2010 ASM AAFITN/ANZSNR Melbourne


  • Crown Promenade Hotel 8 Whiteman St Southbank, VIC, 3006 Australia

The 2010 Meeting in Melbourne was held jointly with the Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology. Download the meeting programme.

From the ANZSNR 2010 Newsletter:
The joint 19th ANSZNR and 9th AAFITN meeting was held at the Crown Promenade Hotelin Melbourne from 22-25 April 2010. It was the first time that the AAFITN meeting had been held in Australia and New Zealand. There were a total of over 600 delegates including more than 40 invited speakers for both meetings from 15 neighbouring countries in the Asia Pacific region. The ANZSNR member speakers formed a significant part of the faculty. Although the days were long, the delegates had very positive response to the various lectures and the meeting as a whole. The case discussion sessions were a highlight. The volcanic ash in Europe resulted in last minute rearrangement of the programme, but all the keynote speakers made it to Melbourne except for Prof Moret who was very ably replaced by Prof Spelle who happened to be in China at the time! The ANZSNR component of the combined meeting witnessed excellent presentations from the local and international faculty. It was touch and go if Prof. Casselman would make it through the volcanic ash, but he did with 12 hours to spare! As a last minute back up we invited Prof. Jiraporn Laothamatas from Bangkok and she gave 2 very interesting and, at times, amusing talks. 

The ANZSNR presentations were predominantly diagnostic but the joint meeting with AAFITN was a good opportunity for non-interventionalists to obtain a greater understanding of neurovascular disease processes and management.
The Crown Promenade was a superb venue for the meeting with the vendor exhibits just outside the main lecture theatre. The vendor lunchtime symposiums were a sellout, and the
vendors' response was very positive. Crown put on 2 very good dinners. This combined meeting promoted awareness and highlighted the practice and the world class scientific achievements of our neighbours in the field of Interventional Neuroradiology. It will help collaboration in this field between ANZSNR and our neighbouring Asian INR Societies.
All in all, it was a great success. The ANZSNR secretariat, Helen and Sue who so ably organised the meeting are to be highly
congratulated.

Peter Mitchell
Secretary General