Medical School of the University of Tübingen, Germany, Professor Sven Haller also completed a Master of Sciences at the Max Planck Research School of Neural and Behavioral, Tübingen, Germany. He specialised in radiology and diagnostic neuroradiology at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland. Thereafter, he completed his Privatdozent (venia docendi, senior lecturer) and obtained the title of Assistant Professor in Neuroradiology at the University Hospitals Geneva, Switzerland.
Currently, Professor Haller is a neuroradiologist at CIRD - Centre d'Imagerie Rive Droite in Geneva, Switzerland, with a special interest in advanced neuroimaging techniques. His particular interests comprise of advanced MR techniques including functional MRI, real-time functional MRI neurofeedback, and arterial spin labelling (ASL), notably in the domain of neurodegenerative and neurovascular diseases. He is also currently the Visiting Professor at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Professor Haller's significant scientific distinctions include the Lucien Appel Prize (highest prize) by the European Society of Neuroradiology in 2011, the Founders Award of the European Society of Neuroradiology in 2009, the Jubiläumspreis of the Swiss Society of Radiology in 2009, the Kurt Decker Preis of the German Society of Neuroradiology in 2014, and the Peter Huber Preis by the Swiss Society of Neuroradiology in 2009 and 2004.
He is the section editor for advanced imaging in Neuroradiology, the official journal of most European Societies of Neuroradiology, and section editor for Neurodegeneration of the new Textbook of Neuroradiology by the European Society of Neuroradiology.
Dr Stephen Harden is a consultant in cardiothoracic radiology at the University Hospital Southampton, United Kingdom.
Dr Harden obtained his medical degree from the University of Cambridge and St Thomas's Hospital at the University of London. He completed radiology training in Southampton and trained in cardiac MRI in Berlin.
Dr Harden is currently the elected Medical Director for Education and Training at the UK Royal College of Radiologists. He chaired the RCR Professional Learning and Development Committee from 2017 to 2019, leading all educational and meeting activities for radiology and the RCR annual national UK conference. He was Head of the Wessex School of Radiology from 2013 to 2019 and has received several education awards. He was previously President of the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging from 2012 to 2015, where he led the development of departmental standards for cardiac CT. He has been a member of ESCR for many years and was a member of the ESCR scientific committee from 2015 to 2019.
Dr Harden's field of interest and expertise is non-invasive cardiac imaging, particularly assessing functionally significant coronary artery disease with MRI. He is widely published in peer-review journals and was the British Journal of Radiology senior editor from 2014 to 2018.
Francesca Iacobellis, MD, PhD, is a radiologist at Antonio Cardarelli Hospital in Naples, Italy, with particular interests in emergency radiology and abdominal imaging.
Dr Iacobellis graduated and completed her radiology training and PhD at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy, cultivating research focused both on clinical pre-clinical radiology.
Her clinical research interests are primarily focused on traumatic and non-traumatic abdominal emergencies and pelvic floor pathologies. She is also interested in pre-clinical research, such as performing longitudinal studies in small animals investigated with high-resolution machines. Her research results have been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Iacobellis has been a member of the ECR Emergency Radiology Scientific Subcommittees from 2019, a board member of the Emergency Radiology Section of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM), and an active member of the European Society of Emergency Radiology (ESER).
She teaches at a university level and has been an invited lecturer in national and international meetings, courses, and conferences. She has authored several book chapters in textbooks of radiology and surgery and participates in the editorial activity of some scientific journals as a peer reviewer.
Dr Iacobellis is Chairperson of the Emergency Radiology Scientific Subcommittee for ECR 2022.
Max Lahaye is an abdominal radiologist, senior scientist, and Clinical Manager of the Department of Radiology at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, with particular interests in MR imaging of peritoneal disease.
Dr Lahaye graduated from medical school in Maastricht, The Netherlands, followed by postgraduate studies at the Maastricht University, Department of Radiology, in "MRI in rectal cancer; Prediction of the risk factors for a local recurrence", for which he received a PhD in Medicine in 2009.
He is currently the principal investigator of two large ongoing multicenter trials evaluating MR imaging for peritoneal metastases in colorectal and ovarian cancer. His research group is developing new multidisciplinary models to guide treatment decisions to improve patient outcome in a variety of abdominal cancers.
Dr Lahaye sits on several committees in international organisations, including the European Society of Radiology (ESR), European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR), and European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI). His primary focuses are his teaching activities and promoting a multidisciplinary approach in investigating clinically relevant research hypotheses.
Geert Maleux is Head of the Interventional Radiology Department, UZ Leuven, and Associate Professor at the faculty of Medicine KU Leuven, Belgium.
After obtaining his doctoral degree in medicine, surgery, and obstetrics from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1991, Professor Maleux went on to complete his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University Hospitals Leuven in 1996 under Professor A.L. Baert. He then attended a yearlong fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the CHU Rangeuil, Toulouse, France, under Professor F. Joffre and Professor H. Rousseau, before becoming a staff interventional radiologist at the end of 1997 at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.
