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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

Canadian company DIRTT Environmental Solutions built its name with sustainable, flexible, fast and cost-competitive construction in office and retail design, working with prestigious clients that include everything from AT&T to your local dentist’s office. DIRTT - Doing It Right This Time - describes its approach as less a modular wall system than... Read more

Dr. Karl-Heinz Kuck, MD, PhD is President of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and serves as a Director of Cardiology at Allgemeines Krankenhaus St. Georg in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Kuck has also served as the Head of the 2nd Medical Department (Cardiology) of the St. Georg Hospital since September 1, 1994 and the Temporary Head of the Department... Read more

This week we meet Shirley Cramer, the CEO of the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). RSPH is an independent, multi-disciplinary charity organisation which protects and promotes collective human health and wellbeing. It was founded in 1856 and has more than 7,000 members. We posed our Seven Questions to Ms. Cramer: 1. What are your key areas... Read more

Interview with CEO Gene Saragnese   HealthManagement caught up with Gene Saragnese, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Imaging Systems, at the Best in KLAS awards evening, where Philips was recognised as Overall Performance Leader in Imaging Equipment.   A few years ago most KLAS winners were smaller companies with a close link... Read more

Interview with Marie Meynadier, CEO, EOS imagingWhat are your key areas of business interest?Bringing solutions to musculoskeletal radiology. Bone imaging has not seen a lot of innovation since the invention of x-ray more than a century ago, and bone imaging will not go much longer with just plain x-ray and recumbent CT. EOS, as a platform, offers pure... Read more

When Samsung entered the healthcare market in 2013, expectations were high that Samsung’s success in B2C products would be transferred to the medical arena.HealthManagement caught up with Wayne Spittle at RSNA’s 100th Annual Scientific Meeting in 2014 to find out more about Samsung’s progress and plans. Wayne is based in Seoul, Korea. Originally a radiographer,... Read more

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