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Interventional Radiology Research Day


The Interventional Radiology Research Day is the first national IR research conference in the UK. The programme features some incredible speakers who are at the forefront of academic interventional radiology.


The initiative is organised jointly by IR Juniors & the BSIR Trainee committee, and is supported by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). 

The 2022 event is provisionally scheduled to be held in-person at the Royal College of Radiologists, London - Friday 25th November 2022.


IR Research Day 2022

The IR Research Day 2022 will be run as a face to face event on Friday 25th November 2022 at the Royal College of Radiologists. The event is co-organised by the UNITE Collaborative, IR Juniors and BSIR. The event features great speakers from across the country, and is open to consultants, registrars and medical students/junior doctors! 

Event Page & Tickets - click here.


Project Pitch Competition

This is an opportunity for radiology trainees, foundation doctors and medical students to pitch research or audit ideas to a multi-disciplinary panel. The idea is to come up with an IR-related research or audit idea that could be taken forward through the UK National Interventional Radiology Trainee Research (UNITE) network.


The format of the virtual pitch will be: 90 second ‘elevator style’ video pitch recorded on zoom. Optional: Using a maximum of 1 powerpoint slide. Cover the clinical question being answered/ topic addressed, clinical relevance/ rationale for project and brief summary of methods on how the project could be conducted and any required resources.

Full Details can be found here.


DEADLINE for pitch submission: Friday 30th September 5 pm.

Please send your recording to


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IR Research Day 2021

The 2021 event took place on Friday 15th October, 9am - 5pm virtually.  This was a highly successful event attracting 65-70 radiology trainees and juniors.

Varied programme with top quality speakers

The IR Research Day features an exciting programme covering hot topics in interventional radiology research. Our speaker line up features some the leaders in academic IR across the country & internationally. 

The morning sessions will be covering some key topics in academic IR. The afternoon sessions will feature small group workshops for all levels, covering how to get involved in academics at each stage of training. View our conference programme here.

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NIHR National Pitching Competition

We will be running a national pitching competition as part of the event. Trainees & medical students are invited to submit a 60s video pitch for a new national audit idea in interventional radiology.


The top 5 pitches will present on the day, and compete for a national NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-Operative prize, £100 and the chance to lead their project on a national scale with the UNITE Research Collaborative. Full details available here.

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Multi-disciplinary MDT Research Panel

The event features an innovative multi-disciplinary research MDT.  We will be inviting representatives from trainee research collaboratives in oncology (NOTCH) and surgical specialties (STARSurg, VERN, BURST and BNTRC & NANSIG) to participate in a grand round talking about cross-specialty research collaborations.

The top pitches submitted for the pitching competition will present their idea to a panel of judges on our pan-specialty MDT panel. 

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