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Friday, March 26: Pain management and neuro IR

SIR is committed to growing and strengthening IR as a specialty
for patients worldwide. As a society, we do this though creating
and maintaining affiliations and implementing educational,
networking, and other collaborative programs designed to increase
IR visibility, expand patient access and promoting excellence for IR
professionals globally.
—SIR 2021 International Liaison Constantinos T. Sofocleous, MD, PhD, FSIR

Daily science preview | 10–11 a.m.

Posted March 26, 2021

Learn all the details of the three concurrent scientific sessions scheduled for 10–11 a.m.
  • Musculoskeletal Interventions/Pediatric IR
  • Basic and Translational Research
  • Biliary, Education/Quality and Safety/Healthcare Policy


Further Together: Inspiration Through Collaboration | 12–1 p.m.

Posted March 26, 2021

Join Friday’s plenary session “Further together: Inspiration through collaboration” at noon for a discussion on how to support IR globally and drive the specialty forward. Read more.


Karim Valji, MD, FSIR, delivers 2020 Dotter Lecture

Posted March 26, 2021

During Thursday’s 2020 Dotter Lecture, Karim Valji, MD, FSIR, urged attendees to ask themselves one question every day: Why are we doing this procedure, and will it actually help our patient in the long term? Read more.


Recap: Venous Thromboembolism and Deep Venous Disease

Posted March 26, 2021
On Thursday, March 25, experts discussed the status of evolving venous disease therapies during “Venous Thromboembolism and Deep Venous Disease: The State of Evidence and Its Impact on Treatment Strategies.” The session included five lectures. Read more.


Session preview: MSK from Basic to Advanced | 5–6 p.m.

Posted March 26, 2021

“Although it sounds niche, the clinical practice of musculoskeletal interventions is pretty broad,” says Ogonna K. Nwawka, MD, one of the presenters during today’s “MSK from Basic to Advanced” session. Read more.


Recap: Battle of the veins

Posted March 26, 2021

Three IRs duked it out during Thursday’s “Battle of the Veins” session, moderated by Sabina Amin, MD, and Parag Patel, MD, MS, FSIR. Lawrence "Rusty" Hofmann, MD, FSIR, Kush R. Desai, MD, FSIR, and Elizabeth B. Spencer, MD, FSIR, presented on two different topics: Stenting a nonthrombotic May-Thurner and recanalization of chronic fem-pop occlusions. Read more.


Congratulations to the Class of 2021 SIR Fellows 

Posted March 26, 2021
SIR Fellowship represents members who have demonstrated excellence in interventional radiology by virtue of research and published works, teaching, and leadership within the field of interventional radiology, along with significant contributions and sustained involvement within the society. See the list of new Fellows.


Leadership remarks: Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR 

Posted March 26, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, SIR Past President Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR, introduced the 2020 Gold Medalists and 2020 Dotter Lecturer. Read the full transcript of her remarks.



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