Press Release on "Hong Kong College of Radiologists joins British Institute of Radiology (BIR) scheme to share knowledge of imaging and radiation oncology worldwide"


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Release date: 23 May 2018

Hong Kong College of Radiologists joins British Institute of Radiology (BIR) scheme to share knowledge of imaging and radiation oncology worldwide

Hong Kong College of Radiologists has joined with the BIR and other societies around the world in a new initiative: the BIR World Partner Network. This is a community of international societies with the shared goal of advancing the knowledge and understanding of imaging and radiation oncology amongst radiologists, radiographers and physicists across the world.

Participating societies are the Sociedad Argentina de Radiología, Federacion Argentina de Radiologia, Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, Chinese Society of Radiology, Chinese Taipei Society of Radiology, German Röntgen Society, Hong Kong College of Radiologists, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists, Israel Radiological Society, Japanese Radiological Society, Russian Society of Radiology, Spanish Radiological Society and the Radiological Society of South Africa.
The members of each society will receive regular online content that can be easily accessed by participants from devices worldwide. Examples include papers from BJR, the BIR’s flagship journal, webinars featuring the world’s leading practitioners and video content by global experts. These resources will be shared through newsletters and intranets to individual society members.

Dr. Lilian Leong, Founding President of Hong Kong College of Radiologists said “We have a long and cordial association with BIR since the setting up of Hong Kong Branch of the British Institute of Radiology in 1955.  BIR has always been on the forefront as promoter of education, research and radiation science.  The establishment of BIR World Partner Network further enhances the international collaboration and global sharing of scientific, education resources and opens up opportunities for international professionals.  We are delighted to be a partner of this Network.”

Andy Rogers, BIR President said “We are delighted to be able to join with Hong Kong College of Radiologists and other leading societies from around the world to share knowledge and expertise. Ultimately this will benefit patients everywhere.”

For further information please contact Carole Cross, Head of Membership & Communications carole.cross@bir.org.uk or call 020 3668 2224.

(Left to right)
Andy Rogers (President, BIR),

Dr Lilian Leong (Founding President, HKCR),

Dr Danny Cho (Council Member, HKCR),

Simon Thompson (CEO, BIR).

Press Release at BIR website: https://bit.ly/2J3Hrd0

Notes to Editors
About The British Institute of Radiology

The British Institute of Radiology is an international membership organisation for everyone working in imaging, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences.

Our aims are to:
  1. support the work of our members and their colleagues to achieve professional excellence
  2. provide continuing professional development for our multidisciplinary community
  3. publish cutting-edge research for our authors and readers across the world
  4. influence and connect with the wider professional sector.

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For information about this release please contact:

Carole Cross
Communications Manager
48-50 St John Street
London EC1M 4DG
Tel. 020 3668 2224    Mobile: 07963 200147 (out of office hours)

Email: carole.cross@bir.org.uk

Website: www.bir.org.uk