Society Honours Founder

Bangor University’s Professor Michael Rees has been made an Honorary Member of a Society he helped establish.

Professor Michael Rees, Professor of Cardiovascular Studies at the University’s School of Medical Sciences, was one of four Doctors who founded the European Society of Cardiac Radiology 15 years ago in Vienna.

This society has grown considerably in terms of membership and activities over the years.

Professor Michael Rees was the third president of the Society from 2008-2011 and then the past president from 2011-2014. He hosted the annual meeting in 2013 in London, which was the first time the meeting had come to the UK.

During Professor Rees’ term of office, the Society instigated the European Board examination in cardiac radiology which is now the standard examination in Europe for cardiac radiology and will now be adopted in Asia as their Board examination. Prof Rees was also the first person to take the examination.

The society has grown and now has membership from all European Countries and associate membership from around the world with close relationships with the corresponding Societies in Asia and North America.

Commenting on the Award, Nicky Callow, Dean of the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences at Bangor University said:

“I congratulate Professor Rees on this deserved recognition. His work with this Society has undoubtedly put Bangor University firmly on the International stage in the field of Cardiac Radiology.”

Professor Michael Rees said:

“I am very pleased that cardiac radiology has become established in Europe working with our corresponding societies in Asia and North America has taken imaging forward significantly in the last 15 years.  Through a focus on research and training we have established a growing number of specialists who are able to deliver a very high standard of care to support the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease.”

Publication date: 22 January 2015