AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF NEURORADIOLOGY
SUMMARY OF INAUGURAL MEETING HELD IN THE GREVILLEA ROOM AT THE ROYAL PINES RESORT, QUEENSLAND
AT 12.30PM ON SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER 1992
The meeting was attended by approximately 30 Fellows and Education Affiliates of the RACR. The proposal to establish the Society was explained by Professor Sage and there was general agreement that it was appropriate to establish such a Society at this time. A draft constitution had been circulated prior to the meeting to several individuals. At this early stage it was agreed that the constitution should only act as providing guidelines and a firm constitution and full committee was not required at this stage.
After discussion, the following guidelines were established by the meeting:
1. For the first three years. Professor Sage will act as Chairman of the Society. A Committee consisting of one individual nominated by each Department with an accredited training programme in radiology would be established to provide guidance to the Chairman and feedback to members.
2. In order to maintain a close association with the RACR, membership would only be available to Fellows and Education Affiliates of the RACR.
All Fellows and Education Affiliates of the RACR will be invited to become a member of the Society by paying a subscription of $5 per year.
3. Meetings of the Society may be held on the day preceding the Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the RACR. The scientific content of such meetings would be informal and would not compete with the scientific programme of the RACR. The Annual Dinner of the Society could be held on the evening preceding the Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the RACR.
4. A suggested theme for the meeting to be held in 1993 was Interventional Neuroradiology. The Chairman would write to each centre with a significant interventional neuroradiology programme and ask them to participate in order to involve others .There was enthusiastic support for the proposal to have a case report session
during which individuals would be encouraged to present brief case reports of neuroradiological interest.
5. In the future. the Society was encouraged to pursue the possibility of joint meetings with other groups, such as the Neurosurgical Society of Australia.