Our Educational Advisory Board, chaired by Heinz Weber, supports the strategy and activities of it's courses, seminars and conferences.

Cardiology

Andrea Podczeck-Schweighofer
Vienna / AT

Andrea Podczeck-Schweighofer

Vienna / AT

Cardiology

Andrea Podczeck-Schweighofer, MD

UNIVERSITY STUDIES

1972/1973    University of Bonn/Germany, Studies in Social Science

1973 – 1976 University of Bonn/Germany, Studies in Medicine

1976 –1979  University of Vienna, Studies in Medicine

M.D.  December 21st, 1979

 

HOSPITAL ACTIVITIES

1980 – 1982 Wilhelminenspital/ Vienna, General Medicine

1982 – 1985 Wilhelminenspital (3rd Medical Dept, Prof. Steinbach); Training in Internal Medicine/ Cardiology

1985 –  1986 University Hospital Duesseldorf/Germany (Prof. Loogen, Prof. Breithradt); Training in Cardiology

1987               Termination of Internal Medicine Training

Since 1987    leading position at 3rd Medical Dept/cardiology at Wilheminenspital/Vienna

1989 – 1990 additional training in Cardiology

1990 – 1994 additional training in Intensive Care Medicine

December 1995   “Venia docendi”  University of Vienna

 

SPECIAL TRAINING

1984 Bartholomew´s Hospital London/UK (Prof. John Camm); Invasive and non-invasive cardiac electrophysiologic evaluation of arrhythmias

1986 –1987   University Hospital of Duesseldorf/Germany (Prof. Gunter Breithardt); Invasive electrophysiologic stuies in patients with arrhythmias, ablation, procedures, basic research in the mechanisms of arrhythmias

1995  University Hospital of Muenster / Germany (Prof. G. Breithardt); Invasive cardiac electrophysiology of arrhythmias

2003 University Hospital of Vienna (Prof. G. Maurer); Cardiac catheterization

 

LEADING POSITIONS

Intensive Care Unit, 3rd Medical Dept/ Cardiology Wilhelminenspital

ICD Outpatient Clinic

3rd Medical Dept/Cardiology    Outpatient Clinic

Since September 1st, 2004     Head of 5th Medical Dept/Cardiology Kaiser Franz Josef- Spital/Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Sued, Vienna

Since 2016 Professor in Cardiology at the Sigmund Freud Medical University Vienna

 

ORGANISATION AND CO-ORGANISATION of numerous meetings, congresses in Cardiology

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND SCIENTIFIC FUNCTIONS

1993   Member of “Gesellschaft der Aerzte Wien”

Austrian Delegate to the Working Group for Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology of the European Society of cardiology (EWGCP)

2002 Staff Member of the Austrian Cardiac Society

2015: President elect of the Austrian Society of Cardiology

Heinz Weber
Vienna / AT

Heinz Weber

Vienna / AT

Cardiology, Management Board,

Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinrich Weber

MD, FESC, FACC

 

  • Born in Vienna, Austria, EU
  • May 1973: MD, Medical School of the University of Vienna meduniwien.ac.at
  • 1973-76 GP-Training:  Kaiserin Elisabeth Hospital, and several other Viennese City Hospitals.
  • 1976-2003 University of Vienna – Medical Faculty/ AKH (Vienna General Hospital, akhwien.at )
  • 1976 – 1980 Training in General Internal Medicine:
    • Kardiologischen Univ.-Klinik, Dir. Univ.-Prof. Dr. F. Kaindl
    • Medizinischen Univ.-Klinik, Dir. Univ.-Prof. Dr. G. Geyer
  • 1980 – 1987 Training in Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine
    • Staff member at the Kardiologische Univ.-Klinik since 1982
    • 1986 PhD, Assoc. Prof. (Habilitation and Univ.-Dozent )
    • 1987 Specialist in Cardiology
  • 1987 – 1994 Staff Member of the Univ.-Clinic Inter. II – Depmnt. of Cardiology
    • 1991 tit. Ao Univ.-Professor of Internal Medicine
    • 1992 Specialist of Intensive Care Medicine
    • Responsibilities
      • 7 years consultant
      • 3 years Director of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 13H3, AKH
      • 1 year Vice-Director of the Catheter-Labs (4 biplane devices), AKH.
    • 1994 – 2003 First Director (Primarius) of the Med. Dpt. Cardiology, Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital in Vienna ( http://www.wienkav.at/kav/kfj )
    • 2004 – 31.1.2013 Director of the 1st Medical Department, Donauspital (Danube-Hospital), SMZ-Ost ( http://www.wienkav.at/kav/smz/ )

