Clinical Radiology - Battle of the Branches

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Date: Thursday 25 October 2018

Time: 19:00 - late
Location: The Duxton, 8 Macpherson St, O'Connor
Price: Own Cost

Dress: Smart Casual


The heats of the inaugural sponsored Battle of the Branches Radiology Pub Quiz will be held in a famous Canberra watering hole (with drinks and nibbles) on the evening of Thursday 25th October 2018. There will be 14 ANZ teams: one registrar and one consultant team from each of the 7 branches. Each team will be comprised of three or four members. The composition of the teams will be by application and will be endorsed by the respective Branch chairs.

The format of the quiz is a displayed matrix of numbers from which team members can choose. A buzzer system is in operation. The first team to answer a lead-in question chooses a number on the matrix. Behind each number is a radiology image/images and the team is required to answer questions about the image. The compere of the evening is the legendary, fearsome, acerbic, radiology savant A/Prof. Ross O’Neil who can be trusted to maintain a firm grip on the febrile proceedings.

There will be invitations to the US and UK faculties to each enter a team (potentially making this the Radiology “World Cup”). According to the organisers points will be deducted for diving and whingeing and non-participation may be met by derision.

The four top teams will proceed to the semi-finals and final being held in the Convention centre on Sunday morning, 28th October. There is a magnificent perpetual Battle of the Branches Trophy commissioned by Siemens for the winners, as well as medals and other fabulous prizes generously donated by Q Scan. The trophy will be engraved to stand as a lasting testament to Radiology excellence.

Interested radiologists are encouraged to contact their local BEO as soon as possible to book a place on a Branch team. Only one team of registrars and one team of consultants per Branch is allowed.