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SIR 2016 Registration open: Innovation, research, technology merge to improve patient care

Society of Interventional Radiology

Fairfax, Virginia--Online registration is open for the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. Interventional radiology physicians, fellows, trainees and related health care professionals will come together during SIR 2016 and discover innovations in image-guided science and technologies that improve patient care and solve some of today's toughest medical problems. The meeting takes place April 2-7, 2016, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Through an array of highly interactive session formats, SIR 2016 encourages attendees to learn in the way that best suits their needs. Choices include 16 clinical pathways, self-assessment modules (SAMs), case-based settings, hands-on workshops, and didactic lectures and Q & A. The meeting also features 37 meet-the-expert events that allow unscripted time with interventional radiology leaders.

Peer-reviewed scientific abstracts featured prominently throughout the program will inform attendees about the science that is shaping the specialty. Notable and new in 2016, SIR: The Stroke Course, is a comprehensive exploration of state-of-the-art endovascular stroke therapies, what is on the horizon in stroke care and what this new care model means for interventional neuroradiology.

With 200 coordinators from 13 different countries, the meeting offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from around the world.


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. Visit

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