RANZCR ASM 2022 Adelaide, to be held on the traditional lands of the First Nations Kaurna People, warmly invites the Radiology community to the heart of Adelaide BioMed City, to join together to recognise the pivotal role of Clinical Radiology and Radiation Oncology in the healthcare of all Australians, providing an unparalleled opportunity to:

Clinical Radiology Speakers

Professor Sujal R Desai

Professor Sujal Desai is a consultant radiologist with an expertise in thoracic imaging, and a Professor of practice in Thoracic imaging at Imperial College, London.  Professor Desai trained in medicine at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1987. As senior house officer, Professor Desai spent time at Royal Brompton Hospital and, after completing the MRCP (UK), he entered formal radiology training at King’s College Hospital Medical School.  

Professor Desai was awarded the Frank Doyle Medal for achievement in the Part I FRCR examination and the Rohan Williams Medal for the Part II FRCR examination. Following core radiology training Professor Desai undertook research at Royal Brompton Hospital, under the supervision of Professor David Hansell (his predecessor in the post he now holds), being awarded an MD for his thesis on structural-functional correlations in fibrosing lung disease. 

Professor Desai was previously a consultant at King’s College Hospital in London where he worked for 18 years before returning to Royal Brompton Hospital.

Professor Elizabeth Dick

Professor Elizabeth Dick, MRCP, FRCR, MD, is a Consultant Radiologist and Professor of Practice (Radiology) at Imperial College NHS Trust with expertise in Body MRI, Emergency, Trauma and MSK Radiology, subjects upon which she regularly publishes and lectures nationally and internationally. She completed a Fellowship in Body MRI; earning her doctoral degree at Imperial College (2003), as well as an MSK Fellowship at Duke University, North Carolina. At Imperial College Healthcare Trust she was Head of Trauma Radiology and is Associate Director of Medical Education. She has published several books and set up and taught on numerous worldwide postgraduate courses to medical and paramedical specialists. She is Past President of the British Society of Emergency Radiology (2014-17) and of the European Society of Emergency Radiology (2019-21). She was Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney from 2019 to 2020.

Professor Mark Jenkinson

Mark Jenkinson is Professor of Neuroimaging at both the University of Adelaide and the University of Oxford. He has considerable research experience in medical image analysis, particularly human brain imaging using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as well as machine learning and statistics. In the University of Oxford he has run the structural image analysis group in the FMRIB Centre since 2003, and in 2019 he was appointed to a part-time position with South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), the Australian Machine Learning Institute (AIML and the University of Adelaide, alongside his part-time position at the University of Oxford. Prof. Jenkinson has a strong track record of developing world-leading image analysis methodology and is a co-founder and the principal developer of the FSL software package, which is the most widely used software package covering the analysis of structural, diffusion and functional MR images of the brain, being used in over 2000 laboratories worldwide. He has been an investigator in major UK and international projects, with total awards over $100 million, and including the largest and most cutting-edge multimodal neuroimaging datasets ever assembled – the UK Biobank and the NIH Human Connectome Project. He has over 200 publications with more than 35,000 citations in the last 5 years (and with over 55,000 lifetime citations). Professor Jenkinson is an invited member of international standardisation committees (INCF Human Atlas Working Group and the NIH Data Format Working Group), co-editor and author of a series of textbooks on neuroimaging analysis, and has been recognized for his work in neuroimaging research by numerous awards, including a David Phillips Fellowship and a member of the highly cited researchers list for five years.

Dr Gordon Cable AM


Gordon is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine and is co-founder and Medical Director of Human Aerospace Pty Ltd. He concurrently holds the position of Head of Aerospace Medicine Training at the RAAF Institute of Aviation Medicine accruing 25 years of experience with humans in the high-performance environment of military flying.  Gordon was Space Medicine and Life Sciences Lead in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer on secondment from RAAF at the Australian Space Agency 2020 – 2021.  Gordon has previously worked in aeromedical certification with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and as a civilian aviation medical examiner and has himself previously flown as a private pilot. He holds a clinical academic appointment at the University of Adelaide and has also established Space Medicine training programs for the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine and the University of Tasmania as part of the Healthcare of Remote and Extreme Environments Program. He holds multiple Fellowships of professional aerospace organisations in Australia and internationally including the Aerospace Medical Association, the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine and the Royal Aeronautical Society.  In 2015 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for contributions to aerospace medicine.

Dr Melissa McCradden

Melissa McCradden is the John and Melinda Thompson Director of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, where she is the Director of the Integration Team for SickKids’ AI initiative. She is an Associate Scientist with the Genetics and Genome Biology Research Program at SickKids. As an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto she teaches Empirical Bioethics in the School of Graduate Studies. Dr McCradden holds a PhD in Neuroscience from McMaster University and a Master’s degree in Bioethics from the University of Toronto. She is a member of several international consensus and working groups charged with the development of guidelines and standards pertaining to the evaluation of health AI. Dr McCradden’s research focuses on engagement of children and youth regarding ethical issues in health data research, embedding justice-based commitments into health AI, and ethical clinical decision-making using novel technologies in pediatrics.

