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MANAGEMENT

During the AGM in 2014, held in Coimbra (Portugal) on the 7th and 8th of November the EFRS executive Board was elected for a term of three years until November 2017.

The executive Board is charged with the day to day management of the federation.
The board members that stepped down in this AGM, serve as advisory board members until November 2017.


Hakon Hjemly (Norway)
Hakon Hjemly (Norway)
President

Håkon is Manager of Policy at the Norwegian Society of Radiographers. His main responsibilities for the society are related to professional role development of radiographers and to health political issues. He has a master degree in clinical health, and post graduate education in both digital imaging processing and in x-ray protection. Prior to the work for his Society, he had variety of roles in both private and public sector in Norway; Clinical Radiographer, QA-administrator, Manager, Radiation Protection Officer, Product Specialist and Sales Representative (CT, Mammography and C-arm). He was a pioneer in identifying pitfalls and establishing quality assurance controls regarding digitalisation of medical imaging, at several x-ray departments in Norway. He has been chairing and delivering a high number of presentations at national and international conferences. Håkon was elected member of the EFRS election committee in 2010, but stepped out when nominated (and later elected) for Treasurer in the 2011-2014 board term. He holds the role of EFRS President for the EFRS board term 2014-2017.

Dr Jonathan McNulty (Ireland)
Dr Jonathan McNulty (Ireland)
Vice President

Jonathan is Head of Educational Development in the School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland where he has coordinated the BSc Radiography programme and oversees 20 postgraduate programmes. He is a University Fellow in Teaching and Academic Development and his research interests include medical education research, optimisation, neuroimaging and image perception. He has delivered over 70 conference presentations, contributed to over 40 journal articles and has held significant national and international research grants.  He is former chairman of the Erasmus Radiography Group, a consortium of 16 academic institutions from across Europe, and former chairman of the Radiographers Scientific Subcommittee for European Congress of Radiology. Prior to his appointment in the UCD School of Medicine he worked clinically in Beaumont Hospital Dublin where he specialised in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He is a former Council member of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy. He was elected to the EFRS board in November 2014 but has previously supported a number of EFRS projects including the EQF Radiography benchmarking project.

Vasilis Syrgiamiotis (Greece)
Vasilis Syrgiamiotis (Greece)
Treasurer

Vasilis is a Radiographer in the MRI-CT department of the General Children’s Hospital in Athens. He has obtained his BSc degree in the Radiography Department of the ATEI Institute of Athens. He has specialised in MRI in Karolinska – Huddigne University Hospital of Stockholm, Sweden. He has a Master degree of the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Athens. His thesis was about the effect of Ionizing Radiation in Children and Pregnant women. He is currently a candidate PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine as well. His research interests include optimisation in Paediatric Medical Imaging and Radiation Protection. He is a Lab Assistant in the Faculty of Health and Welfare professions in the Department of Radiographers  in the ATEI Institute  of Athens. He is teaching MRI and CT for BSc students. He supervises and coordinates the work of several radiographer students in the Medical Imaging field.
Vasilis has participated in scientific matters as a member of the scientific council of the National society of Radiographers.. He has moderated several national and international scientific sessions and delivered a high number of presentations at national and international conferences as well. Currently he has been elected as a member of the Radiographer Scientific Subcommittee of ECR 2016. He was member of the EFRS election committee during the term 2011-2012. He is currently a Board Member of EFRS for the term 2014-2017

Charlotte Beardmore - UK
Charlotte Beardmore - UK
Board member

Charlotte Beardmore FCR MBA (Open) BSc(Hons) DCR (R) & (T)

Director of Professional Policy, Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)

Charlotte trained at Guys in diagnostic & therapeutic radiography, worked clinically at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust & as Radiotherapy Services Manager, Reading. She was elected to SCoR UK Council 1996-2001 and President from 2000-2001 when she was awarded the Fellowship of the College of Radiographers.

In 2001, Charlotte was offered an opportunity to join the DH Radiography Skills Mix project team. The outputs of this work support the College of Radiographers career progression model for UK radiographers. In 2004 Charlotte was appointed SCoR Professional Officer for radiotherapy, was co-chair of the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group, and became the Professional and Educational Manager in 2012 becoming Director of Professional Policy in 2014.  Charlotte has contributed to international project work with the IAEA and the WHO.She has completed an MBA with the Open University. Charlotte’s role is to provide direction and support to the breadth of the radiographic profession across the UK working with key stakeholders at a national level helping support the delivery of high quality services for patients across clinical imaging & radiotherapy in the UK. Charlotte leads a team of registered radiographers within the SCoR who support this work. In 2014 Charlotte was honoured to be invited as an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Charlotte is currently the EFRS liaison person for RT and chair of the EFRS Radiotherapy Committee.

