International Keynote Speakers
Dr. Elliot K. Fishman
Elliot Fishman – Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Professor of Radiology, Oncology, Surgery, Urology and Founder of ctisus.com. Possibly the worlds most recognisable CT Radiologist and has a large and dedicated following.
Dr. Elliot K. Fishman is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department Radiology and Radiological Science, Department of Oncology and Department of Surgery. He serves as Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Body Computed Tomography at Johns Hopkins and is a member of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. His clinical and research interests focus on medical imaging with specific emphasis on three-dimensional (3D) imaging and computed tomography (CT).
Dr. Fishman received his B.S. in 1973 and M.D. in 1977 from the University of Maryland. After a residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, he completed a fellowship in CT at Johns Hopkins in 1980 and joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1981 as an Assistant Professor. In 1986, he became Associate Professor and, in 1991, Professor of Radiology and Oncology.
He is a leader in the development of 3D imaging and rendering, including its impacts on and uses in patient care and management. He was involved from the beginning in the development of 3D imaging through his work with Pixar, which was a spin-off from LucasFilms in San Rafael, California. Over the last 25 years, Dr. Fishman continued to help develop 3D imaging and has been a leader in the development of interactive 3D rendering. His team is consistently at the forefront of research and development of new visualization and post-processing techniques and technologies.
Dr. Fishman’s extensive body of work in CT has resulted in over 1,000 peer-reviewed publications, and he is the author or co-author of 10 textbooks. He is the recipient of three prestigious Aunt Minnie Awards, honoring his outstanding contributions as both an educator and researcher. In 2007, he was named by Medical Imaging Magazine as the Top Radiologist in the Nation. He is a member of editorial boards for more than 35 journals, an active member of several professional radiology associations and is a past-president of the Society of Body CT/MR.
Dr. Eliot Siegel
Vice Chair U. Maryland School of Medicine, Chief Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Vice Chair Information systems, Professor of Computer Science and of Bioengineering – is the go-to guy for AI in Radiology (you can view his numerous interviews on AuntMinnie.com, lectures at SIIM)
Dr. Eliot Siegel is Professor and Vice Chair of Research Information Systems at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, as well as Chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, both in Baltimore, MD. He has adjunct appointments as Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland College Park and as Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus. Dr. Siegel has also served as imaging informatics consultant to the National Cancer Institute.
Under his guidance, the VA Maryland Healthcare System became the first filmless healthcare enterprise in the United States. He has written over 300 articles and book chapters about PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and digital imaging, and has edited numerous books on the topic, including Filmless Radiology and Security Issues in the Digital Medical Enterprise. He has made more than 1,000 presentations throughout the world on a broad range of topics involving the use of computers in medicine.
Dr. Siegel has won numerous teaching awards at the University of Maryland including medical school mentor of the year. He has been named as overall Radiology Researcher of the Year by his peers and separately as Educator of the year. Dr. Siegel has also been selected by the editorial board of Medical Imaging as one of the top radiologists in the US on multiple occasions.
Eliot served as “lead” for imaging for the NCI’s caBIG project for several years. He was overall symposium chairman for the Society of Photo-optical and Industrial Engineers (SPIE) Medical Imaging Meeting for three years, served as chair of Publications for the Society of Computer Applications in Radiology (SIIM) and has been honored as a fellow in that organization and has served multiple terms on the board of directors for SIIM. He is currently co-chair of the annual Conference on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging. He served as chairman of the RSNA’s Medical Imaging Resource Committee. Dr. Siegel also worked with the IBM “Jeopardy” team to help “educate” the “Dr. Watson” software in the field of medicine. His areas of interest and responsibility at both the local and national levels include digital imaging and PACS, telemedicine, the electronic medical record, and informatics and artificial intelligence in medicine.
Professor Meng Law
Director of Neuroradiology and Program Director of the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program, Director of the Neuroimaging Core for the USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center.
Great news! – Professor Meng Law is back in Australia. Over the past decade, Meng has worked at Keck School of Medicine USC as the director of the Division of Neuroradiology, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Professor of Neurology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He is currently the Director of Radiology at Alfred Health and has other professorships in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering and Neuroscience.
