About RiiSE

The RiiSE project, developed in 2017, is an award-winning and innovative initiative aimed at raising the profile of radiology and IR careers to medical students and junior doctors. Over the past 3 years RiiSE has established itself as the leading UK event of its kind. We give delegates the opportunity to explore future careers in the realm of medical imaging and showcase their work at a national event.

At the heart of RiiSE is an aspiration to breakdown barriers between students/recent graduates and senior academics and clinicians in the medical imaging world. Our events give attendees the opportunity to meet with and talk directly to radiology trainees, consultant radiologists, academics and representatives from the radiology training and education bodies.

There are a staggering number of vacant radiologist posts across the UK; the potential which interventional radiology (IR) has to revolutionise areas of healthcare delivery in the future looks set to only compound this issue. Despite the obvious expanded workforce which is required, there is a lack of focus on the next generation of diagnostic and interventional radiologists. RiiSE18 and RiiSE19 made Edinburgh a trailblazer in this regard and RiiSE events are an excellent opportunity for medical students and junior doctors from across the UK and Ireland to explore these careers and learn about the future of medical imaging and image-guided intervention. 

We are always open to feedback and make great efforts year-on-year to develop and improve our events. RiiSE20 is gearing up to be our biggest and best event yet – don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend, register here.

Notable RiiSE Achievements:

  • University of Edinburgh Student Experience Grant winner 2018
  • NHS Education Scotland Commended Award for Innovation in Training 2019
  • CIRSE 2019 Presentation on the RiiSE Project at Students on Stage Session

RiiSE Team:

  • RiiSE Founder and Event Coordinator: Niall Burke
  • RiiSE19 Conference Team: Dilini Fernando, Fortis Gaba, Kirsten Kind.
  • RiiSE20 Conference Team: Matthew Bracchi, Derek Smith, Kirsten Kind.

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