23rd Annual Scientific Meeting
30-31 MARCH 2019
Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND
June 26-29, 2019 Lisbon, Portugal
THEME: “Hip & Advanced MSK Imaging”
2020 SAMSIG MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND COURSE STIAS
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24 – 26 April 2020 – Cape Town, South Africa
Video Update: Radiology Across Borders (RAB) and AMSIG on their inaugural Vietnam visit earlier this year attended by Dr Salman Ansari, Dr George Koulouris, Dr Clinton Pinto and Prof. Tony Peduto with 250 radiologists/doctors in attendance. As part of AMSIG’s commitment to further MSK Radiology teaching in the region, an inaugural collaboration between AMSIG and […]CONTINUE READING →
*Update from the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association: Knee MRI story in News Ltd papers: 16 October 2018. There will be no Medicare rebates when GPs order knee MRIs for the over 50s from November 1. Rachel Sporn (Olympic basketball medallist) and Wayne Schwass (AFL premiership player) have just turned or about to turn 50, and spoke out in support of ADIA’s campaign, as well as the National Seniors advocate Ian Henschke. The College of GPs president is also quoted and recommends that the measure be reviewed. This is the first time that the RACGP has come out in support of our position.CONTINUE READING →
Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open for the 23rd AMSIG Annual Scientific Meeting Queenstown March 30-31 2019.
Visit the meeting website for full details, registration and abstract submission guidelines.
In the May Budget, the Federal Government confirmed that from 1 November this year, it will restrict GP referrals for MRI of the knee to patients under 50. We are asking for you to participate in an Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association-led campaign to put pressure on the Health Minister to reverse this decision.CONTINUE READING →
AMSIG Research Grants Applications for 2018 are NOW OPEN. Applications close 1 SEPTEMBER 2018. The purpose of AMSIG’s research grants is to provide research experience to AMSIG members and student members of AMSIG. Grants may also support an initial pilot project prior to a large grant submitted to another funding body. Applicants are required to complete a detailed application form for consideration by the AMSIG Radiology Research Committee. Project funding is restricted to $10 000 per project.CONTINUE READING →
PRESIDENT’S UPDATE: Notification of Minister Hunt’s decision to enact the recommendation from the MBS task force to restrict GP referred MRI of the knee to patients under the age of 50 years old from 1 November 2018. This is a recommendation that AMSIG has strongly opposed throughout the review process.CONTINUE READING →
As per previous updates, you will be aware that AMSIG has been actively involved throughout this review. The Government committed to clinician lead, evidenced based review of the MBS. The outcome of the initial review was a recommendation to Minister Hunt to: “remove the ability for a GP to request MRIs for patients ≥ 50 […]CONTINUE READING →