Schinz lecture

We are honored to announce that Albert de Roos, MD, PhD will give a presentation during the SCR’19 on the topic Changing opportunities for research in radiology.
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 09:15-09:25 – Schinz Laudatio, Prof. Dr. Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH
09:25-09:45 – Schinz Lecture, Prof. Dr. Albert de Roos, Leiden/NL


Albert de Roos is Professor of Radiology at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in Leiden, the Netherlands. He has a longstanding interest in cardiovascular and thoracic  imaging using , in particular,  computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. His research and clinical work is mainly related to the evaluation of grown-up congenital heart disease, adult cardiology, and multi-organ imaging in systemic disease, like diabetes, stroke and obesity. A particular focus of the Leiden group is developing and implementing  innovative acquisition techniques and imaging concepts for cardiovascular applications. For example, techniques have been implemented and clinically evaluated at LUMC for assessing late gadolinium enhancement, measuring cardiac function and pulmonary flow by using magnetic resonance imaging in patients after surgical correction of Tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases. Multi-organ imaging in systemic disease, like obesity (e.g. Leiden NEO study in population cohort of over 6000 subjects), diabetes and metabolic syndrome has been a main topic over the last years.  A national, multicentre project on heart-brain imaging has been started from Leiden. Projects have been productive since 1985 and have resulted in many publications, theses, book chapters and books (Dr. de Roos has been promotor of over 50 theses; resulting in many publications, h-index over 80).


Dr. de Roos is co-editor of the book “CT and MRI of the cardiovascular system” 3th edition, 2013, has served as president of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2013, and serves currently senior deputy editor of the journal RADIOLOGY.