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Welcome to SIR Today! During SIR 2021, each daily edition provided the community with previews and recaps of scientific sessions, award presentations and all the other events that made the annual meeting so memorable.
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SIR 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting session recaps

Prior coverage from SIR 2021

Monday, March 22   |   Tuesday, March 23   |   Wednesday, March 24   

Thursday, March 25   |   Friday, March 26

We Are IR: Bridges Not Barriers

Posted April 13, 2021

There are many barriers to true equity—but there are ways to build bridges, according to panelists during the “We are IR” plenary discussion on Wednesday, March 24. Following presentations on health disparities among Latin-American populations, the need for more D&I data and representation for LGBTQ+ IRs, moderator Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR, was joined by Hirschel D. McGinnis, MD, Gloria Salazar, MD, FSIR, Meridith J. Englander, MD, FSIR, Derek L. West, MD, MS, Vishal Kumar, MD, FSIR, and Boston Scientific’s Camille Chang Gilmore, MBA, to answer questions on how IR can become more diverse, accepting and accessible. Read more.

Complex Tibial Occlusions: Tools and Techniques

Posted April 13, 2021

On Monday, March 22, Timothy E. Yates, MD, and Brandon P. Olivieri, MD, moderated “Complex Tibial Occlusions: Tools and Techniques.” The session consisted of three presentations that gave an overview of the various approaches and options for treating tibial occlusions, while describing the difficulties in attempting to gain access, multidisciplinary preparation and more. Read more.

IO: What's New

Posted April 13, 2021

Experts presented the latest literature and techniques in interventional oncology during “IO: What’s New” on Tuesday, March 23, moderated by Alda L. Tam, MD, FSIR, and Sharon W. Kwan, MD, MS, FSIR. Techniques discussed and debated in the session included histotripsy, immunotherapy and more. Read more.

JVIR Editor's awards recognize outstanding research 

Posted April 13, 2021

On Friday, March 26, Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR, presented the Journal of Interventional Radiology (JVIR) Editor's Awards for 2020 and 2019 top clinical or laboratory research. SIR Today asked the award recipients to share more details about their research and the anticipated impact of their findings. Read more.


Posted April 13, 2021

On Friday, March 26, Martin G. Radvany, MD, FSIR, and Venu Vadlamudi, MD, RPVI, FSIR, moderated “Neuroimaging,” a session designed to provide attendees with the overview and options available for neurological imaging and endovascular intervention. Working to simplify this complex topic, presenters discussed brain anatomy and the impact of stroke, the ideal imaging modalities for diagnosis, pitfalls to avoid, how to identify a watershed infarction, and other topics, while discussing four representative case studies. Read more.

Portal Hypertension: TIPS/DIPS

Posted April 13, 2021
On Thursday, March 25, six experts shared their perspectives and tips in “Portal Hypertension: TIPS/DIPS,” moderated by Maria del Pilar Bayona Molano, MD, George Behrens, MD, and Gloria Hwang, MD, FSIR. The session explores TIPS dysfunction, IVUS for TIPS/DIPS, tips for when a procedure doesn't go to plan, portal vein dissection, TIPS reduction and chronic portal vein occlusions. Read more.

Vascular Malformations

Posted April 13, 2021

Interventional radiology can offer creative solutions to rare and complex vascular malformations, according to experts who presented on Wednesday, March 23, during “Vascular Malformations.” Moderated by Shellie C. Josephs, MD, FSIR, and Anne E. Gill, MD, the session included five presentations on vascular treatments. Read more.

Corporate Symposia

SIR 2021 featured 24 powerhouse corporate symposia, presented by companies synonymous with innovation in IR. All symposia are available on demand. Registrants are invited to visit the link below, log in with your SIR 2021 credentials, and watch at your leisure: Watch SIR 2021 Corporate Symposia.

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