Dr. Masha Maharaj (South Africa)

Dr Maharaj did her MBBCh through Wits University, in Johannesburg. She specialized at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town where she obtained qualifications through the College of Nuclear Physicians of SA (FCNP), thereafter obtaining her Masters in Medicine (MMED) through Stellenbosch University. In May 2015, Dr Maharaj she participated and received certification in the 1st World Theranostics Academy (WTA) held in Innsbruck, Austria.

Dr Maharaj worked in Nuclear Medicine Departments in Tygerberg Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital in Western Cape Province and Polokwane Provincial Hospital in Limpopo Province in South Africa. In 2013, Dr Maharaj transitioned to Private Health Sector in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province in South Africa. Dr Maharaj is an active member and consultant on peer review panel of the South African Oncology Consortium (SAOC).

Dr Maharaj is an active member of the South African Society of Nuclear Medicine and the Nuclear Physicians Association of South Africa.
She is published in several international journals and contributed her work in a chapter in a Cancer textbook. Her interests are Oncology and Infection imaging as well as Theragnostics.

Dr. Savvas Frangos (Cyprus)

Dr. Savvas Frangos followed his medical studies between 1983-1989 at Freie Universität Berlin. His specialisation was made in the department of Nuclear Medicine at Krankenhaus Neuköln Berlin and University Hospital «Ippokration», Thessaloniki. In 1996 he received a Board Certificate as Specialist in Nuclear Medicine.
He is Co-founder (and worked as Nuclear Medicine Specialist in the Nuclear Medicine Department) of KF Nuclear Diagnostics, Lemesos, Cyprus. Since 2001 we works as a Nuclear Medicine Specialist in the Nuclear Medicine Department and Thyroid Cancer Unit at Bank of Cyprus Oncology Center, Nicosia, Cyprus
Dr. Savvas Frangos is the Secretary/Treasurer UEMS section Nuclear Medicine, Treasurer-Elect WFNMB, National Delegate of Cyprus at EANM and WFNMB, Member of the Governing Body of WARMTH and member of the council in many national medical associations.

Dr. Partha Choudhury (India, President Elect al World Association of Radiopharmaceutical Therapy -WARMTH)

Dr Partha S Choudhury is an internationally acclaimed leading Nuclear Medicine Physician of India with special interest in Radionuclide Therapy of various types of cancers. He has more than 25 years of experience in Nuclear Oncology. He is heading the department in this institute since 1998 and has been instrumental in its sustained growth over the last 18 years. He has introduced and standardized new procedures in the department both in terms of disease specific diagnostic and molecular imaging & molecular therapy. He is an invited speaker in conferences and symposiums across many countries, the main ones being United Kingdom, Austria, South Africa and South America. He is an avid clinical researcher with publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a technical co-operation consultant of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Vienna

Prof. Simona Ben Haim (Israel)

Dr. Ben-Haim is currently the Director of the Department of Biophysics and Nuclear Medicine at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. She has completed her MD and DSc studies at the Technion in Israel in 1981 and 1994, respectively and specialized in Nuclear Medicine at Rambam Health Care Campus in Israel and University of Iowa College of Medicine, USA. In her research Dr Ben-Haim has focused on basic subjects with clinical relevance, mainly in the fields of Cancer and Nuclear Cardiology.. Dr Ben-Haim has special interest in the development and implementation of technological innovations in Nuclear Medicine and in the implementation of new biomarkers into routine clinical use for SPECT/CT and PET/CT. She was involved in the development of a dedicated cardiac camera with solid state detectors and a whole body camera with solid state detectors as well as in the development of novel applications in Nuclear Cardiology and in general Nuclear Medicine.

Dr. Alex Frenkel (Israel)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
From 2014 Yeda Rambam College – Clinical advisor and manager of national technologist annual nuclear medicine course.
From 2012 Departmental Quanum leader and , Quality assurance manager
2010 Vienna, EANM/UEMS/EBNM Course on Clinical Audit and
Quality Assurance
2000 Chief Clinical Physicist, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Rambam Medical Center
1988 Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa.
1986 Lecturer, School of Roentgenology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
1977 Physicist, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa.

