British Society of Interventional Radiology 2012 prize winners


The achievements of the presenters and speakers were recognised in a prize-giving presentation at the British Society of Interventional Radiology’s (BSIR) Annual Meeting (14–16 November, Bournemouth, UK).

Ganapathy Ananthakrishnan, Gartnavel General Hosptial, Glasgow, UK, was honoured for the Best Overall Presentation for his study “A randomised pilot study comparing gel foam and embospheres in women undergoing uterine artery embolisation for symptomatic fibroids” and received a grant of £1,500 for the award from the BSIR council.

For the Best Presentation by a BSIR junior member in training, Aidan Shaw, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK, was awarded for the presentation of his study: “Prevention of major bleeding complications following percutaneous renal biopsy in lupus nephritis patients,” and for the prize he received £1,500 from the BSIR council as contribution for attendance at another interventional radiology meeting.

Stravros Spiliopoulos, Patras University, Patras, Greece was awarded Best Presentation by a Registrar in Training  for his presentation regarding “Platelet responsiveness and repeat procedures in patients receiving clopidogrel after endovascular treatment for peripheral arterial disease” and received a contribution to attend CIRSE 2013 in Barcelona. The prize was sponsored by Pyramed.

Other awards included:

  • Certificate of Merit—Elizabeth Rayiah, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College London, London, UK.
  • Certificate of Merit—Sam Stuart, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Meeting Best Scientific Poster—Andew Wigham, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.
  • Best Educational Poster—Joe Woodhouse, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford, UK.