ISMRT Australian National Chapter

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Upcoming Event:

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Australia & New Zealand Chapters 2022 Annual Meeting
12-13 November 2022
ICC, Sydney, NSW, Australia

About the ISMRT Australian National Chapter
(formerly part of the SMRT ANZ Chapter)

Australia is a vast continent with a sparse population and few MRI machines per capita, located mainly in the capital cities. Despite this, MRI radiographers in Australia have always been keen advocates of and participants in MRI education.

The first MRI users group in Victoria, Australia, was held in 1995, a 2 day event at a restaurant and winery, with an international speaker sponsored by one of the MRI vendors. Since then, 14 annual 2 day ISMRT ANC meetings have been held, rotating locations on the east coast of Australia and in Auckland, New Zealand. We have between 250-400 people at these meetings and they have been sponsored by the major MRI and contrast vendors in Australia, to enable us to engage high quality international and local speakers.

ISMRT ANC now has 9 divisions in the chapter. Each division has between 1-4 local meetings per year. We began meeting formally as a committee with the division representatives, president, secretary and treasurer in 2018 and are in the process of formulating a strategic plan for future educational opportunities such as virtual meetings. We also engaged a professional conference organiser in 2018, to enable us to concentrate on the educational content of the annual meeting and present other educational opportunities for members in future.

Many ISMRT ANC committee members have served on the ISMRT policy board and as ISMRT presidents and other positions over the years. We hope to grow and continue to educate our MRI colleagues near and far in the future.

Executive Committee:

President (2022-2023)
Maila Hughes

Philips Australia / New Zealand
North Ryde, NSW
ismrt.anc.president@gmail.com

Past-President
Kate Negus

Barwon Medical Imaging
Geelong, VIC
ismrt.anc.pastpresident@gmail.com

Treasurer
Claire Mulcahy

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Melbourne, VIC
ismrt.anc.treasurer@gmail.com

Secretary
Barbara Pirgousis

South Australia Medical Imaging
North Adelaide, SA
ismrt.anc.secretary@gmail.com

Executive Member
Sheryl Foster

Westmead Hospital
Sydney, NSW
sheryl.foster@sydney.edu.au

Australian Divisions Committee:

Australian Capital Territory

Samantha Wilson

New South Wales

Stephanie Barone

Queensland

Mark Chapman

South Australia

Kylie Hood

Tasmania

Nicola Carusella

Western Australia

Larissa Williams

Australian/ANZ Past Presidents

Past President 2020-2021

Kate Negus

Past President 2018-2019

Kylie Walters

Past President 2016-2017

Sheryl Foster

Past President 2014-2015

Amanda Hunt

Past President 2012-2013

Glenn Cahoon

Past President 2010-2011

Kirsten Moffat

Past President 2008-2009

Michael Macilquham

Past President 2006-2007

Wendy Strugnell

Australia/New Zealand List Serve:
ANZ_SMRT@ismrm.org
(ISMRT ANZ members only)

Divisions

Past Events

2021 Victoria Division Local Virtual Meeting
Mastering MRI of the Abdomen
10 March 2021

Events before October 2020 were by the ANZ Chapter.

2020 New Zealand Divisions 3-Part Webinar Series
04 Jul, 01 Aug, 05 Sep 2020
Online

New Zealand Divisions Virtual Meeting
14 March 2020
Online

SMRT ANZ Chapter 14th Annual Meeting
14-15 September 2019
Adelaide, SA, Australia

SMRT ANZ Chapter 13th Annual Meeting
10-11 November 2018
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

SMRT ANZ Chapter 12th Annual Meeting
11–12 November 2017
Sydney, NSW, Australia

11th Annual Meeting of the SMRT ANZ Chapter
Recorded Oral Presentations Available to Meeting Registrants
12–13 November 2016
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

10th Annual Meeting of the SMRT ANZ Chapter
Recorded Oral Presentations Available to Meeting Registrants
14–15 November 2015
Auckland, New Zealand

9th Annual Meeting of the SMRT ANZ Chapter
Recorded Oral Presentations Available to Meeting Registrants
15 – 16 November 2014
Adelaide, Australia

8th Annual Meeting of the SMRT ANZ Chapter
Recorded Oral Presentations Available to Meeting Registrants
The 2013 President’s Regional Meeting
12 – 13 October 2013
Sydney, Australia
Supporters

SMRT 21st Annual Meeting: Celebrating a New Era in MR Education
Recorded Oral Presentations Available to Meeting Registrants and SMRT Members
In Collaboration with the 7th Annual SMRT ANZ Chapter Meeting
5-6 May 2012
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

6th Annual Meeting of the SMRT Australia/New Zealand Chapter
Recorded Oral Presentations Available to Meeting Registrants and SMRT Members
13 -14 August 2011
Brisbane, Australia

5th Annual Meeting of the SMRT ANZ Chapter
Recorded Oral Presentations Available to Meeting Registrants and SMRT Members
13-14 November 2010
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

4th Annual Meeting of the SMRT ANZ Chapter
7-8 November 2009
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia