Medical specialists and their patients are set to benefit with two internationally acclaimed radiologists visiting regional NSW to deliver education sessions focussed on the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Hosted by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Regional Imaging
the events in Albury and Wagga Wagga this week will provide local GPs and specialists with the opportunity to learn from two of the world’s most highly respected radiologists, Professors Barry and Marilyn Siegel.
Clinical Director of Regional Imaging Riverina, Dr Nick Stephenson said, “Physicians in regional NSW will hear how advances in medical imaging can improve patient care and the investigation of different types of cancer, including the role of PET imaging”.
Dr Barry Siegal MD, a Professor of Radiology and Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, is an international leader in clinical and research applications of cutting edge technology like PET/CT and PET/MRI.
Dr Marilyn Siegal MD is a Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St Louis in the USA. She is an international leader in paediatric radiology as well as a thoracic radiologist and oncologic imager.
They’re in Australia as invited guest speakers at the annual Integrative Imaging Symposium
in Sydney on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November. In its 10th
year, the conference for nuclear medicine and radiology professionals is organised in partnership between CSU, Macquarie University and the Rural Alliance in Nuclear Scintigraphy.
Executive Dean of CSU’s Faculty of Science
Professor Tim Wess said, “The visit by the leading radiologists to Albury, Wagga Wagga and then Port Macquarie, combined with the Sydney conference, highlights Charles Sturt University’s commitment to meeting the health needs of our regional communities which can only be strengthened by our bid for a Murray Darling Medical School”.
Symposium convener and Associate Professor in Medical Radiation Science at CSU, Geoff Currie
said, “Despite being located in Sydney, the conference is aimed at rural and regional communities so we ensure we engage with our local communities in the Border, Riverina and Port Macquarie regions to support the great partnerships we have with radiology and nuclear medicine departments”.
Regional Manager of Regional Imaging Riverina, Mr Matthew Bellairs said, “Regional Imaging is proud to have partnered with Charles Sturt University to bring such eminent medical physicians to the region. It’s not often that medical leaders of this calibre visit Australia, let alone regional NSW”.
Professors Marilyn and Barry Siegal will address evening clinical seminars for local health professionals in Wagga Wagga on Tuesday 29 October, in Albury-Wodonga on Wednesday 30 October and in Port Macquarie on Thursday 31 October.