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Lectured at Advanced Tumour Ablation Workshop – Melbourne

Last weekend I made a brief overnight trip to Melbourne for the Advanced Ablation Workshop arranged by Getz Medical/Angiodynamics. This was a day long workshop with lectures from IR experts across Australia and New Zealand on advances and nuances in tumour ablation. Ablation of tumours is a minimally invasive form of “pinhole surgery” where needle(s)…

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Liver Cancer Advisory Board – TACE for hepatocellular carcinoma

I had the pleasure of participating in an Australian expert panel on TACE for HCC. Guebert are the manufacturers of lipiodol which is the poppy seed oil based dye which is used for conventional TACE, especially in Asian countries and Australia. TACE is the treatment of choice for patient with HCC which is not amenable to…

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Liver Tumour Treatment: TACE masterclass in Seoul, Korea

Late March I had the distinct pleasure of attending Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), along with five other Australian IRs to learn from the incredible experience of the SNUH interventional radiology team headed by Prof Jin Wook Chung. I am grateful to Guerbet for making the workshop possible. TACE for hepatocellular carcinoma is one of…

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Return to Australia and election into IRSA executive

It feels good to return to my Australian hospital roles after a stimulating and refreshing break overseas. Having spent time with some luminaries in my field overseas, I’m inspired to apply the pointers I’ve learnt to my practice in Sydney. It’s also nice to be home after a long time based out of a couple…

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Recipient of Thomas Baker Travelling Scholarship

I’m pleased to announce that I am the recipient of a scholarship by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists! The scholarship is intended to support consultant radiologists to undergo further overseas training beyond fellowship level. I have been planning a sabbatical period overseas regardless, to coincide with my wife’s fellowship. The idea is…

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Prostate Embolisation Workshop, Buccharest Romania Oct 2016

I had the pleasure of attending an intensive workshop and 5 live cases of transradial prostatic artery embolisation with Hugo Rio Tinto (no relationship with the mining company). Hugo is a world authority on prostate artery embolisation and this was a great opportunity to discuss the details of the technique and then see that translated…

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Awarded European Board of Interventional Radiology Certification!

I’m happy (and slightly relieved) to announce that I successfully passed the European Board examinations for Interventional Radiologists. The exam is designed to assess practicing interventional radiology specialists who are a few years post fellowship, as a tool to certify their expertise and experience. I felt that it was a step forward to introduce further…

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RPA 6th Annual Pancreatico-biliary Meeting

The 6th Annual Cook Medical RPA Pancreatic-Biliary meeting was held on the 15th and 16th of November at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. This annual meeting attracts gastroenterologists, upper GI surgeons, interventional radiologist, nurses and technicians from all over Australia. I have been involved helping to organise the meeting from an interventional radiology point of view…

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