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Fellowship Grant Programme

The CIRSE Fellowship Grant Programme (FGP) allows CIRSE members to apply for a €3,000 grant to fund a one-month stay at a European centre outside their country of residence, where they can train or experience new procedures. With this programme, the CIRSE Foundation actively supports international mobility of IRs and the growth of IR across Europe. Due to varying European legislations, the one-month stay at the host centre will most likely be an observership, depending on the arrangement between candidates and hosting institutions.

The 2024 funding cycle has been closed and all grants have been awarded.

The programme met with great enthusiasm by both young IRs in training and more experienced colleagues, and we received a large number of excellent applications. The first reports from successful candidates sharing their experience, which was made possible with this programme, will be published here shortly.

A new call for applications for the 2025 funding cycle will be launched in November 2024. Stay tuned!

The 2024 cycle has been entirely funded by the CIRSE Foundation. If you are a corporate partner of CIRSE interested to support this initiative, please contact us at [email protected].

Recommended training centres

The following centres have successfully applied to become recommended training centres for the CIRSE Fellowship Grant Programme and fulfil the criteria outlined below.

  • BE - AZ Groeninge
  • CZ - University Hospital
  • FR - University Hospital of Strasbourg
  • DE - Helios Universitätsklinikum Wuppertal
  • DE - Göttingen University Medical Center
  • DE - Katholisches Klinikum Bochum gGmbH, University Clinic at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • DE - Klinikum Stuttgart
  • DE - Hannover Medical School
  • DE - Krankenhaus Leonberg
  • DE - Marburg University Hospital
  • GR - General University Hospital Attikon
  • IE - University Hospital Galway
  • IT - Antonio Cardarelli Hospital
  • IT - European Institute of Oncology
  • IT - F. Miulli Regional Hospital
  • PT - Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho
  • PT - Curry Cabral Hospital, Centro Hospitalar Univrsitário de Lisboa Central (CHULC)
  • SK - Faculty hospital Trnava
  • ES - Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa
  • ES - Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge
  • ES - Hospital Universitari Germans Trias I Pujol
  • ES - Vall D'Hebron University Hospital
  • CH - Outpatient IR Clinic Franklintower
  • CH - University Hospitals of Geneva
  • TR - Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital
  • TR - Dokuz Eylul University
  • TR - Yeditepe University School of Medicine
  • GB - North Bristol NHS Trust
  • GB - Kent and Canterbury Hospital
  • GB - Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
  • GB - Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • GB - St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

AZ Groeninge

City
Kortrijk

Department
Interventional Neuroradiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Olivier Francois

Languages spoken
English, French

Website
https://www.azgroeninge.be/nl
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
We have a daily programme for interventional (embolization, oncology, vertebroplasty, biopsies, drainages,etc.) and neurointerventional procedures (cerebral embolization, thrombectomies) in which the fellow can participate. We have patient discussions and case presentations on a weekly basis. We have three half days of consultation (IR and INR), patients visits, and follow ups in the hospital.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

University Hospital

City
Hradec Kralove

Department
Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Antonin Krajina

Languages spoken
English, Czech, Slovak

Website
www.fnhk.cz/RDG
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
University Hospital – regular resident and fellow programme in IR

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
EBIR – ES

University Hospital of Strasbourg

CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING ANY FURTHER APPLICATIONS

City
Strasbourg

Department
Imagerie interventionnelle

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions

Training supervisor
Afshin Gangi

Languages spoken
English, German, French, Italian

Website
https://www.chru-strasbourg.fr/service/imagerie-interventionnelle-oncologique-et-viscerale-nhc/www.fnhk.cz/RDG
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Our department is fully dedicated to IR, particularly IO. We are performing all IR interventions including vascular and non vascular. The visitors can observe all interventions and assist them. Every Tuesday afternoon, we will review all cases for the next week and discuss them. They can ask questions and learn about the organization. They can assist in the consultation of the patient before and during the follow ups.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
IASIOS accredited

Helios Universitätsklinikum Wuppertal

City
Wuppertal

Department
Zentrum für Radiologie/ Sektion Interventionelle Radiologie

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, Neurointerventions

Training supervisors
Hüseyin Saygin Tuna & Patrick Haage

Languages spoken
English, German

Website
https://www.helios-gesundheit.de/kliniken/wuppertal/unser-angebot/unsere-fachbereiche/radiologie/team-der-radiologie/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Fellows will work along the doctors by assisting, joining in multidisciplinary discussions, partaking in daily communication with angio nurses and informed consent of patients.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
EBIR – ES
IASIOS enrolled