 

Medical Training:

  • Training in invasive and interventional Cardiology:
    • Diagnostic: More than 20 years experience in diagnostic investigations of the heart, including several thousand Coronary Angios.
    • Interventions:
      • More than 1.800 PTCAs since 1988 incl. many complexed multi-vessel procedures, 90% Stent-implantations, (50% DES).
      • Intra-coronary Ultrasound (IVUS) plus virtual histology (VH).
      • 1993 Coronary-Angioscopies (100 cases).
      • PTCA -Courses (Frankfurt 1988, Toulouse 1990 and 1991, Jerusalem, Madrid, Milano 2000, Lausanne 2003, Lugano 2006, Barcelona 2008)
      • Experience with FFR and OCT (optical Coherenz-Tomographie)
      • Experience with „non-invasive“ Coronary-Angiography (Multislice CT incl.  Calzium-Scoring).
    • Elektrophysiology
      • 400 diagnostic and therapeutic Procedures of different nature.
      • Programmed Ventricular Stimulations.
      • Electrophysiology-Trainings Courses at St. Georgs Hospital, London (1990, 1991 Prof. Camm)
    • Experience in Intensive Care Medicine
      • Director of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 13H3, AKH from 1991 – 1994 (8 ICU beds)
        • 96 Beds at 3 wards,
        • ICU with 12 Intensive-Positions
        • Catheter-Labor (biplane device)
        • Electrophysiologic Labor
        • 32 MDs, among them 18 Specialists of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Angiology.
        • Special OPDs for PM, ICDs, Angiology etc.

 

Scientific Activities:

About 200 Publications, many of them in peer reviewed Journals dealing with Rhythmology (Longterm-ECG, Pacemaker, ICD, PV-Stimulations, antiarrhythmic drugs etc.), acute MI (STEMI in Vienna, in Austria, OCT, IVUS etc), in Resuscitation (Book about Emergency Medicine, 3 Edit.), Health economy, Epidemiology, participation in many MC RCTs relating to anticoagulation and lysis Therapy versus acute interventions. Many oral presentations, invitations and chairmanships (s. publication list) until today.

 

International Activities:

  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) ( www.escardio.org )
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) ( www.acc.org )
  • Diploma of a “European Cardiologist” (2002)
  • President of the Austrian Cardiac Society 1999/2000 (Österr. Kardiologischen Gesellschaft www.atcardio.org )
  • Board member of the Austrian Cardiac Society 1998 – 2002
  • Honorary Member of the Slovak Cardiac Society
  • Board Member of the Viennese Medical Association (Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien www.billrothhaus.at )
  • Vice-President of the Viennese Red Cross 2004 – 2012 ( http://www.w.roteskreuz.at )
  • President of the UEMS-Cardiology Section 1998-2002 (Union Medicine Europeene Specialistes, http://www.uems.net )
  • Founding-Chairman of EBAC (European Board for accreditation in Cardiology, ( www.ebac-cme.org ) 1999,.
  • Co-Chairman of the EBSC (European Board for the Speciality of Cardiology), (s.o., http://www.cardiology-accreditation.org/ ).
  • UEMS-Cardiology Section ( www.uems-cardio.eu ) Member of the Executive Commitee since 1998
  • EBAC ( www.ebac-cme.org ): Member of the Advisory Commitee
  • European Cardiology Society Foundation ( www.e-cs-f.org ) – Chairman of the Council
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Austrian Academy of Physicians (www.arztakademie.at)

Clinical Pharmacology

Martin Brunner
Vienna / AT

Martin Brunner

Vienna / AT

Clinical Pharmacology

Bernd Rosenkranz
Cape Town / ZA

Bernd Rosenkranz

Cape Town / ZA

Clinical Pharmacology

Prof Dr. med. Bernd Rosenkranz, FFPM

 

Prof Bernd Rosenkranz holds a medical degree from the University of Düsseldorf, is board certified Clinical Pharmacologist in Germany and South Africa, and Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FFPM). In 1994, he qualified as university lecturer (habilitation) at the Medical Faculty of the Philipps University Marburg with the venia legendi for Clinical Pharmacology; in 2001 he received the venia legendi for Clinical Pharmacology from the Medical Faculty, Humboldt University Berlin (Charité).

