WHAT: Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting: Nearly 5,300 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals improving patient care through image-guided therapy
WHEN: Meeting dates: Saturday, April 13–Thursday, April 18
Scientific press conferences: 9:30 a.m. (Central) on Sunday, April 14, and Monday, April 15 in Room 283, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans
WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans: press conference room: 283; news room: 284
TOPICS: Some of the exciting topics that will be featured at this year's news conferences are listed below.
REGISTER FOR MEETING: Reporters, please visit http://www.SIRmeeting.org to register online (free), view scientific abstracts and download a meeting schedule. For more information, contact Ellen Acconcia, eacconcia@SIRweb.org, (703) 460-5582, or Maryann Verrillo, mverrillo@SIRweb.org, (703) 460-5572.
About the Society of Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine. Today, interventional oncology is a growing specialty area of interventional radiology. Interventional radiologists can deliver treatments for cancer directly to the tumor without significant side effects or damage to nearby normal tissue.
Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. This year, SIR celebrates 40 years of innovation and advances in interventional radiology. Visit http://www.SIRweb.org.
The Society of Interventional Radiology is holding its 38th Annual Scientific Meeting April 13-18, 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The theme of the meeting is 'IR Reaching Out,' adopted to illustrate the many ways the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting provides valuable education to attendees with a broad range of diverse clinical interests and practice settings.
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