The Life Achievement Award for 2018 was awarded to Professor Gianfranco Delle Fave from Rome, Italy. Gianfranco Delle Fave is Professor of Gastroenterology at Sapienza University of Rome, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Digestive Diseases. At the present, he is also the Scientific Director of the Pancreatic Centre of Rome, President of the Italian Association of Neuroendocrine Tumors (ITANET) and President of the Digestive Diseases Foundation.
He is a Delegate of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Member of the Governing Board of ESDO Society, and IAP Association. He has been a Founding Member of ENETS and the Founder of the European Center of Excellence in Roma for Diagnosis and Treatment of NET. He was also Past President of AISP and SIGE Societies. Due to his expertise, he was a Visiting Professor at several international Universities: University of California, UCLA (USA), Saint Louis University (USA), Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London (UK), and also a Visiting Scientist and Consultant Physician at NIH Bethesda (USA). He is the Author of almost 400 papers and reviews in the most important journals (JCO, NEJM, Lancet Oncology, PNAS, Gastroenterology, GUT) in the fields of Gastroenterology and Oncology, affiliated to the main International Scientific Associations as: AACR, AGA APA ASCO, UEG EPC.)