The Society of Interventional Radiology will discuss the latest advances in minimally invasive procedures and how they can help in treating a wide range of diseases. This discussion will take place at the Society’s 37th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will take place next March at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
Nearly 5,000 physicians and other medical professionals are expected to attend this meeting. This year’s event will be carried out under the theme "IR Evidence," Mahmood K. Razavi, M.D., Annual Scientific Meeting chair, said "This year's Annual Scientific Meeting theme is 'IR Evidence,' and it is the Society of Interventional Radiology's goal to critically examine the current evidence in the specialty and identify those areas where more data is necessary,"
Dr. Razavi, also an interventional radiologist at St. Joseph Vascular Institute in Orange, California, continued "Because innovation still requires creativity, don't miss 'Extreme IR, where the panel explores solutions to unusual and seemingly undoable cases. The 'Care-changing Clinical Trials' plenary will examine important recent discoveries that may change the way interventional radiology benefits patients,"
Gary P. Siskin, M.D., FSIR, Annual Scientific Meeting scientific program chair, said "The scientific sessions at this year's Annual Scientific Meeting will include studies that highlight current research relating to the care of patients with cancer, peripheral arterial disease, stroke and venous disease and the potential role of treating chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI, in patients with multiple sclerosis,"
Dr. Siskin, chair of the radiology department at Albany Medical Center, N.Y., added "The meeting's fast-paced evidence-based debate session will feature team members from across the country, including Cornell, Miami and Northwestern and from as far away as Auckland, New Zealand, who will battle through several rounds of questions designed to test the participants on their knowledge in many different areas including the history of interventional radiology, imaging, devices, techniques and patient management,"