Speakers

Elba Etchebehere

Dr. Elba Etchebehere is a Full Professor of the Division of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Campinas in Brazil. She is also Administrative Director of the MND group, one of the largest private practice groups of Nuclear Medicine Institutions in the country, distributed throughout the Brazilian states of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais.

Her field of expertise and research is mainly Nuclear Medicine in Oncology. She is engaged in implementation, development and training of residency in Nuclear Medicine throughout the country. 

Professor Etchebehere and her team implemented the first PET/CT in Brazil, the first SPECT/CT in Brazil, performed the first Ra-223 and Lu-PSMA therapies in the country.  In December 2019, she received an honour in Brazil for her contributions in urology. 

Frederic Fahey

Professor Frederic H Fahey, DSc, has practiced nuclear medicine physics for more than 35 years and is currently a Professor of Radiology Emeritus at Harvard Medical School. He served as the Director of Nuclear Medicine/PET Physics at Boston Children’s Hospital starting in 2003. He received his Doctor of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health in Medical Radiological Physics in 1986 and is certified in nuclear medical physics by the American Board of Radiology. Prior to joining Boston Children’s Hospital, he had worked at Georgetown School of Medicine from 1984 to 1991 and Wake Forest School of Medicine from 1991 to 2003. He served as president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging from 2012 to 2013.

He has consulted to the IAEA and sits on the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board. He is a fellow of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, the American College of Radiology, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. He was recently awarded the Edith H Quimby Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. His research interests include PET and SPECT instrumentation, image processing, reconstruction of tomographic data, and the radiation dosimetry, particularly in the realm of paediatric nuclear medicine. He currently serves on the steering committee for Image Gently. 

Andor Glaudemans

Professor Andor Glaudemans is Nuclear Medicine Specialist and Deputy Head at the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging of The University Medical Center Groningen (The Netherlands). He is also Chair of the Infection and Inflammation Committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. His expert areas, both in patient care and in research, are (1) infections, (2) inflammatory diseases, and (3) tumorimmunology.

He is author or co-author of > 200 peer-reviewed articles, supervisor of > 10 PhD students, editor of several Springer textbooks, and member of several Editorial Boards. He is involved in the writing of many European guidelines and PET procedural recommendations for infections and inflammatory diseases. Furthermore, he has a strong collaboration with Professor Mike Sathekge and colleagues in South Africa.

Jan Pruim

Professor Jan Pruim is Full Professor of Medical Imaging at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), in particular hybrid imaging based on positron emission tomography. He stood at the base of the clinical PET program in The Netherlands; from 1990 onwards he was involved in the development of the PET-Center at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), at that time the first center in the country (and one of the few in the world). His research focusses on the use of positron emission tomography in clinical practice, especially in oncology, including cost-effectiveness.    

He was Manager of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program at the UMCG, and, after the merger of the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine training programs, of the running residency programs and the new merged program. He is Chair of the Central Training Committee (CTC) at the UMCG, overseeing all residency programs, and Chair of the joint CTCs of all teaching hospitals in the north east of The Netherlands.

Professor Pruim has held an Extraordinary (visiting) Professorship at Stellenbosch University (Tygerberg Hospital) since 2012. He is an IAEA Expert, served as Chair of the European School for Multimodality Imaging and Therapy (ESMIT), and served on the Board of the European Association for Nuclear Medicine (EANM) from 2017 to 2019.