Short CV/Education and training

  • Karin Haustermans graduated in 1987 as Doctor in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MD) at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. In 1993, she completed her training and qualification in Radiation Oncology. After a research fellowship at the Laboratory of Experimental Radiotherapy at the KU Leuven, she obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences for which she received in 1996 the ESTRO-VARIAN Clinical Research Award. Thereafter she spent four years as a staff member at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam.

  • Currently, Karin Haustermans is Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Leuven Cancer Institute of the University Hospital Gasthuisberg (Belgium) and a Full Professor at the KU Leuven. She is specialized in GI and GU oncology and has a part time research appointment as a Fundamental, Clinical Researcher that is sponsored by the Research Foundation – Flanders. She is also a member of several (inter)national scientific organizations. From 2006 to 2009 she held the Chair of the EORTC Radiation Oncology Group and from 2009 until 2015 she was Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee of EORTC. She is also heavily involved in the Belgian Cancer Registry as a member of the board and Chair of the Coordination Council. She is member of the scientific board of OncoRay Dresden and Helmholtz- Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (operational proton facility) and member of the scientific advisory committee of CERN (Geneva).

  • In 2009 she was awarded the ESTRO Breur medal in recognition of her major contribution to European Radiotherapy. From 2011 onwards she was elected as a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine and in 2015 she was elected as a fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences.

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Secretary of the Leuven Cancer Institute (LKI), 2017

  • Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Federal Agency of Nuclear Control, since 2015

  • Member of the Council of the Industrial Research Fund (Industrieel onderzoeksfonds), since 2014

  • Member of the Scientific Committee ESTRO 33 Vienna, 2013

  • Member of the “Koninklijke Academie voor Geneeskunde”, since 2011

  • Member of the Scientific Committee Zeszyty Naukowe Wielkopolskiego Centrum Onkologii – Forum Mlodych Naukowców, 2010

  • Treasurer ESTRO, 2009 – 2012

  • Member of the scientific council of IARC, 2009 – 2012

  • Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee of EORTC, 2009

  • Board member of EORTC, since 2009

  • Member of the Scientific Committee 10th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Member of the Program Committee European Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Congress, 2008

  • Member of the Program Committee ESTRO Goteborg, 2008

  • Member of the Scientific Committee 9th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, 2007

  • Chair of the Coordination Council of the Belgian Cancer Registry

  • Member of the Board of the Belgian Cancer Registry, since 2006

  • Member of the Scientific Committee ESTRO Leipzig

  • Chair of the EORTC-Radiation Oncology Group, 2006 – 2009

  • Member of the Program Committee ESTRO Amsterdam, 2005

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of EORTC, 2003 – 2009

  • Member of the scientific committee of ESTRO Prague

  • Chairperson of the EORTC-RT-GI working group, 2002

  • Vice-chairman of the National Board of Certification in Radiation Oncology, since 2002

  • Active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, since 2001

  • Active member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, since 2001

  • Active member Radiation Research Society, since 1998

  • Member of the ESTRO Internet Group, 1997 – 2000

  • Member of the "Young and Bright Guys" ESTRO, 1997 – 2003

  • Active member of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, since 1987

  • President of the Belgian Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology, 1991 – 1992

  • Member of the Belgian Association of Radiotherapy and Oncology, since 1987

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