Professional bodies

AIR_Colour_LogoAustralian Institute of Radiography (AIR)

The Australian Institute of Radiography is the peak body representing radiographers, radiation therapists and sonographers in Australia.

The AIR promotes, encourages, cultivates and maintains the highest principles of practice, proficiency and education in respect of Medical Radiation Science. The AIR provides and supports educational activities and additional learning opportunities including Medical Radiation Learning Online, a new global gateway to quality learning resources in medical radiation sciences. Membership of the AIR offers enhanced opportunities, extended learning, greater research and scholarship opportunities, helping to unlock the potential and work satisfaction of members. Membership is open to Australian practitioners inAustralia and internationally.

Each year the AIR offers a range of scholarships to members to support as they undertake personal and professional development activities. The scholarships available include the International Travel Scholarships, Research Scholarships and the Rural Clinical Placement Grants. Interested AIR members are encouraged to read the information available on the AIR website and consult the application guidelines for each individual scholarship.

NZIMRT_resizedNew Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology

NZIMRT is the professional organisation representing Medical Radiation Technologists and Radiation Therapists in New Zealand.

NZIMRT strives to ensure excellence in the practice of the profession by:

  • Ensuring professional representation in all areas pertaining to the practice of Medical Radiation Technology and Radiation Therapy.
  • Encouraging excellence of practice, through the sharing and seeking of knowledge, within the profession and beyond.

TROGTrans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group

The Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) is a global leader in radiotherapy research. Working with doctors and researchers mainly in Australia and New Zealand, TROG focuses on cancers that can be treated with radiotherapy such as breast, lung, prostate, skin, head and neck. TROG is one of the largest clinical trials groups in Australia and New Zealand and works with its members, hospitals, universities and trial coordinating centres to sustain vital cancer research for the community.

Anyone fully qualified in their discipline, including radiation therapists, can become a full TROG member. Full members hold voting rights at TROG meetings; can submit proposals for new trials; or become a Board member. Affiliate membership is free and open to anyone qualified or training in a radiotherapy-related discipline. Please visit the TROG website for full details.

There are many pathways within TROG to get more involved in clinical trials:

  • As part of a multidisciplinary team, recruit patients onto a TROG clinical trial. Go the TROG website and check out the trials on offer.
  • Come to the TROG Annual Scientific Meeting. A great chance to meet like-minded people, learn about current and upcoming TROG trials.
  • Become a Quality Assurance (QA) reviewer. Sites participating in a TROG clinical trial submit radiotherapy plan data to assess protocol compliance and ensure good quality trial data. Please contact qa@trog.com.au if you would be interested in becoming a QA reviewer.
  • Participate in TROG’s new tumour sub-specialty groups. The groups aim to foster research by reviewing current TROG trials and providing a forum to discuss new ideas for clinical trials. Groups have been established in the breast, lung, GU and skin sub-specialty areas.
  • Register your areas of expertise with us. There is the potential to be involved in working parties for new technologies and trial management committees. Please contact qa@trog.com.au

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

World Health Organization (WHO)