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SIR 2015: Interventional radiology shapes tomorrow's medicine

Join the Society of Interventional Radiology at its annual scientific meeting Feb. 28 to March 5, 2015, in Atlanta; research embodies collaboration, innovation, advances in minimally invasive, image-guided patient care

Society of Interventional Radiology

Online registration is open for the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 40th Annual Scientific Meeting. SIR 2015 is the one place where interventional radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, fellows, trainees and related health care professionals can come together to find the most current image-guided science and technologies being presented, discussed and tested.

"Connecting a global community in minimally invasive, image-guided medicine, SIR 2015 will feature essential updates on patient-care strategies to help optimize the clinical decisions that interventional radiologists make," said Jafar Golzarian, M.D., FSIR, program chair. "The cutting-edge scientific research, sessions and community of innovative problem solvers in attendance will inspire and energize attendees, so health care providers can make the best decisions for patients," added Golzarian, who is division head of interventional radiology and vascular imaging at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

SIR 2015, the world's most comprehensive interventional radiology meeting, will feature more than 400 presentations of peer-reviewed new research by interventional radiologists and allied scientists and 250 hours in educational programming. The meeting's 5,000 attendees from across the globe will experience a program that includes new workshop formats, classroom and hands-on events and thought-provoking general sessions from which they will be able to design a fully customized experience.

Opportunities to learn about techniques and technologies used by colleagues around the world and the chance to see and try the latest equipment will ensure that attendees will hear first about groundbreaking research and technology that show bold strides in patient care, said Golzarian.

SIR 2015 will take place Feb. 28-March 5, 2015, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The early-bird registration deadline is Jan. 9, 2015. Visit http://bit.ly/1vy0DQn for more information and to register. For more information about the Society of Interventional Radiology, visit http://www.sirweb.org.

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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. 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. Visit http://www.sirweb.org. The Society of Interventional Radiology is holding its 40th Annual Scientific Meeting Feb. 28-March 5, 2015, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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