International Invited Speakers
Assoc Prof Koenraad Mortele
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Abdominal Imaging, BID Medical Centre, Boston, USA
Associate Prof Mortele is Director of Clinical MRI, and Chief of Abdominal Imaging at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. He completed his radiology training at Ghent University, Belgium and moved to Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston in 2000. At BWH he served as Associate Director of the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Director of Abdominal and Pelvic MRI, Director of Continuing Medical Education and Director of the BWH Contrast Agent Safety Committee. He moved to BIDMC in 2011.
Dr. Mortele has a particular interest in imaging of the pancreas, the hepatobiliary system, GI tract, contrast agent safety and teaching. He has received numerous awards, including the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology Visiting Professorship Award in 2009 and 2 BWH Radiology George Marina Teaching Awards. Assoc Prof Mortele is widely published with multiple scientific papers, editor of textbooks on CT and MRI of the Abdomen and Pelvis, author of book chapters, and is frequently invited to lecture and present workshops nationally and internationally. He is a member of the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) Scientific Program & Educational Exhibits and Special Awards Committees.
Asst Prof Alessandro Furlan
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Chief of Body MRI, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, USA
Dr. Alessandro Furlan is Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, PA - USA). He is a faculty member of the Abdominal Imaging division and Chief of Body MRI.
Dr. Furlan has published on several abdominal imaging topics with particular attention to liver diseases. His current research interests include non-invasive diagnostic criteria of hepatocellular carcinoma and imaging of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
He is a passionate teacher and has lectured at national and international radiology meetings. Dr. Furlan is a member of the Liver Imaging Reporting And Data System (LI-RADS) committee and a Corresponding Fellow of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology (ESGAR).