In 2008, Professor Maleux obtained the degree of Doctor in Medical Sciences (PhD) for his doctoral thesis entitled "Value of new diagnostic and interventional radiological techniques to improve clinical outcome of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts."
His main research interests include abdominal intervention, dialysis, and diagnostic and interventional management of aortic disease. Professor Maleux is a member of several scientific and steering committees promoting interventional oncology procedures, including SORAMIC, CIRT, andCIREL. He is an active member of ECR, CIRSE, and SIR, and Course Director of the annual GEST-meeting on embolotherapy.
Professor Maleux has authored more than 275 peer-reviewed scientific papers dealing with interventional radiological topics. He received the A.L.Baert award for best doctoral thesis in 2008 and the JVIR-award for best clinical paper in 2018 on a randomised study of balloon angioplasty in dysfunctioning dialysis access.
Amaka C. Offiah is Professor in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging and a consultant paediatric radiologist at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK. Professor Offiah is Senior Editor (Paediatrics) for the journal BJR online, Convener of the Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching and Research, and Chairperson of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology Child Abuse Taskforce and Publications Committee.
Professor Offiah has received an assortment of prizes for her work, including the BIR/Bayer Make It Better Award, and was a member of the imaging team highly recommended in the BMJ 2015 awards. At the time of her promotion in 2020, Professor Offiah was the UK's only second black female professor in medicine.
Professor Offiah has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books, and given over 200 invited national and international lectures, and has been cited over 2,400 times.
Nadya Pyatigorskaya is Associate Professor for the Neuroradiology Department, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, and a researcher for the Brain Institute, ICM, Paris.
Professor Pyatigorskaya graduated from the Medical University, Paris, in 2007, became a board-certified radiologist in 2013, and received her PhD in neurosciences in 2016. She has also recently received her habilitation to direct her own research.
Professor Pyatigorskaya is an expert in neuroradiology and head and neck imaging. Her scientific activities are focused on movement disorders, with a special focus on PET-MRI and focused ultrasound and tumour and skull base imaging. She also has a particular interest in integrating artificial intelligence into the radiology department's daily workflow and her research projects.
During her radiology training, she was President of the Association of Residents and Young Radiologists and Vice-Chair of the Radiology Trainee Forum. She is currently a member of the Board of French Radiology Society, the French Neuroradiology Society, and the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics. She is also an active member of several other societies including RSNA, ESNR, ISMRM, and the Movement Disorders Society. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neuroradiology.
Professor Pyatigorskaya has worked on a local and international level in structured reporting and integration for peer-reviewed journals in radiology. She has published approximately 70 original scientific articles and presented over 100 scientific communications in national and international congresses.
Professor Louise Rainford's background is in the area of medical imaging, training as a radiographer in Manchester, UK, where she worked for a short period. Following a move to Ireland and a twelve-year clinical career in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin, she commenced work in University College Dublin, Ireland, in 1992.
Since 2009, she has been Head of Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging within the UCD School of Medicine and was appointed Associate Dean for Radiography in 2016.
Professor Rainford has supervised many graduate research students, including 16 PhD studies to completion. She is a distinguished teacher with awards for teaching excellence and is currently focused upon embedding clinical simulation into radiography curricula.
Professor Rainford sits on several national committees representing radiography education and has served as Chair of the Irish Radiographers Registration Board, CORU. She is Chair of the EFRS Research Hub Committee and has contributed to numerous European committees and working groups over the past two decades.
Professor Rainford's passion for radiography is driven by her commitment to the profession, and she has a strong record of European and international radiography collaboration.
Professor Thomas Rodt M.A. is Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Lueneburg Hospital, the affiliated teaching hospital of Hamburg University, and Associate Professor of Radiology at Hannover Medical School.
Professor Rodt studied medicine at Hannover Medical School and Harvard Medical School, graduating in 2003. He received his training in radiology and neuroradiology at Hannover Medical School and Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. In 2013, he obtained his PhD degree in radiology and in 2019 was appointed Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Lueneburg Hospital.
Professor Rodt's special clinical interests include interventional radiology, neuroradiology, and chest imaging. He holds national and international certificates, including DEGIR and EBIR certificates, is a CIRSE Fellow, and a passionate academic and clinical teacher.
The scientific focus of his work is interventional oncology, vascular interventions, and experimental radiology. He has served on several boards and committees for national and international professional societies, including ESR and CIRSE, and is member of the CIRSE Endovascular Subcommittee.
Professor Rodt has authored or co-authored more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed international journals as well as several book chapters, has given numerous invited lectures, and served on several journals, including CVIR Endovascular as an editorial board member.
Dr Inês Santiago, MD, is a radiologist at the Department of Radiology of the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon. Her clinical expertise is in abdominal and gastrointestinal imaging, and her current research focuses on rectal cancer imaging.