Dr. Law is the Director of Neuroradiology and Program Director of the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program. He is also the Director of the Neuroimaging Core for the USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center. He has had NIH funding study MRI in brain tumors, traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease. He has chaired the Research American Society of Spine Radiology. Dr. Law has been actively involved in numerous societies including the RSNA, ISMRM, ARRS, ASNR, ASSR, ASFNR and the ENRS. He has served as the President of the ASSR, ASFNR and ENRS. Besides reviewing for more than 20 peer reviewed journals, he is also a frequent grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, the NHMRC (Medical Research Council) and the Department of Health NHS (UK). He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and 30 book chapters/books. He is an avid teacher and has given more than 500 lectures and presentations. He has received a number of awards and was recently presented with the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research, the Award for Excellence by the Society of Neuro-oncology (SNO) and the Outstanding Teacher Award at the ISMRM. He is an investigator with the Laboratory of Neuroimaging (LONI) at USC and also has an appointment in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the VIterbi School of Engineering, USC.
CT Supervisor, Maroondah Hospital
Bjorn is currently employed as the CT Supervisor at Melbourne based Maroondah Hospital, which is part of the Eastern Health Network.
His main interests in CT are Contrast Safety, Orthopaedic CT, and CT Brain Perfusion.
He was involved in setting up one of the first CT Brain Perfusion services in Australia, and has been involved in the trial of many thrombolytic drugs for stroke management.
Bjorn is also a Part-Time Pastor at a Church in Melbourne, Victoria.
Dr Bridget Sutton
Dr Sutton is a radiologist, sub-specialised in obstetric and gynaecological imaging, and co-director of SOGI SCAN in Brisbane. She has extensive experience in the fields of prenatal ultrasound and fetal MRI and helped to establish one of Australia’s leading fetal MRI units at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
She pioneered the Gynaecological MRI service at the RBWH in 2001 and maintains a specialist appointment in fetal and pelvic MRI at RBWH. Dr Sutton works closely with gynaecologists and fertility specialists to provide imaging insight into female pelvic disorders such as infertility and adolescent gynaecology including complex Müllerian duct anomalies and disorders of sexual development.
Dr Catherine Jones
Catherine obtained a BSc (mathematics and physics) at UQ in 1997, and MBBS at UQ in 2001.
She undertook surgical and radiological registrar training in the UK from 2003 to 2010 before
a cardiothoracic radiology fellowship in Canada in 2010/11. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists and the Royal College of Radiologists (England). Catherine practises in general radiology with focus on cardiothoracic imaging, and is a B reader for ILO assessment of occupational lung disease. Catherine is a member of the RANZCR working party on occupational lung imaging.
After spending more than 40 years as a CT specialist radiographer in various teaching hospitals and companies, overseas and in NZ and Australia , I know the value of a team approach to quality imaging ,with each member contributing as much as possible. I have always been involved in continuing education and striving for best practice, lectured at many universities, presented at many RADaim’s, ASMIRT meetings and Victorian CTTG meetings. I was a co-author of RANZCR Iodinated Contrast media, national chair of MIAP1, was instrumental in bringing ABMRS exam to Australia in 2017, and a member of the Deacon Board of Clinical Governance for MRS course.
I am now employed at the Royal Hobart Hospital as the senior supervisor radiographer for Education , Quality and Safety.
In my spare time I enjoy travel and reading.- especially crime fiction.
MRI Team Leader, Benson Radiology
Dallas is the MRI Team Leader with Benson Radiology, one of the largest private radiology providers in South Australia. He has worked in MRI for over 10 years, and during that time has completed the graduate diploma in magnetic resonance technology through the University of Queensland. Dallas has been involved with the initial set up of 8 MRI systems and the ongoing updates and maintenance for our fleet of 9 systems. He is also currently involved with the set up of the many MRI trials performed at Benson Radiology. Dallas is jointly responsible for the training of new MRI staff members as well as the ongoing learning and development for existing staff. He currently works on a range of Siemens and GE 1.5 and 3 tesla systems.
Dr David Lisle
Radiologist, Brisbane Private Imaging
He has a wide variety of imaging interests and is currently a member of the LIRADS International Working Group. People know David from his tireless and selfless efforts in radiology education but not many know he is an avid fan of the Antiques Road Show and is constantly on the lookout for rare pieces to add to his model train collection.
