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16-Jan-2014

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Contact: Ellen Acconcia
eacconcia@sirweb.org
703-460-5582
Society of Interventional Radiology

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

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.

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:

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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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