He spent 23 years in industry, as Director of Clinical Pharmacology at Hoechst/Hoechst Marion Roussel in Germany, France and USA, Chief Medical Officer at 3ClinicalResearch in Berlin/Hennigsdorf, Germany, and Vice President Clinical Development at Jerini, Berlin, Germany, where he was responsible for the world-wide clinical programme of icatibant in hereditary angioedema. In 2008, he was appointed Professor and Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa) from which he retired in 2016. In 2010, he established a postgraduate programme in Pharmaceutical Medicine / Medicines Development which received recognition as Centre of Excellence in 2014 by the PharmaTrain Federation.

Bernd Rosenkranz is co-founder and President of the Fundisa African Academy of Medicines Development, board member of the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (SASBCP), and secretary of the College of Clinical Pharmacologists (Colleges of Medicine of South Africa), He is member of various international organisations, such as the International Committee of the UK Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, the Membership Committee of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), the German Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (DGPT), the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Angewandte Humanpharmakologie (AGAH), the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT), the PharmaTrain Federation, and the PharmaTrain Certification Board. He is co-chair of the IFAPP-PharmaTrain “Medicines Development and Regulation: Working Group on Education in Low and Middle Income Countries”. He was chair of the Finance Committee of the 17th World Conference of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2014) held in Cape Town.

His work is presented in 102 original publications, 17 book chapters, 64 invited lectures/chairmanships, and 126 conference presentations. He is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Medicine and Outcomes Research and of the Journal of Medicines Development Sciences.

Bernd Rosenkranz is board member of the Manenberg Aftercare Centre, Manenberg, Cape Town.

Harry Selker
Boston / US

Harry Selker

Boston / US

Clinical Pharmacology

Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH

 

Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH is Dean of Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) (www.tuftsctsi.org) at Tufts University, and Executive Director of the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (www.icrhps.org) at Tufts Medical Center.  As Dean of Tufts CTSI, he provides leadership and is responsible for the programs and infrastructure that support clinical and translational research at the Tufts University Schools and affiliated hospitals, and other academic, community-based, and industry CTSI partners. He practices medicine at Tufts Medical Center.

Dr. Selker‘s research focuses on the development of treatment strategies, decision aids, and systems aimed at improving medical care.  He is known for a series of studies of the factors influencing emergency cardiac care and for development of “clinical predictive instruments,” mathematical models that are used as decision aids.  They provide emergency physicians and paramedics with predictions for their patients’ likely cardiac diagnoses and outcomes for real-time use in clinical care.  This has included conduct of multiple large national clinical effectiveness trials that have demonstrated better treatment and clinical outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndromes. Additionally, Dr. Selker has done research to advance clinical study design, execution, issues around informed consent, data analysis, mathematical predictive modeling of medical outcomes, and comparative effectiveness research.

Dr. Selker also has contributed to health services and health policy research, with a focus on translational research that ultimately has impact on the public’s health.  He has advised policymakers around healthcare delivery and medical research, including the House and Senate authors of the Affordable Care Act.  Nationally, Dr. Selker has served as president of the Society of General Internal Medicine, of the Society for Clinical and Translational Science, and of the Association for Clinical Research Training, and serves on boards of organizations and Federal agencies.  He is currently President of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science and Chairman of the Clinical Research Forum.

Michael Wolzt
Vienna / AT

Michael Wolzt

Vienna / AT

Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical trial project management

Martin Robinson
Harrow/GB

Martin Robinson

Harrow/GB

Clinical trial project management

Dermatology

Hubert Pehamberger
Vienna / AT

Hubert Pehamberger

Vienna / AT

Dermatology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hubert Pehamberger

Geboren in Wien, verheiratet, 1 Sohn

Ausbildung:

1969 – 1975  Studium der Medizin in Wien, Promotion

1975 – 1981  Dermatologische Facharztausbildung an der I.Universitäts-Hautklinik Wien

 

1985             Habilitation – Das Maligne Melanom der Haut

1997             Berufung zum Universitätsprofessor für Dermatologie und Venerologie

 

Auslandsaufenthalte:

National Cancer Institute (NIH) Bethesda, Maryland

Harvard Medical School, MGH, Boston

 

Bisherige Funktionen:

  • Vorstand der Universitätsklinik für Dermatologie der Medizinischen Universität Wien
  • Leiter der Klinischen Abteilung für Allgemeine Dermatologie der Universitätsklinik Dermatologie in Wien
  • Leiter des Ludwig Boltzmann Instituts für Klinisch Experimentelle Onkologie

 

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen:

