26 September 2016
Andy Rogers is inaugurated as President of the British Institute of Radiology 2016-18
On 22 September 2016, Andy Rogers was inaugurated as the new President of the BIR, at the Malmaison Hotel, Charterhouse Square, London.
At a reception attended by around 100 members and supporters as well as representatives from other professional bodies, Dr David Wilson handed over the chain of office to Andy Rogers.
In a moving speech, Dr Wilson spoke of the achievements of the past two years which included an increase in membership of 46%, a wealth of new corporate members, live and on-demand webinars, a new journalBJR|case reportsand exciting collaborations with overseas organisations and Parliament. Dr Wilson was presented with a photobook of his term of office and a gift from trustees and staff.
Andy Rogers said, “It has been a great privilege to work alongside David during his Presidency and I am honoured to be taking over the role of BIR President from him. During my two year tenure I shall be focussing on increasing our membership base and getting more members actively involved in the great work we do, as well as reaching out to our sister organisations to enhance the collaboration between all organisations representing imaging, radiation oncology and the associated sciences. ”
Jacqueline Fowler, CEO of the BIR, thanked Dr Wilson for his leadership and guidance over the last two years. “It is traditional that we alternate clinicians and scientists in the role of President and we are delighted that Andy Rogers, a renowned UK physicist, will be leading us through the next stage of growth for the BIR.”
About Andy Rogers
Andy is Head of Radiation Physics at Nottingham University Hospitals. He is President of the BIR and has held the post of Vice-President External Affairs. He represents the BIR on external bodies such as the working group that advises the HSE on the EU Basic Safety Standards, the UK Working Group on Radiation Safety Culture in Medicine, and was until recently a member of the HRA Guardian Group for radiation governance in research.
He represents the UK on the international standards organisation IEC and was involved in the standard published to define what patient dose data x-ray equipment should be able to export along with currently working with IEC to revise the standard on interventional x-ray equipment. He is also a member of an ICRP working group on Diagnostic Reference Levels. His current interests are observer studies in cardiology and skin dose assessment.