Professor Perry J. Pickhardt will be delivering the BIR/Canon Memorial Lecture at UKRC
O on Monday 2 July 2018. His lecture will be titled “The Natural History of Colorectal Neoplasia".
Pickhardt has a worldwide reputation as a clinician, academic, and
educator in GI imaging. He is currently Chief of Gastrointestinal
Imaging at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public
Health, and the Medical Director of Cancer Imaging at the center.
Originally graduating in physics, he had a career in the US Navy as a
radiologist, including a period at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
colonography and colorectal cancer screening are among Professor
Pickhardt's clinical and research interests, along with machine
learning/artificial intelligence, oncologic imaging, and opportunistic
CT screening. His work in abdominal imaging has resulted in over 400
scientific publications and book chapters, as well as multiple textbooks
and he has received the best paper award at the Annual Meeting for the
Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology on four occasions. He was named
“Most Influential Radiology Researcher” by auntminnie.com
BIR Canon Mayneord Memorial Lecture is an annual award made to an
individual or a group of collaborators in recognition of recent or
current contributions in the wide and expanding field of radiology. The
lecture was founded in 1984 in memory of Professor William Valentine
Mayneord CBE FRS, past president and honorary member of the BIR. The
lecture is given at the annual UKRCO.
Medical Systems sponsors this BIR award which recognises values, skills
and contributions at the forefront of medical imaging, as it is in line
with Canon Medical Systems’ commitment to education.
Hitchman, Managing Director of Canon Medical Systems UK said, “Canon
Medical Systems is delighted to support the BIR and this award and we
look forward to learning from Professor Pickhardt, who is one of the top
experts in his field.”
Rogers, President of the BIR, said, “The BIR Mayneord lecture has a
long tradition of delivery by top educators and clinical leaders, and
with Professor Pickhardt delivering this year’s lecture, the tradition
is admirably continued. I would also like to thank Canon Medical Systems
for sponsoring this award for the next three years.”
recipients include Professor Keith McNeil (2017), Professor Adrian
Dixon (2016, Professor Sir Muir Gray (2015), Professor John Buscombe
(2014), Professor Richard Ehman (2012), Professor Sir Mike Richards
(2011) and Lord Darzi (2010).