ENDORSED: RISQCS: Radiology Interventions Safety, Quality, and Complications Symposium

Starts:  Sep 10, 2021 09:00 (ET)
Ends:  Sep 11, 2021 17:00 (ET)

The symposium’s ongoing mission is to provide a constructive community space that supports honest, in depth and informative insights on the ever-evolving, multi-dimensional landscape of complications, adverse events, medical error, risk management and litigation in IR through engaging collegial sessions that provide practical learning for the practicing IR and IR-to-be.


Our goal with this complication-centered Quality and Safety conference is to fill a current educational void in the field of IR and support progressive practice-building discussions and peer-learning on adverse events, ethical dilemmas and other controversial issues in IR, specifically designed for practicing Interventional Radiologists, IRs-in-training, and medical students, with special attention to early career IRs.


To accomplish this objective, this year's exciting agenda will include the 5-following core educational components:


  • Ethics, Challenges, and Risk Management in IR: (Friday, September 10th, 2021)
  • Early Career as an IR: Mistakes made. Lessons Learned: (Saturday, September 11th, 2021)
  • Standards of Practice Debate: (Saturday, September 11th, 2021)
  • Complications Mastermind: (Saturday, September 11th, 2021)
  • RISQCS Master’s Keynotes: (September 11th and 12th, 2021)
    • “How I've managed Bad Complications: A Career in Review”: Anne C. Roberts MD, FSIR, University of California San Diego Health
    • “Complications, Safety and Innovation: Reflections on my Career as an IR”: David Kumpe, MD FSIR (formerly at University of Colorado School of Medicine)


Educational Objectives:

At the end of the program, attendees will be able to:


  • Recognize the fundamentals of risk management and litigation relevant to the practicing interventional radiologist.
  • Demonstrate objective review of de-identified case-based complications, adverse events, and controversial clinical conundrums
  • Identify critical learning opportunities and key decision-making points defining didactic vascular and non-vascular clinical challenges and complications.
Discuss how to navigate the incredibly complex medicolegal process and the associated emotions arising from adverse events