 

 

Paul Bezzina (Malta)
Paul Bezzina (Malta)
Board member

Dr Paul Bezzina is the current Head of Department, Radiography, within the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta: he is responsible for the teaching and oversees the delivery of course programmes at pre and post graduate level. He is also involved in lecturing to other departments and faculties, such as the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

Mr. Bezzina commenced an M Sc course at City University London from where he obtained his Masters qualification in 1995. He read for his Ph D studies at the University of East Anglia, UK and was awarded his doctorate degree in 2007.

His research interests include Medical imaging and the delivery of care; standardisation of clinical protocols and modifications to technique in medical imaging, radiography education, the use of contrast agents in CT, paediatric imaging, consent procedures, legislation and risk factors. Dr Bezzina is a former chairperson of the Radiography ERASMUS Group: this is a group of radiography educational institutions from across Europe. He has been appointed as co-Chair for the Radiographer Scientific Committee for ECR 2017. He was appointed by the Portuguese agency for Assessment of Higher Education, A3ES as an external assessor.

He is a member of the Faculty’s Research Ethics Board, a founding member of the Radiographer Professional Society of Malta (SRM) and has served as the first president of the Society. Prior to moving to an educational institution he worked clinical in hospitals in Malta and the United Kingdom.

Graciano Paulo (Portugal)
Graciano Paulo (Portugal)
EFRS Advisory Board Member

Graciano Paulo is Vice-President of Coimbra Health School where he is also full Professor and chair of the Scientific Committee of the Medical Imaging & Radiotherapy BSc Course and member of the coordinating committee of the Master program in nuclear sciences applied to health.
His main research area is in the field of radiation protection of patient and staff. However he is also deeply involved in education development and management.
He has delivered more than 200 conference presentations at national and international level and published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Prior to his appointment, as full professor at Coimbra Health School, he worked as a Radiographer in Coimbra General Hospital (from 1988 to 2001) where he specialised in CT, interventional imaging and management.
Graciano Paulo was one of the founding board members of EFRS, were he served since its establishment in 2007, as member of the interim board. He was then elected Vice-President of the first EFRS Board, from 2008 to 2011.
Graciano Paulo was elected President of EFRS In November 2011 and served as such until the end of the term in November 2014.
Graciano Paulo was deeply involved in several EU projects such ad EMAN and MEDRAPET (where he was leader of WP1). He is currently involved in the EU PiDRL project.
Actually Graciano Paulo is member of Radiation Protection Committee of CIRSE and ESR and member of MIR (Management in Radiology) committee of ESR.
He was President of the Portuguese Society of Radiographers from 2001 to 2008 and ISRRT council member from 1996 to 2007.

Sija Geers-van Gemeren (Netherlands)
Sija Geers-van Gemeren (Netherlands)
EFRS Advisory Board Member

Sija is CEO of the Quality Register of Allied Health Professionals and the Dutch Society of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy. This is a professional society for radiographers working in the field of radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and radiology.
As a CEO in daily practise she defines strategy and policy of development for the profession.  Stimulate the development of guidelines and standards, organise and perform multidisciplinary clinical audit in the hospitals. Nationally she is involved in Dutch state committees. Member of the Dutch Advisory Committee on radiation protection, appointed  by the Minister of Health, Minister of Social Affairs and the Minister of Economics Affairs. Member of the Dutch Advisory Committee for the Ministry of Social Affairs on the safety issues Electro Magnetic Fields. Member of the Guideline and Quality Assurance group of the Breast cancer Screening programme appointed by the National Institute of Public Health and Environment.
She has delivered and still delivers a lot of conference presentations at national and international level and published articles in peer-reviewed journals. As an Editor in chief she published with Elsevier three textbooks: Radiography methodology and technics, Computed Tomography and MRI. As editor of the editorial board she was involved in publishing six textbooks for radiology, radiation oncology, radiation protection, nuclear medicine. 
Sija Geers- van Gemeren has worked for many years as a radiographer in a University Hospital and as a senior lecturer CT and MRI in a University of applied sciences and started a master’s degree programme MSc Medical Imaging and MSc Radiation Oncology.
As a radiographer and CEO she is involved in wide range of (inter)national projects and societies. Within the EFRS she was the President of the transitional board in 2007 and the first elected President (2008-2011). In the period 2011-2014 as Vice-president and now a member of the Advisory board. For the Dutch society she is councilmember of the ISRRT since 2006.
She was deeply involved in several EU projects such as HENRE (Thematic European network in Radiography Education), EMPIRION The development of the EMPIRION Master of Science Course in Radiation Sciences for Oncology supported by the Erasmus Curriculum Development, EMAN (European Medical ALARA Network), MEDRAPET (Medical Radiation Protection Education and Training), ACCIRAD (Guidelines on a risk analysis of accidental and unintended exposures in radiotherapy).
Also besides her career she is active in her home town as President of the Advisory board in health and social care appointed by the Major.

