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SIR Today: June 12 

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Welcome to SIR Today, your guide to the events, programming and faculty that make the SIR annual meeting a memorable meeting for the interventional radiology community each year. Watch for more preview content to be published in the coming weeks, as well as daily previews and recaps of scientific sessions, award presentations, and during the week of the meeting in June. For the latest details on presenters, times and locations, refer to the SIR 2022 website and the annual meeting mobile app.

Other SIR 2022 coverage

Previews: Tuesday, May 10 | Tuesday, May 31

Monday, June 13 | Tuesday, June 14

Note: New this year: Live-streamed plenaries

Tune in Sunday, June 12, through Wednesday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m. for the live streaming of our daily plenaries, which bring together the SIR community to honor luminaries, highlight research and hear from experts on topics impacting the specialty.

Kick off SIR 2022 with today's Opening Plenary

Posted June 12, 2022

Kick off your SIR 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting with today’s Opening Plenary, featuring the SIR Gold Medalist recipients and the 35th Annual Charles T. Dotter Lecture. After 2 years of virtual meetings, the Opening Plenary is a perfect opportunity to join together in person to celebrate the beacons of IR. Read | Live stream the session


Extreme IR returns with a bang

Posted June 12, 2022

Extreme IR, a favorite session among attendees, provides a platform for members to present real-life cases that particularly challenged them and pushed the boundaries of what is considered possible in IR. Accompanied by trademark banter, jokes and occasional memes, the presentations also offer anecdotal learning opportunities on complications, case selection and “bail-out methods.” Read

Featured abstract preview: Placenta accreta spectrum

Posted June 12, 2022

Intra-operative pelvic embolization may be more effective than internal iliac artery balloon occlusion (IIABO) at reducing blood loss for patients undergoing cesarean hysterectomy for placenta accreta spectrum, according to researchers. Read

Featured abstract preview: Radioembolization as first-line treatment for HCC leads to fewer treatments

Posted June 12, 2022

Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a large retrospective multicenter Veterans Affairs (VA) cohort who were initially treated with yttrium-90 (Y-90) radioembolization (TARE) underwent fewer subsequent therapies, when compared with chemoembolization (TACE) treatment. Read

Transurethral ultrasound ablation is a promising treatment for prostate cancer, with better outcomes and fewer side effects than traditional treatment, researchers will report on Monday. Read

Dismantling bias with community support

Posted June 12, 2022

Navigating the health care landscape is difficult for physicians who face daily bias. Be it sexism, racism, ageism, ableism or xenophobia, these biases make existing in the workplace uncomfortable and cause anxiety in the moment. In “Don’t Face ‘Isms’ Alone—Case Studies and Real-Life Strategies,” a panel of IRs will share techniques they’ve discovered for handling these situations. Read

Featured abstract: Registry demonstrates safe and effective removal of acute, subacute and chronic thrombus

Posted June 12, 2022

Recent outcomes from the ongoing, real-world CLOUT registry demonstrate that the ClotTriever System safely and effectively removes acute, subacute and chronic thrombus, according to data that will be detailed in tomorrow's “Safety and effectiveness of the ClotTriever system for treating deep vein thrombosis of all chronicities: CLOUT registry six-month outcomes.” Read

Using a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor with cryoablation to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) improved CD8 T-cell immune response in a mice model, as researchers will report tomorrow. Read

Boston's best eats and must-sees

Posted June 12, 2022

Boston-area SIR member Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD, MPH, shares some of his favorite dinner and brunch spots in Boston. Read

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