Christian Dittrich, MD

LBI-ACR VIEnna and ACR-ITR VIEnna, Center for Oncology and Haematology, Kaiser Franz Josef-Spital, Vienna, Austria

Christian Dittrich, MD, Professor of Medicine at the Vienna University School of Medicine, is head of the 3rd Medical Department – Centre for Oncology and Hematology at the Kaiser Franz Josef-Spital in Vienna and director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Applied Cancer Research (LBI-ACR VIEnna) – LB Cluster for Translational Oncology. He is board-certified in internal medicine as well as in oncology and hematology. He also earned a degree in hospital management at the Vienna University School of Economy. He was and is active member of several preclinical and clinical groups of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Actually, he serves as member of the EORTC Protocol Review Committee (PRC), the Scientific Audit Committee (SAC), and as chair of the EORTC New Drug Advisory Committee (NDAC) and as member of the EORTC Board. He was chairman of the Fellowship and Award Committee of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and ESMO representative in the Board and Council of the FECS, nowadays ECCO, as well as ESMO-national representative of Austria. Recently, he became deputy chair of the ESMO/ASCO Global Curriculum Task Force and coordinator of the ESMO Faculty for Principles of Clinical Trials and Systemic Therapy. Representing ESMO, he was faculty member of the Clinical Trials Workshops of Flims and Saudi Arabia. Representing ASCO, he was faculty member of the International Clinical Trials Workshop of the Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSCO) in Saint Petersburg. He has been running a CME-initiative in trials methodology in German language under the patronage of DESO since 1998. He has research interests in clinical trials’ methodology, new drug development and translational research, focusing on solid tumors. He has been acting as principal or co-investigator in numerous clinical trials from phase I to phase III.