Göttingen University Medical Center

City
Göttingen

Department
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Paediatric IR, Lymphatic procedures

Training supervisor
Giovanni Federico Torsello

Languages spoken
English

Website
https://radiologie.umg.eu/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
CIRSE trainees will participate in the established training curriculum we provide to our fellows, including an introduction to IR procedures within our skills lab (including a Mentice Vist G7+ system), supervised procedures of the whole IR spectrum, join our vascular malformation outpatient practice and tumor boards. Göttingen Medical Center is a tertiary center with emphasis on cardiovascular and gastro-oncologic disease. A rotation to neuro IR is possible if the CIRSE trainee wishes.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Katholisches Klinikum Bochum gGmbH, University Clinic at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

City
Bochum

Department
Institut für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions

Training supervisor
Nasreddin Abolmaali

Languages spoken
English, German

Website
https://www.klinikum-bochum.de/fachbereiche/radiologie-und-nuklearmedizin/team.html
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Participants will attend patient consultations, structured meeting of patients before the interventions, post interventional aftercare and follow-up appointments. After watching our interventions, participants will assist all interventions performed. Participants will be included into the structured theoretical education programme – primarily passive, depending from their capabilities actively too, and they will participate in our interventional student and fellowship programme, including simulator workshops.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Klinikum Stuttgart

City
Stuttgart

Department
Neuroradiological Clinic

Areas of expertise
Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Hans Henkes

Languages spoken
English, German

Practical teaching
We do more than 1200 neurointerventions and more than 2200 diagnostic cerebral DSAs per year. We discuss the procedures before and after, and we explain why we do each step during the procedures.

To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected]g.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Hannover Medical School

City
Hannover

Department
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Paediatric IR

Training supervisor
Bernhard Meyer

Languages spoken
English, German

Practical teaching
We provide trainees with hand-on training, video cases, ‘in the box’ teaching.

To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Krankenhaus Leonberg

City
Leonberg

Department
Fachzentrum Radiologie

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions

Training supervisor
Jens Schneider

Languages spoken
English, German

Website
https://www.klinikverbund-suedwest.de/kliniken-experten-finden/leonberg/zentrum-fuer-radiologie-leonberg-boeblingen/startseite/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
CIRSE trainees will be able to participate in discussions of the cases/therapeutic options and talking to the patients. They will be able to perfect their skills in the angiosuite, along with CT training, learning the safety of x-rays and risk management. CIRSE trainees will also practice their communication and working in a team.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
EBIR – ES

Marburg University Hospital

City
Marburg

Department
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, Paediatric IR

Training supervisor
Andreas H. Mahnken

Languages spoken
English, German

Website
https://www.ukgm.de//ugm_2/deu/umr_rdi/index.html
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Scope: peripheral artery disease, interventional oncology, vascular anomalies
Training opportunities: regular training sessions (once a week) for the entire team, regular ward rounds, participation in MDT meetings (min. 3/week), observing in outpatient clinics, practical training with live patients (observer status only due to legal requirements/obligations), case discussions (before and after procedures) on all patients that are observed during practical training
Training can be done either with vascular or oncology focus.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
EBIR – ES
IASIOS enrolled

General University Hospital Attikon

City
Athens

Department
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2nd Department of Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Kelekis Alexis

Languages spoken
English

Website
www.rad.uoa.gr
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Our academic centre has tutoring activities on interventional radiology, covering the whole spectrum of IR, including vascular, non- vascular, spine and pain management and neuro IR. We have a masters post graduate course in IR. The visiting fellow will shadow our team and follow the day to day practice, participating in the treatments together with our residents and fellows.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
EBIR – ES
IASIOS accredited

University Hospital Galway

City
Galway

Department
Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, MSK interventions, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Gerry O Sullivan

Languages spoken
English

Website
https://www.universityofgalway.ie/radiology/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Hands on education of 50 cases a week with a mix of venous (stenting, venoplasty, ivc reconstruction varicocele, pelvic vein embolisation), arterial (visceral artery, UFE), urological (nephrostomy, stenting), and interventional oncology with RFA etc. There will be some routine vascular access, biopsy, and drain work in the mix also. We have a full IR department with five full time IR staff, two fluroscopy rooms and one ultrasound room.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Antonio Cardarelli Hospital

