Communication & External Affairs Committee

Chairperson Nikoleta Traykova (BG)
Members at large  

Julia Camps Herrero (ES)
Lil-Sofie Ording Müller (NO)
Valdair Francisco Muglia (BR)
Tetyana Yalynska (UA)

Co-opted Member Zheng Yu Jin (CN)
ESR President  Michael Fuchsjäger (AT)
ESR 2nd Vice-President Adrian P. Brady (IE)
Director of ESOR (ex-officio, non-voting) Valerie Vilgrain (FR)
ESR Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting) Peter Baierl (AT)

Chairperson
Birgit Bauer
(no affiliation) Birgit Bauer (no affiliation)
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Birgit is German and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2005 and is an influential blogger about Multiple Sclerosis and Healthcare with “Fast normal! Mein Leben mit MS”  (“Almost normal – My Life with MS”) created in 2007. She supports the European MS Platform, was PCWP co-lead of the Digital Media & Health Topic Group at the EMA (2017 – 2019), contributes to advisory boards, committees and is a member of the EFPIA Patient Think Tank and the vfa Patientenbeirat.

She works with her business partner as digital health & social media expert, speaker, data analyst and journalist specialised in healthcare with more than 15 years’ experience. She develops workshops and talks and designs strategies for projects on social networks. She also performs feasibility studies and analyses consumer groups.

Birgit joined the ESR-PAG in 2018. Innovation and the growing use of digital solutions in medicine entails greater patient-doctor discussions and collaborations. She believes ESR-PAG will enable such patient-doctor communication on the use of digitalisation.


Vice-Chairperson
Nikoleta Traykova, Chairperson of the ESR Communication and External Affairs Committee

Representatives of pan-European patient organisations
Judy Birch
Pelvic Pain Support Network (PPSN) Judy Birch Pelvic Pain Support Network (PPSN)
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Judy Birch is a member of the International Alliance of Patients Organizations (IAPO) , the European Federation of Pain (EFIC) and founder member in 2011 of Pain Alliance Europe (PAE).

As the co-founder of the Pelvic Pain Support Network (PPSN), she provides support, information and advocacy for those with pelvic pain via the website, the message board and Facebook. The network advocates for those with pelvic pain at policy, clinical, guideline development meetings and conferences keeping up to date with research and practice.

A key aim is to improve health care professional and public awareness of the impact of pelvic pain. They deliver university sessions on “patient experience” for undergraduate health professionals as well as for practicing clinicians. Judy represents those with pelvic pain in many research trials and studies to improve the quality of life of those with pelvic pain. All of her roles are voluntary, and she supports research trials to improve the Quality of Life of those with pelvic pain.

Judy became a member of the ESR-PAG in 2013.


Erik Briers
Europa Uomo (European Prostate Cancer Coalition) Erik Briers Europa Uomo (European Prostate Cancer Coalition) Erik Briers is Belgian and born in Hasselt, Belgium.

He is co-founder (2004) of the European Prostate Cancer Coalition (Europa Uomo), board member of the Belgian patient prostate cancer support group Us-Too Belgium, and chief editor of the magazine “PROSTAATinfo”. Erik played many roles in patient engagement including on medicines and development of new medicines.

He served a 3 year-term as an alternate patient representative on the Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) of the EMA, and acts regularly as a speaker on how to engage patients in the development of both new medicines and clinical trials.

One of his key issues is the imbalance between literacy and access to healthcare, novel medicines, and clinical trials - patients must be able to understand documentation. Erik was an invited speaker at many fora on this subject and on doctor-patient communication.

He has been an active member of ESR-PAG since 2013. He believes imaging in all its forms is of highest importance for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of cancers, including his own, with the increased importance of new guidelines including MRI imaging.


Nancy Van Hoylandt
European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) Nancy Van Hoylandt European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA)
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Nancy Van Hoylandt is a neurology patient advocate.

Nancy started advocating at a Belgian and European level after being affected with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and dealing with the limitations of her disease. As current vice-president of the European ME Alliance she was elected board member of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) in 2015 and became a patient representative at the neuro-imaging panel of the European Academy of Neurology linking up with her work in the ESR-PAG. At national level she recently was elected board member of the Belgian Brain Council.

In 2019 she joined the European Society of Radiology’s Patient Advisory Group understanding the increasing importance imaging has as part of diagnosing and managing neurological diseases and others.

