IRSA 2017 Election results

IRSA 2017 Election results

The following candidates were elected to the 2017-2019 IRSA executive at the recent IRSA

executive committee elections held at the 2017 ASM in Port Douglas: 

President: Dr Gerard Goh

Treasurer: Dr Gabriel Lau

Secretary: Dr Christopher Rogan

Dr John Vrazas continues on the executive committee as past-president


Prostate Artery Embolisation Workshop

Date announced for 2nd course on Prostate Artery Embolisation

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017

Liverpool Hospital

For further information click here


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






IRSA Registrar Conference 2017

IRSA Registrar Conference 2017, Liverpool Hospital

The dates for the IRSA Registrar weekend have been confirmed.

The Meeting will take place on the 3rd and 4th June at the Liverpool Hospital, NSW.

Registrars will be nominated by Heads of Dept, Directors of Training, so please register your interest to attend.  


Prostate Artery Embolisation Workshop

Two day course on prostate artery embolisation

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017

Wesley Medical Research,  Level 8 East Wing,  Wesley Hospital,

30 Chasely St, Auchenflower, 4066 Brisbane.

For further information and registration form click here

PAE Workshop online Registration web form