Congress Speakers OT 2019
The congress speakers of the ONCOlogisch Treffen 2019 will be:
Dr. Jérôme Benoît
American and European recognised Specialist in Radiation Oncology
2005 Graduated from Veterinary School of Lyon, France
2009 Completed a Radiation Oncology Residency in North Carolina, USA
2010 Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology – Radiation Oncology
2015 Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging – Radiation Oncology
Head of Radiation Oncology, Oncovet, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France (since 2015)
Dr. Randi Drees
Randi graduated from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany in 2001. She pursued her doctoral thesis funded by a stipend through the Sonnenfeld-Stiftung Berlin in a cooperation between the Radiology Department of the Humboldt Universität Berlin and the Anatomy Department of the Veterinary School of the Freie Universität, Berlin.
Randi then spent time in private practice before pursuing her Diagnostic Imaging residency at the University of Wiconsin-Madison, USA. She became board certified with the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2008. Randi then pursued an alternative training program in Veterinary Radiation Oncology at the University of Wiconsin-Madison, USA and became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology) in 2012.
She held a clinical assitant professorship and was section head of the diagnostic imaging section at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wiconsin-Madison, USA before relocating to the RVC.
Randi has completed her Phd in cardiovascular imaging with the University of Gent, Belgium in 2015. She is a member at large of the board of the ECVDI and member of the radiation oncology education and credentials committee establishing an add-on Training program in Radiation Oncology for Diplomates of the ECVDI and ECVIM colleges and the president of the CT/MRI society for the ACVR.
Dr. Laura Marconato
Centro Oncologico Veterinario, Sasso Marconi (Italy)
Dr. Marconato obtained her degree in Veterinary Medicine (School of Veterinary Medicine, Milan) in 1999 and is a Diplomate of ECVIM-CA (Oncology) since 2008.
In 2000-2003 she trained in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology Service and Research Center (West Chester) and at the Animal Oncology Services’ Radiation Center, Chalfont, PA, USA.
In 2009-2011 she worked as co-head of medical oncology at the Animal Oncology and Imaging Center, Hünenberg (Switzerland), before returning to Italy as head of medical oncology at the Centro Oncologico Veterinary in 2011 (ongoing position).
In 2011-2015 she became President of the Italian Veterinary Oncology Society (SIONCOV). Since 2014 she is the Chair of Workgroup 2 (Therapy) of the European Network of Canine Lymphoma. In 2017 she obtained the National Scientific Habilitation for Ordinary Professor.
Dr. Nadine Meertens
Nadine Meertens grew up in Switzerland and after finishing vet school in 1997 in Bern, Switzerland, did research on the persistence of canine distemper virus at the Institute for Neuropathology of the University of Bern, completing her Swiss promotion in 2001. She returned to the Netherlands for a residency in pathology at the University of Utrecht from 2001- 2004 and worked there until 2007 as a diagnostic pathologist. She then worked for a year with transgenic mouse models at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) in Amsterdam. After passing the exams of the European Veterinary Pathology Board in 2008, she returned to diagnostic pathology at GD laboratory in Deventer, The Netherlands. She gives lectures and teaches residents; her areas of special interest are oral pathology and dermatopathology
Dr. Frank Verstraete
Dr. Bart van Goethem
Bart graduated from Ghent University (Belgium) in 1996. He initially spent 4 years working in his own general practice combined with a part-time function as surgical assistant at Ghent University. In 2001 he started an ECVS residency training at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). He then went to private practice and worked as a surgeon in different referral clinics. He returned to Ghent University in 2005, became diplomate of the ECVS in 2007, became head of soft tissue surgery clinics in 2009, and obtained a PHD at Utrecht University in 2016. He is an enthusiast propagator of minimally invasive surgery, lectures national and international, has written articles and book chapters and acts as a reviewer for several national and international journals.