City
Naples

Department
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Dept. Chairman: Raffaella Niola

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology

Training supervisor
Francesco Giurazza

Languages spoken
English

Website
www.ospedalecardarelli.it
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
For undergraduate medical students IR teaching is given only through observation. For residents and trainees, IR teaching is provided as internship with the permission to work in the angiosuite under tutor supervision. Patients are discussed before each interventions with students/residents, along with an explanation of the devices used. For both students and residents/trainees, activities in the angiosuite start everyday at 8:00 and last up to 20:00, from Monday to Friday. Consultations and MDT meetings are included twice per week. Proper English speaking is mandatory.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

European Institute of Oncology

City
Milan

Department
Department of Interventional Radiology

Areas of expertise
Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Urology, Breast, Thyroid interventions

Training supervisor
Franco Orsi

Languages spoken
English

Website
www.ieo.it
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Our comprehensive cancer centre is already hosting residents of the IR programme from the University of Milan. We include students and residents, as well as international fellows, into our monthly duty schedule, with two IR labs, one biopsy lab, two consultation offices, and the ward shift are included. Six to eight different weekly MDTB are also included. Seven IRs are fully dedicated to IO clinical activity and ready to follow students and visitors.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
IASIOS accredited

F. Miulli Regional Hospital

City
Acquaviva delle Fonti

Department
Interventional Radiology Unit

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology

Training supervisor
Riccardo Inchingolo

Languages spoken
English

Website
https://www.miulli.it/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
The trainees will be involved in IR procedures during the morning from Monday to Friday; they will take care as well of the patients’ follow-up in the ward (4 IR beds). Moreover, one afternoon a week, they will be in the outpatient clinic dedicated to IR patients. They will also be active in different MDMs of the hospital and in case of departmental audit.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
IASIOS accredited

Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho

City
Vila Nova de Gaia

Department
Radiology Department

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Pedro Sousa

Languages spoken
English, Portuguese

Website
https://www.chvng.pt/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
We are a 24/7 interventional radiology service with five interventional radiologists and one IR fellow conducting interventional procedures five days a week, as well as having an on-call service that covers the north of Portugal. We have two angio suites and access to an interventional CT scan. We perform a very diverse case load including interventional oncology, hepato-biliary interventions, vascular interventions, venous access, paediatric IR, gynecology and urology interventions, pain management, biopsies, and drainages, in which fellows can participate. We have have consultations for pre-intervention and follow-up of patients. There is a MDT meeting on a weekly basis. After watching our interventions, participants will assist in all interventions performed.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Curry Cabral Hospital, Centro Hospitalar Univrsitário de Lisboa Central (CHULC)

City
Lisbon

Department
Interventional Radiology Unit

Areas of expertise
Interventional oncology

Training supervisor
Tiago Bilhim

Languages spoken
English

Practical teaching
Physicians are able to perform procedures and closely follow all IR activities. We have our own ward for admitting/discharging patients. We have our own outpatient clinic open twice a week. IR procedures are done from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00, which is mostly oncology, hepato-biliary, ablation, and non-vascular work. We perform usually six to seven procedures per day and have a MDT meeting on Wednesdays from 15:00 to 20:00. The outpatient clinic, ward work, and MDT meeting are done Portuguese. Please note, physicians not speaking Portuguese will not benefit from these tasks. Procedures can be taught and performed with English speaking physicians.

To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
EBIR – ES

Faculty hospital Trnava

City
Trnava

Department
Department of Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Andrej Klepanec

Languages spoken
English

Website
https://fntt.sk/kliniky/radiologicka-klinika/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Daily rounds in IR beds, admitting and discharging IR patients, taking part in IR clinic consultations, assisting in various types of vascular and non-vascular IR procedures, analysis of performed and recorded IR cases, with also the possibility to take part in 24/7 on call for stroke and other IR service.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa

City
Madrid

Department
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Department

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions

Training supervisor
Jose Maria Abadal

Languages spoken
English

Website
https://www.comunidad.madrid/hospital/severoochoa/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
We are already a SERVEI certified training centre. Practical teaching will include early morning sessions, teaching files, CIRSE syllabus, and escalating competencies in all areas of IR. In this case, depending on the experience attendees begin as observers to become second operators.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

