Interventional Radiology White Paper

Dear IRSA members,

The college has recently released an Interventional Radiology white paper for consultation link here

This is an important document as this details the college’s plans for IR moving forwards in Australia and New Zealand.

IRSA encourages members to read the document and to provide feedback either to the college directly, IRSA or both.  

The IRSA executive will be formulating a response to the white paper in due course.

Kind regards,

Gerard Goh

IRSA president

Important information regarding Drug eluting Technology

Paclitaxel coated balloons IRSA Statement


IRSA would like to draw members attention to a recently published meta-analysis on paclitaxel drug coated balloons, which has raised some controversy in the use of these devices.
See the full article here

Our partner Organisation, CIRSE, has issued a statement, which was sent to all IRSA members. The situation is evolving and IRSA will keep members informed of any developments as they arise.

Link ro CIRSE statement here

John Vrazas
Tim Buckenham


IRSA are pleased to announce the release of the exciting preliminary program for the 2019 Annual Scientific meeting in Uluru.

2019 IRSA Preliminary Scientific Program

The meeting will commence on Tuesday 9th July following the EBIR exams on the 8th/9th. The meeting concludes on Thursday 11th July.

Accommodation is limited so we would encourage all members to register as soon as possible.   

IR Trainee Support Programme 2019 – Attend CIRSE 2019 for free

CIRSE invites all young IRs, who have completed their undergraduate medical degree not later than 8 years ago and are currently in postgraduate training, to attend CIRSE 2019 free of charge. In order for a trainee/resident to be eligible to apply for this support programme, he/she has to submit an abstract as a first or presenting author for CIRSE 2019 by February 11.

 Further information here

EBIR 2019 Uluru

The EBIR exams will be held on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July, at the Wanari Rooms,Uluru Meeting Place, Ayers Rock. A reminder that early bird closing for the exams is on 28th February 2019.

EBIR entry requirements and application