Nancy’s goal is to represent patients affected with different (neurological) diseases and address their needs, issues, experiences and expectations improving understanding of imaging as part of their disease care path.

Cheryl Cruwys
Dense Breast Info Cheryl Cruwys Dense Breast Info
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Cheryl Cruwys is British, born in London, UK.

Cheryl was diagnosed early with breast cancer in 2016 in France thanks to the French standard practice of performing supplemental screening on dense breast tissue.

She is co-founder of Breast Density Matters UK and has been instrumental in the UK Breast Density Education effort for both health professionals and patients, raising awareness of the implications of dense breasts. Based on her research-driven approach to raising awareness, Cheryl was invited by medically-sourced DenseBreast-info to join the organization as European Education Coordinator.

Cheryl regularly lobbies Westminster for improved education for patients and more effective screening for women with dense breasts. Cheryl is also a patient representative on the ecancer medical science Editorial Board. All her roles are voluntary.

In March 2019, she became a member of the European Society of Radiology’s Patient Advisory Group, and recognised that the ESR-PAG offers the ideal platform to encourage discussion on patient-focussed initiatives. Her principal aim is to improve information and communication between imaging experts and patients.

Caroline Justich
(no affiliation) Caroline Justich (no affiliation) Caroline Justich, an experienced salesperson, with a focus on communication, financial services and real estate holds commercial power of Infomica Immobilienbörse GmbH.

Always aware of the big picture, she brings all stakeholders together to lead them towards a common target. She studied Industrial Psychology in Miami at FIU and a module of languages, economics and law at Karl Franzens University in Graz.

She joined the ESR-PAG group in 2019 with the goal to create a better doctor-patient relationship in order to meet all participants’ needs. This has a lot to do with communication. Due to her experience, she is able to train and develop tools and strategies to improve this interaction. This will strengthen the radiologists’ position as its unique selling point (USP) in times of surge of the artificial intelligence and improve “how” critical information is transmitted to a patient. The importance of the way information is communicated has been shown in various studies.

Lavinia Magee
(no affiliation) Lavinia Magee Lung Cancer Europe (LuCe)
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Lavinia Magee is Nurse Consultant, Thoracic Oncology, Royal Papworth Hospital. Her Papworth career started in 1997 as clinical research nurse and database manager. As a Lung Cancer Nursing UK (LCNUK) member she was awarded the first Research Interest Group Grant to look at the psycho-social impact of taking TKIs. In 2013 she became a committee member of LCNUK and was involved in developing the Using Your Voice (UYV) and Thoracic Oncology Research Concept to Home Run (TORCH) projects. She represents LCNUK within the UK Lung Cancer Coalition and Lung Cancer Europe and is a member of LORD NCRI subgroup.

I would be delighted to help in any way I can and represent LuCE.



ESR 2nd Vice-President
Adrian P. Brady

ESR Quality, Safety and Standards Committee Chairperson
Núria Bargalló Alabart

ESR National Societies Committee Chairperson
Andrea Rockall

ESR Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee Chairperson
Apostolos Karantanas

European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS)
Dr. Andrew England

The ESR Patient Advisory Group (ESR-PAG) was launched during the ECR in March 2013.

The group is chaired by a patient representative, and the Chairperson of the ESR Communication and External Affairs Committee serves as vice-chairperson.

The goal of ESR-PAG is to bring together patients, the public and imaging professionals in order to positively influence advances in the field of medical imaging to the benefit of European patients.

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ECR Programme Planning Committee

Chairperson (President) Boris Brkljačić, Zagreb/HR
Deputy Chairperson (1st Vice-President)  Michael Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT
President of the preceding congress Lorenzo E. Derchi, Genoa/IT
ESR Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting) Peter Baierl, Vienna/AT
Chairperson of the Finance and Internal Affairs Committee (ex-officio, non-voting) Maja Marolt Mušič, Ljubljana/SI
Chairperson of the Education Committee (ex-officio, non-voting) Carlo Catalano, Rome/IT
Chairperson (1st Vice-President)  Michael Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT
Deputy Chairperson (2nd Vice-President)  Regina Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
President of the preceding congress Boris Brkljačić, Zagreb/HR
ESR Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting) Peter Baierl, Vienna/AT
Chairperson of the Finance and Internal Affairs Committee (ex-officio, non-voting) Maja Marolt Mušič, Ljubljana/SI
Chairperson of the Education Committee (ex-officio, non-voting)

