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

APSCVIR 2018 Live

APSCVIR 2018 Website now live! 


On the site, you'll find timelines for various conference related events including regular updates on the scientific programme, invited faculty, registration details and abstract submission. The organising committee look forward to welcoming you to APSCVIR 2018 in Auckland for what promises to be an outstanding event.

Database for IR Fellows/Advanced trainees

Dear IRSA members

This year IRSA created an inaugural database of the IR fellows/advanced trainees in Australia and New Zealand. This gave us a snapshot of the future generation of IRs and allowed IRSA to invite

fellows to several workshops. These workshops were received well and highly praised. We would like to make sure all IR fellows/advanced trainees for 2017 have an opportunity to be invited. 

IRSA would like to request members to forward the contact details (such as an email address) of their future IR fellows/advanced trainees for 2017 if they have any.

Please forward details to hilary.baldwin@ranzcr.edu.au by 2nd December 2017.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr Gerard Goh  

IRSA secretary

Chief Examiner EBIR Aus/NZ