CT Supervisor at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
I am the CT Supervisor at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. A role I have held for too many years to mention!
The Royal Melbourne Hospital has 5 CT Scanners, including a mobile CT Scanner in the back of an ambulance.
I lead a team of over 40 CT Radiographers and am very proud to be a part of the development team for Australia’s first stroke ambulance.
Deputy Chief - Angliss Hospital, CT Program Coordinator
Geoffrey Dick is currently the Deputy Chief at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne, as well as the CT Supervisor. Geoffrey has been doing CT full time for 20 years and a keen interest in radiation exposure and education.
Geoffrey is a member of the Radiation Advisory Committee for the Department of Health in Victoria, Victorian Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologists CT course module coordinator, Eastern Health Ethics committee and previous Stream Leader to the National Examination Committee of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. Finally he also dabbles in training Vets to use CT and is a keen mountain bike rider.
MRI Modality Manager, Benson Radiology
James Hancock has been the MRI Modality Manager at Benson Radiology since the early 2000’s. With 9 MRI’s of various strength and vendor type, James has plenty to keep himself busy. Although James has offered up the following catch cry his talks “Come, Listen, Likely not be amazed”, those that have listened before will attest that the knowledge garnered from James can be readily implemented to your own workplace.
Dr Karen Dobeli
Karen is a radiographer consultant and CT team leader at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s’ Hospital. She has experience in postgraduate lecturing and higher degree research supervision in CT and is an associate editor for Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences. Karen’s professional interests include radiographer education, radiographer-led research and process improvement in CT. She aims to deliver practical and clinically-relevant information in her lectures and presentations.
Mary has worked in MRI since its inception over 30 years ago in Australia.
During this time she has seen many changes and operated equipment from various vendors at differing field strengths, with a mix of clinical and research.
Mary also worked as an applications specialist in the 90’s for GE.
Mary currently works for I-MED and is the MRI team leader for South East Sydney overseeing 5 sites and is based at the extremely busy Miranda site which has 2 3T systems with one Funded and one partially funded.
Dr Paul O’Connell
Paul works in Brisbane Private Imaging.
His interests are MSK, neuroradiology and pain management.
Paul’s distinguished oratorical style leads people to compare him to the great observational satirist, Dave Allen, and indeed his stage presence is very similar.
I have been at Dandenong Hospital Monash Health for over 16yrs and the CT supervisor for 14yrs. I am also a sessional lecturer at Monash University where I teach cross sectional anatomy and advanced CT imaging. I also participate in research with an interest in changing imaging pathways with better patient outcomes and imaging that continues to favour CT over other imaging modalities.
At Dandenong Hospital we currently have 2 CT scanners, a GE VCT Lightspeed scanner and a Siemens Somatom Force. We provide a full range of acute services, including cardiac CT and perfusion imaging. Since installing the Siemens Force we have been pushing the limits of its technology, an area that interests me is CT for x-ray dose and 4D imaging in CT.
Dr Ron Shnier
Trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Did a neuro fellowship there, an MSK fellowship at UCLA.
Has been involved in public practice, small and large private practice. Involved at an industry level with ADIA for many years as both vice president and president. Special interest in prostate cancer. Numerous publications and medical advisory boards. All round good guy.
FRANZCR, FRCR, MRCP (UK Paeds), MRPCPH, MB CHB, MA, BSc (Hons)
Dr Mark Phillips is a fully qualified Paediatric Radiologist, who specializes in all modalities including Paediatric Cardiac Imaging and forensic Imaging. He currently works at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and at Gold Coast University Hospital. After originally completing his MBCHB in Sheffield, UK Mark trained as a pediatrician including 3 years as a registrar before pursuing a career Radiology. Upon completing his radiology training in the UK (2005), he became a fellow at the Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane (2006) before spending 8 years as Departmental Director prior to its closure in 2014. During which he was involved in establishing the Paediatric Cardiac Imaging and Paediatric Forensic Imaging in Queensland.
Mark regularly speaks at conferences throughout Australia and Europe. He is currently the Chief Accreditation Officer and Co-lead Paediatric Radiology Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
Mark obtained a Masters in Eastern European History (2012) and has a particular interest in the cold war period.