Korean J Radiol.  2016 Apr;17(2):175-181. 10.3348/kjr.2016.17.2.175.

Asian Radiology Forum 2015 for Building an Asian Friendship: A Step toward the Vigorous Intersociety Collaboration in Asia

  • 1Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 05505, Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong 18450, Korea.
  • 3Department of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41944, Korea. jonglee@knu.ac.kr


According to the reports presented at the Asian Radiology Forum 2015, organized by the Korean Society of Radiology (KSR) during the Korean Congress of Radiology (KCR) in September 2015 in Seoul, there is an increasing need to promote international exchange and collaboration amongst radiology societies in Asian countries. The Asian Radiology Forum was first held by KSR and the national delegates of Asian radiological partner societies, who attended this meeting with the aim of discussing selected subjects of global relevance in radiology. In 2015, current stands, pros and cons, and future plans for inter-society collaboration between each Asian radiological partner societies were primarily discussed. The Asian radiology societies have international collaborations with each other through various activities, such as joint symposia, exchange programs, social exchange, and international membership. The advantages of continuing inter-society collaboration in most of the Asian radiology societies include international speakers, diverse clinical research, and cutting edge technology; while limited range of financial and human resources, language barrier, differences in goals and expectations are claimed as disadvantages. With regard to the future, most of the Asian radiology societies focus on expanding partner societies and enhancing globalization and collaboration programs through various international meetings and exchange programs.


Radiology; International cooperation; Asia; Oceania; Internationality

MeSH Terms

International Cooperation
Radiology/*organization & administration
*Societies, Medical


  • Fig. 1 Photograph of representatives of participating societies at Asian Radiology Forum 2015 held during Korean Congress of Radiology 2015 in Seoul.

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