Update for CIRSE’s European IR Curriculum and Syllabus


The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) has announced the presentation of the second edition of the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology.

The revised syllabus has been widely endorsed by European IR societies and can be downloaded here. This version will serve as the basis for the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) examination from March 2018, information from the society notes. The first edition of the curriculum and syllabus was published in 2013.

“The revised IR Curriculum and Syllabus is a standardised guideline for training that covers an array of general IR topics and safety concepts with which a well-trained interventional radiologist should be familiar,” CIRSE notifies.

Key additions in the new document include sections on interventional oncology; prostate artery embolization; a blueprint colour coding system to guide physicians who wish to take the EBIR; and core procedures in IR, CIRSE apprises.

Further information highlights that the revised edition of the curriculum and syllabus has an increased focus on clinical practice and safety. The editor-in-chief, Raman Uberoi, Oxford, UK, and editorial board comprising Antonio Basile (Catania, Italy), Anna-Maria Belli (London, UK), Afshin Gangi (Strasbourg, France), Klaus Hausegger (Klagenfurt, Austria), Michael Lee (Dublin, Ireland), Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck Thomas Rand (Vienna, Austria), Dimitrios Tsetis (Heraklion, Greece) and Otto van Delden (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) has reorganised several sections so that therapeutic areas and procedures are more appropriately aligned and excluded procedures that are no longer widely performed.

The European Curriculum and Syllabus is the basis for the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR), which allows physicians who have followed the objectives of the curriculum and mastered the content of the syllabus to prove their professional competence.