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A career fit for the future

Interventional radiology is a high-tech medical field that is set to grow significantly in the coming decades and will play a vital role in the future of medicine. IR touches on virtually all cutting edge areas of patient care: Robotics, personalised medicine and the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence are only a few examples. And as technology advances, the IR and his competences will deliver vital contributions to patient care and become an increasingly important part of interdisciplinary cooperation. So training to become an IR doesn’t only mean embarking on an exciting career in an innovative field, it also means being at the forefront of medicine.

Being a clinician is not just a job, it’s a calling!

But IRs don’t only spend their days in front of screens or tinkering with gadgets. Being an interventional radiologist requires a unique mind-set and set of competences: Not only must an IR be an outstanding diagnostic radiologist and technologically savvy; he or she also needs to be an excellent clinician, able to communicate with patients and follow up on them as well as vital part of a medical centre’s interdisciplinary cooperation.

European Trainee Forum

The European Trainee Forum – ETF – is not only the framework for all CIRSE activities related to IR trainees, residents and young IRs, but also a European network and community of all IRs in training and affiliated to CIRSE. The ETF has an inclusive approach and participation in most ETF events and activities do not require a membership or prior participation.

ETF: Empowering IR’s next generation

Introducing the European Trainee Forum – ETF! Launched by CIRSE in 2015, the ETF aims to encourage the participation of interventional radiology trainees and residents in scientific and educational activities throughout Europe.

What the ETF does for trainees, residents and young IRs

The ETF’s primary purpose is to enhance the participation of young physicians in international scientific and educational activities and to create a space within CIRSE to further their careers through networking opportunities. For this, the ETF organises a number of events and activities at CIRSE congresses and beyond, ranging from sessions and social activities all the way to career support.

In addition, the ETF aims to increase CIRSE’s understanding of national differences and particularities in IR training to deliver effective support for anyone on their way to becoming part of the IR community.