Carlo Catalano, Rome/IT

Education Committee

Chairperson Carlo Catalano (IT)
ESR 2nd Vice-President Adrian P. Brady (IE)
Chairperson of the Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Apostolos Karantanas (GR)
Chairperson of the National Societies Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Andrea Rockall (UK)
Chairperson of the Quality, Safety and Standards Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Núria Bargalló Alabart (ES)
Chairperson of the e-Learning Subcommittee (ex-officio) Sue Barter (UK)
Chairperson of the Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF) Subcommittee (ex-officio) Martin Reim (EE)
Chairperson of the Undergraduate Education Subcommittee (ex-officio) Vicky Goh (UK)
ESOR Director (ex-officio, non-voting member) Valérie Vilgrain (FR)
EDiR Scientific Director (ex-officio) Laura Oleaga (ES)
ETAP 2.0 Scientific Director (ex-officio) Dragos Negru (RO)
Members at large Miguel Souto Bayarri (ES)
Anagha P. Parkar (NO)
Giulia Zamboni (IT)
Ulrike Attenberger (DE)
Armenia Narek Matinyan Austria Martin Uggowitzer
Belarus Vitali Rymasheuski Belgium Inneke Willekens
Bulgaria Kamelia  Genova Croatia Gordana Ivanac
Cyprus Eleni Eracleous Czech Republic Vlastimil Válek
Denmark Pernille Wied Greisen Estonia Jaanika Kumm
Finland Erkki  Svedström France Alain Luciani
Georgia Dudana Gachechiladze Germany Fabian Bamberg
Greece Konstantinos  Lymperopoulos Iceland Magnus Lúðvíksson
Ireland Anthony Ryan Israel Michal Amitai
Italy Ernesto Di Cesare Kazakhstan Saule Mukhametzhanova
Latvia Ardis Platkajis Lithuania Algidas  Basevicius
Malta Luise Reichmuth Montenegro Žanka Cerović
Norway Olga Therese Ousdal Poland Andrzej Cieszanowski  
Portugal Manuela Franca Romania Costin Minoiu
Russia Elena Mershina Serbia Marija Jovanović
Slovakia Viera Lehotská Slovenia Maja Pirnat
Spain Luis Gorospe Sweden Mattias Bjarnegård
Switzerland Thomas Frauenfelder The Netherlands Jan Cees de Groot
Turkey Ihsan Sebnem Orguc Ukraine Nataliia Dichko
United Kingdom Stephen Harden  

 

CIRSE Raman Uberoi ESCR Karl Friedrich Kreitner
ESER Ana Blanco Barrio ESGAR Damian Tolan
ESHI Christina Pfannenberg ESHNR Minerva Becker
ESMRMB Edwin Oei ESNR Meike Vernooij
ESOI  Clemens Cyran ESPR Maria Raissaki
ESSR Miraude Adriaensen ESTI Walter De Wever
ESUR Valeria Panebianco EUSOBI Marc Lobbes
EuSoMII Peter van Oijen    

Subcommittees

Finance and Internal Affairs Committee

Chairperson Maja Marolt Mušič, Ljubljana/SI
Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors Boris Brkljačić, Zagreb/HR
ESR President Michael Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT
ESR 1st Vice-President Regina Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
ESR 2nd Vice-President  Adrian P. Brady/IE
ESR Past-President Lorenzo E. Derchi, Genoa/IT
ESR Executive Director Peter Baierl, Vienna/AT

