On 21 September 2018, Dr Jane Phillips-Hughes, Consultant Radiologist from Churchill Hospital, Oxford was inaugurated as the new President of the BIR, at the Malmaison Hotel in London.
At a reception attended by around 90 members, corporate members and supporters as well as representatives from other professional bodies, Andy Rogers handed over the chain of office to Dr Phillips-Hughes.
In a moving and humorous speech, Andy Rogers spoke of the achievements of the past two years which included the launch of a new journal, the progression of a successful events programme including the renowned Annual Congress and an increase in members. He was particularly proud to be part of a campaign to develop international relationships with the new “BIR World Partner Network”. He thanked the staff and volunteers who work tirelessly on committees, special interest groups, branches and Council, . Andy Rogers was presented with a photobook of his term of office and a gift from trustees and staff.
Dr Phillips-Hughes thanked Andy for his dedication and support during his period as President. She remarked that becoming President of such a renowned society is “like a dream come true” as she has been a BIR member since her early days as a young trainee radiologist when she first attended an event at the Portland Place Headquarters. Since then, Dr Phillips-Hughes has had senior roles on the BJR Editorial Board and Council. She stressed the importance and value of working in teams and that the appeal of the BIR is its multidisciplinary ethos and involvement of all professions and industry. She thanked previous Presidents including, Andrew Jones and Stephen Davies, and the former chief executive, Jacqueline Fowler, who had built the foundations to help the BIR become the thriving and dynamic organisation it is today. “I look forward to building on this strong foundation and taking the BIR to its next stage of growth and development over the next two years”.
Simon Thompson, BIR CEO, thanked Andy for his strong leadership and support over the last two years. “We are very much looking forward to welcoming Dr Jane Phillips-Hughes to her new role and to working with her as the BIR continues to grow and develop new ways to serve our community.”
About Dr Jane Phillips-Hughes
Dr Jane Phillips-Hughes has been a consultant radiologist in Oxford since 1995. She graduated from the University Of Wales College of Medicine in 1986 and undertook her radiology training in Cardiff between 1989 and 1995. Specialising in interventional radiology, her main areas of interest are in gastro-intestinal and hepato-biliary radiology, ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound. She also has an interest in education and training, as Training Programme Director and then Head of School for the Oxford regional training programme. She joined the Editorial Board of the BJR as an Associate Editor in 2004 and was Honorary Editor (Medical) of the BJR from Sept 2010 to Sept 2013. She then took on the role of Vice President for Publications from Sept 2013-2016.
Source: British Institute of Radiology
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