  • 280 wissenschaftliche Publikationen in Peer-reviewed Journalen – zitiert als „pehamberger h“ in pubmed.com (cumulativer Impact-Faktor >1.200)
  • Zahlreiche Buchbeiträge
  • Mehr als 200 eingeladene Vorträge bei internationalen Kongressen

 

Lehre:

  • Lehrauftrag als Klinikvorstand
  • 32 Dissertationen und Diplomarbeiten
  • Ausbildungsverantwortlicher für die Facharztausbildung
  • Lehrtätigkeit an der Schwesternschule des Allgemeinen Krankenhauses der Stadt Wien und Schwesternschule der Barmherzigen Brüder

 

Öffentlichkeitsarbeit – Prävention von Hautkrebs:

Melanom-Hautkrebs-Aufklärungskampagnen “SONNE OHNE REUE”

jährlich seit 1988 bis dato

 

Funktionen in akademischer Selbstverwaltung an der Medizinischen Universität Wien:

  • Mitglied des Gründungskonvents und des akademischen Senats (4 Perioden) der Medizinischen Universität Wien und Sprecher der ProfessorInnen-Kurie (bis dato)
  • Leiter des Teilprojekts 2 –Zentrumsbildung des Projekts UNIMED 2020 der Medizinischen Universität Wien und der Teilunternehmung AKH (2013-2015)
  • Mitglied des Fakultätskollegiums und von Personal-, Struktur-, Betriebsführungs- und Klinikkommission der Medizinischen Fakultät sowie von zahlreichen Habilitations- und Berufungskommissionen (seit 1983)
  • Mitglied des Kuratoriums (Aufsichtsrat) der Donau-Universität Krems (2 Perioden)

 

Funktionen in nationalen wissenschaftlichen Gremien:

  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Dermatologie und Venerologie (ÖGDV)

(Präsident 2007/2008 – permanentes Vorstandsmitglied)

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Melanom und dermatologische Onkologie der ÖGDV (Vorsitzender)
  • Österreichische Krebsgesellschaft – Österreichische Krebshilfe (Ausschussmitglied)
  • Verein zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Forschung AKH (2x Präsident, Vizepräsident, Generalsekretär)
  • Ärztliche Jury des Theodor Billroth-Preises (Mitglied) 1990-1997)
  • Vorsitzender des Beratergremiums des Jubiläumsfonds der Österreichischen

Nationalbank (bis dato)

 

Funktionen in internationalen wissenschaftlichen Gremien:

  • European Association of Dermato-Oncology (EADO) (Präsident 2000-2010, Board Member)
  • WHO Melanoma Programme (Member)
  • Malignant Melanoma Group of the EORTC (Member)
  • Kommission zur Früherkennung und Prävention von Hautkrebs, Deutschland

(Mitglied und Vertreter Österreichs)

 

Organisation Nationaler und Internationaler Kongresse:

  • 16th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, Wien, 30.8. bis 3.9.2016 – in Vorbereitung
  • 7th World Congress on Melanoma, Wien, 2009
  • Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Wien, 2007 und 2008
  • 10th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, Wien, 2005
  • Meeting of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology (EADO), Wien, 2001
Andreas Steiner
Vienna / AT

Andreas Steiner

Vienna / AT

Dermatology

Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas Steiner

 

EDUCATION AND CAREER

May 30th, 1973           High school graduation

  • Medical School, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  1. D. graduation: March 26th, 1980
  • Internship, Hospital Gmunden, Austria

 

1983-1989                  Residency training in Dermatology, Department of Dermatology I., University of Vienna, Medical School

Nov. 27th, 1987           Medical specialist for Dermatology and Venerology

Dec. 5th, 1994             Assistant Professor for Dermatology and Venerology (“venia legendi”)

Dec. 15th. 1995           Clinical investigator (GCP-training and exam)

Many clinical studies designed and performed

July 1st, 1998               Associate Professor for Dermatology and Venerology, University of Vienna

Since 2008                  Head of the Department of Dermatology, Krankenhaus Hietzing, Vienna

Diabetology

Bernhard Ludvik
Vienna / AT

Bernhard Ludvik

Vienna / AT

Diabetology

Prim.Univ.-Prof.Dr. Bernhard Ludvik

CURRENT POSITION AND FUNCTIONS

Head/Department of Medicine 1 (Endocrinology/Diabetes/ Nephrology), Rudolfstiftung Hospital

Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Member of the Editorial Board of Obesity Facts-The European Journal of Obesity

