CIRSE European Projects - a growing endeavour
One of CIRSE's main objectives is to give IR a European voice. This encompasses the participation in a variety of pan-European initiatives. Currently CIRSE is involved in 2 EU-funded research tenders, lending its scientific expertise to help harmonise EU healthcare regulation in the areas that concern IR. Furthermore, CIRSE is establishing a channel of communication to the European Commission (the Direcorate General for Health and Consumers) to directly represent the interests of the European interventional radiology community.
Constantly striving to improve patient safety, CIRSE has also joined the European ALARA Network (EAN) to help secure the optimal usage of ionising radiation in medicine.
IN 2010 CIRSE also became a co-shareholder of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR). This multidisciplinary research network connects leading scientists involved with medical imaging from all over Europe and is poised to present opportunities for fascinating research projects.
Watch this space for further updates and reports on CIRSE's evergrowing European commitment.
CIRSE's European initiatives at a glance
|Type||Official Designation||Involvement||Member Commitment|
|EU Research Tender||MEDRAPET (MEDical RAdiation Protection Education and Training)||
CIRSE is a leading research consortium member in this research tender which aims to harmonise and strengthen EU guidance on radiation protection training.
|EU Research Tender||Referral Criteria for Medical Imaging in the European Union||CIRSE has joined forces with ESR, RCR, SFR and ESPR to aid the EU in harmonising imaging referral criteria in healthcare.||Prof. Bezzi (EBIR)|
|European Network||EIBIR (European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research)||CIRSE is a co-shareholder of this cross-border, multidisciplinary research network.||Prof. Pereira (EBIR), Chairperson of EIBIR Task Force|
|European Network||EMAN (European Medical Alara Network)||CIRSE is a member of this network created by the European Commission and is involved in the work group "optimisation of patient and occupational exposure in interventional radiology".||Dr. Fanelli (EBIR)|
|EU Advocacy||-||Creating and maintaining channels of communication to the Directorates of the European Commission concerned with regulating health care.||Prof. Lee (EBIR)|