A Message From Kirsten Gormly

After 3 years as Chair of ARGANZ, Dr Kirsten Gormly ended her term on 30th June.  Watch this short video to hear an update on ARGANZ, her views on the importance of collaboration and what new initiatives are underway.

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Update From Dr Kirsten Gormly from ARGANZ on Vimeo.

New Chair

Dr Tom SutherlandARGANZ is delighted to announce that A/Prof Tom Sutherland will commence as Chair of ARGANZ on 1st July 2020.

Tom is a radiologist at St Vincent's hospital in Melbourne, with particular interests in CTC, liver and urological imaging. He is actively involved in MSAC applications in these areas and is a strong advocate for abdomino-pelvic imaging.

CT Colonography during COVID-19

ARGANZ Statement

Background

Guidance has been sought on a unified position for the use of CT Colonography (CTC) in Australia and New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic.  On review of the limited evidence, a consensus has been reached among radiologists from the two countries.

It should be noted that the ANZ clinical scenario is currently different from those in other countries.  Also that the quoted evidence for risks associated with optical colonoscopy (OC) cannot be directly applied to CTC.

ARGANZ Online Learning

Missing The ARGANZ Meeting This Weekend?

Have a desire for some abdomino-pelvic learning?

The ARGANZ executive has some suggestions for you.

Preferably log in to the ARGANZ website first at www.arganz.org so the ARGANZ website links will take you directly to the relevant pages.

ARGANZ at SAR

There were 20 ANZ delegates at the recent SAR (Society of Abdominal Radiology) meeting in Hawaii. Dr Kirsten Gormly (SA) was an invited plenary speaker on rectal MRI and gave a workshop on peritoneal disease, and Dr Rajeev Jyoti (ACT) presented at a workshop on Prostate MR.

Kirsten took the opportunity to discuss future ARGANZ-SAR relations with the current and incoming SAR presidents, Jonathan Kruskal and Desiree Morgan and generally raise the profile of abdominal radiology in Australia & New Zealand.

COVID-19. 2020 Meeting Cancelled

ARGANZ 2020 CANCELLED

It is with regret that the ARGANZ executive has decided to cancel the 2020 ARGANZ meeting due to occur from the 27-29 March 2020 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia. 

Following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), travel restrictions are in place in a number of countries, and by employers both in Australia and New Zealand, affecting ARGANZ delegates and speakers.  We have been advised today that both of our International Speakers, Prof Valerie Vilgrain and Prof Giuseppe Brancatelli are also now under travel restrictions and are unable to attend.

ESGAR 2019

A number of Australians and New Zealanders attended this years ESGAR meeting in Rome.  Current Chair Kirsten Gormly and executive member Jessica Yang hosted an ARGANZ at ESGAR dinner and spoke at the meeting.  It was wonderful to see so many 'locals' and gather ideas on ways ARGANZ may be able to connect with its members. Congratulations to Dr Edwin Ho from Sydney for his poster winning an ESGAR award. 2018 Mendelson Research Prize winner Dr Danielle Richmond from Melbourne enjoyed her free trip (click on the images to see full-sized images and slideshow)

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