City
Barcelona

Department
Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology

Training supervisor
Jonathan Joudanin Seijo

Languages spoken
English, Spanish

Website
https://bellvitgehospital.cat/en
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
We have two continuously running angio suites (one peripheral and one neuro) with two daily shifts (morning and afternoon), each with approximately three to five patients per shift. We also have a small hybrid room available on Mondays and Fridays to perform easier procedures (nasogastric tubes, nephrostomies, etc). Practical teaching would be offered by all members of staff (currently seven staff) with the fellow being in charge of the small hybrid room and also entering as a second operator on more complex cases in the larger suite. We will also be opening a new CT – angio suite this year to deal with emergencies (not quite RAPTOR… But conceptually the same)

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Hospital Universitari Germans Trias I Pujol

City
Badalona

Department
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Department

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Jaume Sampere Moragues

Languages spoken
English, Spanish

Website
https://germanstriashospital.cat/web/guest
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
We are a unit with three interventional rooms, one of them is exclusively dedicated to neuroradiology. All three have been recently updated in 2023. There is activity every morning and afternoon. We perform complex cases in the morning with anesthesiology support. Trainees will be allowed to view our database for case review. The hospital has four MRI and four CT scans which were also recently updated in 2023. Trainees have the possibility of attending multidisciplinary medical committee meetings.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Vall D'Hebron University Hospital

City
Barcelona

Department
Interventional Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, Paediatric IR

Training supervisor
Shelagh Caitlin Dyer Hartnett

Languages spoken
English, Spanish, Catalan

Contact details
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Participation in daily morning session where cases are revised and prepared.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Outpatient IR Clinic Franklintower

City
Zürich

Department
Medical Radiological Institute Private Group

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, MSK interventions

Training supervisor
Christoph Binkert

Languages spoken
English, German

Website
https://www.mri-roentgen.ch/de/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Assistance during IR procedures; Attend clinical rounds before and after procedures; Observe patient consulting in outpatient setting

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
EBIR – ES

University Hospitals of Geneva

City
Geneva

Department
Abdominal and Interventional Radiology Unit

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, Paediatric IR

Training supervisor
Alexis Ricoeur

Languages spoken
French, English

Website
https://www.hug.ch/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Structured abdominal and IR unit inside a big radiology department in a major university hospital. 24/7 interventional radiology service. Dedicated two Angio suites and access to an interventional CT scan. Currently we have three IR seniors, four IR fellows and one IR resident along with a specialized team of radiographers. We have access to a dedicated anesthesiologist team every day. We perform a very diverse case load including interventional oncology, hepato-biliary interventions, vascular interventions (emergency hemostasis, AVF, stenting, etc.), venous access, paediatric IR, gynecology and urology interventions, pain management, biopsies, and drainages. We have have consultations for pre-intervention and follow-up of patients. There are multiple MDT meetings on a weekly basis.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital

City
Ankara

Department
Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR

Training supervisor
Çetin İmamoğlu

Languages spoken
English, Turkish

Website
https://www.onkoloji.gov.tr
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Our hospital is one of Türkiye’s largest training and research hospitals in the field.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Dokuz Eylul University

City
Izmir

Department
Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Orkun Sarioglu

Languages spoken
English

Practical teaching
In our department, IR activities are carried out on at least five days per week. We are three doctors (two professors, and one associate professor) and we perform regular patient consultations. At least three or four radiology residents also work actively during their IR rotation. We have an outpatient service with eight beds. We perform various vascular, non-vascular, and neurovascular IR procedures. The most commonly practiced procedures in our unit are TARE, hemodialysis fistula interventions, central venous catheter placements, lower extremity arterial interventions, carotid stent placement, percutaneous biliary drainage, and nephrostomy placement. Besides, other dedicated procedures such as EVAR, TEVAR, and intracranial aneurysm embolization are also performed. There are six nurses, seven technicians, and two medical secretaries working with us. We have two biplane angiography systems and one c-arm fluoroscopy device.

