24th AMSIG



2-3 MAY

SMC Conference & Function Centre

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 AMSIG Sydney Meeting Has Been Postponed

UPDATE : 12 March 2020

Dear Delegate,
On behalf of the AMSIG President Dr Greg Cowderoy, AMSIG Executive and the 2020 Meeting Convenors, we must unfortunately announce the postponement of the 2020 AMSIG Meeting, scheduled for the 1-3 May 2020 at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, Australia. 

Following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), travel restrictions are in place for several Government and private organisations within Australia and New Zealand as well as a number of countries. Two of our international speakers are no longer able to attend the meeting and to continue with our current format, is no longer possible.

Given the escalating situation with our speakers and the expected impact on delegate numbers, we are rescheduling the meeting today to prevent any further bookings and potential losses for our attendees. We are obviously disappointed, but we trust that you will understand that this decision has been made in the best interest of our delegates, speakers and industry.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our delegates, speakers and industry for their continued support of AMSIG and the Annual Meeting. Your understanding and patience is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in 2021 and at future conferences.

We are in discussions with our Sydney suppliers, international and local speakers about new dates for 2021 for the rescheduled meeting. We will be in touch as soon as this has been confirmed.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our Meeting Managers.

Kind regards

AMSIG Executive and 2020 Meeting Convenors

{Last Updated: 13 March 2020}

AMSIG 2020 Sydney - POSTPONED Due to COVID-19

Delegate registrations will now be processed as cancelled and refunded less a $50 cancellation fee to cover costs already incurred.

If you have booked accommodation at the conference hotels via the Meeting Managers during your registration, your accommodation will be cancelled by the Meeting Manager. If you do NOT wish your accommodation to be cancelled please contact us IMMEDIATELY to minimise any cancellation fees.   Please note that no accommodation cancellation fees will apply.

Individual communications confirming cancellation will follow shortly.


2-3 MAY 2020

On behalf of the Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) executive, we would like to invite you to join us at the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting to be held at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, in central Sydney, Australia on May 2/3 2020.

Our meeting is the principal event for musculoskeletal radiologists in the Oceania region. The coming year’s presentations will largely be on the topics of rheumatological imaging and tumour imaging. The focus on the meeting will be to try to address some of the problem cases which are experienced even in general radiology reporting on a variety of joint and tumour problems. We have invited experts in imaging, orthopaedic surgery, and rheumatology to encourage collaboration between specialties and ensure relevant contemporary radiology practice.


Assoc/Prof Bruno Giuffrè, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Catherine Hayter, Castlereagh Imaging, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Jennie Noakes, Castlereagh Imaging, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Julie Schatz, Alfred Medical Imaging, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Emily Davidson, Senior Radiology Registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Australia


With thanks to our
2020 Annual Meeting
Major Sponsor:
Canon Medical 

2019 AMSIG Annual Meeting Queenstown NZ- Major Sponsor Canon Medical



1 November
– Abstract Submissions and Registrations Live

– Call for E-Poster Display and Oral Scientific Presentations


16 March – Abstract  Submission Closes

25 March – Abstracts Authors advised if they are accepted or declined

27 March – Early Bird Registration Closes

2-3 May 2020 – AMSIG 2020 Annual Meeting


11.75 RANZCR CPD points can be claimed for attendance at the AMSIG 24th Annual Meeting in 2020.

  • 7.25 points may be claimed for attendance at the lectures for  ‘AMSIG 2020” to be held on 02/05/2020.
  • 4.5 points may be claimed for attendance at the lectures for “AMSIG 2020” to be held on 03/05/2020.
  • For anyone who attends only part of this meeting, points may be claimed pro rata at 1 point per hour for lectures.




Anne Cotten
Professor of Radiology, Head of Department,
Service de Radiologie et Imagerie Musculosquelettique
Centre de Consultations et d’Imagerie de l’Appareil Locomoteur
Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Lille, France

Robert Lambert
Professor, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging,
University of Alberta, Canada

David Salonen
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto;
Staff Radiologist, MSK Division, Toronto Joint Department of Medical Imaging
University Health Network Sinai Health System and Women’s College Hospital, Canada


+ Rheumatology

+ Imaging of the sacroiliac joints

+ Case of the Day Quiz

+ Imaging of the spine

+ Imaging of peripheral joints

+ Tumour MDT

+ Short talks on tumour imaging

+ In addition to our three overseas keynote speakers, there will also be talks from invited Australian and New Zealand Radiologist's and Clinicians


*12 RANZCR CPD points can be claimed for attendance at the pre-conference SpA Workshop, AMSIG 24th Annual Meeting 2020


An interactive workshop based on the CaRE series of cases of axial Spondyloarthritis

Presented by Robert Lambert with the assistance of David Salonen and Anne Cotten

AMSIG Pre-Meeting Sponsor Jansen - Johnson & Johnson


We are delighted to announce that our 2020 Major Sponsor, Canon Medical will be holding a pre-meeting half-day ultrasound workshop on Friday 1 May; 9 am to 2 pm at the SMC Conference and Function Centre. Topics covered will be MSK and rheumatology. Following on from their popular live scanning ultrasound sessions of the 2018 and 2019 meetings, Canon Medical will be offering hands-on experience for attendees while showcasing their latest systems, technology, and clinical expertise.

Presented by our 2020 Major Sponsor, Canon Medical

Canon Medical - 2020 AMSIG Pre-Meeting Ultrasound Workshop


AMSIG are pleased to announce the addition of the AMSIG Academy to our Scientific Programme.

Trainee AMSIG Academy – SUNDAY 3 MAY:

Join us for this specialist session if you are a registrar preparing for your Part 2 exam.

The AMSIG Academy will be an imitation viva, presented by RANZCR (Part II) musculoskeletal examiners. This will be your chance to step into the light and be a mock exam candidate during the session. You will be shown cases by examiners, and receive advice and guidance on how best to prepare for your examination. For the junior registrar attendees, this will be an exceptional opportunity for you to witness this important process and time permitting, take your place as the mock candidate (subject to availability).

The AMSIG Academy is presented by past and present musculoskeletal examiners, from 1.00pm – 2.30pm on Sunday 3 May at the conclusion of the 24th AMSIG Annual Meeting, at the meeting venue, the SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney.

*NOTE: Trainees that are already registered for the 2020 AMSIG ASM can attend the Academy at no additional charge – if not then they can register for the Sunday session only for $50.

2020 Conference Meeting Information


Who Can Attend?

The conference is open to both AMSIG members and non-members with the invitation extended to all radiologists, surgeons, sports medicine physicians, rheumatologists, radiographers, sonographers and physiotherapists

Venue & Location


66 Goulburn Street
Sydney NSW 2000

SMC Conference & Function Centre

Conference Gala Dinner


140 George Street
The Rocks
Sydney NSW 2000

Harbourside Room, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

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