Inaugural Prostate Artery Embolisation Workshop

The inaugural Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) Workshop was held during the weekend of 18th-19th March 2017 in Brisbane at the St Andrews War Memorial Hospital. This event was a conjoined effort between Unitingcare Medical Imaging, Brisbane, The Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, and IRSA. The workshop was heavily oversubscribed and very successful, attracting IRs, nurses and radiographers of all ages and skill levels from around Australia and New Zealand. This controversial ground-breaking procedure was demonstrated and outlined in a considered, collaborative and highly ethical manner by a dedicated group of speakers which included IRs, a radiographer and a urologist.

Incorporating focused lectures, discussion sessions and live cases, the workshop provided an outstanding professional educational experience, which should serve as a model for future workshops of its kind. Co-conveners Dr. Nick Brown, Dr. Duncan Walker and Dr. Glen Schlaphoff enthusiastically delivered a CPD experience, which was highly acclaimed by attendees, and a second workshop is planned for September 2017.

IRSA would like to congratulate all involved.

IRs interested in being involved in the ongoing clinical trials should contact

Dr. Nick Brown at:  nibrown@tpg.com.au

IRSA supports this vitally important collaborative activity for all IR procedures and collection of data for research is critical for the advancement of our specialty

John Vrazas

IRSA President