On 2 March 2012 the Society of Uroradiology, met in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Society acknowledged the groundbreaking work undertaken during his career by awarding Professor Jelle Barentsz (ICIS past president) the SUR Lifetime Achievement Award 2012.
Also discussed and formalised was the merging of the Society of Uroradiology and the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists to form the Society of Abdominal Radiology. The two Societies first collaborated in 2000, as they produced the First Abdominal Radiology Course, which will continue under the Society of Abdominal Radiology. The success of the Course was one of many reasons why the two organizations felt they could be stronger and provide more benefits to members as one society.
Several ICIS Fellows are members of this new society, having previously been involved with one of the two founding societies. The Society of Abdominal Radiology was formed with the vision of being the organization the medical profession as a whole look to for expertise in abdominal radiology.