On 2 October, the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) released topline details of the programme for its 2012 Annual Conference (14–16 November, Bournemouth, UK).
The 2012 conference, which will be held at the Bournemouth International Centre will be supported by a specialist media team who will be working closely with the organisation to help raise its profile, as well as increasing interest in Interventional Radiology (IR).
“The 2012 conference, with a wealth of clinical research and expert medical opinion, provides an ideal venue from which to release a series of news stories to the media. By taking a much more proactive approach this year, we are aiming for journalists to develop a better understanding of the key issues and clinical development within our discipline,” said Iain Robertson, president, BSIR.
Across the 3 day event, core themes and issues on the programme will include:
- Interventional oncology / tumour intervention
- Patient Safety: (including the launch of a new visual teaching model)
- Advances on aortic stent technology
- Drug Elution
- Renal Denervation
“We believe it is vital for us to engage and communicate with our clinical peers, alongside the general public, many of whom are potential patients. As a profession, we are all aware that there is still some way to go in terms of gaining wide spread support for IR as a procedure. As a result, we also have to overcome the general lack of understanding of the role and benefit of IR,” said Robertson.