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The Congress has secured the following high profile international speakers:
1983-9/87 - Residency, Radiology, including 1 year of pathology, Inselspital, University of Berne, Switzerland
10/87-6/90 - Junior staff, Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
7/90-12/91 - Research Fellow, Osteoradiology, University of California, San Diego
2000 - Master of Business Administration (MBA), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
1992-2001 - Chief of section, Orthopedic University Hospital Zurich
2001 - Chief, Department of Radiology, Orthopedic University Hospital Zurich
2007 - Deputy Medical Director, Orthopedic University Hospital Balgrist. Zurich
2008 - Dean of Finances, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich
1993 - Privatdozent (~Assistant Professor), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2000 - Professor (~Associate Professor), University of Zurich, Switzerland
11/2005 - Professor ad personam (“tenure track”)
02/2010 - Full Professor at University of Zurich and elected Head of Department of Radiology, USZ, Zurich (USZ: University Hospital)
Dr Hoe has been involved in cardiac CT since 2003 and the organiser of annual CT Coronary Angiography Teaching Course all previously held in Singapore. He is the Congress President of 2nd Congress of ASCI held in April 2008. Previous positions held include: Past President - Singapore Radiological Society; Vice President Chapter of Radiologists, Academy of Medicine Singapore; and currently also the Trustee and Treasurer of the Singapore Radiological Society Trust Fund, a registered charity.
Dr Hoe’s main research interest is in Coronary CT angiography and is one of principal investigators in recent first international multicentre study on 64MSCT and current ongoing CorE320 MSCT multicentre trial. He is also the Course Director of the Advanced CT Training Course for users of cardiac MSCT, since 2004, held at the CT Center, Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. This Course had trained many cardiologists and radiologists from Asia - including China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Pakistan as well as doctors from South Africa and Australia. It is currently still the only Asian Cardiac CT Course endorsed by SCCT for Level 2 Training.
Barry T. Katzen is the founder and medical director of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida and is clinical professor of radiology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Since the Institute was founded in 1987 under Dr. Katzen's leadership, it has served as a national model of success in multidisciplinary cooperation.
Dr. Katzen graduated from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in 1970. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital and a residency in diagnostic radiology at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. He was awarded a fellowship in cardiovascular radiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Rome.
He established the interventional radiology program, cardiac catheterization laboratory and noninvasive vascular laboratory at Alexandria Hospital in Virginia in 1976. He pioneered the use of video and sophisticated audio technology to enhance the process of education for practitioners. He is credited with being the first to use “live patient demonstrations” in the United States, which became the benchmark for procedural education in endovascular therapy and many other procedural areas of medicine.
Dr. Katzen has been a national site principal investigator for many clinical trials in the study of aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease and has been involved in the development of numerous devices for less invasive vascular therapy. He is considered one of the pioneers of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and peripheral thrombolysis for less invasive treatment of vascular disease and was part of the investigative team that lead to the approval of the first intravascular stent. He performed the first renal angioplasty in the United States and is considered one of the founders of interventional radiology as a specialty of medicine.
Dr. Katzen has authored/co-authored four textbooks, numerous book chapters and more than 160 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals. Dr. Katzen is the founding editor of Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology and is currently a Chief Medical Editor of Endovascular Today. He has presented lectures throughout the world and has assisted with the development of innovative procedures in Singapore, Thailand, Japan and Korea. Dr. Katzen with his colleagues created the Endovascular Forum, one of the first interactive websites for physicians about circulatory disease. He is the co-founder of ICSciences, a Boston-based company, which utilizes the web to improve communication and education for patients.
Dr. Katzen has received numerous awards, including: the Society of Interventional Radiology's Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement; the Gold Medal of the University of Miami Alumni Association and entered into the “Hall of Fame” at the Medical School, only the fourth such honoree in medical school history; the first American to receive the annual Gold Medal award from the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) for his distinguished achievements in the field of interventional radiology, both in the United States and worldwide; the Career Achievement Award presented at the 2007 Transcatheter Therapeutics Conference for his worldwide leadership in endovascular medicine; and in 2007; and the establishment of the “Barry T. Katzen Medical Director Endowment Fund” at Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute by Cook Medical in 2007.
Dr Krishnamurthy is the Director for Research at the EB Singleton Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital, and primarily responsible for the development and oversight of the departmental intramural and extramural research portfolio. He is also the director of the cardiovascular imaging program, and lectures nationally and internationally on pediatric cardiovascular and body MRI, and cardiovascular CT. Dr Krishnamurthy’s interests include adapting MR sequences for free-breathing acquisition in sedated children, congenital heart disease, contrast enhanced MR angiography, 3D image post-processing, and imaging of vascular malformations and diffuse liver disease. He conducts a year-long lecture series for radiologists, technologists, and radiology residents on topics pertaining to radiology research and a career in academic radiology.
