The Australian and New Zealand Working Group for Cardiovascular MRI (ANZCMR) recently finalised a draft Position Statement on Certification and Recertification in Cardiac MRI.
This Position Statement is being reviewed by the parent bodies of the ANZCMR, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), who are working to ensure the Position Statement focuses on optimal health outcomes and best practice while reflecting the complexities of two different medical specialties and the need for robust yet practical training and ongoing competency requirements.
As RANZCR and CSANZ continue to develop this Position Statement in collaboration with ANZCMR throughout 2018, an Established Providers* clause has been approved and implemented on 18 April 2018. A Conjoint Committee for Certification in Cardiac MRI has subsequently been established and will now start certifying existing providers.
The Conjoint Committee membership consists of equal representation from RANZCR and CSANZ and RANZCR will be providing the Secretariat and administration for this Committee.
The Conjoint Committee therefore invites providers of Cardiac MRI in Australia and New Zealand to apply for certification in Cardiac MRI via the Established Providers pathway.
*An Established Provider is defined as a specialist who has been performing Cardiac MRI as part of their ongoing role and practice and who has met all the required criteria identified in the relevant certification pathway prior to 1st May 2018.
Established Providers Application Form