She works with her department in collaboration with the Pre-clinical MRI platform, lead by Noam Shemesh, in the development of new MRI acquisition techniques, and the Computational Clinical Imaging Group, lead by Nikolaos Papanikolaou of the same institution, in artificial intelligence tools in cancer imaging.
Dr Santiago is an active teacher in abdominal and gastrointestinal radiology and has delivered over 50 lectures at multiple scientific meetings organised primarily by ESGAR, ESOR, and ESR.
She has authored/co-authored 27 publications, two book chapters, and has been cited over 100 times. She is also currently a reviewer for various peer-reviewed journals, including Radiology, European Radiology, and European Journal of Radiology.
Ioannis Sechopoulos is Associate Professor at the Department of Medical Imaging of the Radboud University Medical Center where he heads the Advanced X-ray Tomographic Imaging (AXTI) laboratory and is a scientific advisor of the Dutch Expert Center for Screening (LRCB).
He obtained his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA, performing research in digital breast tomosynthesis at Emory University, becoming a faculty member before moving to the Netherlands.
His main area of research is the development of advanced x-ray-based imaging techniques, especially for breast cancer detection, diagnosis, and therapy response monitoring. Professor Sechopoulos has performed extensive work in radiation dosimetry, image acquisition optimisation and image reconstruction, processing, and analysis algorithm development for various x-ray imaging modalities. He also conducts patient trials to assess the clinical performance of these and other novel imaging technologies. He also runs clinical trials to determine the clinical performance of these and other novel breast cancer imaging technologies. Professor Sechopoulos also focuses on the evaluation of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for automated breast image interpretation and the optimisation of their implementation in breast cancer screening programs.
Professor Sechopoulos is a member and chair of various tasks groups and committees of an assortment of scientific societies, Editorial Board Member of the international journals Medical Physics and Radiology, and Associate Editor of Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics.
He has presented at various conferences and courses around the world.
Nicola Sverzellati is Associate Professor and Head of the Radiology Unit "Scienze Radiologiche" at the University Hospital of Parma, and the Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the University of Parma.
Professor Sverzellati studied medicine at the University of Bologna and received his medical degree in 2002. He trained in radiology at the University of Parma where he subsequently obtained a PhD in "Advanced Cardio-Thoracic Imaging" in 2010.
Professor Sverzellati is the radiology lead for imaging of chest disorders at the University Hospital of Parma. His research activity is focused on imaging of interstitial lung disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He has also taken part in several research projects for a lung cancer screening trial (Multicentric Italian Lung Detection trial).
He is member of the Fleischner Society, President of the Chest Section of the Italian Society of Medical and Interventional Radiology (SIRM), and was President of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) in 2017.
He is the author or co-author of nearly 250 peer review articles, numerous abstracts for international congresses, books, and book chapters.
Harriet C. Thoeny is Full Professor of Radiology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Chairperson of the Department of Radiology at the hospitals of the Canton of Fribourg in Switzerland, and a consultant for the Department of Urology at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland.
Professor Thoeny holds a European diploma in urogenital and head and neck radiology. Her primary research interest focuses on functional imaging in her two areas of expertise, and she has received several grants in these fields, including projects on imaging and data processing of prostate MRI as well functional MRI as a biomarker of chronic kidney diseases.
Professor Thoeny served as President of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) from 2014 to 2016 and as a steering committee member of PI-RADS from 2016 to 2019. She is currently Chairperson of the Regional Committee for Europe of the RSNA and trustee, executive board member, and secretary of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS). Professor Thoeny is also a scientific committee member of the European Multidisciplinary Urological Cancer (EMUC) society and a member of the EORTC imaging group. Additionally, she is also a reviewer of several highly ranked scientific journals and an editorial board member of Radiology.
Professor Thoeny has authored or co-authored numerous publications in highly ranked-scientific journals, including various invited State of the Art articles for Radiology and European Urology, and has given invited talks on urogenital radiology and head and neck imaging in all parts of the world.
Giulia Zamboni is Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Verona, where she is Head of the CT.
She graduated cum laude in medicine in 2002 and completed her residency cum laude in 2006, both at the University of Verona. She also completed a research fellowship in Computed Tomography at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, under the guidance of Professor Vassilios Raptopoulos.
Professor Zamboni was the first recipient of the ESR "Albert L. Baert Editorial Fellowship" in 2014 and was an International Visiting Professor for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Latvia in 2017.
A fellow of the ESGAR since 2011, Professor Zamboni is a member of the Education Committees of the ECR and ESGAR and the incoming Chairperson of the Education Committee of ESOI. She is also the team leader for Gastrointestinal Imaging in the Written Evaluation Committee for the European Diploma in Radiology (EDIR). She is a member of the editorial board for European Radiology and HJR, and Senior Editor for the Gastrointestinal section of BJR case reports.
Professor Zamboni's clinical expertise is in oncologic and abdominal imaging, and her research focuses on hepatobiliary and pancreatic imaging. She has published 79 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, co-edited two books, and held 100 invited lectures for international congresses and educational courses.