To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Yeditepe University School of Medicine

City
Istanbul

Department
Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Paediatric IR, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Osman Melih Topcuoglu

Languages spoken
English

Website
http://www.yeditepehastanesi.com.tr/girisimsel-radyoloji
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
The grant holder will be able to attend the university hospital’s weekly tumour and hypophysis boards. He/she can attend all IR procedures as a second or third hand, patient rounds, and IR treatment or biopsy decision making.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

North Bristol NHS Trust

CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING ANY FURTHER APPLICATIONS

City
Bristol

Department
Interventional Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Paedatric IR, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Peter Mezes

Languages spoken
English

Website
www.nbt.nhs.uk
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
North Bristol NHS Trust IR department is the regional center for interventional radiology in South West England. We provide a large variety of IR services covering almost the entire spectrum of the profession, from complex aortic services to interventional oncology, MSK, and neuro intervention. We are tertiary referral center for many acute clinical services and a university teaching hospital for the University of Bristol. Our radiology department provides postgraduate radiology training to over 60 radiology trainees. Within this we have a formal training scheme for IR for two trainees in their four to sixth years of their training.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
EBIR – ES

Kent and Canterbury Hospital

City
Canterbury

Department
Interventional Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Urology interventions, GI interventions (RIG, haemorrhage control), Gynaecological interventions, Stroke thrombectomy service to begin in April 2024

Training supervisor
Akash Prashar

Languages spoken
English

Website
https://www-archive.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/services/interventional-radiology-services/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
We provide trainees with one-to-one case based teaching and clinic shadowing. Our teaching is based up on CT scan reporting. Fellows will join in the discussion during multidisciplinary team meetings and clinical governance meetings. We also have morbidity and mortality meetings to discuss about complications as well as audit and research participation.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

City
Glasgow

Department
Interventional Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Non-vascular IR, Interventional oncology

Training supervisor
Callum Stove

Languages spoken
English

Practical teaching
Our busy Interventional Radiology Department provides a broad range of vascular, non-vascular and oncological interventions to a large population. We have 10 consultants and 5 registrars who conduct interventional lists 5 days a week, as well as an on-call service that covers the west of Scotland. In an observational capacity, visiting trainees will gain experience through planning procedures, spending time in our angio suites and hybrid theatres, as well as engaging in multi-disciplinary meetings and formal teaching.

To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING ANY FURTHER APPLICATIONS

City
Liverpool

Department
Interventional Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Complex aortic and vascular malformations, Biliary, Urological interventions

Training supervisor
Richard McWilliams

Languages spoken
English

Website
https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
Our centre is a tertiary referral university centre which has been formed following the merger of two university hospitals. We have three active hospital sites, with a total of eight IR theatres/rooms running in parallel, which will increase to ten with our new vascular centre with two additional hybrid theatres due to open at the end of 2023. We cover the entire spectrum of vascular and non-vascular IR including below knee/below ankle angioplasty, complex EVAR, TACE, solid organ and lung ablations, prostate embolization, AVM embolization, biliary and urological intervention, dialysis access maintenance, and general IR. We have a total of 16 IR consultants, along with a large vascular surgery team. There are multiple MDTs through the week, including specialized ones dealing with peripheral vascular, HCC, complex aortic pathology, renal transplant+dialysis access, and portal hypertension. Meetings such as M&M and journal club take place regularly, along with audit. Training can be tailored to an individual trainee’s requirements, depending on what their goals and aspirations were. Accordingly they would be able to attend select/specific cases as per their development needs. There would be an opportunity to be involved with emergency/on-call cases. We also have a simulator which would provide the trainee with an additional avenue for training and hands-on work.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING ANY FURTHER APPLICATIONS

City
London

Department
Interventional Radiology

Areas of expertise
Vascular IR, Interventional oncology, MSK interventions, Paedatric IR, Neurointerventions

Training supervisor
Joo-Young Chun

Languages spoken
English

Website
www.stgeorges.nhs.uk
To receive the contact details of this training centre, please contact [email protected].

Practical teaching
All aspects of IR practice will be provided by the eleven IR consultants and five IR fellows.

Further qualifications

EBIR – Standard
EBIR – ES

Become a recommended training centre

If you are a CIRSE member residing in Europe and would like to support your specialty by welcoming recipients of the CIRSE Fellowship Grant Programme at your institution, you can now apply to become a recommended training centre. All recommended training centres must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Salaried staff includes at least one EBIR holder
  • IR activities are carried out on at least five days per week
  • IRs perform regular patient consultations
  • Provide a short description of how practical teaching will be provided

Additional information can be provided on the number of EBIR and EBIR-ES holders as well as IASIOS accreditation within your institution.

We look forward to welcoming the best IR training centres from all over Europe to this exciting initiative!