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Boris Zernikow, medical scientist and paediatric and palliative medicine researcher, has been awarded the 2015 Communicator Award for his dedicated and public outreach work on pain, pain therapy and palliative care in children. He will be the sixteenth recipient of the Communicator Award. Dr. Zernikow will receive 50,000 Euros for his work on 30 June... Read more

Thomas P. Cappola, MD, ScM, is a physician-scientist with special expertise in heart failure. He is the Chief of the division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  The division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Perelman cares for over 68,000 patients each year. As Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine,... Read more

Professor Christoph Dietrich is President of the European Federation of Societies of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB), which holds its 27th Congress EUROSON in Athens, Greece 6-8 November 2015. 1. What are your key areas of interest and research? The pathology of gastrointestinal diseases and the use of ultrasound techniques... Read more

Charles-Marc Samama, MD, PHD, FCCP, is Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). ESA’s annual congress, Euroanaesthesia 2015 , meets in Berlin from 30 May to 2 June. Dr. Samama is Professor and Chairman in the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Cochin University Hospital, Paris, France. He heads... Read more

Dr. Wenger is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine and a consultant to the Emory Heart and Vascular Center. Her primary clinical and research interest is coronary heart disease in women. She also has expertise in cardiac rehabilitation and a longstanding interest in geriatric cardiology. ... Read more

Prof. Jörg Debatin is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at GE Healthcare. HealthManagement.org asked him 7 Questions: 1. HealthManagement.org promotes management and leadership in healthcare. Where do you see main angles to contribute to as CTO?  My training and work as an academically active diagnostic radiologist coupled with my... Read more

Michael Ferguson is the co-founder and CEO of Ayogo, a Vancouver-based digital health company that has raised nearly $2.5 million to boost sales and marketing for a gaming platform that is designed to encourage people with chronic conditions to stay on their health care plans. Michael Fergusson is not your typical CEO. With his dreadlocked mane... Read more

Dr. Silvio  Ñamendys-Silva, MD, DHCA, MSc, FCCP is   President of the Mexican Board of Critical Care Medicine  (2014-2016). He is the department head of Critical Care Medicine and Fellowship Program Director, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a clinical researcher for the Department... Read more

Dr. Sean P. Pinney, MD has been appointed the Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation for the Mount Sinai Health System. He will be leading the clinical expansion, integration and coordination of inpatient and outpatient heart failure and heart transplantation services across the Mount Sinai Health System which includes the Mount Sinai Hospital,... Read more

Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton is Vice President for Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer, and Director of Nursing Research at Cedars-Sinai. She has also served as president of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Black Nurses Association. Dr. Bolton has played a key role in raising awareness about issues related to diversification in nursing education... Read more

Alex W. Gourlay is one of the keynote speakers at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference being held this week in Chicago, Illinois. Gourlay is president of Illinois-based Walgreen Co., the largest community pharmacy in the US, a role he has filled since September 2014. In 2012 it was announced that Walgreens... Read more

Dr. Theodoros Kyprianou, MD PhD EDIC, is Head of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Nicosia General Hospital in Cyprus and Associate Professor, St Georges University of London – Medical Programme at the University of Nicosia Medical School. Dr. Kyprianou is currently Chair of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s Technology Assessment... Read more

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... 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... 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... Read more

Invasive Fungal and Bacterial Infections: new challenges and developments The 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.... 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

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