Schinz lecture

We are honored to announce that Professor Christoph D. Becker will give a presentation during the SCR’20!

The clinical relevance of the radiologist
Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
Time: 11:00-11:10 – Schinz Laudatio, Pr. Pierre-Alexandre Poletti, Geneva/CH
11:10-11:30 – Schinz Lecture, Prof. Christoph D. Becker, Geneva/CH


Professor Christoph D. Becker accomplished his medical studies and postgraduate training in radiology in Bern. After a two-year fellowship in abdominal interventional radiology at the Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada he returned to the University Hospital of Bern as clinical staff radiologist and obtained his Venia Docendi. In 1994, he accepted an academic staff position for abdominal and interventional radiology at the University Hospital of Geneva. After being appointed professor and vice-chairman of radiology in 2001, he chaired the radiology department of the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) from 2004 to 2019. In 2019, he has been nominated honorary professor of the Faculty of medicine of the University of Geneva.

His clinical and scientific activities mainly centered on diagnostic and interventional abdominal radiology, including new imaging techniques like for instance Magnetic Resonance cholangio- pancreatography (MRCP), as well as interventions such as percutaneous metallic biliary endoprostheses, percutaneous & intravascular tumour ablation, and percutaneous portal venous interventions such as transplantation of pancreatic islet cells.

He has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific publications and has given over 300 invited lectures. He has also been part of the editorial boards of several international scientific journals.

Christoph Becker has served on the Executive Board of the Swiss Society of Radiology for over 20 years, including the offices of Society president, Meeting president of the Annual Congress, Chair of the postgraduate education committee and Chair of the scientific programme committee. He has also been nominated Honorary Member of the Society.

On an international level, he has served on the Executive Committees of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Board of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology (ESGAR) and several committees of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe (CIRSE). He has organised and chaired several scientific meetings and courses of these Societies.