National Societies Committee

Chairperson Andrea Rockall (UK)
ESR President Michael Fuchsjäger (AT)
ESR 1st Vice-President Regina Beets-Tan (NL)
ESR 2nd Vice-President Adrian P. Brady (IE)
Director of ESOR(ex-officio, non-voting) Valerie Vilgrain (FR)
ALBANIA Arben Rroji ARMENIA Kostan Galumyan
AUSTRIA Klaus A. Hausegger AZERBAIJAN Yunus Afandiyev
BELARUS Irina Abelskaya BELGIUM Piet Vanhoenacker
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Haris Huseinagić BULGARIA Milan Totev
CROATIA Damir Miletić CYPRUS Chyrsa Tziakouri Shiakalli
CZECH REPUBLIC Jiří Ferda DENMARK Charlotte Trampedach
ESTONIA Rein Raudsepp FINLAND Niko Sillanpää 
FRANCE Jean-François Méder GEORGIA George Tsivtsivadze
GERMANY Gerald Antoch GREECE Ioannis Tsitouridis
HUNGARY Ervin Berényi ICELAND Helgi Már Jónsson
IRELAND Niall Sheehy ISRAEL Jacob Sosna
ITALY Roberto Grassi KAZAKHSTAN Raushan I. Rakhimzhanova
KOSOVO Ilir Ahmetgjekaj KYRGYZSTAN Gennady Minenkov
LATVIA Maija Radzina LITHUANIA  Algidas Basevicius
LUXEMBOURG Yves Lasar NORTH MACEDONIA Nadica Mitreska
MALTA Adrian Mizzi MOLDOVA Maxim Crivceanschi
MONTENEGRO Žanka Cerović THE NETHERLANDS Mathias Prokop
NORWAY Helga Brøgger POLAND Andrzej Cieszanowski
PORTUGAL Antonio J. Madureira ROMANIA Bogdan Valeriu Popa
RUSSIA Valentin Sinitsyn SERBIA Ružica Maksimović
SLOVAKIA Viera Lehotská SLOVENIA Maja Marolt Mušič
SPAIN Pablo Valdés Solís SWEDEN Henriettae Stahlbrandt
SWITZERLAND Hatem Alkadhi TURKEY Tuncay Hazirolan
UKRAINE Tatyana Yalinska UNITED KINGDOM Jeanette Dickson
UZBEKISTAN Marat Khodjibekov    

ESR Support Initiative

Publications Committee

Chairperson Marion Smits
Editor-in-Chief of "European Radiology" Yves Menu
Editor-in-Chief of "Insights into Imaging"  Luis Martí-Bonmatí
Editor-in-Chief of "European Radiology Experimental" Francesco Sardanelli
Editor-in-Chief of "ESR@Work" Andrea G. Rockall
Editor-in-Chief of "ESR News" Panos Prassopoulos
Editor-in-Chief of "EURORAD" Olle Ekberg
Editor of EPOS Ioana G. Lupescu
ESR Executive Director Peter Baierl
Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors Boris Brkljačić
2nd Vice-President Adrian P. Brady
Chairperson of the Finance & Internal Affairs Committee (ex-officio, non-voting) Maja Marolt Mušič

Quality, Safety and Standards Committee

Chairperson Núria Bargalló Alabart
Members at Large Peter Lauritzen
Jaako Niinimäki
Mathias Prokop
Charikleia Triantopoulou
Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Audit and Standards David Howlett
Chairperson of the Subcommittee on eHealth and Informatics Elmar Kotter
Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Radiation Protection Franz Kainberger
Chairperson of the Imaging Referral Guidelines Subcommittee Myriam Hunink
Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Ultrasound Dirk Clevert
EMA Expert (co-opted member) Olivier Clément
ESR 2nd Vice-President Adrian P. Brady
Chairperson of the Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Apostolos Karantanas
Chairperson of the National Societies Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Andrea Rockall
Chairperson of the Education Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Carlo Catalano
ARMENIA Gegham Aghabekyan AUSTRIA Gertraud Heinz
BELARUS Siarhei Kharuzhyk BELGIUM Paolo Simoni
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Vesna Sarajlić BULGARIA Radoslav Georgiev
CROATIA Goran Roić CYPRUS Chrysa Tziakouri
CZECH REPUBLIC Hynek Mírka DENMARK Marie Kristina Nielsen
ESTONIA Martin Reim FINLAND Touko Kaasalainen
FRANCE Jean-Francois Chateil GEORGIA Mikheil Okujava
GERMANY Philip Wiggermann GREECE Stylianos Benakis
ICELAND Halldor Benediktsson IRELAND Patricia Cunningham
ISRAEL Eli Atar ITALY Paolo Sartori
KAZAKHSTAN Zhanar Kozhakhmetova LATVIA Kaspars Stepanovs
LITHUANIA Saulius Lukosevicius MALTA Kelvin Cortis
THE NETHERLANDS Jacob Johannes Visser NORWAY Audun Berstad
POLAND Elżbieta Jurkiewicz PORTUGAL Paulo Donato
ROMANIA Ioana Gheonea RUSSIA Elena Matkevich
SERBIA Jelena Kovač SLOVAKIA Kamil Zeleňák
SLOVENIA Silva Breznik SPAIN Fatima Matute Teresa
SWEDEN Peter Hochbergs SWITZERLAND Sebastian Schindera
TURKEY Sukru Memhet Erturk UKRAINE Andrii Mangov
UNITED KINGDOM Teik Choon See    

