AOfPR July 2016

July.coverIt is a great privilege for Australia to be asked to write the third issue of the Asian and Oceanic Forum for Pediatric Radiology, and I am very pleased to be the guest editor.

Paediatric Radiology was formalized in Australia with the first stand-alone meeting of paediatric radiologists in 1979 at the
Adelaide Children’s Hospital. The following year, the Australasian Society of Paediatric Imaging (ASPI) was formed and a yearly scientific meeting has occurred since that time. In 2007 the society changed its name to the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Radiology (ANZSPR) to better reflect its membership. In 2012, for governance reasons and to improve its relevance to the general radiology community, it became a Special Interest Group of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).

ASPI, and subsequently ANZSPR, has had ties with AOSPR since it’s foundation. There have always been many joint members and in 2014 a very successful and enjoyable AOSPR/ANZSPR Conjoint Scientific Meeting was held in Queenscliff, Victoria. We look forward to many more years of successful collaboration.

I would like to thank all the contributors, the members of our Editorial Board and webmaster for their ongoing efforts to
make this publication possible.