Welcome to The Australian and New Zealand Society for Paediatric Radiology Special Interest Group. (ANZSPR)
The Australian and New Zealand Society for Paediatric Radiology is a professional society for doctors with an interest in the medical imaging of children in Australia, New Zealand and neighbouring countries.
The society’s previous name was the Australasian Society for Paediatric Imaging (ASPI). The Society was formed over 20 years ago.
Members include general radiologists who have an interest in paediatric imaging and specialist paediatric radiologists who have obtained additional training in the specialty and primarily see children in their day to day practice. There are members of ANZSPR in the imaging departments of childrens hospitals, general hospital and private practices throughout the region. The society promotes high quality, low radiation imaging in children in a child friendly manner.
The major activity of the Society is our annual scientific meeting by tradition held the week after the annual scientific meeting of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).
The latest edition of the ANZSPR Newsletter is now available! Please click here to download.
2014 - ANZSPR Annual Scientific Meeting
The Australian and New Zealand Society for Paediatric Radiology held their Annual Scientific Meeting on 7-10 September 2014, in Queenscliff, Victoria. The meeting was combined with Asian and Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology (AOSPR). The theme was ENT, Fetal and Chest Imaging in the Paediatric patient
- Edward Lee (Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Specialty: Chest)
- Richard Barth (Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Specialty: Prenatal imaging)
- Amy Fan-Yee Juliano ( Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Harvard Medical School, Specialty: ENT)
- Avrum Pollock (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Speciality: Prenatal imaging)
- Bernard Laya (Philippines, Speciality: Chest)
ANZSPR Chair: Dr Russell Metcalfe (Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland)
ANZSPR Treasurer: Dr Padma Rao (Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne)
ANZSPR Secretary: Prof Michael Ditchfield (Monash Children's Hospital, Monash Health and Monash University, Melbourne)
Dr Helen Bird (Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland)
Dr Jean Murdoch (Wellington Hospital, Wellington)
Dr Peter Shipman (Perth Radiological Clinic, Perth)
Secretariat Contact: Sarah Hall
Level 9, 51 Druitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
+ 61 2 9268 9752
ANZSPR Annual Scientific Meeting 2013 Report
ANZSPR Annual Scientific Meeting was held on Sunday 20th - Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Onetangi Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
As is usual this meeting follows the RANZCR ASM, but in a smaller venue more appropriate for our size. This year we had approximately 70 registrants from as far afield as Cincinnati Children’s in one direction and Perth in the other.
Waiheke Island, situated in the Hauraki Gulf is 17 km from downtown Auckland. It is renowned for its vineyards, food and beaches. Typical for New Zealand, we had 3 days of near perfect weather. Rumour suggests some even swam. The scientific programme was well received. Our keynote speakers, Professor Rita Teele formerly from Boston, and Associate Professor Caroline Robson currently from Boston Children’s, each gave several excellent presentations, complemented with an enthusiastic local faculty, demonstrating the excellent Paediatric radiology talent we have across Australia and New Zealand.
A session on non accidental injury, including talks from a child protection paediatrician and crown prosecutor was well received and engendered hot debate. Following on from this we have a commitment to develop an Australasian guideline for the investigation of NAI as part of our college SIG activities. The scientific component included several excellent talks and poster presentations from trainees. Dr Lily Wang a fellow from Cincinnati Children’s won the prize for her excellent poster on “The radiographic manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis”. The social events included an excellent wine tasting from a leading New Zealand vintner, Brent Marris (The Ned and Marisco labels) as well as a fantastic dinner at a vineyard overlooking the pacific.
Dr Russell Metcalfe
Star ship Children’s Hospital
ANZSPR 2013 Convener