Radiologists and radiation oncologists to gather in Auckland for RANZCR ASM


Radiologists and radiation oncologists to gather in Auckland for RANZCR ASM

Media release from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Around 1,000 radiologists and radiation oncologists from around Australia, New Zealand and beyond will gather in Auckland this week for The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists’ (RANZCR) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Held at SkyCity Convention Centre from 17-20 October, the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting will reflect on the latest research in clinical radiology and radiation oncology, and explore emerging issues for the professions including the deployment and use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools.

RANZCR 2019 ASM highlights include:

Dr Michelle S Ginsburg – Keynote speaker. Based at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr Ginsburg’s research focuses on detection, characterisation and measurement of thoracic malignancies and improving techniques to assess tumour response.

Dr Andrew J Grainger – Keynote speaker. Dr Grainger works closely with a team of musculoskeletal radiologists providing MSK imaging services. He has a particular interest in sports imaging and imaging arthritis.

Dr David Panicek – Keynote speaker. Dr Panicek will share his expertise in oncologic imaging, with a focus on musculoskeletal tumours.

Dr David Sacks – Keynote speaker. Interventional Radiologist, Dr David Sacks, has authored and co-authored over 120 scientific publications and book chapters, and is committed to the education of physicians offering interventional stroke care.

Dr Paula Woodward – Keynote speaker. Dr Paula Woodward’s clinical and research focus is pelvic and foetal imaging.

Dr David Beyer – Keynote speaker. Dr Beyer has published more than 40 peer reviewed articles on cancer treatments and guideline development with an emphasis on prostate cancer. He has been actively involved in cancer care policy development throughout the past decade of health care reform.

Dr Drew Moghanaki – Keynote speaker. Radiation oncologist and clinical investigator within the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Dr Moghanaki focuses on lung cancer research and implementation.

Prof Arjun Sahgal – Keynote speaker. Prof Sahgal is an international clinical and research leader in the field of high precision stereotactic radiation to the brain and spine for both metastases and primary tumors.

The program also features the annual Targeting Cancer Fun Run which aims to raise awareness of radiation therapy as a highly effective, safe and underused
cancer treatment. Almost 100 people will hit the pavements around the Viaduct Basin for the Fun Run, sponsored by GenesisCare, on Saturday 19 October.

For more information visit the RANZCR 2019 ASM website and explore the program.
You can follow the conference on Twitter: @RANZCRCollege #RANZCR2019