Member of the Editorial Board of Hamdan Medical Journal

 Past President Austrian Obesity Association

President of the Diabetes Initiative Austria

Past-President of the Austrian Diabetes Association

Member of the Scientific Committee of the IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity)

Member of the Local Organisation Committee of the 50th EASD (European Association for the Study of Diabetes) 2014 in Vienna

 

SCIENTIFIC INTEREST

Research in obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, more than 130 peer-reviewed publications in high ranked journals, reviewer in top journals, successful application for research grants, organisation of national and international meetings

 

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Basic research on the pathogenesis and therapy of type 2 diabetes, the metabolic syndrome and obesity

Clinical research on the treatment of obesity, diabetes and lipid metabolism as the principal investigator of numerous studies and clinical trials in phases 1, 2 and 3

Nutritional Medicine

Original publications (Medline: 147) in many top journals, review articles, book contributions, numerous presentations at national and international congresses, organization of national and international congresses, reviews for top journals (e.g. Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Diabetologia, European J. Clin. Investigation)

 

Gastroenterology

Ludwig Kramer
Vienna / AT

Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ludwig Kramer

Vienna / AT

Gastroenterology

Citizenship:                                  Austria

 

Medical education:                  1984-1992 Vienna University Medical School; 1990/91 Research Fellow,       1st Medical Clinic, University Vienna, with Prof K. Lenz, Prof G. Grimm.

Postgraduate Education       1992-1998: Specialist training in Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine IV (Head: Prof A.Gangl)

                                                           1996: Research Associate with Prof Roger Williams CBE, Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London, UK.

2001: Specialist degree for Medical and General Intensive Care Medicine

2002: Radiology training (sonography, computed tomography).

2003/5: in-depth training and Specialist degree in Gastroenterology (endoscopy, clinical hepatology, gastroenterology)

2004- 2007: INTERREG diplomate for clinical research and EBM, Vienna School of Clinical research

   

Invitations: Invited lecturer at national and international scientific meetings organized by the European Association for the Study of Liver diseases (EASL), European Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation (EDTA), National Institute of Health (Bethesda, USA), European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO), European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Eur Academy Ansthesiol., Societa italiana di anestesia analgesia rianimazione e terapia intensiva, ISFA, Fortis Health Care India, etc.

Peer reviewer (selection): Gastroenterology, Hepatology, J Hepatology, Intensive Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Liver International, Nephrol Dial Transplant, Am J Med., Am J Nephrol., Eur J Clin Invest, Eur J Ultrasound, Wiener Klin Wochenschrift, Clin Neurophysiol, Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis, diabetologia, Diabetes Care, J Hum hypertension, PLOS ONE, Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management; Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.,

Awards:                                        12/1999 Theodor-Billroth Prize (1.) Ärztekammer Wien

10/2000 Paracelsus Award, Austrian Society for Internal Medicine.

12/2011: Health Prize, City of Vienna

Academic positions:                2002: Lecturer in Internal Medicine, University of Vienna

2005-2007: Program coordinator for Internal Medicine, Bernhard Gottlieb Zahnklinik, Vienna

2006-2007 Voting Member, Study Commission, Medical University Vienna

Other activities:                        2010-2013: Delegate for Vienna Health Goals, City of Vienna

                                                           2010-2013: Member of the Task Force Obesity, City of Vienna

2009-current: Referent for professional policies, Austrian Society for Gastroenterology & Hepatology

March 2013: National Delegate, European Board of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (EBGH)

January 2014: Chair, CME committee, EBGH

2015: elected representative of Hietzing physicians

Current clinical position:      March 1, 2008: Head, 1st Dept with Gastroenterology, Krankenhaus Hietzing, Vienna.

Clinical trial experience:       1998-2015 Principal Investigator of academic studies in Hepatology, Intensive Care Medicine and General Internal Medicine, and of phase 2-4 studies involving patients with liver disease, viral infection, bleeding and coagulation disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and extracorporeal detoxification in liver disease.

Microbiology

Manfred Dierich
Innsbruck / AT

Manfred Dierich

Innsbruck / AT

Microbiology

O. Univ.-Prof. Manfred P. Dierich

O. Univ.-Prof. Manfred P. Dierich studied medicine in Cologne, Vienna, Graz and Ottawa 1961-1966. Approval as Dr.med. 1968.

1970 Start of training in Medical Microbiology and Immunology in Mainz (1973-1975 Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, California); 1977 Habilitation in Medical Microbiology; 1979 Professor of Medical Microbiology in Mainz.

1983 Full Professor of Hygiene at the University of Innsbruck and chairman of the Institute of Hygiene until the end of 2009.

