The Life Achievement Award for 2017 was awarded to Professor Kjell Öberg from Uppsala, Sweden. Kjell Öberg is Professor of Endocrine Oncology at the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University. He was the former Head of the Department of Endocrine Oncology, University Hospital, and he is a specialist in endocrinology and internal medicine. He founded the Dept. of Endocrine Oncology at Uppsala University Hospital and has 40 years of experience in the field of neuroendocrine tumors. In addition to serving as Vice-Chairman of the ENETS Executive Committee he held the position of ENETS Chairman from 2012-2014.
He also headed the first ENETS Summer School, which took place in Uppsala, Sweden in 2014. Dr. Öberg is a member of several national and international scientific societies. He is a member of the NANETS Advisory Board as well as several other national and international research and scientific boards and many scientific journal review boards. Dr Öberg has contributed with more than 500 publications in the field of NETs. He was the Chairman of the Centre of Excellence of Endocrine Tumors, Uppsala University Hospital until May 2013. At present time he is Senior Advisor/Senior Professor at the same department.