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1602, 2021

IRSA Gold Medal Award

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We are pleased to advise that we are currently accepting nominations for the IRSA Gold Medal Award. The IRSA Gold Medal is the highest accolade to be awarded by the Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia (IRSA). The Executive, at their discretion, may award the Gold Medal to any person who has rendered outstanding service or benefactions to the development, teaching, or practice of interventional radiology in Australasia and/or New Zealand. The award shall be determined by the IRSA Executive.

902, 2021

Young IR registration sponsorship – APSCVIR 2021

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APSCVIR will be offering Young IR registration sponsorship for up to 100 eligible candidates on “a first come first served basis”. EC members can recommended Young IR members to register and submit their abstracts as soon as possible.

1401, 2021

Complimentary APSCVIR registration – first 20 IRSA Members

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For the launch of their first ever Virtual APSCVIR ASM to be held 26-28 February 2021, APSCVIR is offering 20 complimentary registrations to IRSA members. Complimentary registration will be offered to interested members on a first come, first serve basis so we encourage you to please register your interest to avoid missing out.

2212, 2020

Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Consensus Statement

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The Australian recommendations for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma were developed by more than sixty expert clinicians with the principle aim of improving the standard of care provided to patients suffering with this condition in Australia. This online, unabridged version of the recommendations provides detailed background information including technical notes.

2611, 2020

2021 – IRSA ASM Announced

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The IRSA Executive along with the 2021 ASM Convenors are pleased to announce the 2021 ASM will take place between 29 June 2021 to 1 July 2021 on the Gold Coast.

1808, 2020

GEST Meets Virtual 2020 – Register for Complimentary Access

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Through the years, GEST has been notorious for delivering groundbreaking education and innovation in embolization. GEST Meets Virtual 2020 is offering complimentary* access to the live sessions on September 4-6, 2020. There are 21 additional on-demand embolization sessions available at a fee for a chance to earn up to 52.25 CME credits! *Attendees claiming CME credits for the live sessions will be charged a fee. 

1007, 2020

Public Summary Document Application No. 1466 – Decision

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In 2016, IRSA applied to MSAC to restore public funding for a selected patient group likely to benefit from early vertebroplasty. The application was based on the VAPOUR trial. We are pleased to announce MSAC has supported the application for the patient subgroup in the VAPOUR trial who showed greatest benefit from vertebroplasty. The decision is published on the MSAC website as a Public Summary Document (PSD).

1805, 2020

Road Map for Advancing IR and INR in Australia and New Zealand

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In March 2019, the Interventional Radiology Committee released a white paper on Interventional Radiology for consultation to College members and other key stakeholders. The document was developed with the purpose of informing the College membership and stakeholder groups of the current and long-term positioning of IR and INR in Australia and New Zealand.

1405, 2020

EOI Open -RANZCR IR and INR Training Pathway

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Expressions of interest are being called for clinical radiology Fellows to join the Interventional Radiology (IR) and Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) Training Pathway Group. IRSA Members are encouraged to apply.

204, 2020

CIRSE-COVID-19 Resource Centre

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The CIRSE publications department have put together a range of useful links and resources for reference during the COVID-19 crisis.

2703, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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2020 ASM Cancellation and New Zealand sitting of EBIR 2020 The IRSA Executive have been carefully monitoring advice provided by both Australian and New Zealand Government officials regarding public gatherings in light of the COVID-19 virus. With the introduction of strict regulations around travel and public gatherings in general, it is with the best interest of public health in mind that we have made the [...]

2508, 2019

Consensus Guidelines on anticoagulants in IR

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IRSA would like to highlight the recent update on the consensus guidelines on anticoagulants in interventional radiology published in JVIR. These are excellent and comprehensive reviews to help guide practice relevant to all IR's. Davidson JC et al. (2019). Society of Interventional Radiology Consensus Guidelines for the Periprocedural Management of Thrombotic and Bleeding Risk in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Image-Guided Interventions-Part I: Review of Anticoagulation Agents and Clinical Considerations. Journal [...]

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