 

Sandie Mathers (United Kingdom)
Sandie Mathers (United Kingdom)
EFRS Advisory Board Member
Andrew England (UK)
Andrew England (UK)
EFRS Educational Wing MT member

Dr. Andrew England is a Senior Lecturer in Radiography in the Directorate of Radiography at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. His work is focused upon radiography education and research into the areas of dose optimisation, digital radiography, CT and mammography.

He has trained an increasing number of diagnostic radiography students over the years  and lectures nationally and internationally on a broad spectrum of radiography related topics.  He has served as an investigator on several research studies relating to the evaluation of medical devices using imaging, one recently was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  He also sits on a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal committee and external examiners at a number of universities.

Eija Metsälä (Finland)
Eija Metsälä (Finland)
EFRS Educational Wing MT member

RT, PhD Eija Metsälä is Principal Lecturer in Helsinki University of Applied Sciences. She is main responsible of research and development activities in Metropolia in the unit of Health care research and service management. She coordinates the planning of advanced national Master studies in clinical radiography, and acts as a project manager in national and international projects developing clinical radiography and radiography education. She is a secretary of Finnish Radiography research Association and acts as Editor in Chief of peer reviewed Journal of Clinical Radiography and Radiotherapy. She also acts actively and in cooperation in educational issues in Finnish Society of Radiographers SORF in educational issues.

Mrs Metsälä finalized her radiographer studies in 1991 in Helsingin IV terveydenhuolto-oppilaitos, her Master studies in University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine in 1997, and her PhD thesis entitled ‘Reminders Used in Mammography Screening – Their Effectiveness and Psychosocial Profile of Women Who Need Them’ in 2003. She has done research in various fields of health care e.g. in the field of health care education, staff wellbeing, dental imaging and breast imaging which is the topic of her recent Erasmus+ Strategic partnership funded project (2015-2018) in which she is scientific manager and Tartu Health Care college administrative one.

Her main interests in developing European radiography education are clarifying radiographers’ core competences and competences in special fields such as radiation protection officer and radiation protection expert education as well as in the field of image interpretation. She also wants to support and promote radiographers initiating radiographer lead research and development projects and applying funding for them as well as publishing scientific and professional articles having herself long experience in both of these fields.

 

Thom Roding (Netherlands)
Thom Roding (Netherlands)
EFRS Educational Wing MT member

To follow Appointed 03-03-2016

Paul Bezzina (Malta)
Paul Bezzina (Malta)
board delegate in EW MT

See EFRS board

Dorien Pronk-Larive (Netherlands)
Dorien Pronk-Larive (Netherlands)

Dorien is a retired radiographer, qualified for medical imaging and radiotherapy,as teacher in health care and health care management. She worked in the University Hospital in Leiden (Netherlands) for 29 years as student, radiographer, superintendent radiographer, head of the regional radiography school, chair of the hospital workers council, mediator for hospital staff and advisor of the hospital Board in the field of Human Resources.
Together with the radiography schools in Haarlem, Bergen and Ipswich she set up and administratively supported the ERASMUS Radiography Group from 1990 until 2014. She was the Dutch council member for ISRRT and regional representative of the ISRRT education committee in Europe/Africa; member of the board of the Dutch national radiographer society and president of the same society from 1996 until 2002. She was involved in the ISRRT European regional meetings from 1990; member of the working group to set up the EFRS and is the EFRS CEO from the establishment of the Federation in 2008.

