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AOCR should be a distinctive regional academic festival in Asian and Oceanic area, different from RSNA and ECR

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How was the Asian Oceanian School of Radiology conceived? What are its goals?

AOSOR is a special task force organisation of AOSR, and was established in 2013. Under the mission statement for AOSR-led academic educational and scientific programme, AOSOR pursues education and training in radiology and scientific communication between AOSR members. The Founding Director of AOSOR was professor Jian Ping Dai from China. I have been the Director since 2014.

What are the objectives of the AOSOR?

AOSOR has several academic and educational projects launched from 2014 including AOSOR conjoint session, visiting fellowship, visiting symposium, visiting professor, and AOSR youth club.

Through these projects, AOSOR tries to reach out to homogenous academic level of member societies and to unite Asian Oceanian societies to a great powerful international regional society.

You are a founder member of AOSR, and the live wire of this organisation. Where do you see this organisation, ten years from now?

Currently, 25 Asian and Oceanian radiological societies from 25 countries are member societies of AOSR. The leading major societies in AOSR are from Japan, Korea, China, India, Australia and Taiwan. As the third international regional society after RSNA and ESR, AOSR actively takes part in international collaboration including international trend meetings during RSNA and ESR, conjoint scientific session between RSNA-AOSR, conjoint International visiting professor (IVP) programme with RSNA, International day of Radiology (IDoR) with ESR and RSNA, etc. Through those collaborations, AOSR tries to make affiliated society reaching an advanced academic society and to unite AOSR as a leading international organisation in the field of radiology.

What are you looking forward to in AOCR 2018?

I think AOCR should be a distinctive regional academic festival in Asian and Oceanic area, different from RSNA and ECR. To do so, AOCR organising committee should prepare the most optimal programme for Asian-Oceanic people, must increase the cost-effectiveness of the congress providing inexpensive travelling, accommodation and registration fee and offering awards for young investigators, fellowships for young participants.

I hope AOCR 2018 in Mumbai will be one of the most productive and memorable congress to exchange recent knowledge and cutting-edge information in the field of radiology and to enhance mutual friendship among Asian Oceanic radiologists and related specialists.

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