Over twenty committees support CIRSE’s work throughout the year. Thanks to the outstanding commitment and voluntary work of the many leading experts in these committees, the society has been able to develop a broad range of activities and projects with the aim of advancing interventional radiology worldwide.
The society’s standing committees are elected biennially, while subcommittees and task forces are created by the Executive Committee in order to develop CIRSE’s work in a specific area of IR. For specific projects, the Executive Committee can establish time-limited expert panels, so-called task forces, which will execute a predefined mandate in a time frame of twelve to twenty-four months.
As a membership-based organisation, CIRSE very much welcomes active participation of volunteers in its committees and working groups, and encourages IRs as well as other medical specialists in all stages of their career to get involved and help us advance IR together. Interested members have two options to get involved:
CIRSE Executive Committee Elections
Society elections are held biennially and give CIRSE members, who are eligible according to the CIRSE Articles of Association and the Rules of Procedure, the opportunity to put themselves forward for different positions on the Executive Board, the Executive Committee and the three standing committees.
The standing committees actively support specific society agendas as nominated by the Executive Committee. Chairpersons and members of the standing committees are elected by the CIRSE General Assembly. Their term of office is two years.
The Membership Committee is CIRSE’s advisory body in charge of reviewing and approving applications for individual CIRSE membership and fellowship, as outlined in CIRSE’s articles of association. Learn more about CIRSE membership.
The Research Committee is the Society’s advisory body in charge of providing knowledge and expertise in the field of interventional radiology research. In this role, the Research Committee makes recommendations on strategic questions and identifies priority areas for future society-led research initiatives. Learn more about CIRSE’s research activities.
|Robert Luigi Cazzato|
|Fernando Gómez Muñoz|
|Anna Maria Ierardi|
|Ulf K. M. Teichgräber|
|Thomas J. Vogl|
Standards of Practice Committee
The Standards of Practice Committee is responsible for contributing to and overseeing the creation of the CIRSE Standards of Practice documents that assist IRs in their daily practice and help improve the quality of interventional radiological patient care. Learn more about CIRSE’s Standards of Practice documents.
Subcommittees are established by the Executive Committee and provide continuous expertise in specific medical topics as assigned to them by the Executive Committee.
The Endovascular Subcommittee was formally constituted in 2016 to advise the society on questions related to endovascular therapies, and to develop and launch projects that will support IR in this field. The Endovascular Subcommittee has conducted a large survey on clinical practice in IR and is currently working on certification and accreditation processes for endovascular specialists.
European Trainee Forum (ETF) Subcommittee
The ETF Subcommittee was established in 2015 with the aim to provide expertise on IR training and career development, representing CIRSE junior members and other IRs in training at the beginning of their career. The subcommittee actively supports the next generation of IRs through dedicated activities and networking opportunities at the annual congress. Learn more about the ETF.
|Hungary||András Bibok, Chairperson|
|Croatia||Antonio Bulum, Deputy Chairperson||Špela Koršič|
|Austria||Gregor Laimer||Catharina Klausenitz|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Kristian Karlović||Melita Golubica|
|Czech Republic||Tomas Melis|
|Finland||Heikki Elias Pärssinen|
|France||Laetitia Saccenti||Pierre De Marini|
|Germany||Jonathan Nadjiri||Henrike Renate Ziegler|
|Greece||Evgenia Efthymiou||Ornella Moschovaki-Zeiger|
|Italy||Francesco Giurazza||Rosa Cervelli|
|Netherlands||Jip Opperman||Ludo van Engen|
|North Macedonia||Andrea Nancheva Bogoevska||Gjorgi Dungevski|
|Norway||Lasse Røvik||Anne Marte Schroder-Aasen|
|Poland||Maciej Szmygin||Małgorzata Milnerowicz|
|Portugal||Inês Conde Vasco||João Louro|
|Serbia||Slobodan Torbica||Ivana Stojić|
|Slovenia||Rok Dežman||Špela Koršič|
|Spain||Maria Pilar Servent Saenz||Ignacio González-Huebra|
|Switzerland||Adrian Kobe||Greicy Heymann|
|Turkey||Muhammed Said Beşler|
|United Kingdom||Amr Moussa||Bhavna Pitrola|
Oncology Alliance Subcommittee (OAS)
The Oncology Alliance Subcommittee was established in 2013 to advise the CIRSE leadership on all questions relating to interventional oncology, guide the society’s activities with regards to IO registries and to propose and develop initiatives that will help IO establish itself as the fourth pillar of cancer care. Flagship projects initiated by the OAS include IASIOS, CIRSE’s membership in ECCO and the IO Curriculum.