He held various positions such as speaker of the professors of the medical faculty , vicerector and rector of the Medical University of Innsbruck and chairman of several commities in the university and in science politics. His science centered around “Host parasite relationship “, specifically complement and macrophages of special importance was his AIDS Research. He published several hundred scientific papers.

Oncology

Michael Micksche
Vienna / AT

Michael Micksche

Vienna / AT

Oncology

Gerald Prager
Vienna / AT

Gerald Prager

Vienna / AT

Oncology

Christoph Zielinski
Vienna / AT

Christoph Zielinski

Vienna / AT

Oncology

Prof. Christoph C. Zielinski, M.D.

Professor Zielinski is Director of the Clinical Division of Oncology and Chairman of the Department of Medicine I at Medical University Vienna, Austria. He also serves as Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Medical University Vienna and the General Hospital in Vienna, Austria, and is President of the Central European Cooperative Oncology Group.

Professor Zielinski completed his medical training at the University Hospital Vienna and began his career with a position as a research fellow at the Cancer Research Center at Tufts University, Boston, USA. His recent clinical research activities cover a wide range of cancer therapies, with particular focus on clinical trials, breast and lung cancer research and treatment and development of targeted drugs. He has published env. 530 original papers and reviews in peer-review journals and many books including the “State of Oncology 2013” published together with Peter Boyle et al. by IPRI.

Prof. Zielinski is Editor in Chief of the Open-Access Internet Journal “ESMO Open – Cancer Horizons”.

In 2013, Professor Zielinski received a “Dr. h.c.” degree from Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest.

Professor Zielinski is a member of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) where he serves in the Executive Board and as Chair of the Fellowships and Awards Committee. He was Local Officer of the ESMO Annual Meeting 2012 and the ECC Meeting 2015. Prof. Zielinski is also member of he American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Ophthalmology

Michael Amon
Vienna / AT

Prim. Dr. med. Michael Amon

Vienna / AT

Ophthalmology

Susanne Binder
Vienna / AT

Dr. Susanne Binder

Vienna / AT

Ophthalmology

Dr. Susanne Binder, MD is born in Vienna and had her medical training at the medical University in Vienna. She received a sub-specialized training in vitreoretinal surgery and research in 1979/80 at the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and the Duke Eye Center in Durham, both USA.

She is Professor of Ophthalmology since 1988 and currently leading the Eye Center Project of the Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbubd (KAV) in Vienna. She was chairman at the Department of Ophthalmology at the Rudolf Foundation Clinic in Vienna, a teaching hospital of the Medical University Vienna, until 2015. In addition she chaired a research institute, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Retinology and Biomicroscopic Lasersurgery until 2015. Today her scientific work is continued at the Karl Landsteiner Institute for Imaging and retinal Research at the Rudolf Foundation in Vienna. She was vice-chairman of the University Eye-Clinic Vienna since 1990 before she received the chairman ship at Rudolf Foundation Clinic in 1995.

Her sub speciality is vitreo-retinal diseases and microsurgery, research in age related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal detachment and optical coherence tomography (OCT). After her medical training in Vienna in Ophthalmology she spent time in Johns Hopkins University and Duke University for further research in retinal diseases and vitreous surgery.

Dr. Binder has published more than 380 original peer reviewed articles in both English and German. In addition she was editor on 4 books and has written many book articles. Dr. Binder is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the Club Jules Gonin, the Association of Retina Specialists and also the Austrian and Vienniese Ophthalmic Society.

 

She was President of the Austrian Ophthalmic Society between 2004 and 2009 and secretary of the Austrian Ophthalmic Society between 2009 and 2011 and a member of the Medical Counsel for the Minister of Health in Austria and the Mayor of Vienna.

 

Since 2012 she is appointed as Adjunct Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York.

She is now the leading ophthalmic surgeon at the Rudolfinerhaus in 1019, Vienna.

 

Dr. Binder has trained many young ophthalmologist and participated activities in the American Austrian Foundation project, the European Society of Ophthalmology and the ICO Training program and is a regular presenter and teacher at national and international meetings.

