Convenor Invitation

Clinical Radiology Convenor Invitation

Dear Colleagues, 

On behalf of the New Zealand Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, and The New Zealand Radiology Education Trust we would like to invite you to the 2018 New Zealand Branch Meeting. This year we are returning to the Millennium Hotel, Queenstown. We hope you will feel inspired by the natural beauty and unique energy of the Queenstown region, creating the perfect backdrop for our annual meeting. 

Queenstown 2018 features outstanding international speakers providing topical discussion and education on topics that will interest generalists and sub specialists alike. We have a programme that combines education and illustrative case review, presented by approachable and pragmatic experts who are at the top of their fields. 

Dr Claude Sirlin will explain and demonstrate LI-RADs, demystify the diagnosis of liver lesions, and provide pragmatic advice on optimising your imaging techniques. 

Dr Howard Rowley will cover acute stroke imaging, neurological trauma, review current controversies such as gadolinium deposition, and capture the interest of all radiologists regardless of sub specialty with a fascinating range of useful cases. 

Dr Kirsten Gormly will outline the importance of a structured approach in oncology reporting, inspire you to perceive the peritoneum, and review female pelvis cases involving procedures and mesh. 

We also acknowledge and thank our industry partners for their incredibly valuable and continued support, which ensures the success of the New Zealand Branch Meetings. We look forward to seeing you in Queenstown. 

Drs Justin Hegarty and Adrian Balasingam


Radiation Oncology Convenor Invitation

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Sponsors, 

It is our pleasure to extend to you a warm invitation to attend the 2018 New Zealand Branch ASM. This will be held in the stunning location of Queenstown from 3-5 August. The educational programme commences on Saturday morning and wraps up at lunchtime on Sunday. 

The theme for the radiation oncology meeting this year is “Riding the Silver Wave”, with a focus on geriatric oncology. The term “silver tsunami” has been used to describe the ageing population and its impact, especially on health and economies globally. Are we ready for this and how do we prepare? 

We will explore this with speakers from geriatrics and radiation oncology, and examine how we can develop collaborative care approaches for this population group. Progressing from this meeting we aim to establish the Geriatric Oncology Network of New Zealand (GOoNNZ), and would value your input in developing this. 

Our keynote speaker this year is Dr Farzan Siddiqui, Senior Staff Physician and Director of Head & Neck Oncology Department of Radiation Oncology Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, USA. 

As always the Gala dinner promises to be a highlight of the meeting, with an Apres Ski theme. We are also arranging a networking event on the Friday night for those who are arriving early, details to follow. 

We look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring and enjoyable programme in spectacular, vibrant Queenstown. 

Drs Ziad Thotathil and Nichola Naidoo