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Prediman K. Shah, MD, Director of the Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center and the Shapell and Webb Family Chair in Clinical Cardiology, is to be named a Master of the college from the American College of Cardiology during the medical society’s 64th Annual Scientific Session & Expo. Shah is a Professor of Medicine and Cardiology. He is recognised... Read more

Kate Sweeney is one of the founders of Cancer and Careers, an organisation dedicated to helping people with cancer continue their lives in the workplace. She is also the Executive Director of the $2.5M Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Foundation, a charitable organisation dedicated to helping women, which launched Cancer and Careers in 2001 after five... Read more

Wim Oyen is Professor of Nuclear Medicine at the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Prof. Oyen serves as the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Congress Chair. EANM and HealthManagement interviewed Prof. Oyen at the EANM Congress 2014.What are your key areas of interest... Read more

With over 19 years of experience, aycan Digitalsysteme GmbH is a pioneer in DICOM paper printing using high quality laser printers. The German and US based company also develops and markets solutions for PACS and Advanced Visualisation. The image of aycan is associated with the figure of Stephan Popp, CEO of the company since 1996, who agreed to give... Read more

Johns Hopkins has named Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH as one of its four newly appointed Bloomberg Distinguished Professors. Dr. Chute is the chief health research information officer at Johns Hopkins Medicine, where he will focus on what the institution needs to manage its clinical data. The endowed professorships at Johns Hopkins are funded by a... Read more

Dr. Strickland trained in medicine at the University of Oxford and in radiology at Hammersmith Hospital, London. She currently works as a Consultant Radiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, where she is in charge of the clinical aspects of imaging informatics, and her specialist radiological interests are focused on body cross-sectional... Read more

Invasive Fungal and Bacterial Infections: new challenges and developmentsThe European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) is the most attended scientific gathering in the field of infectious diseases worldwide. The  2014 meeting focused on new challenges raised by and developments in fungi and anti mould prophylaxis. The... Read more

Jasjit S. Ahluwalia will be the new dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, effective April 2015. The nationally recognised researcher in health disparities and nicotine addiction in minority populations previously chaired the National Advisory Council for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a role... Read more

Robert J. Siegel, MD, the Director of the Heart Institute’s Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory and the S. Rexford Kennamer, MD, Chair in Cardiac Ultrasound, will be awarded the 2015 Distinguished Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology during the medical society’s 64th Annual Scientific Session & Expo. Siegel is Professor of Medicine at UCLA... Read more

Dr. Michael Pinsky is Professor of Critical Care Medicine (primary), Bioengineering, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical & Translational Science, and Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States. He is also Docteur Honoris Casusa at the Universite Rene Descartes Paris V, School of Medicine in Paris, France. Dr. Pinsky is currently... Read more

Professor Arturo Chiti was elected as the President Elect of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) in October 2012 and took office in January 2015. Chiti says he is “very proud, happy and excited” to take up the new challenge. Professor Chiti is Full Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at Humanitas University and Director of the Nuclear... Read more

Dr. Frans Van de Werf is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. He has served as visiting professor at several institutions including Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Van de Werf is widely published with... Read more

Dr. Kate Granger is the founder of the “Hello my name is…” campaign, which aims to promote respectful treatment of patients by reminding hospital staff to introduce themselves to the people they serve. Granger is also a terminally ill cancer patient who has been undergoing chemotherapy. The campaign grew from her desire to improve the hospital experience... Read more

Prof. Johan G. (Hans) Blickman is Vice Chair, Department of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester’s Medical Center and Radiologist-in-Chief at the Golisano Childrens Hospital. Prof. Blickman is a valued member of the HealthManagement Editorial Board and prior to that served on the Editorial Board of IMAGING Management. We put our 7 questions... Read more

Jean-Francois Pittet, MD, will be succeeding Steven L. Shafer, MD as Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia (A&A), the flagship journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). He will take over the position when Dr. Shafer's term expires in March 2016. Dr. Pittet is an educator and researcher in the fields of critical care, trauma... Read more

Prof. Lorenzo Bonomo is President of the European Society of Radiology, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015. Prof. Bonomo is chairman of the Department of Radiological Sciences and Bioimaging at the Catholic University of Rome, Policlinico A. Gemelli, Italy.We asked Professor Bonomo our seven questions.1. What are your key areas of interest... Read more

Finnish company Isku has launched a range of antibacterial furniture that brings active hygiene to the healthcare environment. Isku’s range was on show at Arab Health in Dubai last month, where HealthManagement spoke to Vesa Vihavainen, Senior Executive Vice President of ISKU Health.   Tell us about Isku and active hygiene Isku is a family-owned furniture... Read more

Prof. Bertrand Guidet, a distinguished French intensive care physician, is the director of the Medical Intensive Care at the Hôpital Saint Antoine in Paris, France, and medical director of the academic hospitals located in East Paris.We asked Prof. Guidet our 7 questions.1. What are your key areas of interest and research? How to improve performance... Read more

As Vienna prepares to welcome the European Congress of Radiology, we Zoom On Prof. Bernd Hamm, 2015 ECR President. Prof. Hamm proudly presents ECR with the motto, “Radiology without Borders”. He notes that what also makes ECR 2015 special is the 10th anniversary of the European Society of Radiology. In addition, ECR 2015 includes the session categories... Read more

Bettina Experton is the CEO, President and founder of Humetrix, a company that specialises in innovative IT solutions to empower healthcare consumers. Its mHealth applications, including iBlueButton and ICEBlueButton, have transformed the healthcare experience for patients by putting their own data in the palms of their hands. The advantages of designing... Read more

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