Honorary Membership of the Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR)
The APSCVIR Honorary Membership is awarded to persons who had practiced anywhere in the world and had made outstanding contributions to cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology and related fields or to the Society for prolonged period.
Criteria for Eligibility
The APSCVIR Executive Committee (EC) will bestow the Honorary Membership to persons 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
Honorary Membership nominee can be proposed by the individual members in APSCVIR. Up to Three (3) persons will be awarded at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). Honorary Members who had accumulated remarkable achievements in the field, shall be elected by the EC upon recommendation by other members.
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 elected Honorary Membership at least 3 months before the ASM. The 3 Honorary Memberships will be decided by a majority vote among the EC members. One (1) voting member of the EC will lists their order of priority in accordance to the number of nominees.
Honorary Membership Acknowledgement
Honorary Members will have the same membership privileges as APSCVIR Individual Members except
1) the right to propose Individual Members for election to the EC
2) the right to vote
3) the right to hold office in the EC
Honorary Members will be excluded from payment of all dues and will have registration fees to the Annual Scientific Meetings of APSCVIR waived. This is not inclusive of any social events not included in the registration. However, they will be invited to conferment ceremony at the Annual Scientific Meeting Gala Dinner for the Honorary Membership.
APSCVIR Honorary Members
Andreas Adam is Professor of Interventional Radiology at the University of London and Clinical Director of Clinical Imaging and Medical Physics at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital, London.
He trained in medicine at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, after which he spent four years in internal medicine, cardiology and oncology. He then trained in radiology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons. In 1992 he was appointed to the first professorial chair of interventional radiology in Europe, at King’s College London. In 2012 -2015 he served as Dean of the first state medical school in Cyprus.
His research work has shaped clinical practice internationally and has been recognised by the award of Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has made extensive original contributions to the medical and scientific literature, has published eleven books, and has served as Editor-in-Chief of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology.
Professor Adam was one of the architects of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), which he helped to create by merging the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) with the European Association of Radiology (EAR). He has held the presidencies of eight national and international societies, including the Royal College of Radiologists and the European Society of Radiology.
He has received numerous honours and awards, including fifteen eponymous lectures, Honorary Fellowship of sixteen national radiological societies, five gold medals and two Honorary Doctorates. In 2012 he was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to interventional radiology.
Barry T. Katzen is the founder and chief medical executive of the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. He is Chairman of the Interventional Radiology Department, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University (only the 3rd Dept. of Interventional Radiology at a medical school in the United States); and Professor of Radiology at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine.
Since the Institute was founded in 1987 under Dr. Katzen’s leadership, it has served as a national model of success in multidisciplinary cooperation. Dr. Katzen graduated from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in 1970. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital and a residency in diagnostic radiology at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. He was awarded a fellowship in cardiovascular radiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Rome.
He established the interventional radiology program, cardiac catheterization laboratory and noninvasive vascular laboratory at Alexandria Hospital in Virginia in 1976, where he pioneered the use of sophisticated video and audio technology to enhance the process of education for practitioners. He is credited with being the first to use “live patient demonstrations” in the United States, which became the benchmark for procedural education in endovascular therapy and many other procedural areas of medicine.
Dr. Katzen has had a longstanding interest in clinical research and been a national site principal investigator for many clinical trials in the study of aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease and has been involved in the development of colleagues created the Endovascular Forum, one of the first interactive websites for physicians about circulatory disease. He is the co-founder of ICSciences, a Boston-based company, which utilizes the web to improve communication and education for patients.
Dr. Katzen has received numerous awards, including: the Society of Interventional Radiology’s (SIR) Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement; the Gold Medal of the University of Miami Alumni Association and entered into the “Hall of Fame” at the UM Medical School, only the fourth such honoree in medical school history at that time; the first American to receive the annual Gold Medal award from the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) for his distinguished achievements in the field of interventional radiology, both in the United States and worldwide; the Career Achievement Award presented at the 2007 Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT) Conference for his worldwide leadership in endovascular medicine; and in 2007 the establishment of the “Barry T. Katzen Medical Directorship” at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute by Cook Medical.
Dr. Michael Dake is Senior Vice President of Health Sciences at the University of Arizona (UA) and Professor of Medical Imaging, Surgery and Medicine, as well as, Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. Previously, he served as Division Chief of Interventional Radiology for 15 years at Stanford before being named Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Virginia. He returned to Stanford in 2008 where he focused on developing endovascular procedures to manage patients with thoracic and abdominal diseases. In addition, his research interests include the use of drug-eluting stents and balloons for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease and the use of percutaneous therapies to address a range of venous lesions. In addition to specialty certification in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Dr. Dake is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.