Presenter: Dr. F. Meunier
Françoise Meunier, Director General of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, received her medical degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and completed her research fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in 1977-1978 (Fulbright award). She holds a Master’s Degree from the ULB in Medical Oncology (1976) and Internal Medicine, and earned her PhD at the ULB. She is also certified as a Pharmaceutical Medicine specialist by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine in the United Kingdom as well as in Belgium and has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom since 1994. Since 1991, Françoise Meunier (MD, PhD, FRCP) has managed EORTC a major European organisation in oncology with a network of 2500 oncologists in 300 universities and a staff of 170 (17 nationalities). As Director Special Projects, she is now responsible for public relations, communications and survivorship program. She is member of numerous international scientific societies and received several awards for her contribution to oncology. In 2007, she was conferred the title of Baroness by His Majesty, The King Albert II of Belgium. She is a board member of FEAM (Federation of European Academies of Medicine) and “Centre Scientifique de Monaco”, and member of ARMB (Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique).
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