On awarding the Gold Medal, the Executive acknowledged Professor Buckenham’s commitment to IRSA over the past 15 years, as a long-term member, committee member, President (2013-2015) and convenor of numerous Annual Scientific Meetings for the society.

Professor Buckenham’s achievements as President included fostering the CIRSE/IRSA relationship which saw the introduction of The European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) for Australasian IRs. This has acted as a significant catalyst for specialist recognition of the profession.

IRSA thanks Professor Buckenham for his outstanding contributions to IRSA and more broadly to IR.