Organisation


The society constitutes a General Assembly, a supreme governing body composed of all members. The General Assembly elects an Executive Committee, which is headed by a President.


The Executive Committee is responsible for the management, strategic planning and implementation of the aims of the EFR. The work of the Executive Committee is co-ordinated by the President, who is assisted in his work by a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The President of the Executive Committee can appoint specific people to be entrusted with certain defined tasks – a working party.


The society is composed of Regular Members, Residents, Associate Members, Supporting Members, Health Staff and Patients/Relatives, who shall devote their research and experience according to the principles of the Society.

President


Béla Teleky Prof., MD, FRCS, FASCRS

Associate Professor of surgery. From 1993 to date he has been working as head of the colorectal surgical outpatients’ department at Vienna university hospital and obtained teaching qualification for surgery in 1994. Furthermore he is in charge of the postgraduate training for surgery within the Austrian Medical Society. Since October 2003 he has been holding the position as deputy head of the department of general surgery at Vienna University Hospital.

Several national and international memberships such as Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association, International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Magyar Sebészty Társaság, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie.

Prof. Teleky is the founder and President of the European Federation of colorectal Cancer aiming at providing an international platform of scientific exchange and knowledge in the field of oncological surgery.

Vice-President


Friedrich Herbst Prof., MD

Associate Professor of General Surgery at Vienna University hospital, senior physician at the department of general surgery. Clinical and scientific focus: colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, inflammatory colon diseases, laparascopic surgery. Member of several national and international medical associations.

Secretary General


Irene Kührer Ass. Prof., MD

Senior physician at the department of general surgery at Vienna University hospital, consultant physician in internal medicine and oncology. She is the author of several books on diet and nutrition giving useful recommendations for developing a healthy diet helping to increase the body’s recovery process after chemotherapy. Any reader will enjoy her practical, real-life approach to incorporating changes.

Vice-Secretary General


Judith Karner-Hanusch Prof., MD, FRCS

Associate Professor at the Vienna University Hospital, senior physician at the department of general surgery and in charge of the outpatients’ department of surgical endoscopy of the department of general surgery. As a founding member of various scientific research groups in the field of colorectal tumor diseases she has ever since been playing a very active role within these research groups. Member of several national and international medical associations.

Co-Treasurer


Franz Martin Riegler Prof., MD

Associate Professor of General Surgery at Vienna University hospital, senior physician at the department of general surgery of the Vienna University hospital.

Editor in chief of “European Surgery, Acta Chirurgica Austriaca”.

Co-treasurer


Anton Stift Prof., MD

Associate  Professor of General Surgery at Vienna University hospital, senior physician at the department of general surgery, Vienna University Hospital, research fellow/experimental surgical oncology at the University of Vienna, lecturer in surgery.

Member of General Assembly


Daniela Kandioler MD, MBA

Professor of General and Vascular Surgery at the Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna. Founder and head of the p53 research group at the University of Vienna whose major task is to set out for the clinical application of p53 as predictive marker in surgical oncology.

Member of General Assembly


Enrico Pasquale Cosentini Prof., MD

Senior physician at the department of General Surgery at Vienna University Hospital. In this capacity he is actively involved in various study groups such as gastroenterological lab, colorectal carcinoma, minimal invasive surgery, surgical endoscopy. Teaching activities within the framework of the Curriculum Medicum Wien. Field volunteer at the Austrian Field Hospital in Iran during Golf War I.