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Regina Beets-Tan

Regina Beets-Tan is Chairwoman of the department of radiology at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam and Professor of Radiology at the University Maastricht, The Netherlands. Her main areas of clinical interest are abdominal and oncologic imaging. She leads the research at the department focusing on the assessment and prediction of cancer treatment response, with emphasis on MRI, Artificial Intelligence, Imaging of immunotherapy and Image guided radiotherapy and surgical treatment including Interventional Oncology. She takes part in the institutional translational research board. She represents the Netherlands Cancer Institute in the imaging panel of the Cancer Core Europe (a European network of comprehensive cancer centers). Her own focus of research is in multidisciplinary imaging of colorectal cancer. This research is in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams worldwide. From 2008-2009 she worked with the GI team of professor H. Hricak at the department of radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC, NYC). She takes part in research panels of funding organisations in the Netherlands, including the Dutch Organization of Science and the Dutch Cancer Society.

Beets-Tan is a member of the executive council of ESR and chairs the ESR Publication Committee. She is part of the ESR Education Committee Board and involved in various ESR committees and subcommittees such as, the Research, Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Societies and previously Quality, Safety and Standards Committee as well as the ETAP Subcommittee. She was active in the ESR Publications Committee and served as the Editor-in-chief of ESR News.Beets-Tan is also engaged in ESOR activities as a member of the ESOR steering committee. From 2009-15 she held position in the board of the Dutch Society of Radiology.

Beets-Tan is engaged in international radiological subspecialty societies. She is the current Past-President of the European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI) and President of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR).

Reflecting her mission to bridge the world of radiologists with that of the clinicians, Beets-Tan is also actively engaged in several international clinical societies and acts as a liaison. As a radiologist she took part in scientific program planning committees of several of these societies. She served in the educational and strategic committees of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG), a federation of leading GI societies in Europe. She involved in activities of the ESTRO (European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology), the ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology), the ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology), ESCP (European Society of Coloproctology), ESDO (European Society of Digestive Oncology) and ECCO (European CanCer Organisation).

Furthermore Beets-Tan took part in consensus clinical guideline panels of several of the above societies including the ESGE (European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) and EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery). Beets-Tan was a member of the national organising committee of ECCO 2013 and a member of the program planning committee of ECCO 2017. During the ECCO 2017 in Amsterdam, Beets-Tan served as the ESR representative and moderator at the ESR Society Day.

For her scientific work Beets-Tan has received awards from her peers including the European Radiology-ESGAR Bronze Award 2013 and the European Radiology 2011 best scientific publication. The work has also received recognition by international clinical societies: the 2009 Piedmont Society Award from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the 2015 BJS Society Prize from the European Society of Coloproctology, the 2010 Niall O’Higgins Best Paper Award from the European Society of Surgical Oncology. She is an honorary member of the Chilean Society of Colorectal Surgery. She will be awarded the 2018 ESTRO honorary membership at the ESTRO 2018, 37th annual meeting,

Beets-Tan has (co)authored over 200 papers that together have been cited over 5000 times and authored 35 book chapters. She is part of the scientific editorial boards of peer reviewed medical journals including European Radiology. She has been part of the Oncology section of the European Radiology Editorial Board since 2014.

Prof. Beets-Tan has delivered over 350 invited lectures in radiological and clinical society meetings around the world. She has received several teaching awards of which ‘the European School of Radiology 2013 Best Teacher Award’ and ‘the ISMRM Outstanding Teacher Award’ in 2008, 2009 and 2014.

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