 

Susanne Binder MD

Univ. Professor

KAV, Department of Ophthalmology

Karl Landsteiner Institute for Imaging and Retinal Research

Rudolf Foundation Clinic

Juchgasse 25

A 1030 Vienna

Phone: ++43-1-71165 4607

Fax: ++43-1-71165 4609

mailto:susanne.binder@wienkav.at

 

or

Rudolfinerhaus

Billrothstraße 78

1190 Vienna

www.rudolfinerhaus .at

Phone :+43 1 36036

mailto: Susanne@susannebinder.com

Pharmaceutical Medicine

Ingrid Klingmann
Brussels / BE

Ingrid Klingmann

Brussels / BE

Pharmaceutical Medicine

Ingrid Klingmann, MD, PhD, FFPM, FBCPM
European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP), PHARMAPLEX bvba

Physician, specialized in General Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Medicine with over 30 years of experience in different senior operational and managerial functions in pharmaceutical companies, CROs and academic sites, focussing on clinical trial management, ethical and regulatory aspects.
Since January 2003 she has her own pharmaceutical development and site management support consulting company.
Dr. Klingmann is Chairman of the Board of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP). On behalf of EFGCP she was and is involved in different FP7- and IMI-funded projects (ICREL, PatientPartner, PharmaTrain, EUPATI, Combacte-Magnet) and with her company in the FP7-funded paediatric LENA project and the IMI-project SPRINTT. Currently Dr. Klingmann is also President of PharmaTrain Federation.
Dr. Klingmann is Module Chair in the post-graduate Master Course in Regulatory Affairs at the University of Bonn, Germany, and is lecturer in the Diploma Course in Clinical Trial Practices and in the ECPM course at University of Basel and in the Pharmed course at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Peter Stonier
London / GB

Peter Stonier

London / GB

Pharmaceutical Medicine

Prof. Peter Stonier

MB ChB BA BSc PhD MRCPsych FRCP FRCPE FFPM

Peter Stonier is a pharmaceutical physician with over 35 years of experience in medicines development, clinical research, life-cycle management & drug safety / pharmacovigilance. He was medical adviser, medical director & board member of the Hoechst Marion Roussel group of companies, UK (now Sanofi) between 1977 & 2000, & group medical director and QPPV of Amdipharm plc 2004-2013. He is currently an independent pharmaceutical physician and consultant in pharmaceutical medicine.

He is Director of Education & Training at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine & national Programme Director for pharmaceutical medicine specialty training (PMST). He is Board Member of the PharmaTrain Federation, developing & introducing internationally a platform of education & training for all in medicines development / clinical research: industry, academia, clinical practice (clinical trial investigators).

Peter was a founding Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal Colleges of Physicians UK (1989) & made a major contribution to achieving recognition & legal listing for the medical Specialty of Pharmaceutical Medicine in 2002.

He is visiting Professor in Pharmaceutical Medicine at Kings College London, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Whilst visiting professor at University of Surrey, the first Masters programme (MSc) in Pharmaceutical Medicine was introduced under his co-direction.

He is past President of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM), Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK, past President of the International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Pharmaceutical Medicine (IFAPP), past Chair of the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians (BrAPP) and past President of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Section for Pharmaceutical Medicine & Research.

Peter Stonier graduated in physiology (BSc 1st Class Hons) with a PhD in protein chemistry (inborn errors of metabolism), Universities of Birmingham & Sheffield, UK, 1969. He studied medicine at the Manchester Medical School, qualifying MBChB with honours in 1974.

His publications include texts in pharmaceutical medicine & edited works in human psychopharmacology, clinical research & paediatric clinical research, medical affairs & careers in pharmaceutical medicine.

Pharmacology

Sandor Kerpel-Fronius
Budapest / HU

M.D., D.Sc. Sandor Kerpel-Fronius

Budapest / HU

Pharmacology

Sandor Kerpel-Fronius, M.D., D.Sc.

Dr. Kerpel-Fronius was born in Budapest, Hungary, November 4, 1940. He obtained medical diploma at the Semmelweis University in 1964. At the same university he received board certificates in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology in 1977 and 1980, respectively. From 1964 to 1975 he worked in neurobiology at the Semmelweis University. In 1967-68 he was a research fellow at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and 1972 to 1974 a Sloan Fellow at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center in the US. From 1975 to 1989 he led a clinical pharmacologic research group at the National Institute of Oncology in Hungary. In 1988 he spent a sabbatical year at the Cancer Center of the Wayne State University, Detroit, US. 1989-2001 he worked in clinical drug development within the international pharmaceutical industry. In 2001 he became Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy of the Semmelweis University. He was the General Director of the Hungarian National Institute of Pharmacy (Hungarian Drug Regulatory Agency) in 2002. Presently he is retired but continues to teach clinical pharmacology as Senior Scientific Advisor. In addition, he participates as lecturer of medicines development at several international courses. Committee memberships: IFAPP Board of Officers, Head of the IFAPP Working Group on Ethics; Educational Subcommittee of the EACPT (finished 2015); Executive Board of the IMI-PharmaTrain; Member of the St Steven Academy of Sciences, Hungary. Chairman of the Natural Sciences Section, 2001).