Wim van den Broek - Netherlands
Wim van den Broek - Netherlands
EFRS liaison NM & committee chair

Wim van den Broek, started working in Nuclear medicine in 1977, with a background as Analyst in Analytical Chemistry, in combination with an education (in that time a part time post graduate coarse) in Nuclear Medicine Technology in-vitro and in-vivo and radiation protection at level 3.

His career started by mainly working in research in Nuclear medicine and assisted many PhD students with their research with radioactive materials. He is (co-)author of more than 35 articles in peer reviewed journals and awarded with several prizes and decorations for his work in and for Nuclear Medicine Technology.

In 1990 he initiated and organized a successful continuing education programme for Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the Netherlands, which still exist in this format. He was chief editor of a textbook of Nuclear Medicine in the Netherlands in 2008 and in 2014.

From 1998 – 2011 he was member of the EANM Technologist Committee, which acted as chair from 2001 – 2004 and 2008 and from 2009-2011 as senior advisor.

After being a super intendent Technologist for many years on the department of Nuclear medicine he is now half time retired and half time working as a Staff member of department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

 

Karen Borg Grima - Malta
Karen Borg Grima - Malta
EFRS NM committee member

Karen Borg Grima

Masters in Nuclear Medicine with Hertfordshire University (UK)

Assistant Lecturer with the University of Malta

Acting as the Qualified Expert in Nuclear Medicine for Mater Dei Hospital, Nuclear Medicine unit (Malta)

Currently reading for a PhD with University College Dublin (Ireland)

Desiree O'Leary - Ireland
Desiree O'Leary - Ireland
EFRS NM committee member

Dr Desiree O'Leary.

Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Masters in Nuclear Medicine from University College Dublin, and a PhD (Medicine) in Breast Imaging from University College Dublin.

Andrew Prentakis - Greece
Andrew Prentakis - Greece
EFRS NM committee member

Radiographer
University General Hospital "ATTIKON"

Application lecturer of Nuclear Medicine

Technological Educational Institute of Athens

Resident physician

1st Neurology Dept. of University of Athens

 

Else Marie Svinsås - Norway
Else Marie Svinsås - Norway
EFRS NM committee member

Nuclear medicine Radiographer

Lecturer PET

Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

St Olavs Hospital HF

Currently reading for a Master’s degree in Health Science with the University of Bergen”

Volker Weiss - Austria
Volker Weiss - Austria
EFRS NM committee member

Volker Weiss, MSc

Radiological Technologist

Scientific Associate

Lecturer

Doctoral Program Clinical Neurosciences (Student)

University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt

Division of Experimental Nuclear Medicine Medical University of Vienna

Charlotte Beardmore - UK
Charlotte Beardmore - UK
EFRS liaison person for RT & committee chair

Charlotte Beardmore FCR MBA (Open) BSc(Hons) DCR (R) & (T)

Director of Professional Policy, Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)

Charlotte trained at Guys in diagnostic & therapeutic radiography, worked clinically at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust & as Radiotherapy Services Manager, Reading. She was elected to SCoR UK Council 1996-2001 and President from 2000-2001 when she was awarded the Fellowship of the College of Radiographers.

In 2001, Charlotte was offered an opportunity to join the DH Radiography Skills Mix project team. The outputs of this work support the College of Radiographers career progression model for UK radiographers. In 2004 Charlotte was appointed SCoR Professional Officer for radiotherapy, was co-chair of the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group, and became the Professional and Educational Manager in 2012 becoming Director of Professional Policy in 2014.  Charlotte has contributed to international project work with the IAEA and the WHO.She has completed an MBA with the Open University. Charlotte’s role is to provide direction and support to the breadth of the radiographic profession across the UK working with key stakeholders at a national level helping support the delivery of high quality services for patients across clinical imaging & radiotherapy in the UK. Charlotte leads a team of registered radiographers within the SCoR who support this work. In 2014 Charlotte was honoured to be invited as an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Charlotte is currently the EFRS liaison person for RT and chair of the EFRS Radiotherapy Committee.

 

Rasmus Lübeck Christiansen - Denmark
Rasmus Lübeck Christiansen - Denmark
EFRS RT committee member

· Rasmus Lübeck Christiansen graduated as a diagnostic radiographer in 2007 and continued to qualify as a radiotherapy radiographer the same year.

· M.Sc. in engineering (MedTech), University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

· Currently working at the Laboratory of Radiation Physics, Department of Oncology at Odense University Hospital with treatment planning.

