Awards and honours
Gold Medallists have made outstanding contributions to the practice and science of interventional radiology on an international scale. National contributions and clinical excellence alone shall not be sufficient. Gold Medallists also have significantly promoted the image and impact of the society by personal influence and international recognition.
Distinguished Fellows have made exceptional contributions to the practice and science of interventional radiology.
Each year the two Honorary Lectures, the Andreas Grüntzig Lecture and the Josef Rösch Lecture, are given by scientists whose contributions to IR, the development of interventional radiology and CIRSE are widely recognised. Honoring the late German radiology legend Andreas Grüntzig, this eponymous lecture has been given by some of IR’s most outstanding representatives upon invitation from the CIRSE Executive Committee. Since its introduction in 2003, the Josef Rösch Lecture has been given by a number of prominent interventional radiologists who have taken this opportunity to reflect on the status of interventional radiology and its various treatments.