The Conjoint Committee meets twice a year, in May and November.
Applications close 2 weeks prior to the meeting dates, with
incomplete applications and applications received after that date
to be considered at the subsequent meeting. Applications must be
lodged on the official form and must be legible. The applicant will
be notified of the results of the assessment in writing.
The Conjoint Committee will be meeting
on Tuesday 16 October
2018 to consider applications for recognition of
training. Applications to be considered at this meeting must be
received no later than 5pm AEST on Monday 1 October
2018. 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 May 2019.
For information about submitting an application to the
Conjoint Committee, please read the information for
For further details or to submit an application please
Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Peripheral
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7425
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.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Mr Jason Cheun FRACS
Dr Carl MuthuKumaraswamy FRACS
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
- Appropriate facilities for training in peripheral endovascular
therapy should be available in major hospitals.
- Exposure to peripheral endovascular therapeutic procedures
should be available to trainees from surgery, medicine or
- Training implies an expression of vocational ambition in
peripheral endovascular therapy in an advanced training
- 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.
- 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
- Appropriate training and accreditation in fluoroscopic theory,
practice and radiation safety must be obtained and a current
license from the local licensing body held.
- 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
- Recognition of satisfactory peripheral endovascular therapy
training will normally be given at the completion of the advanced
training program of the relevant college.
- 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 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
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1282
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432