Welcome to the 2015 ANZSNR Meeting

The ANZSNR 2015 Diagnostic Neuroradiology refresher course takes place this weekend 21st and 22nd March at the Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne. Currently we have over 200 registrants. 

The 2015 meeting marks a change for ANZSNR. Our traditional annual meeting is a two or three day event with a “scientific” focus - the ANZSNR Annual Scientific Meeting. In 2011 we appended a didactic course to our Canberra ASM, with Ric Harnsberger as key speaker. The course was very popular and well attended, and since then we have been looking to do something similar. Last year the ANZSNR Council resolved to include more ‘educational’ meetings in the ANZSNR Calendar. The ANZSNR 2015 Diagnostic Neuroradiology refresher course is the first of these. Later this year the ANZSNR will host the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology meeting at the Gold Coast Convention Centre (WFITN) and next year we will host an didactic teaching course for Head and Neck Radiology.

We hoped that this meeting would appeal in particular to radiologists with an interest in diagnostic neuroradiology and registrars in training. We have an outstanding team of ANZ and international presenters. The lecture material is up to date and relevant, and each lecture should highlight a number of useful ‘take home points’. In addition, we have been fortunate to collaborate with the highly popular Radiopaedia team in bringing several case based interactive sessions to the meeting. We have  produced an accompanying Radiopaedia/ANZSNR 2015 iOS app just for this meeting, so that you may keep all of the case material for later review.

My thanks go to Pramit Phal as our principal convenor, ably abetted by Peter Mitchell; thanks to all of our generous sponsors, and thanks to NC Events for organising this meeting.

Prof Alan Coulthard
President, ANZSNR