|Thierry de Baère|
Radiation Protection Subcommittee
The Radiation Protection Subcommittee was established in 2012 as the society’s expert body on radiation safety, radiation protection and dose management. In 2014, the subcommittee launched CIRSE’s very successful annual awareness campaign for radiation safety, the Radiation Protection Pavilion. The subcommittee also represents CIRSE in the EuroSafe Imaging campaign and in relevant European Commission tenders.
|Graciano Paulo||External Advisor|
|Madan Rehani||External Advisor|
|Erich Sorantin||External Advisor|
CIRSE 2024 Scientific Programme Committee | IDEAS 2024 Scientific Programme Committee | CIRSE 2024 Local Host Committee | ECIO 2024 Scientific Programme Committee | ECIO 2024 Local Host Committee | ET 2024 Scientific Programme Committee | ET 2024 Local Host Committee | Online Education Committee | EBIR Council | Foundation Board of Trustees | Honours Committee
CIRSE 2024 Scientific Programme Committee
The Scientific Programme Committee is in charge of the scientific and educational programme of the annual CIRSE congress.
|Gerard O'Sullivan||Deputy Chairperson|
|Tiago Pereira||Local Host Committee Representative|
|Christoph Binkert||CIRSE President|
|Otto M. van Delden||ET 2024 SPC Chairperson|
|Laura Crocetti||ECIO 2024 SPC Chairperson|
|Dimitrios Filippiadis||Online Education Committee Chairperson|
|Colin Nice||EBIR Committee Chairperson|
IDEAS 2024 Scientific Programme Committee
The Scientific Programme Committee is in charge of the scientific and educational programme of IDEAS 2024.
|Hicham Kobeiter||Deputy Chairperson|
|Miltiadis Krokidis||CIRSE SPC Representative|
|Jos van den Berg|
CIRSE 2024 Local Host Committee
The Local Host Committee organises promotional activities in the host country to ensure high participation on a regional level and can launch public relations and press activities around the annual congress to enhance public awareness of IR in the region.
|Ana Isabel Ferreira|
|Pedro Marinho Lopes|
|Paulo Vilares Morgado|
|José Carlos Saraiva|
|Maria José Martins de Sousa|
ECIO 2024 Scientific Programme Committee
The Scientific Programme Committee is in charge of the scientific and educational programme of ECIO 2024.
|Jean Palussière||Deputy Chairperson|
|Miguel Casares Santiago||Local Host Committee Representative|
|Christoph A. Binkert||CIRSE President|
|Adam Hatzidakis||CIRSE SPC Chairperson|
|Fernando Gomez Muñoz|
|Martin R. Meijerink|
ECIO 2024 Local Host Committee
The Local Host Committee organises promotional activities in the host country to ensure high participation on a regional level and can launch public relation and press activities around the annual congress to enhance public awareness of IR in the region.
|Miguel Casares Santiago||Chairperson|
|Carolina Nieto García|
|Ramón Saiz Mendiguren|
|Gemma Sempere Campello|
|Fernando Gómez Muñoz|
|Sara Lojo Lendoiro|
|Ignacio Díaz Lorenzo|
|Claudia Jimena González Nieto|
ET 2024 Scientific Programme Committee
The Scientific Programme Committee is in charge of the scientific and educational programme of ET 2024.
|Otto van Delden||Chairperson|
|Pierleone Lucatelli||Deputy Chairperson|
|Patrick Haage||Past Chairperson|
|Manfred Cejna||Local Host Committee Representative|
ET 2024 Local Host Committee
The Local Host Committee organizes promotional activities in the host country to ensure high participation on a regional level and can launch public relations and press activities around the annual congress to enhance public awareness of IR in the region.
