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


Lancet Article by Dr Bill Clark

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pride that I announce the publication of Bill Clark’s Vertebropasty trial in The Lancet. Bill presented his study, one of the best designed randomised controlled trials on vertebroplasty in acute painful vertebral compression fractures, at CIRSE last week to a packed audience. This trial now provides Level 1 evidence for the efficacy of vertebroplasty for this indication, refuting some very negative press the procedure had received in recent years. The IRSA Executive and indeed the entire body of IRSA membership extend our warmest congratulations to Bill and his co-workers on this outstanding achievement. 

Lancet Article by Dr Bill Clark on Vertebroplasty

John Vrazas

IRSA President




IRSA Gold Medal Award 2016

IRSA is pleased to announce Associate Professor Kevin Bell is the 2016 recipient of the IRSA Gold Medal.

Kevin was  the President of IRSA for 7 years from 2000 at a time of considerable change and he helped lay the groundwork for the further development of our Society as we know it today.

He studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne and trained in Radiology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, completing his study in 1971.

Kevin became very active in Radiology affairs and he took a key role in the Economic Standing Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists.  He became an advisor to the Victorian Government and the Commonwealth Government Departments of Health as they moved to establish the Medicare Schedule and develop fees for ultrasound, CT and later MRI.

Kevin was instrumental in establishment of DSA fees, operating theatre fees for Interventional Radiology (IR) procedures, and prosthetic fees for IR procedures.

Read more: IRSA Gold Medal Award 2016