International Invited Speakers
The ARGANZ Executive are planning for an on-site meeting with live presentations by Australian & New Zealand speakers.
There will be additional virtual presentations during the program from international imaging experts, with live Q&A sessions.
Chief, Body Imaging Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Alberto is committed to being a lifelong learner and teacher, and is passionate about training the new generation of cancer imagers. He has numerous publications with many in genitourinary cancer imaging including prostate and bladder, as well as gynaecological cancer imaging. He has delivered over 100 invited lectures in over 30 countries and have received teaching awards and recognitions from groups such as the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) and the European School of Radiology (ESOR). He has also been honored with the MSKCC Excellence in Teaching Award and the MSKCC Research Mentor Award twice.
Toronto General Hospital
Department of Medical Imaging
Dr. Kielar is a radiologist at the JDMI (Joint Division of Medical Imaging) in Toronto. She completed medical school and residency at the University of Ottawa. In 2006, she completed her fellowship in abdominal cross-sectional imaging at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, USA. She subsequently returned on staff at the Ottawa Hospital. She was the division director of the abdominal division at The Ottawa Hospital from 2010 until 2017 and became associate professor at the University of Ottawa in 2015. During this time, she also worked part-time as a community radiologist, as she enjoys all facets of radiology. In 2018, she joined the University of Toronto and the imaging department.
Dr. Kielar has published more than 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 15 book chapters and delivered invited educational lectures at numerous international radiology meetings. She participates on the steering committee for LI-RADS and is associate editor for the Abdominal Radiology journal. She is also the vice president of the Canadian Association of Radiologists.
MICHAEL P HARTUNG
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Abdominal Imaging and Intervention
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Michael Hartung is an Assistant Professor of Radiology in the section of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention at the University of Wisconsin. He is also an editor at Radiopaedia and creator of the interactive educational website learnabdominal.com. His major interests include educational innovation, complex and uncommon case collection, and radiology reporting, which is reflected in his recently co-authored Radiographics manuscript "How to Create a Great Radiology Report." He is passionate about global health and is a volunteer teleradiologist reading CTs remotely for mission hospitals in both Kenya and Peru.
Professor of Radiology, Chief of Gastrointestinal Imaging, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
Dr. Perry J. Pickhardt graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, his hometown school, in 1991 with a bachelor of science in physics (class rank 1/3,274). Beginning in 1991, Dr. Pickhardt attended the University of Michigan Medical School on the HPSP Scholarship Program and graduated with his doctor of medicine in 1995 (Hewlett-Packard Award as a top graduate). From 1995-1999, he was a resident in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. During his training in St. Louis, Dr. Pickhardt co-edited a textbook on body CT and published a number of scientific papers. For the next four years after residency training, Dr. Pickhardt served in the U.S. Navy, spending one year as the Department Head of Radiology, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and three years as the head of GI-GU Imaging at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD (twice named Teacher of the Year). He also served as an assistant professor of radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. Among other projects at NNMC, Dr. Pickhardt organized a large multi-center screening trial evaluating CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and served as the primary investigator. Dr. Pickhardt joined the Abdominal Imaging and Intervention Section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2003 as an associate professor (CHS) of radiology and was promoted to professor (CHS) in 2009. He continues to serve as the Chief of Gastrointestinal Imaging. CT colonography and colorectal cancer screening continue to be among Dr. Pickhardt's clinical and research interests, along with machine learning/artificial intelligence, oncologic imaging, and opportunistic CT screening. His work in abdominal imaging has resulted in over 500 scientific publications and book chapters, as well as multiple textbooks. Among other honors, he has received a best paper award at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology on seven occasions and was named “Most Influential Radiology Researcher” by auntminnie.com in 2016. He has also served as a PI on multiple NIH R01 grants. In 2017, he also assumed the title of Medical Director of Oncologic Imaging for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.