|Elke R. Gizewski|
|Rupert Horst Portugaller|
|Julien Garnon||Deputy Chairperson|
|Jonathan Nadjiri||European Trainee Forum Representative|
|Colin Nice||EBIR Committee Chairperson|
|Philipp Paprottka||SPC Chairperson|
|Anna Maria Ierardi|
The EBIR Council is in charge of organising the European Board of Interventional Radiology.
|Laura Crocetti||Deputy Chairperson|
|Tiago Bilhim||Editor-in-Chief F-type|
|Joo-Young Chun||Editor-in-Chief A-type|
|Associate Editors F-type|
|Maria Antonella Ruffino|
|Associate Editors A-type|
|Specialist Certification Reviewers (Endovascular)|
|Bharadwaz, Arindam (DK)|
|Bilhim, Tiago (PT)|
|Buckley, Brendan (NZ)|
|Cantwell, Colin (IE)|
|Cazzato, Roberto Luigi (FR)|
|Crocetti, Laura (IT)|
|De Boer, Sanne (NL)|
|Dökdök, Murat (TR)|
|Duvnjak, Stevo (DK)|
|Eyheremendy, Eduardo (AR)|
|Filippiadis, Dimitrios (GR)|
|Franke, Mareike (DE)|
|Giurazza, Francesco (IT)|
|Goh, Gerard (AU)|
|Gonçalves, Belarmino (PT)|
|González Nieto, Claudia Jimena (ES)|
|Kaufman, John (US)|
|Kobe, Adrian (CH)|
|Kölblinger, Claus (AT)|
|Midulla, Marco (FR)|
|Mortensen, Chloe (FR)|
|Reimer, Peter (DE)|
|Salman, Refaat (SA)|
|Sommer, Christof-Matthias (DE)|
|Uberoi, Raman (UK)|
|Urbano García, José (ES)|
|Van Delden, Otto (NL)|
|Yadav, Ajit (IN)|
Foundation Board of Trustees
The Foundation Board of Trustees is the Foundation’s highest authority. Membership of the Board of Trustees is fundamentally honorary. The foundation’s aim is to endorse research and education in interventional radiology.
|Jim A. Reekers||Chairperson|
|Michael Lee||Vice Chairperson|
|Robert A. Morgan|
The Honours Committee shall make nominations to the CIRSE Executive Committee regarding potential recipients of Distinguished Fellowship and the CIRSE Gold Medal.
|Jan H. Peregrin||Chairperson|
|Michael Lee||Deputy Chairperson|
In line with CIRSE’s Articles of Association, the Executive Committee can establish expert groups to tackle specific tasks or projects that will help advance interventional radiology. These task forces work towards a specific objective in a defined time frame.
Artificial Intelligence Task Force
The Artificial Intelligence Task Force was created to conduct research in the clinical use of up-and-coming digital technologies and AI, which have the potential to help decision making, improve image quality and reduce radiation doses. The AI Task Force aims to create a network of societies and industry partners that are active in this field.
|Fernando Gómez Muñoz||Co-chairperson|
|Philippe Pereira ||Initiator|
|Roberto Luigi Cazzato|
|Gerard S Goh|
Clinical Services in IR Task Force
The Clinical Services in IR Task Force was created to advance IR as a clinical specialty. Following the publication of the CIRSE Clinical Practice Manual in 2021, this task force will assess the status quo of clinical practice in IR, develop strategies for setting up a clinical service in IR considering varying framework conditions, and contribute to broadening CIRSE’s educational offer in this field.
|Andreas H. Mahnken||Chairperson|
|Thierry De Baere|
|Maria Antonella Ruffino|
Paediatric IR Task Force
The Paediatric IR Task Force was established to explore the current status of paediatric interventional radiology in Europe. The task force hopes to clarify how PIR is defined and practiced throughout the continent, and to unite a network of PIRs in the effort to support, encourage, and drive clinical excellence in PIR on both local and international levels.
IR Curriculum Revision & ETR Task Force
The Task Force was created to revise and update the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology. As an interlinked second objective, it should be adapted to function as a European Training Requirement (ETR) document for Interventional Radiology with the aim of receiving UEMS recognition.
|Michael Lee||ETR Group (Lead)|
|Anthony Ryan||ETR Group|
|Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck||ETR Group|
|Otto van Delden|