 

CIRSE Laura Crocetti ESCR Charles Peebles
ESER Frank Bensch ESGAR Nikolaos Kartalis
ESHI Sergios Gatidis ESHNR Davide Farina
ESMRMB Siegfried Trattnig ESNR Tarek Yousry
ESOI  Tommaso Vincenzo Barlotta ESPR Claudio Granata
ESSR Eva Llopis ESTI Mark Wielpütz
ESUR Jane Belfield EUSOBI Catherine Colin
EuSoMII Erik Ranschaert    

Subcommitees

Research Committee

Chairperson
Marc Dewey (DE)

EIBIR Scientific Director
Gabriel P. Krestin (NL)

Four Members at Large
Steve Halligan (UK)
Alejandro Rovira (ES)
Luís Curvo Semedo (PT)
Anne Cotten (FR)

RTF representative (co-opted)
Eoin O'Malley (IE)

ESR 2ⁿᵈ Vice-President
Adrian P. Brady (IE)

Chairperson of the European Imaging Biomarkers Alliance - EIBALL (ex-officio full member)
Nandita deSouza (GB)

Co-opted member: Imaging Biobanks Liaison
Aad van der Lugt (NL)

Research Committee Board Interoperability Expert
Peter Mildenberger (DE)

 

 

 

Armenia Kostan Galumyan Austria Richard Nolz
Belarus Natallia Sopich Belgium TBA
Bosnia & Herzegovina Marijana Karlovic-Vidakovic Bulgaria Gueorgui Hadjidekov
Croatia Krešimir Dolić Cyprus Maria Andronikou Zouvani
Czech Republic Tomáš Andrašina Denmark Michael Bachmann Nielsen
Estonia Pilvi Ilves Finland Ritva Vanninen
France Laure Fournier Georgia Mikheil Baramia
Germany Frank G. Wacker Greece Kyriakos Stringaris
Iceland Marianna Gardarsdottir Ireland Peter Beddy
Israel Eli Konen Italy Massimo Midiri
Kazakhstan Tairkhan Dautov Latvia Maija Radzina
Lithuania Jurate Dementaciviene Malta Melvin D'Anastasi
The Netherlands Anouk Van Der Hoorn Norway Karen Rosendahl
Poland Agata Majos Portugal Hugo Marques
Romania Sorin Dudea Russia Konstantin Zavadovsky
Serbia Mirjan Nadrljanski Slovakia Jana Polakova Mistinova
Slovenia Peter Popovic Spain Antonio Luna Alcala
Sweden Erik Hedström Switzerland Jean-Paul Vallée
Turkey A. Utku Senol Ukraine Nataliya Deresh
United Kingdom Luc Bidaut    

 

CIRSE Peter Reimer ESCR Marco Francone
ESER Maureen Dumba ESGAR Jaap Stoker
ESHIMT Ivo Rausch ESHNR Bert De Foer
ESMRMB Andrew Webb ESNR Sven Haller
ESOI Emanuele Neri ESPR TBA
ESSR Mario Maas ESTI Mario Silva
ESUR Laurence Rocher EUSOBI Pascal Baltzer
EuSoMII Wiro Niessen

Subcommittees

Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee

Chairperson
Apostolos Karantanas
ESGAR representative
Regina Beets-Tan
ESR President
Michael Fuchsjäger
ESHI-MT representative
Clemens Cyran
ESR 1st Vice-President
Regina Beets-Tan
ESHNR representative
Bert De Foer
ESR 2nd Vice-President
Adrian P. Brady
ESMRMB representative
Andrew Webb
Chairperson of the Education Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member)
Carlo Catalano
ESNR representative
Pia Maly Sundgren
Chairperson of the Quality, Safety and Standards Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member)
Núria Bargalló Alabart
ESOI representative
Andrea Laghi
Chairperson of the Research Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member)
Marc Dewey
ESPR representative
Karen Rosendahl
Director of the European School of Radiology (ESOR, ex-officio, non-voting member)
Valerie Vilgrain
ESSR representative
Eugene McNally
ESR Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting member)
Peter Baierl
ESTI representative
Fergus Gleeson
CIRSE representative
Afshin Gangi
ESUR representative
Marie-France Bellin
ESCR representative
Luigi Natale
EUSOBI representative
Fiona Gilbert
ESER representative
Elizabeth Dick
EuSoMII representative
Erik Ranschaert