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MedRad Forum 2015
Posted 23rd December 2014

In 2015, the inaugural MedRad Forum will be launched at the Menzies Hotel on Saturday 14 March. The concept behind this forum is to encourage practitioners undertaking research to present their material and findings to their peers. As it becomes more challenging to attend the plethora of CPD events on the calendar, the MedRad Forum seeks to encourage researchers to present and have the ability to share their research on a wider scale. There are many medical imaging and radiation therapy practitioners that are involved in quality research initiatives which have direct benefits for the patients attending for imaging and treatment. This forum will also encourage sharing and collaboration between clinical centres.

This forum will demonstrate research from practitioners at all stages of their career, commencing from those studying at university all the way to research that will benefit patients and professionals alike. The Agfa Healthcare Diagnostic Poster Prize winners will present on their topic Paediatric Foreign Body Aspiration Matrix. Jenna Dean will be discussing how her centre undertook clinical implementation of inverse-planned tangential breast IMRT, whilst Karolina Soprun will discuss the feasibility of using fiducial markers in current radiotherapy practice in patients with prostate cancer - a systematic review. From an education perspective, Pete Bridge and his co-authors will be discussing the results of a census of radiotherapy practice in Australia.

These just a few of the topics being showcased at this forum, with many more topics on a variety of clinical practice and research of interest in the Medical Radiation Science space. Much of the research being presented represents the exciting potential of the future and how the MRS community can adapt these ideas into daily practice.  

For more information and to register, click here.

Diagnostic Imaging Post-Graduate and SPP Scholarships 2015
Posted 22nd December 2014

The Australian Department of Health are continuing to fund the Diagnostic Imaging Post-Graduate Scholarship and the Diagnostic Imaging SPP Scholarship for the duration of the 2015 year. We would encourage all practitioners studying in rural and remote environments and SPP candidates working in rural and remote environments to submit an application for this funding when applications open on 29 December 2014. 

Please review the guidance and forms available at http://www.air.asn.au/dierrws.php.

Annual General Meeting 2015: Notice of Meeting
Posted 22nd December 2014

Notice is hereby given that the 66th Annual General Meeting of the Australian Institute of Radiography will be held at the Menzies Hotel, Sydney, on Saturday 14 March 2015 commencing at 2.00pm.

Proxy forms must be in the hands of the Chief Executive not less than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the AGM.

To view the agenda and proxy forms, please click here.

AIR National Office - Closed afternoon of Friday 19 Dec
Posted 19th December 2014


The AIR National Office will be closed on Friday 19 December from 12.30pm for our staff Christmas lunch. Any queries will be responded to on Monday 22 December 2014.

Merry Christmas!

Notice to SPP Supervisors and Graduates
Posted 11th December 2014


We are currently investigating some technical issues in relation to the SPP review submission process on the AIR website.

The AIR understands the urgency of this matter and we are investigating the issues as a high priority.

Please be assured that we are working to ensure that the technical problems are resolved as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you have any further queries or concerns, please send an email to spp@air.asn.au.

Expressions of Interest: Become a member of the Advanced Practice Advisory Panel
Posted 11th December 2014


An invitation is extended for a new member to apply to join the Advanced Practice Advisory Panel of the AIR.

Nominees should possess a strong interest in the continuum of competency open to practitioners, with an emphasis on advanced practice. The invitation is open to members currently engaged in academic practice. One vacancy currently exists.

Interested applicants for the APAP position will need to address the following criteria;

• Current financial member of the Australian Institute of Radiography
• Extensive academic experience in Australian Medical Imaging 
• Demonstrable interest, knowledge or experience in advanced practice
• Available to travel to Melbourne up to twice per year 
• Strong communication skills
• Reliability and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

This is a Board appointment and written applications with a current CV should be submitted no later than COB on Friday 30 January 2015 addressed to:

Chief Executive  – Confidential APAP appointment
Australian Institute of Radiography
PO Box 16234
Collins Street West  Vic  8007

Or email addressed to the Chief Executive: david.collier@air.asn.au
(submissions must be in Word format as an attachment)

AIR National Office - Christmas/New Year Opening Hours 2014
Posted 10th December 2014


The AIR national office will close at 12.30pm on Wednesday 24 December and reopen for normal business on Monday 5 January 2015.

Fax, voicemail and email messages communicated to the office during the course of the holiday break will be responded to in early January.

Best wishes from the team at the AIR.

Radiation Therapy Trainer, Can Tho, Vietnam - Australian Aid Volunteer Assignment
Posted 8th December 2014

Are you looking for a challenge? A 7-month volunteer assignment for a Radiation Therapist Trainer within Can Tho Oncology hospital, Vietnam is now available, supported by AVID (Australian Volunteers for International Development).

Please note the closing date for applications is now 21 December 2014.

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience an exciting new country, develop your skills in education and training, and share your skills to make a difference where it is really needed. Read more here, and view more information in the brochure and job description