· Primary research activities within the fields of MRI and image quality in radiotherapy treatment planning.

· Represented Danish Nurses Organization and Danish Council of Radiographers in ESTRO National Societies from 2012-14.

 

Gianfranco Brusadin - Italy
Gianfranco Brusadin - Italy
EFRS RT committee member

Gianfranco Brusadin is since June 2013 Gianfranco the quality and risk manager of the Radiotherapy Department and Medical Physics Service at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus (Grand Paris, France).

He has more than 23 years of experience in the field of radiation Oncology. From 1993 to 2003 he worked in Italy as radiotherapy radiographer, mainly involved in daily patient set up, treatment delivery, simulation and imaging acquisition in CT room.

From 2003 to 2008 he worked as dosimetrist ensuring treatment plans production and verification. As medical physics technologist he was also charged of carrying out technical quality control of radiation treatment equipment and the delivery quality assurance tests of IMRT plans.

In 2006 Gianfranco achieved a degree in Management of Technical-Diagnostic Healthcare Professions with a thesis on: “clinical risk management organizational models Radiation Oncology” at the Padua University (Italy), faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

From 2008 to 2013 he holds the role of medical physics radiographer’s superintendent.From 1998 to 2013 he was university lecturer and clinical mentor for radiographer students at the University of Udine (Italy), faculty of Medicine and Surgery.During these years he engaged himself in national and European scientific society.

Particularly at the national level he was President of the Italian Association of Radiotherapy and Medical Physics Radiographers while, at the European level, he was, from 2000 to 2009, member of the ESTRO RTT (Radiation Therapist) committee.

Since 2015 he is the regional (Paris-DOM/TOM) delegate for the French Association of Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy.

 

Aleksandra Oklješa Lukič - Slovenia
Aleksandra Oklješa Lukič - Slovenia
EFRS RT committee member

ALEKSANDRA OKLJEŠA LUKIČ is the Head of Radiographers in the Radiotherapy department at the Institute of Oncology in Ljubljana, managing a team of 70+ Radiographers. She has 23 years of experience working in radiotherapy and is a mentor for students of the Faculty of Health Sciences of University of Ljubljana for radiotherapy technology and mentor for interns in the Radiotherapy department of the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana.

Since 2003 she is also qualified as assistant university lecturer in the field of radiotherapy in the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Ljubljana.

From 2006 she was one of the key members of the multidisciplinary team in charge of earning IAEA ‘Centre of Competence in Radiotherapy’ designation for the Department of Radiotherapy of Oncology institute in Ljubljana (awarded in 2013). Her work experience also includes being part of multidisciplinary team for designing and implementing WebDoctor medical software for radiotherapy and being member of Editorial Board of DRI (Slovenian RT Society) magazine.

In 2013 Aleksandra achieved a Master’s degree in management in health and social organizations.


 

Anastasia Sarchosoglou - Greece
Anastasia Sarchosoglou - Greece
EFRS RT committee member

Anastasia Sarchosoglou is working as radiotherapy radiographer since 1998

MSc in professional Studies in Radiography (Leeds UK 1997)

Member of the external examiners’ committee for the state examinations (writing/oral) for radiotherapy machines users. (State Foundation of Education and Professional Training - OEEK).

Clinical educator for Radiation Oncology lab on behalf of the Institute of Vocational Training for radiation therapy machine users

Program director, lecturer and instructor for a number of educational courses as part of the continuing professional development programs, supported by the Greek government and the EU.

Membership to the Evaluators Register of Ministry of Health (No 113) for evaluating programs of continuing professional development of employee & unemployed persons of medical and paramedical professions.

 

Eric Sundqvist - Norway
Eric Sundqvist - Norway
EFRS RT committee member
Dr Christina Malamateniou - UK
Dr Christina Malamateniou - UK
Liaison MI committee & committee chair

