Gold Medal Policy

Gold Medal Nomination Policy of the Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR).



The APSCVIR Gold Medal was established in 2010 to recognize the excellence and lifetime achievements in Interventional Radiology among the Individual Members of APSCVIR. It will be bestowed to those who have made an exceptional contribution to the field by their outstanding achievements.


Criteria for Eligibility:

The APSCVIR Executive Committee (EC) will award the Gold Medal to Individual Members who have rendered extraordinary service to the Society or to the discipline of Interventional Radiology, such as education, basic research, clinical investigations, and activities in academic organizations or related groups.


Nomination of Candidates:

One Gold Medal nominee can be proposed by the EC members from each territory in APSCVIR. Two persons will be awarded at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). Individual Members are eligible for this award. Each territory may nominate only one person each time.


Nomination Deadline:

The names of nominated candidates should be submitted to the APSCVIR Secretariat when called by the Executive Board in advance of each ASM.


Final Decision for the Award:

The EC will make the final decision with respect to the nominees for the Gold Medal at least 3 months before the ASM. The 2 successful Gold Medalists will be decided by a majority vote among the EC members. Each voting member of the EC will have 2 votes each.


Gold Medalist Acknowledgement:

APSCVIR Gold Medalists (past and present) who attend the APSCVIR ASM will be acknowledged at the meeting in the following ways:

  • 1)   Registration fee is waived (not inclusive of any social events not included in the registration)
  • 2)   A Gold Medalist lunch will be arranged for all past and present Gold Medalists attending the meeting, hosted by the Executive Board.


1st Awards (2010)

  • Han, Man Chung

    Republic of Korea

    Dr. Han Man Chung, Professor Emeritus of SNU’s College of Medicine and former head of Seoul National University (SNU) Hospital, is a respected doctor who has made global-scale advancements in angiography and interventional radiology. He is also famous as a doctor who overcame cancer. Dr Han introduced cardiovascular angiography using the Seldinger technique in Korea in 1971 which subsequently was put into use nationwide. Dr. Han also introduced the concept of IR in the Korean Journal of Radiology under the name of Active Radiology in 1978, presenting new procedures that were in application then, such as biliary stone removal, biliary drainage, GI bleeding control with epinephrine infusion, and hepatic artery embolization.

    The first congress (APCCVIR) was held in Seoul, Korea, in 1993. Dr. Han Man Chung chaired the inaugural congress which brought together participants from 22 countries (mostly from the Asia-Pacific region) and greatly contributed to the advancement of IR in the area. Since then the congress has been hosted by a different country in the Asia-Pacific region biannually.

    Dr Han had also co-authored a book entitled Interventional Radiology which was published in 1998.

  • Hiramatsu, Kyoichi


    1959 Graduated Kanazawa Univ. School of Medicine
    1967 Fellow in Radiology, Harvard Medical School (Peter Bent Brigham Hospital)
    1971 Assistant Professor of Radiology, Keio Univ. School of Medicine
    1976 Associate Professor of Radiology, Keio Univ. School of Medicine
    1991-2000 Professor of Radiology, Keio Univ. School of Medicine
    2000- 2000- present Visiting Professor, Keio Univ. School of Medicine
  • Tan, Lenny


    Professor Lenny Tan is currently Professor of Radiology at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, National University Singapore (NUS) as well as the Emeritus Consultant at Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital (NUH). He is also Director, Development & Outreach Unit, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Acting Director/Senior Clinical Advisor, Clinical Imaging Research Centre (CIRC) and Clinical Director at National Healthcare Group Diagnostics. His previous appointments included being Dean, Faculty of Medicine, NUS; Chairman, Medical Board, NUH; Chairman, Specialist Training Committee (Radiology), Director, Graduate School of Medical Studies, NUS; Head, Dept of Diagnostic Radiology, NUS; Head, Dept of Diagnostic Radiology, Singapore General Hospital and Director, School of Radiography.

    Prof Tan is widely recognized as the Father of Interventional Radiology (IR) in Singapore. He has made immense contribution to the field of IR not just in Singapore but also internationally. He was the founding President of Asia Pacific Society of Cardio Vascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR) in 1990 and became its President again in 2000. He was also the past President of International Society of Radiology (ISR) from 1994-1998 and Asian Oceanic Society of Radiology (AOSR) from 2004-2006. Prof Tan has organized several large scale radiological conferences including WCIO (2008), AOCR (2004, 2001), APCCVIR (2000), ICR (1994) and delivered numerous lectures on IR at innumerable national and international conferences.

    Prof Tan’s awards include the Public Administration Medal – Silver awarded by the President of Singapore (National Day Award, 1982), the Beclere Medal, International Society of Radiology (2000) and the National Healthcare Group Lifetime Achievement Award (2006).

The 2nd Award (2012)

  • Hideo Uchida

    Nara Medical University, Japan

    1961 Graduated Nara Medical University
    1965 Assistant of Radiology, Osaka University School of Medicine
    1972 Assistant Professor of Radiology, Osaka University School of Medicine
    1979-2001 Professor of Radiology, Nara Medical University
    2001- Present Emeritus Professor, Nara Medical University and Chairman of IVR Center in Daiyukai General Hospital.

    resident, The 3rd International Symposium of Interventional Radiology and New Vascular Imaging (1990, Nara, Japan)

  • Li, Lin-sun

    Nanjing Medical University Hospital, China

    1957 ~ 1962 Nanjing Medical University, MD
    1962 ~ 1967 Resident in Surgery, Nanjing Medical University Hospital
    1962 ~ 1974 Attending Thoracic surgeon, Nanjing Medical University Hospital
    1974 ~ 1986 Attending Radiologist, associate Professor, Radiologist, Nanjing Medical University Hospital
    1986 ~ 1987 Fellow, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
    1987 ~ Present Professor of Radiology, Nanjing Medical University Hospital Position of Medical Association
    1990 Founder member of The first Chinese society of Interventional Radiology
    1994~1997 Vice-Chairman of Chinese society of Interventional Radiology
    1997~ Presdien Adviser of Chinese society of Interventional Radiology
  • Ryusaku Yamada

    Osaka City University School of Medicine, Japan

    1962 Tottori University School of Medicine graduation
    1967 Osaka City University Postgraduate School graduation
    1974 Osaka City University Hospital: lecturer
    1980 Osaka City University School of Medicine: Associate Professor
    1981 Wakayama Prefectural Medical College: Professor
    1995 Japanese Radiological Society, Honorary Member
    1995- Osaka City University School of Medicine: Professor

    President, The 4th International Symposium of Interventional Radiology and New Vascular Imaging (1994, Kyoto, Japan)

  • Thomson, Kenneth

    The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

    Prof. Kenneth Thomson has been a pioneering Interventional Radiologist in Australia and New Zealand. He was born in New Zealand but has spent his Radiology career based in Melbourne, Australia. He has expertise in cardiovascular and interventional radiology and is a foundation member of the Society of Minimally Invasive Therapy and the Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia. He has published and lectured widely on aspects of interventional radiology and his research interests are vascular stents, molecular imaging, endografts and therapeutic embolic agents. He has been President of the Asian & Oceanian Society of Radiology. President, The 3rd Asia-Pacific Congress of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (1997, Melbourne, Australia)