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The Conjoint Committee will be meeting on Wednesday 20 May 2015 to consider applications for recognition of training. Applications to be considered at this meeting must be received no later than 5pm AEST on Tuesday 15 April 2015. Incomplete applications or applications received after this date will be held over until the following meeting of the Conjoint Committee, which will be held in November 2015.

For information about submitting an application to the Conjoint Committee, please read the information for applicants. 

For further details or to submit an application please contact:

Secretariat
Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Peripheral Endovascular Therapy
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1282
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432
Email: college.pet@surgeons.org 

About the Conjoint Committee

The Conjoint Committee is constituted by three parent bodies, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). The parent bodies have delegated to the Conjoint Committee powers to formulate training guidelines in Peripheral Endovascular Therapy and to assess the training of persons seeking recognition of their training in this area.

Training in Peripheral Endovascular Therapy is assessed by the Conjoint Committee, usually in the context of the Specialist Advanced Training Program of the RACS, RACP or RANZCR. Full recognition is therefore dependent on appropriate training, experience and supervision pursuant to those Training Programs.

Recognition of satisfactory training in Peripheral Endovascular Therapy will therefore be given at the successful completion of Specialist Advanced Training.

Representatives

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

A/Prof David Muller FRACP (Treasurer) 
Dr James Blake  FRACP                                                                                     
Dr Ferdinand Miteff  FRACP                                                                                                                        

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Mr Andrew Hill FRACS
Mr David McClure FRACS (Secretary)
Mr Steven Dubenec FRACS
Dr John Quinn FRACS (Observer)

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Dr John Vrazas FRANZCR (Chair)
Dr Stephen Merrilees FRANZCR
Dr Glen Schlapoff FRANZCR                                                                                                          

Guiding principles

  1. Appropriate facilities for training in peripheral endovascular therapy should be available in major hospitals.
  2. Exposure to peripheral endovascular therapeutic procedures should be available to trainees from surgery, medicine or radiology.
  3. Training implies an expression of vocational ambition in peripheral endovascular therapy in an advanced training program.
  4. The Committee recommends that peripheral endovascular radiological procedures in children 14 years of age and under should only be performed by those who have satisfied the training requirements for paediatric peripheral endovascular therapy.
  5. Cognitive and interpretive skills combined with a clear understanding of the role of peripheral endovascular therapy in patient management are as important as technical skills. This includes attendance at appropriate teaching sessions and relevant procedures.
  6. Appropriate training and accreditation in fluoroscopic theory, practice and radiation safety must be obtained and a current license from the local licensing body held.
  7. The candidate must independently complete the specified minimum number of procedures under supervision before the supervisor may consider assessing competence. A satisfactory report from the supervisor will be required at the completion of the training program.
  8. Recognition of satisfactory peripheral endovascular therapy training will normally be given at the completion of the advanced training program of the relevant college.
  9. The committee encourages successful applicants to maintain continuing medical education in the field of peripheral endovascular therapeutic practice and to regularly audit their own practice of peripheral endovascular therapy.

Contact

Contact Secretariat Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Peripheral Endovascular Therapy

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1282
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432
Email: college.pet@surgeons.org