Robert Mader
Vienna / AT

Robert Mader

Vienna / AT

Pharmacology

Prof. Robert M. Mader, D. Sc.
Clinical Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine I
Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Medical University of Vienna
Austria

 

Examinations and degrees:
D.Sc. in Technical Chemistry (Dr.techn.rer.nat., 1986) and Diploma in Technical Chemistry (DipI.lng., 1983)

Appointments:
Director for Translational Research at the Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna (from 2010) and Associate professor and Program Director for “Molecular Pharmacology” at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Medical University of Vienna

Activities as chair:
from 2010 Coordinator of the Research Cluster “Experimental Therapy and Drug Resistance” at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Wien
2013-2014 Coordinator of the Task Force „Extravasation” at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Vienna

Pneumology

Meinhard Kneussl
Vienna / AT

Meinhard Kneussl

Vienna / AT

Pneumology

Wolfgang Pohl
Vienna / AT

Wolfgang Pohl

Vienna / AT

Pneumology

Psychiatry

Cyril Höschl
Praha / CZ

Cyril Höschl

Praha / CZ

Psychiatry

Cyril Höschl, MD, DrSc, FRCPsych, received his MD grade at the Charles University in Prague in 1974. After completion of his residency he became a research fellow and psychiatrist at the Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) in Prague and an assistant professor at Charles University in Prague. His research interests included psycho­neuroendocrinology, psychopharma­cology and biological psychiatry. In 1984, professor Höschl presented his original work on neuroendocrine tests in psy­chiat­ry at several Canadian universities. In 1985, he was invited to lecture at New York Uni­versity on his pioneering studies on calcium channel blockers in the treatment of affective disorders.

After the breakdown of communism, he was elected the Dean of the Third Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague (1990-1997) and appointed profes­sor of psychiatry and a chair at Prague Psychiatric Centre. At present he is the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health at Klecany, Czech Republic. Since 2004 until 2011, he was also a professor of psychiatry at the University of P.J.Safarik in Kosice, Slovak Republic, and Vice-president, Vienna School of Clinical Research, Vienna, Austria. In Prague he coordinates research on neurobiology of schizophrenia and affective dis­or­ders.

In 2007-2008 Professor Höschl was the President of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA). From 2004 to 2010, he was the President of the Czech Medical Academy and from 2008 to 2009 the President of the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM, Brussels).

Professor Höschl was an author of a fundamental trans­for­mation of the medical curriculum at the 3rd Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. He is an honorary editor of Neuroendocrinology Letters, editor-in-chief of Psychiatrie (CZ) and member of the editorial board of International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, among others.

Professor Höschl published more than 200 scientific publications, including 3 monographs, and co-edited 5 additional monographs and textbooks.

 

The complete CV is available on www.hoschl.cz.

Radiology

Walter Hruby
Vienna / AT

Walter Hruby

Vienna / AT

Radiology

Univ. Prof. Walter Hruby, M.D.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Walter Hruby, M.D., President of the College of Physicians in Vienna; Emeritus of Radiology Dept. at Vienna’s Danube Hospital. Chairman of the Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Digital Radiography & Interventional Radiology until 2016.

His main research focus is Digital & Interventional Radiology. He has given 350+ presentations, published 200+ papers, and edited books and many book chapters. Hruby is member of numerous scientific societies and has received various Honorary Memberships; he functions as a reviewer and co-editor of various medical journals.

Rheumatology

Josef Smolen
Vienna / AT

Josef Smolen

Vienna / AT

Rheumatology

Surgery

Michael Gnant
Vienna / AT

Michael Gnant

Vienna / AT

Surgery

Professor Michael Gnant, MD, FACS

Dr. Michael Gnant is Professor of Surgery and Director of the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. After his studies in Vienna and Munich he specialized in surgery and surgical oncology, and worked as Visiting Scientist at the NIH in the US. Professor Gnant has published more than 400 original papers in peer-reviewed journals. His cumulative impact factor is more than 3.000, with >15.000 citations, an average citation index of 36, and an h-index of 50. He has has given numerous lectures at international meetings and has been the recipient of multiple international awards.

Urology

Georg Schatzl
Vienna / AT

Georg Schatzl

Vienna / AT

Urology