"Christina graduated from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Department of Diagnostic Radiography, as valedictorian. She originally worked as an MRI radiographer at the University Hospital of Athens “Attikon” before her PhD studies in London, which were fully funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. She was awarded her PhD from Imperial College London in Perinatal MRI and then worked as an academic and researcher and taught at different Universities in Europe (University of Liverpool, Imperial College London, University College Dublin, Technological Institute of Athens, King’s College London, University of Greenwich). She is currently Research Lead at the Department of Family Care and Mental Health at the University of Greenwich at Associate Professor (Reader) AC4 Grade and Visiting Lecturer in Perinatal MRI at King’s College London, combining her passion in Medical Imaging and Research in Healthcare and leading clinical research and clinical education initiatives. She also leads the research initiative of a formal research mentorship scheme for Radiographers in the UK in collaboration with the Society and College of Radiographers. She has chaired the European Congress of Radiology Scientific Committee for Radiographers, which has achieved a more than 20% increase in Radiographer abstract submissions and featured many new sessions for radiographers. She was assigned the Lead position for the EFRS Expert committee for Medical Imaging and will act as the liaison person between the EFRS and key stakeholders in Europe."

 

Therese Herlihy - Ireland - Ultrasound
Therese Herlihy - Ireland - Ultrasound

Therese Herlihy is a university lecturer, radiographer and sonographer with extensive work experience in both large teaching hospitals and smaller health care centres. Therese holds a BSc in Radiography and MSc in Ultrasound from University College Dublin and Master’s in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She also holds a Diploma in University Teaching and Learning from University College Dublin.

Therese coordinates the MSc Ultrasound programme at University College Dublin and has a keen interest in developing the role of ultrasound in medical education. Some of this is achieved through the use of novel teaching techniques such as ultrasound simulation and scanning in the anatomy dissection lab. Therese also works hard to introduce more ultrasound into medical research. Therese maintains her clinical skills through sessions in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St. Colmcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown.

Therese also has a keen interest in aid development and methods to improve healthcare, specifically through ultrasound and spent August 2013 in a hospital in northern Sierra Leone where she and a colleague from UCD trained local healthcare workers on the basics of radiographic technique, anatomy and image acquisition. Therese co-led a large fundraising campaign for the hospital during the Ebola Virus outbreak in 2014.

Therese was awarded Winner of best Scientific Paper Presentation for Radiographers at European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, 2015.

Roberta Gerasia - Italy - Interventional
Roberta Gerasia - Italy - Interventional

I graduated from the University of Palermo in 2004 and hold a masters degree in “Management and coordination in dignostic radiology, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and health physics” since 2009. Since 2004 I have been working at ISMETT (Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies), a government-approved research hospital in Palermo Italy, as a radiographer with a special interest in Interventional radiology and Cardiology. I take part in research projects performed in my hospital, especially concerning patient and operator dose reduction in interventional radiology, in close liaison with interventionalists. I have published several of these research projects on international medical journals, including European Radiology, Abdominal Radiology, Pediatric Radiology and Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology. I am also currently organising a Radioprotection and Protocol Optimization course for radiographers working in interventional suites. I have also participated in national and international conferences, presenting scientific research performed in the field of radiation protection, including the ISRRT 2016 in Seoul and the ECR 2017 in Vienna, with one presentation being accepted in the “Invest in the youth” programme .
Since 2016 I am a member of the Health Technology Assessment committee in my hospital and AITRI (Italian Association of Interventional Radiology’s Radiographers) scientific committee member.

 

 

Haralampos Bougias - Greece - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Haralampos Bougias - Greece - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

B.Sc. Haralabos Bougias received his degree as Technologist from the Department of Radiology technologists of the National Technological Institution of Athens, Greece in 1998.He is serving as radiology technologist in Department of Radiology of University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece. He is head of post processing department of Global Tele radiology Services Company and also member of MRI experts committee of European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS). His major research interests include medical image processing, advanced MRI neurological and body applications .Mr. Bougias is co-author of three MRI book chapters and author of several papers in scientific journals and international conference proceedings .At present, he is MRI application specialist and consultant.

 

Tommy Berglund - Norway - Radiation Protection in MI
Tommy Berglund - Norway - Radiation Protection in MI

Tommy Berglund is working at St. Olav’s University Hospital in Trondheim Norway as a quality assurance radiographer. His main responsibilities at the hospital are education of hospital staff within radiation protection, optimisation of protocols at the radiology department and quality control of medical imaging equipment. He has a master degree in clinical health, and post graduate education in both digital imaging processing and in radiation protection. He has also been a member of the Norwegian Radiographers society board for 9 years, from 2006 to 2015, where the last 3 of them were as a vice president. Before the current position he worked as a clinical radiographer for 7 years, and has had his current position for 13 years. He has had a high number of presentations at national and international conferences, the most recent one at ECR in Vienna March 2016. In May 2016 he was involved in a collaboration project with the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences – University of Ghana. He held 8 lectures at the Ghana-Norway summer school on quality control and radiation protection in diagnostic imaging at the Korle Bu teaching Hospital in Accra from 23-27 of May.

