Radiological Societies

Listed here are a number of the Radiological Societies related to Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Disease, with which BSGAR has forged links. Under each heading you will find a short description of the society, links to their website and contact details where available. To shortcut to a particular society please click on the relevant Society from the Contents list.

The BSGAR Liaison Officer, Huw Roach, coordinates the liaison between BSGAR and these societies, including developing any contribution from BSGAR to the scientific programme for the Societies' annual meetings.  News from each society which may be of interest to BSGAR members will be communicated via the Members Forum and the News section of the BSGAR website.

Contents

  1. European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR)
  2. British Society of Urogenital Radiology (BSUR)
  3. British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR)
  4. Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)
  5. Society of Gastrointestinal Intervention (SGI)
  6. Society of Radiologists in Training (SRT)
  7. Gastrointestinal Radiographers Special Interest Group (GIRSIG)

European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR)

The European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) is a not-for-profit, educational and scientific organisation founded by radiologists working in close association with gastroenterologists, hepatologists, abdominal surgeons, pathologists, and other allied specialists. Its members have a special interest in the imaging and treatment of patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and associated abdominal organs. The Society was founded in 1989 and was initially named "The European Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists". The current name was adopted by the Society in 1994. As a European Subspecialty Society, ESGAR is an institutional member of the European Society of Radiology (ESR).

ESGAR holds an annual meeting in a different European country each year. The Postgraduate Course covers a specific topic each year but all annual meetings are devoted to the main theme of "Abdominal Imaging and Intervention". The meetings consist of invited educational lectures, workshops, scientific presentations and satellite symposia structured in conjunction with ESGAR's industrial partners.

ESGAR promotes teaching across Europe in specific aspects of its discipline by means of peripatetic hands-on workshops with a high teacher to student ratio. Currently ESGAR runs the following hands-on workshops:

  • CT Colonography (CTC)
  • image-guided ablation (IGA)
  • liver imaging
  • pancreatic imaging

Details of the ESGAR annual meeting and workshops can be found in the courses section of the BSGAR website or via the ESGAR website: www.esgar.org

ESGAR Contact details:Neutorgasse 9
A-1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 535 89 27
Fax: +43 1 535 70 37
E-Mail: office@esgar.org

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British Society of Urogenital Radiology (BSUR)

www.bsur.org.uk

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British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR)

The BSIR is a charitable foundation founded to promote and develop the practice of Interventional Radiology.

www.bsir.org

Contact details are:

BSIR Conference Office
PO Box 2769
Bearsden
Glasgow, G61 4WR

office@bsir.org

BSIR holds an annual meeting.

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Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)

The Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) was formed by the merger of two esteemed societies – the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists (SGR) and the Society of Uroradiology (SUR).

www.abdominalradiology.org

Abdominal Imaging is the official journal of the SAR


 

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Society of Gastrointestinal Intervention (SGI)

The Society of Gastrointestinal Intervention establishes a comprehensive GI Intervention Network between endoscopists, interventional radiologists and gastrointestinal surgeons for multidisciplinary collaboration and interaction. It aims to share technological innovations and foster future specialists.

www.sgiw.org

Gastrointestinal Intervention is the official journal of the SGI.

The SGI holds an annual meeting in Seoul each October.

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Society of Radiologists in Training (SRT)

The Society of Radiologists in Training is run by radiology trainees specifically to promote radiology training and education in the UK. Their online forum is open to all those interested in issues relating to radiology training and education in the UK, including all current specialist registrars, those involved with radiology training, and clinicians considering radiology as a career.

www.thesrt.co.uk

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Gastrointestinal Radiographers Special Interest Group (GIRSIG)

The Gastrointestinal Radiographers Special Interest Group was formed in 1998 to support GI specialist radiographers undertaking GI related fluoroscopic procedures and endoscopic examinations as well. GIRSIG consists of regional groups who meet at regular intervals. The GIRSIG National Committee organizes and runs a national weekend conference every two years.

www.girsig.org.uk

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