International Invited Speakers

  • Prof Christine (Cooky) Menias, MD

    • Professor of Radiology 
      Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
      Arizona, USA

    Dr. Christine O. Menias is a Professor of Radiology in the Abdominal Radiology section at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Arizona, USA. She joined Mayo Clinic in 2013, is a Consultant in the Department of Radiology and Department of Surgery and is the former Chair of the Division of Abdominal Imaging, Mayo Clinic-Arizona. Prior to this she was Professor of Radiology at Washington University, and director of Body CT and Emergency Radiology, in addition to being the assistant program director of the radiology residency at Washington University.

    Born in Cairo, Egypt, she received her M.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed her Residency and Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and stayed on as Washington University faculty for 15 years before coming to Mayo Clinic. Dr. Menias is a recognized leader in the field of Abdominal Imaging, with special interests in oncologic, transplant, gynecologic and emergency radiology. “Cooky” is an active member in many prestigious radiology societies and consistently invited to lecture at numerous national and international esteemed radiology conferences, including the Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Society of Emergency Radiology, and many international societies. She was selected as the 2016-2017 Igor Laufer Visiting Professor of the Society of Abdominal Radiology, allowing her to lecture to over 20 national and international radiology institutions.

    Dr. Menias is a Diplomate in Radiology for the National Board of Medical Examiners and was an examiner for the American Board of Radiology from 2003-2021, and has published seven books, multiple book chapters, and over 320 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

    She prides herself most with being an educator and has received numerous teaching awards from the residents and fellows in her past years at Washington University and Mayo Clinic, including multiple “Teacher of the Year” honors, both at Washington University and at Mayo Clinic. She was also named overall Best Researcher by all the trainees of Mayo Clinic in 2021. Dr. Menias received the American Roentgen Ray Society Educator of the Year Award in 2019 and was awarded the most effective Radiology educator by Aunt in 2022. Cooky received the Radiological Society of North America’s Honored Educator Award for five years and was named as Lifetime Honored Educator Award Recipient by the Radiological Society of North America in 2022. Dr. Menias was most recently awarded the Society of Abdominal Radiology Gold Medal for 2023, which is the highest recognition given by the Society.

    Dr. Menias’ clinical focus has been geared to patient centered care and her clinical expertise has been recognized by Mayo Clinic as she received the honor of Mayo Clinic Arizona Distinguished Clinician of the Year 2018, an honor rarely given to a Radiologist, and the award of which she is most proud. In 2020 she received the Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University, and was most recently named an Evens Scholar, as one of six distinguished alumni of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in 2022.

    Dr. Menias currently serves as the first female Editor-in-chief of RadioGraphics, our leading education journal for Diagnostic Radiology, and splits her time between Mayo Clinic and at the Journal.

  • Prof Clare Tempany, MB BAO BCh

    • Ferenc A. Jolesz MD Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
      Vice Chair of Radiology Research and Medical Director, Advanced Multi-modal Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA

    Dr. Clare Tempany MB BAO BCh, is the Ferenc A. Jolesz MD Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair of Radiology Research and Medical Director of the Advanced Multi-modal Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite – a suite of translational clinical research procedural and operating rooms at Brigham & Women’s hospital.

    She is a native of Dublin Ireland and a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She completed her internship and a senior house officer program in internal medicine in Dublin prior to moving to Chicago for residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at Loyola University of Chicago. This was followed by fellowship and first faculty appointment in MRI at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, in Baltimore Maryland. Three years later she moved to Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston to join the Radiology faculty and the Abdominal imaging division. She has remained at BWH and HMS ever since.

    She established the body MRI program at BWH with a pioneering focus on Prostate Cancer. The prostate cancer program focuses not only diagnostic imaging but image guided interventions in prostate cancer diagnosis and therapy. She leads an active prostate cancer research group which encompasses basic research in IGT and multiple clinical trials.  Through a unique partnership with Anthony D’Amico, MD, (Radiation Oncology) they jointly established the first ever MR guided prostate cancer brachytherapy program and along with Noby Hata, PhD, she established the first MR guided transperineal, in bore prostate cancer biopsy program.  Now 20 years later, both MR guided prostate cancer biopsy and MR guided radiation therapy are part of the standard of care across the globe in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    She has had continuous NIH research funding for over 20 years and is currently the PI of the NIH funded P41, National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT) and a T32 training grant in Image-guided Therapy. She has published extensively with over 220 original publications, her H-Index is 80 (google scholar) and her weighted RCR is 617 (iCite) Dr. Tempany is currently the Vice Chair of Radiology at BWH and Co-Chair of the PI-RADS international committee which establishes standards for MR acquisition, interpretation, and clinical application.  She is the study chair for a large multi-center ECOG-ACRIN trial in Prostate MRI.  Prior to this she pioneered MRgFUS for the treatment of uterine fibroids, along with Elizabeth Stewart she led the trials leading to FDA clearance of the ExAblate device for this novel disruptive technology. She has been honored both nationally and international through multiple invited lectureships, is and is the recipient of the Gold Medal from the ISMRM and the Jack Colbert memorial award.

  • Prof Yves Menu

    • Professor of Radiology at the Hôpital Saint-Antoine
      Immediate Past Editor-in-Chief, European Radiology
      Paris, France

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