Public Release:  Media alert: Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting

Encouraging 'convergence,' SIR presents specialty's most comprehensive meeting, shares research, limitless potential that may lead to improved patient care

Society of Interventional Radiology

WHAT: Nearly 5,300 doctors/scientists/allied health professionals will attend SIR 2014, the world's most comprehensive meeting dedicated to research that directly benefits patients with image-guided, minimally invasive medicine.

  • Explore new technologies and treatments, including prostatic artery embolization, renal denervation, robotics and ablative cancer therapies.
  • Find expert interview opportunities, news conference showcasing current research Monday, March 24.
  • Review 500 scientific presentations, 250 hours of educational programming and approximately 150 technical exhibits and product demonstrations.

WHEN: Saturday, March 22-Thursday, March 27, 2014

WHERE: San Diego Convention Center: News conference room: 15A; news room: 15B

HIGHLIGHTS: Also at SIR 2014:

  • Follow robust discussions regarding timely issues such as the economics of health care: reimbursements, the Affordable Care Act and other financial challenges in daily practice and learn how interventional radiologists at home and abroad are working to improve quality measures.
  • Attend scientific presentations covering dozens of categories including, arterial interventions (aneurysm/dissection, angioplasty/stent placement, embolization); interventional oncology (ablation, chemoembolization, radioembolization); venous interventions (angioplasty/stent placement, thrombolysis/thrombectomy); dialysis interventions; education and training and health care policy.
  • Listen as interventional radiology luminaries provide insight and authoritative discourse on a wide range of topics, including the impact that the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Medicare and other regulatory bodies have on the character of interventional radiology training.

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About the Society of Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiologists are pioneering 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. Using X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as in an artery, they treat disease at the source 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. Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists, offering less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Visit http://www.SIRweb.org. Follow SIR on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SocietyOfInterventionalRadiology) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/SIRspecialists) and use #SIR2014 to keep up with news from the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting.

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