Ell is a founding member of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). In addition to serving as its first secretary, he was elected president of EANM in 1994 and served in this capacity for three years. Under his leadership, EANM's executive committee established the European School of Nuclear Medicine. For 13 years, Ell was also editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, transforming it into a major, high-quality publication. He has written articles on and taught in areas as diverse as neurology, hepatology, skeletal pathology, oncology and psychiatry.
A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Radiology and the Academy of Medical Sciences, Ell received his medical degree in 1969 from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and doctorate in 1981 from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He is a corresponding member of the Finnish, Swiss and German societies of Nuclear Medicine and, in addition to English, is fluent in French, Portuguese and German. He has been invited to speak at numerous medical conferences around the world, most notably the EANM and WFNMB Highlights Lectures, as well as delivering the SNM Henry N. Wagner Lecture in 2003.
Ell has published more than 600 full-length peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 600 scientific abstracts in several leading journals. He has authored 26 book chapters, published 12 textbooks on topics related to nuclear medicine and edited another 10 books.
"Developing and applying technologies with practical utility for patient care has always been a major aim of my activity in nuclear medicine," said Ell. "Over the
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