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

IRSA Registrar Presentation Award 2016

Following the Annual Scientific Meeting in Queenstown, the IRSA Executive would like to congratulate the winners of the IRSA Registrar Presentation prize in 2016

The joint winners are Dr Sherry Wang, Alfred Hospital, for the presentation: Occupational radiation exposure to the lens of the eye in interventional radiology, and Drs Chris-Tin Cheng, and Bianca Lenffer, also from the Alfred Hospital for their presentation: A Single centre comparative study of the ALN, Cook Celect and Cook Celect Platinum vena cava filters.







The APSCVIR 2018 website is now live  http://apscvir.com/

On the site, you will 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.

Dr Richard Waugh

IRSA would like to congratulate IRSA member Dr Richard Waugh from NSW, on being awarded an Order of the Australia Medal for his service to Radiology and Interventional Radiology as a practioner and educator.