The 19th annual meeting of the Society of Radiologists in Training (SRT) was held in the Apex International Hotel in Edinburgh on May 10th and 11th, 2012 – the first AGM to be held outside England. It was attended by trainees from across the UK, including current radiology registrars and those seeking to pursue a career in radiology. Eminent speakers from the length and breadth of the country lectured on a range of contemporaneous scientific, educational and training topics.
Following on from Professor Andy Adam’s talk at our 2010 meeting, we were delighted to welcome the current president of the Royal College of Radiologists, Dr Jane Barrett, who kept delegates updated on college matters with her talk “Your College and You!”. Dr Iain Robertson, president of the British Society of Interventional Radiology, entertained attendees with his lecture entitled “Interventional Radiology – future clinicians rather than technicians.” Dr John Curtis talked about the FRCR 2b examination, and delegates were very grateful for his impromptu film viewing sessions. Other topics included damage control radiology in Afghanistan, acute abdominal CT, paediatric intervention, radiology research and medical and non-medical writing and publishing. Hands-on interventional radiology sessions were run on the Friday morning, supervised by representatives from Boston Scientific and Medtronic (both of which kindly donated kit for this purpose) and Dr Sam Chakraverty, following his lecture on trauma radiology.
The annual society dinner was held in the Apex International Hotel on the Thursday evening and was attended by delegate, speakers and sponsors. Thanks go to local trainee Grant Mair for taking delegates on an after-dinner tour of the sights and sounds of Edinburgh in his unofficial capacity as SRT social representative.
Delegates also had the opportunity to present posters at the meeting, with prizes awarded to the best, as selected by visiting speakers. Book prizes donated by our sponsors were given to the top two registrar authors of the winning posters and were awarded as follows:
1st place: “Demystifying Adrenal Masses: What Every Radiology Trainee Should Know About Lesion Characterisation and Differentiation”
S Eljamel, MJ Budak, MJ Szewczyk-Bieda, RD White (Dundee)
2nd place: “’Mediastinal Lines and Stripes’ – Are They a Concept of the Past?”
N Schembri, RCP Cameron, TW Taylor (Dundee)
3rd place: “Spectrum of Abdominal Gas Patterns: A Pictorial Review and Clinical Implications”
K Ojha, AS Gatt, RD White, S Siddhi (Dundee)
The abstract book for all presented posters can be downloaded here [LINK TO DOWNLOAD ABSTRACT BOOK]
The SRT prize quiz was organised by vice-president Alex Durran and was won by the team of Jonathan Weir-McCall and Matt Budak (Dundee), with second place going to Nicky Schembri and Andre Gatt (Dundee) and third place to Ed Sellon, Olly Hulson and Chloe Mortensen.
The SRT committee would like to take this opportunity to express their gratitude to all of our sponsors, whose generosity enabled us to keep the delegate fee as low as possible, and for providing book prizes and interventional kit.
At the AGM, Richard White stepped down as president after three years on the committee and Alex Durran became the new president. Tishi Ninan, SRT webmaster and creator of the new website, took the opportunity to hand over control of the website to Ollie Hulson. Huge thanks go to Tishi for all the work he put into creating and running the website for the last three years. Angela Galea and Edward Sellon were also elected onto the committee.
Details of the 20th annual meeting will be announced shortly with abstract submission expected to open early in the new year.