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Wednesday, March 24: Women's and men's health

I’m very excited for “Updates on PAE,” co-moderated by Drs. Ari Isaacson and Clare Bent. I’m certain the SIR 2021 audience will love Clare's energy and style, matched with Ari. It’s also exciting to have a WIR moderate a PAE session!
Most sessions pair a senior moderator with junior faculty. Dan Sze taught me this approach many years ago and it is a great way of providing mentorship and sponsorship for the next generation.
—SIR 2021 Scientific Co-chair Maureen P. Kohi, MD, FSIR

Daily science preview | 10 a.m.

Posted March 24, 2021

Learn all the details of the three concurrent scientific sessions scheduled for 10–11 a.m.
  • Men's and Women's Health
  • Embolization
  • Venous Thromboembolism


A champion for patient care | 11 a.m.

Posted March 24, 2021

Last year, Meridith J. Englander, MD, FSIR, was given the first Women in IR Champion Award. This year, the SIR Women in IR (WIR) Section will officially honor Dr. Englander at SIR 2021. SIR Today spoke with Dr. Englander about the award, women in IR and her work in advocacy. Read more.


Abstract of the Year: RFA provides increased quality of life in cancer patients | 11 a.m.

Posted March 24, 2021

On Wednesday, Jason R. Levy, MD, will present “Radiofrequency ablation for the palliative treatment of osseous metastases: Final results from a multicenter study (OPuS One),” one of SIR 2021’s Abstracts of the Year. OPuS One is a 3-year study on the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as a palliative treatment to provide pain relief in cancer patients with metastatic bone lesions. Read more.


Session preview: Building bridges with “We are IR” | noon

Posted March 24, 2021
Join today’s plenary, “We are IR: Bridges, not barriers,” noon–1 p.m., for a varied discussion of diversity and inclusion in the field of IR. Read more.


Meet the moderators: Update on PAE | 1 p.m.

Posted March 24, 2021

Clare Bent, MD, and Ari Isaacson, MD, are co-coordinators of the SIR 2021 session, "Update on PAE," which will take place on Wednesday, March 24, 1−2 p.m. Prior to the SIR 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting, Drs. Bent and Isaacson sat down with SIR Today to share their background. Read more.


Session preview: Controversies in UFE | 3 p.m.

Posted March 24, 2021

Join “Controversies in UFE” this afternoon from 3–4 p.m. for six lectures discussing opposing techniques and approaches in UFE/UAE. Read more.


Leadership remarks: Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR

Posted March 24, 2021

On Tuesday, March 23, before introducing the 2020 and 2021 SIR Foundation award winners, SIR Foundation Chair Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, spoke to SIR 2021 attendees on the efforts of the past year and the importance of supporting SIR Foundation. Read the full transcript of her remarks.


Recap: Controversies and challenges in IO

Posted March 24, 2021

To radioembolize or not to radioembolize—that was one of the many questions asked during Tuesday’s “Controversies and Challenges in IO” session. Co-moderators Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD, FSIR, and Julius Chapiro, MD, PhD, were joined by five experts in the field who presented alternative approaches and treatments. Read more.


Recap: The growth of pediatric IR

Posted March 24, 2021

Pediatric IR is a small but growing section of the specialty, according to faculty who presented during “Pediatric IR” on Tuesday, March 23. The session, coordinated by Eric J. Monroe, MD, and Aparna Annam, DO, featured six presentations on the techniques and options used in treating pediatric patients. Read more.

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