International Invited Speakers
Professor of Radiology, University of Paris
Chair, Department of Radiology
The University Beaujon Hospital
Dr. Valérie Vilgrain is Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University Beaujon Hospital and Professor of Radiology at the University of Paris, France. Her major research interests are diagnostic and interventional imaging of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts with a special interest in multidetector CT and MR imaging and contrast-enhanced ultrasound, functional imaging (CT perfusion, dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging, diffusion-weighted MR imaging).
Dr. Vilgrain received her MD from the Rene Descartes University of Paris, Medical School, in 1985. She was resident in Radiology at Paris University and she completed a Fellowship in Radiology at the University Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France (1987-1988).
Dr. Vilgrain is member of several international and national societies, such as RSNA (Radiological Society of North America), ESR (European Society of Radiology), ESGAR (European Society of Gastro Abdominal Radiology), EASL (European Association for the Study of Liver) and SFR (French Radiological Society). She was chairman of the Education Program Committee of the SFR annual meeting from 2000-2008 and has been Vice-Chairman of the French Society from 2010 to 2014. She chaired the RSNA Regional Committee for Europe (2015-2018). She is the Scientific Director of ESOR (European School of Radiology) since March 2018.
Dr. Vilgrain has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers (H-Number: 70) and has been a principal investigator of several large multicenter clinical trials, including the SARAH study of SIRT vs sorafenib in primary liver cancer. Since 2012 she has participated to many European guidelines: liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma, management of patients with neuroendocrine liver metastases, management of benign liver tumours, management of hepatocellular carcinoma, and consensus statement on liver MR imaging and clinical use of liver-specific contrast agents.
She has served on the Editorial Board of Radiology (Associate Editor 2007-2012, Consultant to the Editor 2012-2017), and she is currently on the Editorial Board of Journal of Hepatology and Abdominal Radiology. She is a reviewer for several radiological journals: Radiology, European Radiology, AJR, European Journal of Radiology, and clinical journals: Gut, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, and European Journal of Cancer.
Assoc Prof Giuseppe Brancatelli
Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Palermo, Italy
Dr. Giuseppe Brancatelli is Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Palermo, Italy. Dr. Brancatelli has published on several abdominal imaging topics with particular attention to liver diseases. His major research interests are diagnostic imaging of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts and hepatobiliary contrast agents.
He has received numerous teaching, educational and scientific awards, including two Teaching Awards by the European School of Radiology. He is frequently invited to lecture internationally. He holds membership of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM). He is Chairman of the Membership Committee of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR).