38th CIRSE annual congress begins this weekend


The European Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (CIRSE) will host its 38th annual meeting in Barcelona from September 10 until September 14. Around 5,000 healthcare professionals from around the world are expected to attend more than 400 lectures in person, while a custom-built online platform will allow full digital access to all lectures and symposia for those unable to make it to Barcelona.

Living up to its motto “Science for people”, CIRSE 2022 will have two main foci: increasing the evidence base for interventional radiology, and continuing to make interventional radiology (IR) a clinical, patient-centred discipline. Two FIRST@CIRSE session will contribute to IR’s evidence base with the largest number of data releases of IR studies to date—one session focusing on studies in peripheral arterial disease treatment and a second session presenting data releases on other treatments.

Other session highlights will include those comprising PAD Day, the Interdisciplinary Endovascular Aortic Symposium (IDEAS), as well as various sessions focusing on paediatric interventions.

The CIRSE 2022 Local Host Committee headed by Mariano Magallanes Bas (Hospital Ribera Povisa, Vigo, Spain) has organised a patient information exhibition with the title “The medicine of today”, which will take place throughout the congress in the nearby shopping mall Diagonal Mar with the aim of increasing popular awareness of the specialty. Using laymen’s terms and appealing images, the exhibition will give the general public an introduction to the wide array of conditions that can be treated by interventional radiologists, from uterine fibroids to benign prostate hyperplasia, highlighting both the state-of-the-art nature of IR treatments as well as the specialty’s human, clinical side.


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