“I believe in empowering patients to be active in their care.” 

Professor Elizabeth Morris

Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis – Sacramento, CA, USA
Former Chief, Breast Imaging Service; Larry Norton Endowed Chair, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Elizabeth Morris MD is Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California, USA. Dr Morris graduated summa cum laude from the University of California Davis (UCD) in Biochemistry and received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her residency at WCMC and a body/breast imaging fellowship at MSKCC where she quickly became the Chief and Larry Norton Endowed Chair of the Breast Imaging Service.

Dr Morris is a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR), Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and International Society of MR in Medicine (ISMRM) and is past president of the SBI (2015, 2016, 2017). She is the inaugural Equity Diversity & Inclusion officer of the ISMRM and co-chair of the Women of ISMRM (WISMRM). She is the 2019 former Chair of the MRI BI-RADS Committee, and was awarded the Exceptional Women in Medicine (EWIM) in 2019.

Her research focus is on how best to use newer techniques such as MRI for early breast cancer detection and to improve the workup of breast lesions. In collaboration with her colleagues, she has written over 230 papers, 40 chapters, and 5 books about breast disease with an emphasis on the use of MRI. She has lectures widely both nationally and internationally at over 300 conferences. She has grants from NCI, RSNA, Komen Foundation, and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. She has authored a book “Breast MRI: Diagnosis & Intervention”. Her recent research efforts have involved looking at imaging biomarkers to assess risk and treatment response.

Professor Norlisah Mohd Ramli

Consultant Neuroradiologist and Professor
President College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

Dr Norlisah is a Professor of Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and a Neuroradiology Consultant for University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She graduated with an MBBS University of Malaya and obtained her FRCR in London. She has received her radiology training at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham and has her neurointerventional training under Bicetre hospital in Paris. Her main research contribution has been in the field of neuroimaging. She is one of the Merdeka Awards recipients in 2008. Professor Dr Norlisah has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and oversees over 100 scientific papers. She has also organized and directed several workshops on neuroradiology imaging and serves as an expert team mission for IAEA. She also serves as a reviewer for various grants applications nationally and internationally. She is currently the President College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and President of the Malaysian Society of Radiologists.

Professor Perry J. Pickhardt

Dr Perry J. Pickhardt graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, his hometown school, in 1991 with a bachelor of science in physics (class rank 1/3,274). Beginning in 1991, Dr Pickhardt attended the University of Michigan Medical School on the HPSP Scholarship Program and graduated with his doctor of medicine in 1995 (Hewlett-Packard Award as a top graduate). From 1995-1999, he was a resident in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. During his training in St. Louis, Dr. Pickhardt co-edited a textbook on body CT and published a number of scientific papers.

For the next four years after residency training, Dr Pickhardt served in the U.S. Navy, spending one year as the Department Head of Radiology, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and three years as the head of GI-GU Imaging at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD (twice named Teacher of the Year). He also served as an assistant professor of radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. Among other projects at NNMC,Dr Pickhardt organized a large multi-center screening trial evaluating CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and served as the primary investigator.

Dr Pickhardt joined the Abdominal Imaging and Intervention Section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2003 as an associate professor (CHS) of radiology and was promoted to professor (CHS) in 2009. He continues to serve as the Chief of Gastrointestinal Imaging. CT colonography and colorectal cancer screening continue to be among Dr Pickhardt’s clinical and research interests, along with machine learning/artificial intelligence, oncologic imaging, and opportunistic CT screening. His work in abdominal imaging has resulted in over 400 scientific publications and book chapters, as well as multiple textbooks. Among other honors, he has received the best paper award at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology on four occasions and was named “Most Influential Radiology Researcher” by auntminnie.com in 2016. He has also served as a PI on multiple NIH R01 grants. In 2017, he also assumed the title of Medical Director of Oncologic Imaging for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Dr Asif Saifuddin

Dr Asif Saifuddin is the senior Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, UK where he has practised since 1994. His major interests are in all aspects of musculoskeletal MRI, with particular interest in musculoskeletal tumour imaging and bone biopsy, being the Radiology Lead for the London Sarcoma Service. He has lectured nationally and internationally, has over 300 peer reviewed publications and written many book chapters and books, the major work being Musculoskeletal MRI (2nd Ed published in 2016).

Dr Vienna Tran

Vienna is a medical doctor with a special interest in aerospace medicine. Her main research area is the use of artificial gravity to mitigate gluteal muscle deconditioning in astronauts, for which she had the pleasure of measuring over 8000 MRI slides. She previously worked with the Australian Space Agency to help advance national capability in Applied Space Medicine and Life Sciences. This year, she is the Australian Space Awards 2022 Graduate of the Year.

In her spare time, Vienna enjoys distance running, photography and mentoring young people.

Professor Tarek Yousry

Tarek Yousry is professor of neuroradiology at UCL Institute of Neurology, head of Lysholm department of neuroradiology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and head of the division of neuroradiology and neurophysics. He was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2003.

His interest focuses on improving treatment outcome through precise identification of anatomic and functional structures, establishing quantitative MR indices of various CNS diseases and defining their histological basis at 9.4T and applying them at 1.5T and 3T.