 

Ronald Booij - Netherlands - CT
Ronald Booij - Netherlands - CT

Ronald Booij is the Coordinator of Research and Innovation of the unit CT at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has 19 years of experience working in Radiology and has been specialized in Computed Tomography (CT) since 2003. He has a post-Bachelor in “CT” and in “Education and mentoring students”.

Since 2007 he is a teacher in CT for the Bachelor education and from 2011 for a Post-Bachelor education in CT. He also provides several lectures in CT for the Master MIRO CT education.

From 2009 he is mainly involved in coordination, set-up and executing CT research in the department. He is a co-author on several (oral) publications and first author of one published and one ‘in review’ article. He has been awarded with 2 certificate of merit on the RSNA as first author and 4 certificate of merit as co-author and is a frequent invited speaker at (inter)national conferences and symposia. In 2011 he received the ‘Education Award” of the department of Radiology at Erasmus MC out of the hands of Professor Krestin.

In early 2017, Ronald hopes to obtain his Master degree in Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology and to start his PhD.

Dr Nejc Mekiš  - Slovenia - General Practice
Dr Nejc Mekiš - Slovenia - General Practice

Nejc Mekiš graduated at Lubljana University in 2006 at the top of the class. He did his internship at the University medical Centre Ljubljana at the Institute of Radiology. Right after the internship he started working at the Faculty of health sciences at Medical imaging and radiotherapy department.

In 2011 he finished his first Master’s degree at the Jozef Stephan international postgraduate school, program Eco technologies. In 2012 he finished his second Master’s degree at Faculty of Health Sciences. For that he received award for his thesis. In 2012 he enrolled to PhD at Jožef Stefan international postgraduate school; program Eco technologies, which he finished in 2015.

He is currently the president of Slovenian society of radiographers, Editor of Slovenian scientific radiography magazine called Bulletin: Newsletter of the Slovenian Society of Radiographers & of the Chamber of Radiographers of Slovenia. He is senior lecturer and head of research at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Medical imaging and radiotherapy department and head of Radiology lab.

 

Judith Kelly - UK - Mammography
Judith Kelly - UK - Mammography

Judith Kelly qualified as a diagnostic radiographer in 1981 following completion of training in Glasgow. She worked at various Scottish hospitals as a general radiographer, reaching a senior grade before undertaking extensive post graduate studies and specialising in breast imaging. Judith was appointed Consultant breast radiographer in 2004 at the Countess of Chester Hospital (UK) where she was recently appointed as clinical lead for breast screening. In her clinical role she reports mammographic studies, performs breast ultrasound and all aspects of breast interventional work and also reports breast MRI. Clinical work also involves extensive teaching other health professional colleagues (including medical staff) all aspects of breast imaging.

External activity includes: membership of the Advisory Committee to Breast Cancer Screening to the NHS Department of Health; Board member of the journal Radiograph; lecturing and examining in breast imaging modules at a regional university; presenting at national and international conferences.

As a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Salford Judith is an active contributor to the diagnostic imaging research programme which publishes papers regularly on her specialist subject of breast imaging. Her particular research interest is optimisation of mammographic image quality in order to maximise cancer detection rates.

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Sonya McFadden- UK - Pediatrics
Sonya McFadden- UK - Pediatrics

Sonyia is a registered Diagnostic Radiographer who has over 20 years clinical experience (in general radiography and interventional cardiology) and over 15 years teaching experience in an academic setting. Sonyia completed her MSc in 2000 investigating radiation exposure in adult interventional cardiology and was appointed as a Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging in the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Belfast in 2001. She successfully completed her PhD in July 2010. Her research explored the radiation exposure to children undergoing interventional cardiology procedures. She is currently working as a full time academic in Ulster University, and is involved in teaching all years of the undergraduate BSc Radiography programme. Sonyia continues to develop her research in the field of interventional cardiology, radiation dose and DNA damage. Her other areas of research interest include radiation protection in all aspects of medical imaging. Standardisation of clinical protocols and modifications to technique in Interventional Radiology/Cardiology. Infection control within the clinical department. The impact of CR and DR imaging, on image quality and radiation dose.