Dr Michael Michell qualified in medicine at Cambridge University and trained in Radiology at King’s College Hospital, London. He has been Consultant Radiologist at King’s College Hospital since 1987 and has developed a specialist interest in breast cancer screening and diagnosis.
He has been Director of the South East London Breast Screening Programme and King’s National Training Centre since 1998. The service screens approximately 50,000 women per annum and has recently implemented a screening service for high risk groups. The training centre offers specialist training for all staff involved in screening and diagnostic assessment.
Michael Michell has been Chairman of the National Breast Screening Radiologists Quality Assurance Committee, Chairman of the Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group, Lead Quality Assurance Radiologist for London Region and has been a member of the Department of Health Breast Screening Advisory Committee. He is currently serving on the Cancer Reform Strategy Breast Working Group and the Higher Risk Breast Screening Working Group.
His main research interests have included the evaluation of new percutaneous biopsy techniques and over the last two years he has led a project to evaluate the use of digital breast tomosynthesis in screening, diagnosis and assessment.
Professor Hiromu Mori had started his career as Radiologist at Nagasaki University School of Medicine in 1977. After 12 years in Nagasaki, he moved to Oita University Faculty of Medicine in 1989 as Associate Professor of Radiology. He has been serving as Professor and Chairperson of Department of Radiology at Oita University Faculty of Medicine for more than 19 years since 1992.
He published numerous publications including 150 refereed original articles in English, 205 refereed original articles in Japanese. He has been a guest speaker of 53 international invited lectureships. He had been awarded 45 International Awards including 3 Magna Cum Laude Award, 7 Cum Laude Award as the 1st author or corresponding author in the fields of Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology.
Research interests relate to Diagnostic Imaging of Pancreatic Cancers and Abdominal Mesenteries including embryology. Current projects surround Clinical Anatomy to develop Imaging of lymphatic system of the upper abdomen, especially in peripancreatic regions. He is also interventional radiologist and is particularly interested in developing arterial infusion chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer patients as one of cutting edges of Oncologic Intervention for a recent decade.
He is also now serving as the Vice President and Secretary General of Japanese Society of Abdominal Radiology (JSAR) , Vice President of Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology (ASAR), and National Representative to and Corresponding Fellow of European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR). His contribution has been appreciated as a teacher and as an organizer of international educational course of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology to radiologists and radiology residents in Central America especially of Dominican Republic since 2000.
Gregory Sorensen, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Healthcare in North America, charged with leading the USA organization and providing additional oversight for Canada and Latin America.
As a trendsetter in medical imaging, therapy systems, laboratory diagnostics, and healthcare information technology, Siemens Healthcare offers optimized clinical solutions across the entire care continuum – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. By offering novel tools for improved diagnosis, as well as optimizing clinical workflows for the most common conditions, Siemens helps make healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. As head of the business in the largest global market, Sorensen brings to his leadership position a deep understanding of technology, the biological basis of disease, the importance of measurable outcomes, and the environment of clinical practice. Sorensen was appointed to his current role in June 2011.
Previously, Sorensen served as Professor of Radiology and Health Sciences & Technology at Harvard Medical School; faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; and Co-Director of the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as a visiting professor of neuroradiology at Oxford University.
Leading up to his appointment with Siemens, Sorensen was a practicing neuroradiologist and active researcher with significant experience in clinical care, clinical trials, and translational research. His research and techniques are utilized by scores of centers throughout the world in phase II and III trials in cancer, stroke, and other illnesses.
Sorensen holds a B.S. in Biology from California Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University, and a Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School. He is married with three children.
Professor Jacob Sosna earned his MD from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University with Distinction in 1989. After an Internship at the Beilinson Medical Center in Petach Tikvah, he completed his Residency in Radiology at Hadassah Ein Kerem in 2001. He traveled to Boston to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, for a Research Fellowship 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, and he established and heads the Experimental CT and Applied Radiology Laboratories. He was named Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hebrew University—Hadassah Faculty of Medicine in 2009, and Adjunct Lecturer in Radiology at the Harvard Medical School in 2006.
In December 2011 Professor Sosna was named the Chairman of Radiology at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center.
Professor Sosna has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is an active speaker in international conferences on Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging. He was selected by the RSNA board of directors as the Eyler editorial fellow for 2006 and is currently an Associate Editor for "Radiology". His research interests are quality assurance with international collaboration with Harvard Based researchers and world leading scientists. Prof. Sosna is also interested in cutting edge CT technology, dual-energy CT imaging, colorectal imaging, particularly CT virtual colonoscopy, and 3D imaging.