Dr. Mariela Agolti (Argentina)

Certified Specialist in Nuclear Medicine.
Medical Director of the Center of Nuclear Medicine, Clinic Modelo, Parana Entre Ríos Argentina.
Director of de University carrier of Technicians in Nuclear Medicine. Bioengineering University, National University of Entre Ríos, Argentina.
Titular Professor of Nuclear Medicine. Catholic University of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina.
Member of Argentinian Association of Biology and Nuclear Medicine. AABYMN
Member of WARMTH since 2010. World Association of Radiopharmaceuticalan and Molecular Theraphy.
Member of ESMIT since 2016
Member of ESNM. European Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Prof. Dr. Adriano Duatti (Italy)

Adriano Duatti is Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Ferrara, Italy, and Associate Researcher of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). He is also Senior Member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria. He is responsible of the research program for the production of exotic medical radionuclides (LARAMED) at the INFN Legnaro National Laboratories (INFN-LNL), Padua, Italy.
His main research interests are in the fields of Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry and focused on the development of diagnostic radiotracers for functional and molecular imaging, on the production of innovative radionuclides for radionuclide therapy.

He was author and co-author of more than 160 scientific articles on international journals, 30 book chapters, and more than 300 communications and invited lectures at international meetings. He was co-inventor of about 50 patents in the field of radiopharmaceutical chemistry and molecular imaging.

Prof. Dr. Jean Noel Talbot (France)

Professor, Head of Nuclear Medicine department Hospital Tenon, AP-HP & Université P&M Curie, France
He has a vast expertise in practicing, teaching and clinical & preclinical research in Nuclear Medicine. Other expertise includes: Radiopharmaceuticals, Medical Imaging (hybrid imaging), Methodology of clinical assays in imaging, Endocrinology, Oncology, Radiation protection.
Prof. Jean-Noël Talbot is member and chairman of the SAG “imaging”, external expert to the French Medicines Agency since 1982, expert at IAEA, member of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, former academic of the European School of Nuclear Medicine, member of the “imaging” group of EORTC and member of several other French scientific societies and professional bodies.

Prof. Dr. Samer Ezziddin (Germany)

After graduation from Medical School in Frankfurt a.M. / Germany in 1997, Samer Ezziddin went on to a one-year residency in Medicine and Endocrinology at the University of Cologne. He passed the USMLE including the Clinical Skills Assessment in Philadelphia/MA, and achieved full ECFMG certification in 1999.

During his residency and subsequent time as Assistant Medical Director in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Bonn he introduced 177Lu-based peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) in 2004 and developed the targeted therapy program. As the Deputy Director in Bonn (2008-2014) he restructured and expanded the Radioembolization routine, achieved the first European dual-license for Resin and Glass Microsphere Radioembolization, and introduced intra-arterial PRRT. His German PhD (Habilitation) in Nuclear Medicine focused on outcome predictors in PRRT.

He is a well recognized international expert on neuroendocrine tumors and targeted radionuclide therapy and has extensively published in the area of dosimetry and molecular imaging for planning and monitoring radioembolization (SIRT).

Since August 2014 Professor Ezziddin is Head of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Saarland University Hospital. With his therapeutic focus in oncology and devotion to targeted treatment he aims at individualizing and optimizing radionuclide-based targeted tumor therapy.

Dr. Qaisar Siraj (Kuweit)

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Consultant in Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT: Farwania Hospital Kuwait
    • Examiner Asian Board of Nuclear Medicine:Asian School of Nuclear Medicine
    • Editor-in-Chief/Founding Editor : Pakistan Journal of Nuclear Medicine
    • Associate Editor: Asia Oceanic Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Ph.D in Nuclear Medicine, 1993
Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London
M.Sc in Nuclear Medicine, 1984
Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London
Grading in Nuclear Medicine 1982, AFM College, Rawalpindi
Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, M.B;B.S, 1977, Dow Medical College, Karachi University

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Prize for Scientific Posters, Gulf Nuclear Medicine Conference 2013
    • Chairman’s Award for Excellence, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, 2005
    • Clinical Excellence Award (Level 4), Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 2005
    • Distinguished Alumnus, Dow Medical University, Karachi, 2004
    • Best Poster Award, British Nuclear Medicine Society, 2001
    • Best publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 1997
    • Distinction Award for Ph.D thesis, University of London, 1993.
    • Travelling Fellowship, British Nuclear Medicine Society, 1991

Professional Experience (Consultant Level)

Consultant in Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT, Farwaniya Hospital, 2011- present
Hon. Consultant in Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT, University College Hospital,
Consultant in Nuclear Medicine, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, 2009-2010
Consultant & Lead Clinician in Nuclear Medicine, Portsmouth Hospitals, UK, 1999-2009
Locum Consultant in Nuclear Medicine, St. Peter’s Hospital Chertsey, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge UK, 1998-1999
Senior Research Associate, UMDS (Guy’s & St. Thomas’s Hospitals), London, 1997-1998
Visiting Consultant, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, 1996-1997
Consultant in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Medical Centre, AFIP, Rawalpindi, 1986-1996

Publications [More than 90 publications]